We are now starting to get into the nitty gritty how-to videos for performing home ozone therapy.
This video is an introduction to the oxygen sources available to generate medical ozone for treatments at home. Here, Simon walks us through the three main options available for providing the high purity oxygen (over 90%) required for medical home ozone therapy. He shares the pros and cons of each option and provides information on how to obtain the various sources.
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Welcome to the Natural Ozone YouTube Channel. My name is Simon Thomas, product manager for Natural Ozone, a family-run Kiwi company dedicated to helping you harness the myriad benefits of ozone.
Please note, this video is not intended as personal medical advice. For all medical issues, please consult your health professional.
Ozone therapy does have a firm scientific basis, in fact there are over 11 000 scientific articles related to ozone therapy on the Pub Med database in the USA.
What is ozone therapy and who uses it?
Ozone therapy is a powerful complementary therapy which is practised by over 40 000 health professionals around the world, and is increasingly popular for at home use, both by people battling chronic illness and those wishing to boost their wellbeing such as professional athletes and biohackers.
Pure oxygen sources for home ozone therapy
So, you’ve decided to do your health a huge favour and get started with home ozone therapy. The first thing that you are going to need is a pure source of oxygen.
Remember, we are making our own high-quality medicine here, so the purity of the input is most important! But where does one obtain pure oxygen? Luckily there are three options, so you can always find one to suit your personal situation.
Option 1 – Medical oxygen bottle
If you have access to medical oxygen, then this is considered to be the gold standard. All you need is the medical oxygen bottle and the special low flow regulator to suit medical oxygen available on the Natural Ozone website.
Please note that this is different to the regulator designed for industrial oxygen, so make sure at checkout that you order the correct one for your bottle.
To fix it to the bottle couldn’t be easier, just screw it on nice and tight. Make sure that there are no leaks.
In some places, medical oxygen is only available with a doctor’s prescription, so unless you have a medical issue that requires the use of oxygen therapy, this may not be an option for you.
Option 2 – Industrial oxygen
In most countries, including New Zealand, Australia, USA and Canada, the oxygen which is used for industrial purposes such as welding is very similar to medical oxygen, and it has been used widely with great success for ozone therapy.
This type of gas is easy to obtain from gas suppliers and hardware stores such as Bunnings Warehouse. This is usually the cheapest option in the short term, although if you intend using ozone therapy on an ongoing basis, then you might want to consider option three, a home oxygen concentrator.
If you decide to go with industrial oxygen, then make sure that you order the correct low flow regulator at the checkout.
Please note that those living in North America will need a different low flow regulator to those living in Australia or New Zealand. Don't worry, we have plenty of each type in stock.
With the industrial oxygen bottle, you will need a wrench to fasten it securely the first time you use it. After that, you can just leave it on the bottle.
Setting the flow rate with an oxygen bottle
When performing home ozone therapy, you will need to set a particular flow rate of oxygen as dictated by the protocol. The low flow regulators on an oxygen bottle make that very easy.
First, connect the silicon tube from the nipple on the regulator to the oxygen input of your medical ozone generator like so.
Then turn on the bottle, and select your preferred flow rate using this handy dial.
For more information about setting up an oxygen bottle for home ozone therapy, please see our video “Home Ozone Therapy Protocols - Getting Started Using Bottled Oxygen (Medical or Industrial)”
Option 3 – Oxygen Concentrator
This handy little machine is called an oxygen concentrator. It’s a bit like magic because it creates pure oxygen out of thin air!
The atmosphere around us contains around 18% oxygen, with the rest made up of nitrogen and other gasses. The oxygen concentrator uses a molecular sieve to filter out all the other gasses leaving a certain level of oxygen depending on the setting you use.
For ozone therapy it is very important that we have an input of at least 95% purity.
Buyer beware! Most oxygen concentrators on the market provide a maximum of 90%, which is not good enough. The Natural Ozone Oxy-96 provides 96% purity, plus or minus 3%. We have been selling this particular model and using it in our own home for over ten years, so we are certain of its quality and reliability. Don’t be tempted by cheap copies, it’s really not worth the risk.
The other thing you are going to need if you go with the oxygen concentrator option is a low flow meter like this one here, which you will connect in between the concentrator and your ozone generator.
When you buy an ozone therapy kit with oxygen concentrator from Natural Ozone, we provide this item free of charge, the usual price is around three hundred New Zealand dollars.
If you are using your oxygen concentrator for oxygen therapy, then you need to fill this container with water, but for ozone therapy, it’s important not to do that because we don’t want to have the moisture inside the ozone generator.
Using an oxygen concentrator
First, plug in the oxygen concentrator to the power
Next turn on the switch at the back
Now, push the button and the machine should start up. You can hear a light puffing noise, that’s completely normal.
Next, turn the knob on the oxygen concentrator until the ball is floating around the number one.
From now on, you don’t need to adjust anything on the oxygen concentrator. Depending on which ozone therapy protocol you are performing, you will be given a flow rate to use. This you need to set using the paediatric low flow meter.
Just as you did on the oxygen concentrator, you turn this knob and watch how the little ball hovers around a particular number. Let’s say we are aiming for a flow rate of ¼. We just need to turn the knob anticlockwise until we can see the ball hovering on that line.
For more information about setting up an oxygen concentrator for home ozone therapy, please see our video “Home Ozone Therapy Protocols Getting Started With an Oxygen Concentrator”
Three Options…..How do I know which one to use?
So, what are the pros and cons of each option? Medical oxygen is great if you can get it, but many can’t. So let’s consider the other two.
Industrial oxygen is cheaper to get started with but probably more expensive in the long term than creating your own oxygen using a concentrator. It’s also a hassle to take the bottle to get refilled. Especially for older people or those with a disability, it can be difficult to move heavy bottles around. Another disadvantage of both oxygen bottle methods is that it’s quite easy to leave the bottle on after you have done your treatment only to return later and discover that all your gas has escaped. I know I’ve done that!
The oxygen concentrator is the most popular method of obtaining O2 among our customers. It is light to move around and you can take it anywhere you go as long as there is a power socket to plug it in. Once you have one, you have an endless supply of oxygen, not only for ozone therapy but if you ever need to take supplementary oxygen in case of respiratory illness, then you have it right on hand.
Many people like to have an oxygen concentrator in their home in case of catching Covid, especially if they are asthmatic, frail or have other confounding health issues.
So, there you have it. Three options, one outcome – pure oxygen to put into your medical ozone generator.
For more information
Want to know more? Download our FREE home ozone therapy guide for all the information you need to know in order to get started on your journey to better wellness.
If you would like more information, you can visit our website and type oxygen into the search bar or why not just pick up the phone and give us a call? Remember, we are a service orientated family business and are always happy to give advice and support.
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