Saturday, 31 March 2012


External Limb Bagging

Ozone limb bagging requires only a clear plastic bag in order to confine the ozone to the area being treated. The limb is moistened first, in order to aid the penetration of ozone through the skin, then enclosed in the plastic bag and the ozone is introduced by the silicone tube from the generator into the bag. The top of the bag is securely closed with either a cloth strip or an elastic strap. Be careful to not tie too tight, so that the circulation is not cut off. 

Open the oxygen tank valve, turn on the regulator at a flow rate of 1/16 liters/minute (aiming for between 50-72 ug/ml of ozone depending on your generator), turn on the ozone generator and allow ozone/oxygen gas to enter the bag for 20 - 30 minutes. Shut off the generator, and regulator, and turn off the tank valve. 

Note: some suggest even higher ug/ml of ozone for use in external limb bagging therapy, but I don't recommend any ozone generators that can produce these levels of ozone due to their potential harmful effects if accidently used internally at these levels. Experiments have shown that ozone at levels above 80 ug/ml can cause red blood cell damage. And although a patient/clinician may have the best intentions to always check the settings, the probability of an eventual human error is too great to take the risk of injuring a patient and adding fuel to the fire for those against the use of medical ozone therapy. 

For serious limb ailments like gangrene you may need to continue this protocol daily for at least 2-3 months. This technique has been in use for many years, and is especially useful with impaired circulation in diabetic legs, removing the threat of amputation. 

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