What Is The Most Effective Ozone Treatment?
Once you start looking into ozone therapy, things can get overwhelming. You will learn that ozone therapy can be applied in many different ways: intravenously, as insufflations, as local injections, in the form of ozone saunas, or ozonated water. On top of that, doctors keep coming up with new ways to administer ozone all the time.
Additionally, you have the option of doing it either at home, or at your doctor’s office, or at a Mediterranean retreat, or even in the operating room.
So which one should you do?
Surely, you want the most effective ozone treatment. The one which gets the job done quickly and reliably.
But which one is that?
There is quite a list to pick from:
- 10 pass
- ozonated saline IV
- rectal insufflations,
- vaginal insufflations
- ear insufflations
- nasal insufflations
- ozone saunas
- subcutaneous injections
- intramuscular injections
- injections into joints
- minor Autohemotherapy
Most assume that the most effective ozone treatment has to be intravenous and that it has to use the most amount of ozone.
This usually leads people to the 10 Pass, an IV ozone treatment which can cost up to $1,200 and is endorsed by many ozone experts.
But is this really the case? Is the best ozone treatment really the one which delivers the most ozone? And does it have to be intravenous?
Let’s take a look:
Does more ozone automatically mean a better outcome?
It’s assumed that the way ozone works is by producing beneficial oxidative stress in the form of lipid peroxides and hydrogen peroxide . These molecules either directly kill pathogens or stimulate our immune system which then does the killing.
So how much ozone are we talking about?
Here is a list:
How much ozone is used during each ozone treatment:
10 pass: 140 mg *
Multi-passes: 28 mg to 140 mg
EBOO: 10 to 15 mg
Ozonated saline IV: 0.4 to 20 mg
MAH: 1 to 14 mg
DIV: 1.2 to 3.6 mg
* This is how much ozone is used during the “standard” 10 pass with 200 ml of O3/O2 mix. If 300 ml of the gas is used, then the total ozone dosage increases to 210 mg. For a 20 pass the total dosage ranges from 280 to 420 mg; for a 30 pass from 420 to 630 mg (= 30 x 300 ml x 70 mcg/ml)
According to the math, if more ozone guaranteed a better outcome, then the 10 pass should be a clear winner.
The 20 pass should turn your clock back by at least 20 years, and the 30 pass should turn you into Superman.
That’s if you believe that more ozone means better results.
But does it really?
This overview shows you the possible maximum ozone dosage each intravenous ozone method can deliver. The actual dosage depends on the ozone concentration the practitioner used during the treatment.
Does the 10 pass always deliver better results?
All we have on the topic are doctors’ opinions and anecdotal reports from patients. Both of which can paint a skewed picture.
Medical doctors are inherently biased towards their work, and ozone doctors tend to be biased towards the 10 pass specifically.
One 10 pass can cost up to 10 times the price of one Major Autohemtherapy. So even if the treatment is not necessarily better for the patient, it’s definitely better for the doctor’s bottom line.
Some of the Youtube testimonials are impressive. But how many people does a doctor have to treat to receive one glowing review? Is it 1 out of 1, or 1 out of 20?
No doctor I know of collects and compares patient outcomes methodically and systematically. How many doctors do you know who called you months or years later to ask about the outcome and how it compared to other treatments you received? And did they take into account that you dialed down on sweets during that time? Or that you started working out more?
Which doctor has the time or resources to do this? And do it in a way that would exclude every other factor which may have influenced the outcome?
Certainly, no doctor I know.
In order to be able to correctly answer this question, one would need to conduct a comparative study with the 10 pass. No such study has ever been performed.
So, the information we have available about the alleged superiority of the 10 Pass is anecdotal, biased, and imperfect.
In that vein, allow me to add my own imperfect information to the mix:
Me performing a multi-pass on a patient.
My personal experience with ozone multi-passes
I own a 10 pass machine and could be doing multi-passes all day every day. And yet I don’t.
When I feel the need to do ozone, doing treatments on the 10 pass machine is not my go-to option. Not even close.
If I need an ozone fix, I can often get a bigger boost and a more pronounced effect from a DIV, some ozonated water or even an insufflation, depending on what I’m treating, than from a multi-pass.
I have also observed similar effects on my patients in my former practice. As a naturopath I was not allowed to use heparin, so I never did full 10 passes. But I did multi-passes using up to 56 mg of ozone per treatment. And yet, I would often see better outcomes with other delivery methods which called for 1/30th of the ozone dosage.
There are some members in our Facebook group “The Ozone Group” which report similar experiences.
Their stories together with my experience of having used ozone for 13 years in all its different forms and amounts leads me to the conclusion: the amount of ozone can’t predict the outcome of the treatment.
Are intravenous ozone treatments always more effective than non-invasive ones?
If a doctor wants to maximize the effect of a given therapy, he will often go for the intravenous route. Whether with antibiotics, Vitamin C, or anaesthetics – the drug goes directly into the blood stream and the result is often strong and immediate.
