Dupuytren Contracture Treatment: Alternative Medicine

Dupuytren Contracture Treatment with natural alternative therapy

Dupuytren contracture treatment with Alternative medicine supports the immune response to remove the lumps on palms and contractures of fingersTo say the least, Dupuytren contracture treatment using Alternative Medicine methods is controversial. This section will present alternative and complementary therapy methods, while admitting that there is controversy in regard to them all.

Most importantly, DCI recommends the active and aggressive use of multiple conservative Dupuytrens contracture treatment measures in all stages of the hand lump. The purpose of this intense therapeutic approach is to increase and support the maximum healing ability of the body.

Nutritionally supporting the healthy function of local tissue makes sense.  This presents the best possible opportunity to repair abnormal and regenerate abnormal palm tissue. Applying common sense and generally available knowledge about health and healing improves the likelihood to win with natural Dupuytren treatment.

Good results with natural Dupuytren contracture treatment

People who closely follow the DCI treatment strategy early can do rather well.  We hear from 8-10 people who use our large treatment plan reporting they see moderate to marked reduction of their Dupuytren, for every one report of failure.  We find that the larger the treatment plan, and the better a person follows DCI suggestions, the better the Dupuytren self-heals. For information about DCI treatment plans.

Learn how easy it is to create an effective Alternative Medicine plan, click on Start Dupuytren’s Contracture Treatment.

“Proof” of Dupuytren Therapy

Medical technology only spends the money to research therapies with the greatest profit potential. Even though a particular treatment might help people, unless there is strong financial incentive to find “proof” that it works, few drug companies will research it. A low profit therapy (vitamin, mineral, homeopathy) is generally ignored for reason of simple economics. Often, the pharmaceutical industry calls simple remedies “unproven.”  Keep in mind, this label does not mean they do not work, but simply that deliberately no one has spent the time, effort and money to scientifically prove their effectiveness.

In this way, a good low-profit treatment can stay untested, ignored actually, and therefore remain “unproven” for decades.  It does not mean it is a poor therapy, only that it is an ignored therapy.

The actual value of scientific proof and approval for a drug or procedure is of questionable value.  For example, consider how around 2000, Vioxx and Celebrex had to be removed from the marketplace.  After being touted as proven wonder drugs by the pharmaceutical industry, and being prescribed many millions of times they were taken off the market.  Many times, a new medication or surgical procedure is put out with great ballyhoo one year and pulled off the market with lawsuits the next year. So much for the unshakable and solid value of scientific research, extensive testing, medical acceptance and “proof.”

Proven remedies are always profitable

In the 1980’s the FDA attempted to improve the American diet (fat out, protein in) to reduce obesity and heart disease.  They pressured the fast food industry for compliance.   In response, the fast food industry simply stated, “There is insufficient scientific proof to link a low fat/high protein diet to reduction of obesity and heart disease.” They did not say that less fat and more protein did not result in weight loss and less heart disease.  Instead, they simply said that it had not been scientifically “proven.”

Today, everyone understands and agrees a low fat/high protein diet is beneficial to health.  Yet, this idea remained “unproven” because no one had the financial incentive to prove it otherwise.  Only after the American consumer demanded less fatty food and fewer empty calories, and created a financial incentive to decrease fat and increase protein, did the fast food industry respond by offering an improved menu for the public.

With all of this in mind, “proof” that a therapy works should be put in perspective.

Learn about the DCI Alternative Medicine Dupuytren Treatment Philosophy

How to talk to your doctor about natural Dupuytren contracture treatment

1. First, get to the point and keep it there. Don’t waste his/her time, and he/she will probably give you more of it.

2. Have a print-out ready from the treatment area of this website that explains what it is you want to do. Give it to your doctor to look over.

3. For example, say something like, “I want to do more to help myself. I have read some things about natural Dupuytren Contracture treatments that are used by medical doctors from all over the world. I know there is a lot of controversy about treatment. So, I want to know what you think. I know there is no perfect Dupuytren’s surgery or drug.  That is why I want to try natural treatment for a short while to see if it helps. Natural treatments are not perfect, either, but medical treatment has a lot of problems also. Other doctors think natural alternative care shows promise, as you can see. What do you think?”

