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15 Oct '18

Benefits of Massage with Ozonated Oil

Posted by Marin Crangaci
Everyone knows that to keep a car running well, it needs to be filled with quality gas and oil, kept topped up with water, run regularly, and be taken in for a tune up each year. Why then is it when it comes to our own bodies we are so easily tempted to pay little attention until we experience a total breakdown? We all know we should eat well, drink plenty of water, exercise often, adequately rest, and go for annual checkups. Yet, somehow with the high pace and general stress of modern living, we forget these basics.
Even those in the spa industry are often terminal givers who find it hard to make a priority of taking care of themselves. How does this disconnect happen?

 

Ayurveda, the most ancient of healing arts, would say it is because we are basically in a spin with little to no stillness at the core of our being. This spin breaks the connection between mind and body so we are left feeling clueless about how to help ourselves and our bodies cannot heal or – at the very least – maintain well. That being the case, how do we find this inner calm? In Ayurveda the answer is simple, delightful, and luxurious – oil massage. Oil massage is part of snehana, lubricating the body inside and out. Apart most usually called abhyanga.

Abhyanga (whether given to ourselves as self-massage or received from one, two, or more therapists) is a fantastic way to reconnect with our body, mind, and deepest inner being. All the great Ayurvedic physicians agree that oil massage has tremendous benefits, having the potential to promote longevity – improving both quality and length of life. This is why oil, and plenty of, is such an important element in most Ayurvedic spa treatments. Abyhyanga literally means rubbing the limbs. It also has been translated as touching with love.

Why oil? Using Ayurvedic terms it is because oil is the perfect antidote to vata. Vata is the wind – like subtle energy in our body – that is the power behind that inner spin. If allowed to rage like a tornado, it will disrupt all normal, peaceful functioning of body and mind. This disruption not only hinders healing, but is considered to be the root cause of premature aging and all its accompanying problems – pain, stiffness, emotional stress, poor memory, insomnia, problems with sight, hearing, taste, dryness inside and out, and generally less zest for life. 
Of course regular professional massage is wonderful, but you can get very similar benefits from giving yourself oil massage. For many that follow an Ayurvedic lifestyle daily abhyanga, applying oil from head to toe before a warm shower is part of their Dinacharya (daily routine).

Ozonated Oil massage is the way to mature gracefully – rather than age painfully on many levels. For the body, it helps by:

  • Improving the circulation of blood and lymph so tissues. This means the whole body is better nourished and cleansed so it can look and feel more youthful.
  • Relieving pain and swelling in the body by warming the subtle energy channels, which then expand allowing obstructions to clear and toxins cause all types of diseases to move out.
  • Lubricating tissues inside and out, lubricating the joints and organ linings. This keeps movement more free and graceful, the digestive tract more efficient, and all linings well lubricated.
  • Softening the skin, preventing dryness, and creating a healthy radiance and inner glow.
    Maintaining a suppleness and ease of motion in muscles and connective tissue by preventing fibrous buildup caused 
    by sense.
  • Making the body feel light, vital, and strong. Activity remains a joy and the body does not just rest and rust.
    Keeping all the senses sharper, which helps communication and participation flowing.
  • Supporting the immune system.
  • Calming the nervous system so we are less easily overwhelmed.
  • Improving physical stamina and virility.
  • Helping relaxation and restorative sleep.
  • More subtly making an invisible film that protects against extremes of climate, environmental pollution, and even sudden changes in air pressure. This is why oil massage before or after air travel is a perfect antidote for jet lag.

For the mind, oil massage is obviously a calming and enjoyable process but it can also:

  • Improve intelligence, wit, memory, and self-confidence.
  • Banish fatigue, especially that caused by stress.
  • Give us the clarity to make better lifestyle choices.

 

05 Oct '18

OZONE TREATMENT FOR DANDRUFF

Posted by Marin Crangaci

The Facts

Dandruff is a harmless, chronic condition that occurs when the scalp becomes dry or greasy and produces white flakes of dead skin that appear in the hair or on the shoulders. Although it is harmless, dandruff can be embarrassing for those who have it. Dandruff usually starts between the ages of 10 and 20 and affects up to 40% of people over the age of 30.

Causes

Skin cells are formed continuously on the scalp, so the shedding of dead skin cells is a normal process. Sometimes with dandruff, however, skin cells are shed at a faster rate than normal. Oil from the scalp causes the skin cells to clump together and appear as white flakes.

