The effective, natural MRSA treatments described
here are inexpensive and have no side effects. Recommended by medical
professionals, they are actually good for you.
The problem with curing MRSA is drug resistance. MRSA, or methicillin resistant staph aureus, is resistant to most existing antibiotics. That’s why finding natural MRSA treatments, to which superbugs cannot develop resistance, is so important.
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In 2012, Aimee Copeland fell off a homemade zip line and contracted MRSA
in a cut in her leg. Antibiotic treatment didn’t work, resulting in amputation
of her leg. Her life was at stake, so doctors then treated her with hyperbaric
oxygen therapy. She is recovering.
Your body requires 100 times more oxygen than normal during an infection,
says Robert Rowen, M.D., and oxygen therapies, such as hyperbaric oxygen
therapy or ozone therapy, almost always kill infections, including MRSA. Dr.
Rowen says he treated a woman with MRSA. One ozone treatment almost completely
healed her, he says.
You can find a list of doctors skilled in alternative medicine and oxygen therapies at acam.org.
A form of vitamin B3, niacinamide, is showing real
promise as a natural MRSA treatment. Researchers discovered that niacinamide
can raise immune capacity by a factor of 1000, allowing our own enhanced white
blood cell system to fight off MRSA. Niacinamide appears to prevent MRSA and to
eradicate existing infections. A number of studies in the U.S., Germany and
Singapore were involved in this discovery, although the results still need
further validation, says Dr. David Williams, Medical Researcher. Most studies
were done on mice, and human studies are underway.
Research at Cedars Sinai found that high doses,
six grams a day (ask your doctor before dosing yourself!), of vitamin B3 in the
form of niacinamide stimulates a gene that enhances the ability of white blood
cells to fight staph infections, regardless of antibiotic resistance, says
Robert Jay Rowen, M.D. With niacinamide, staph germs disappeared from human
blood in a few hours, he says.
In addition to its use as a natural MRSA
treatment, niacinamide also increases circulation to deeper tissues and helps
joints suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
Niacinamide also appears to be a promising treatment for memory loss, dementia, etc. See our Alzheimer’s Treatment page.
Most infections caused by MRSA begin in a cut in the skin, although more
instances of MRSA are appearing without a skin wound. One natural MRSA
treatment is the application of heat, which can stop just about any skin
infection, says Robert Rowen, M.D. Apply a heat pack as hot as you can stand. If
the infection is deep, heat may not stop it, but it will still help, he says.
If you are diagnosed with MRSA, demand hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which
is easier to get these days, with antibiotics helpless against many infections.
With a superfictial skin infection, try heat first, and if that doesn’t
work, move on to oxygen therapy, says Dr. Rowen.
If you are trying to eliminate MRSA from your home, be aware that ultraviolet light may be the tool to use, says Jonathan Wright, M.D. Ultraviolet light is being used in humidifiers, heating systems and other commercial applications to kill germs.
At least one company has developed a natural MRSA treatment system that uses UV light to get into every corner and crevice of a hospital room to kill germs, including MRSA. It’s called TRU-D SmartUVC Disinfection System.
Research has revealed that blue light (part of the visible spectrum, and not UV) at 405 nanometers also kills MRSA in bacterial cultures. The researchers concluded: “At low doses, blue light photo-destroys HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA in vitro; raising the prospect that phototherapy may be an effective clinical tool in the on-going effort to stem MRSA infections.”1
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