PLEASE READ FIRST – How to protect yourself from breathing ozone
What are rectal insufflations?
What equipment do you need?
How to perform rectal insufflations
How to perform direct rectal insufflations
Risks and how to avoid them
During rectal insufflations a mix of ozone/oxygen is introduced through a catheter into the colon. It’s a type of gas enema. The ozone helps remove inflammation and kills pathogens like bacteria, viruses, parasites and yeast. It can help restore healthy gut flora. Some of the ozone is absorbed by the colon walls and the resulting oxidative by-products travel through the portal vein to the liver and potentially enter the blood stream. Some sources claim that RI are a valid substitute for ozone blood treatments, others (like Prof. Velio Bocci) call this into question. Recommended is to not introduce more than 200 ml of ozone at one time.
Here, I present the in my opinion best way to perform rectal insufflations. This method uses a 200 ml syringe, an adapter and a syringe filling station. You can watch the whole process in this video (with a minor modification. I use a different catheter and hence also a different adapter in the video) which is also posted at the end of this page. This procedure requires an adapter, which you will have to make yourself. Below, I will explain what you need for that and how to put it together.
1. Oxygen source (tank or concentrator) including low flow regulator
2. Ozone generator
3. Syringe filling station with a filter
4. DIY adapter (luer lock connectors, an on/off valve, 2 silicone pieces)
7. Extras: a towel, a lubricant (olive oil), vinyl gloves, a garbage bin.
1. Oxygen source: Either an oxygen tank or an oxygen concentrator can be used which produces oxygen of at least 90% purity. Whatever oxygen source you choose, make sure your ozone generator is able to produce concentrations between 20 and 50 mcg/ml at the given oxygen flow. Consult the chart of your ozone generator to find out whether you will be able to produce those concentrations.
2. Ozone generator: It should be an oxygen fed generator which can produce ozone concentrations of at least up to 50 mcg/ml. Any of the recommended generators on this page will do the job. The one in the pictures above is the EliteO3 Dual Cell from Promolife.
3. Syringe Filling Station to fill and refill the syringe. It comes with a filter. I strongly recommend using the filter to prevent oil from the lubricated syringe from entering your generator. You can also do without the filling station and simply use a piece of silicone tubing and a luer lock connector. Or simply attach the filter directly to the ozone out port on the Promolife and then fill the syringe through the port. I highly recommend the filling station though, because due to its attached destructor it minimizes the exposure to ozone in the air.
4. Adapter: The adapter will allow you to refill the syringe multiple times. The on / off valve makes sure that no contamination from liquified feces will reach the syringe while you unhook it. The adapter can be reused indefinitely. The adapter I explain here is slightly different from the one in the video, since here I use luer lock catheters, whereas in the video I use standard Coloplast catheters which require a different connector.
You need the following parts in order to build the adapter:
And two pieces of silicone tubing, one can be a little shorter than the other. You can choose 3 and 5 inches, respectively. You can cut silicone tubing with a pair of scissors. The ideal size for the tubing is 3/16″ ID x 5/16″ OD.
5. Syringe: I recommend the 200 ml polycarbonate syringe with a silicone stopper from Promolife. It is ideal for rectal insufflations. Make sure to lubricate the stopper with some olive oil, since when the syringe is new the stopper sits very tightly. With a little bit of oil it works perfectly.
6. Catheter is inserted into the rectum and then connected with the adapter and then the syringe. There are different types of catheters with different connecting ends. The catheter on this page has a luer lock attachment, so it perfectly fits with all the adapter I show above. But one can also use standard adapter with a silicone cone finish. In which case a slightly different connector is needed at the end of the adapter. You can find further information and links to that underneath the description of the video.
The 200 ml polycarbonate syringe is an ideal solution for rectal insufflations. The materials are polycarbonate and silicone, making it uniquely ozone resistant.
