|Posted on Saturday, June 06, 2009 - 17:42: |
What would you do in such a case: a fresh wound on the face - 10 days, on the upper lip up to the nose, the muscle was cut.
How to make the scar as little as possible?
I think it's too early to puncture under the scar, as it isn't formed yet, what would you say?
What technique should be used on the nearby points?
Thank you very much for your kind advice.
|Posted on Saturday, June 06, 2009 - 21:26: |
You may use points surrounding the cut such as Li-20/ St-3-4/ etc. along with application of special ointments such as hypericum/callendula ointment or specialized Chinese herbal ointments for cuts and bruises. Acupuncture should be shallow and applied daily or even twice a day.
|Posted on Sunday, June 07, 2009 - 00:02: |
I'll wade in with an opinion if I may.
I regard Acupuncture as the best, bar none, mode of mobilising Nerve, lymph and blood for healing all maner of lesins. The quality of those somatic forces can be improved with medicines.
One of the best vulnery herb is Hypericum, Symphytum off., is also of superlative value. Symphytum (comfrey) is requires some discretion for external application on deep wounds because it heals so quickly that there is a danger of creating a sinus. Symphytum can be taken internally for short periods of time, say 14 days max. Tumeric, interstingly, can be a sterling dry dressing, when appropriate.
|Posted on Monday, June 08, 2009 - 09:36: |
Thanks a lot for your comments!
Do you have any ideas about the following?
Hypericum - is it safe to use it in summer when the scar is open to the sun all the time?
Symphytum - if it heals so quickly , is there a danger to make the scar hypertrophic?
Thanks for your help.
|Posted on Monday, June 08, 2009 - 21:07: |
All therapeutic substances, if abused will cause unwanted effects, and the more active the substance the easier it is to overuse. One of the unwanted side effects of Hypericum, is photosensitivity. So don't give too much for too long. More is not better. If you have the dry herbs, then 1/2 tsp Hypericum, 1/2 tsp, calendula and 1 tsp of comfrey 4 times daily would be good to do. Making up a daily dose and sipping the infusion regularly is even a better way of doing it. Hypericum oil can be appled to the surrounding, intact tissue with no difficulty, but not to the wound itself. This will still give a therapeutic effect to the open wound. I live in a country where Comfrey for internal usage is prohibited by the law, because comfrey has been linked to liver cancer. Even prayer, it seems, if prolonged and overly intense can have some nasty anti-social side-effects. No, it is very difficult to do permanent damage in the circumstances that you present here, with suitably dried herbs, judiciously used tinctures and sparingly used oil of Hypericum.
Judicious means using judgement, something that is very difficult to do on a public, international forum. Yes even the colour and quality of the skin (my skin is not naturally photosensitive, and possibly cannot even be made photosensitive by Hypericum). So, it is true that, racial characteristics, time of year, how long the wound has been there can all be elements that can be bought into the equation, if you are looking for the "best" therapeutic outcome. That's what we are talking about here, is to minimise the nature and quality of the scar tissue. I hope that this provides you with the insight that you need to do the very best for your patient, but if you wish to take this discussion further then firstname.lastname@example.org is my email address.