Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Pictures of tumor removed between breasts with Black Salve

These pictures of a skin growth between the breasts are followed by this womans account of the removal with black salve.

To Rick at

I am a 55 year old female living in Perth , Western Australia . A friend bought me some Black Salve with DSMO to use to remove a couple of warts and a few moles I had on my body.

As I live in a hot, sunny climate, I have these moles checked every year by a specialist for skin cancer. Every year for many years, all these blemishes have been passed as OK – ie not requiring a biopsy or further investigation.

I merrily put the Black Salve on six blemishes on my body expecting no more reaction than a gradual removal. Within hours five of them were giving off a drawing pain and became red and hot. One of them, between my breasts, was particularly strong and was larger. This one was a concern to me before the Black Salve because it had appeared on its own some three or four years ago and had gradually increased in size and was often itchy. The others were relatively small and all seemed to progress with the same pattern – slight swelling, reddening and the formation of a centre of dark matter and puss. All had a pulling pain and all were tender when touched or bumped. I probably would not have bothered with pain killers for these.

However, the chest eschar was very painful because of its size. It also grew ‘legs’ and when it first erupted it looked like a large spider. Along the legs were little beads of dark brown material which swelled up, went pussy and came out quite early compared to the large ‘body’ of the spider. After only a few days the legs were just a red line indicating where they had been. It as suggested to me that they might have been eschars which formed along the lymphatic system around my breasts.

The ‘body’ grew larger by the day and was very messy with puss and matter. I was changing the dressing several times a day and was in a deal of pain. Mostly the pain was the familiar drawing pain, seeming to go very deep into my chest. But I also had sharp stabbing pains which came and go. I did take painkillers for this one, sometimes up to eight a day, and I felt tired and drained, not able to do my usual work.

About this time, I noticed something quite miraculous. About 18 months ago I suffered a collapsed lung and was in hospital for 4 weeks. Since then I have had a sharp pain around that lung every time I breathed deeply. I can’t tell exactly when this happened, but I found in the middle of all the pain with the chest eschar, the pain around my lung when I breathed had gone. I used to worry about what this pain might mean even though the doctor said not to worry. Now I have been free of this since the time I noticed the pain gone, which was about five days after applying the Black Salve to the chest.

The chest eschar took a long while to erupt, quite a bit longer than the smaller arm and leg ones. Nevertheless, after 7 – 10 days, it fell out overnight and the pain went completely and immediately. Obviously, there was some tenderness in the cavity that was left as the eschar was large, leaving an uneven hole roughly 6 cms by 4 cms. Once it came out it was squashed and dryish and I was amazed how small it was for the pain it had caused. I saved it for analysis but, apparently, whatever it is cannot be identified because it is dead. I did show my doctor the cavity and the eschar and although he was stunned and wondered why I didn’t have surgery, he did say it must have developed since my last examination (which was not two months before!). He, basically, couldn’t explain it.

All through the experience I was just absolutely amazed. I was totally shocked that the medical profession could pass all my lumps and bumps as benign and then this should happen. I was also shocked, and thrilled, that such a large lump could be excised so quickly and easily and without scarring and surgery.

Once this cavity has healed – and it is healing rapidly – I will move on to the remaining warts and moles on my body but this time I will do two – maximum – at a time.

-L. Perth, Australia

Detects problem Total Care Body Wash with Former Breast Cancer Patient

Here is another picture testimonial, my comments follow hers at the bottom :)

Hi Rick,

I’ve been using the body wash on most of my torso which detected
an underlying problem by showing a reddening under my left breast which
spread just a tiny bit over to my right. (I had breast cancer about 12 years
ago which was treated conventionally, lumpectomy and radiation, I refused
the Tamoxifen.) What happened was most unusual in that the skin went
like a snakeskin: scaly, very red and dry yet a smooth, whole piece.
It definitely wasn’t an allergic reaction as the edges were well defined
and the whole thing was very even in shape and colour and didn’t hurt or itch.
It’s now gone rougher, scaly and some areas are peeling.