Dandruff can be caused by a number of things, including dry skin; sensitivity to hair products; and skin conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis or eczema.

The overgrowth of a yeast-like fungus can also cause dandruff. This overgrowth can be caused by stress, hormones, too much oil on the scalp, or problems with the immune system.

Symptoms and Complications

The symptoms of dandruff include white flakes of dead skin in the hair and on the shoulders, as well as an itchy, red, or scaly scalp. Dandruff flakes are usually scattered throughout the scalp.

If seborrheic dermatitis is the cause of dandruff, the symptoms usually appear gradually. The scalp becomes dry or greasy, is red, and feels itchy. As skin cells die, they turn to yellowish scales. A bad case of seborrheic dermatitis can also cause symptoms in other parts of the body. Yellowish or reddish scaling can appear on the hairline, in and around the ears, or on the nose and chest. Affected newborn babies may get a thick, yellowish, crusty rash on the scalp, called cradle cap.

Making the Diagnosis

Dandruff is a condition that people can pretty much self-diagnose from the symptoms of an itchy, dry, and scaly scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis appears as reddish-looking skin with mild, greasy, yellow scales and plaques with indistinct margins.

OZONE TREATMENT FOR DANDRUFF

Ozone treatment, a new age hair procedure, which converts oxygen (O2) into ozone (O3), and diffuses it into the hair shaft, has become extremely popular is a very short duration of time. This treatment process addresses common hair problems which includes excessive hair loss and premature graying of hair. Ozone therapy also enhances volume of hair. 

How does Ozone act on dandruff?

Ozone therapy have germicidal effects that help eliminate flaking and itching by destroying fungus and harmful bacteria without causing any damage to the scalp skin and hair Ozone therapy also improves blood circulation, stimulate hair follicles and encourage hair growth. It also increases the density of the hairs and control hair fall both in women and men

 

How to use it

The best way to use coconut ozonated oil for dandruff is to use it in place of your shampoo and conditioner. Apply it directly to the scalp and comb throughout the rest of your hair for extra benefits. Leave on for a few minutes to make sure the oil has a chance to penetrate your hair and skin, then rinse it off thoroughly. 

Some recipes call for other ingredients, such as essential oils and other plant-based oils like jojoba. These may be helpful as masks or spa-like treatments that are left in for several minutes. You may consider wearing a shower cap to avoid getting the oils on clothing and hard surfaces before rinsing out.

You may notice improved skin and hair right away. More severe dandruff may need a few treatments before you start seeing significant results. See your doctor if you fail to see any improvements after several coconut ozonated oil treatments.

Certain drugstore shampoos contain coconut oil as added ingredients. While these may offer some benefits, the coconut oznated oil isn’t as potent in such products. Use pure coconut ozzonated oil to reap the most benefits possible.

How to prevent Dandruff

Dandruff can almost always be controlled, but dandruff treatment may take a little patience and persistence. In general, daily cleansing with a gentle shampoo to reduce oiliness and skin cell buildup can often help mild dandruff. Eating a diet that contains plenty of B vitamins and zinc may help prevent dandruff. A diet that provides enough zinc, B vitamins and certain types of fats may help prevent dandruff. Good sources of vitamin B include leafy green vegetables, beans, peas and whole grains. Zinc is found in spinach, lamb and pumpkin seed. Limiting the use of hair sprays, mousses and gels can reduce scalp oil and lower your risk of developing dandruff.

 

