How I Started Using Wheatgrass
The first time I ever used wheatgrass on a patient was in 1995.
I visited a bed-ridden ex-bookmaker in his nineties suffering from numerous medical conditions including leg (venous) ulcers. He well knew his time was almost up. His only wish was to be able to spend his final days with his loving wife in the home where he'd spent most of his life.
Alan had recently developed a very painful ulcer over one of his ankle bones. It was covered by a thick crust that would have taken three or four cleansing treatments a day by a nurse for several days before any healing dressings could be applied. This could only be achieved in hospital. Given his poor state of health, including diabetes, emphysema and heart failure, it was unlikely Alan would ever return home had he been admitted. He knew this, and wouldn't budge. I was in a quandary as there was nothing I could do to help either his ulcer or his pain.
Under pressure to return to a very busy clinic, I suddenly thought of a cereal grass sample I had in my doctor's bag. I'd been given it a few weeks before, and, because it was herbal and I was totally skeptical, immediately forgot about it. But this was a difficult situation. There were half a dozen patients waiting for me when I left so I was rather desperate to get back to the clinic. Feeling very sceptical and reluctant to use something with which I was unfamiliar, I applied a dash of cream to the crusted surface, covered it with a light dressing and promised to drop by the next day.
The following afternoon using a strong light, I gently removed the dressing from Alan's ulcer. What I saw amazed me."That's a miracle!" I exclaimed to Alan and his wife who was watching over my shoulder.
To my amazement, the crust had completely disappeared and the wound was spotlessly clean. It was as if someone had spent all night scrubbing it. And when I shone the light obliquely across the base of the ulcer, I could see a thin layer like plastic film sealing the entire surface. It looked as if new cells had regrown across it overnight. During my 25 years as a practising doctor, I had never seen such a healing phenomenon. I knew immediately I had stumbled on to something medically important.
Alan interrupted my reverie. "S'good that stuff Doc. That pain's gone you know."
This I could not believe. Arterial ulcers are notoriously painful. Pain that is almost impossible to contain. So here was another phenomenon!
But what caused Alan's pain to disappear? It had been bothering him for months.
The ulcer didn't heal completely, but that mattered little because the surrounding tissue paper-thin skin, (always a problem in healing leg ulcers) strengthened considerably over the next few weeks allowing paper tape to be used to fix the dressing directly to the nearby skin without causing further damage. Also, Alan's wife was able to dress the ulcer herself. Just a simple wipe with a damp cloth, apply a little cream and cover with a light dressing every couple of days. No non-touch technique, face mask or special skills required! Potentially massive savings by patients, hospitals and other health-related interests.
And Alan was able to stay at home to satisfy his last wish.
From that day on, knowing it was only wheatgrass and therefore very safe, I began to use the cream on as broad a spectrum of medical conditions as I could. From burns, to fractures, to painful swollen joints, to earache in children. The responses to treatment were remarkable.
To this day, I continue to increase my knowledge of its healing powers every working day, learning more ways to use it for patients' benefit. Wheatgrass has completely changed my view of how medicine should be practiced. Strengthen the body's immunity and let it heal itself - a concept foreign to modern medicine because there was no such pharmacological product available. At least not one that was safe, cheap and void of adverse reactions.
Wheatgrass put art back into my practice of medicine by helping my patients heal themselves.
I have attempted on numerous occasions, usually without success, to encourage my medical colleagues to heed what I have to say about wheatgrass so their patients can benefit from it the way so many of my patients have. Indeed, given the limitations and adverse reactions of many pharmaceutical products I have been able to substitute them with wheatgrass and achieve a superior result without harming the patients who are also empowered by being able to treat themselves.
Dr. Chris Reynolds. M.B.,B.S.Read more: Wheatgrass for Medical Conditions