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PLEASE READ FIRSTHow to protect yourself from breathing ozone
What is ozone funneling/cupping?
What equipment you need
How to put the equipment together and how to use it
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Risks and how to avoid them



During ozone funneling or cupping the ozone stream is focused onto a smaller area of the skin and allows for a concentrated ozone treatment of that area. Some people love to funnel ozone onto their liver in order to allow for a deeper detoxification of that organ.


In order to be able to do funneling or cupping, you need:

oxygen + ozone generator + funnel / cup

Ozone body suit

Oxygen source: Either an oxygen tank or an oxygen concentrator can be used. Ozone funneling requires relatively slow oxygen flows: 1/32 to 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 1/2 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 generatorIt 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 relatively stable ozone concentrations at given oxygen flows, and does not exceed ozone concentrations of 80 ug/ml. For funneling/cupping it should be able to generate ozone concentrations of up to 80 ug/ml (gamma) at oxygen flows of 1/32 to 1/8 LPM.

Accessories: A cup or funnel.



Suggested settings:

Oxygen flow: max 1/8 LPM
Ozone concentration: 40-90 gamma
Duration: a minimum of 10 min, for as many times per day as necessary
For an overview of the different connectors and tubing, please go to How to connect ozone equipment.

Take enough tubing to comfortably connect the oxygen output (from either tank or concentrator) with the oxygen inlet on the ozone generator. Take a separate silicone tubing and attach one end to the ozone generator's “ozone out” outlet, the other end to the funnel or cup.

Turn the oxygen on, set it at a low flow of 1/32 to 1/8 LPM, then turn the ozone generator on, and set it at an ozone concentration of 40 to 90 ug/ml.

Use a warm and wet towel and apply it to the area you'd like to treat. Then place the cup on top of the skin and keep it on the spot for several minutes. Keep reapplying the wet towel to keep the area wet throughout the application.



Kitchen funnels made of silicone can be used for ozone funneling/cupping. They're highly ozone resistant and flexible which allows for a better fit onto the skin. An additional small connector might be necessary to attach the funnel to the silicone tubing.


Risk: red, itchy rash.

How to avoid it: See ozone sauna


a transplanted organ


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  1. Magaly

    Hi Paola,
    My dad has chronic muscle pains in his neck and back, he also had a lumbago abfew years ago which never fully healed. Do you think ozone cupping could help him ? I was alsof thinking of it was possible to first put some diluted dmso on his skin before cupping with ozone to maximize thé ozone penetration.
    Curious to hear your thoughts !
    Thank you for all the great info, you've already helped me a lot !

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Magaly,

      I don't think that DMSO could increase ozone's penetration, but don't know for sure. It could be also that ozone would simply degrade the DMSO and render it less effective.

      DMSO alone could help, I imagine — have you tried it?

      Yes, ozone cupping is an option, but also ozone saunas or subcutaneous injections with ozone.


  2. Angel

    Hi there!

    I purchased a small cupping attachment from Promolife and I’m wondering if it can be used on the face? Thanks!

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Angel,

      yes, if you can find a way to blow the escaping ozone away from your nose and mouth, then yes. I recommend placing a fan close to your face.


  3. Melanie

    Hi Paola and first of all thank you for the information made available over the years!

    I'm wondering how deep ozone penetrates the skin as I'm looking into trying cupping for a solid breast tumor.

    Also, do you think it could be beneficial to run the ozone through my water bubbler first to keep the skin wet? If so, would you suggest warm or cold water and do you think the gamma concentration would need to be adjusted?

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Melanie,

      I think cupping is a good idea.

      I would use a warm wash cloth, but I wouldn't run the ozone through a humidifier, this could diminish the ozone concentration.

      One can use a rather high ozone concentration of 80 to 100 mcg/ml.


  4. Mariela

    Hi Paola!
    Do you have a video on how to use this type of ozone? I am interested in doing this on my eyes.

  5. Pascale

    I have received ozone for years, in most modalities, and in different locations; but now that I relocated to another state, I have to think about installing my own equipment for myself at home.

