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Integrative medicine often combines the benefits of both traditional and alternative approaches.  Here is an example with acupuncture helping a traditional, more invasive approach like IVF improve efficacy and decrease miscarriages.

"The retrospective study included 131 women who were undergoing standard in vitro fertilization (IVF) or Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). All of these women were considered good prognosis candidates for IVF/ICSI and were given the choice of having acupuncture.  A total of 83 women declined (controls) and 48 accepted.  The study found that pregnancy rates per embryo transfer were not significantly different between the two groups (50% in the acupuncture group and 45% in controls). The miscarriage rate was almost halved in the acupuncture group (8% vs. 14%)."

OB/Gyn News, Copyright © 2005

 

The Meyers’ Cocktail has been found to help people with fibromyalgia and other autoimmune issues. The unique blend of nutrients works in the body, bypassing the digestive tract, to help relieve painful symptoms associated with many autoimmune conditions.

A 48-year-old woman presented with a six-year history of fairly constant myalgias and arthralgias, with pain in the neck, back, and hip, and tightness in the left arm. Six months previously she was found to have an elevated sedimentation rate (50 mm/hr). She was diagnosed by a rheumatologist as possibly having polymyalgia rheumatica, although the diagnosis of fibromyalgia was also considered. Her history was also significant for migraines about eight times per year and chronic nasal congestion. Physical examination revealed extremely stiff muscles, with decreased range of motion in many areas of her body. The patient was given a therapeutic trial consisting of 6 mL vitamin C, 4 mL magnesium, 2.5 mL calcium, and 1 mL each of B12, B6, B5, and B complex. At the end of the injection, she got off the table and, with a look of amazement, announced her muscle aches and joint pains were gone for the first time in six years.”

Alternative Medicine Review Volume 7, Number 5 2002

 

Most people experience fatigue on occasion while some experience it daily and with severe debilitating effects on their quality of life. There are many factors in what causes such terrible fatigue, but many have found that the Meyers’ Cocktail provides them with energy and relief for anywhere from one day to several weeks. The feeling of normalcy is priceless to those who suffer from terrible fatigue on a daily basis and nutritional IV therapies can give that gift.

Many patients with unexplained fatigue have responded to the Myers’, with results lasting only a few days or as long as several months. Patients who benefited often returned at their own discretion for another treatment when the effect had worn off. One patient with fatigue associated with chronic hepatitis B experienced marked and progressive improvement in energy levels with weekly or twice-monthly injections.”

Alternative Medicine Review Volume 7, Number 5 2002

 

 

Migraine headaches can be some of the most debilitating conditions. Often times, patients suffering from persistent migraines or even cluster headaches find significant relief with magnesium. The Meyers’ Cocktail is rich in nutrients like magnesium and is given through an IV to prevent those valuable nutrients from being lost during digestion. Most patients notice a great improvement during the therapy.

A 44-year-old female suffered from frequent migraines, which appeared to be triggered in many instances by exposure to environmental chemicals or, occasionally, to ingestion of foods to which she was allergic. Allergy desensitization therapy had provided little benefit. Over a six-year period, the patient was given IV therapy on approximately 70 occasions for migraines. Nearly all of these injections resulted in considerable improvement or complete relief within several minutes, although a few treatments were ineffective. Through trial and error, it was determined her most effective regimen was 16 mL vitamin C, 5 mL magnesium, 4 mL calcium, 2 mL B6, and 1 mL each of B12, B5, and B complex. The 4-mL dose of calcium was found to provide better relief than lower calcium doses. Over the years, a half dozen other patients have presented one or more times with an acute migraine. In almost every instance, the Myers’ produced a gratifying response within a few minutes.”

Alternative Medicine Review Volume 7, Number 5 2002

 

Asthma can be a very frightening disorder that often sends patients to the hospital for treatment. Dr. Alan R. Gaby has experienced significant improvement in his asthmatic patients by using the Meyers’ Cocktail in intravenous therapy. IV therapies bypass the digestive tract so nutrients are delivered for immediate use. The B vitamins, magnesium, and calcium seem to offer an amazing preventive quality for those who suffer from asthma and other similar disorders. Many asthma sufferers are triggered with allergens as well. The Meyers’ Cocktail helps the body dispel allergens and helps to avoid the flare-up of the bronchial tubes.

