Quotes from the medical profession:
Robert Winston, M. D.
East Side Medical Clinic
"I have had 100% positive results in treatment of diabetic ulcers when emu oil is incorporated into the treatment protocol." 2006 Emu Oil Seminar for Medical Professionals, Madison, WI.
James F. Balch, M. D.
Emu Oil is an excellent source of linoleic acid, linolenic acid, and oleic acid, which have anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used topically for the relief of rashes, hemorrhoids, poison ivy, insect bites, arthritis, joint aches, muscle strains, and it has been known to stop the pain of burns. It can also be used as a facial moisturizer to reduce wrinkles and lines. Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements by Phyllis A. Balch, James F. Balch, M.D. (Paperback Sept 30, 2002)
James J. Barbar, M. D.
"Supplementation, in combination with topical analgesic lotions, can help relieve the suffering of arthritis and attack the aches and pains of muscle and joint problems. Some of these may include glucosamine, chondroitin, omega-3 fatty acids, aloe vera, MSM, vitamins C and E, emu oil, evening primrose oil, boswelia, and tumeric." The Forever Factor by James J., M.D. Barber (Paperback - Mar 19, 2003)
Richard Bernstein, M. D.
Recommends emu oil for foot care. Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars Revised & Updated (Hardcover Sept, 2003) by Richard K. Bernstein
Gary Reeder, Ph.D.
Professional Village in Sacramento, California
"You can use it on small joints-small areas of the body that are aching (muscle or joint pains). You rub it in and I've observed myself that within just a few minutes you experience relief. I have a little bursitis in the knuckles and I'll rub on a little oil and within five minutes all the pain is gone." This Pharmacy Has Them Coming Back For More - Emu Oil That Is - Emu Today and Tomorrow
Dr. Dan C. Dean, D. O.
"I explain to the patients what the oil is and what I'll be doing. I've had exceptional results with the oil and we haven't had one patient complain. Actually, many people come in and ask for it. When surgery patients leave they are given a small container of the pure oil to be applied to their wound three times a day to speed up the healing process. In the office we use the pure emu oil directly on open burns, abrasions and ulcerations. We only use pure emu oil with no added ingredients. It's an amazing substance." Emu Today and Tomorrow, October 1998 issue.
Barry Sears, Ph.D.
President of Sears Laboratories
"From the preliminary data that I've seen, I think that emu oil is vastly superior to Aloe Vera in what it does. I believe emu oil is much more effective than Aloe Vera, and definitely an order of magnitude more effective than vitamin E in terms of treating a wide variety of skin conditions." American Emu Association Symposium 2000.
Leigh Hopkins, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
"The fatty acid composition of emu oil is very close to the correct composition of these fats as found in normal skin. Thus, emu oil is an excellent moisturizer that returns the skin to its natural barrier function. Emu oil can make the skin feel soft, more elastic and firm due the restoration of the normal fats in the skin". Skin: The importance of the maintenance of the normal skin barrier with emu oil by Dr. Leigh Hopkins Emu Today and Tomorrow.
John Griswold, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Chief of Surgery,
Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center, Lubbock, TX
Taken Burn Study Results, an article reviewing the AEA sponsored Burn Study in which 10 patients with wounds on opposite sides of their body participated in a randomized double blind study for a minimum of 6 months.
"Two important results from evaluation of this data are:
1. Comments from patients almost unanimously favored emu oil as an end result and during application.
2. There was a unanimous difference noted in photographs taken of the wounds as far as reduction in scarring and inflammation done by three blinded observers as to which was emu, and which was a control wound area. This difference was statistically significant." January 1997 letter to the American Emu Association
Thom B. Leahey, D. O.
Adult Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Arthritis Clinic in Ardmore, OK.
"We took a random sampling of 20 volunteers for a double blink, placebo-controlled study using emu oil and mineral oil. The only qualifying parameter was that the volunteer could not have ever used the emu oil before the test. Volunteers also remained on the same arthritis medicine they were currently taking. In this 2 week study, 7 of the 12 emu oil users reported a significant reduction in pain, morning stiffness and swelling. Only 1 of the 8 mineral oil users related the same results.
Research is imperative. The initial results and potential are so exciting. In the last few weeks, I've begun recommending the use of emu oil as part of a regular treatment program for patients. I've observed some very surprising results. The oil is very economical compared to regular arthritis medicines, and appears to have fewer side effects. It's very encouraging to find something that may help relieve the suffering associated with arthritis, and it's very exciting to be part of a project that may impact the quality of life for so many people."
William Code, MD, FRCPC
"In addition, emu oil is recognized to be a very good balanced oil - closer to olive oil than any other animal oil. Also, emu oil has documented anti-inflammatory effects, often equal or better than ibuprofen, but no nasty side effects like bleeding stomach or steroid (cortisone) injury or osteoporosis.
Emu oil's documented anti-inflammatory ability may also explain it's topical or oral ingestion with symptom improvement for MS or other inflammatory based illness. An excellent example is topical emu oil's ability to reduce nerve irritability and the pain and itching of shingles (Herpes Zoster). Almost nothing works as well for patient comfort." Fatty Acids and MS - Friend or Foe? by William Code, M. D. FRCPC printed in the March 2000 Emu Today and Tomorrow, page 5.
Peter Ghosh, BSc (Hons) PhD DSc FRSC FRACI
Director of Raymond Purves Bone and Joint Research Laboratories
Royal North Shore Hospital
"This is not witchcraft. These findings are supported by scientific evidence. It offers the best relief ever for victims of this crippling disease." The Anti- Arthritic Activity of Emu Oil, a joint study done with Dr. Michael Whitehouse.
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