  6. Phillipe Hogarth

    It is such a pleasure to hear from one more practitioner who is engaged in the God-given art of healing. Are you available for group trainings? If so, are you ever in the Texas vicinity? Also, do you provide trainings for the equipment, if we purchase from you?

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Phillipe,

      I do consultations via Skype or Zoom calls: https://thepowerofozone.com///consulting

      I am currently in Europe, not the US.

      I don't sell anything, I only talk about the equipment and review it.

      I hope this answers your questions.


  7. Elizabeth

    Is ozone cupping useful for internal tumors? Any info on how long to apply?

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Elizabeth,

      which type of internal tumors? Do you mean malignancies? If so, where are they located?


  8. Anna

    Hi Paola,

    I am buying a Promolife Ozone generator and a number of supplies. A family member has an intractable anal rash. It is not itchy or painful. It is simply present and must be constantly lubricated or it worsens. Sometimes it will be almost completely gone, one day to the next bright red, skin almost sluffing off. Then next day could be 95% back to normal, no reason. Just randomly flares up as red (almost like a diaper rash would) and comes and goes. At its worst it would send out rings like when you drop a rock in a pool (so as the rash would heal, you would get rings like on a tree stump look around the anus (not ringworm). He would also occasionally get satellite lesions. Occasional fissures.
    No known allergies, food eliminations no effect. So many things tried. Comprehensive stool sample was like wow you are A1 perfect stool sample, no inflammation, great digestion, great bacteria in general, except some commensal citrobacter. No parasites. Took 3 courses of antifungal prescription meds even prior to then in case yeast. So many ointments and salves. Even his internal and function medicine dr has tried a number of things (thankfully mostly naturally to this point) but with no real lasting results. We don't want to fool around with “just in case” courses of antibiotics and destroy an otherwise very health gut. It seems like almost a lower rectum, anal skill problem. I have researched a lot and things like rare perianal strep dermatitis and post viral syndromes are things that come up, but who knows? Do you know anyone who has used it successfully for skin infections/strep or whatever skin infections or proctitis? It started up after a very very insignificant illness in March that one other person in the household had too. Does not appear contagious.
    Would an ozone cupping be even advisabe or even be possible for the anal area? If so, why? (or why not). I am not asking for a medical diagnosis or professional recommmendation, but I hope to bounce this off someone who obviously works with ozone a lot and it seems to are kind and put some helpful thought into your responses. It is an expensive machine, but am willing to buy it if it heals my family member. If this is a poor use of the machine, please tell me so I don't waste over $1000.

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Anna,

      I would first recommend a low histamine, low oxalate diet to see if it disappears.

      But instead of buying an ozone setup for $1,000 or more I recommend to first do soaking baths in hydrogen peroxide. Buy 35% H2O2 (1 gallon costs between $50 and $65) and add 1 to 2 cups of it into a tub full of hot water and let the person soak in it for 20 to 30 minutes.

      If this helps, then you can either keep doing it, or switch to ozone.

      ALternatively, applying ozonated olive oil could help: https://thepowerofozone.com///qztd


  9. Isabelle

    Hello Paola,

    I love love love your website! I finally found somone who knows what she is talking AND is not afraid of answering questions!!! This is so refreshing!
    I would like to treat a small anal fistula that i have. I have heard that HBOT has healed many fistulas and then someone spoke about RI ozone treatments. I dove into the info and loved the fact that ozone treatments can be easily done at home! I am wondering what the best approach is for fistula. I have no IBD. My plan is to do RI and VI and do some local cupping on the external opening. I also recently heard of ozone enemas and thought that might be beneficial. Thanks again for your insights.

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Isabelle,

      yes, cupping, and RI and VI, so all the things you mentioned could be beneficial.
      Try all of them and report back.


