Ozone Therapy at Home: Getting Started
By: Dave Asprey
- Ozone therapy is extremely safe when applied correctly. In short, don’t breathe ozone and start with lower dosages. You can wear a mask if you’re worried about breathing ozone.
- The best treatments at home are rectal insufflation, ear insufflation, and ozone water.
- Getting started with ozone therapy at home is easy once you have the equipment. It generally takes three sessions per week at three minutes per session.
If you’ve been following my posts over the last few years, you know that mold ruined my life for a while there. It made me fat, and my brain stopped working. In my book Head Strong, I explained how critical ozone therapy was in my recovery from mold toxicity.
Athletes use ozone therapy to enhance performance. Chronically ill patients use it for fighting diseases like cancer, Lyme, and celiac. High performers are using it to power up cognitive function, to slow aging, and to supercharge their energy.
At first, I got my ozone treatments done at a clinic. Now I want to show you how you can bring this powerful, dynamic therapy right into your own home. It’s easier than you think.
Doing ozone therapy at home requires simple safety precautions, knowledge about the different treatment options, and getting equipment.
While ozone therapy can be a powerful tool, it’s a good idea to consult a qualified medical professional for guidance.
Different ozone treatments you can do at home
Systemic vs. Local Home Ozone Therapy
Some ozone therapies would be considered local, meaning you’re treating only a confined area of the body. Others would be considered systemic, treating the whole body.
Systemic treatments benefit the entire body on a cellular level.
Systemic treatments are commonly used for:
- AthleticsMold Toxicity
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Gut Diseases like IBS
- Anti-Aging and Longevity
Put briefly, ozone therapy works by stimulating the body toward self-regulation and homeostasis. Most drugs will force a certain reaction in the body while ozone therapy helps your body do the repair and healing functions it wants to do anyway. It stimulates the same pathways as exercise and intermittent fasting do!
Image: Bocci and Valacchi / Frontiers in Chemistry
Local treatments benefit specific regions, like the mouth, foot, or vagina. They are commonly used on specific areas for eradicating infections and speeding healing time. For example, washing an infected wound with ozone water daily would be a great way to eliminate the infection and stimulate healing.
Local ozone therapy treatments are commonly used for:
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Which ozone treatments should you do at home?
There are lots of home ozone therapies you can do, but these are the best ones:
- Rectal Insufflation
- Ear Insufflation
- Ozone Water
When I had mold toxicity, I used rectal insufflation on a regular basis to help eliminate it. Rectal insufflation is the best therapy you can do at home because of its ability to benefit the whole body. One of the things rectal insufflation does is oxygenate the blood immediately.
However, I didn’t stop there. Ear insufflation and ozone water also have immense benefits to your body. Everybody gets colds from time to time. Ear insufflation is good for head issues, so you can use it whenever you have a cold, brain fog, hearing damage, or whatever!
Ozone water has a particularly potent ability to sterilize and eradicate infections on the skin or in the mouth. It’s the best antiseptic you could have in your household because it will not only eradicate the infection, it will stimulate the healing process.
Vaginal insufflation is only useful if you have vaginal infections and inflammation.
Then, there are techniques called limb bagging and cupping, for severe skin infections, wounds, or ulcers.
Equipment for ozone therapy at home
There are two things you need to do ozone therapy at home:
- Oxygen Tank
- Medical Ozone Generator with Accessories
How to Get Oxygen
It’s important to note that oxygen tanks are better than oxygen concentrators. Oxygen concentrators do not provide the same level of purity (95% at best) as an oxygen tank (99.9%).
540 Commercial vs. 870 Medical
Most people get a 540 commercial oxygen tank because it’s very easy to acquire. For $100 you can go pick up an oxygen tank from your local Airgas or Praxair. Each tank lasts 6 months on average and only costs $15 per refill.
To find 540 industrial oxygen (no prescription required) search for Airgas, Praxair, or a welding supply near you. Go in and ask for a 20cu/ft oxygen tank (size “R”). They will not sell it to you if they believe you are using it for medical purposes.
540 commercial oxygen tanks are rated for the same purity as medical oxygen (99.9%), so there is no difference in purity between an industrial and medical tank.
Type 870 medical oxygen tanks require a prescription from a doctor. There are more issues acquiring medical oxygen tanks which makes the process difficult. You can go to a local medical oxygen supply shop once you’ve acquired a prescription.
Medical Ozone Generators
Most people don’t realize that there is a big difference between medical ozone generators for ozone therapy and commercial ozone generators for purification, water, and aquariums.
