It might sound strange, but rectal insufflation is considered one of the oldest and most systemic forms of ozone therapy. Its biological effects have been widely researched and experimented clinically.
It has been proven to be helpful in treating many diseases and is being viewed as a viable alternative to major ozone autohemotherapy (MAH), especially when MAH cannot be performed due to unfavorable vein conditions.
It is also known that ozone rectal insufflation can ward off and fight various infections and other associated medical conditions.
Overview of Ozone Rectal Insufflation
While ozone therapy has been around for over 150 years, it was only during the last decade that it was extensively researched and used in many countries as an alternative therapy for various diseases like chronic ulcer, necrotizing fasciitis, osteoradionecrosis, and refractory osteomyelitis. In countries like Cuba, Ukraine, and Russia, oxygen-ozone insufflations are administered in public hospitals as they are relatively inexpensive and provide rapid results.
The classical oxygen-ozone therapy comes in two forms. The first one is MAH where a specified amount of human blood is treated with a precise ozone dosage. The ozonated blood is then brought back to the bloodstream either intravenously or injected intramuscular.
The second form is through insufflation or the pushing of ozone gas into a body cavity like the ears, or rectum.
These forms have shown that a low dose of medical ozone can be used as a complementary remedy for chronic diseases and inflammations. The systemic application of ozone brings about homeostasis, promoting self-healing
Medical Conditions That Can Be Treated with Ozone Rectal & Vaginal Insufflation
Since ozone rectal insufflation targets the gut and the liver, it is commonly assumed that it is mostly used to treat issues like chronic constipation, hepatitis, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, anal fistulae and fissure, hemorrhoids, and other parasitic infections.
Rectal insufflation can also be used as a complementary therapy for asthma, arterial circulatory disturbances, angiopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, fibromyalgia, chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease, and urinary tract Infection and more virus-conditioned diseases.
However, while ozone rectal insufflation can address a wide array of diseases, not everyone can undergo the therapy. Women who are at least 3 months pregnant and patients of acute myocardial infarction, severe cardiovascular instability, acute alcohol intoxication, and serious coagulation disorders are not recommended to undergo the procedure.
How Ozone Rectal Insufflation Works?
Most rectal insufflation requires only three things: a small catheter, an ozone collection bag, and a lubricant. The patient is laid on their left side, with knees bent and pulled upward to lift the upper buttocks for better rectal opening. Waterproof pads are often placed under the patient’s hips to protect the bedding.
The catheter is lubricated and inserted into the rectum about 4 inches deep. The other end of the catheter is then connected to the ozone collection bag. Afterwards, about 3 to 6 ounces of ozone is gently administered over a 5 to 10-minute period.
Most rectal insufflation requires only three things: a small catheter, an ozone collection bag, and a lubricant.