Patient with Severe Gangrene Spared a Leg Amputation
Thanks to Cellular Medicine.
This lecture was given by Dr. Gerd Koschik from Austria to the "Symposium
- Health for the 21st Century", which took place on Sunday, June
18, 2000 in the Estrel Hotel, Berlin
It is a special pleasure for me to have the opportunity to report a case
to you here.
Dr. Gerd Koschik
First I would like to say something in advance: my patient, Frau Trapp,
has asked me to pass on to Dr. Rath her heartfelt thanks. She hopes to
be able to thank you personally herself at a later date.
I have not always been a proponent of Cellular Medicine. I practised
as a country doctor for 12 years before turning to preventive and environmental
medicine. There had been a series of tragedies involving disease and premature
death in my family, and these prompted me to devote myself to the problem
of disease avoidance. However, through all those years I did not have
any proper tools apart from ultrasound and the laboratory. It is only
over the past two-and-a-half years that I have come across Cellular Medicine.
I must also admit that I took quite a long time coming round. For a year
I had Dr. Rath's book lying on my desk without taking a look at it, which
now with hindsight I very much regret. But the conversion process simply
took a while.
I started treating Frau Trapp, who is 71, in spring last year. At that
time she came to me in a state of complete despair, but as you can see,
now she can laugh again.
When she came to me her lower leg was in a very severe condition after
years of insulin-dependent diabetes, and gangrene had set in. She was
advised to have the leg amputated. For me this was the impetus to put
my working philosophy to the test.
We commenced treatment with Cellular Medicine and after the first week
this leg, which had had no feeling and was initially cold to the touch
and with blue discoloration, was once again warm to the touch. However,
after this Frau Trapp also started suffering severe pains in the area
where the blood supply had previously been cut off, i.e., feeling and
life had returned to the area. Obviously recanalisation was taking place,
and the blood supply was returning. Otherwise that would not have been
After three weeks of severe pain, during which I had to exercise all
my powers of persuasion to convince Frau Trapp to carry on with the treatment,
something else happened that almost put the whole enterprise at risk.
The patient had always been worried that the bone itself had been affected.
To dispel this worry, I sent her to a surgeon for an x-ray, but this did
in fact reveal the destruction of tissue in the area at the front of the
foot, and she was told that an amputation was now unavoidable, since this
was a warning sign and any delay would be irresponsible.
The women was in complete despair and came back to me. During a lengthy
appointment I succeeded in raising her spirits and bolstering her confidence.
During this appointment I found out that she had had a fracture in this
area years previously and that this had led to the formation of callous
tissue in the area. So I sent her back to the surgeon and advised her
to let him know this new information. After a thorough examination my
colleague confirmed that there was clearly an area of callous tissue at
the site of an old fracture, and that in view of this the amputation could
be postponed. In the meantime, pink tissue had returned in the gangrenous
area. The coloration was becoming normal, so that there was now real hope
that the area would heal. After a further three months the healing process
was advanced, and today I can report that the leg has completely healed
and is fully functional. All you can now see are some minor scars.
Frau Trapp can once again do her housework and look after her husband.
I am very, very happy to be able to present this case before such a large
forum and thus demonstrate that you really can achieve results with Cellular
Medicine. But for me as a practitioner of preventive medicine what is
of fundamental importance is what can be done in advance.