|L'aéroionothérapie pour l'ulcère gastro-duodénal|
Deleanu, M. (1968). L'aéroionothérapie pour l'ulcère gastro-duodénal, in: Gualtierotti, R. et al. (Ed.) Bioclimatology, biometeorology and aeroionotherapy. pp. 113-118
In: Gualtierotti, R.; Kornblueh, I.H.; Sirtori, C. (Ed.) (1968). Bioclimatology, biometeorology and aeroionotherapy. Carlo Erba Foundation: Milano. 167 pp., more
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The attempts to utilize ionized air as a therapeutic agent in peptic ulcers were initiated by Tchijevsky several decades ago. Althougb the number of those who adopted this metbod is not large, all authors agree about its beneficial effects. In order to have an objective experimental basis, the action of air ions upon gastric ulcers produced in animals in differ- ent ways (inanition, reserpine) has been studied. The results have shown that in these cases the ionized air has definite therapeutic effects. The employed ion concentrations were moderate (below 15,000 pairs of small ions/ml air); the unipolarity coefficients were likewise moderate. Bipolar ionization was used also. Consequently, the data obtained by a number of scientists employing aeroionotherapy in ulcers in man were summarized. In most cases the results were favorable with regard to clinical symptoms. No aggravation has been reported. Tchijevsky and Figourovsky have advised frequent treatments in cases of gastroduodenal ulcers ( 10 to 15 daily seances, instead of 15 to 20 seances at different intervals). Tolkatcheva and her collaborators used a different therapeutic approach depending on the degree of acidity. They suggested that small ion concentrations increase the gastric secretion while higher concentrations of air ions reduce it. Low concentrations of air ions (n- = 5 - 10,000; n+ == 1- 2,000) have been used by the author. The treatment periods have been gradually prolonged until a clinical improvement and a light somnolence have been obtained. The beneficial results as well as the absence of undesirable after-effects suggest continuation of this most promising clinical work.