Burns

● Some years ago, we had a report from an Australia acupuncturist who burned himself and used cold water, aloe vera, and Earthing (2 mats, in his case) for rapid healing. Patches are probably most effective. A mat might be too large, but he used it quite successfully. Here’s his story:

“Over the years I have seen and treated many serious burns. I am aware that if cold water is applied immediately for about thirty minutes that the damage from severe deep burns can be reduced. Applying copious amounts of fresh Aloe vera to burns is also beneficial. From my personal experience, however, blisters still form and last for many days to weeks and redness persists for many days as well.

“While cooking a meal for friends in 2012 I suffered severe burns to my right hand, face, ear, and back of the head from burning fat. As soon as I overcame the shock from the accident, I bathed the burned areas with cold water for about a half-hour and then squeezed aloe vera sap onto my damaged skin. Blisters were already forming.

“I now pulled out two Earthing mats. I placed one around my hand and wrist, covering the burn areas. I pressed the other against the affected areas on my ear and head. I felt a very strong tingling sensations on the burn sites.

“I sat down and tried to relax for a while. My wife checked in on me about twenty minutes later. I took off the mats. We were both stunned, as were our dinner guests. The redness was nearly gone! The blisters had essentially retracted and were also nearly gone.

“During the meal, I kept rotating a pad from one site to the other. After the meal, we retired early. I slept grounded. I told my wife I would probably have to cancel patients for a few days because the burns on my fingers were exactly where I insert acupuncture needles.

“I slept great. In the morning, to my amazement, there was absolutely no redness and the blisters were non-existent. I went to work and it was business as usual. My experience makes me believe that every first aid kit should contain an Earthing mat of some size.”

● From Bonni Smith, Hollywood, Florida (2020): “I wound up burning my hand on my air fryer.  Ouch! I had taken the basket out to add some cheese at the end.  I stepped away and saw it slipping to the floor.  I tried to grab it, a grab that caused several painful burns on my hand and fingers. I put on ice right away and it still started to swell. Then after dinner, I sat and put an Earthing band around my hand. It took the pain away but the swelling and blistering that started, especially on my thumb was scaring me. I wasn’t sure about using an Earthing patch because of the adhesive sticking, but what the heck. I sat with the patch and the formation of the blisters stopped. The thumb was a little red but no blistering formed. I also also slept grounded and put my grounded pillows by my hands. I wasn’t taking any chance. The next day even the redness was gone with the patch on. I just remembered inflammation inflammation inflammation and used the patch to target a specific area. A day or two later I put the patch back on and that hard leather feeling where the blister would have formed got smoother and softer. It wasn’t long before the leathery skin peeled away altogether. I am a huge fan!”