OCEAN HEALTH

Ocean water has many inexpensive and efficatious therapeutic uses.

   
Here we stress, more than anywhere else in this web site, that the information we present here is HISTORICAL AND ANECDOTAL and INFORMATIONAL.
 
Please consult our DISCLAIMER regarding the content of this page.
 
Because of the striking similarity between Isotonic Ocean Water and internal body fluids, notably the blood, diluted Ocean Water has been called by various names:
 
  • Marine Plasma
  • Ocean Plasma
  • Quinton Plasma
  • Marine Serum
  • Quinton Serum
  • Marine Matrix
 
Hypertonic Seawater is, of course, the pure undiluted solution that comprises our oceans.
 
Because of the possible involvement of a medical protocol in the use of Ocean Plasma, the following information is meant for Health Professionals only.
 
Navigate using the links in the various indexes (blue boxes) - reading is easier this way! Please select an underlined subject link and investigate the pertinent details...
   
  Therapeutic Methods
 
 
 
   
Therapeutic Applications - in the use of the Seawater Marine Plasma
 
Historically, Ocean water (plasma) has had, and can have, numerous possible applications. All of these therapeutic uses are based on the same concept of renewing, purifying and regenerating the internal fluid environment, as well as maintaining vital equilibrium.
 
Historically, OCEAN WATER is the best support and regenerator for all cell mechanisms.
 
  • Prenatal Care: Fetal underdevelopment, prevention of physiological problems in the fetus due to toxicoses, alcoholism, nicotine and drug addiction. Potential corrective of inherited and acquired immune-deficiencies. See our detailed supporting document here.
     
  • Infant Care: Undernourishment, underdevelopment, Athrepsia, lactose intolerance, gastroenteritis, vomiting and diarrhea, acute toxicoses, dehydration, premature birth. See our detailed supporting document here.
     
  • Pediatrics: Asthenia, anorexia, weight retardation, attention deficit disorders, dyslexia, dyslalia, student adjustment, emotional instability and neuropsychic problems. See our detailed supporting document here.
     
  • Obstetrics: Asthenia and serious vomiting, gastro-intestinal and circulatory problems, post-partum depression, breast-feeding.
     
  • Gynecology: Dysmenorrhoea, menopause, utero-vaginal infections and congestion.
     
  • Dermatology: Burns, psoriasis, atopic eczema, acne, pruritus, prurigo, hives, chronic dermatoses, skin eruptions, abscesses, alopecia and herpes.
     
  • Respiratory Problems: Chronic ENT infections, tonsillitis, bronchitis, asthma, complications of pulmonary tuberculosis. See our detailed supporting document here.
     
  • Periodontal disease: Prevention of caries, receding or bleeding gums, gingivitis.
     
  • Gastro-Enterology: Gastro-enteritis, dyspepsia, gastric and duodenal ulcers, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, hepatitis, functional colitis, spasmodic colitis. See our detailed supporting document here.
     
  • Urology: Recurring cysts, enuresis, kidney stones, sexual frigidity or impotence.
     
  • Endocrinology: Thyroid and parathyroid dysfunction.
     
  • Bone and Joint Diseases: Rickets, osteoporosis, healing of fractures, pathological double-jointedness, scolioses, arthritis, rheumatism, gout, athletic injuries.
     
  • Neurology: Depression, spasmophilia.
     
  • Geriatrics: Stress, problems of senility, undernourishment.
     
  • Intravenous Feeding: Low blood volume, (bleeding, burns, dehydration, etc,) any emergency accompanied by great physiological fluid loss, dehydration, involuntary vomiting, etc. See our detailed supporting document here.
     
  • Colon Therapy: See our detailed supporting document here.
 
 

   
Contra-Indications - Side Effects
 
ISOTONIC Seawater (OCEAN WATER)
 
  • Incompatibility: None
  • Side effects: None
  • Contra-indications: None
 
 
  • Incompatibility: None
  • Side effects: None
  • Contra-indications: High blood pressure, kidney disease, heart disease - In such cases, use Isotonic Seawater.
     
    Isotonic Seawater is also recommended for eczema, urticaria and psoriasis.
 
