Archive for July 2018
Prolotherapy in Primary Care Practice
” Prolotherapy is an injection-based complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapy for chronic musculoskeletal pain. It has been used for for approximately 100 years, however, its modern applications can be traced to the 1950s when the prolotherapy injection protocols were formalized by George Hackett, a general surgeon in the U.S., based on his clinical experience…Read More
Important Medical Tests
Doctors seem to be ordering more test than ever especially imaging studies, such as CT scans, MRIs, and PET scans. Why? Well, there are two reasons. First, these type of studies gives accurate images of internal parts of our body for suspected diagnosis. Blood tests give a great deal of information about body functions, the…Read More
Do you need Ozone or Oxygen?
The air we breathe has 18% oxygen that is two atoms of atomic oxygen stuck together, which is written as O2. The amount of oxygen getting into our bodies is carefully regulated by our lungs. Too little oxygen slows our metabolism down, but too much such as in hyperventilating can cause dizziness, numbness, and you…Read More
Are my stem cells too old to work?
Dear Dr. Raff, My doctor told me that my stem cells are too old to be productive in cell regenerative therapy. I am 76 years old. Is this true? No, it is not true. Bone marrow is the place where stem cells reproduce the exact duplicates of themselves. One of our past stem cell’s patient…Read More
Regenerative Cellular Therapy ( stem cells ) and Knee Pain
Many joints in your body such as hips, ankles, shoulders, and wrists can move in many directions, but not the knees. The knee is a hinge-like joint that moves in only one direction and is kept in alignment by many ligaments and tendons. Twisting the knee and athletic side blows cause devastating injuries by tearing…Read More
Alternatives to Joint Surgery
Dear Dr. Raff, I am 70 years old and have tremendous pain in my knee and hip. My orthopedist says I need a joint replacement, but I dislike surgery. Are there any other alternatives? This is an important question especially for those over 60 years – old who suffer from severe ankle, knee, hip, lower…Read More