To our Dearest Patients,

With deep sorrow and overwhelming heartbreak, we regretfully share the news of the premature passing of our beloved Dr. Richard Ash.

On Friday, December 25th, Dr. Ash passed away tragically as a result of unexpected complications following a routine medical procedure.

Dr. Ash will be remembered for so many contributions to the world and the medical community, including his unique approach to “being sick and tired of being sick and tired”, combining cutting edge diagnostic approaches with comprehensive functional testing to identify and treat the root causes of many common and uncommon ailments.

Family, friends, colleagues, patients, and all who wish to join are invited to attend a memorial service for Dr. Ash at 2:00pm on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 in the main sanctuary of Temple Emanu-El, 1 East 65th St, New York, NY.

No one can replace Dr. Ash. The Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine’s progressive treatment and patient care will continue with the oversight and guidance of Dr. Ash’s dearest friend and colleague, Anthony Lyon, MD a world renowned physician, and the leadership of Rachel Ash and family. They together will assemble a team of several excellent world class physicians and specialists who will continue the care, quality, and philosophies of Dr. Ash.

The office is open per usual business operating hours. Please rest assured that your ongoing patient care and treatment protocols will continue without interruption. We will be contacting patients to reconfirm your appointments as we usually do, and to address any questions you may have.

We appreciate your love and support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers:

With love,
Rachel Ash & The Ash Center staff


Conditions – Overview-Overview


STASIS ULCERS or leg ulcers are open sores that can develop because of poor circulation in the legs that compromises blood flow. Once a cut, an abrasion, or other injury occurs, skin surrounding the site of the wound begins to deteriorate, making it more susceptible to a running sore. Sometimes a statis ulcer will develop on a leg where it was injured in the past. People who suffer from diabetes or varicose veins or who are overweight are especially susceptible. These sores can be difficult to heal and they should be treated by a doctor, but there are steps you can take to speed healing.

Adequate nutrition is essential and I urge patients who suffer from stasis ulcers to make sure their diet is adequate and also to take supplements, particularly those associated with the healing process.

There are natural steps you can take to aid the healing of leg ulcers. Numerous studies have reported that a compress of sugar will inhibit bacterial growth and stimulate healing in an open wound, and I’ve had success with this compress in my practice. To prepare it, mix common granulated sugar with either Betadine (an antibacterial liquid found in any pharmacy) or hydrogen peroxide until the mixture forms a soft paste. You then apply the paste to the wound and cover it with a gauze bandage. Carefully rinse the wound of the old paste and apply a fresh sugar dressing two to three times daily.

Vitamin E applied topically can help prevent recurrence of the wound once it has healed.


  • If you have a wound that won’t heal, you should be under the care of a doctor. It’s possible that will need to take antibiotics.
  • Treating the predisposing condition will help to heal the wound: such as if you are diabetic, use treatments prescribed for diabetes; and if you have varicose veins, use treatments prescribed for varicose veins. As always, if you are overweight, make an effort to lose weight.
  • A sugar compress can aid healing. Mix common granulated sugar with either Betadine or hydrogen peroxide until it forms a soft paste. Apply this to the wound and cover it with a gauze bandage. Repeat this application two to three times dally after gently rinsing out old paste with water.


  • Vitamin C: 2,000 mg. or 2 g. dally in divided doses at meals and bedtime.
  • Vitamin A: 10,000 I.U. dally.
  • Zinc: 22.5 to 50 mg, daily.
  • Vitamin E: 400 I.U. daily. Also, vitamin E oil squeezed from a capsule directly on the site of the wound can help prevent recurrence,
  • Vitamin B3: 100 mg, daily.
  • Amino acid glutamine: 500 mg. daily.

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