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Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Ozone is a powerful and rapidly reacting super oxygen that is consumed within minutes after its production. It is produced from oxygen through the application of an electric current. When applied directly it kills bacteria, viruses, parasites and mold. When given systemically it has the effect of improving oxygen utilization and enhancing energy production. Also, by creating a mild oxidative stress, it stimulates the immune system to be more active. Because it is unstable, ozone must be utilized within several minutes of being produced, or it will no longer be effective.
We have been using ozone for several years to treat musculoskeletal problems as a component of prolotherapy. We have given ozone rectally to treat intestinal problems such as colitis. In its strongest systemic formulation, we have given ozone by major autohemotransfusion (MAH). The patient’s blood is withdrawn through a needle by gravity, heparinized so it doesn’t clot, then combined with an equal volume of ozone at high concentration, and infused back into the patient. This process has required about 40 minutes, or 80 minutes for a double-pass.
This year I learned about the 10-pass technique from Dr. Robert Rowan, who has been responsible for the proliferation of ozone therapy in the United States, along with Dr. Frank Shallenberger. Ten passes, or ten times the treatment of a single pass, can be given within 60-90 minutes by using a special ozone machine to vacuum the blood into a glass bottle, then return it rapidly by applying pressure into the bottle. (more…)
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Happy and eventful New Year to everyone.
Wonderful times await you.
At the Institute for Progressive Medicine we were involved in a number of new protocols this last year.
We began using ozone therapy, with excellent results in several areas.
Ozone is a gas, produced in a generator through the activation of oxygen. It is highly effective at killing bacteria, fungi and viruses. It can be applied to the skin in olive or neem oil to heal skin infections including herpes and shingles, to improve acne, and to suppress onychomycosis, or toenail fungus. It can help to heal mouthsores and skin ulcers. Ozone may be infused intravenously in saline to treat infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia, or to improve chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis by enhancing immune function. Research performed in Cuba documents improvements in macular degeneration and other eye disorders with intravenous therapy.
Ozone can also be given by enema to heal intestinal inflammatory disorders, such as Crohnís disease and ulcerative colitis.
This last year we have been using ozone as a component of injections for treating joint, ligament and muscle injuries and degeneration, including osteoarthritis. It can be given in the same injection with prolotherapy, which is a combination of glucose and procaine, use for many years as an alternative treatment for joint, muscle and tendon problems . This combination, called prolozone, can be injected into shoulders, hips, knees, lower backs, necks and forearms, and almost all other affected jonts. Injections may be given every two weeks. Prolozone works to strengthen tissue while reducing pain, sometimes avoiding the need for surgery. We also have a new technique for injecting platelet rich plasma, or PRP, along with prolozone, to provide even more effective healing. Platelet rich plasma is extracted from a patientís blood and injected into affected areas. Platelets contain powerful growth factors that stimulate the healing process.
These injections can be applied as part of a comprehensive treatment program along with physical therapy, chiropractic, massage and acupuncture, and therapeutic exercises like Pilates, yoga or tai chi, to promote healing without the need for surgery.
Monday, September 3rd, 2012
Urinary urgency incontinence is leakage of urine due to inability to control the urge to urinate. Patients simply cannot get to the bathroom soon enough. It differs from stress incontinence, which is the spontaneous loss of urine occurring with activities that increase abdominal pressure, such as coughing or laughing. Urgency incontinence increases with age, is more common in women than in men, and often reflects a weakness in abdominal musculature.
Involuntary loss of urine is a very unpleasant problem, causing embarrassment, avoidance of social activities and therefore isolation, impaired sexual pleasure, anxiety and depression. Kegel exercises to strengthen abdominal muscles are helpful if correctly employed, but most people require instruction in performing these properly.
Medications that reduce bladder contractions are often beneficial, but have significant side effects, including dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision and confusion. They may also cause urinary retention with increased risk of infection, especially in men.
A new, non-drug therapy is available, providing at least a 50% improvement of symptoms in 60-80% of patients. It is simple and virtually painless.
Saturday, January 7th, 2012
1. Doctors spending more time with patients
The average office visit for established patients in most practices runs 7-15 minutes, and 30 minutes for new patients.† That is barely enough time to get right down to business, do a cursory exam and write a prescription, with no opportunity to learn about the patientís lifestyle, family difficulties and other stresses.† Physicians may be scheduled to see 30-40 patients a day.† Being in such a rush stresses the doctor, leads to wrong diagnoses and wrong therapies.† It also leads to more drug prescribing and more tests, as the quickest way to dispose of a patient is to write a prescription or order a test.† Discussion invariably suffers from neglect.
Our regular office visits last 30 minutes, and new patients receive one hour.† Sometimes it is during the last five minutes that patients come out with what is really troubling them.† Certainly we arrange enough time to make patients comfortable, to find out about them and their families, and to create a relationship.† It is this relationship that fosters healing, an opportunity for the doctor to assert an intention to improve the patientís well-being.
Electronic medical records have further aggravated the situation, as physicians sit in front of their computers, typing away, scarcely looking at the person in front of them.
The issues we deal with are often sensitive, difficult for patients to express.† They deserve, at least, the doctorís full attention, with eyes on the patient and not on the clock.
2. Better research on nutritional therapies
The quality of nutritional research leaves a lot to be desired.† The conclusion reached is often that a nutrient has no effect on a particular outcome.† Doses employed in the studies are often low, lower than we employ in our practice, and frequently not obtained from the same source for all patients.† The source of the vitamin should be constant, the dose should be substantial, and blood levels should be measured.
Regarding vitamin C, it has been demonstrated that the anti-cancer effect requires a high dose, only achieved through intravenous administration.† Also, the effect of folic acid in preventing fetal malformations increases as the dose is raised.
With conventional drug studies, it is established that 80 mg of Lipitor is far more effective than 20 mg in preventing cardiac events.† This approach, of using higher doses and comparing them with lower doses, should be employed in nutrient research.† There is the further benefit that nutrients are generally safe in high doses. (more…)
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
Dr. Allan Sosin recently did a podcast interview with Citizens Commission on Human Rights on psychiatric drugging. In this interview, Dr. Sosin talks about the harmful effects of and alternatives to psychiatric drugs. Click here to listen to this podcast.
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Dr. Sosin recently made a radio appearance on Mother’s Market Radio on AM 830. In this June 12th interview, Dr. Sosin talks about the effects of stress and solutions for it.
To listen to the radio broadcast, click here.
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
The Institute of Progressive Medicine has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national diagnostic laboratory accreditation organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey. IPM has earned COLA accreditation as a result of a long-term commitment to provide quality service to its patients.
COLA is a nonprofit, physician-directed organization promoting quality and excellence in medicine and patient care through programs of voluntary education, achievement, and accreditation.
COLA is approved by the federal government and sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine, and the American Osteopathic Association.