4. Lasly, listen carefully to what your doctor says about your ideas. If your doctor has a reasonable and open mind, as you would hope, she will listen to you. If you are brushed aside, ignored, or treated badly, you will have to determine how to respond. Weigh very carefully what your doctor says, then make up your mind how you wish to proceed.

Suggestions to guide your Dupuytren’s treatment plan

1. Read and learn about the various therapies. Understand why each is important.

2. Be aggressive. Overwhelm the problem, support your health in a broad way from different directions.

3. Diversify. Use both internal and some external therapies. From the internal options, consider some nutritional and some enzyme therapies. Mix it up.

4. Consider what you know about yourself. Select options based on you personally.

5. Discuss your ideas with your doctor.   Actually, you will be probably surprised.

>> Dupuytren Contracture Treatment – FAQs

>> Testimonials from Dupuytren Contracture Institute

>> Dupuytren surgery

6 thoughts on “Dupuytren Contracture Treatment: Alternative Medicine

  1. Debi Lipinski says:

    Looking at all these good Dupuytren’s contracture treatment plans. Have you any advice on radio pulse waves by a chiropractor or radio zapping done by radiology that they do for tumors?

  2. Dr. Herazy says:

    Greetings Debi,

    Radio wave therapy is not a popular or widely used Dupuytren’s contracture treatment. I suppose it comes down to results, or lack thereof. It is most often advised and used for treatment of early Dupuytren’s contracture. You can use the search function to locate several longer answers I have written on the subject of Dupuytren’s contracture treatment with radio waves.

    DCI has collected reports from 8-10 people noting moderate to marked levels of success with their Dupuytren’s contracture natural treatment with an aggressive application of DCI treatment protocols, for each report of failure. That is a noteworthy level of success. If you have more questions, please let me know. TRH

  3. lacey k Donovan-ottocrans says:

    I am seeing a hand surgeon for the 1st time on Monday 12/20/21 . is there something I need to know before I see him? A lump started in the palm of my hand a month ago.

  4. Dr. Herazy says:

    Greetings Lacey,

    Yes, there are two things you should know. First, if the lump on your palm is Dupuytren’s contracture, it is young and not well-developed. The surgeon will likely tell you to come back for surgery when your finger is bent toward your palm by a cord of tissue that will develop. By letting some time pass, your body will be given an opportunity to heal the DC and disappear without treatment, as sometimes happens. This is because the body can and does heal and eliminate DC spontaneously for some people. This is where DCI comes in. We attempt to help that natural healing process; more about this at the end of this response.

    Second, there are certain things about Dupuytren’s contracture hand surgery you should know. For example, that a surprising percent of hand surgeries for Dupuytren’s contracture experience reactions and side effects that prompt additional surgery. You see, due to the nature of the basic problem of Dupuytren’s contracture, the hand produces an excessive amount of collagen and fibrin (scar tissue) when it is injured or cut (as in surgery). I frequently communicate with people who have had 3-4-5 and more DC hand surgeries, with the result that the hand is much worse than the original Dupuytren’s contracture. The highest number I have encountered is nine hand surgeries on one hand; the last surgery was for amputation of three fingers. Further, it is frequently said by doctors, all Dupuytren’s contracture hand surgery eventually results in recurrence (return) of Dupuytren’s contracture. It is just a matter of time. Sometimes the DC recurrence is almost immediate, less than a year, and other times it can take 12-15 years. From my experience talking and writing to people who contact DCI for help, the average person begins to see some degree of DC recurrence in 3-5 years. Perhaps 10-20 percent seeing recurrence in less than 2 years. It is not uncommon for recurrence to start in less than a year. Keep in mind, that when DC returns it is almost always worse than the original case of DC because of the nature of DC to cause greater and greater scar formation with each cutting of the tissues involved.

