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Prolozone Regenerative medicine

Dr. Frank Shallenberger, MD, of the Nevada Center for Alternative & Antiaging Medicine, has been providing Ozone Therapy to his patients in clinical practice for over 30 years and has taught practitioners in North America and around the world how to utilize ozone for over 25 years. His impact in this area of medical science is revolutionary and he has the vast experience to have earned the title of “Godfather of Ozone” in North America.  Dr. Shallenberger created a new branch of ozone therapy known as Prolozone® since he was not satisfied with using ozone alone in the conventional techniques that have been in use for 100 years.

An oxygen/homeopathic injection approach called Prolozone Therapy® has been demonstrated to heal degenerative joints, herniated discs, and injured tendons and soft tissues. It works well for many types of musculoskeletal and joint pain, including degenerative discs, shoulder and elbow discomfort, rotator cuff injuries, degenerative and arthritic hips and knees, and chronic neck and back pain.

The Latin word “proli,” which means to rebuild or renew, and the word “ozone” are the roots of the term “prolozoneTM.” The most energetically active form of oxygen in the cosmos is ozone. In order to encourage the regeneration of injured tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons, Prolozone Therapy® employs the power of oxygen. Because Prolozone Therapy® works on a cellular level and corrects the pathology of the disorder, the chronic pain sufferer can become permanently pain-free or significantly better.

HOW DOES Prolozone Therapy® WORK? Circulation plays a role in why some wounds fully recover while others do not. The vital substances that only blood can deliver—vitamins, minerals, and oxygen—must reach a damaged portion of the body for it to regenerate and mend. The most significant of them is oxygen. Lactic acid builds up due to low oxygen levels, which is what causes discomfort.

About Dr. Aaron Perry at Legacy Clinic in The Villages

At Legacy Clinic, Dr. Aaron Perry practices Oriental medicine. He is a skilled, licensed, and compassionate acupuncture physician serving The Villages Florida for over 18 years. Dr. Perry is a graduate of the prestigious Florida College of Integrated Medicine and has completed several postgraduate courses to help provide top-notch acupuncture in The Villages. Dr. Perry is a pioneer in the area of Chinese medicine and educated by some of the best integrative physicians in the world. Dr. Perry has achieved impressive results with injuries and psychological disorders, as well as sports injury and pain conditions.  Dr. Perry is also trained and certified to provide Dr. Shallenberger’s Prolozone Therapy injections and has given over 600 injections while at Legacy Clinic.

Dr. Perry’s Prolozone Therapy consists of two phases. The first involves injecting a solution of liquid vitamins, minerals, and homeopathic remedies into the wounded region to supply the correct nutrients (i.e., vertebra, ligament, tendon, muscle, connective tissue, joint space, etc.). This improves circulation and helps to break down the inflammation, which in turn reduces swelling. And lastly, oxygen in the form of ozone is introduced to the region. A medical-grade longevity ozone generator produces a certain concentration based on the problem. The ozone gas will begin to function over the next several days by oxidizing the injection site, increasing red blood cell synthesis, and improving oxygen intake. This will cause an increase in cellular and healing activity at the injection site, which will reduce pain.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS Prolozone Therapy® THE SAME AS PROLOTHERAPY?

No. Oxygen is used in Prolozone Therapy® to create healing. Inflammation is the catalyst for healing in prolotherapy. Previously, Dr. Shallenberger used prolotherapy. Despite the fact that he discovered it to be often helpful, it featured the following drawbacks. It hurts a lot during prolotherapy. Following treatment, pain often lasts for days to weeks. Prolozone Therapy® patients experience little to no discomfort during treatments and see an instant improvement. The second difference is that Prolozone Therapy® only needs a few injections, while Prolotherapy takes numerous. This implies that Prolozone Therapy® is both quicker and much less costly. The cartilage in injured knees and hips may be repaired most effectively using Prolozone therapy®. Prolotherapy often is unable to do this.

How many operations or injections are necessary? That actually depends on how severe the damage was and how the patient’s body reacts to the therapy. One injection may be beneficial, but many injections may be necessary, as well. Three to seven days pass before there is a noticeable reduction in discomfort. The response to therapy varies from person to person, but the majority only need three to five sessions.

