en 25 Noviembre 2017

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The use of ozone (O3) gas as a therapy in alternative medicine has attracted skepticism due to its unstable molecular structure. However, copious volumes of research have provided evidence that O3's dynamic resonance structures facilitate physiological interactions useful in treating a myriad of pathologies. Specifically, O3 therapy induces moderate oxidative stress when interacting with lipids. This interaction increases endogenous production of antioxidants, local perfusion, and oxygen delivery, as well as enhances immune responses. We have conducted a comprehensive review of O3 therapy, investigating its contraindications, routes and concentrations of administration, mechanisms of action, disinfectant properties in various microorganisms, and its medicinal use in different pathologies. We explore the therapeutic value of O3 in pathologies of the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary system, central nervous system, head and neck, musculoskeletal, subcutaneous tissue, and peripheral vascular disease. Despite compelling evidence, further studies are essential to mark it as a viable and quintessential treatment option in medicine.

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en 24 Noviembre 2017

Dry eye, an age-related condition, is a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance and tear film instability. Environmental factors are also often implicated in dry eye including exposure to pollutants, ultraviolet (UV) radiation and ozone as well as the chronic use of preserved eyedrops such as in the treatment of glaucoma. These factors increase oxidative stress and ocular surface inflammation. Here, we reviewed the cellular, animal and clinical studies that point to the role of oxidative stress in dry eye disease. The biomarkers used to indicate oxidative damage in ocular surface tissues include 8-hydroxy-2 deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), 4-hydroxynonenal (HNE) and malondialdehyde (MDD). Antioxidative defences in the ocular surface occur in the form of tear proteins such as lactoferrin and S100A proteins, and enzymes such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), peroxidase, catalase and mitochondrial oxidative enzymes. An imbalance between the level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the action of protective enzymes will lead to oxidative damage, and possibly inflammation. A small number of interventional studies suggest that oxidative stress may be directly targeted in topical therapy of dry eye treatment. For example, in vitro studies suggest that L-carnitine and pterostilbene, a blueberry component may reduce oxidative stress, and in animal studies, alpha-lipoic acid (ALP) and selenoprotein P may be helpful. Examples of treatments used in clinical trials include vitamin B12 eyedrops and iodide iontophoresis. With recent emphasis on ageing medicine and preventive holistic health, as well as the role of environmental science, research on oxidative stress in the ocular surface is likely to have increasing impact in the coming years.

 

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en 22 Septiembre 2017

Su autor es el actual Presidente del Comité Científico Internacional de Ozonoterapia (ISCO3 / www.isco3.org), Dr. Gregorio Martínez Sánchez, autor de más de 150 publicaciones sobre Ozonoterapia y activo colaborador de AMOZON.

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en 21 Agosto 2017

La Asosiación Mexicana de Ozonoterapia, en coauspicio con la Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, a través del Centro de Inventigación y Docencia en Ciencias de la Salud del Hospital Civil de Culiacán (CIDOCS), llevó a cabo el XXVIII PROGRAMA DE ENTRENAMIENTO EN OZONOTERAPIA, (Niveles Básico, Intermedio y Avanzado), en la Ciudad de Culiacán, Sinaloa, del 10 al 15 de Septiembre de 2017.

 

Este curso fue impartido por los prestigiados Doctores:

 

Froylán Alvarado Güémez con el tema: Ozono e Irradiación de sangre Con luz Utravioleta.

- Luisa Batilde Lima Hernández con el tema: Nutrición y Ozonoterapia; Actualidades científicas.

Nora Bazzano Mastelli con el tema: Aplicaciones de Ozonoterapia en Odontología.

Alejandro Zamudio Aguilera con los temas: Uso del Ozono en Patología Discal Degenerativa y Ozonoterapia en el Tratamiento del Pie Diabético Neuroinfeccioso.

Jaime Rebeil Félix con el tema: Técnicas de Inyección con Ozono en Articulaciones Dolorosas.

Lic. Jorge Roberto Caballero Díaz con el tema: Medios y Estrategias legales en el ÁREA MÉDICA sobre los procedimientos de la Ozonoterapia.

 

Contamos con la presencia de representantes médicos de diferentes partes del mundo. Destacaron: Colombia, Perú y Costa Rica. México como usualmente fue el país con mayor asistencia.