7. Extras: Latex free gloves, a lubricant, a garbage bin, and a towel
Gloves: Rectal insufflations are a messy affair. It’s recommended to use gloves when applying the lubricant, introducing the catheter, and pulling it out. Make sure the gloves are latex-free since ozone destroys latex immediately.
Lubricant: Use it to facilitate the introduction of the catheter. You can use any ozonated or vegetable oil, or any cream of your choice.
Garbage bin: Keep it close. Once the catheter is out, you need to act quickly!
Towel: use an old towel to protect your furniture.
1. Prepare everything: put a towel on your couch, connect the oxygen source with the ozone generator, plug both into the power supply, connect the syringe filling station with the ozone generator. Have everything else close by: adapter, catheter, oil or cream, lubricated syringe, garbage bin, gloves.
2. Get undressed.
3. Open the oxygen source. If it’s a tank: open the valve of the tank and the regulator at a low flow of 1/8 LPM. If it’s an oxygen concentrator: let the concentrator warm up for around 10 min, then adjust the regulator to 1/8 LPM. Let the oxygen flow before you turn on the ozone generator to flush all the lines. Make sure the valve on the filling station is turned so that it does not block the oxygen flow.
4. Connect the syringe to the syringe filling station. Turn the valve so that the oxygen flows into the destructor, not the syringe.
5. Turn the ozone generator on. Choose the desired ozone concentration. Allow the ozone generator to warm up for 10 to 15 seconds. Make sure the ozone goes into the destructor of the filling station.
6. Turn the valve on the filling station to let the gas flow into the syringe. If the plunger doesn’t move, help it out by pulling on it gently. Fill the whole 200 ml.
7. When done, turn the valve of the filling station again to divert the flow of ozone into destructor. Do not unscrew the syringe from the filing station yet. (If you decide to unscrew it, so park it close by upside UP. Do not lay it down on its side)
8. Turn the ozone generator off. Turn oxygen source off.
9. Put on gloves, lie down, apply the oil, insert catheter.
10. Connect the adapter with the catheter.
11. Unscrew the full syringe from the filling station, connect it with the adapter.
12. Make sure the ON / OFF valve on the adapter is open. Start pushing the content of the syringe into your colon. Suggested are 10 ml every 10 to 15 seconds.
13. If you want to use another syringe full, then close the valve of the adapter before you unscrew the syringe. This will prevent liquified stool to come up through the catheter. Unscrew the syringe, open the oxygen source again, turn the ozone generator on and repeat everything as above. Then screw the syringe onto the adapter again, open the ON / OFF valve and start pushing the piston.
14. When done, remove the catheter, dispose of it. Remain horizontal for a few minutes.
15. Repeat as often as prescribed by your ozone practitioner.
Another method of performing RI is the *direct method*. It means that instead of using a syringe or a bag, one connects the catheter directly with the ozone generator. There is a direct flow of the gas from the ozone generator into the colon.
There are several important considerations to make with direct RI:
1. The oxygen flow should be very low, not higher than 1/8 LPM. So either 1/8, 1/16, or 1/32 LPM.
2. The total amount of oxygen should not exceed 500 ml. Although, as stated above, even lower amounts of max 200 ml would be preferable (if you want to know why I think that, please watch the video below about risks and complications).
3. In order to make sure the total amount is not exceeded, one needs to perform the following calculation:
Example: if you want to introduce max. 500 ml into your colon, you do as follows:
a) Read the chosen oxygen flow you selected on the oxygen regulator, so for example 1/8 LPM.
b) Write the fraction of 1/8 LPM as ml per minute by typing 1 ÷ 8 = 0.125 x 1000 into your calculator. You will obtain 125. That’s 125 milliliters per minute now (MLPM).
c) Divide 500 ml / 125 MLPM = 4 minutes. You should allow the oxygen to flow for around 4 minutes in order to not exceed the maximum amount of 500 ml. For 200 ml it would be 200 ml / 125 MLPM = 1.6 minutes.
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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