Ozone Ear Insufflation: Uses, Benefits, Side Effects, and How it’s Done
Ozone ear insufflation is said to be useful for ear infections, sinus infections, mold toxicity, Lyme disease, and more
What is Ozone Therapy?
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Ozone… a molecule composed of three oxygen atoms, (O3) Whereas oxygen is composed of two. (O2) when Ozone and Oxygen are pumped through your body it refuels you, so you can conquer your day with the energy and vitality you once had years ago!
This is when you choose to have the ozone enter through your ear canal. People have stated it is great for ear infections, sinus infections, mold toxicity, lyme, and more. The best part is, you can do Ozone ear insufflation right from your home in front of the warm fireplace sipping a hot cup of coffee! Plus, all the equipment can be purchased online and shipped to your door!
As always, it is recommended that you seek advice from a medical practitioner prior to using ozone.
Uses of Ozone Ear Insufflation
- Ear Infections
- Sinus Infections
- Throat Infections
- Mold toxicity
- Sore throat
- Swollen glands
- Anecdotal, backed by common report and not research
- Brain related issues
- Pain in the neck or head
Benefits of Ozone Therapy
- Inactivates and kills bacteria, protozoa, yeast fungi, and virus
- May improve circulation
- May decrease inflammation
- May improve oxygen efficiency and usage
- May increase energy
- May stimulate growth factors in the ear
- May decrease brain fog and stimulate positive effects in the brain
Effects of Ozone on the Ear Canal
In your ear there are many pathogens, but through ear insufflation, ozone has the ability to sterilize, along with stimulating growth factors on the skin, necessary for healing and repairing!
Effects on the Sinuses
Ozone can also be used for sinus infections, blockages, and issues. It is believed that the effects of ozone are able to travel throughout the sinus cavity through the tubes connecting the ear and sinus.
Effects on the Brain
Beyond anecdotes and individual reports, there is little research evidence suggesting that ozone has an effect on the brain.
A new paper produced by Dr. Jay Buckey, a physician and astronaut, in the journal of Cellular Neurophysiology suggests that ozone may have effects past the eardrum. So… Ozone could have the potential to reach deeper inside your head to clean it out and keep you feeling alive every day!
If this is the case, it is likely that ozone itself does not travel to the inner ear, but creates a chain reaction. This small stimulation from ozone therapy causes the body to react in a positive manner, thus bringing benefits.
Many people compare ozone therapy with exercise. Exercise stimulates stress within your body. Your body then recognizes that stress and heals itself to be stronger and healthier than before. In the same way, ozone therapy, when done correctly, often stimulates a very small stress, which causes a large response in the body to healing, reparation, and homeostasis.
Done correctly and with the proper equipment, ozone ear insufflation has minimal risk. There are some reports of irritation to the ear canal because of a strong dose or sensitivity to ozone. If irritation occurs, people generally discontinue ozone ear insufflation or reduce the length of the therapy to decrease the dose. The irritation is not permanent and should resolve itself quickly.
Ozone cannot be breathed into the lungs because it will irritate the lung tissue. Prolonged exposure at high concentrations may be cause for health concerns. Doctors and scientists who use ozone claim that it is one of the safest therapeutic modalities known to man. A complete review on the safety of ozone therapy can be read here.
Contraindications/Reasons to Avoid Ozone Ear Insufflation
- Punctured Eardrum
- Ozone sensitivity or allergy
Clinically, practitioners generally only avoid ear insufflation ozone therapy for the above reasons.
Negative Side Effects
If there are side effects practitioners often explain them as one of three things.
- Herxheimer reaction, where ozone quickly kills off bacteria and byproducts are produced, causing irritation and inflammation.
- Ozone begins to remove blockages in the ears
- An ozone allergy or sensitivity
- Too much ozone is used
Ozone is very dry and may cause further dryness in the ears. This is why ear insufflation often uses a humidifier for the ozone gas.
Other Side Effects
- Liquid Discharge from Rash or Blockage
Use with Antibiotics
Ozone doesn’t seem to have negative interactions with antibiotics. Consult your practitioner before using ozone.
Ozone Therapy Equipment
All parts of the medical grade ozone generator and equipment used must be ozone resistant to avoid contaminants in the gas (316SS, Titanium, Silicone, and Quartz Glass are acceptable materials).
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Ozone Equipment Needed
- Medical grade ozone generator
- Oxygen Tank
- Oxygen Tank Regulator
- Ozone Bubbler System
- Ozone Stethoscope
- Fan and/or 3M Mask for avoiding breathing the ozone
If you already have a medical ozone generator, it will cost $200 to get set up. If you don’t have a medical grade ozone generator, it will cost about $950 for everything.
If done at a doctors office, it often costs between $30 – $100 per treatment
Ozone Therapy Procedure
Here is a video that will get you started with ozone ear insufflation:
Ozone Ear Insufflation Instructions
Duration: 3 – 10 minutes, start low and work your way up. Reduce duration or discontinue if negative side effects are noticed.
Concentration of Ozone: 10 – 30 ug/ml (gamma)
Flow Rate of Gas: 1/16 – ¼ Liters Per Minute (LPM)
Frequency: As needed up to daily. Most people do it 2 – 3x a week. Discontinue if irritation or pain occurs. Sensations of warmth are normal.
Now, you’re ready to try a treatment that promises a new energetic life right from the comforts of your Home!
This article is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice. Seriously.
Ask advice from your medical practitioner before trying anything like this or relating to ozone therapy. You should listen to the counsel of your medical practitioner.
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