During ear insufflations ozone/oxygen gas mix is slowly introduced into the ears via a modified stethoscope. The ear canal produces a waxy 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.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED?
Here is the basic set-up in order to perform ear insufflations.
1. Oxygen source (tank or concentrator) with a low flow regulator
2. Ozone generator
1. Oxygen source:
Either an oxygen tank or an oxygen concentrator can be used which produces oxygen of at least 90% purity. Also make sure you have a low flow regulator attached to the tank or concentrator. You should be able to achieve low oxygen flows of 1/8 LPM or below, so 1/16 or 1/32 LPM. Low flows are particularly important during EI in order to reduce the risk of blowing your ear drum.
2. Ozone generator:
It should be an oxygen fed generator which can produce ozone concentrations at the above mentioned oxygen flows in the 5 to 50 mcg/ml range. Consult the technical specifications on generators on this page.
serves to muzzle the noise of the ozone generator. It remains empty during the treatment. If you use Promolife ozone generators you may even do without the trap since they are exceptionally quiet. Other generators like the Longevity for example tend to be quite loud and you will definitely need the trap.
t transports the ozone gas into the ears. Some earscopes are simply modified stethoscopes, so instead of transporting sound they transport gas. The Promolife earscope is not a modified stethoscope, it has been designed specifically for ear insufflations.
during EI there will be some ozone escaping your ears. In order to prevent you from breathing it, I highly recommend wearing a mask during the procedure. It filters out ozone and protects your lungs. A fan is also an option.
In my opinion the best earscope for ear insufflation is sold by Promolife and is made out of highly ozone resistant teflon.
ALTERNATIVE SETUP WITH A HUMIDIFIER
HOW TO PERFORM EAR INSUFFLATIONS?
1. Connect the oxygen source with the ozone generator, plug both into the power supply (if necessary).
2. Connect the trap with the ozone generator and the earscope as shown in the picture above. Make sure the ozone output hose of the ozone generator goes into the right port of the trap. [If you use a humidifier, make sure it’s connected in the right order as well, see below.]3. Put the mask on.
4. Open the oxygen, set it at 1/8 LPM
5. Turn on the ozone generator, choose an ozone concentration between 5 and 50 mcg/ml. For beginners lower ozone concentrations are preferable.
6. Put the earscope over your ears, and enjoy!
7. Read a book or work on your laptop. Start with 1 to 3 minutes maximum 3 times per week. Do this for several weeks to 3 months. If there is no itching, no scabbing, no liquid discharge, and no pain, increase slowly until you reach 20 min and concentrations of around 50 mcg/ml.
1. Do I have to use a humidifier when doing EI?
No, you don’t. A humidifier is not necessary for EI.
Some still prefer to humidify ozone during EI. There is a pro and con for humidification: the con is that oil and water repel each other. Why is this relevant for EI? Your ears produce an oily substance. Ozone is lipophilic, meaning it bonds with oils easily. When the ozone is humidified it may bond less well with the oils in your ears and could render the protocol less effective. The pro is that since during EI there is a considerable risk of developing significant adverse reactions (see below under Risks and How To Prevent Them), the reduced efficacy of the procedure when using humidification may in fact lessen the risk of pain, liquid discharge, and itching.
2. I’ve done EI and now my ears hurt really badly. What can I do?
Stop ALL ozone applications. Wait until the pain subsides completely. This can take several days up to 2 weeks. After that you can restart with a reduced ozone concentration and a reduced amount of time.
3. The risks sound quite horrific. is there a way to prevent them?
Yes, start VERY SLOW AND LOW. Don’t do more than 1 to 3 minutes of EI 3 times a week in the beginning. Use ozone concentrations of 5 to 10 mcg/ml. Stay at that level for several months. If there is no pain, liquid discharge, or itching in that time, increase slowly by 1 minute every few weeks. If everything goes well, you can do up to 20 min of EI per day at a concentration of 40 to 50 mcg/ml. It may take you a year to get to that point.
4. My ears itch unbearably. What can I do about it?
Apply an anti-inflammatory ointment or any cream you like. Wait until the itching resolves completely before doing EI again. Then reduce ozone concentration and duration of the EI.
5. I hear the machine really loud through the earscopes. Can this damage my ears?
If your machine is loud, you should definitely use an empty trap to muzzle the noise, see the pictures above.
6. I have Lyme disease. How often do I need to do this in order to get rid of the infection?
Lyme tends to be a systemic infection, EI are a local treatment. So it’s very unlikely that EI alone will get rid of the infection but they may help you with some of the symptoms. In order to treat Lyme you may have to do systemic treatments like IV ozone or ozone saunas plus other approaches.
7. I have everything hooked up properly but I don’t feel any effect. What am I doing wrong?
Make sure the trap and / or the humidifier are connected correctly, see picture. The hose which transports the ozone into the trap / humidifier has to be connected with the port on the glass ware which leads to the stem.
The correct order in which to connect the trap is “ozone generator – trap – humidifier – earscope”. Make sure you attach the tubing with the correct inlets/outlets on the glass ware.
RISKS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
The risks with EI are substantial and should be read by everyone who thinks about performing ear insufflations.
- Excruciating pain in and behind the ears. As good as everyone I know who has experienced it, decided to go to the ER or to the doctor. The pain can be absolutely mind numbing. It’s most likely due to the lymph fluid buildup which is triggered by EI. The good news is that once the pain subsides there is no damage, so it’s “just” pain. The best way to avoid it is by going VERY slow with EI: not more than 1 or 3 minutes every few days in the beginning. Keep at that level for up to 2 to 3 months. If in that time there is no pain, no discharge, no debilitating itching, increase slowly by one minute. Also use very low ozone concentrations. Go as low as 5 mcg/ml if needed. If nevertheless you develop pain, stop ALL ozone applications until the pain fully subsides. This can take up to 10 days.
- Itching, liquid discharge, scabbing, redness. It’s assumed that this is due to oxidized lymph fluid. The itching can become especially daunting during sleep. Apply ointments or oils to soothe the skin and reduce ozone concentration and/or frequency of applications.
- Tinnitus. If no trap is used to muzzle the noise, or if the machine is too loud, a constant buzzing sound can develop. Usually, it passes after a few hours. In rare cases it can be permanent.
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. 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.