In 1995 we met Barbara Pender, who was about to go through a second round of radiation treatments, the first time was for breast cancer and this time was for brain cancer. She burned very badly the first time around and was anxious to try the Relief Lotion. She was consistent in her use of the Relief Lotion and was excited when she didn’t burn. Channel 8 San Diego interviewed her, and her interview is here for you to watch. We have since changed some the names of products and logos in case you are confused.
Since Barbara’s interview, which ended up airing nationally, we have radiation centers across the country supply Andra Sina Relief Lotion to their patients, helping most patients finish their radiation treatments uninterrupted. We have never advertised and Andra Sina has been in business because of one person telling another or sharing a sample since 1988. We’re always happy to include samples for you to share with your friends, doctor or support group.
We quickly learned that we needed something with a higher concentration of Emerald aloe when people came to us already burned, or were having radiation in a very sensitive area. We then developed the Relief Ointment and Rescue Crème, each containing an equivalent to 300 % Emerald Aloe. The Relief Ointment is very effective in the genital area and the Rescue Crème on the neck and upper chest.
In 1935 Drs. C.E. and C. Collins reported in the American Journal of Roentgenology that applying the gel from a fresh aloe leaf to skin damaged by X-ray treatments somehow regenerated the tissues. However, because of conflicting results and no one had been able to successfully incorporate the aloe gel into a lotion or ointment, it never garnered wide-spread use or acceptance in the medical community.
This remained true until 1953, when our mentor, whom we would meet 34 years later, formulated the first aloe burn ointment containing 55% of this rare & powerful Aloe gel. The Burn Ointment was later tested as a treatment for third degree thermal burns in an FDA licensed laboratory. The results were submitted to the FDA and took no exception to it as a burn treatment. Emerald Aloe is identified in clinical studies published in several medical journals including the "Industrial Medicine and Surgery, "Annals of Surgery", and the "American Cancer Society, Inc.".
The Aloe Ointment was subsequently used to successfully treat radiation burns resulting from exposure to the University of Chicago, Argonne Nuclear Laboratory’s linear accelerator and was granted a US Government General Services Administration contract for use in the NASA space program.
General Care Tips
✧ Use warm rather than hot water while showering.
✧ Try not to let shower water fall directly on your breast or radiated skin.
✧ Avoid harsh soaps and soaps with fragrance.
✧ To help prevent redness and skin irritation, avoid having skin-on-skin contact, under armpit and outer portion of breast, along the bottom crease of your breast, and cleavage area. Some doctors suggest using cotton 'tube socks' in these areas.
Please call us if you have any questions or would like samples to share with your doctor, radiation oncologist or support group.