EAR INSUFFLATIONS

by | Apr 9, 2019 | 50 comments

 

WHAT ARE EAR INSUFFLATIONS?

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.

You need:

1. Oxygen source (tank or concentrator) with a low flow regulator

2. Ozone generator

3. Trap

4. Earscope

5. Mask

 

This is what you need in order to perform ear insufflations: an oxygen source (either a tank with a pediatric or low flow regulator, or an oxygen concentrator with a low flow regulator), an ozone generator, a trap, and an earscope

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.

3. Trap:

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. 

4. Earscope:

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. 

5. Mask:

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. 

trap to collect backflowing water and to protect the ozone generator. Make sure you connect it with the other equipment in the correct order. A more affordable way is to buy a gas washing bottle on amazon but you will likely need different sized silicone tubing. 

In my opinion the best earscope for ear insufflation is sold by Promolife and is made out of highly ozone resistant teflon. 

One of the best ways to protect yourself from breathing the escaping ozone: a mask with either a #2097 or #2128 filter. 

ALTERNATIVE SETUP WITH A HUMIDIFIER

Some people prefer to use a humidifier for ear insufflations. In which case the setup looks as above. Make sure you still use the trap in addition to the humidifier. The trap prevents water from flowing into the ozone generator. Alternatively, you can also use a check valve

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.

 

 

FAQ

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.

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Transplanted organs
  • Existing infections which could get temporarily worse during the ozone induced healing crisis
  • Extreme sensitivity to EI

Legal Disclaimer

Information provided is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you're sick, please consult a medical professional, not a Crazy Ozone Lady on the internet. Don't take anything I'm saying as a promise to cure or diagnose anything. The machines presented are primarily water purification devices. If you're using them for anything else, you're doing so on your own risk. I do not carry responsibility for what you decide to do with the devices. Neither I 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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50 Comments

  1. Megan

    Should you be able to feel the ozone blowing out of the ear pieces? I sometimes won’t feel it and my doctor tells me its working fine. Is this true? Or should I feel the ‘air’?

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Megan,
      if the flow is low enough, and it should be low, then you won’t feel it.

      Best,

      Reply
  2. Steven

    Hi, love your website. I could not find any info on sinus insufflation. What are suggestions for sinus insufflation?

    Reply
  3. BOB

    The fluid discharge I experience for a week or so after EI seems to be beneficial for my ear condition – plugged up, feeling of fullness, popping sound when swallowing…. It feels as though the excess fluid in my inner ear is being forced out because of the EI.
    Is the fluid discharge and crustiness a bad thing and a reason to stop EI or should I continue?

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Bob,

      just watch out for the pain. If you start feeling pain inside the ear – stop.
      If you don’t mind the fluid or the crustiness, then you can continue. Those are not a reason to stop. Only if they bother you too much.

      Best,

      Reply
  4. Kim

    I did a few ear insulflations on a very low setting and only for 30 seconds to a minute more than a month ago now. They were spaced out over two weeks or so and just a few days a week. I developed an incredible amount of pain in my ears though one ear was definitely worse than the other. I’m still having flares of pain though it doesn’t last long. One ear often feels blocked as it does when you fly. I’ve never had any ear issues in the past. Is there anything else I can do for my ears? At times it feels like there is fluid draining but when I check my ears there isn’t any fluid. I had a lot of drainage when I did the insulflations. Thanks for all the great info you share. Very helpful!

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Kim,
      I hope you stopped the EI when the pain started …
      Waiting solves the pain and most other side effects in most cases.

      Best,

      Reply
  5. Lisa

    I accidentally inhaled some. Now my chest hurts when I breathe deeply. What are the risks when you breathe it?

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Lisa,
      the risks are chest tightness, sore throat, difficulty breathing.
      In most cases it passes within a few hours or days.
      You can also take some Vit C and see if that helps.

      Best,

      Reply
  6. Jamie

    Paola,

    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. 💜

    Reply
    • 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.

      Best,

      Reply
  7. 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?

    Reply
    • 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.

      Best,

      Reply
  8. 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!

    Reply
    • 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.

      Best,

      Reply
  9. 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!

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Kara,

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

      Best,

      Reply
  10. Rita

    Does ozone ear insufflations help sudden hearing loss and tinnitus?

    Reply
    • 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.

      Best,

      Reply
  11. 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.

    Reply
    • 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 …

      Best,

      Reply
  12. 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?

    Reply
    • 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.

      Best,

      Reply
  13. 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

    Reply
    • 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.

      Best,

      Reply
  14. Jagadeesh Devanga

    Hi is it usefull for hearing deficiency.

    Reply
    • 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.

      Best,

      Reply
  15. 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?

    Reply
    • 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.

      Best,

      Reply
  16. Saugat Kundu

    Is ozone may help in treatment of brain cancer?

    Reply
    • 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.

      Best,

      Reply
  17. Leigh

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

    Reply
    • paola d

      Hi Leigh,
      yes, I believe so …

      Reply
  18. 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

    Reply
    • paola d

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

      Reply
  19. 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.

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
  20. 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,
    Shannon

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
    • 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.

      Reply
      • paola d

        Hi Diane,
        yes, I agree with that.

        Best,

  21. DR R,.K.DAVE

    WHAT COULD BE THE CAUSE OF ITCHING IN EAR AFTER EI OF OZONE .ANY ALLERGY OR OTHER REACTION?

    Reply
    • 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 …

      Reply
  22. 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!

    Reply
    • 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 …

      Reply
  23. Bob R

    Hello,
    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.

    Reply
  24. douglas coill

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

    Reply
    • paola d

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

      Reply

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