Same applies for ozone: intravenous deliveries are a great and often very powerful systemic treatment. But not always.
Here some examples:
Infections tend to focus on just one part of the body: be it a strep throat, the herpes virus which sits in the lower spine, or dental cavitations.
Yes, in those cases intravenous applications can work in a supportive way but the most effective ozone treatments will focus on fighting the pathogen directly where it sits.
Big joints contain cavities filled with sinovial fluid without any blood vessels. An intravenous administration is not the best approach to address joint problems. It may not even have any effect, depending on what causes the pain.
Case in point: when working at a doctor’s office, I met a man who had to have 3 different shoulder surgeries during which doctors tried to debride a bacterial infection which did not respond to i.v. antibiotics.
Another area where intravenous ozone applications won’t reach: intestines. Intravenous ozone will do nothing for SIBO, IBS, or colitis, except for a minor or transient improvement.
If there is a dangerous and invasive growth, intravenous ozone administrations can be used as a supportive treatment, but the most promising ozone approach would be the one which treats the tumor as directly as possible.
Me performing one of my favorite go-to treatments: DIV, direct ozone injection. The needle could have been definitely inserted a bit deeper.
There is a reason why there are different ozone treatments
This is why the best ozone doctors have different ozone tools at their disposal: Take Dr. Rowen who is a huge fan of the intravenous 10 Pass method, yet in some cases he prefers to do gastric insufflations or straight ozone injections, for example into the prostate.
Clearly, he understands that different conditions require different best ozone approaches.
The most effective ozone treatment is the one which matches your condition in the best manner.
And this is not always the 10 pass.
In some cases, the 10 pass can be very effective, in others it could be also the least effective ozone treatment.
Let me illustrate the most and least effective ozone approaches on a few examples:
Example #1: Joint pain due to a sports injury
Most effective ozone treatment: Ozone injections into the join at a doctor’s office.
Least effective ozone treatment: any type of ozone IV (including the 10 pass) or home ozone treatments.
A sports injury may require just a single well placed ozone injection into the joint. So it makes the most sense to go to a doctor for this one time treatment. The least effective approach would be to immediately invest into one’s own equipment without knowing if ozone is the right approach in the first place. Same with any type of intravenous ozone administration. They will not direct the ozone where it’s needed the most: into the joint.
Example #2: Joint pain due to an auto-immune condition
Most effective ozone treatment: home ozone applications combined with a low carb or zero carb diet
Least effective ozone treatment: any type of ozone IVs (including the 10 pass), or direct ozone injections into the joint without dietary changes.
IVs or local injections will only offer temporary improvements at best. With auto-immune conditions like for example psoriasis what you’re looking for is a long term symptom management program, not a one time cure. Home ozone treatments like ozone saunas or subcutaneous injections together with a keto or carnivore diet offer the most successful approach. Other solutions will likely deliver only temporary results.
Example #3: Gastritis
Most effective ozone treatment: drinking ozonated water, taking Oxy-Powder or Homozon.
Least effective ozone treatment: any type of ozone IVs including the 10 Pass
Inflammation of the upper digestive tract is best treated with the most direct method: drinking ozonated water. This can soothe the inflammation immediately. But be careful: if the gastritis is caused by a helicobacter pylori infection, the die-off effect can be violent. Oxy-powder can offer a gentler approach. A low to zero carb diet is a necessity. Any type of intravenous ozone treatment would be the wrong approach and will only offer minor or transient effects.
Example #4: Low immune system
Most effective ozone treatment: a short intensive course of ozone IVs, or a series of ozone saunas.
Least effective ozone treatment: single ozone treatments of any kind at your doctor spaced apart by a week or more.
The best way to boost the immune system with ozone appears to be an intensive course of ozone IVs. A series of ozone saunas may also deliver the same benefit. It’s important that the treatments are performed during that time in an intense manner. This means at a rate of at least three times a week. The worst approach would be to do infrequent, single ozone treatments at your doctor’s office.
The most effective ozone treatment is the one which matches your health problem the best and which delivers the best results for you.
This may be the 10 pass or it may be a one time injection at your doctor’s office, or it may be an ongoing treatment plan at home coupled with a dietary change.
Here, as in other areas of life: it’s different ozone strokes for different folks!
 “Ozone High Dose Method“, Dr. Johann Lahodny
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About the author:
I’m Paola the Crazy Old Ozone Lady behind The Power of Ozone. I’m a licensed naturopathic practitioner, natural health consultant, ozone therapy enthusiast, researcher, and ozone therapy analyst. I hold certificates in ozone therapy, hyperbaric ozone applications, Oxyvenierung, and the Andrew Cutler chelation. I own several ozone generators including a German hyperbaric 10 Pass machine. I have been using ozone for over 13 years, I’ve chelated with the ACC program for close to 5 years and I’ve been carnivore for nearly 1.5 years. This website serves as a resource for those who are interested in ozone therapy and other approaches to successfully manage chronic conditions.