ADDITIONAL TESTIMONIALS & 5-STAR REVIEWS:

M. Miller – “I want to share a wonderful experience I had at the Legacy Clinic in The Villages. About seventeen surgeries and countless injections from VA and private practitioners have been performed on me. I have had one knee replaced twice, at 53 years young, and the VA was getting ready to replace the other. I saw Dr. Aaron Perry at the Legacy Clinic and received an Ozone treatment on my knee that the VA wanted to replace. Hand to God, I can move this leg without pain like I have not been able to for over a decade. Better than any operation, like my knee joint, had a lube job done and it is GREAT. I hardly ever recommend anything or anyone, but I will recommend Dr. Perry to anyone having joint pains. He has literally changed my life and I can’t thank him enough.”

M. Hogan: “I need hip replacement surgery because I have severe osteoarthritis in my right hip and moderate to severe arthritis in my left hip. I recently had Cortisone injections into my right hip but decided to try the Ozone injections into my left hip to preserve what tissue I have left.

Since my Ozone injections into my left hip, I can play Pickleball much more than before, I have more movement ability on the courts, and I feel no pain while playing! Before Ozone, I did not sleep well at night because my hips would ache so bad. Now I sleep better and feel no pain from inflammation. My right hip still bothers me after the Cortisone shot so I am looking forward to seeing  Dr. Perry again for Ozone treatments! The procedure is painless, easy, and Dr. Perry always follows up with his patients to check up on how they are feeling, etc. Before opting for surgery, I am willing to try everything I can first, and suggest you give Ozone therapy a try as well!”    

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Dry Needling – Trigger Point Therapy

What Is Dry Needling?

Trigger point dry needling or myofascial trigger point (MTrP) dry needling is a treatment for myofascial pain. The term myo refers to muscle, and fascia refers to tissue connecting the muscles.

Muscles develop knotted areas called trigger points. These points become highly sensitive and painful. They also become a cause of “referred” pain or pain that affects other body parts.

The acupuncturist pushes thin solid needles through the skin and muscles to reach these trigger points. These needles stimulate the tissue to relieve the pain. The patient may experience mild ache, tingling, soreness, or heat rising from that point. These are good signs, as it means the treatment is working.

Types Of Dry Needling

Trigger point needling is of two types – superficial and deep tissue. Superficial Dry Needling (SDN) administered in conjugation with Deep Dry Needling (DDN) brings pain relief while avoiding excessive tissue damage and remodeling. The difference between the two types is as follows;

Superficial Dry Needling (SDN)Deep Dry Needling (DDN)
During SDN, the dry needle is inserted into the subcutaneous layer (5-10mm deep) over the MTrP; for 30 seconds.During DDN, the needle is inserted beyond the subcutaneous tissue, i.e., into the connective and muscular tissue.
The manipulation of the myofascial trigger point using this needle determines the response level, i.e., the alleviation of the pain. If there is no relief, then it is reinserted.The needle is manipulated or palpitated, as in the SDN.  
pain relief occurs by a delta fiber firingpain relief occurs by resolving MTrPs through local twitch responses (LTR)
used for fascial remodeling,it improves MMS function by restoring the length and strength of the fiber
used when DDN is not possible or desirable 
used when the anatomy dictates 

Dry needling treatment cures;

  • Joint problems
  • Disk problems
  • Spinal problems
  • Phantom pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Migraine and tension-type headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Repetitive motion disorders
  • Pelvic pain
  • Night cramps
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Jaw and mouth problems

If you are looking for Dry Needling or acupuncture in The Villages, please contact Legacy Clinic at 352-259-0024

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How Acupuncture Helps You Relax

The sources of anxiety and stress are increasing day by day. Be it the global financial crunch or the rapidly changing weather, all take a toll on your mind and soul. Thus, to stay sturdy and going, we all need to relax, and what better way to relax than acupuncture!

The Science Behind Acupuncture-Induced Relaxation

As you might know, acupuncture is a treatment option in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that involves introducing very fine needles into the body. These needles when entered at specific locations allow rapid healing.

As per TCM, optimal working of the body relies on an uninterrupted flow of internal energy (qi). By application of acupuncture, qi flow is restored and thus the body is relaxed.

Cut Down Anxiety And Stress With Acupuncture

An effective way to get relaxed is to cut down the stress and anxiety levels of the body. Acupuncture imparts strong anti-stress and anxiolytic effects that ultimately lead to relaxation.

There are numerous studies that advocate the use of non-pharmacological interventions such as acupressure and acupuncture to achieve tranquillity and serenity. Acupuncture showed promising results in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, indicating its usefulness in alleviating anxiety.

