Thursday, May 26, 2016

Focus on Phosphatidylcholine (PTC)


This is the first in a series of blogs that are focused on the specific uses of natural substances and medications that are used in mesotherapy.  Today’s blog is about Phosphatidylcholine (PTC) which is an injectable that is used in the treatment of localized fat deposits, cellulite and lipoma.  It is an injectable that is very popular with mesotherapists treating their clients for aging.

What is Phosphatidylcholine (PTC)

In mesotherapy, Phosphatidylchline treats cellulite.
PTC is considered to be a nutritional supplement and it has yet to be approved or banned by the FDA in the U.S. It is also considered to be a nutritional supplement in Canada.  It is a phospholipid, which is a substance that makes up and strengthens cell membranes.  When it is metabolized it changes to choline, essential fatty acids and glycerol.

The Benefits of Phosphatidylcholine (PTC)

In mesotherapy phosphatidylcholine (PTC) include:

*The dissolving of fat deposits (in which case the phosphatidycholine is injected directly into the problem
*The dissolving of fibroids, especially alcoholic fibrosis (when injected in or near the fibroids)
*May help the liver recover from viral hepatitis as a beneficial side effect of the injection
*May help balance moods as a beneficial side effect of the injection
*May improve memory as a beneficial side effect of the injection
*May be helpful in cases of tardive dyskinesia (involuntary repetitive movements caused by nerve damage that is usually a consequence of taking medication)

The Side Effects of Phosphatidylcholine (PTC)

No major side effects have been reported when PTC is used as an injection. However when it is taken orally, it causes drooling, nausea and diarrhea.  The only real side-effect may be swelling and soreness at the injection site.  On a very sensitive patient’s skin, these can look like welts.  Sometimes a mesotherapy injection can feel sore for one two week after the treatment.  Sometimes there is also itching at the site or numbness and tingling, which can be mistaken for an allergic reaction when it is not.  Usually the application of an ice pack or taking a Tylenol can help deal with the soreness and inflammation.  Sometimes the skin beneath the injection can feel lumpy, but that is usually evidence that the PTC is breaking up and dissolving the fat where it is injected


For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  In these courses you will learn about the proper uses of injectable such as PTC. You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Focus on L-Carnitine

This is the third in a series of blogs that are focused on the specific uses of natural substances and medications that are used in mesotherapy.  Today’s blog is about L-Carnitine, which is an mesotherapuetic injectable that is used to treat of localized fat deposits ad cellulite. It is an injectable that is very popular with mesotherapists treating their clients for weight gain and issues with the metabolism and endocrine systems.

What is L-Carnitine?

L-Carnitine Can Target Muffin Tops
L-Carnitine is considered to be a nutritional supplement in both Canada and the U.S.  It is mostly used for the management of cardiac ischemia and peripheral arterial disease. When injected, it helps dissolve fat and lower the number of fatty globules in the blood  It increases good cholesterol in some people. L-Carnitine can also improve liver, kidney and immune system disorders and it is known to be beneficial for diabetics.

The Benefits of L-Carnitine

In mesotherapy L-Carnitine include:

*The dissolving of fat deposits (in which case the L-Carnitine supplement is injected directly into the problem
*Maybe an lowering of bad cholesterol and increase in good cholesterol (as an added side-benefit.)
*Both localized and generalized weight loss (as the substance has an action that dissolves fat deposits
*Boost the immune system
*Improve the function of the liver and kidneys
*Assist with memory and cognitive issues

The Side Effects of L-Carnitine

This mesotherapy ingredient, although effective for fat dissolution, can have side effects. These rare effects include:

*nausea
*vomiting
*diarrhea
*seizures

Individuals that should not take L-Carnitine include individuals with seizure disorders and people with peptic ulcers.

If for some reason someone has a reaction to Aminophylline, stop the injection immediately and administer oxygen and intravenous fluids to prevent hypotension. Reactions of any kind are very rare but if there is one, administer oxygen and call 911.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  In these courses you will learn about the proper uses of injectable supplement such as L-Carnitine. You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.



Monday, May 2, 2016

Focus on Aminophylline

This is the second in a series of blogs that are focused on the specific uses of natural substances and medications that are used in mesotherapy.  Today’s blog is about Aminophylline, which is an mesotherapeuitic injectable that is used to treat of localized fat deposits and cellulite.  It is an injectable that is very popular with mesotherapists treating their clients for aging.

What is Aminophylline?

Aminophuline facilitates weight loss.
Aminophylline is approved for use as a bronchodilator, antiasthmatic medication and it is used to treat COPD.  It is packaged in an injection solution of theophylline and water. It is a substance that has beta-adrenergic effects, which means it increases cellar metabolic activity and the lipoysis (the ridding of fat from the body.)  Weight loss and the dissolving of fat is a beneficial side-effect to a drug initially approved for use on the lungs.

The Benefits of Aminophylline

In mesotherapy aminophylline include:

*The dissolving of fat deposits (in which case the phosphatidycholine is injected directly into the problem
*Maybe an improvement in the symptoms asthma and COPD (as an added bonus however this is more evident if it is inhaled through a vaporizer)
*Maybe weight loss (as the substance has an action that is very similar to epeniphrine; the natural “speed” drug that causes weight loss)

The Side Effects of Aminophylline

This mesotherapy, although effective for fat dissolution, can have side effects.  Side effects can include:

*nausea
*vomiting
*diarrhea
*insomnia
*headaches
*irritabilty
*restlessness
*flushing 
*fluttering or racing heart
*rash
*swelling and soreness at the injection site

Individuals that should not take Aminophylline include individuals with seizure disorders and people with peptic ulcers. If your patient is on an inhaler for asthma he or she should not take injections of aminophylline.  Injections should be avoided if the patient is on certain drugs such as alopurinol, cimetidine, ciprofoxacin, erythomycin, lithium carbonate, phenytoin and propanolol. People on oral contraceptives should also dismiss aminophlline as a treatment.

If for some reason someone has a reaction to  Aminophylline, stop the injection immediately and administer oxygen and intraveneous fluids to prevent hypotension.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  In these courses you will learn about the proper uses of injectable such as Aminophylline. You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.