- A CHALLENGE TO MAINSTREAM MEDICINE TO VENTURE OUTSIDE
- Reported today by Gene Emery of Reuters, flesh-eating
bacteria is once again making headlines.
- Emery reports, according to Loren Miller of UCLA Medical
Center and Scott Fridkin of the CDC, that skin infections are now found
outside hospital and include a new strain of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus
- Emery writes that doctors need to be aware of this and
"switch to different antibiotics at the first sign of trouble."
- He quotes Fridkin saying that "the alarm does need
to be raised to people and clinicians that if you have a staph infection
and it's not getting better, you'd better go back to your doctor."
Later reports on findings from Miller's team saying that "doctors
must shift their attitudes toward cases of necrotizing fasciitis -- the
"flesh-eating" part of such a bacterial infection -- and check
to see if methicillin-resistant staph is to blame."
- Almost a decade ago, when flesh-eating bacteria were
beginning to be reported, I called upon my experience as an intensive care
nurse and manager of a burn center. I wanted to address this serious health
problem from a natural healing perspective because I knew of the decades
old problem with antibiotics that were not effectively treating the condition.
- Emery's article further defines the problem of antibiotic
- Consulting with a colleague of mine from the herbal traditions
of Korea who spent a number of years at Dana Farber Institute at Harvard,
I developed a protocol using a combination of his formulas that could be
used for this condition. I submitted a package to a Washington State Department
of Health researcher with clinical findings on the use of the formulas.
- Time has passed quickly, yet at no time did I ever receive
a reply, or even a glimmer of thought from this man about the possibility
of a trial.
- In response to a public health problem, I believed my
approach deserved consideration because people were dying.
- Subsequently, during the past decade I have responded
to numerous media reports of flesh-eating bacteria, asking only for consideration.
The closed minds locked in the Newtonian model prevalent in mainstream
medicine never once gave consideration to a different way of seeing.
- In addition to the herbal protocol I developed a series
of fully referenced papers using pure essential oils to attack these bacteria.
One of the texts I used as a reference is a medical textbook written by
two French physicians. In France physicians are educated in the use of
herbs and essential oils as therapeutic modalities.
- Essential oils have a very long history and several have
very effective anti-bacterial and anti-fungal capacity. Herbs used throughout
thousands of years have this same capacity as well.
- Seriously hoping to at least have one response, I am
saddened to say that not one reply has ever been received.
- One would now have to ask the question: What drives these
health professionals to so totally disregard non-traditional treatment
- Today, I am placing my challenge on the table.
- Doctors, if you are truly interested in treating and
curing this problem, my protocols await.
- Gayle Eversole, DHom, PhD, MH, CRNP, ND Creating Health