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What Is Ozone Therapy?

Published on September 30, 2015

Ozone therapy is a medical treatment that can be obtained from a licensed aesthetician, doctor, or dermatologist at a medical spa. The treatment uses ozone gas to increase the amount of oxygen in the body, stimulate the production of white blood cells, and to kill certain bacteria and viruses. If you’re interested in ozone therapy for medical or skin care in Orem, keep reading to learn more.

Ozone is a powerful oxidizing agent that occurs naturally. Small doses of ozone gas are very effective at increasing the body’s production of natural antioxidants. When administered by a medical professional in controlled doses for medical purposes, ozone gas is very safe and has few known side effects.

Ozone therapy is primarily used to kill harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It can also oxidize arterial plaque, raise white blood cell counts, and make red blood cells more flexible and elastic. This may make you less likely to develop heart disease, or suffer from a stroke or blood clots. Because ozone therapy simulates the production of tumor necrosis factor and inhibits the growth of new cells and tissues, it can be used as an alternative medicine treatment for some forms of cancer.