PLEASE READ FIRST – How to protect yourself from breathing ozone
What are ear insufflations (EI)?
What equipment you need
How to put the equipment together and how to use it
Humidify ozone – yes or no?
What is a modified stethoscope?
Teflon – is it a concern with ozone?
DIY Super Low Budget Tips
Risks and how to avoid them
During ear insufflations ozone/oxygen gas mix is slowly introduced into the ears via a modified stethoscope. The ear canal produces a waxy / oily substance which allows the lipophilic ozone to penetrate and saturate the whole brain and sinus area. Many people report immediate improvement in mood or relief from symptoms like brain fog after doing ear insufflations.
In order to be able to perform ear insufflations you need:
oxygen + ozone generator + empty humidifier bottle + modified stethoscope
Oxygen source: Either an oxygen tank or an oxygen concentrator can be used. Both the oxygen concentrator and oxygen tank have to allow for low oxygen flows. A maximum flow of 1/8 LPM is recommended. (1/32 is less than 1/16 which in turn is less than 1/8 LPM).
Oxygen concentrator: there are several possibilities. One can either us a low flow oxygen concentrator which allows for oxygen flows of maximum 1/8 LPM or one can use a regular oxygen concentrator (which usually allows for oxygen flows of 0.5 to 5 LPM) and attach an external low flow regulator.
Ozone generator: It should be a generator which uses ozone resistant materials in the air chamber, can be fed oxygen from an oxygen concentrator or an oxygen tank, can reliably produce stable ozone concentrations at given oxygen flows, and does not exceed ozone concentrations of 80 ug/ml. For ear insufflations it should be able to generate ozone concentrations between 20 and 40 ug/ml (gamma) at oxygen flows of 1/32 to 1/8 LPM.
Accessories: 1) Empty humidifier to muzzle the noise: ideal are glass containers. 2) Modified stethoscope: common are metal devices, a better solution is a Teflon stethoscope.
Connect the oxygen source (either tank or concentrator) with the ozone generator inlet via tubing. Attach one end of silicone tubing to the ozone generator’s “ozone out” outlet, the other end to the humidifier inlet (be careful to get that right! Be sure to connect the ozone output hose with the inlet of the humidifier, not the outlet, as explained here). Attach one end of another piece of silicone tubing to the outlet of the humidifier and the other end to the modified stethoscope.
Turn the oxygen source on and set it at a low flow of maximum 1/8 LPM. Turn on the ozone generator and set it on the desired ozone concentration. Depending on the volume of the humidifier bottle you will need to wait for the bottle to get filled up with the O2/O3 gas mix and until gas will start coming out of its outlet and through the stethoscope. You can either calculate the time or keep checking whether any ozone smell is coming out of the stethoscope by gently fanning some air from the stethoscope towards your nose (do NOT smell the ozone directly from where you expect the ozone to come out of. You could accidentally breathe in larger amounts of ozone which can be extremely uncomfortable.)
Example: if the humidifier bottle has a volume of 250 ml and your oxygen flow is set at 1/8 LPM, that means that you will need to wait around 2 minutes before ozone starts coming out through the stethoscope. Why? 1/8 LPM = 125 ml per minute of gas flow. So 250 ml / (125 ml/min) = 2 minutes.
Once you know that ozone is coming out of the stethoscope, put it around your ears, just like a regular stethoscope and start the insufflations. Make sure to either wear a mask which filters out ozone, or to have a powerful fan blow at your face to prevent you from breathing in any excess ozone. It’s also recommended to open windows, or to sit outside on the balcony or patio if possible.
The empty humidifier bottle is simply used to stifle the noise of the generator. If no noise trap is used, the sound of the machine will travel directly into the ears and can create uncomfortable temporary hearing impairment.
HUMIDIFY OZONE – YES OR NO?
It’s not necessary to humidify ozone during ear or any other type of insufflations. The ears naturally produce oily secretions – ear wax. Ozone is lipophilic, meaning it loves oils. The waxy substance in ears allows for ozone to penetrate the inner layer of the ear canal and surrounding tissue. Water and oils repel each other. Adding water to ear insufflations could make them less effective. Water also absorbs ozone, hence diminishing the ozone concentration during the application.
If you nevertheless decide to humidify ozone, make sure the humidifier stands well below the ozone generator to prevent back flow of water into the ozone chamber which could damage the machine. One can also use a check valve or a trap (an additional empty humidifier between the ozone generator and the water filled humidifier). You might also want to let the ozone run through the water for 10 to 12 minutes so that the water reaches full saturation and puts out a steady concentration of ozone before you begin with the procedure.
A picture of a regular stethoscope. In this form it cannot be used for ozone treatments. It needs to be modified so that it will allow for the transport of ozone/oxygen gas mix into the ears.
A modified stethoscope on the other hand serves to transport ozone/oxygen gas mix into the ear canal. It doesn’t need a resonator. Instead, one attaches ozone resistant silicone tubing which is connected (preferably through an empty humidifier) to the output of an ozone generator. Most modified stethoscopes are made of chrome plated brass. Probably the best solution are stethoscopes made completely of 100% ozone resistant materials like teflon or silicone.
You might have read about the dangers of teflon in cookware. There is good reason to believe that using non-stick teflon pans can be dangerous to your health. During meal preparation the teflon coating can get scratched and pieces can end up in the food and are then swallowed.
This is not what happens during ozone administration. Teflon parts in ozone gear are not subject to any mechanical trauma. It’s neither scratched nor altered in any mechanical way and hence no teflon pieces are ingested and no teflon pieces enter the human body at any point during ozone treatments. The only contact the material has is with the passing ozone/oxygen mixture. Since it’s highly ozone resistant, no teflon contamination can take place. Teflon is an excellent material for ozone equipment.
Examples of two modified stethoscopes which can be used for ozone ear insufflations: left, one with metal tubes. To the right, no metal parts. It consists of 100% ozone resistant teflon and silicone.
DIY SUPER LOW BUDGET TIP FOR OZONE GLASSWARE:
Glass humidifiers, traps and bubblers can be expensive. A much more affordable DIY alternative are glass gas washing bottles on ebay for around $20 apiece.
In order to prevent that from happening it’s suggested to start very low and slow. A maximum of 30 seconds to 5 minutes of EIs, 3 times a week for several months might be necessary to prevent that extreme reaction from taking place. If in that time there is no pain, and the swelling, discharge, and itchiness are manageable, one can start increasing slowly until max 20 min per day are reached. It can take months to a year to get there.Once the pain starts to occur it’s important to stop the EIs immediately and wait for the pain to subside. That can take up to 2 weeks.
do a series of ozone IVs before switching to ear insufflations.
Except for the Ozonette, none of the ozone generators presented on this website have been approved for medical purposes. Any application of the machines for other than water purification is at the sole risk of the user.
Information provided is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. No health claims for these products or diagnostic tools have been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), nor has the FDA nor any other medical authority approved these products to diagnose, cure, or prevent disease. Since every person is unique, we highly recommend you to consult with your licensed health care practitioner about the use of ozone products in your particular situation. Neither The Power of Ozone nor the manufacturers of these items are responsible for the misuse of this equipment. It is highly advised to receive professional council from a licensed doctor before using Ozone Therapy or any of the mentioned products or tests on yourself.
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