Research / Reference Articles

Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy

Intravenous Nutrient Therapy:  The Myers’ Cocktail

This article is written by Alan Gaby, MD and features the intravenous nutrition utilized by the late John Myers, MD.  Dr. Myers utilized this therapy in his clinic in Baltimore, Maryland and successfully treated condtions including asthma, migraine headache, fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, cardiovascular disease, upper respiratory tract infections, allergic rhinitis, and thyroid disorders, just to name a few.

Proliferative Therapy (Prolo)

General Information

1. New York Times Article (2007)

This article was published in the New York Times.  The article explains what prolotherapy is and the benefits of receiving prolo.

2. Mayo Clinic Health Letter (2005)

This article discusses prolotherapy as a therapy for chronic pain.

3. Prolotherapy for musculoskeletal pain

Donna Alderman composed a great article regarding prolotherapy.  She covers the history, mechanisms of action, pain referral patterns, indications and contraindications of prolotherapy.

Knee Pain & Injuries

1. Prolotherapy for knee pain

A discussion on the utilization and benefits of prolotherapy for knee pain and injuries.  The article discusses case studies and knee conditions that benefit from prolotherapy.

2. Repair of a complete anterior cruciate tear using prolotherapy: a case report

A case of an 18 year old female who deferred surgical intervention to repair the torn ACL.  After 21 weeks and no healing she opted for prolotherapy.  She received 7 treatments over 15 weeks.  At the end of 15 weeks she returned to full sport activity.

3. Dextrose prolotherapy for knee osteoarthritis

Research article showing sustained improvement of pain, function, and stiffness scores for knee osteoarthritis compared to saline injections and at-home exercises.

Shoulder Pain & Injuries

Dextrose prolotherapy for chronic shoulder pain

A research article on patients suffering from over 50 months of shoulder pain showed clinically relevant improvements in their shoulder pain after receiving dextrose prolotherapy.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Stem cell mobilization by hyperbaric oxygen

This is a research article done on humans and mice.  With regard to humans, the authors concluded that HBOT mobilizes stem/progenitor cells (SPC) by stimulating nitric oxide synthesis and the SPCs remain elevated over the course of 20 treatments.

This is important because stem/progenitor cells (SPC) are used in healing.  This research article shows that HBOT can mobilize SPCs and therefore increase healing potential in humans.