Pain: Aphthous ulcers (Canker sores)

Aphthous ulcers (canker sores) are commonly related to stress.

Hence the nickname “stress ulcers”.

Stress can suppress the body’s immune status by raising levels of naturally produced steroids in the blood. This can result in a number of disorders including mouth or aphthous ulcers. These ulcers are usually quite painful, often multiple and do not respond to orthodox medical treatment. They are not due to infection, and are not contagious.

An inflamed, and undoubtedly very painful aphthous (mouth) ulcer
An inflamed, and undoubtedly very painful aphthous (mouth) ulcer

Also known as "canker sores" aphthous ulcers usually form on the "soft" areas in the mouth or near the gums. Although they usually disappear spontaneously without treatment after about 10 days, they can recur frequently in a percentage of patients.

Wheatgrass extract is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and is effective for relieving pain and for reducing the duration and frequency of aphthous ulcers.

To treat, apply two or three drops of wheatgrass extract over the affected area and hold it in the mouth for a minute before swallowing. This  can rapidly ease or eliminate pain and even prevent further episodes. Repeat the treatment daily until the pain has settled completely.

Read more about aphthous ulcers. (Wikipedia)

Dr. Chris Reynolds.

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