Rectal Ozone Therapy


Rectal Insufflation:

Rectal insufflation is a way to administer ozone systemically in a manner that is minimally invasive and painless. Previously for many decades, physicians in Europe have used a more invasive technique called Major Autohemotherapy whereby a 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.

Benefits of Rectal Ozone:  see general benefits of ozone therapy

Advantages of Rectal Ozone:

1.Simple, painless, less than 15 minute procedure

2.Obtain higher levels in the gut and liver. Therefore has especially higher benefits for patients with gut and liver issues such as:

a.Chronic hepatitis

b.Chronic colitis:

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

How is the procedure performed?

The medical assistant will insert a very small lubricated catheter into the rectum about 4 inches and gently administer 3 to 6 ounces of ozone over a 5-10 minute period while the patient is laying on his/her side.  Most patient feel no discomfort.

The patient is asked to refrain from passing gas or having a bowel movement for at least 30 minutes.  It has been shown that the entire amount of ozone is fully absorbed by that time. So any gas or bowel movement that is passed after that period does not have any affect on the results of the therapy.

It is generally recommended that the procedure is be performed within a few hours following a bowel movement. Some patients may prefer to self-administer an enema on the morning prior to arrival for the procedure but it is not necessary.  We generally suggest that the patient have had a normal bowel movement that morning before the procedure.