Press Contacts

Press inquiries regarding Institute for Progressive Medicine may be directed to:

Nicholas Sosin
(949) 600-5100

IPM Recognized for Quality in Laboratory Services

Irvine, CA (Nov 23rd, 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.



More Drug Rehab for Less Violence in Mexico

With drug war violence rising along the US/Mexican border, Sinaloa drug rehabilitation professionals from 8 centers attend 2-day workshop on Narconon drug-free withdrawal techniques.

(MAZATLAN, Mexico, July 17, 2009) — There have been thousands of killings in northern Mexico in the last two years, including narcotrafficking bands attacking even rehab centers. Narconon International executives decided to bring additional tools to fight the source of the problem – drug addiction itself. On July 14th and 15th, their staff gave a hands-on workshop to counselors from 8 Mazatlan drug rehabilitation centers in the State of Sinaloa. The workshop’s purpose was to impart and practice the methodology of Narconon’s unique drug-free withdrawal techniques. Presenting were Narconon’s president, Clark Carr, Eduardo Garcia, Latin American Consultant, and Xochitl Orlandi, Director of Administration. Also, Charles Tennison, director of the Narconon Latin America Office in Mexico City, joined by Juan Inez, director of Narconon Navajoa from the state of Sonora.

Narconon was invited to Mazatlan to present by Victor Capaceta, director of a rehab center named Una Luz en el Camino (A Light on the Way). “We have 5,000 rehab beds in Sinaloa,” said Capaceta, “and a lot of lives under our care. Because of its long-term results, I asked Narconon to share its knowledge with us. They came and the seminar was very fruitful.”

In an interview with a Sinaloa newspaper, Noroeste, Mr. Carr was asked about the rising drug war violence. “Military force can be only part of the solution,” said Carr, “but that can never be complete, nor final. There must be education, prevention, and drug rehabilitation, which are the most important.”

60 rehab professionals attended and responded enthusiastically. On the second day they brought several dozen clients still in-rehab, They practiced making and using vitamin and mineral preparations and were shown simple hands-on skills to reduce body pain, to concentrate the attention, and improve one’s ability to communicate comfortably. One counselor said, “These exercises undoubtedly will feed the spirit and passion with which we can practice.” A medical doctor with much rehab experience said, “In all my professional preparation all that was ever indicated was to use drugs, including psychiatric, to suppress the withdrawal symptoms of other drugs. My eyes were closed to other options, but I see that Narconon offers a substantive alternative.” Narconon’s drug-free social education methodology is based on early research and discoveries by philosopher and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.

Capaceta and Carr are enthusiastic about future collaboration between Narconon and Sinaloa rehab centers. “This workshop was a success,” said Capaceta. “We intend to work together to bring more Narconon techniques to bear on the drug problem.”  “The more we know and can share,” added Carr, “the more lives we can save, and that is what counts, isn’t it?

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Institute for Progressive Medicine Announces Intravenous Vitamin and Mineral Therapies

IV therapies replenish essential vitamins and minerals
necessary for good health and treatment of cancer

IRVINE, Calif. (April 28, 2008) – The Institute for Progressive Medicine (IPM), [], a revolutionary medical clinic that focuses on safe, natural and alternative treatments in combination with traditional medical treatments, announced today the clinic’s IV Therapies, including their most popular therapy – the Immunity Drip. An Immune Drip contains high doses of superior quality vitamin C, B vitamin, magnesium, trace minerals and the antioxidant glutathione, all of which are administered intravenously for superior assimilation. A variation on the immune drip is especially helpful for patients who can use nutritional support while undergoing treatment for cancer.

Intravenous therapies can offer enormous health benefits.  The Institute for Progressive Medicine has a newly renovated intravenous therapy department where IV treatments are administered in a comfortable and relaxing setting by certified nurses with many years of experience.  IPM’s practice has administered over 20,000 infusions to patients with diverse health problems. Treatment times range from ten minutes for simple IV pushes to a few hours for specialized IV therapies. Immune Drips, specifically, are used to support individuals with:

* Viral infections including colds and flu
* Respiratory infections including bronchitis and pneumonia
* Shingles
* Mononucleosis
* Lyme disease
* Fatigue and fibromyalgia
* Stress
* Chronic illnesses of many kinds causing physical debility
* Immune support prior to stressful situations, including travel
* Pre and Postoperative support
* Improved sense of well-being and energy
* Cancer (including individuals undergoing radiation or chemotherapy.)

“We have employed intravenous vitamin C for the support of patients undergoing cancer therapy for years,” said Dr. Allan E. Sosin, M.D., founder and medical director of the Institute for Progressive Medicine.  “Blood levels attained through intravenous infusion are far higher than can be achieved with oral administration. Vitamin C appears to be toxic to cancer cells through the production of hydrogen peroxide, while normal cells are able to inactivate hydrogen peroxide and are therefore not damaged.”

