PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma Articles:
Regenerative Injection Therapy and PRP are well known and used by Professional athletes:
- PRP Prolotherapy used successfully for professional athletes
- Takashi Saito, Dodger's Pitcher regains career after PRP treatment to his elbow
- PRP keeps Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the game
- What is PRP; Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy?
- PRP used by figure skater Patrick Chan, Canadian Olympic Team Doctor, B.C. Lions
By American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
At 6 months post-treatment, the PRP-treated patients' visual analog pain scores had improved 81 percent over their baseline scores. At a 2-year evaluation, 93 percent of these patients reported "complete satisfaction" with the treatment and 7 percent were "partially satisfied." Nearly all of the PRP-treated patients had returned to the activities of daily living and over 90 percent had returned to work or sporting activities.
Journal of Orthopedic Trauma; volume 22, Number 6, July 2008
Summary of Conclusions:
The enhancement of healing by the placement of supraphysiologic concentration of autologous platelets at the site of tissue injury or surgery is supported by basic science... Research has revealed that the role of platelets is much more involved than simply ‘‘plug’’ formation; they are responsible for actively extruding growth factors, which initiate soft tissue healing, bone formation, and stem cell recruitment. These growth factors and cytokines are proteins stored in the alpha granules of the platelets, which are expressed with trauma or surgery... , PRC has been shown to enhance human mesenchymal stem cell proliferation in both in vitro and in vivo studies...
A primer for pain management physicians on the mechanisms of actions
and indications for use. Journal of Practical Pain Management Jan/Feb., 2007
Journal of Practical Pain Management May, 2007
The Scientific Research Behind Prolotherapy / RIT
Biomechanics, Sept. 2004 by K. Dean Reeves, MD
Journal of Practical Pain Management July, Aug., 2007
In this study, 97 out of 98 patients with chronic neck pain showed substantial improvement in numerous outcome measures. The improvements in these patients continued through follow up—18 months after conclusion of prolotherapy treatments—and demonstrates the efficacy of this treatment modality.
Sept. 28, 2007
Recently endorsed by the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine. Prolotherapy is sparking renewed interest, particularly with regard to treating repetitive stress injuries in professional athletes. In 2005, the Mayo Clinic endorsed prolotherapy, saying it may be helpful when ligament or tendon pain fails to respond to prescribed physical therapy. The procedure is endorsed by former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, and is part of clinical trial being conducted by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (National Institute of Health.)
Anna MacIntosh, PhD, ND
Dean of Research, National College of Naturopathic Medicine,
Portland, Oregon USA
The Majority of Canadians Use Complementary Medicine. A 2007 survey confirms 1990s data on CAM wasn't a "phase. Read the recent Fraser Institute report on CAM and Canadians.
New York Times Article on Naturopathic Medicine
Wall Street Journal looks at the Naturopathic approach to treating depression without medication.
History of Manipulation
Wat Po Temple Statue of Traditional
The history of the manipulation of human articulations, including the spine and extremities, goes back to the time of Hippocrates (640 BC) in the western world.
It is evident throughout Asia in Japan and India; and in China a distinct branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine called Tui Na is devoted to manipulative techniques. Documents in China date back to 2700 B.C.
Manipulation was also practiced in Egypt, Babylon, Syria, and Tibet. Polynesians, Native American Indians and the natives of Central and South America have used it. Many European countries have a long tradition of bonesetters.
The first North American professions distinctly devoted to the art of manipulation were the osteopaths. Andrew Taylor Still who formed the first college in 1892 in Missouri introduced it. Chiropractic originated with Daniel David Palmer in 1895, he began the first college in Davenport Iowa.
Up until 1955, Naturopathy and chiropractic were taught in the same colleges and naturopathic students studied chiropractic as part of their education. The presence of a strong program of physical medicine and manipulative therapies still continues in naturopathic colleges to-day. The study of spinal manipulation is still a requirement for graduation from all naturopathic colleges and for provincial licensure.
Dr. Hal Brown
Naturopath Vancouver BC
National Geographic's October 2006 issue looks at the accumulation of environmental toxins in the human body. The magazine spent $15,000 to discover a fightening accumulation of chemicals and metals stored within the author's body. Unfortunately the writer is not aware of the benefits of naturopathic detoxification and heavy metal chelation. Testing to this extent is beyond most people's budgets, but simple screening tests available at the Integrative Healing Arts clinic can indicate whether the body is carrying a heavy metal load, and if the liver and kidneys are capable of detoxifying effectively.
Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association [JAMA]
A study of over 2,000 low back pain patients was recently reported in the New York Times. The study clearly demonstrated that patients with lower back pain that had surgery, may have had a short term improvement in pain, but after 3-6 months they were no better off than those that did nothing but wait. As well the study demonstrated that waiting for surgery did not put a patient at risk for further aggravation of the condition.
This study does not address the issue of what I and many physical medicine doctors observe clinically, which is the re-occurence of lower back pain years after surgery in many patients. It also does not address the benefit from manipulation, acupuncture prolotherapy and other naturopathic treatments in the long term improvement of those cases, whether they had surgery or just waited.
A full 36 pages, the Cancer Smart Consumer Guide offers a wealth of leading edge research and information on carcinogens, reproductive toxins and endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are found in brand name household cleaning products, personal care products, plastics, pesticides and home maintenance products. It offers practical strategies for eliminating toxins and suggested alternatives and product
Cancer Story on CBC
After fighting the disease herself, Marketplace's Wendy Mesley is asking
questions about our rising cancer rates. She's getting some disturbing answers.
View the show Chasing the Cancer Answer
(Excerpted from Journal of Advancement in Medicine, Volume 8, Number 4, Winter 1995)
A controlled, comparative study of various ways of testing for food sensitivities, performed by Julia Tsuei M.D., which compared blood, scratch, cytotoxic, food challenge and electro-acupuncture testing, the electro-acupuncture results proved to be accurate and reproducible. This study revealed that it was non-invasive but demonstrated great sensitivity.
The BioMeridian MSAS test used in the clinic is advanced Electro-dermal Testing technology. This collection of references presents the scientific background for use of these methods for body analysis.