 

   
   Some Instructions and Models of Dosage for Seawater Products (links)
 
 

It is suggested to peruse René Quinton's Case History Archive to see first-hand what OCEAN WATER can accomplish, even as a single (and only) therapy.
 
 Seawater Spray - when to use - for what complaint ...
 Eczema, Hives, Rashes, Psoriasis or other related skin diseases ...
 
Important: Dosages and instructions are listed here for informational use only. They are based on research carried out by therapists using OCEAN WATER.
 
   
    HYPERTONIC OR ISOTONIC  Seawater SOLUTIONS
 
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
 
  • The Solution is to be taken orally on an empty stomach 20 to 30 minutes before meals or at least 1 1/2 - 2 hours after meals.
     
  • The Solution is to be taken pure (hypertonic) or isotonic (diluted in water by 2/3). For children who find the product too salty, it may be taken diluted in some milk or juice.
     
  • The Solution may be taken on a short term basis, over several weeks or months, or regularly year round, according to individual requirements. This product is not classified as a drug but is considered by traditional medicine an energy-boosting, re-balancing and regenerating nutritional supplement.
     
Seawater Hypertonic Solution is suitable for all except those who suffer from high blood pressure, a heart condition, kidney disease, eczema or psoriasis. In such cases, Isotonic "OCEAN WATER" should be employed for several weeks and then one can switch over to hypertonic solution.
 
"OCEAN WATER" Isotonic Solution is also recommended for elderly people. 10 ml per day is usually sufficient but sometimes two may be needed.
 
The general dosage is as follows:
 
  • From birth to one year of age - 10 ml in the feeding bottle every other day
  • From 1 to 4 years of age - 10 ml daily away from meals
  • Over 4 years of age - 10 to 40 ml daily according to the severity of the case
  • Adults - 30 to 60 ml daily according to the severity of the case
  • Elderly people - 10 to 20 ml per day, or as required - over several months
 
 

   
    Océan Seawater NASAL SPRAY 150 ml Flask
 
Some people mistakenly believe that this nasal spray contains a mixture of water and salt. This, however, is not the case. Salt is highly irritating to the mucus membranes and it has no anti-inflammatory or healing properties. The spray contains Isotonic Solution.
 
It can be used at any age: by infants, children, teenagers, adults and elderly people. Press down the nozzle gently to release the spray.
 
  • COLDS: From the onset of any nasal congestion or the appearance of runny or stuffy nose, spray 4 to 6 times a day into each nostril.
 
  • SINUSITIS: Acute sinusitis: see Colds.
        Chronic sinusitis: Spray 3 to 4 times a day into each nostril. Avoid milk, beer, sweets and junk foods.
 
  • EXCESSIVE DRYNESS OF NASAL CAVITIES: Spray once into each nostril on a regular basis, morning and evening.
 
  • ALLERGIES: Spray 3 to 6 times a day as needed.
 
  • EAR INFECTIONS: Medical treatment can be supplemented by spraying 3 to 4 times a day into each ear.
 
  • SKIN moisturizing: For tired, dry or devitalized skin, spray on face or other parts of the body. Allow to dry.
 
 

   
   RECOMMENDED DOSES of ISOTONIC Seawater solution for the treatment of ECZEMA, HIVES or RASHES, PSORIASIS and other related skin diseases
 
1 - If taken orally (by an adult)
 
  • First 10 days: 10 ml a day.
  • Following 10 days: 20 ml a day.
  • After that, if the skin eruptions begin to fade, continue to take 20 ml a day. Otherwise, alternate between 20 ml a day and 30 ml a day until eruptions begin to fade. If necessary, 30 ml a day may be taken. In obstinate cases of psoriasis, it is recommended that the dose be increased to 40 ml a day. To minimize the influx of toxins it is important to carefully watch the patient's diet for signs of inappropriate choices.
 
When the lesions have disappeared, gradually taper off the number of mls taken
until complete healing has occurred.
 
External application of ginkgo biloba cream to psoriasis blemishes will help fade them more rapidly.
 
