Ozone Limb Bagging

Uses, Benefits, Side Effects, and How to Do it
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Ozone limb bagging is the application of ozone gas onto an affected area of skin on a limb. 

It’s a pretty simple process, described by the International Scientific Committee of Ozone Therapy this way:

 “Ozone bagging or gasification … is a local way of application of ozone. It consists of filling an ozone-resistant bag with the O3/O2 mixture, creating a micro environment around the wound, allowing the body tissues to keep in contact with the gas mixture.”

Depending on the location of the wound, ozone cupping may be preferred. 

Ozone bagging is for when the affected area is on a lower limb.  Ozone cupping is for when the affected area is on the torso or upper limb.

Both ozone cupping and limb bagging are typically used in combination with ozone oil. A multitude of studies have been conducted on ozone oil in skin diseases.  Depending on the severity of your issue, you may only need ozone oil.


To summarize, ozone cupping or bagging is commonly used for:

  • Skin infections
  • Severe rash
  • Wounds (and non-healing wounds)
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Burns
  • MRSA
  • Bug bites
  • Animal bites
  • Post-surgery

You can find further research and evidence in some of the links below. 

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers can be quite harmful and can lead to amputation.

Ozone bagging (just like cupping or the application of ozone oil) has demonstrated positive results in helping to heal diabetic foot ulcers.  Like anything, it’s not 100% effective, but studies declare it a viable option.

Due to the graphic images, we won’t show the before and after photos here.  But you can navigate to the studies below to see more.

Non-healing wound and infected wounds after surgery

Chronically infected wounds




Ozone gas is a strong antiseptic.  When it’s applied on the skin or to an affected area, it eliminates the infection and stimulates growth factor.  The benefits are twofold — first it gets rid of bacteria, virus, and fungus, then it stimulates the healing processes so the affected area heals up quicke

Side effects

Here are the potential negative side effects of ozone bagging:

  • May have a burning sensation on an open wound
  • May cause irritation and redness on the skin if too much ozone is applied

How to do ozone limb bagging 

Limb bag treatments are one of the few treatments where you start at a high amount of ozone and then work back down. Ozone concentration for limb bagging ranges from 30 - 80 ug/ml (gamma). In the most extreme cases, you can start at 80 gamma and then follow the protocol to decrease by 10 gamma every week. 

But for the purposes of this protocol explanation we will stay with the Madrid Declaration’s recommendations of starting at 60 gamma, then decreasing by 10 gamma every week until arriving at 30.

Most commonly used protocol — 4 weeks 

  • Start off with 60 gamma 3 times weekly for 20-30 mins
  • After 1st week, decrease 10 gamma to 50 gamma 3 times weekly for 20-30 mins
  • After 2nd week, decrease 10 gamma to 40 gamma 3 times weekly for 20-30 mins
  • After 3rd week, decrease 10 gamma to 30 gamma 3 times weekly for 20-30 mins
  • Medical Practitioner can increase days a week if patient is not seeing results after 2nd week 

Helpful hints

  • You can moisten the skin to help ozone absorb into the tissue easier
  • Use in combination with ozone oil

Equipment for Ozone Bagging

Here is what you need:

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