UPDATE: As promised, the photograph of the peculiar patch under my left
breast which developed after using the Total Care Body Wash. It originally
spread under my right breast a little, but this seems to have faded now. At
first it was bright red, then muted to a brownish pink colour. As I said, the
sloughing skin is not soft and flakey as is sunburn but stiff and scaly like a
shed snakeskin.

I was wondering if this might have been a chronic, low level,
undetected fungal/bacterial/viral infection. I've been using the Body Wash
on it daily and it hasn't changed that much in two weeks. I have peeled
some of the skin off out of curiosity, but it didn't come off easily and I
stopped when it started hurting.

-J. from Western Australia

Rick thoughts are, there is most likely a residual cancer that
is now in the left breast. (cancers are typically a virus, bacteria, or fungus
that can mutate back and forth from one pathogen to the next which leads
to abnormal or cancer cells).

I would use the body wash for 2-3 months and see what develops.
If the rash like skin irritation goes away, then there wouldn't be a need to
put the salve directly on it, though, if the cancer/virus/fungus was gone
then the salve wouldn't react on the skin. What I would do is, start taking
the Internal Black Salve to make sure that any other cancer in the body
is being destroyed.


Monday, May 07, 2007

Another Medical Doctor praises salves for cancer

Botanical Surgery

Removing Tumors with Herbs

By Lev G. Fedyniak

Medical Doctor — Ukraine

Bloodroot is a common component of herbal salves in escharotic therapy

Bloodroot is a common component of herbal salves in escharotic therapy

A method of treating cancer that spans centuries is returning to vogue. Long considered effective but not contemporary and therefore something less, it's getting a second look. Both affected individuals and healthcare practitioners are resurrecting this ancient approach to removing tumors.

Currently known as botanical surgery, it is more frequently referred to as escharotic therapy. The procedure involves the use of herbs, minerals and non-organic compounds in a salve form that is topically applied to a tumor, particularly skin cancers, and results in the tumor literally falling off!

Today, there is a resurgence of interest and availability of these products both in the U.S. and the rest of the world.

The How and Why of Botanical Surgery

An aversion to surgery or “fear of the knife”, particularly when the surgery calls for the removal of more than just the tumor (i.e. the whole breast), has caused many to seek alternative approaches to cancer treatment, particularly herbal based ones. Escharotic surgery is one such alternative.

Essentially, the herb(s) and other components are made into a paste and spread onto the tumor site. The salve or paste splits the skin and the underlying tissue, forms around the abnormal cancer tissue, and separates it from the surrounding normal tissue.

It then forms a large scab called an eschar (from whence we have escharotic therapy), which eventually sloughs off, taking the tumor with it. What's amazing is that the healthy tissue surrounding the tumor is left intact! The morbid and necrotized tissue separates from the underlying healthy tissue in about two to four weeks on the average. Because of this mechanism of distinguishing healthy from diseased tissue, it has proven to be an effective treatment method for inoperable tumors. In these cases, underlying vessels and even nerves remain intact – an unlikely result if traditional surgery were to be employed.

What's also interesting is that when the eschar detaches, the site is bloodless and the underlying tissues, including vascular and neural tissue, are visible to the naked eye.

The salves and pastes employed in this botanical surgery procedure essentially all work the same way. It is also worth noting that, at its height in the mid-1800s to early 1900s, these salves and pastes were available in Europe and America in almost every pharmacy, were popular and quite effective.

A Short History of Botanical Surgery

One of the earliest references we have about botanic surgery is from the Hindu classic, Ramayana (about 500 B.C.) where an “arsenic paste” is described. Hippocrates, in about 400 B.C., also makes mention of caustics as a treatment approach.

Other mention is made by the great Persian physician Avicenna (also known as Ibn Sina) in about 1,000 C.E., as well as the early 12th century Christian abbess, Hildegard von Bingen, both making references to herbal salves in the treatment of “bubos”, which we now call tumors.

Even the Native American Indians maintained the practice of botanical surgery in very much the same way.

However, of the modern researchers, the two most respected and well-known authorities in the use of this approach were Dr. J. Weldon Fell and Frederic E. Mohs, MD, both of the United States.

