Arthritis pain getting you down? You live on Ibuprofen or prescription NSAIDS, you use topical cold gels, heating pads, and try to live with it. You are looking at a replacement, a hip replacement, or dangerous spinal surgery. The whole thing makes you wonder, “how did this happen to me? I have eaten right, kept my weight down, exercised…” And yet now you have arthritis and it is destroying your joy in life.
I am writing an e-book on Prolozone because I see it as the strongest possible relief and potential cure from arthritis I have ever come across. Yes, exercise can help. Physical therapy helps some people. Anti-inflammatory nutrients such as Omega 3 oils, turmeric, boswellia, Krill, proteolytic enzymes… these all help. Homeopathy helps. Acupuncture helps. So you spend so much of your painful life downing pills, driving to acupuncture or chiropractic treatments, or to orthopedic docs or pain management specialists.
“Prolozone is a technique that combines the principles of neural therapy, Prolotherapy, and ozone therapy. It involves injecting combinations of procaine, anti-inflammatory medications, homeopathics, vitamins, minerals, proliferatives, and ozone/oxygen gas into degenerated or injured joints, and into areas of pain.” From The Journal of Prolotherapy.
Let me assure you here and now that I have NO HORSE IN THE RACE. I do not do the procedure, and I get nothing whatsoever from telling you about prolozone, except for the pennies I might make when I publish a short e-book on the subject. But I want to get the word out there, sooner rather than later.
I am a nutritionist and homeopath, and have spent my life pursuing good health, both for myself and my clients over my twenty-five years of practicing. But I discovered a few months ago, that I have degenerative arthritis in L3 and L4, which means lower back pain. Excruciating. Started with some yard work and never got better. How did this happen? Well, I don’t know, but fortunately I know a great deal about alternative approaches in medicine, and this includes pain relief.
After gaining the diagnostics I needed, which meant running the gamut of s-rays, MRIs, docs’ suggestions of prescription drugs and physical therapy, I booked an appointment for prolozone. When I first used prolozone for a nerve injury in my neck, it took four visits, about three weeks apart, and the pain went from 11 out of 10 to a .5 or occasionally 1 out of ten. That was two years ago.
So I knew what to expect for the spinal arthritis. First, my naturopath injects Traumeel (homeopathic analgesics) and procaine into the trigger point pain areas either side of the spine near Lumbar 3 and 4. Then, when that has numbed the pain (ah relief!), he injects ozone into the same spot. Four injections. Takes twenty minutes. Costs $150.00, not covered by my insurance. (But this total is less than my co-pay would be for ablation, which is a nerve-burning process… not healing, destroying.)
For about 24 hours it is a bit worse, due to the inflammatory action of the ozone. Then a few hours after that it really starts to feel better. One treatment gives about 20-25% improvement. The next treatment gives 20-25%% more.
How? In a nutshell, as we get older our circulation decreases, and we experience a corresponding reduction in oxygen utilization. With a trauma or arthritis, some of us experience a nasty cycle of pain that makes our lives miserable. This trauma or arthritis causes swelling and inflammation which leads to even less oxygen utilization in that area. This in turn causes an increase in lactic acid production, free radical damage, and even necrosis.
So, you see, since the inflammation itself decreases circulation, it is a vicious circle. Oxygen and necessary nutrients can’t get to the area to heal it; all the natural mechanisms of healing do not occur because there is reduced oxygen in the area. Then there is more free radical damage, and on an on it progresses. More and more pain and even more degeneration.
Prolozone is about breaking that cycle.
Furthermore, besides the pain relief, there is some evidence, according to practitioners’ reports, that x-rays are showing increased cartilage in the facet joints that are damaged by arthritis.
“… chronic areas of degeneration such as in osteoarthritic knees, hips, and ankles will regenerate. Although more research is needed to fully document this effect, some physicians have already taken pre and post treatment x-rays that have shown an increase in cartilage thickness in knees treated with Prolozone. And fortunately, other than a rarely occurring and temporary increase in pain in the area injected, no significant side effects from Prolozone have ever been demonstrated. Other than the possibility of an allergy to one of the liquid components, there are no contraindications to its use. From The Journal of Prolotherapy.
So, could prolozone really reverse some of the effects of arthritis? We don’t yet know. All I know is I will keep going. There is no down side. As long as I take antioxidants (Vitamin A, C, E, etc.) to mop of the free radicals that occur because of the ozone, I will be fine! And I take 6 grams of buffered or Ester C every day anyway…
I will keep you posted.
It is not just for arthritis pain. According to Dr. Frank Shallenberger, the developer of Prolozone:
|Conditions responsive to Prolozone:|
|• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Chronic back pain
• Chronic neck pain
• Degenerated discs
• Degenerative & arthritic ankles
• Degenerative & arthritic hips
• Degenerative & arthritic knees
• Dental infections
• Heel spurs
• Non-union fractures
• Painful scars
• Pelvic disorders
• Plantar fasciitis
• Post-op pain
• Rotator cuff injuries
• Sinus infections
• Sports injuries
• Tennis elbow
Now I will get back to work on the ebook, to include research, history, suggestions and tips, where to find it, etc!
In the meantime, for more info:
- FOR RESIDENTS OF SOUTHERN CA: https://www.holtorfmed.com/prolozone-therapy/