We received an email on June 2 from Mr. S from Shimane Prefecture, who purchased a micro-bubble generating nozzle in May 2010. I would like to introduce something interesting he mentioned.
<Email from Mr. S>
Yesterday, I cut my finger while working. I cut it so deep that blood flew out copiously. Immediately I took my finger in my mouth, but it was bleeding so much that I had to gargle many times to get rid of blood in my mouth.
Actually before this work, the seedlings of “strawberry” were taken out of the pot and I was washing the soils away for hydroponics, and a nozzle (OKE-MB01FJ) was attached to the water supply for that work. After cutting my finger, I ran toward the water supply with my finger in my mouth. I put my finger in the running water from this nozzle and just washed it. The washbasin quickly turned bright red and bleeding did not stop easily. Blood kept running down from my finger, but after soaking it in running water several times, the bleeding suddenly became lighter and it became only like dripping. After putting it in the water again, the bleeding stopped. Then after washing with running water again, I bandaged my finger. The next morning (this morning) there was almost no blood on the bandages.
It was a mysterious way of stopping bleeding. First of all, soon after I realized that it started to stop, surprisingly it stopped completely even though it was bleeding so much. I think bandages usually leave a lot of blood on them, but there was almost no blood after that. Also the wound never hurts.
It may have hurt when I was washing it, but that time that wasn’t a matter, so I don’t remember, but when it stopped bleeding, I first felt “it doesn’t hurt”. Although I usually get throbbing pain, there is no pain at all.
I can’t confirm it, but probably the effect of fine bubbles worked somehow.
After reading Mr. S’s email, I thought it was such a strange phenomenon that the bleeding stopped and the pain disappeared just by pouring fine bubble water. I replied him, “I will test it in the future,” but he advised me, “You shouldn’t. It really hurts.” Still I was wondering whether to cut my finger for the experiment, but I decided to follow Mr. S’s advice.
Ozone fine bubbles are said to have bactericidal and analgesic functions. However, I was surprised that the dissolved gas contained in tap water alone had a hemostatic and analgesic effect like the email from Mr.S.
The mechanisms of analgesic and hemostatic effects will be elucidated in the future.
Takeshi Matsunaga, OK Engineering. co., Ltd