I read on this forum that for ear insufflation you can simply put the tube into the ear, one can also use modified stethoscopes for both ears. the convenience of the modified stethoscopes is good, however I have some question, can someone done this help me?
MaCabe in his book said insert the tube into ear while tilt the head, let some pressure out to avoid pressure building in the ear, and the heavier ozone will fall down to avoid breathing ozone. My concern about the modified stethoscopes is that if it very fit into the ear just like a ear plug, then the ozone can not get out and the pressure build up, or it can be fit into ear loosely? and secondly, the escape ozone will at the same level as the nose and mouth, then may breath in. Is it a concern or the quantity is small and need not to be worried?
In either case, whether using the tube in the ear or with the modified steth, the gas flow rate is very slow (max 1/8 lpm). With either method, you will smell a little bit of ozone when doing the protocol as it leaks out the ears. It is practically unavoidable, depending how long you are doing the insufflation. When it gets to the point that you feel you're breathing too much ozone, then stop the treatment.
You can "unspring" the steth by bending the centre spring so it is comfortable to wear and provides the optimal pressure to both ears. You have to have some pressure in the ear or the treatment will be worthless. The ozone simply will not work well if there is no pressure to drive it into the ear canal. It's all about finding that fine balance of flow rate, concentration and pressure.
Hope this helps,
Thanks Ozoneman! You rock! You sure know your stuff. that's a great clarification! I feel I suddenly understand a lot more about ozone therapy. (Iím a slow thinker I think).
Thanks again! Keep up the good work!
But what about the materials used in those modified stethoscopes? Can you just modify any ordinary cheap stethoscope that has chrome layer and plastic knobs to be used for ear insufflation? Only replacing the rubber tubes with silicon tubes? Are those materials ozone resistant enough? I read somewhere that chrome has weak resistant to ozone.
And can one use the plastic humidifier that comes along with many oxygen conzentrators?