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Benefits of Negative Air Ions on specific diseases

 

Allergy & Asthma

Arthrosis

Burns

Cancer

Migraine

Pain

Skin diseases

Skin Wounds

Ulcer

 

Allergy & Asthma

NAIs stimulate the secretion of gluco-corticoid hormones in the suprarenal glands, like cortisone, which protects our body against allergies and asthma (Livanova & al, 1999b).

 

NAIs also reduce the serotonin concentration in the blood, which has also an anti-allergy effect.

 

Dr Boulatov (1975) has the most experience with asthmatic persons and has cured more than 11.000 patients. He recommends 2 to 3 cures of 30 daily treatments of 10’ with NAI concentrations as high as 2x106 ions/cm3. He reports that his patients said with “monotonous regularity” that the therapy has worked.

 

In 1966, Dr Palti performed in a hospital in Jerusalem a study involving 38 asthmatic babies between the ages of 2 to 12 months. The babies were separated in 2 groups. One group was treated with NAIs generating ioniser while the second was administered the standard drug treatment. The babies in the first group treated with air ioniser were cured much more quickly than those in the 2d group. The babies in the 1st group were also found to be less prone to rebound attacks. (Palti, 1966).

 

Brazilian hospitals now commonly use negative ion generators to treat breathing problems (Soyka, 1985). Experiences in American and British hospitals have concluded that more than 60% of patients suffering from hay fever or bronchial asthma have experienced partial or total relief (Cramer, 1996).

 

Boulatov

P.C.

Traitement de l'asthme bronchitique par l'aero-ionisation négative, in "Problèmes d'ionisation et d'aéro-ionisation

1975

Maloine Ed, Paris, 178-185

Brown

W

Asthma research wrangle over safety of inhalers

1992

New Scientist, 7, March

Cramer

Guy

Advanced research on atmospheric ions and respiratory problems

1996

http://mypage.direct.ca/

g/gcramer/asthma.html

Livanova & al

L.M.

The protective effects of negative air ions in acute stress in rats with different typological behavioral characteristics

1999b

Neurosci. Behav. Physiol., 29, 393-395

 

Arthrosis

Arthrosis is a degenerative alteration of the articulation coating tissues. In case of inflammation, it is called arthritis. Oxygen therapies have a regenerative effect on these tissues (Markus, 1998). Figurovsky showed that 80% of arthrosis crisis were reduced by negative ionisation (reported in Robert, 1991).

 

Robert

Hervé

Ionisation, Santé, Vitalité

1991

Ed. Artulen

Markus

Dr M.

Heilen mit Sauerstoff

1999

Ratgeber Ehrenwirth

 

Burns

Infection is the leading cause of death in thermal burn injuries. NAIs at high concentration have the property to kill microorganisms.

 

Kornblueh (1968) treated 138 burn victims at Northeastern General hospital in Philadelphia with NAIs. He concluded that NAIs helps to reduce pain and to fasten skin cicatrisation, mainly due to their ability to prevent micro-organism infection.

 

Makela (1978) made several studies in a Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit at Helsinki University Central Hospital, where microbial air contamination is high. Different strains of Staphylococcus Aureus had been found on the patient skins. Under ionisation, their presence in the air and on the patient skin drastically dropped.

 

David

Timo

Polarized air as an adjunct in the treatment of burns

1960

Am. J. Phys. Med.  39, 111-3

Kornblueh

Igho

Aeroionotherapy of burns

1968

Biovlimatology, Biometeorology and aeroonotherapy, Gualierotti Ed

Makela

Paavo

Studies on the effects of ionization on bacterial aerosols in a burns and plastic surgery unit

1978

http://www.info-systel.com/jbreton/

effects_of_ionization_on_aerosols.

en.html

 

Cancer

In our body, cells regularly become cancerous but our immune system, if not depressed, is able to kill them by producing anti-cancer drugs. But increasing the oxygen concentration in the body and overexpressing the activity of the enzyme “superoxide dismutase” play also an important role.

 

Increase of blood oxygen concentration and pH

“Harmful low-oxygen environments within the body are known to be breeding grounds for the development of diseases, particularly cancer, so finding ways to bring oxygen to those parts of the body in order to begin healing is a logical direction. Cancer specialists know that cancer cells grow in low oxygen environments and can be destroyed by the application of pure oxygen” (Dr Yutsis, p47).

 

Already in 1944, Dr Otto Warburg, twice Nobel Price winner, found that cancer cells produced lactate from glucose in the presence of oxygen, whereas normal cells only produced lactate from glucose in the absence of oxygen. He concluded the “the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the normal oxygen respiration of the body cells by an anaerobic cell respiration”. According to Dr Kizer, a biochemist and physicist at Gungnir Research in Porsmith, what is at least sure is that “high oxygen tensions are lethal to cancer tissue, 95% being very toxic, where as in general, normal tissues were not armed by high oxygen tensions”.

 

Cancer patient often have a poor blood oxygenation. A positive action of NAIs on cancer cells is their ability to increase the oxygen level in the blood and to improve oxygen transport through the tiniest capillaries. Air ions can also increase the blood alkalinity, that has also been reported to prevent tumor growth.

 

Cancer treatment, like radiation, causes tissue hypoxia or oxygen depletion. To come back to life, the cells need increased oxygen. Even if the rays are targeted to a specific area, the entire body feels its effect and the immune system becomes less efficient. Consequently, during treatment, good body oxygenation is important (Dr Yutsis, 2003).