2  - If injected (subcutaneously or intravenously or intramuscularly)
 
  • First 2 weeks: 20 cc (20 ml) every second day.
  • Following 2 weeks: 30cc (30 ml) every second day.
  • When the eruptions have faded: 30 ml every third day, then 20 ml every second day, then 20 ml once a week. Decrease the dose gradually until healing is complete.
 
Seawater Isotonic Solution is available in boxes of 300 ml and containers of one (1) liter.
 
Rene Quinton's shock treatment for psoriasis (subsequently used successfully by many physicians) is as follows:
 
Subcutaneous administration in the retro-trocharterian area
6 weeks of treatment.
 
  • First week: 30 ml every second day 3 times a week.
  • Second week: 50 ml every second day 3 times a week.
  • Third week: 70 ml every second day 3 times a week.
 
The improvement is spectacular, the lesions fade away without the use of standard medical treatment.
 
In the light of the results obtained, the dose should be adapted to the patient's individual response as follows:
 
  • Fourth week: 120 ml every second day 3 times a week.
  • Fifth week: 180 ml every second day 3 times a week.
  • Sixth week: 200 ml every second day 3 times a week.
 
Where there is mild persistence of symptoms, the initial treatment may be repeated
after a pause of 2 months. To ensure that adequate and appropriately correct nutrition is obtained, it is recommended that the patient consult a knowledgeable Health Professional (not necessarily nutritionist).
 
From 1952 to 1957, the French physician Jean Montfort studied over 600 clinical cases of this complaint as part of a medical team. Results of his research revealed that improvements tend to appear after the first injection as well as the third week. Dr. Jean Montfort treated his patients exclusively with OCEAN WATER without the addition of corticosteroids or antibiotics.
 
He emphasized the absence of iatrogenic side effects in using OCEAN WATER as well as the surprising results obtained. Many of these patients showed no signs of relapse after 20 years.
 
 

   
    Depletion of the IMMUNE SYSTEM
 
In all instances of recurring infections, no matter what type, or in cases of frequent antibiotic administration, regular intake of one of the "OCEAN WATER" Seawater Solutions can rebuild a depleted immune system. In view of the established fact that OCEAN WATER regenerates the internal terrain, without diagnosis, being non-specific, one would be tempted to ask whether this substance would not be of great value in cases of AIDS and related diseases!
 
  • Historically, an uninterrupted 3 to 4 month course of treatment is recommended.
  • In severe cases, 6 months may be necessary.
  • To keep fit, a twice yearly course of treatment is recommended in September and October - then in March and April.
 
Infants under one year:
  • 10 ml daily in the baby's bottle.
 
From 2 to 5 years of age:
  • 20 ml a day.
 
5 years and up, children, adolescents and adults:
  • 30 ml a day for the first 3 weeks, then reduce to 20 ml a day.
 
 
   
   HYPERTONIC and ISOTONIC Solution in cases of ACUTE or CHRONIC FATIGUE 
 
Acute fatigue:
Where the fatigue is temporary and has only just recently arisen:
  • An intensive course of treatment of 30 to 40 ml a day for 2 to 3 weeks is recommended.
 
If the fatigue is more deeply rooted and has reached a more debilitating phase:
  • 30 to 40 ml a day for 3 weeks, then reduce to 20 ml a day until recovery is complete.
 
Chronic Fatigue:
  • 30 ml a day, 40 if desired, for 3 to 6 weeks, then reduce to 20 ml a day until
recovery is complete.
 
In all cases of chronic fatigue, it is imperative to exclude the following from one's diet: peanut butter, alcohol, all forms of sugar (even natural sugars) excepting fresh fruit (i.e. no dates, no figs, no raisins, no prunes etc...). It would be wise to consult a Health Professional who is familiar with a natural and living diet in order to ensure adequate and nourishing nutrient quality and quantity.
 
 

   
  BONE and JOINT DISEASE: GROWING PAINS in Children, ARTHROSIS and OSTEOPOROSIS in Adults
 
"OCEAN WATER" Hypertonic Solution is a powerful reminalizer and is, therefore, particularly suitable in cases of bone and joint disorders. In such cases, however, it must be remembered that wear and tear on bones and joints have occurred slowly over long periods and, consequently, the remineralization process will also be gradual. Adults suffering from arthrosis or osteoporosis should consider taking the Solution regularly over a period of 6 months to a year. An increase in bone density is observable using densitometry after only 6 months of treatment.
 