26 Sep '18

Treatment of demodectic with ozone therapy

Posted by Marin Crangaci
What are Demodex Mites?
Demodex can produce the enzyme lipase which is necessary for Demodex to digest the sebum it feeds on. Lipase can adversely affect the quality, condition and appearance of your scalp and hair. Demodex Mites are invisible to the naked eye, usually measuring between 100 – 300 microns in length. There are numerous different signs of demodex activity. One of the most obvious signs of the condition is itching, crawling sensation on the face or (and) in the scalp, but most of the time, there is no itching at all, and people are not aware they are infested with Demodex mites. 
If the mites goes unobserved, the mite populations can dramatically increase, resulting to hair thinning problem. Hair loss, in some cases, pre-mature hair loss can be linked with extended demodex folliculorum activity. 
How are Demodex Follicle Mites Development?
The development stages of Demodex Follicle Mites include egg, larva, nymphs, nymphae and adult, that is five periods. Females lay eggs in the hair follicle and sebaceous glands, egg (Ovum) follicle a small mushroom, the size is about 0.04 mm x 0.10 mm, sebum creep mite eggs are oval shaped, the size is about 0.03 mm x 0.06 mm. About after 60 hours hatched larvae (Larva), larvae by about 36 hours before moulting for nymphs (Protonymph). Larvae, and nymphs before have 3 pairs, the developmental molting larva (Nymph) for 72 hours. Nymphs shaped like an Adult, but reproductive organs have not yet been mature, not food, about after 2 - 3 days' development shed their skin for Adult. About after 5 days or so mature, in the hair follicle mouth after mating, a female mite into the hair follicles and sebaceous glands to lay eggs, the male mite is dead after mating. Complete generation life cycle takes about half a month. Female mites life span more than 4 months. 
What damage can Demodex follicle mites do?
Demodex follicle mites live inside the sebaceous glands and hair follicles, sucking nutrients from the hair roots and damaging the cell walls. After mating, they parasitize the skin, then lay eggs, and introduce bacteria and infection to the skin. Throughout the five phases of their life cycle, these mites destroy the skin by excreting wastes and secretions, laying eggs and dying within its layers. After death, their corpses become liquid and decompose inside the skin. 
Sterilize Demodex Mites using ozone
Ozone (O3) ) is composed of three oxygen atoms, is a kind of strong oxidizer, room temperature has a half-life of about 20 minutes, easy to decompose, soluble in water. Belongs to a broad spectrum of ozone sterilization, whether liquid or gaseous ozone, have extremely strong oxidation ability and antimicrobial properties, and can rapidly and effectively inactivate bacteria, fungi and virus, parasite and so on, belongs to the highly effective fungicides. In the field of beauty treatment, ozone can treat skin diseases such as sterilization on the surface of the skin.The Tests had showed that  Ozone in the liquid phase can kill Demodex follicle mites and many types of bacteria on the hair and scal, the killing rate was 70% in 1 minute, and the killing rate was 99.2% in 3 minutes. 

Ozone therapy with demodicosis

Ozone therapy with demodicosis is one of the modern methods for eliminating skin problems. This procedure is really capable to help with the treatment of the problem and has earned the trust of many people. However, one ozonotherapy will be small. It is necessary to use other measures in the complex! Ozone in the right doses acts as an anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating, bactericidal, antiviral, cytostatic, anti-stress, fungicidal and analgesic. Ozone therapy is now successfully used in almost all areas of medicine, including dermatology and cosmetology.

The fundamental difference between ozonotherapy and other cosmetic products and procedures is a double action, both on the surface of the body and in the middle of the body, which leads to normalization of nutrition, moistening, protection and renewal of metabolic processes in the skin. The approach to treatment and choice of techniques is strictly individual. In the cosmetology practice, methods of introducing ACS into the dermis, subcutaneous fat and intracapillary injections have been widely used, which can effectively fight cellulite, lipodystrophy, reduce wrinkles, improve the turgor of the skin and treat various dermatolocosmetological diseases. Treatment of demodecosis in this way is widely used.

15 Sep '18

Ozone Therapy: An Effective Intervention for Atherosclerosis Control?

Posted by Marin Crangaci
Atherosclerosis: An Unresolved Health Problem

Cardiovascular diseases, comprising coronary artery (CAD) and cerebrovascular diseases are currently the leading cause of death globally. It is well established that oxidative stress (OS) is a major contributor to atherosclerosis development. The retention of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) in the arterial wall and their oxidation by reactive oxygen species (ROS) initiates a complex series of biochemical and inflammatory reactions. Oxidized LDL (oxLDL) promotes many deleterious effects in the vascular wall such as the production of inflammatory cytokines and chemotactic factors. OxLDL might also lead to a procoagulant activity of the vascular cell surface; meanwhile the local synthesis of adhesion molecules induces the recruitment of mononuclear cells to the endothelium. These cells are then transformed into macrophages and finally to the lipid loaded foam cells that contribute to the atherosclerotic lesion development.

The treatment of atherosclerosis is currently based on lipid lowering in combination with anti-inflammatory therapies that slow the progression of atherosclerosis. Despite the cholesterol-lowering effect and anti-inflammatory properties of statins, atherosclerosis continues to progress in a significant proportion of patients. On the other hand, classical antioxidants have failed in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Thus, there is a widespread agreement on the need of more effective and less toxic therapies.