  10. Isabelle

    Hello Paola,

    I love love love your website! I finally found somone who knows what she is talking AND is not afraid of answering questions!!! This is so refreshing!
    I would like to treat a small anal fistula that i have. I have heard that HBOT has healed many fistulas and then someone spoke about RI ozone treatments. I dove into the info and loved the fact that ozone treatments can be easily done at home! I am wondering what the best approach is for fistula. I have no IBD. My plan is to do RI and VI and do some local cupping on the external opening. I also recently heard of ozone enemas and thought that might be beneficial. Thanks again for your insights.

    • Tina

      Did u cure your fistula. I’m trying to avoid surgery

  11. Gino Pizarro Milanesi

    Hello Paola,
    Some sellers offer a cup with a little ozone destructor built-in. About that I was thinking it'd lose gas-presion inside, so maybe would it be better to have presion inside the cup to enforce the entring of ozone to the body trough the skin? Can this higher presion inside the cup damage the ozone generator?
    Best regards,

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Gino,

      I assume you mean whether the pressure would damage the ozone generator?
      As long as the cup comes with the destructor attached to it, then no, because any excess pressure would go out through the destructor.

      I hope this helps.


    • maria

      If you use a kitchen funnel with connectors, might the pressure accumulating in the funnel during use damage the generator?

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi maria,

      the danger is less that the generator will be damaged, but more that the pressure will slow down the flow of oxygen and increase the ozone concentration dramatically.

      So, one should lift the cup regularly, to make sure that not too much pressure builds up, or buy one of the cups with a destructor attached to it. https://thepowerofozone.com///PLsilcups

      So the excess pressure will escape through the destructor.


  12. Diane Berndt

    Hi Paola,

    Is cupping safe on the head area or effective for prior head injuries? I had a head injury when young and have suspected scar tissue on the left side of my head. I've been doing ear insufflations at home which I can feel is working wonders. Looking to expand my treatments

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Di Diane,

      yes, it's safe. Just make sure you're protected from breathing it in. Ozone is heavier than air, so the ozone may pour down from your head and you may end up breathing it. Best is to wear a mask to prevent this: https://amzn.to/306uTYo with this type of filter: https://amzn.to/36xzViJ


  13. Roxanne Q.

    Hello, any recommended places as to where to buy an additional small connector for the funnels?

    • paola d

      Hi Roxanne,
      I'm not sure what type of connector you need.
      Are you using a silicone kitchen funnel? If so, then this type could possibly work https://thepowerofozone.com///PLquick . Without knowing what funnel you have it's hard to tell, though …


  14. Rhonda

    Hey there… I am battling Stye/ Chalezas in my eyes. Can I cup my eye or will the ozone cause damage to my eyeball? I have done the ozonated saline and it is not very effective.

    • paola d

      Hi Rhonda,
      I would not use straight ozone gas on the eye, but I have no experience in that area, sorry.
      You may be better off contacting Dr. Kondrot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIlCwP50nYw&t=1s


  15. Helen

    Do you know, in general the percentage of ozone concentration that yields 40 gamma/ml?

    • paola d

      Hi Helen,

      40 mcg/ml (colloquially but incorrectly gamma is used to mean concentration in mcg/ml) of ozone equals around a 3% concentration. So if someone uses an ozone concentration of 40 mcg/ml (to which most people would say 40 gamma), 3% of the volume of gas they're using is ozone and around 97% would be oxygen.


  16. Tj

    Hi Paula,

    How do you compare cupping to direct injection in efficacy against Lymes?


    • paola d

      Hi Tj,

      I doubt very much that one can achieve any discernible improvement with local cupping when dealing with a systemic infection like Lyme.


    • Tj

      Are you still doing direct injections? Any reason you'd choose cupping over direct injection?

    • paola d

      Yes, I'm still doing direct injections when the need arises.
      I would do cupping for a local problem like a tumor, cyst, local infection, or some other type of growth on the skin or close to the skin surface.


    • Dustin Slade

      Been doing rectal ozone. Had a reaction where the inside parts of my ear, not the ear hole, started to scab up almost like an eczema. Have never had eczema before and I'm wondering if this is from a healing crisis type of reaction. Too much rectal ozone?

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