Ice should be avoided when treating soft tissue injuries

Macrophages recruited via CCR2 produce insulin-like growth factor-1 to repair acute skeletal muscle injury. Lu H, Huang D, Saederup N, Charo IF, Ransohoff RM, Zhou L. FASEB J. Jan 2011;25(1):358-369. Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic and University of California, San Francisco have demonstrated something that may sound counterintuitive: sometimes, inflammation…

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Second and third degree burns recover quickly with chlorophyll

Chlorophyll: A preliminary report of its use in two cases of second and third degree burns. Hawton, H.  1950. Med.J.Aust. 337-340. Background: In addition to being exceptionally painful, second and third degree burns disrupt the skin’s natural protective barrier and make sufferers vulnerable to various infections. Modern burn therapy includes keeping…

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