 

Dichos asistentes se fueron satisfechos con el aprendizaje adquirido, ya que recibimos muchos comentarios positivos sobre el Curso:

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en 31 Julio 2017

Abstract

Skin is continuously exposed to a variety of environmental stresses, including ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UVB is an inherent component of sunlight that crosses the epidermis and reaches the upper dermis, leading to increased oxidative stress, activation of inflammatory response and accumulation of DNA damage among other effects. The increase in UVB radiation on earth due to the destruction of stratospheric ozone poses a major environmental threat to the skin, increasing the risk of damage with long-term consequences, such as photoaging and photocarcinogenesis. Extracts from plants and natural compounds have been historically used in traditional medicine in the form of teas and ointments but the effect of most of these compounds has yet to be verified. Regarding the increasing concern of the population with issues related to quality of life and appearance, the cosmetic market for anti-aging and photoprotective products based on natural compounds is continuously growing, and there is increasing requirement of expansion on research in this field. In this review we summarized the most current and relevant information concerning plant extracts and natural compounds that are able to protect or mitigate the deleterious effects caused by photoaging in different experimental models.

Introduction

Skin is the outermost organ of the body and is subjected to environmental damage such as sunlight and pollution among others. Skin aging is the result of two synergistic mechanisms: intrinsic or chronological aging, a process that occurs not just to the skin but to all tissues and is a result of passage of time; and extrinsic aging, or photoaging, which is caused by repetitive exposure of the skin to damaging agents, especially sunlight (Naylor et al. 2011). UVB is the most dangerous component of sunlight. Due to its high energy, UVB is able to cross the epidermis and reach the upper dermis where is interacts with cellular chromophores, leading to DNA damage and increased oxidative stress (Trautinger 2001; Cavinato and Jansen-Dürr 2017). These events activate innumerous signaling pathways that lead to decreased collagen production, increased synthesis and activity of matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) which are responsible for connective tissue degradation, accumulation of senescent cells, synthesis and accumulation of the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) components and defective degradation of elastic fibers (Cavinato et al. 2016; Cavinato and Jansen-Dürr 2017) (Fig. 1). Macroscopically, these events result in the appearance of wrinkles, increased epidermal thickness with consequent increased dehydration, hyperpigmentation, sallowness, and loss of skin tone, which are the main characteristics of photoaged skin (Quan et al. 2004). The increment in UVB radiation on earth due to the destruction of the ozone layer, is a major environmental threat to the skin, increasing the risk of damage with long-term consequences, such as photoaging, photoimmunosuppression and photocarcinogenesis (Decean et al. 2016).

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en 31 Julio 2017

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of bio-oxidative ozone application at the points of greatest pain in patients with chronic masticatory muscle pain.

 

METHODS: A total number of 40 (40 women, with a mean age of 31.7) were selected after the diagnosis of myofacial pain dysfunction syndrome according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorder (RDC/TMD). The patients were randomly divided into two groups; patients received the ozone therapy at the point of greatest pain, ozone group (n = 20); patients received the sham ozone therapy at the point of greatest pain, placebo group (n = 20). Ozone and placebo were applied three times per week, for a total of 6 sessions. Mandibular movements were examined, masticator muscles tenderness were assessed and Pressure Pain Threshold (PPT) values were obtained. Subjective pain levels were evaluated using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). These assessments were performed at baseline, 1 month and 3 months.

 

RESULTS: Ozono therapy decreased pain intensity and increased PPT values significantly from baseline to 1 month and 3 months in Ozone Group (OG) compared with Placebo Group (PG). PPTs of the temporal (OG=24,85±6,65, PG=20,65±5,43, p=.035) and masseter (OG=19,03±6,42, PG=14,23±2,95, p=.007) muscles at 3 months control (T2) were significantly higher in the OG group. PPT value of the lateral pole (LP) was also significantly higher at T2 in the OG group (OG=21,25±8,43, PG=15,35±4,18, p=.012). Mandibular movements did not show significant differences between treatment groups except right lateral excursion (RLE) values at T2 (OG=8,90±1,77, PG=6,85±2,41, p=.003), however, OG demonstrated significanty better results over time. Overall improvements in VAS scores from baseline to 3 months were: OG 67.7%; PG 48,4%.

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