Patients receiving these infusions often tolerate their cancer therapy, including radiation and chemotherapy, much better than they would otherwise.  Side effects can be fewer or less severe, and it is believed that nutritional IV infusions can enhance the effect of conventional therapies.

Other IV therapies available from the clinic include intravenous antibiotics, chelation therapy for removal of heavy metals as well as drips to support patients with diabetes, vascular disease, asthma, liver disease and hepatitis, inflammation, macular degeneration, learning and cognitive disabilities, depression and other chronic conditions.



Institute for Progressive Medicine Announces A Natural Approach to Improving Fertility

Preconception Care betters the chances for a
natural and healthy conception, pregnancy, birth and baby

IRVINE, Calif. (April 07, 2008) – The Institute for Progressive Medicine (IPM), [], a revolutionary medical clinic that focuses on safe, natural and alternative therapies in combination with traditional medical treatments, announced today the clinic’s Preconception Care Program. Preconception health care is for both parents and improves the likelihood of a healthy conception, pregnancy and birth for those who are having trouble conceiving or for parents-to-be who are looking for ways to have healthier babies. The program also includes alternative methods for pain relief.

IPM’s Preconception Care includes acupuncture, detoxification, herbal medicine, cycle charting, dietary and lifestyle plans and a program of natural medicines to combat the adverse affects of 20th Century lifestyle and living conditions.  Environmental pollution, poor nutrient levels in soils and foods, toxic farming methods, chemical radiation and heavy metal exposure, weight problems, overuse of sugar, caffeine, alcohol and the stress of modern living all contribute to poorer general health, and consequently, poorer reproductive health.  IPM’s program improves sperm count and quality in addition to optimizing egg development and is effective against infertility by itself, or as a  supplement to fertility treatments under a reproductive endocrinologist.

“The program is great to use in conjunction with a fertility MD,” said Dr. Julie M. Kahn, N.D., L.Ac, expert in Naturopathic medicine and a licensed acupuncturist.  “If a patient is spending thousands of dollars on fertility enhancing treatments, IPM’s Preconception Care program adds extra insurance. It is also good for people who just want to have a healthy experience, or who are not ready to go the traditional medical route of drugs or surgical procedures to increase fertility.”

Research on this type of program has shown a decreased miscarriage rate, no low birth-weight babies, little to no ear infections, and children have less allergies.  In addition, the program has proven to decrease labor pains, assist in lowering high blood pressure, decrease nausea, anemia, heartburn and headaches during pregnancy.

“Preconception Care has proven to be very effective in improving the chances of fertility in women,” added Kahn. “There has been an overwhelming success rate with unexplained infertility that comes from practicing Preconception Care.”

Preconception Care at IPM offers support for couples with fertility problems and also for couples who simply want their child to have the healthiest start to life.  It is not only used to achieve a conception, but also to improve the chances for a very natural and healthy pregnancy, birth and baby.




Institute for Progressive Medicine Announces Procedure to Regulate Hormone Delivery for Patients

Hormone Pellet Therapy is 100% identical to that created by the human body –
allows all the benefits of hormone replacement without the hassle

IRVINE, Calif. (March 18, 2008) – The Institute for Progressive Medicine (IPM), [], a revolutionary medical clinic that focuses on safe, natural and alternative treatments in combination with traditional medical treatments, announced today the clinic’s Hormone Pellet Therapy. This therapy is used for both men and women who are seeking the benefits of traditional hormone replacement, but want to avoid many of the well-publicized health risks and hassles of traditional pills or creams. IPM’s Estradiol and Testosterone Pellet Therapy is 100-percent identical to the hormones produced by the human body and derived from plant-based ingredients. The unique pellet-based delivery system allows natural hormones to be gradually released into the body over an extended period of time. With this method, there is no daily dosing and a significantly reduced risk of negative side-effects that accompany the use of synthetic or non-bioidentical formulations.

“At The Institute, we are always looking for safe, alternative, natural ways for patients to benefit from the latest medical breakthroughs,” said Dr. Allan E. Sosin, M.D., founder and medical director of the Institute for Progressive Medicine. Hormone depletion is a leading factor in aging. “Pellet therapy is a great example of how we can offer patients the benefits of hormone replacement, including increased energy, mental clarity, and stronger bones, without some of the side-effects that synthetic pills or creams can cause.”

IPM’s procedure is effective for both women and men. Pellets are placed under the skin and absorbed slowly, providing a constant and consistent level of hormones into the bloodstream – all without the daily peaks or valleys, found with traditional delivery methods. The pellet treatment lasts up to four months for women and six months for men. Hormone pellet therapy can increase bone density and sexual desire, hassle-free, with virtually no side-effects.

Estradiol, Estriol, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA, and Thyroid hormone, are a few of the hormones utilized at IPM.