Wounds may be caused by injury, infection, surgery, or severe burns. Underlying medical conditions such as diabetes can make a person more susceptible to having chronic wounds that take a long time to heal. Being immobile can lead to a person developing bed sores due to constant pressure impacting on circulation. People who are elderly, smoke, drink excessively, have a health condition that affects circulation or the immune system or take certain types of medication may have impaired healing. A diet that contains insufficient amounts of certain vitamins and minerals can deprive the body of the nutrients it needs for effective healing. A wound site may also struggle to heal if the surrounding skin is dry or dead. Stress and lack of sleep can prevent the body from having the opportunity to heal.
Wounds can include burns, cuts, scrapes, puncture wounds and sores. They may be smooth or rough in appearance. Some wounds will only affect the surface of the skin, while other wounds can go much deeper and affect other tissue such as muscles and nerves. Minor wounds normally heal quite quickly, while major wounds are more likely to heal gradually. Most wounds are painful. The first stage of normal wound healing is the inflammatory stage, where the wound will likely be warm and reddened. Next, in the proliferation stage, new skin begins to grow. Finally, the scars gradually fade as the body adds more collagen to the affected area. Some wounds may bleed or become infected; signs of infection can include pus discharge, increased pain and fever. The edge of the wound may be black if there is dead tissue. Scars are more likely to form on deeper wounds and may never heal completely.
BICOM® Programs to be Used
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Supplements to take
Vitamin C, vitamin A, copper, zinc, bromelain, centella asiatica, aloe vera, glucosamine
To aid healing, it is vital to consume a nutrient-rich diet that contains plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as supplements if needed. Avoiding smoking or taking types of medication that can interfere with the healing process, will help the body to recover more effectively. Infection can be prevented by keeping the wound clean and free from debris and dirt. Pain relief medication may be needed to manage the discomfort and antibiotics are sometimes used if the site has become infected. If appropriate, a tetanus injection may be given in the case of some types of wounds. Surgery can be used to: assess a deep wound; remove dead skin or ulcers; improve blood supply in the case of conditions such as diabetes. Wounds are dressed with an appropriate sterile dressing, depending on how deep the wound is, larger wounds may also require a skin graft or stitches. It is important to avoid picking or scratching the wound as this can slow the healing process. Regular exercise increases blood flow and therefore, supports the healing process.
Experiences and case studies
Bioresonance therapy can be used to help heal wounds in both people and animals. Monty the cat was suffering from an inflammatory skin infection (eosinophilic pododermatitis), causing him to have open sores on both front paws. He had already had 2 surgical procedures and cortisone treatment, which had not improved the condition, and was facing having the paws amputated. Fortunately, his wounds started to heal after 3 days of bioresonance treatment and after 3 months of treatment, there was no sign of the pododermatitis.