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An alternative way to heal diabetic plantar ulcers

Discussion in 'Diabetic Foot & Wound Management' started by Dr. Chris Reynolds, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. akenne30

    akenne30 Active Member

    Hi Chris,

    Just a wee question , when these patients are treated daily with the solution are they brought in to be treated as inpatients?

    Kind Regards

    Alan Kennedy
  2. No, they all treated themselves at home.
  3. drsarbes

    drsarbes Well-Known Member

    We would need a double blind study, otherwise these are just nice pictures of healing ulcers.

  4. Most interesting!

    "Medical research and clinical observation suggest that Wheatgerm contains bio active molecules"

    We love a bit of medical research Dr Reynolds. Where might we view this research? And which molecules in particular do you feel are the active ingredient? Do you believe that the spray works on only micro vascular disease or large vessel peripheral vascular disease also?

    And a small point, are the contents of the spray bottle sterile? And how long are they expected to remain so?

    Details would be lovely! Does it contain hydroxic acid?
  5. Found some. So it works on plantar fasciitis as well, in some cases overnight.

    Well golly!
  6. Also baldness, ms, shingles and athletes foot.
  7. Lab Guy

    Lab Guy Well-Known Member

    Good job using Podiatry-Arena for free advertising!

  8. blinda

    blinda MVP

    ...and anal fissures.

    Taken from the advertised site;

    Aha! It`s that `natural` magical, active ingredient again. Can`t beat it.
  9. Well naturally ;). But which growth factors. Specifically. And what is it about wheat germ which stimulates them.
  10. I agree, although I think they are quite compelling.
    I have just returned from Chennai, India where a double-blind study of 100 patients with DFU's will commence in June this year at the TAG VHS Diabetes Research Centre, where they have already treated 10 cases successfully.
  11. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    Look forward to the results being posted here, together with the research methodology and parameters.

    All the best

    Bill Liggins

  12. That has already been submitted and approved by the researchers.
    BTW, my view that wheatgrass extract influences the microcirculation is supported somewhat in a video on YouTube where the liquid is sprayed on a bleeding tattoo and stops instantaneously. This is the link: http://youtu.be/IEdtea-sXHM

    Kind regards,
    Chris Reynolds.
  13. blinda

    blinda MVP

    Yes, I saw that video on your website. Nice tat, but I think you`ll find that as the extent of haemorrhage is limited to capillary damage only, bleeding usually stops within minutes of the procedure.

    Question; If wheatgrass acts as a haemostat (ie, prevents/stems bleeding) as claimed in this video, how can it "promote" healing of diabetic foot ulcers which often fail to heal due to poor vascularity? Which is it to be, Dr Reynolds; does it increase or decrease blood flow?

    Excuse my skepticism, but wheatgrass has been hailed as a miracle cure-all for many years, without a shred of scientific evidence.

    Wheatgrass, healthy for the body and the bank account

    I also look forward to seeing your research methodology.

  14. Ros Kidd

    Ros Kidd Active Member

    Dr Reynolds,
    could I ask who the research has been submitted to, it is unusual for as you say " approved by the researchers".
    Ros Kidd

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