My point was, I have an ancient chinese wonder herb...and I have USGI issued quik-clot. Which should I take, considering I trained with quik-clot, I get issued quik-clot, and quik-clot comes on a gauze? Not a tough choice, if you're talking about a trauma kit.Gyrfalcon wrote:While it is good to be cautious about many things that China exports, I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss this concoction out of hand. It would be unscientific to do so. We might not have a smallpox vaccine if it weren't for Dr. Edward Jenner being humble enough to listen to a milkmaid who said she wasn't worried about getting smallpox because she'd already had cowpox.Doc Torr wrote:It's ancient Chinese quik-clot! Ancient wonder chinese quikclot! Yeah, I'll stick with QC myself.Kommander wrote:So it's like quick clot then.
And I personally knew a man who was an Army physician during the Korean War, who saw many troops getting terrible burns that wouldn't heal. These burns were caused by stoves and miniature heaters, some of local manufacture. In that climate and at that altitude, the wounds simply wouldn't heal with the across-the-board superior Western medicine. So this doctor, instead of scorning the locals, said to himself, "These people have been living with these stoves for years. They must get burned, too. I wonder how they treat their burns?" He approached some of the locals, and they showed him the only treatment that worked to heal this particular kind of burn in that climate. The remedy was put into the Army's medical texts, and as far as I know, it's still there.
Speaking of Asian medicine, MRI studies have also shown activity changes in areas of the brain indicating a reduction in pain corresponding to the relief claimed by the patients.
Studies have been done that show one of the main ingredients in Yunnan Baiyao, Notoginseng, is indeed an efficacious hemostatic agent. I would be reluctant to dismiss the substance out of hand as hogwash or quackery.
Lastly (this goes with the quicklot vs ACWQ) triage. It sounds like a dick move, but do the msot good for the most people. 3 living, breathing crippled people are better than 1 walking, talkign person and two dead people.