QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
WHAT IS BIOQUANT NS?
It is a semiconductor diode laser therapy device generating laser light of red color with a wavelength of 650nm.
HOW IS IT USED?
It is used for intranasal laser light therapy.
WHAT IS THE DEVICE FOR?
The device is intended for the improvement of the rheological properties of blood.
WHAT EFFECTS CAN BE OBSERVED?
There are several effects observed such as improvement of blood rheology, i.e. viscosity, deformability and elasticity of red blood cells. Note: Terms are at the end of section Q & A.
WHAT IS THE MAIN EFFECT?
The device brings general improvement of health.
ARE THERE ANY INDICATIONS?
People with many different diagnoses have been using the device because the benefits of good blood rheology are obvious for all people and they can see improvements in their health. Healthy people use it as a prevention tool and sick people as the support of general state of health by improving their blood rheology, i.e. viscosity.
WHAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE ROOT CAUSE OF MANY DISEASES?
Many diseases are considered to be the consequence of worsened blood rheology and viscosity. But on the other side, many factors, for example, infections, viruses or bacteria can cause worsened blood rheology, too.
HOW IS BLOOD RHEOLOGY CONNECTED TO DIABETES MELLITUS?
It is a metabolic disease, which causes worsened blood rheology. It causes diabetic complications influencing eyes, nerves, kidneys or legs, that suffer from poor microcirculation. Those conditions are called diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy, nephropathy, and angiopathy. There are also increased risks of thrombus formation, embolic issues, blockages of vessels, brain or heart infarctions, thrombosis, etc. It means that some diseases cause worsened blood rheology and viscosity, too. In such cases improvement of that important parameters can help to act against development of diabetic complications.
WHY IS BLOOD SO IMPORTANT?
Blood is the most vital organ of humans. Blood brings nutrition to all cells and takes away everything that have to be removed from cells. Blood is a connection with every cell of the body. Cells are releasing and pushing out metabolic products and blood absorbs it and brings it to the liver, kidneys, and lungs in order to remove metabolites ( “waste” ) from the body. An increased concentration of metabolites, acidosis, lack of oxygen and nutrients leads to the death of cells.
CAN WORSEN BLOOD RHEOLOGY INTERFERE WITH MENTAL HEALTH?
Yes, it can. One-third of blood flows through the brain. Nerve cells have the biggest metabolism among all cells. They produce a lot of metabolites. If blood conditions are worsened ( it is said that the blood is thick ) and there is a lot of metabolites, the blood is not able to remove it and some part of it has to be deposited in areas close to cells of its origin. So some “waste” may stay in brain tissue. Only viscous blood can absorb all “the waste” and move it further.
IS BLOOD VISCOSITY CONNECTED TO RBC COUNT?
Yes, it is. The more RBCs, the higher the viscosity and the higher the HTC - hematocrit.
WHICH FACTORS CAN AFFECT MY BLOOD RHEOLOGY?
Gender, altitude, alcohol, smoking, obesity, genetic diseases, predispositions, lifestyle, behavioral reactions, emotions, way of thinking, hydration, diet, occupation, exercising, viruses, bacteria, toxins, infections, inflammation, stress, burns, cold, injury, intensity and regularity of exercise, etc. Some affect blood in short term, some in long term. But to keep good blood viscosity and rheology is an important condition for a recovery from any disease.
HOW CAN I KEEP MY BLOOD RHEOLOGY IN GOOD CONDITION?
Our device will help you to improve and keep your blood viscosity and rheology good. Keep a healthy lifestyle and make proper wellness effort to push your body by all means to health and wellbeing.
I AM NEARLY 65 AND MY PULSE RATE IS OVER 100. WHEN I WAS YOUNG IT WAS USUALLY 60. WHAT CAN I DO TO IMPROVE MY PROGNOSIS?
The longer you have worsened blood rheology and viscosity, the greater the influence on the vascular system, blood pressure, heart muscle, vessel walls and heart rate it brings. The longer it takes, the more difficult it is to bring the body back to values, as it was when you were young. You should accept the fact that you are not young anymore. You should do something to push the resting heart rate as much as possible, to lower values. The lower the resting heart rate, the lower the risk, so you could move the life expectancy higher. The device is a suitable remedy for all people with an increased pulse rate. With this device, you can achieve your goals faster.
