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Challenges in Healing Wound: Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Monika, P and Chandraprabha, MN and Rangarajan, A and Waiker, PV and Chidambara Murthy, KN (2022) Challenges in Healing Wound: Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In: Frontiers in Nutrition, 8 .

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Although the word wound sounds like a simple injury to tissue, individual's health status and other inherent factors may make it very complicated. Hence, wound healing has gained major attention in the healthcare. The biology wound healing is precise and highly programmed, through phases of hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation and remodeling. Current options for wound healing which includes, use of anti-microbial agents, healing promoters along with application of herbal and natural products. However, there is no efficient evidence-based therapy available for specific chronic wounds that can result in definitive clinical outcomes. Under co-morbid conditions, chronic would poses numerous challenges. Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs) in health care sector is increasing and its applications in wound management remains like to �separate the diamonds from ore.� Attempts have been made to understand the wound at the molecular level, mainly through the analysis of signature genes and the influence of several synthetic and natural molecules on these. We have outlined a review of challenges in chronic wound healing and the role of CAMs in chronic wound management. The main focus is on the applications and limitations of currently available treatment options for a non-healing wound and the best possible alternates to consider. This information generates broader knowledge on challenges in chronic wound healing, which can be further addressed using multidisciplinary approach and combination therapies. Copyright © 2022 Monika, Chandraprabha, Rangarajan, Waiker and Chidambara Murthy.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Frontiers in Nutrition
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Authors
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 04:52
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2022 04:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/71401

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