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by Beth Silva
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of patients who have visited Dr. Dan Dean of Dan C. Dean D. O. &
Associates in Mr. Pleasant, Michigan are receiving relief from
various ailments, thanks in part to treatments with emu oil. A commodity
acknowledged for centuries for its medicinal purposes, emu oil is just
beginning to be touted and recognized by some in the medical field in
this country. Typical of the medical practitioner, Dean was at
first somewhat skeptical about the reputed medicinal and cosmetic
benefits of emu oil. The doctor remarks that his initial research in
earnest on the oil happened on a trip to Australia several years ago.
But the physician, also an avid Thoroughbred enthusiast, was won over
only after emu oil was used to save one of his top racers, The Rebalizer.
Dean explains that the horse picked up a Salmonella infection,
was treated at the Michigan State University, but developed an
allergic reaction to all the IV steroids, antibiotics, etc., it received
and subsequently lost all its hair and much of its stamina. Knowing that
emu oil had a reputation to stimulate skin and hair growth, the doctor
decided to give it a try on his favored horse. Ultra sensitive to touch,
The Rebalizer had to be stilled for the first few applications of pure
emu oil to his bare hide. But Dean says that after twice-a-day
applications for three days, the animal welcomed the employment of the
oil. Shortly after treatments began, his horse's health and hair
returned! Dean says that after researching the oil further, he
began using it on himself, his family and then patients, with incredible
Now, two years
later, hundreds of the doctor's patients (as well as some patients of
other physicians sent to Dean) are realizing benefit from emu
oil. On a typical day the doctor uses the oil on individuals suffering
from burns, abrasions, sore joints, eczema, arthritis, colitis,
psoriasis, and as a wound application immediately following surgery.
voluntary, " says Dean. "I explain to the patients what
the oil is and what I'll be doing. I've had exceptional results whit 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."
utilizes the oil's moisturizing properties by compounding an emu oil
nasal spray and cough syrup formula for some of his patients. "When
cold and flu season starts, we'll use the oil on a minimum of 15
patients a day." he says.
When asked what
impresses him most about the oil's properties as a practicing physician,
Dean replies, "the thing that's most impressive about the
oil is I can actually see the way it affects open wound healing, which
I'm very interested in."
The doctor is
also presently researching wound healing utilizing emu oil to learn
more about the
oil's properties with Dr. Leigh Hopkins, a comrade who is a
clinical professor of pharmacy with a degree in biochemistry.
got the cart before the horse," says Dean. "We know the
oil works, but we
want to look
deeper into the microphysiology and biology of just why it does
emu oil is being utilized and researched quietly by a growing number of
individuals in the medical field including cancer centers interested in
the oil's effects on burns sustained by patients during radiation
treatments. Dean himself has a growing number of patients being
referred to him by other medical professionals.
Of this he says,
"Slowly we're getting other physicians interested in the oil. It's
a little hard to convince doctors, but I don't push the emu oil on them,
I let them
come to me. Now
some are asking, What are you using? and Why did so-and-so heal so
diabetic patient with gangrene of the toes and a serious heel ulceration
was recently referred to Dean. "The surgeon who sent the
patient down said it looked like they were going to have to amputate the
foot," relates the doctor.
suggested that we first try the emu oil. And by using the emu oil we
were able to completely heal the ulceration on the heel and there's no
gangrene in the toes - they're just as pink as can be. The surgeon's
comment was, 'It looks like emu oil turned this thing around. We're not
going to amputate.' We used only pure oil in the treatment and it saved
this gentlemen's foot!"
Patients of open
heart surgery also receive emu oil on their freshly stitched incision. Dean
says that when they return to their thoracic surgeon for a follow up
with a well healed sternum incision, the surgeons always comment on how
fast the incision healed. Convalescents of a nearby extended care
facility also benefit from the medicinal advantage of emu oil. Dean
says that he is currently using the oil on individuals with
"We're using the oil when the sore is actually a grade 1 - when we
just see the inflammation of the skin. And I think because of the oil's
we're able to
prevent the sores rather than having to cure them," he remarks.
helping to spread the interest in emu oil. He delivered the slide
Management With Emu Oil" at the 1998 Annual American Emu
Association Convention this July in San Antonio and relates that he was
recently approached by a drug company (that usually features a discourse
on one of their own products) to deliver a presentation on emu oil to an
all-doctor audience. He mentions that he has also been petitioned by an
alternative Medicine group out of Chicago to speak on emu oil.
To better serve
individuals requesting the oil, Dean recently began offering a
line of several specially formulated and pretested emu oil products for
medicinal and cosmetic applications called "The Dean's List."
And this May the doctor received a
award for his continuing work in the field of family practice, as well
as a New Product Award for his product line from the Award Committee for
Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Inventors Clubs of America, Inc.
Emu Inc., Dan currently has available six products which he says
contain a high
percentage of emu oil and include a hand lotion, skin moisturizer,
body cleanser, shampoo, and 100 percent pure emu oil. "I'm real
excited about all our products and people's response to them is
amazing," says the doctor, who has additional emu oil products on
that he will continue to research the oil an use in his practice.
"I wouldn't quit!" he says.
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