This treatment modality of TCM modulates the stress perception of the body too. According to an animal study, acupuncture imparts strong anxiolytic and anti-depressant effects on PTSD patients.

As per a 2019 meta-analysis, participants receiving acupuncture reported evident reductions in stress and anxiety. This was followed by periods of relaxation and calmness. Randomized controlled trials carried out in 2021 also concluded that acupuncture therapy aided in relaxing individuals by reducing anxiety.

Burnout Patients

A 2021 study found acupuncture to be extremely potent in relaxing burnout patients. It effectively reduced emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low feelings of personal accomplishment.

Better Sleep

A relaxed mind can enjoy better sleep. As per systematic review acupuncture from a professional can significantly improve the quality of your sleep.

Best Acupuncture Points For Relaxation

PC6 And HT7

The Pericardium 6 and Heart 7 acupuncture points present in the inner wrist are effective in improving heart health and relaxing the body.

Yin Tang

Yin tang is an acupuncture point present between the eyebrows. Acupuncture on this point effectively lowers anxiety. The point also improves the sleep quality of the patients.

Ear points are also known to positively regulate the nervous system and thus make you relaxed.

Where Can I Get The Best Acupuncture For Relaxation?

To get the best acupuncture treatment for relaxation we recommend the Legacy Clinic.

Conclusion

Acupuncture treatment restores the qi balance of the body and sets you free from stress and anxiety. It has strong anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects that allow subtle relaxation. This treatment modality also improves sleep quality. The most famous points for relaxation include PC6, HT7, and yin tang.

References

  1. Pilkington, Karen, et al. “Acupuncture for anxiety and anxiety disorders–a systematic literature review.” Acupuncture in Medicine 25.1-2 (2007): 1-10.
  2. Oh, Ju-Young, et al. “Acupuncture modulates stress response by the mTOR signaling pathway in a rat post-traumatic stress disorder model.” Scientific Reports 8.1 (2018): 1-17.
  3. Li, Meixuan, et al. “Acupuncture for the treatment of anxiety, an overview of systematic reviews.” Complementary therapies in medicine 43 (2019): 247-252.
  4. Yang, Xiang-Yun, et al. “Effectiveness of acupuncture on anxiety disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.” Annals of general psychiatry 20.1 (2021): 1-14.
  5. Petitpierre, Marc, Ludwig Stenz, and Ariane Paoloni-Giacobino. “Epigenomic changes after acupuncture treatment in patients suffering from burnout.” Complementary medicine research 29.2 (2022): 109-119.
  6. Shergis, Johannah Linda, et al. “A systematic review of acupuncture for sleep quality in people with insomnia.” Complementary therapies in medicine 26 (2016): 11-20.
  7. Acar, H. Volkan, et al. “Acupuncture on Yintang point decrease preoperative anxiety.” The journal of alternative and complementary medicine 19.5 (2013): 420-424.
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Legacy Health and Wellness Scholarship Winner

Scholarship Program

Legacy Clinic has kept its promise of helping aspiring students achieve their goals. A while ago Legacy clinic announced a scholarship program for the village’s charter high school students to help them gain expertise and knowledge in the field of sports medicine, chiropractic treatment, exercise sciences, acupuncture, and massage therapy.

Before we announce the winner, we would like to extend our gratitude to all those who contributed to this noble cause!

Winner Of The Scholarship Program: Payton Raush

Legacy Health and Wellness Scholarship Winner

We are more than ecstatic to announce the winner of the $1000 scholarship. Mr. Payton Raush is the lucky winner who gets to visit the University of South Florida this fall. Young and enthusiastic, Payton aspires to become a personal trainer and wants to major in Exercise Science.

Mr. Payton is an ideal candidate to become the best personal trainer as he is athletic and sporty. He is the co-captain of the Varsity soccer team and has been playing on varsity since the 8th grade. He finds joy in graphic designing as well. The motivated chap also wants to own his own gym one day.

We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors!

We are determined to uplift the educational standards of the village’s charter schools and wish to play a part in changing lives!

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Prolozone Therapy: Safe and Effective Shoulder Injury Treatment

Did you know that there are new, safe, and effective therapies for arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, and other joint issues that can be done at Legacy Clinic?

