Integration between Western medicine and Chinese medicine for Wound repair and regeneration.
The repair of wounds is a complex biological process in the human. After an injury, multiple biological pathways immediately become activated and are synchronized to respond.In Western medicine, the wound repair process commonly leads to a fibrotic tissue known as a scar. By contrast, some Chinese medicine can facilitate injured tissues and problem wounds to heal with less fibrosis, in a process resembling regeneration.Our animal study showed that the full-thickness skin defect could be healed faster with more hair follicle of regeneration. To problems wounds associated infection and vasculopathy in the diabetic patients, our developed product from Chinese medicine helped the granulation tissue and re-epithelization after appropriate tissue and infection control followed by Western medicine principle.Our protocol started with proper wound bed preparation, and care with our developed product subsequently. Our clinical results revealed that the wound healing time was shorter in the combined therapy than Western Medicine alone. We conclude that Western Medicine is beneficial for local and systemic infection control, and tissue and exudates management. Combined with our products, granulation growth and re-epithelization are successfully created to promote wound repair and regeneration.