Dosage:
 
Growing pains in children:
  • 20 ml daily - 30 to 40 ml daily in periods of crisis
 
Arthrosis and osteoporosis:
  • 20 to 30 ml daily according to the severity of the condition
 
 

   
   ENHANCEMENT of ATHLETIC TRAINING
 
"OCEAN WATER" Hypertonic Solution may be taken as an effective supplement to promote endurance in sports.
 
Regular training:
  • 20 to 30 ml a day,
 
2 to 3 weeks before a sports event:
  • 30 to 50 ml a day.
 
During the period of competition:
  • 50 to 60 ml a day.
 
After any major physical effort:
  • 20 to 30 ml a day.
 
See also the interesting field trial article by Dr. Paya that is shown in this web site.
 
 

   
   PREGNANCY, LACTATION and REPEATED SPONTANEOUS ABORTIONS
 
"OCEAN WATER" Hypertonic Solution is an excellent fortifying supplement and nutrient for both mother and child during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
 
PREGNANCY:
 
1) With no particular complication:
  • 20 to 30 ml a day for the first 3 months.
  • 10 to 20 ml a day for the 4th, 5th and 6th months.
  • 20 ml a day for the 7th and 8th months.
  • 30 ml a day for the 9th month.
 
2) Serious fatigue or anemia during Pregnancy:
  • 30 ml a day, 40 if required, throughout the pregnancy.
 
BREAST-FEEDING
  • For the first 10 days following birth, 30 ml a day, then 20 ml a day.
 
3) REPEATED SPONTANEOUS ABORTIONS
  • "OCEAN WATER" Hypertonic Solution must be taken continuously for 6 months prior to impregnation by both partners if possible, at a rate of 30 ml a day for the first 3 months, then 20 ml a day for the following 3 months.
 
Continue to take Seawater Solution throughout the pregnancy.
 
In all cases of repeated spontaneous abortions, take a blood sample to ensure that the Serum Fe is normal. The daily diet should be analyzed to ensure levels and quality of optimum nutrition.
 
 

   
   NOSEBLEEDS IN CHILDREN
 
Children:
  • 20 ml a day for 2 to 3 months.
 
Adolescents:
  • 30 ml a day for the first 3 weeks, then 20 ml a day for the next 5 weeks.
 
 

   
   HYPOGLYCEMIA
 
Treatment:
 
  • 30 ml a day for the first 3 weeks, then 20 ml a day until a satisfactory state of health is attained.
 
It is imperative to exclude alcohol, peanut butter, all forms of sugar, even natural sugars, excepting fresh fruit (no dried fruits, no dates, no raisins, no figs, no prunes etc...)
 
The dietary habits should be reviewed with a health professional.
 
 

   
   MONONUCLEOSIS 
 
Treatment:
 
  • First 3 weeks: 30 ml a day.
 
  • Following 8 weeks: 20 ml a day.
 
  • This treatment should be completed by taking homeopathic remedy 'Spleen 4CH',
6 drops - about 20 minutes before breakfast for 3 months.
 
 

   
   VAGINAL INFECTIONS 
 
Treatment:
 
  • First week: 10 to 30 ml a day.
  • Second week: 10 ml once a day
 
In cases of vaginal infections, hypertonic seawater (10 ml) can be used as a vaginal douche, using suitable traditional douche equipment, from 1 to 3 times daily, according to the severity of the condition. Retain the liquid for about 15 minutes lying down before getting up again.
 
 

   
   CANCER, LEUKEMIA and MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS 
 
OCEAN WATER and the Seawater therapy itself constitute a valuable adjunctive therapy in the medical treatment of these diseases. While it is certainly not organ-specific, it does normalize cell electrolytes, pH values and mineral imbalances as well as increase overall vitality. OCEAN WATER has a rapid beneficial impact on the entire body system.
 
