Creating Waves of Awareness
Sialotherapy’s Science Resource Links
Scientific bases of sialotherapy: in the Pasteur famous research institute (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol 103, p 17979) Pasteur Page
Dr. Catherine Rougeot and her team found a hormone that is up to 6 times stronger than morphine. That’s the reason all of us lick our blows and injuries on our hands. Really, saliva is the only medicine everybody uses or used once in a while.
Scientists at the “Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)” discovered that saliva has elements that can conquer leishmaniasis.”Source
NEW SCIENTIST: Stimulating the superficial pain receptors lessens the return of deep pain receptors to the brain, hence licking a wound would help ease the pain. This is the basis of TNS (transcutaneous neural stimulation) pain control.
Rubbing nettle stings with dock leaves has the same principle as is the much nicer kiss it to make it better.
In the Amsterdam University: Histatins are the major wound-closure stimulating factors in human saliva as identified in a cell culture assay. They found that histatin, a protein one finds in saliva, is one of the reasons mouth injuries heal 5 times faster than other ones. And this is the reason why saliva can restore the health of damaged air ways in the respiratory tract.
What can we do if the science behind this cell-tissue regeneration process is not understood? Here is an example: Dr. Manuel Eduardo Calderón González, UNAM, “Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México” who was born in 1943, has been smoking since the age of 13. He suffered from asthma and emphysema and has been inhaling his saliva which was first sterilized with ultraviolet rays. The aim of this treatment was the regeneration of damaged tissue of the respiratory tract.
We talked before starting with the experiment. We know from the introduction of this article that saliva contains proteins that regenerate tissues of the mouth dramatically and quickly. The Amsterdam study convinced the patient that tissue regeneration of the airways would be possible with the proteins of saliva. Something that is actually happening.
More science behind sialotherapy as a disinfectant. Wikipedia states, “Oral mucosa heals faster than skin, suggesting that saliva may have properties that aid wound healing. Saliva contains many compounds that are antibacterial or promote healing."
"The enzymes lysozyme and peroxidase, lactoferrin, defensins, cystatins and an antibody, IgA all have antibacterial properties. Thrombospondin and some other components are antiviral. A protease inhibitor, secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor, is present in saliva and is both antibacterial and antiviral, and a promoter of wound healing. Nitrates, that are naturally found in saliva break down into nitric oxideon contact with skin, which will inhibit bacterial growth. Saliva contains growth factors such as epidermal growth factor, VEGF, TGF-β1, leptin, IGF-I, lysophosphatidic acid, hyaluronan andNGF, which all promote healing, although levels of EGF and NGF in humans are much lower than those in rats.
"In humans, histatins may play a larger role. As well as being growth factors, IGF-I and TGF-α induce antimicrobial peptides. Saliva also contains an analgesic, opiorphin. Licking will also tend to debride the wound and remove gross contamination from the affected area.”
In a SpringerLink study, Dr. Nigel Benjamin of the St. Bartholomew’s and Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry found that saliva has a lot of nitrates which explains the bactericide power of saliva”
At Harvard, the number one college of the world, researchers found antibiotics in saliva. The # 1 University of the Planet. And, some say there are no scientific bases for this declaration.
In “The Journal of Biological Chemistry”, Vol. 237, No. 5, May 1962, one finds “Isolation of a Mouse Sbmaxillary Gland Acclerating Incisor Eruption and Eyelid Opening in the New-born Animal” Stanley Cohen, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Now, saliva has the power to heal a lot of conditions (In my book first edition, now in its 5 edition, one may find thousands of testimonies about those possibilities, the most powerful ones coming from Hippocrates (the homeopathic law of similar) and Galen, who are the founders of the modern occidental scientific medicine. Who are we to discard the words of those giants of medicine like Aristotle, Celsus, Galen, Hippocrates, Maimonides, Pliny, Paracelsus and many more, including Seneca, Juvenal, Theophr, Paulus Aegineta, Oribasius.
In Notes on the Healing Properties of Saliva G. Chowdharay-Best wrote and said, “Saliva heals.” From this, I think the saliva must have a homeopathic effect when it comes out of the mouth cavity. Upon removal from the mouth, the source material changes its structure, because of the change in temperature, the chemical influence of air gasses, etc., and becomes a "similar" rather than the "same". So, it could be the simílimum at the same time. I say this because conditions inside the mouth do not get the healing effect of saliva, but when it comes out of the mouth, the saliva can heal sores. As an example, as when one puts it on a finger tip, takes it out of the mouth and then applies it on the sore. A number of experiences of this kind I have had and some other people and doctors have told me the same thing. Dr. Juan José Cepeda Covarrubias ("Juan José Cepeda" ) has prescribed sialotherapy to his patients to heal mouth sores using sialotherapy with fast relief, quicker than with any other way.
Sialotherapy deserves respect and deeper study, not fast condemnation. Tens of doctor's study this method and prescribe it. Dr. Edwin Gwitz, of Guatamala City owns a Naturopathy Homeopathy Chiropractic school and he teaches and studies sialotherapy.