Today, technology has been developed to fulfill human needs. In the medical field, various types of technology are also developed for curing illnesses. However, sometimes the new technology is not the best way to cure chronic or infected wounds, which if not treated successfully can even result in amputations. With Maggot Therapy – a ‘new’ natural solution for curing chronic and infected wounds, the patient will no longer have to suffer from the pain of wound cleansing, and from the risk of wound infection.
Maggot therapy is a medical treatment using maggots (larvae) to heal wounds by eliminating dead cells. With this treatment, active cells are not destroyed as the enzyme produced by the maggot only affects dead cells and bacteria. After this treatment, the wound will be clean and healing can take place. This treatment can also reduce the bad smell from such necrotic wounds and speed up cell recovery.
The wound-healing maggots are produced in a laboratory especially for medical use, and are surgically sterile. The number of maggots for each treatment depends on wound severity. 5-6 maggots will be used for a small wound that may occur on a finger, for example, while 500-600 maggots may be used for a severe wound that could lead to bone infection. The duration of this type of treatment is usually three days. Maggot therapy is suitable for treatment of bedsores, non-healing wounds, tissue infection, burns and chronic wounds.
It is not only an efficient wound healing treatment, this therapy is also safe and stimulates rapid cell reproduction. No side effects have been reported with this treatment. After treatment, the patient may find some blood spots on the skin which is a good sign as it indicates cellular activity. No more tissue cleaning operations, no more pain, no more medicine, no more long recovery times – and all thanks to maggot therapy! This treatment is undoubtedly for the lovers of natural therapy. However, this therapy must be administered under the supervision of a doctor.