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Ozone Therapy Explained

For over 150 years, the medical field has used Ozone (O3) therapy as a treatment method, mainly because of its reliability. It is used to strengthen the body’s defense mechanism and to treat diseases, infections, and wounds, among others. The ozone gas is known to combat as many as 114 diseases.


Ozone therapy is an alternative method that is being studied as a viable option for diseases like cancer. The process of ozone therapy involves using medical ozone gas, which is generated by running pure oxygen through an ozone generator. 

The mechanism of ozone on cancer cells is complex, but ozone basically aims to increase the oxygenation level in the blood to combat the oxidative stress that is usually the culprit in inflammation and tissue injury. It is also said that the increase in oxygen levels will push apoptosis or the removal of cancerous cells.

Just like the traditional cancer treatments, there are various ways to administer ozone in the body. These include insufflation through the ear, rectum, or vagina; infusion of ozonated blood; direct injection of ozone; and topical ozone.

At Earthberry Holistic Health, we perform RI, VI and Topical (Bagging) treatments.


As today’s medical treatment costs continue to increase and as antibiotic-resistant infection becomes more prevalent, access to care becomes even harder for patients. As such, alternative methods are necessary. Ozone therapy has become of great importance in the medical field, as it is a therapy method that is very cheap, does not produce antibiotic resistance, and is consistently effective.

Benefits of Rectal Ozone Therapy

  • Simple, painless, less than the 15-minute procedure

  • Obtain higher levels in the gut and liver. Therefore, has especially higher benefits for patients with gut and liver issues such as:  Chronic Hepatitis AND Chronic Colitis

  • Has similar systemic effects on the immune system as more invasive ozone therapy: Major autohemotherapy

Rectal Ozone Therapy (RI - Rectal Insufflation)

During a rectal ozone insufflation, 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. 

Rectal Insufflation is one of the most powerful ozone treatments used in ozone therapy to restore and modulate the immunity and promote healthy gut flora. This treatment has a systemic effect between 95% to 98% which produces a faster and immediate effect on the whole body. This property enables medical ozone to influence pathogens and chronic conditions.

The main benefit of ozone rectal insufflation is its ability to oxygenate the whole body by increasing the oxygen levels in the gut and liver. As a side benefit, ozone therapy detoxifies the liver and boosts the immune system by activating the T-cells.

Oxygen (O2) has been infused rectally during surgery for years, since oxygen is easily absorbed through the walls of the colon. The same is true for ozone. This method can be used for multiple disease processes from colon related conditions to chronic autoimmune conditions.


Rectal Insufflation is useful in the colon as well as being absorbed into the bloodstream and is up to 90% as effective as Ozonated saline. This is an ideal method for the patient that has a needle aversion, to help augment the IV treatments and for those where IV is too costly.


Rectal insufflation is a way to administer ozone systemically in a manner that is completely painless and minimally invasive. Previously, for many decades, physicians in Europe have used a more invasive technique called Major Autohemotherapy whereby half a pint of the patient’s own blood is removed and mixed with ozone and re-injected intravenously back to the patient.

Rectal Insufflation is “95% as effective as Major Autohemotherapy” (Renate Viebahn). This method is used by many physicians in their clinics and by those at home as well.

Vaginal Ozone Therapy (VI - Vaginal Insufflation)

Undergoing ozone therapy provides many benefits. With vaginal insufflation, ozone gas is delivered into the vaginal cavity where it is absorbed through the epithelial cells and enters the bloodstream. The increased oxygen level in the blood oxygenates the whole body, which can help in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections, the body’s healing process, and the strengthening of the immune system.

Ozone gas plays a critical role in treating vaginal infections. It is proven to be effective compared to antibiotics.

Benefits of Vaginal Ozone Therapy

1. Treats Bacterial Infections

Aside from the oxygenation of your cells and tissues, specifically in the vaginal area, the treatment is great for many bacterial infections, such as bacterial vaginosis, vaginal herpes, and vaginal yeast infection. Many women today suffer from chronic vaginal issues, which are primarily caused by yeasts and microorganisms.

While antibiotics can effectively treat genital infection, they can also lead to imbalance in the number of good bacteria living in the human digestive tract. Traditional medicines, on the other hand, are not always effective.

Because of these issues, vaginal insufflation is now used as a reliable form of treatment for genital infections. This treatment method is effective since yeast and other microorganisms are sensitive to ozone and are killed immediately by it.


2. Destroys Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

Other than treating the usual bacteria and infections, vaginal insufflation is in destroying   antibiotics-resistant bacteria as well as bacteria not detectable by high vaginal swabs (HVS). It has successfully treated illnesses such as urea plasma and mycoplasma.

3. Treats Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The treatment also helps with sexually transmitted infections like Gardnerella vaginalis, chlamydia, and cytomegalovirus. After undergoing ozone treatment, you can expect to see a decrease in symptoms, some of which are problematic discharge, odour, itching, discomfort, and pain during sexual intercourse.


4. Produces Antioxidants

With the help of ozone therapy, the body produces more antioxidants and increases immune system function.

Ozone treatment leads to a dramatic improvement in vaginal health and allows the normal growth of vaginal bacteria.  With the presence of oxygen, the treatment stops the growth of anaerobic bacteria — commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract, since they cannot grow when exposed to oxygen.

In addition to the use of gas, there is the use of ozonated olive oil which shows promising potential and outcome.

A study tested the effects of ozonated olive oil compared to clotrimazole, the anti-fungal drug, in the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis, commonly known as yeast infection. The results showed that both the ozonated olive oil and the anti-fungal drug reduced the symptoms significantly and showed negative results in the culture of vaginal candidiasis. These results showed that using ozonated olive oil was as effective as using anti-fungal medication.

Both types of ozone vaginal administration —gas and olive oil — showed improvements in the patients’ vaginal health. The treatments exhibited efficient, rapid, and broad-spectrum anti-septic qualities and played a key role in destroying pathogenic microorganisms.

Ozonated Olive Oil

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