Therefore, it should not be discussed as a specific cancer cure but be seriously considered for its great regenerating potential.
Any therapy for degenerative diseases should always be combined with a wholesome, LIVING, RAW and saltless diet. Any cooked and processed foods would only hinder the process of healing. A competent practitioner in natural nutrition should be consulted even before starting the OCEAN WATER Seawater therapy or any other therapy.
 
  • 40 to 60 ml must be taken regularly every day over a period of many months.
 
 
In certain cases, the Plasma should be administered by injection for maximum effect.
 
  • Injections of 30 to 60cc (30 to 60 ml) may be given every second day throughout the first two months. Advanced stages of the disease may require higher doses. Subsequent treatment, when appropriate, may be tapered off from a single injection twice a week to once a week.
 
 

   
    Professional Disciplines using this Therapy (links)
 
   
HYDROTHERAPY of the COLON using Ocean Water
 
Modern advances in Physiology and Molecular Biochemistry make it easier to comprehend the great similarity in mineral content of the inner environment and sea water with their common origin. This similarity makes it possible for any organism to select or reject what it needs in a natural way.
 
The assimilation or elimination of marine ions is made possible through cellular receptors with a high degree of accuracy by the identifying polarity derived from biocenosis.
 
Cold-sterilized Isotonic sea water is usually eliminated through the kidneys. This eliminated sea water tends to be twice as concentrated and twice as voluminous as artificial physiological serum.
 
TOTAL OSMOSIS OCCURS BETWEEN THE PLASMA AND THE INNER FLUID ENVIRONMENT.
 
The advantages of Seawater Isotonic Solution in colonic hydrotherapy:
(9‰ - this is 1/3 of normal salt/mineral concentration of original seawater)
 
  • Physiological irrigation and cleansing of the intestinal membranes.
  • Anti-anaphylactic action of sea water.
  • Re-absorption of micro-nutrients and minerals through the portal vein.
  • Physiological stabilization in case of insufficient potassium.
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic action as required in adjustable doses.
  • In cases of infection: optimum absorption results.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
 
Using Marine Plasma SLIGHTLY DILUTED (21 - i.e.2/3 normal salt/mineral concentration of original seawater):
  • An immediate REVITALIZING and ENERGY-BOOSTING effect is obtained.
 
Seawater may be used exclusively for the entire Colonic Hydrotherapy session. Alternatively, the fluid may be used only in the final stages of the irrigation.
 
The almost 100 year clinical history of the OCEAN WATER ensures the high quality and safety of the product.
 
 

   
"Ocean Water" and MESOTHERAPY 
 
Mesotherapy is defined as:
"Method of treatment with sub-cutaneous injections from several small needles".
 
MESOTHERAPY USING OCEAN WATER
 
Dr. Pistor, who created the method of mesotherapy, defined it as: A special means for the intradermal introduction of a water soluble drug into the system. This definition reinforces the theory behind the technique for the administration of OCEAN WATER. The technique advocated the use of cold-sterilized Isotonic sea water for sub-cutaneous administration.
 
Mesotherapy introduces small quantities of active ingredients usually transported
by an artificial physiological serum.
 
The superiority of OCEAN WATER over synthetic serum has been clearly demonstrated by abundant clinical bibliography. Such a bibliography indicates all the advantages that may be acquired by a practicing "Mesotherapist" in using cold-sterilized Isotonic sea water.
 
The clinical practice of rehydration has been in existence for almost a hundred years and the best way to carry it out is by "Hypodermoclysis". Nowadays, this application is coming back into use after having been unjustifiably assigned to medical oblivion.
 
Specialized medical journals reflect this trend accurately.(l)
 
The aim of Mesotherapy is "to bring the remedy as close as possible to the site of the disease." This method must, therefore, take into account the advantages of using cold-sterilized Isotonic sea water.
 
These advantages include the following:
  • use as an active ingredient
  • use as a vehicle for other active ingredients
 
The topical action of OCEAN WATER has already been demonstrated particularly in dermatology: in the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, rashes and burns.
 
