Burns: Severe contracture recovery


An extraordinary physical response to wheatgrass extract

This young man presented at a burns clinic in Indore, India, for review, having suffered severe burns to the front of his chest and shoulders in an industrial accident three months earlier. He had developed severe scarring and contracture of muscles and tendons of the upper arms and chest wall, which prevented him from elevating his outstretched arms above the horizontal. (Picture on left)

I was present at the time, so, having observed several burns patients recover movement with wheatgrass extract of similar injuries in Australia, with the Burns Surgeon's permission, I applied a small amount of wheatgrass extract over the patient's severely injured muscles and tendons.

About ten minutes later, the patient was asked to try to elevate his arms above the horizontal. He was reluctant to try, because he said it was impossible. But when he did, to his and everyone else's amazement, he was able to gradually lift his arms to the vertical as shown in the photographs.

This extaordinary response was observed by eight doctors and final year medical students visiting from the UK. Needless to say, everyone was amazed, as was the patient.

Strangely enough, no one, except the students, and the consultant (who had already seen wheatgrass save a child's life), and the patient, took much notice.

How did movement recover?

On the surface, wheatgrass extract appeared to "loosen" 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 experience with wheatgrass told me that in some way, the bioactives it contained was most likely "re-connecting" damaged sensory and motor nerves to  the central nervous system.

(You can view a similar response in a stroke patient who regained limb movement in a matter of minutes after wheatgrass extract was applied to paralysed limbs.)

Otherwise, how else could this healing phenomenon, and the many others described in these pages, have occurred?

Read more about wheatgrass for treating burns:-

Dr. Chris Reynolds.

Read more about burn scar contractures. (Wikipedia)

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