Cold Plasma Therapy

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Cold Plasma Therapy: A Cooler Way to Heal

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October 10, 2012

Everyone knows that humans get sick. Similarly most, if not everyone, knows that being sick is the result of a bacterial or viral infection. What some many not know, is that there has been some remarkable advancement in the fight against bacterial infection. In most cases, a bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics specifically designed to combat and kill the bacteria. The problem with this comes when the bacteria evolves, and chances. Over time, the antibiotics will be less effective due to the bacteria changing. The advancement to fight this evolutionary change comes with a chilling temperature. Cold Plasma Therapy. So, Cold Plasma Therapy could kill bacteria when antibiotics can’t. Ok, but what are plasmas? One might ask. “Plasmas are known as the fourth state of matter after solids, liquids and gases and are formed when high-energy processes strip atoms of their electrons to produce ionized gas flows at high temperature.(Science Daily, 1)” They are being used more and more in different areas of medicine, from technical and medical uses to sterilizing surgical equipment. “Dr Svetlana Ermolaeva who conducted the research explained that the recent development of cold plasmas with temperatures of 35-40°C makes the technology an attractive option for treating infections (Science Daily, 1). With some of the uses of Cold Plasma known, now it is time for a brief section on how Cold Plasma Therapy works. “The team of Russian and German researchers showed that a ten-minute treatment with low-temperature plasma was not only able to kill drug-resistant bacteria causing wound infections in rats but also increased the rate of wound healing. The findings suggest that cold plasmas might be a promising method to treat chronic wound…...

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