In cases of psoriasis, the clearing up of lesions is significant. It takes only a few days for a distinct improvement in pruritis to be observed. The method involves administering small 1ml doses intradermally around the lesions. Cleansing the lesions with Seawater Hypertonic Solution is recommended as the next step.
 
As a vehicle for the transportation of active ingredients, the Plasma replaces synthetic physiological serums.
 
Dr. Bernard Guez (2) perfected the technique of tumescent percutaneous hydrotomy which was used in 80 000 instances of medical treatment. The technique is the best example of the therapeutic role of water using cold-sterilized Isotonic sea water for its carrier effect. Where Seawater Isotonic Solution is concerned, this method is also directed towards:
 
  • providing a natural topical liquid similar to interstitial fluid.
  • providing a vehicle for other active ingredients.
 
In articular Mesotherapy, the principal function of Seawater Isotonic Solution is to provide a remedy for "dysirrigation", in particular, processes of bone deterioration such as arthrosis and osteoporosis, or to improve anoxia of the tissues.(2)
 
The topical application of the Solution to the affected areas makes it possible to provide healing elements which will regularize the condition of the lesion.
 

 
Look up the Credits for the source of the above paragraph
 
 

   
DENTISTRY and DENTAL SURGERY using HYPERTONIC and ISOTONIC 
 
(Partial list)
 
Saline solutions have been widely used in Periodontal Medicine for many years. Periodontal therapeutic techniques should derive beneficial results from the application of Hypertonic or Isotonic sea water. Such application will eliminate iatrogenically-induced discomfort.
 
Seawater ISOTONIC SOLUTION
 
  • Root canal irrigation.
     
  • Filling dried out tooth sockets:
        Prevention of inflamed tooth sockets, e.g. to be used for making alveolar pastes.
 
  • "Neuraltherapy" (Innovative German Technique)
         To be used as an adjunct to adrenaline-free anesthesia.
 
  • Mouthwashes:
       (Allow the solution to remain under the tongue for as long as possible.)
Depending on which periodontal disorder is involved, the Hypertonic Solution may successfully be substituted for the Isotonic Solution.
 
  • Use as a rinsing solution for bone restructuring (or bone grinding.)
 
  • Disinfection of tooth stumps:
        Either using the requisite mother tincture or the essential oil.
 
  • Enhancement of periodontal treatment by means of injecting the solution into the gums.
 

 
Look up the Credits for the source of the above paragraph
 
 
 

   
VETERINARY CLINICS
 
  • LOSS OF HYDRATION: Vomiting, diarrhea.
       If non life-threatening: subcutaneously.
       If life-threatening: intravenously.
       OCEAN WATER with Isotonic glucose serum (in equal parts at a rate of 5ml per kg of body weight per day.)
 
  • PIROPLASMOSIS:
       Specific treatment, hepato-renal symptomatic medication.
       OCEAN WATER, 30 to 60 ml per day by injection.
 
  • DISTEMPER:
       Habitual medical regimen. Usual treatment.
       OCEAN WATER, 10 to 40 ml per day by injection.
 
  • LEPTOSPIROSIS:
       Usual treatment.
       OCEAN WATER 5 ml per kg of body weight per day subcutaneously or intramuscularly.
 
  • ICTERUS:
       OCEAN WATER, 20 to 50 ml twice daily for 2 to 5 days intravenously or subcutaneously.
 
  • HEPATO-RENAL SYNDROME:
       OCEAN WATER, 30 to 100 ml twice daily for 5 days, then once daily for the next 5 days.
       By injection or subcutaneously according to the severity of the symptoms.
 

