It is just as I said. Someone applied DMSO mixed with Iodine on head of person suffering a stroke. The next day there was no further apparent effects from the stroke. The person had a previous stroke which did leave damage. This time, the DMSO & Iodine obviously stopped further damage.
You can Google DMSO and find out a lot more. Here a couple of clips:
It decreases pain and helps clear sinus congestion. DMSO also improves immune function, decreases allergic reactions, increases immunity to infections, prohibits cancer growth, and decreases the potency of toxins. DMSO crosses the blood-brain barrier, and is an excellent agent to help transport other substances throughout the body. DMSO acts as a vasodilator and an anti-inflammatory, and helps to prevent clot formation.
Given the basic mechanisms by which DMSO works, it is no surprise that it is useful in a broad range of problems. Conditions for which DMSO is used include cataracts, injuries of all types, scleroderma, lupus, myasthenia gravis, cancer, infections, helps soften scar tissue, burns, heart attacks, herpes, gum disease, corns, calluses, bunions, heel spurs, gout, pink eye, interstitial cystitis, radiation injury or protection, mental retardation, learning disabilities, pain conditions, diabetes, neuropathy, varicose veins, skin ulcers and wounds, glaucoma, macular degeneration, asthma, breast pain and mastitis, dementia, and soft tissue calcifications.
Perhaps the most exciting effect of DMSO is on stroke and brain injury. It increases oxygen supply to the brain, increases the release of energy by the cells, reverses cerebral edema (swelling of the brain), and decreases intracranial hypertension.http://www.colecenter.com/therapies/dmso.html
Text below arrived on Iodine list today. Using topical Iodine with DMSO is something to look more into later when I have more discretionary cash for experimentations.
I've been so busy that I haven't been able to keep up with this wonderful discussion. Just wanted to say I've been looking at David Derry's stuff about iodine. I ordered some Lugol's (gasp-- a pint!) from jcrow.com and when Hubby has had a sciatica flareup lately I've been doing some intensive energy work on him daily. One night I had the idea to spray a BUNCH of Lugol's on him, like on his whole hip. I have it in an old 2-oz perfume pump sprayer bottle Then I had the bright idea to drive it in with DMSO, which I keep in a sprayer also. DMSO is a pain killer as well as driving everything in to the body. The iodine almost disappeared when I did that, from starting very orange on the skin. Interesting! More interesting than that is that he got off the table that night pain free. This is a man, 60, who has been taking 3 Iodoral a day (6 a day for the first 3 mo) for over a year. http://alobar.livejournal.com/2006/02/15/
Once DMSO gets into the body either daubed on the skin, given I.V., or by mouth, it permeates the body and crosses the brain barricr, so even taken orally it can improve circulation. One man who had a stroke at 7:30 AM refused to go to the hospital until after his wife had spoken with Dr. Stanley Jacob, which didn't happen until 6:30 PM. Starting at 7 PM the day of the stroke, she gave him one ounce of 50% DMSO in a little orange juice every 15 minutes for two hours and then every half hour for two hours. The next day, her husband was better and soon returned to normal. A substance that can stop a stroke as it's happening is something many might want in their home medicine chest.
Dr.Walker adds, "DMSO tends to protect nerve cells... following injury. It provides better protection than any other treatments. Scientists have verified this by observation with the electron microscope and the light microscope. Thus DMSO prevents the paralysis that may ensue following trauma; it alters the severe effects seen after a brain stroke". http://health.benabraham.com/html/fountain_of_youth_-_nature_s_h.html