Prolozone, which is a combination of “proliferation” and “ozone,” is a safe and effective injection into the joint that includes ozone, a safe oxygen product found naturally in the atmosphere. These injections can help create a regenerating effect on damaged joints and other musculoskeletal parts of the body, all while creating a non-inflammatory response. This keeps you safe and comfortable while the injections encourage the body to use its natural healing abilities.

Shoulder pain can be debilitating, but there are Prolozone treatments that are a safe and effective measure to not just ease the pain but can even reverse the cause of the pain. Using the power of three combined oxygen atoms, Prolozone allows the body to naturally regenerate. The pain of many treatments comes from the inflammatory response they produce, but Prolozone is proven to create healing benefits without the pain and discomfort of excessive inflammation. Prolozone treatments can be used for tendonitis or bursitis of the shoulder, labral tears, frozen shoulder, and torn rotator cuffs.
Dr. Aaron Perry DOM has been in the holistic healing field since 1997, and his training and expertise can help you to feel your best with minimal side effects. A graduate of the prestigious Florida College of Integrated Medicine, Dr. Perry can bring out your body’s natural healing response in a simple office visit.

If you’re interested in Prolozone Injections in the Villages at Legacy Clinic of Chiropractic, call 352-259-0024 to inquire about an appointment with Dr. Perry.

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How Chiropractic Adjustments Help Neck Pain?

The advent of smartphones has proved to be devastating for our necks. Prolonged slouching over your phone screen, and checking out Facebook reels can lead to the development of neck issues such as text neck syndrome and neck pain.

According to a study, 43.6% of individuals suffer from text neck syndrome. This means neck pain and abnormalities are now more common than ever. Therefore, there is an ultimate need to fix the neck before things get out of hand.

Neck pain can be the outcome of different underlying abnormalities including whiplash injury, cervical spine injuries, degenerative diseases of the spine, and poor postures. Pharmacological interventions for neck pain do seem to provide monetary relief but you need a practical solution for long-term pain relief.

A chiropractic adjustment is an efficient and safe way to say goodbye to neck pain. You can easily appreciate the following benefits of chiropractic for neck pain:

1.   Alleviation Of Pain And Disability

It was revealed in a practice-based feasibility study that people with acute neck pain report considerable reductions in pain and disability scores. The study validated chiropractic treatment to be a safe and effective way of alleviating neck pain.

The different types of chiropractic procedures (cervical spine manipulation and mobilization) have astonishing effects on pain and disability levels in neck pain patients, a study suggests.

2. Improvement In Mobility

Neck pain is usually accompanied by shoulder spasms and pain that gravely reduces your mobility. This can be attributed to the fear of pain on movement i.e. kinesiophobia.

This is why neck pain can be debilitating at times. Chiropractic treatment can help restore the muscle and joint balance of the cervical region, thereby, allowing you to enjoy a better range of motion.

Chiropractic care positively influences the pain perception of the body and allows a better range of motion.

3. Reduction Of Daily Medicines

You won’t be needing painkillers and muscle relaxants to get you going. Chiropractic adjustments actually fix the underlying neck issues (musculoskeletal) and improve your performance, thereby, reducing your dependence on analgesic medicines.

Where Can I Get The Best Chiropractic Treatment For My Neck Pain?

You should visit the Legacy Health Clinic to rejuvenate your muscles and bless your neck!

Legacy Clinic of Chiropractic is located in The Villages, Florida. Please contact 352-259-0024 to schedule your appointment today.

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Spinal Decompression Table in The Villages

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

Excruciating low back pain can hinder motion and leave you tied to the bed. Disruptions in the spine lead to sharp, radiating nerve pains that do not respond to most the over-the-counter painkillers.

Thus, the only way to treat low back pain arising from compression of spinal nerves is to set the spine back to its original position. This resetting can be achieved either surgically or via non-surgical spinal decompression also known as traction therapy.  

Who Needs Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression?

There are different conditions for which your doctor might recommend a manual traction therapy, some of which are discussed below: 

Sciatica Or Low Back Pain

As per the WHO, the lifetime prevalence of low back pain is estimated to be as high as 70% (average is 60-70%) in industrialized countries. Therefore, it is important to treat low back pain/sciatica with minimal invasion.

The sciatic nerve is a major nerve that innervates the back and the legs. Inflammation of this nerve (due to compression or other causes) leads to a painful condition called sciatica.

