Bed sores refer to ulcers of the skin that are formed during prolonged bed rest, which causes sustained pressure over bony areas of the body, such as the buttocks, hips, sacrum, and shoulder blades.
The various stages of bed sores
Stage 1: The sore shows up as a defined area of persistent redness. This first stage is a warning to take action, bed sores can progress rapidly.
Stage 2: Sees partial thickness skin loss involving the top layers of skin. The sore looks like an abrasion, blister, or shallow crater. Once a sore is past stage 2 it is harder to treat.
Stage 3: Full thickness skin loss revealing a fairly deep crater.
Stage 4: Extensive destruction to the skin and/or damage to muscle or supporting structures. Sores are large, deep, open wounds revealing bone and connective tissue.
Bed sores primarily affect patients who are physically restricted and bedridden, such as the disabled and people in coma. Elderly patients are also prone to bed sores. Patients need to be moved frequently, and also require fresh air and light bed clothes. Daily baths with gentle soaps containing vitamin E and aloe vera, and sufficient natural light can be helpful in preventing bed sores.
Drink plenty of liquids (distilled water, herbal teas, fresh juices).
Include plenty of fiber in the diet to keep the colon clean, and eat at least five to seven servings of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables a day.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system when your body is trying to heal so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurized and homogenized dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey. Check out www.grasslandbeef.com.
The following supplements can be helpful in treating and preventing bed sores: vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, Vitamin D3, vitamin E, arginine and zinc. Free-form amino acids can also help, as can garlic capsules, to boost immunity and healing response. If bed sores still persist, pancreatic enzymes in between meals (6-12 per day for one week) may be helpful, as well.
As well as the above supplements, also include the following to speed up healing:
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time. Check out
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here.
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki is very powerful tool in the healing the body and mind. Find a local practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in healing stress and illness. Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com.
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf
Squeaky Clean (Colonic Irrigation) www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/squeaky_clean.php
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf
Ayurvedic remedies for bed sores www.homeveda.com/skin/natural-ayurvedic-home-remedies-for-bed-sores.html
Making aromatherapy massage oil www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADAY1gKiKAs
Vitamin C depletion and bedsores www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1883546/
Arginine, vitamin C and Zinc help heal bedsores www.nutritionexpress.com/showarticle.aspx?articleid=948
Honey as a healing agent voices.yahoo.com/the-honey-as-healing-agent-785793.html?cat=5
Omega 3 plus vitamins may prevent bed sores in hospitals www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Omega-3-plus-vitamins-may-prevent-bed-sores-in-hospitals
Further Information (links and books)
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
Andrea Butje | Aromahead [email protected] – Aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt [email protected] – Organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA [email protected] – Meditation, stress
Judith Hoad [email protected] – Herbalist.
Kath May [email protected] – Reiki, Tai Chi.
Lillian Bridges [email protected] – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Monika [email protected] – Aromatherapy.
Rakesh [email protected] – Ayurvedic practitioner.