In a recent interview on Bulletproof Radio (airing in April), I asked Micah Lowe, an ozone therapy expert, “As a kid I used an ozone generator in my aquarium. Why couldn’t I just use that for ozone therapy?”
He replied, “CONTAMINANTS!”
Ozone generators used for purification and commercial use produce lots of contaminants that you don’t want in your body. They use room air to create small amounts of ozone that is useful for disinfecting but not ozone therapy.
Medical ozone generators use 100% ozone resistant materials that won’t break down and will require an oxygen tank.
It’s important that you don’t try to “cheap out” on this. You could introduce elements that are harmful to your body.
Even some cheap “Medical Ozone Generators” are dangerous. They provide contaminated ozone and wildly inaccurate dosages.
As I stated in my recent interview with Micah Lowe, I like this ozone generator because it’s safe, easy to use, and the price is very reasonable.
The kit will come with everything you need to get started with rectal insufflation, ear insufflation, and ozone water. You can always add more therapies with more accessories.
Getting started with ozone therapy at home
Ozone therapy at home is easy once you have the equipment and the oxygen tank.
Rectal insufflation only takes three minutes per day, three to five days a week. Ear insufflation only takes six minutes as you have colds, infections, or congestion.
All the necessary protocols and information comes with the equipment, but if you’re like me, you might want to know the protocols right away. You can click here to get a free guide on ozone therapy at home.
Time Required: 3 minutes
Frequency: 3x per week for Biohacking, 5x per week for chronic disease and intense athletes
Purpose: Total body benefit and oxygenation. Use for chronic diseases, athletic enhancement, anti-aging, and general wellness.
Time Required: 4 – 6 minutes
Frequency: As needed for colds, infections, brain fog, and head related issues
Purpose: Ear infections, hearing damage, brain fog, mold toxicity, lyme disease, sore throat, common cold, congestion, and more
Time Required: Ozonate the water 12 minutes per 8 ounces, then less than one minute to apply
Frequency: As needed for wounds, burns, oral infections, and health. Many people drink the ozone water for issues related to the digestive tract, but the research is still unclear on the subject.
Purpose: Washing wounds, infections, ulcers, sores, drinking, oral health, oral infections, cavitations, receding gums, and more
Whether you’re a health nut, sick patient, or professional athlete, you can use ozone therapy to improve your body, restore homeostasis, and slow the process of aging.
This ozone generator gives you the ability to bring this dynamic, powerful therapy into your own home. I believe people should know about this therapy.
Dr. Velio Bocci, the father of ozone therapy, put it well when he said,
“It depresses me to think that ozone, the cheapest drug on earth, is today either badly or minimally used because orthodox medicine refuses to evaluate it and Health Authorities are antagonistic or negligent. Both are responsible for leaving millions of people suffering and dying. I must not get discouraged and continue to work and hope that ozone therapy will eventually benefit many people.”
So take this amazing therapy, use it to improve your health, and share it with others.
Ozone therapy safety precautions
Don’t Breathe Ozone
It is not safe to breathe ozone because it will irritate the lung tissues. The lungs do not have an antioxidant system to prevent the ozone from causing damage. Other parts of the body have an antioxidant system and will not be negatively affected by the ozone, so it’s completely safe to use in the applications outlined here.
While you can’t breathe large amounts of ozone, smelling small amounts of ozone is ok. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) outlines safe levels of ozone in the air but when you do ozone therapy, you may smell small amounts of ozone.
Ozone is one of the most detectable and distinct odors on the planet. It kind of smells like you’re standing at the base of a waterfall or in a field after a rain storm. At 0.005 parts per million (it’s hard to express how small this is) you are able to smell ozone, which is far below the OSHA standard of safety. However, to be safe, some people like to wear a mask like this or only operate in a well ventilated room.
If you inhale too much ozone you will experience coughing and discomfort. The symptoms will subside but you can take Vitamin C capsules to help the process.
Start with lower doses
Another area of safety is dosing. With ozone, more is not necessarily better. You want to start with a lower dose and work your way up over time, allowing your body to adjust to the therapeutic levels.
Doing too much ozone can cause a Herxheimer reaction or irritation. When bacteria, fungi, and viruses die off, they release toxic compounds that your body has to eliminate. When they die off and pump out toxins faster than you eliminate them, you can experience a Herxheimer reaction — headaches, nausea, fatigue, and even flu-like symptoms. While eliminating pathogens is a good thing, loading your body up with toxins is not. Start slowly and work your way up. Play it safe and follow recommended dosing that comes with the equipment.
As always consult your practitioner before doing ozone or any other therapy.
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