What is Rectal Ozone Therapy?

As the name suggests, “Rectal Insufflation” refers to introducing ozone into the body through the rectum. If you are new to ozone, this sounds like a very strange thing to do. However, oxygen (O2) has been infused rectally during surgery for years, because oxygen is easily absorbed through the walls of the colon. The same is true for ozone (O3). Rectal Ozone Insufflation is performed regularly in clinics worldwide, and can also be performed in the home.

During rectal insufflations, a mix of ozone/oxygen is introduced through a catheter into the colon. It’s a type of an oxygen 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 like ROS (reactive oxygen species) and LOP (lipid oxidation products) can travel through the portal vein to the liver. Some sources claim that RI are a valid substitute for ozone blood treatments.

What conditions benefit from Rectal Ozone?

  • Any gastrointestinal disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • IBS, diverticulitis
  • Chronic Infections (Lyme’s, TB, HIV, Mycoplasma, Hepatitis B/C, Epstein-Barr, Cytomegalic)
  • Herpes 1 & 2 – vaginal & rectal
  • Cutaneous M.

How frequent are the treatments?

This will depend with each patient/case. Ideally treatment is given 5 days a week for 3 weeks, or until healed.

Is Rectal Ozone Therapy painful?

Some patients experience slight bloating, gassiness or nausea. However, there should be no pain. If you experience any discomfort, the doctor will lower your dose.

How long does it take to perform?

Treatment time is usually 10-20 minutes.

There are many advantages to using Rectal Ozone Insufflation over all other ozone administration methods:

  1. Ozone experts around the world believe that Rectal Ozone Insufflation is "95% as effective as Major Autohemotherapy", which is the most accepted ‘blood’ method of introducing ozone into the body. (*Renate Viebahn (Germany), Dr. Robert Rowen (USA), Dr. Frank Shallenberger MD (USA), Silvia Menendez (Cuba).
  2. Rectal insufflation is painless and a minimally invasive way to use ozone that is just as effective as the blood methods but requires no needles, no syringes, no discomfort.
  3. Rectal Insufflation requires only 5 to 10 minutes of your time whereas the Major Autohemotherapy (the blood method) requires up to 40 minutes to complete.


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