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Updated: Nov 2, 2019

Breathing should be a breeze.  But during allergy or cold and flu season, it can be both painful and challenging.  If you suffer from acute or chronic sinusitis, inflamed eustachian tubes, ear aches, sore throat, tinnitus, bronchitis, seasonal asthma or brain fog, ozonated ear insufflations can help calm irritation and break down toxin accumulation.

During ear insufflations, activated oxygen otherwise known as ozone is passed through a modified stethoscope and slowly introduced through the ear canal.  A waxy lipophilic substance is produced, allowing the ozone gas to bypass the ear drum and circulate through the inner ear and sinus cavities, penetrating local tissues.  This pathway exposes major nerves and blood vessels to the ozonated gas, reducing inflammation on contact while destroying infectious microbes including candida, bacteria or viruses.  

As a result, auricular treatments can also diminish symptoms associated to neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, migraines or epilepsy.  Potent side effects from neurological infections including cancer and Lyme's disease are mitigated.  Ear insufflations can relieve discomfort and pain from mandibular dysfunctions, Bell's Palsy, jaw or tooth pain.  For more on the uses and benefits of ozone therapy, please see Ozone Therapy 101.

Many people report immediate improvements in their mood, relief from symptoms and greater mental clarity following treatment.  Application of auricular ozone takes approximately ten minutes and can be administered two to three times per week.  The frequency of treatments and follow up appointments vary depending on the severity of the condition being remedied.

Those with complications from COPD or chronic asthma may require careful application of auricular ozone, as it may induce bronchospasm, coughing or wheezing.  Other applications of ozone can be considered.

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