 
Look up the Credits for the source of the above paragraph
 
 

   
Quebec Therapists using Ocean Water
 
Alma
Darleine Fortin, Naturopath
(418) 662-5100
 
Québec
Pierre Lejeune, Naturopath- Kinesiologist
(418) 845-3145
 
St-Georges de Beauce
Carmen Fortin, Naturopath
(418) 228-9735
 
Westmount
Lucie Courchêsnes, Naturopath-Colon Hygienist
(514) 935-7500
 
Mitra di Javanmardi ND
(514) 369-8000
 
Montreal
Diane Langlois, Naturopath-Kinesiologist
(514) 270-7516
 
Ste-Thérèse
Johanne Béliveau, Naturopathe-Colon Hygienist
(450) 435-1023
 
Vaudreuil-Dorion
Marjolaine Durand, Naturopath
(450) 455-0353
 
Sherbrooke
Denise Boulanger, Naturopath
(819) 562-9973
 
Terrebonne
Sonia Bourgeois, N.D.
(450) 471-2423
 

 
Look up the Credits for the source of the above paragraph
 
 

   
   Special Subjects ... (links)
 
 
   
STANDARD PROCEDURE TO CARRY OUT INJECTIONS OF ISOTONIC OCEAN WATER
 
Frequency:
At the start of a series of treatments, injections (subcutaneous, intra-muscular, or intra-venous) are usually given every second day - 2 or 3 times a week.
In case of terminal stage patients and cholera, they are given twice a day up to ten days in a row. The injections are then reduced to 2-3 times weekly. As the situation improves, injections are given less frequently, however they should not be abandoned too soon.
 
Dosage:
For children over five, adolescents and adults, the injections usually start at 25-30cc and are gradually increased to 50, 75, 100 or even 200cc if the response is not entirely satisfactory. In case of eczema, the dosages should always remain low. High dosages will cause strong adverse reactions. Cholera and patients in terminal stage require a high starting dosage, typically 2 x 250cc per day. For children under five, the dosages start at 20cc.
 
When health state improves, the injections may be given only once or twice a week. Even if the illness symptoms have disappeared, the treatment should not be discontinued immediately.
 

   
The effects of isotonic injections are reproduced here, from Rene Quinton's files...
 
According to Doctors Jarricot, Rene Quinton and others, the effect of an Isotonic Plasma injection lasts about 12 hours. In the following first, second or third hour, the patient may get chills, which may be strong reactions or completely absent or anything in between.
 
The body temperature occasionally rises from 1 to 2 degrees Celsius during the 4-5 hours following the injection but it then drops below the original temperature. Thirst is also to be expected and therefore appreciable quantities of water (1-3 liters or quarts) could be consumed by the patient. Lack of appetite, slight headache, or nausea are among the possible after-effects of the injection. However, these reactions should not be of any concern, since the improvements which follows these reactions will be proportional to the time of progressive recovery.
  Twenty-four hours after the injection, the patient may feel tired but an improvement clearly shows up in the next 36 to 48 hours. This improvement will persist and intensify on the third and fourth day. In certain cases, it may even be spectacular. On the fifth day, the patient might feel a bit down again. That is when the second injection is given. The cycle will repeated again but the adverse reactions will gradually diminish while the improvements rapidly increase.
 
In many cases, important recoveries were observed after the third or fourth injection. Wounds and ulcers start to heal. Eczema stops to ooze, dead skin starts to peel off etc. Although the symptoms of illness have completely disappeared, the injections should not be interrupted at once. They should be continued for one or two more weeks and given again, from time to time, depending on the patient's state.
 
 

   
SOME CAUSES OF FAILURE TO SHOW RESULTS
 
An analysis of the failures of Rene Quinton's therapeutic methods shows that:
 
  • In a large majority of these cases, the therapist did not employ the necessary or commended dosages of the injections.
 
  • A double (second) injection during a twenty-four hour interval was not attempted.
 
  • An inappropriate diet was used (particularly in the case of infants and the elderly)
 
  • The treatment injections were interrupted too early.
 
 

   
ORIGINAL ISOTONIC SEAWATER INJECTION PROTOCOL 
 
The above is today's treatment protocol. What follows is René Quinton's original Protocol...
 
« The marine treatment which we have practiced in the Parisian hospital services
(St. Louis, Beaujon, Hotel-Dieu, Tenon, Maison Dubois, Pitie and the Asylum of Mouleau) consisted of injecting our seawater (now available as OCEAN WATER) which we reduced to organic isotonic consistency, per dosage for this mixture, to one hundredth to one hundredth and a half of the body weight.
 