The "Ozone Oxidative Preconditioning" Mechanism

In light of more recent pharmacological knowledge, we can consider ozone (O3) as a pro-drug, which, at certain nontoxic doses, can induce a rearrangement of the biochemical pathways with the activation of a second messenger in a cascade with a multiple system action. In order of preference, ozone reacts with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), antioxidants such as ascorbic and uric acids, thiol compounds with sulfhydryl (-SH) groups such as cysteine, reduced glutathione (GSH), and albumin. Depending upon the O3 dose, carbohydrates, enzymes, DNA and, RNA can also be affected.

Formation of ROS in the plasma is extremely rapid and is accompanied by a transitory and small decrease (ranging from 5 to 25%) of the antioxidant capacity. Importantly, this return to normal within 15-20 minutes owes to the efficient recycling of oxidized compounds such as dehydroascorbate to ascorbic acid.

León and coworkers defined the actions of ozone therapy as an "oxidative preconditioning" mechanism. Ischemic preconditioning represents the best similarity in this context. Ozone oxidative preconditioning may promote a moderate OS which, in turn, increases antioxidant endogenous systems protecting cells against oxidation. Transient elevated ROS concentrations induce gene expression in many cells, whose products exhibit antioxidative activity. A major mechanism of redox homeostasis is based on the ROS-mediated induction of redox-sensitive signal cascades that lead to increased expression of antioxidants. Evidence that antioxidant enzymes, nitric oxide pathways, and other subcellular activities could be modulated by low O3/O2 doses is now proven and could support the surprising effects of O3 in many pathological conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases.

The Efficacy of Ozone Therapy in Cardiovascular Diseases

Both, preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated the therapeutic effectiveness of ozone therapy in atherosclerosis-associated cardiovascular diseases. In 1993, Romero and coworkers demonstrated the efficacy of O3 in patients with arteriosclerosis obliterans, improving the clinical state. The beneficial effects of ozone therapy on cardiocirculatory system have also been demonstrated. The therapy with O3/O2 restored the antioxidant/prooxidant balance in cardiopathy patients, meanwhile an improvement of serum lipid profile was observed.

Recent results of our group reinforced the effectiveness of ozone therapy in the control of cardiovascular complications. The rectal insufflation of this gas improves the antioxidant state in CAD patients. In another clinical study, the combination of the classic antithrombotic therapy with O3/O2 improved the antioxidant status of patients with CAD, reducing biomarkers of protein and lipid oxidation, enhancing total antioxidant status and modulating the level of superoxide dismutase and catalase, moving the redox environment to a status of low production of superoxide anion (O2•-) with an increase in H2O2 detoxification. Also, ozone therapy significantly improved prothrombin time when compared to the antithrombotic therapy only group, without modifying bleeding time [16]. On the other hand, we also showed that O3/O2 insufflation in patients with CAD improve the antioxidant status of high density lipoproteins and the lipid peroxidation of LDL, which correlates with a reduction of cardiovascular complications.

Recently, we also demonstrated experimentally that low doses of O3/O2 reduce the atherosclerotic lesions size in a rabbit model of atherosclerosis. In the ozonized animals, the intima/media ratio was significantly lower than in the atherosclerotic rabbits [18], which suggest that this medical gas may be used to retard the progression of atherosclerotic lesions.

Ozone-mediated oxidative preconditioning must finally be considered more than a simple and mere concept. Data presented in this work are indicative of potentially positive effects induced by treatment with low doses of O3/O2. Particularly, an ozone therapy approach could be considered as a positive complement to the actual pharmacological therapies addressed to cardiovascular diseases, promoting the regulation of endogenous nitric oxide concentrations and the maintenance of an adequate cellular redox balance.

 Effects of ozone therapy on haemostatic and oxidative stress index in coronary artery disease

