by | Feb 12, 2016 | 41 comments

PLEASE READ FIRSTHow 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?
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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

ozone vaginal insufflations direct diagram

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.

Oxygen tank: either industrial or medical oxygen tanks should be equipped with pediatric regulators. Pediatric or low flow regulators allow for oxygen flows from 1/32, 1/16 to 1/8 LPM.

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.




Suggested are the following settings:
Oxygen flow: maximum 1/32 to 1/8 LPM
Ozone concentration: 20 to 40 gamma
Duration: up to 20 min (please also read Risks and how to avoid them)
For an overview of the different connectors and tubing, please go to How to connect ozone equipment.

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.


Some prefer to put water in the humidifier in order to humidify ozone. Is this a good idea?


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.

ozonated water below


What is a modified stethoscope?

A regular stethoscope serves to amplify internal sounds of a human body. For that reason it has a disc shaped resonator.

ozone vaginal insufflations direct diagram

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. 

metal modified stethoscope
Teflon modified stethoscope

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.



Instead of a stethoscope one can also hold the silicone tube directly into one’s hear and insufflate one ear at a time. Alternatively, one can attach a small connector which allows for a better fit into the ear.


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.




Risk: excruciating pain due to blocked eustachian tubes. Often, as part of a Herxheimer reaction to the EIs, the ears start discharging oxidized toxins in the form of lymph fluid. This can lead to inflammation inside the ears and blockage. The resulting pain is among the most agonizing experiences one can imagine. The pain and blockage resolve by themselves usually within 10 to 14 days without any lasting damage. No ozone should be applied in that time.
  • 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.




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  1. douglas coill

    Will the ears ever clean out the lymph fluids entirely ? It is extremely difficult, at least for me, to manage EI properly

    • paola d

      Yes, they will. But it can take a long time …
      Doing additional ozone treatments could help speed up the process.

  2. Bob R

    I am set up for ozone therapy and have been doing so for several months. I’d like to start taking it while on the pc via my ears. My question is, where can I get the connectors that are shown on the photo showing the examples of two modified stethoscopes? I am using these now and I’d rather not switch and have to contend with two different types of connectors.

  3. john

    suuurrreee….. “let me tell you about the wonders of ozone…but it can also give you literal hell pain in your ears for half a month”…. i’m never touching ozone again, good job man!
    your promotion backfired!

    • paola d

      This site’s goal is to inform people about the pros and cons about home ozone applications, so that they understand its limitations and are able to make an informed judgement if this is something they feel capable enough to do at home or not.
      It seems this goal has been met 100% in this case …

  4. DR R,.K.DAVE


    • paola d

      Hi Dr. R, K.DAve

      the itching is a detox reaction.
      It is most likely due to an inflammatory process which is triggered by the oxidized toxins.
      There is often also discharge, crusting, and oozing.

      Hope this helps …

  5. Shannon

    Hi Paola,
    My new ozone generator from Promolife does not make any noise. Do you still recommend the humidity bottle to dampen the sound to protect our ears?
    Kind regards,

    • paola d

      Hi Shannon,
      even though from the outside it may appear as if the Promolife generator didn’t make any sound, once you put the stethoscope on, there can be an uncomfortable humming sound there. You would have to try it out and see how much of an issue it is for you. If it doesn’t bother you, then yes, you can leave out the empty humidifier.

    • Diane

      Dr. Rowans book mentions if your ear oozes then too stop the EI’s? Do you agree. I have had oozing and crustiness mostly during the night. Awake with both ears like this.

    • paola d

      Hi Diane,
      yes, I agree with that.


  6. rob

    Is ear pain the only adverse reaction from EI? Sometimes I think it gives me a bad headache and makes me irritable, but it is hard to be certain since I am never sure exactly what brings on my symptoms.

    When I drink ozone water it sometimes makes me feel a little better and I never get a headache or have an adverse reaction from it.

    • paola d

      Hi Rob,
      there can be pain, itchiness, liquid drainage, crusting etc. I have also known a few people who experienced a worsening of headaches after EI. I see no reason why EI would not be able to give other adverse reactions as well. See if you start experiencing the headaches and irritability, if taking Vit C right afterwards makes them go away. If yes, then the cause was likely the EI. If no, then it was unlikely related to the EI.

  7. rick j kordonowy

    hello as akid i was always having earaches. now i seem to be lightheaded,aggraveted by rational movements etc,etc. have had severe vertigo in past. i have chronic sinus. do u think ozone treatment in the ear canal would help this disabling lightheadedness

    • paola d

      Hi Rick,
      ozone could offer a temporary improvement, but probably not a lasting solution. But I don’t know … Try it out!

  8. Leigh

    Can you administer EI if you have ear tubes in place?