Fell was a faculty member of New York University and later was one of the founders of the New York Academy of Medicine. In the early 1850s, he moved to London and built up a very successful cancer treatment practice based on escharotic therapy using bloodroot ( Sanguinaria canadensis ) as the herbal base. He published his results extensively. We know today that the alkaloids in bloodroot do indeed have a strong anti-tumor effect.

Frederic Mohs called his approach chemosurgery and used a fixative paste. His was more an integrative approach that combined the use of the escharotic paste with surgical tumor removal and analysis, rather than allowing for the sloughing off of the eschar. His contribution is immense as he put the procedure on a very sound, scientific footing, with a tremendous amount of research that spanned decades. The soundness of his approach was underscored in a 1990 report that stated he had a verifiable and documented 99% success rate in his treatment of skin cancers!

Components and Procedure

There are both single- and multi-herb salves and pastes as well as herb/chemical combinations. The single herb ones tend to be of more limited effectiveness, used more with small skin tumors, or require multiple applications to bring about a deeper penetration.

Remember that if a salve or paste cannot penetrate the tumor completely, it will not be completely destroyed and can grow back.

To overcome this, some practitioners like Dr. J. Weldon Fell would make cuts into the eschar scab and add more of the salve to allow for deeper penetration. Dr. Frederic Mohs, MD, on the other hand, would surgically remove the eschar and examine it under a microscope to determine if a line between healthy and abnormal tissue was evident. He would repeat applications of the salve until there was no more evidence of abnormal tissue.

Upon application of the salve or paste, the site may become red, grey, yellow or black until the eschar begins to form. A discharge, usually pus-like, is common and, in my experience, is often quite foul smelling!

If the eschar falls off on its own, there is no bleeding. However, if it is prematurely pulled off, there may be a little bleeding. Even though the eschar may have detached, expect the site to continue to release pus or fluid which must be drained and the wound kept clean. Also, look carefully to determine if there is any additional abnormal tissue evident, as a re-application of the salve may be necessary.

While there are “solely herb” salves, most of the formulations in use today are a combination of herbs and zinc chloride. The zinc chloride causes the skin to split more readily allowing the salve or paste to more readily get at the tumor. It also is taken up by the tumor tissue more quickly.

The herbs most commonly employed include bloodroot, as already mentioned, goldenseal ( Hydrastis canadensis ), chaparral ( Larrea tridentata ), cayenne ( Capsicum frutescens ) and red clover ( Trifolium pratence ). There are, however, many other herbs in other formulations that are also used. In Ukraine, where I live and work, greater celandine ( Chelidonium majus ) is more commonly used.

Many of these formulations are commercially available today, being sold under names like “Black Salve” or “Compound X” but are nonetheless based on the old prescriptions.

Wound management, including cleaning, as there is often a discharge and a potential for infection (plain old hydrogen peroxide works just fine), in addition to healing support, i.e. use of turmeric and vitamin E, after the eschar falls off, are also necessary additional procedures.

The Downside of Botanic Surgery Treatment

Patients may need to resort to painkillers during escharotic therapy

There are several direct concerns in the use of escharotic therapy that need to be addressed. The first is pain. The application of the paste or salve to the skin causes it to split as the compound makes its way to the tumor. That can produce pain ranging from mild irritation to almost unbearable. Therefore, access to pain medication is a strong inducement to proceed under the care of a physician. The pain medication can range from readily-available-without-a-prescription types like ibuprofen, to the very strong painkillers like Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride).

As we are dealing with an open wound, the next direct issue is the potential for infection. While some practitioners advocate the use of antibiotics, most do not. The herbs used in the escharotic procedure are, for the most part, antimicrobial as well, and if the wound is kept clean, the potential for infection is minimized.

The third direct concern is the potential for significant scarring. But with proper supportive care, the amount of scarring can be reduced as well. And let's not forget that surgery produces scarring as well, not to mention the disfigurement that breast removal, for example, will cause.