SHALL THE DEVICE BE USED TWICE DAILY AFTER THE ADAPTATION PERIOD?
We defined adaptation time to avoid strong “detox” at the beginning to adapt the body to changes in blood viscosity and rheology slowly in order to avoid possible side effects. Then two times daily is recommended until you reach what you desire for, a state close to values that were given as a goal. When results and health state are not improving anymore, then you can continue to use once or twice daily according to your needs and feelings. If you stop using the device, results and feelings can go back to the initial state before using the device. Improvements when the device is used regularly and loss of improvements when the use has been stopped for a certain period is actually the confirmation that tells you that it works and reminds you those useful effects of the device. Only healthy people cannot feel the influence. But it doesn't mean that the device does nothing because it helps them to keep in a state of wellbeing.
IS BLOOD COAGULATION SOMEHOW CONNECTED TO BLOOD VISCOSITY AND RHEOLOGY?
Thick blood – blood with worsened rheology and high viscosity does not like to “move”. There is resistance against the flow, irritation of endothelium cells, and it can lead to an increase in blood clotting factors. Thrombocytes are pushed to walls of vessels and thrombus can be formed. Usually lungs, heart, brain, and veins in legs are common places where thrombus can block the blood flow with serious consequences. Tissue necrosis can be easily developed. On the other side friction of blood and endothelium cells can cause inflammation of endothelium with all negative influences on blood viscosity and rheology. So from bad initial state is developing the worse and worse state as in a vicious circle.
WHY DOES THE BIOQUANT DEVICE HAVE LOW AND LIMITED POWER?
There is limited power so it is safe regarding eyes as well as safe regarding the influence on blood. The device with higher power would bring more side effects to the user during adaptation and too high power density could be even dangerous for the user. It is forbidden to try any red light of high power or higher power density to be put into the nose such as laser pointers ( energy is concentrated in one spot with high power density). The effect can be harmful or devastating depending on the device you will use.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN,, OVERSTIMULATION”?
From our point of view, overstimulation happens when,,biofield" shrinks as a consequence of one application or a series of applications like a result of second, third, fourth, etc. It can happen when you use the device too much often as it is described in the User manual or you use different devices, not connected to our User Manual. When,,biofield" grows, we are in the stimulative area and you feel better.
The device is designed for everyday use. Many older people with many diagnoses need the device and live with its influence on blood rheology and viscosity longer and better life. At present many of our customers using it for more than 10 years.
Some of our customers use the device daily, some only when they feel worse.
We recommend to use it according to the Instruction of use to avoid overstimulation. Overstimulation can be felt as not feeling comfortable as I could feel not being overstimulated.
ARE BLOOD PHYSICAL PROPERTIES LIKE FLUIDITY, VISCOSITY, AND RHEOLOGY IMPORTANT FOR WELL-BEING?
Yes, we mentioned it. The blood creates conditions. Life is control of (bio)chemical reactions. And for chemical reactions, conditions are so important you even can’t imagine. Basic conditions of chemical reactions are created by blood and its viscosity, rheology, pH, serum composition, etc. Blood makes effort keeps all parameters as needed, but altered states caused by above mentioned various different factors influence blood viscosity and rheology, so influencing basic conditions.... and to the end biochemical reactions. Every cell in the body has to react react to changes in blood and every cell interacts with blood. Altered blood properties are always connected to changes in the cells and body and also altered blood properties cause changes in the cells and body. The best is to have all the blood parameters perfect from top to bottom.
In such conditions, all our cells can be happy to have all they need like it has to be. In a such case, our body is healthy, feeling well, in state of well-being.
CAN LIGHT FROM THE DEVICE IMPROVE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL PERFORMANCE?
Yes, both. From the physical side of the body, strength and endurance are increased if blood is perfect. From the mental side, when blood rheology is in a good state, brain cells are happy because they get everything they need.
CAN ALL PEOPLE FEEL THE CHANGES?
Healthy people do not feel changes but it does not mean that the device does not help them. Sick people feel the changes remarkably. Improvement of microcirculation is very simple to feel. Also, side effects are changes because we started to improve the blood, but all the systems of the body have to adapt to an improved state which needs more time than to change blood physical properties of the blood.
