Case history of Dr. Starr’s burn
I suffered a third degree burn to my right thumb and hand on 8/30/11. An old defective propane gas tank caught on fire when I tried to light a barbecue grill. Flames were shooting out of the valve and I tried to try to tighten the valve. After the second attempt, the right palmar aspect of my thumb including the webbing between my thumb and second finger were severely burned.
I gave up trying to put out the fire and called 911. The fire department arrived shortly and put out the propane tank fire. Almost immediately after burning my thumb and hand, I immersed my right hand in a bowl of 99% aloe vera gel. I learned long ago about the amazing therapeutic effect that aloe has upon burns and keep a bottle in the refrigerator. This was the most severe burns I have ever suffered. It appeared to be a third-degree burn and extended through the entire dermis. The wound was not painful initially and the burned area was insensate. In addition to immersing my right hand in aloe, I immediately began to use the Tennant Biomodulator and Biotransducer.
Very shortly, I realized that I was going into shock. Fortunately, I had a bottle of hydrocortisone at my house. I initially took 80 mg followed by another 60 mg later that evening. Throughout the first 12 days following the burn, I required between 200 mg and 250 mg in divided dosages throughout the day and night.
Having training with Dr. Tennant, I was aware that putting voltage into my left hand would also put voltage into my right hand. Therefore, I began using a 3 inch round electrode on my left thumb and hand while sleeping every night. The setting was Ten-8 and I’m certain that expedited healing as well as minimizing pain.
I kept a combination of humic and fulvic acid called “The Gift” as well as concentrated fulvic ulvic acid at home. For the next 6 hours after being burned, I kept my hand in aloe for one half hour followed by 5 minutes of fulvic acid. I used the transducer approximately 15 minutes every half hour on the Ten 8 setting, directing it toward my thumb while my hand was immersed in fulvic acid. I repeated this protocol for approximately 6 hours before going to bed. I used a rag soaked in aloe, secured gently using paper tape, and covered by a large sock to ensure the burn would continue to be soaked in aloe throughout the evening. I awoke about 3 or 4 AM and repeated the protocol once or twice more before going back to bed.
I slept very well and did not require any medication for pain throughout the first evening. I had patients scheduled the next day and kept the aloe on my burn using the rag throughout the day. I also began immersing my hand in the fulvic acid while using the Biotransducer as often as possible in between patients. Fulvic acid is used on cattle after branding and has many therapeutic effects. By the second evening, the range of motion in my hand was beginning to diminish and it was painful when I tried to mobilize my fingers and hand.
It was a great relief when I discovered that immersing my hand in fulvic acid and pointing the Biotransducer into the fulvic acid toward my hand allowed me to immediately restore full range of motion to my fingers and hand without any pain whatsoever. From the second evening onward, I would immerse my hand in fulvic acid using the Biotransducer approximately 6 or 8 times throughout the day and evening. Every evening for the first 10 days, I would awaken during the night with mild-to-moderate pain. I would get out of bed and use the Biotransducer and fulvic acid protocol for 15 minutes or longer. Next, I would remove my hand from the fulvic acid and continue using the Biotransducer while doing range of motion exercises. Without the Biotransducer, it was painful and the range of motion was restricted. It felt as if there was scar tissue forming. However, when using the Biotransducer, the range of motion would rapidly normalize. I would then reapply aloe to my thumb and hand and wrap it as previously described and return to bed.
The wound completely healed on the evening of the 11th day. I was able to use hemostats and utensils with my injured thumb without any pain or restrictions. The thumb was still tender but an entire new layer of skin replaced what was a third-degree burn. It was several more days before the previously injured tissue completely peeled. I began to wean myself off of the hydrocortisone on the 12th day. Weaning myself from hydrocortisone would take about 3 weeks. I would become hoarse and chilled during the day if I would forget to continue the hydrocortisone. These symptoms would rapidly resolve when I would take another 20 or 30 mg of hydrocortisone.
Also, I required the maximum dosage of The Gift, which is 3 ounces 3 times a day during the entire treatment. Reducing the dosage of The Gift down to the 2 ounces twice a day that I had been previously taking required about the same time as weaning off the hydrocortisone.
I will be forever indebted to Dr. Tennant and Mother Earth Labs.
Mark Starr MD(H)