Bear in mind that it's important to know a person's cancer stage. Treating a tumor and excising it by botanic or traditional surgery may not lead to a cure if there are other tumors in other parts of the body. Also, even if there is only one tumor that has successfully been eliminated, it's important to follow-up with your health practitioner regularly, as there can be recurrence at the same or another site in the body.

Just an Option- Not a Cure-all

Botanic surgery is only one of numerous options in the treatment of cancer. What's more, no procedure should be undertaken as a sole treatment, as no treatment exists in a vacuum. Supportive therapies, detoxification, dietary changes, etc. all accompany successful treatment of cancer. There is no single magic bullet in either allopathic or alternative approaches.

But, integrating alternative and allopathic treatments usually proves to be the most effective approach of all!

Lev G. Fedyniak, MD began his medical career in alternative medicine, studying acupuncture, herbs and other healing traditions in China, Hong Kong, Canada, Ukraine and other parts of the world. Recognizing that the allopathic tradition was a necessary component in treating illness, he trained in allopathic medicine to obtain the doctor of medicine degree.

Dr. Lev makes his home in Ukraine and continues to study new approaches to treating illness and optimizing health from traditions all over the world. He publishes articles and books in the hopes of bringing such information to all who need it.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Buttocks Cancer

Im going to start posting some emails I have gotten from Black and Bloodroot Salve users. Below is one from a woman in Australia, very interesting stuff, especially the breast area changes when using that Total Care Body Wash. Keep fighting the fight, folks!

Hi Rick

You might remember I emailed you on the 18th April regarding the eshar activity on my bum(see pic above). You will see that one had already erupted and left a cavity. As you can imagine, it was a difficult area to monitor and I don’t know when that happened. I also have had a couple of the smaller eschars disintegrate so my ‘collection’ is a bit sparse at present. The pain was bearable and I managed without painkillers; there is no pain now and I’m just waiting for them to work their way out. I’ll take another photograph or two of the cavities and any eschars I manage to salvage.

I’m puzzled as to what type of cancer it is and it has led me to the conclusion that the medical profession name cancers according to the area they are found. In other words, all cancers are the same and not specific to an area, eg lung cancer, breast cancer, etc. When they say they are ‘inoperable’, it’s either because they can’t reach them or the organ they’re on would be destroyed if they cut it out and the patient would die. Thus, if they had to remove a liver because of cancer, the patient would die, so they would say it was inoperable. This might not be a revelation to you but it is to me and this is why I’m calling it arse cancer. It couldn’t be ‘skin’ cancer as the sun don’t shine there!

I have recently seen a Naturopath who said ‘there was something going on in your small intestine’ and I’m only guessing this could be it. I have to go back to him after hair analysis tests so might find out. He knows and uses Black Salve although he’s not allowed to sell it here but can use it as treatment.

I have a friend for whom I bought some Black Salve and she is using it on some moles that were cleared by a plastic surgeon as not cancerous. She has had about five erupt at once (thinking they were only moles or warts). One of them is huge and she is in a lot of pain and taking painkillers. We refuse to go to GPs as I’ve even had an ‘alternative’ nurse not believe me. The large one is between her breasts (all the best places!) and she has had earlier problems with her lungs and has had sharp pain when taking a deep breath. Since the eschar has been moving the breathing pain has stopped completely. I’ll try and get her to get photographs taken to send to you.

Finally, I’ve been using the Total Care Body Wash on most of my torso and developed a reddening under my left breast which spread just a tiny bit over to my right. (I had breast cancer about 12 years ago which was treated conventionally, lumpectomy and radiation, I refused the Tamoxifen.) What happened was most unusual in that the skin went like a snakeskin: scaly, very red and dry yet a smooth, whole piece. It definitely wasn’t an allergic reaction as the edges were well defined and the whole thing was very even in shape and colour and didn’t hurt or itch. I should have taken a photo but I didn’t. It’s now gone rougher, scaly and some areas are peeling. When my bottom’s healed, I’ll try the Black Salve on it. Didn’t know if you’ve come across it before.

Well, I think you’ve been updated. Thanks for listening.

Kind regards,

J from Western Australia