A five-year-old boy presented with a two-year history of asthma. During the previous 12 months he had suffered 20 asthma attacks severe enough to require a visit to the hospital emergency department. His symptoms appeared to be exacerbated by several foods, and skin tests had been positive for 23 of 26 inhalants tested. His initial treatment consisted of identification and avoidance of allergenic foods, as well as daily oral supplementation with pyridoxine (50 mg), vitamin C (1,000 mg), calcium (200 mg), magnesium (100 mg), and pantothenic acid (100 mg), in two divided doses with meals. On this regimen, he experienced marked improvement, and had no asthma attacks requiring medical care until nearly 11 months after his initial visit.”

Alternative Medicine Review Volume 7, Number 5 2002

Nutritional IV therapy, such as the Meyers’ Cocktail, has been shown to improve many different ailments by introducing vitamins and minerals often lost in the digestive process to the body for immediate use. Many see results for weeks or months over oral supplementation of the same nutrients. Here is an excerpt from an article by Alan R. Gaby:

Over an 11-year period, approximately 15,000 injections were administered in an outpatient setting to an estimated 800-1,000 different patients. Conditions that frequently responded included asthma attacks, acute migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, and seasonal allergic rhinitis. A small number of patients with congestive heart failure, angina, chronic urticaria, hyperthyroidism, dysmenorrhea, or other conditions were also treated with the Myers’ and most showed marked improvement. Many relatively healthy patients chose to receive periodic injections because it enhanced their overall well being for periods of a week to several months.”

Alternative Medicine Review Volume 7, Number 5 2002

Reading up on an article about the history of Prolozone therapy by Dr. Schallenberger, he states that Prolozone therapy is very beneficial for people with arthritis of the joints. Could you use a 75% decrease in pain today? Read more about Prolozone by visiting our Prolozone Page.

In 1983 I went to a four day training seminar in Germany on the use of ozone in medicine. One of the things that I learned was that ozone was very effective when injected into rheumatic joints. Inflammation decreased, swelling decreased, and most importantly pain decreased. How and why all this was happening was not explained, but the procedure had been done for years, and several clinical studies had verified the effect. As so often happens after we learn something, shortly after the seminar I had a patient with rheumatoid arthritis show up at the clinic with severe inflammation and pain in both of her knees. After explaining to her what I had learned, she consented, and I injected both of her knees with ozone gas. The result was dramatic. Within two days 75% of the pain and inflammation was gone.”

“The first thing that most patients notice after a Prolozone treatment is an almost immediate 50-80% decrease in pain. This is in part due to the effect of the procaine. But ozone itself has a significant ability to directly relieve pain. A 2009 article published in the European Journal of Pharmacology demonstrated that a single subcutaneous injection of ozone prevents allodynia and decreases the over-expression of pro-inflammatory caspases in the orbito-frontal cortex of neuropathic mice, immediately eliminating any signs of pain. Lamberto Re, a medical doctor and soccer team physician in Verona, Italy routinely injects the acutely injured areas of his players with ozone alone. He does not use procaine. And he reports a marked decrease in pain as well as an improved rate of healing.

Next, 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.”

Journal of Prolotherapy. 2011;3(2):630-638.

 

These words by Frank Schallenberger tells us the basic principles of Prolozone therapy and how it is effectively used to treat many different forms of pain but also to heal damaged tissues in joints and injuries of the joints.

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. This article reviews the nature of what medical grade ozone is, how it works in biological systems, and how it can be used to regenerate joints and other damaged tissues, and to alleviate pain.”

Journal of Prolotherapy. 2011;3(2):630-638.

