Prolozone Therapy Grows New Cartilage

By Michael Mooney/ November, 2012, Updated July, 2014

An inexpensive medical miracle created by a genius functional medicine doctor can save people the expense and pain of having knee replacements and other such operations.

Prolozone Therapy, invented by Dr. Frank Shallenberger, actually grows new cartilage, ligament and tendon tissue, which can permanently stop pain and give a person back full function of problem knees and other areas where cartilage tissue has worn away.

After watching my father's wife live with nearly bone-on-bone knees for years, she was walking normally and pain-free after having a series of Prolozone injections.

(Note - although Prolozone injections can grow new cartilage, as one would expect, that cartilage can be worn away again after a few years and require another set of injections. This happened with my father's wife. Her knees were regenerated and pain-free for about four years and then she started to have pain again and required more Prolozone injections.)

Her experience convinced me to try Prolozone for my knees which had much less pain and less cartilage loss than hers.

Prolozone combines injections of Prolotherapy, with ozone into the damaged area. The ozone radically increases fibroblastic growth factor repairing abilities in the area where it is injected.

This means that it grows new tissue.

Cartilage, ligaments and tendons don't heal well, especially as we get older, because, unlike muscle, skin and most tissues in the body, cartilage, ligaments and tendons don't have blood running through them. This is why they don't heal as well as tissues that have vascularity, meaning blood vessels running through them.

But what is the magic healing element that blood delivers?

Well, it's oxygen, the universal fuel for almost all living organisms require to function. We breath oxygen as "O2," two oxygen molecules bound together.

Prolozone Therapy combines nutrients that helps the tissue heal, such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin B12, with ozone (O3), which is three oxygen molecules bound together.

When the ozone is injected into the compromised area it naturally releases the third "O."

The "O" that is released radically increases growth factor activity where it is injected, because oxygen is the "fuel" that growth factors need to function to grow or heal these tissues.

Doctor Verified

I don't say this without third party verification.

My knee doctor, who was quite skeptical, confirmed with comparative MRI scans that after Prolozone injections my right knee appears to have more cartilage in the area where cartilage had eroded, which is where the Prolozone injections were placed.

And knees aren't the only bodyparts that Prolozone can heal.

Ligaments, tendons and other tissues that are made with collagen can heal faster when Prolozone is injected into the area.

It may take several injections over a period of weeks or months to fully heal an area and there are people for whom Prolozone won't do enough, people who do require surgery.

The Prolozone protocol requires that one waits ten days or more after a Prolozone injection to let the tissue healing and growth happen before having another injection.

My right knee required three injections, spread over a month. My shoulder required just one.

My left knee has had four injections, and now, about four months later it is almost completely pain-free.

I think that it will require just one more injection to be fully healed and completely pain-free.

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Also important, Prolozone therapy is not expensive.

When a friend said that he knew someone who had stem cell injections that healed his knee, the cost was several thousand dollars.

If it works it's wonderful, whatever the treatment is.

However, Prolozone doctors charge from $200 to $300 per session and some charge extra for more than one injection.

The doctor I saw charges $200 per Prolozone therapy session, whether he gives one injection or several injections in different sites.

He is Dr. Joseph Chun, 3030 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 217, Los Angeles. Phone: (213) 480-1475.

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To your optimum health,

Michael Mooney

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