    Surgeons tend to play down the risk involved so that a patient will go through with surgery. You must ask frank and honest questions, and not be intimidated by the doctor or think that you are being mean by asking direct questions. Some reasonable questions, if you want to learn what might happen:

    1. How many hand surgeries for Dupuytren’s contracture do you do in a year? How many total DC surgeries have you done in your lifetime?
    2. Based on my current condition, what is your best estimate of what my hand will be like immediately after surgery, one year after surgery, ten years after surgery?
    3. Can you guarantee that I will have a hand that is just as flexible, just as pain-free, with good blood circulation, after hand surgery as I had before I developed DC?
    4. If you cannot guarantee I will be back to complete normal, what guarantee can you give me? Can you say my hand will be 99 percent useful, 75 percent useful, 50 percent useful, 25 percent useful, 2 percent useful?
    5. If you cannot guarantee anything about my hand after surgery, why not? Why are the results so difficult to predict? If the results are difficult to predict, does that mean my surgery is risky and could possibly have a bad outcome?
    6. What percent of your DC hand surgery cases have no pain, no stiffness, full and normal use of the hand after surgery?
    7. What percent of your DC hand surgery cases have moderate pain, moderate stiffness, moderate use of the hand after surgery?
    8. What percent of your DC hand surgery cases have terrible pain, great stiffness, poor use of the hand after surgery?
    9. What was the outcome of hand surgery after the last 10 cases of DC you operated on, that are like my DC?

    There are exceptional hand surgeons. They get better than average results. They are far and few in between. And, unfortunately, there are less than average hand surgeons. They get poor results that are kept hidden within the medical community. Ask many questions. Have a friend or relative go with you when the doctor talks to you about your hand and the surgery. If you cannot have someone with you, ask why not. Find the best surgeon available. Look around the DCI website for other articles I have written about finding a great hand surgeon. It can be a disaster when you do not have a great surgeon working for you.

    Consider using non-invasive natural Dupuytren’s contracture treatment, to assist natural healing, as found on the DCI website. We have been doing this work since 2002. We have never gotten a report of recurrence after use of our therapy approach. Our results are good. We receive reports from 8-10 people telling us of moderate to marked improvement of their DC, when using our large plan as instructed, for every one report of failure. If you try our approach for 3-4 months and it does not help you, you can always have surgery later. TRH

  5. Charmian Lee says:

    I have read about your treatment for Dupuytren’s disease and am intrigued. I live in the UK and wondered if the treatment is available here. I have had surgery twice on each hand for contracture and have been told that it’s not wise to keep on having hand surgery as the disease is very aggressive. Therefore, I’m wondering what else I can do. I would really appreciate your comments.

  6. Dr. Herazy says:

    Greetings Charmian,

    Yes, Dupuytren’s contracture can be very aggressive. Some cases start slowly, and undergo long periods of dormancy, only to accelerate later. Most are major problems within several years of onset. In my experience, only rare cases of Dupuytren’s contracture remain small.

    Yes, hand surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture will sooner or later cause the DC to recur. When the recurrence develops, it will always be worse than the original level of contracture and debility. Sometimes this recurrence will take up to 10-15 years to occur, but this is rare. Some recurrences appear within six months of surgery! The average recurrence is around 2-3 years. Each surgical intervention will result in more worsening. The all-time record was someone who told me she had eight hand surgeries on one hand for Dupuytren’s contracture, and eventually had amputation of part of that hand.

    It is best to not start hand surgery without first trying conservative treatment. DCI suggests doing all that you can to attempt natural healing of the DC nodule and cord. This can be accomplished by using one of the DCI treatment plans.

    Since you have had two hand surgeries on each hand, I suggest you consider using the DCI large plan. Because hand surgery always results in more scar formation with people who already have proven they make too much scar tissue in their hands, along with loss of much hand tissue thanks to what is done during surgery, there are limits to what can be accomplished after hand surgery. However, all people are grateful for any improvement they can accomplish with our therapy plans. After having hand surgery, a DC patient knows that they are in big trouble. So, even small changes can seem huge. DCI can make some things better, and perhaps delay for many years you need to even think about having more surgery. DCI has sent orders to the UK for over two decades, so feel free to place an order. TRH

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.