HOW IMPORTANT ARE RBCS PROPERTIES?
RBC aggregation is considered as important by low shear rates and deformability by high shear rates and their worsened values are always connected to increased viscosity and rheology. Increased viscosity increases cardiac work, heart rate, blood flow resistance. The body is using compensation mechanisms like vasodilatation. If alterations in viscosity are too big and some vessels cannot react anymore, the ischaemic state is a logical consequence. Local ischemia is occurring.
WHAT CAN INFLUENCE RBC'S AGGREGATION AND DEFORMABILITY?
Properties of the membrane of RBCs and layers on the surface play the key role.
There are sticky substances, which can cause the surface to act as a sticky. Such substances are LDL, VLDL, TG, some plasma lipoproteins, reactive proteins or blood clotting factors present in plasma.
The presence of these surface layers can influence how is viscosity changed with shear rate. It can cause increased RBCs aggreagation and increase their rigidity. Blood with higher aggregation and lower deformability of RBCs has higher blood viscosity and vice versa.
Laser light can bring RBCs membranes to a healthy state.
WHAT CAN AFFECT BLOOD RHEOLOGY AND VISCOSITY?
Both can influence peripheral resistance, cardiac output, work heart rate, blood tissue perfusion, blood microcirculation, O2, and CO2 levels, tissue acidosis, nutrition of cells, tissue oxygenation, metabolites removal, etc. It is like with us. Blood creates conditions and conditions are all.
IS LIFE EXPECTANCY CONNECTED TO BLOOD VISCOSITY AND RHEOLOGY?
Yes, there is a big study connecting heart rate and longevity vs. risk of complications in connection to heart rate. Heart rate, cardiac work, blood pressure, peripheral resistance are logically connected in a series of hemostatic regulations, controlling tissue acidosis and microcirculation.
ARE WBCS IRRADIATED DURING APPLICATION?
Yes, they are. White blood cells mitochondrial respiratory chains absorb red photons and their ATP production and ATP availability can grow they can have enough energy when necessary for their activity.
IS THE DEVICE CERTIFIED?
Yes, it has valid medical CE acc. MDD93/42 EEC.
DID THE DEVICE PASS SOME TESTS?
Yes, tests for safety, EMC, biocompatibility.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN SAFETY TESTS?
Safety of laser light and electrical safety.
WHICH RISK CLASS IS THE LASER LIGHT?
Class 2, with the warning: " Avoid direct eye exposure.” Class 2, with the warning: " Avoid direct eye exposure.”
WHICH RISK CLASS IS THAT MEDICAL DEVICE?
ARE THERE ANY OTHER EFFECTS OBSERVED BY THE USE OF THE LASER BLOOD IRRADIATION?
Literature shows plenty of effects. Please search for laser blood irradiation.
HOW CAN YOU CONFIRM THE IMPROVEMENT OF BLOOD VISCOSITY AND RHEOLOGY?
There are experts in the area of haemorheology. There exists Journal: Haemorheology and microcirculation. It is a medical specialty.
The role and importance are growing with knowledge of people and many articles recognize the real importance of good blood.
We tested our devices and lights on live blood analysis on microscope Olympus CX31 by different persons to confirm the effects on blood rheology and viscosity. There are clearly observed improvements in both physical parameters.
Let see for videos on youtube.com: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXalcuki2s4eNnMLdv8C6jQ?view_as=subscriber
WHAT DOES BIOCOMPATIBILITY MEAN?
Tests confirming that tissue in contact with device parts as skin and tissue don’t have any negative interaction from the point of used materials. The second part of the tests concerned light-blood interactions.
WHAT IS BLOOD RHEOLOGY?
What is rheology?
Rheology (Greek rhei =flow) is a scientific branch dealing with the deformation and flow properties of liquid substances.
What is blood rheology?
Haemorheology – rheology of blood studying the flow of blood and deformation properties of blood
elements (for example blood plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets).
What is blood viscosity?
The resistance of liquid against the flow or a change of shape. Blood viscosity is an important factor in blood flow through blood vessels and the heart; increased viscosity can worsen blood circulation and microcirculation. The viscosity depends on the composition of plasma, quantity, and size of blood cells, and their rheological properties. Simply said it is resistance against the flow.