    • paola d

      Hi Leigh,
      yes, I believe so …

  9. Saugat Kundu

    Is ozone may help in treatment of brain cancer?

    • paola d

      Hi Saugat,
      yes, it may.
      But it is often a good idea to look what other factors are at play, like mercury toxicity, or what diet the patient has.


  10. Dana cox

    I had ozone administered to my ear and now I have excruciating ice pick like pain and headache it’s neen 5 days- what now?

    • paola d

      Hi Dana,

      it appears you are going through the dreaded Herxheimer reaction after EI.
      The pain will subside by itself, but it can take up to 2 weeks. Please, do not do any form of ozone in that time.


  11. Jagadeesh Devanga

    Hi is it usefull for hearing deficiency.

    • paola d

      Hi Jagedeesh,

      it depends what the hearing deficiency is caused by.
      If it is due to an infection, inflammation, or due to oxalates, EI could possibly help.


  12. Bonnie

    my son is on dialysis and awaiting a kidney transplant I have an ozone generator, can I do the ear insufflation
    on him and why not when he gets the transplant he will be on immunosuppressive drugs

    • paola d

      Hi Bonnie,
      I would not do any type of ozone applications immediately before the transplant.
      This could ramp up your son’s immune system to the point that the rejection of the new kidney is more likely.
      Under no circumstances should any type of ozone be performed after a transplant for the same reason.


  13. Kevin

    After doing some ear insufflations I experienced some mild pain and lots of oozing fluid from my ears and some crusting for about five days. Also, my left ear felt plugged for three of those days. Eventually my left ear unplugged. However, now I’m hearing a constant hissing/ringing sound from that one ear. Is this normal, and will it disappear eventually? What could have caused this?

    • paola d

      Hi Kevin,

      I am sorry you are now having a constant hissing sound, but unfortunately I can’t tell you if it will go away.

      My suspicion is that it could have been caused by oxalate crystals being moved around.


  14. Belle

    My first air insufflation the gas went in your ear by stethoscope and a fan in front of me. The second one was a different machine no fan he said it was in a tube and out but it caused terrible inflammation in my sinus and my ear plugged itching and my head hurt around the eyes after only 5 minutes also tinnitus worse. Could it be it caused inflammation in my ear and does it reach the inner ear nerve.

    • paola d

      Hi Belle,

      it sounds like you have experienced one of the dreaded detox reactions post EI.
      Best is to rest and not do any ozone if that occurs.
      I don’t know if it reaches the inner ear nerve …


  15. Rita

    Does ozone ear insufflations help sudden hearing loss and tinnitus?

    • paola d

      Hi Rita,

      it could. There is no guarantee. But it could be worth a try. Just make sure you use a empty trap to muzzle the noise.


  16. Kara

    I’ve started very slowly at just 1 min of treatment. I’d like to do more but don’t want to do too much and have a reaction. My question is … How long until I would potentially get a reaction. In other words, how long do I need to wait to know that it was an okay length of time for me, and I can make it longer? TIA!

    • paola d

      Hi Kara,

      I suggest to do it at 1 min 3 x a week for several weeks before increasing.


  17. Daniela Bumann

    Hi Paola
    I just got a ozone generator w/0 humidifier (Ozone output 800 mg/hour from my MD who has a holistic approach. I hear you talk about the oxygen bottle, but he told to only use the generator was OK (did refer me to your site though? What suggestions to you have for the ear and vaginal EI to start out with? Thank you so much!

    • paola d

      Hi Daniela,

      it sounds like what you have is an air fed ozone generator.
      I do not recommend using this for VI, EI, or any other therapeutic uses.
      Those type of generators are good to ozonate water and wash veggies or your home, but not much more.


  18. Jamie

    Will ear insufflations help with drying out fluid in the ear? Or will the ozone get in the fluid in the ear and cause damage?

    • paola d

      Hi Jamie,

      the ozone will unlikely cause any damage and not sure it would dry out fluid. Maybe the flow of gas alone will help a bit in that regard.
      Depends what fluid it is.


  19. Jamie


    What is the protocol for influenza A and B? Will ozone help?

    Also, I did EI on Friday night for 3 minutes. And then again on Saturday afternoon around 3 p.m. for 3 minutes again. Since then I have noticed a slight ringing in my ears. I can only hear it when it’s quiet. Did I do something wrong? Or why would this be the case?

    thank you so much for all your help. 💜

    • paola d

      Hi Jamie,
      I don’t know of any ozone protocol specifically for those Influenza strains.
      But ozone often helps with a wide range of viruses.
      A systemic treatment like ozone saunas, or IVs at your doctor’s, or doing hydrogen peroxide bathes is a good idea.

      Are you using an empty trap to muzzle the noise? This is important.


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