Diabetic ulcer debridement
This 75 year old woman suffered from a recurring “abscess” (which was actually a diabetic foot ulcer) for many years. She wrote: “Prior to the purchase of your (wheatgrass) spray I was using Medi-Honey or calcium alginate, alternating. The appearance was pink skin with little exudate (“leakage of body fluid”). I have “Charcot Foot” with a bony protuberance that acts up every few years.”
“Charcot’s Foot” is caused by diabetes and some other medical conditions that damage nerves (neuropathy) leading to weakened leg muscles that keep the foot in its normal position. This causes deformity on the sole of the foot so that continued pressure tends to erode the overlying skin and create an ulcer. This can take many months to heal, and some never do. In this case, after two weeks wheatgrass extract, sensation that had been absent for several years, began to recover.
Diabetic “Charcot” ulcer pre-wheatgrass.
6 months wheatgrass extract (close-up)
After six month’s wheatgrass treatment twice weekly, the ulcer is now pain-free but appears to have grown significantly. This is deceptive because in fact the dead tissue around and inside the ulcer edge has been debrided or removed, thus revealing the true size of the ulcer.
Also, note that the bottom of the ulcer shows that the blood supply, which was severely compromised by the patient’s diabetic status, has returned. This means there has been repair of the microcirculation, the tiny blood vessels that are essential for feeding tissues with oxygen and nutrients. Subsequently, the damaged tissue can now be restored to normal, or almost normal, functionality.
6 weeks later, aided by renewed blood supply, The ulcer has almost healed.
2 months later, the wound is completely healed.
As the ageing population increases globally, the problem of diabetic foot wounds is approaching epidemic proportions. Unfortunately, “modern” medicine with all its expensive wound dressings, oxygen chambers, antibiotics and so on, appear not to be meeting the challenge of repairing the dysfunctional microcirculation that is causing the problem. Wheatgrass provides an effective and inexpensive path to healing these wounds.
Dr. Chris Reynolds.