An extraordinary physical response to wheatgrass extract
The remarkable restoration of movement of this patient's supposedly "fixed" shoulder movement caused by severe burn contractures, was witnessed by nine doctors (including myself), and four medical students, during an outpatient clinic at a teaching hospital in Indore, India.
Three months earlier, the patient suffered severe burns to the front of his chest and neck, caused by a furnace blast. He also suffered severe scarring and contractures of the muscles and tendons connecting his shoulder muscles to the chest, which prevented him from elevating his shoulders above the horizontal. (Fig. 1.) He had been unable to work for three months.
As I had seen wheatgrass extract increase limb movement in some patients with burn contractures in Australia, I suggested it might help this patient. With permission, I sprayed some extract over his worst affected areas.
About 10 minutes later, he was able to extend his arms to the vertical as shown in the photographs.
I thought it was a bit strange that no-one, except the students, and the consultant (who had already seen wheatgrass save a child's life after a severe burn), were surprised at what was clearly a remarkable movement recovery.
How did the wheatgrass extract restore the patient's movement?
It seemed that the wheatgrass extract "relaxed" the tight, contracted tendons and muscles that restricted the patient's movement, allowing him to move his arms at the shoulder. But, many years' clinical observation of wheatgrass healing activity suggest the extract, which is clearly biologically active, is capable of re-connecting ("re-coupling") damaged/decoupled sensory neurones to their normal locations in the central nervous system. Also, ligands known to exist in the extract (approximately 20), are known to influence gene expression in some sensory receptor cells, accelerating the "re-coupling" process.
(You can view a similar recovery of peripheral nerves in this stroke patient who regained limb movement a few minutes after wheatgrass extract was applied to his paralysed hand and limbs.)
In the following cases, wheatgrass significantly accelerates healing of second-degree burns, most likely via "neuronal recoupling":
- Wheatgrass heals deep second-degree burn in a week
- Two cases of second degree burns healing rapidly with wheatgrass extract
- Radiotherapy burns. Rapid relief of pain and wound healing with wheatgrass extract
- Burns. Wheatgrass saves a life
Read more about burn scar contractures. (Wikipedia)