Cuts may be mild or severe. The more severe it is and the more the underlying tissues are involved, the longer it may take to heal. In some cases, cuts may require therapeutic stitching to assist in the healing.
Caution: In cases of severe cuts, or cuts that will not stop bleeding, seek a doctor immediately.
Cuts occur when the skin is broken or worn away. This can be the result being cut by a sharp object, falling over or hitting a part of your body against something hard.
The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here
Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:
Firstly it is essential to keep the cut clean in order to speed up healing and lessen the risk of infection. Bathing the area with a sterile saline solution is the best approach.
For mild cuts – After cleaning the wound, cover with a mixture of zinc oxide cream and vitamin E oil. When healing has begun, and signs of inflammation, infection, and redness are gone, use topical aloe vera.
For cuts that are severe: Apply pressure until the bleeding stops. Keep the area covered with a bandage (create some pressure), then ascertain if stitches are necessary (outside help such as sutures will be needed to stop bleeding and keep structures together for healing). If stitches are necessary, go immediately to an emergency room.
To quickly stop bleeding sprinkle cayenne pepper over the cut, its blood coagulating properties act within a minute.
Raw honey has wonderful antibacterial properties. Apply it topically over the cut and cover with a bandage. Leave overnight.
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural antiseptic. Soak a cloth in 50/50 water/hydrogen peroxide and apply to the cut.
Green clay, found in health food stores, is very effective for healing cuts when made into a paste and applied topically.
Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
*Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. The section Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.
- Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state. During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Waterwww.realwater.com Applying alkaline water directly to a cut can also speed up healing time.
- Eliminate Candida: Click here to find out how
- Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
- Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com/ Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic. Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water. It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
A diet rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and zinc enhances wound healing. Foods high in these nutrients include green and yellow vegetables, raw seeds and nuts, eggs, and cold-water fish, as well as fresh organic fruits and vegetables. Be sure to include pineapple in your fruit intake, it contains bromelain which is known to aid the healing process.
Vitamin K is another important vitamin that helps in blood clotting – foods such cabbage, broccoli,
lettuce and seaweed are good choices.
Avoid all saturated and processed fats, as well as refined and processed foods, sugars, caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system when your body is trying to heal so also 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, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok?affld=104400 The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
For severe cuts: supplement with vitamin A, vitamin C, pantothenic acid, and zinc.
For cuts that are slow to heal: increase your vitamin C intake to three to six times daily, and add proteolytic enzymes (three to four times daily, on empty stomach, until healing gets well underway). You might also consider supplementing with arginine, an amino acid that improves both the speed and quality of wound healing.
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.
- 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 herekevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.com/
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription affect your body’s natural ability to heal and contribute to endless health issues. Aim to come off these medications 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, accidents and 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:
- Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
- . Find out more by clicking here.
- 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
As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Applying Neem oil to the wounds to speed healing.
Apply Tulsi (Grinded Basil leaves) directly on the cut to encourage healing.
Potato water (boil potato in a pan and used the water) to wash affected area is said to reduce swelling and pain.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese herbal compresses with a recommended selection of herbs dependant on the type of cut would be prescribed in conjunction with acupuncture treatments to balance blood flow.
To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here
Lavender oil and tea tree oil are the most popular essential oils for healing cuts. They are natural disinfectants and speedy healers.
To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.
Hepar sulph., Ledum, and Hypericum are useful remedies to hasten the healing process, as are Arnica and/or Calendula ointment applied topically.
Owing to the principles behind homeopathy (link to full description of what it is) it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription. Find your closest Homeopath here
Clean the cut and then apply comfrey leaf as an ointment or compress. Do not use comfrey for puncture wounds as the skin will heal before the deeper tissue. An alternative is calendula. You can also use aloe vera gel with turmeric applied locally for minor cuts.
Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically.
Stop bleeding with cayenne pepper voices.yahoo.com/how-stop-bleeding-cayenne-pepper-9142207.html?cat=5
Honey for wound healing www.news-medical.net/news/2007/10/18/31398.aspx
Foods that heal deep cuts www.livestrong.com/article/31980-foods-heal-deep-cuts/
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters/
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf
Cayenne pepper stops bleeding in 10 seconds www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Oi9P5SpQr0
Heal cuts quickly with these foods www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3X9t6rnJnk
Omega 3 effect on wound healing www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18471252
Medicinal honey www.medicinalhoney.com.au/research.htm
Further Information (links and books)
Cayenne Pepper Cures (Miracle Healers From The Kitchen) by Sharon Daniels
www.healthyhabitsweb.com (800) 604-6766
www.healthyhabitsweb.com (800) 604-6766
Vitamin O, R Garden
www.livingnutritionals.com (866) 729-3438
Colloidal Silver Hydrosol, Sovereign Silver
www.sovereignsilver.info (888) 328-8840
Topical Tea Tree oil, Desert Essence
Grapefruit seed extract, NutriBiotic
www.nutribiotic.com (800) 225-4345
Vitamin C, Catie’s Organic Vit C Plus
www.energyessentials.com (888) 456-1597
Rescue Remedy®, Bach Flower Essences
www.caycecures.com (800) 862-2923
www.mountainroseherbs.com (800) 879-3337
Topical Treatment, True Aloe
www.naturecity.com (800) 593-2563
Andrea Butje | Aromahead email@example.com – aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt firstname.lastname@example.org – organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA email@example.com – meditation, stress
Judith Hoad firstname.lastname@example.org – herbalist.
Kath May email@example.com – reiki, tai chi.
Lillian Bridges firstname.lastname@example.org – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Monika email@example.com – aromatherapy.
Rakesh GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.