 

SOD activation

In 2001, Oberley published a review called “ Anticancer Therapy by overexpression of superoxide dismutase (SOD)”.

 

SOD is the first enzyme of our anti-oxidant defence system. There are 3 different SOD that can be found in 3 different locations (Takada & al, 2002):

  • MnSOD in mitochondria
  • CuZnSOD in the cytoplasm
  • ECSOD extracellular

Cancerous cells are always low in MnSOD and CAT activity, and usually low in CuZnSOD (Oberley, 2001).

 

Cell irradiation provokes the following responses (Takada, 2002):

  • induction of cytokine synthesis, such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor, our natural defence system against cancer
  • induction of MnSOD activity
  • generation of Reactive Oxygen species (ROS). If these ROS are not immediately neutralized, this so called “oxidative stress may lead to cell damage and cell death.

Overexpression of SOD in healthy cells (Takada, 2002).:

  • improves their anti-oxidative process
  • protects them from Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) and anticancer drugs (Pani et al, 2004).
  • makes them resistant to irradiation

Overexpression of SOD in cancerous cells increases the H2O2 concentration and consequently inhibits tumor growth (Takada, 2002). This has been observed until now on 13 different tumor types in vitro and in vivo (Oberley, 2001). This confirms that CAT and GSH enzymes are not actively working.

 

Kosenko & al (1997) and Kondrashova et al (2000a&b) observed that NAIs, mostly superoxide, activates the SOD, which could help to produce H2O2 in cancer cells.

 

Pani & al (2004) and Oberley (2001) concluded that oxygen radicals have a major role in the natural defence against the propagation of cancer cells and mediate the beneficial cytotoxic effect of both the chemo- and radio-therapy.

 

Yutsis

Dr P.

Oxygen to the rescue

2003

Basic Health

Oberley

L.W.

Anticancer therapy by overexpression of superoxide dismutase

2001

Antioxid Redox Signal, 3, 460-472

Pani

G

Mitochondrial Superoxide Dismutase: a promising target for new anticancer therapies

2004

Current Medicinal Chemistry, 2004, 11 (10), 1299-1308

Kondrashova

M.N.

The primary physico-chemical mechanism for the beneficial biological/medical effects of negative air ions

2000a

IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 28, 230-237

Kondrashova

M.N.

Mild stimulation of internal peroxidative processes by inhalation of negative air ions. Vital superoxide emission

2000b

http://www.biophotonen-online.de/
abstract/abs2000-9.htm

Kosenko & al

E.A.

The stimulatory effect of negative air ions and hydrogen peroxide on the activity of superoxide dismutase

1997

FEBS Letters, 410, 309-312

Takada & al

Y.

The role of reactive oxygen species in cell overexpressing manganese superoxide dismutase

2002

Mol Cancer Res, 1, 137-146

 

Migraine

Some migraine headaches originate when an overload of serotonin causes the diameter of blood vessels leading to the brain to dilate, and get wider in the brain. Pr Sicureti proved that migraine suffering people have a high sensibility to serotonin (Robert, 1991). NAIs help to reduce the serotonin concentration in the blood.

 

Prof. Hawkins (1978), at the University of Surrey in England, performed a 4 years study in offices of an insurance company. In presence of ionisers in the air conditioning, migraine and nausea problems drastically dropped. He found out that the best conditions are:

  • T° of 20°C
  • Air humidity of 50%
  • Ionisers in the air conditioning

Robert

Hervé

Ionisation, Santé, Vitalité

1991

Ed. Artulen

Hawkins

L.H.

Air ions and human performance

1978

Ergonomics, vol 21, 4, 273-278

 

Pain

Serotonin release in the blood increases pain sensation. NAIs helps to reduce the serotonin concentration in the blood (Krueger, 1976). Jonassen (webpage) reports that cancer patients, being in severe pain and requiring regular & strong analgesia, required less analgesia and their chronic wounds showed accelerated healing. This phenomenon has also been observed on animals (Jaskowski et al, 1986).

 

Jonassen

Niels

Are ions good for you?

 

http://www.ce-mag.com/archive/02/11/mrstatic.html

Krueger

A.P.

Biological impact of small air ions

1976

Science, 193 (4259), 1209-13

 

Skin diseases

Dr Robert (1991) obtained excellent results with negative ions on psoriasis and eczema, if they are applied at a 10cm distance from the skin. Dermatosis caused by a psychological factor can also be cured by negative ions. Reduction of hair loss has also been reported.

 

Robert

Hervé

Ionisation, Santé, Vitalité

1991

Ed. Artulen

 

Skin Wounds

Soft tissues deprived of oxygen promote the growth of some virulent micro-organisms like Clostridium perfringens and Staphylococcus aureus, that thrives in low oxygen environments. NAIs pulsed on the wound will help to kill these micro-organisms and to oxygenize those tissues

 

Robert

Hervé

Ionisation, Santé, Vitalité

1991

Ed. Artulen

Jaskowski & al

J.

Effect of air ions on healing of wounds of rat skin

1986

Exp. Pathol., 29, 113-117

 

Ulcer

PAIs increase the gastric acidity and consequently encourage the apparition of stomach ulcers and digestive bleedings. Deleanu (1991) treated ulcer with negative ions and obtains 57% durable healing with disappearance of painful crisis, 33% improvement and only 10% failure.

 

Deleanu & al

M.

Morphological changes of the hypophysis-adrenal system in albino rats with experimental gastric ulcers, under the influence of aeronotherapy

1991

Rom. J. Int. Med., 29, 215-220

 

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