 

Oral hydrogen peroxide therapies can cause terrible nausea but it has little or no side effects when taken intravenously. When taken through IV therapy, the benefits are often felt immediately. Read this excerpt by these doctors: Charles Farr, M.D., Ph.D., Gordon Josephs, D.O., M.D.(H), William Campbell Douglass, M.D., Walter O. Grotz, Dr. Edward Rosenow

“Dr.Farr, and some other physicians, feel that free-radicals are produced in the stomach when H 2 O 2 is administered orally, and these free-radicals are not safe. Combinations of fatty acids which are likely to be in the stomach in the presence of iron and ascorbate may reduce hydrogen peroxide to hydroxyl and superoxide free radicals. These may have a deleterious effect upon the gastric and duodonal mucosa, with an increase of glandular stomach erosion, duodonal hyperplasia (abnormal increase in number of cells), adenoma and carcinoma, although in rats there seems to be inconsistencies in the studies related to carcinogenesis using 0.8% concentration for ten weeks versus 1% concentration for 32 weeks, the former indicating carcinogensis, the latter not so. Since some clinics are using both intravenous and oral techniques with patients successfully, or to some good advantage, apparently not all possible research is in on the subject of oral versus IV administration. I have twice tried the oral method, and have failed to continue onward, because of a terrible, revolting nausea. Some folks react similarly, others don't, and some persevere despite all. As stated earlier, Dr. Farr's research demonstrates that hydrogen peroxide stimulates oxidative enzymes which increases the metabolic rate. Intravenous use rapidly relieves allergenic reactions, influenza symptoms, chronic systemic candidiasis, acute viral reactions as a result of the oxidation of antigenic substances and regulation of immune system functions. ”

Read the entire article here: http://www.arthritistrust.org/Articles/Hydrogen%20Peroxide%20Therapy/index.htm

 

 

The human immune system depends greatly upon the amount of hydrogen peroxide present to neutralize foreign invaders. Read more about it in this excerpt by these doctors: Charles Farr, M.D., Ph.D., Gordon Josephs, D.O., M.D.(H), William Campbell Douglass, M.D., Walter O. Grotz, Dr. Edward Rosenow

“I must report on this promising therapy, as so many physicians and patients have given me good tidings from its use. What is probably not so well known by the general public, and many practicing physicians, is that hydrogen peroxide has been used for more than a century, the abstracts of articles and research reports published from 1966 through 1988 alone reaches 2" high when printed on 8-1/2"X11" paper.

A number of clinics in the United States and Mexico use hydrogen peroxide therapy, as well as other treatment modalities, on a routine basis, usually given by intravenous injection (IV). Before scoffing, keep in mind that one of the very first lines of defense against any and all microorganisms recognized as invaders by our immunological system are macrophages and leucocytes, one of which uses hydrogen peroxide to oxidize the foreigners; and that vitamin C is effective principally by its ability to promote hydrogen peroxide use against foreign invaders, including parasites, viruses, bacteria, yeast/fungus; and that all body tissues contain catalase and that hydrogen peroxide in the presence of catalase is reduced to oxygen and water. So, there is strong reason to believe that added hydrogen peroxide, used properly, may be both effective against certain organ- isms and safe. Hydrogen peroxide is an essential metabolite, meaning that it is necessary to life's process, according to William Campbell Douglass, M.D. of Georgia. As we age, our immunological system weakens, which permits organisms of opportunity to spread, thereby breeding colonies of organisms whose presence is anathema to good health. Killing these organisms should permit at least temporary respite from microbial warfare, and give your system time to heal. According to William Campbell Douglass, M.D.

2 , not only is H 2 O 2 (Hyrogen Peroxide) involved in phagocytosis (killing and absorption of foreign germs), but also "it acts like insulin in that it aids the transport of sugar through the body." Is is also at least as important, or perhaps more so, than thyroid for heat generation because it creates "intraceullar thermogenesis, a warming of your cells which is absolutely essential to life's processes." Various physicians, including some of our referral physicians, also use hydrogen peroxide therapy for various ailments. Physicians have independently discovered such treatments to be effective against some types of cancer, leukemia, arthritis, coronary heart disease, arterial circulation disorders, colitis, gum diseases, and assorted children's diseases.”

Read the full article here: http://www.arthritistrust.org/Articles/Hydrogen%20Peroxide%20Therapy/index.htm

 

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