ArticleinEuropean journal of pharmacology 691(1-3):156-62 · July 2012

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cause of sudden death, and death of people over 20 years of age. Because ozone therapy can activate the antioxidant system and improve blood circulation and oxygen delivery to tissue, the aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of ozone in patients with CAD, treated with antithrombotic therapy, Aspirin and policosanol. A randomized controlled clinical trial was performed with 53 patients divided into two groups: one (n=27) treated with antithrombotic therapy and other (n=26) treated with antithrombotic therapy plus rectal insufflation of O(3). A parallel group (n=50) age and gender matched was used as reference for the experimental variables. The efficacy of the treatments was evaluated by comparing hemostatic indexes and biochemical markers of oxidative stress in both groups after 20 day of treatment. Ozone treatment significantly (P<0.001) improved prothrombin time when compared to the antithrombotic therapy only group, without modifying bleeding time. Combination antithrombotic therapy+O(3) improved the antioxidant status of patients reducing biomarkers of protein and lipid oxidation, enhancing total antioxidant status and modulating the level of superoxide dismutase and catalase with a 57% and 32% reduction in superoxide dismutase and catalase activities respectively, moving the redox environment to a status of low production of O(2)(•-) with an increase in H(2)O(2) detoxification. No side effects were observed. These results show that medical ozone treatment could be a complementary therapy in the treatment of CAD and its complications.
Effects of ozone therapy on haemostatic and oxidative stress index in coronary artery disease | Request PDF. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/229151841_Effects_of_ozone_therapy_on_haemostatic_and_oxidative_stress_index_in_coronary_artery_disease [accessed Sep 15 2018].

Sources:http://www.athero.org/commentaries/comm1164.asp

 

05 Sep '18

Why prevention is better than cure?

Posted by Marin Crangaci

When it comes to our health, prevention is much better than cure. Several diseases and injuries are preventable, and can be managed much better if identified earlier on. It is common for people only to go to the doctor when they are feeling unwell. A regular check-up with your doctor helps them to assess your overall health and to identify your risk factors for disease. By knowing what's normal for you early on, you'll be able to detect any serious changes later.

Prevention is better than a cure because it literally prevents the discomfort and costs of becoming sick or experiencing a similar preventable event. It also often takes less effort to prevent something than to cure it, hence the popular expression "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
Using common prevention strategies such as regular handwashing helps prevent illnesses like colds and flu from spreading. Taking the time to prepare and store food safely prevents food poisoning. In both cases, it is much more efficient and cost-effective to prevent the illness than to cure it.
However, the idea that prevention is better than a cure refers to more than just illness. The now common expression "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" originally came from Benjamin Franklin, who coined the phrase when he wrote a short essay about how to prevent house fires. As he noted, it was much less expensive to practice fire safety than it was to rebuild a house that burned to the ground. Taking the time to prevent an inopportune scenario from happening, whether it is getting sick, causing a house fire or experiencing a careless accident, is always better than dealing with the scenario after it occurs.

“Prevention is better than cure”- this age long old proverb is still a truth and reflects the reality of life today. It is better to take precautions than taking medications to prevent a disease. That’s why researchers are trying with their heart and soul to find ways to keep people healthy and free of risk from future diseases. But finding a way to prevent heart attack will not be effective for cancer. In the same way, vaccinations can’t find a way to prevent kidney failure. So here is the most marvelous natural way to do this better than anything possible for any kind of prevention. It is Ozone Therapy. 

Medical Ozone is a powerful therapeutic tool for treating disease. It is equally as important for the prevention of diseases. The hundreds of different diseases named by conventional medical science are but symptoms of one underlying cause. That cause, as proven by two-time Nobel Prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg, is hypoxia, or oxygen starvation at the cellular level. This is the cause of degenerative disease (arthritis, atherosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatism, cancer, etc.). Ozone both treats and prevents most communicable disease as well (mumps, measles, influenza, cholera, tropical fevers, etc.) Regular use of ozonated oil can provide high levels of immunity from most common diseases, and relegate immunization to the dustbin of history. Our present allopathic health system is disintegrating under financial stress, and it can easily be replaced by prevention through use of ozone therapies, supplemented by medical ozone injection for serious cases, and emergency room hospitals for accident victims outfitted with the latest in advanced medical ozone generators. This system will be far less expensive than our present system, where 95% of our health dollar is spent in the last year of life, trying to undo a lifetime of toxic buildup. 

The Benefits of ozonated oil
  • detoxification - removes toxins from the body
  • bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal - ozone contributes to the destruction of viruses, fungi and bacteria
  • oxygenizing - significantly increases the oxygen supply of tissue is removed anoxia
  • immunomodulatory properties - strengthens the immune system, improves the body's defense against harmful factors
  • anti-inflammatory
  • Increased metabolism - accelerated energy processes in cells is more rapid and qualitative metabolism of nutrients
  • analgesic (pain reliever)
  • thrombolytic - ozone and reduces the viscosity of blood clotting and accelerate the absorption of blood clots
  • regenerative - increased resilience of the skin and mucosa


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