The first injections I practiced (July - August 1897) were intra-venous injections. In my absence, in a desperate case of cirrhosis, death being anticipated for that same day, a temporary intern obtained complete success after a sub-cutaneous injection of my preparation which he administered without any hope. The patient left the hospital on his own two weeks later.
 
I don't provide my formula as being final or the best one could use. I thought one had to inject the isotonic way in order to avoid unknown or troublesome factors, however I learned from physicians of the Marine Service who have had excellent results from simply injecting my preparation in its natural form (now available under the name of Seawater Hypertonic Plasma - a revitalizing dietary supplement). This practice would have the advantage of reducing by two thirds the volume to inject - a comparative experience would have to be tried. I limited the dosage to one hundredth or one hundredth and a half of the injection volume because it seemed to me that this dosage (same concentration as human plasma) was sufficient to produce the immediate effects of a double or triple dose, however, it is not established that a stronger dose by itself would have any advantages, which I have not had the occasion to observe.
 
The quality of the liquid to be injected provided more precise observations which could be summarized with finality. It no use to contemplate the composition of an artificial seawater. It must be treated according to my protocol and reduced to approximate organic isotonicity (available now in the form of Seawater Isotonic Plasma). 
 
  • Minimal injection dose: 700g, for an adult with an average weight of 65 kg.
 
  • Frequency of injections: When the injections must be repeated: every five days, then every six, seven, eight days etc., according to the readily discernible duration of its effects (see details further down).
 
  • When several injections are to be done on the same patient, it is best to inject at the same place. The local pain of the first injection will only be slightly felt during subsequent injections.
 
An injections is followed by a reaction that lasts about twelve hours. At a certain variable moment (one hour, two hours or three hours after and sometimes even while performing the injection itself if it is done slowly), the patient will feel chilly, sometime violently so, with chattering teeth and more or less intense thirst. Body temperature will rise without interruption during four or five hours (about 1.5 to 2.0 degrees C) and then will come down as it came up to finally stabilize below the initial temperature. The thirsty patient will drink 1 to 3 liters of water. He typically has absolutely no appetite, may have some nausea or slight headaches. The more this reaction is felt the more benefit will be derived from the injection. In any case, it is not to be feared regardless of the weakness of the patient or his initial temperature. In the case of febrility, when the temperature before the injection is 39.5 degrees C, it can rise to 41.5 C and even remain for six consecutive hours at 41 degrees C without the slightest inconvenience.
 
Twenty-four hours after the injection, one finds the patient generally down, due not only because of the crisis which just happened but also due to the resulting partial insomnia. The improvement is however evident by certain symptoms that begin to clearly show, in favorable cases, around the 36th hour or the latest on the second day. The improvements are constant and are progressive during the 3rd and 4th days. One can witness sometimes a veritable resurrection of the patient. Striking by its suddenness: all pain or uneasiness that may have been present before the injection have left; strength returns; appetite - non-existent before the treatment - becomes exaggerated with sudden hunger and the patient, bedridden for weeks, arises and walks around for several hours.  
 
On the fifth day, in the morning - complete change. The scene is dominated by the same general weakness as prevailed before the treatment, except in acute cases where one injection suffices to produce a definite improvement. A second injection is therefore administered. The described cycle of effects occur once again but with more pronounced improvements.
 
The injections are spaced out in this natural manner for five, six, seven, eight days - according to the benefits that are obtained. 
 
The difficulties which I had to face, when the Arcachon station could no longer send me the seawater that was treated according to my protocol, have successively interrupted many of my [clinical] trials. As a collective group, my preparations nevertheless seem to have proven to be a powerful adjunctive therapy. In three particularly grave acute cases, infectious gastro-enteritis of indeterminate nature, oxalic acid poisoning, advanced liver cirrhosis, success was immediate and complete. In the case of syphilis, one early malignant syphillitis and one advanced case, the injection was followed, right from the second day, by very rapid healing of the lesions which covered the patient's body. In one case, healing was mostly complete after seven days. We obtained the same results in cutaneous tuberculosis.
 
The therapeutic action of seawater is therefore evident. Future trials should measure and evaluate it further.»
 
Rene Quinton
 
 

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