As per a retrospective cohort study, non-surgical spinal disc compression effectively reduces discogenic low back pain and also improves disc height.

Another study found this procedure to be a less-expensive treatment for low back pain/sciatica.

Neck Pain

Cervical and neck pain due to nerve compression are common complaints that are managed well by physiotherapy/chiropractic treatment. According to a study published in the Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation non-surgical spinal decompression is an effective treatment modality for neck and back pain.

Disc Herniation

Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a condition that can lead to nerve symptoms such as radiating pain, burning, tingling, or numbness. Traction therapy can also be performed using decompression devices. It effectively alleviates symptoms of disc herniation, a study suggests.

Other conditions for which the non-interventional procedure can be employed include posterior facet syndrome and worn-out spinal joints.

How Is It Done?

A manual traction procedure usually lasts for 30 to 45 minutes. The patient’s spine is protected by fitting a harness around the trunk and pelvis region.

The patient is then made to lie face down and the doctor uses a computerized device for traction (tailored to the specific needs of the patient).

Non Surgical spinal decompression is available at Legacy Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages, FL.

References

  1. Apfel, Christian C., et al. “Restoration of disk height through non-surgical spinal decompression is associated with decreased discogenic low back pain: a retrospective cohort study.” BMC musculoskeletal disorders 11.1 (2010): 1-6.
  2. Daniel, Dwain M. “Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy: does the scientific literature support efficacy claims made in the advertising media?.” Chiropractic & Osteopathy 15.1 (2007): 1-5.
  3. Henry, Lucian. “Non-surgical Spinal Decompression an Effective Physiotherapy Modality for Neck and Back Pain.” Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation 4.3 (2017): 062-065.
  4. Koçak, Fatmanur Aybala, et al. “Comparison of the short-term effects of the conventional motorized traction with non-surgical spinal decompression performed with a DRX9000 device on pain, functionality, depression, and quality of life in patients with low back pain associated with lumbar disc herniation: A single-blind randomized controlled trial.” Turkish Journal of physical medicine and rehabilitation 64.1 (2018): 17.
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Legacy Clinic Scholarship Program

Legacy Clinic is a reliable center for chiropractic and massage therapy in Florida. The professional team at the Legacy wellness clinic is trained to provide chiropractic treatment, massage therapy, and acupuncture in villages.

Scholarship Program For Students

After providing services to nearby villages, the award-winning integrative clinic is taking the initiative to help young students fulfill their dreams.

The legacy clinic is offering a scholarship program to the village’s charter high school students.

Thus, students interested in the following fields can take advantage of the scholarship:

  • Sports medicine
  • Chiropractic Treatment 
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Exercise Sciences

We Need Your Help!

Legacy Clinic Scholarship Program For Students

You can also help out young students become successful therapists and chiropractors!

We need your donations to extend maximum support to the villagers. You can donate by magnanimously writing cheques to the Buffalo Scholarship Foundation (A non-profit organization).

You can give your donations directly at the Legacy Clinic.

1950 Laurel Manor Dr, Ste. 204, The Villages, FL

So, don’t delay and aid a student in achieving his goals!

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Prolozone Vs Cortisone Injections

Prolozone Vs Cortisone

Chronic pain interferes with day-to-day activities and drastically lowers the quality of life. People suffering from persistent pain are left with nothing but a long prescription of painkiller medications. To ease the suffering, there are some more advanced treatment options namely steroid injections and ozone prolotherapy. Steroid injections have been administered for quite some time for severe pain management, however, prolozone injection is a new entry in the field of chronic pain management. The analgesic effect of the therapies is utilized best in the following conditions:

  • Chronic neck pain
  • Low back pain/sciatica
  • Arthritis (knee osteoarthritis)
  • Shoulder pain and frozen shoulder
  • Degenerative disc disease

Here we shall discuss how a prolozone injection differs from a steroid injection.

The main aim of both therapies is to bring about pain relief but how they achieve it differs significantly.

Composition

A cortisone injection, as the name indicates, comprises cortisone whereas you will find ozone and oxygen inside a prolozone injection.

Mechanism Of Action

The commonly used cortisone injection is quick in diminishing pain as it effectively removes inflammation from the injury/affected site.

On the other hand, a prolozone injection falls under regenerative medicine and has multiple positive impacts on the body which include:

Joint Pain

Case studies suggest that prolozone injections are effective in alleviating joint pain especially when intra-articular injections are given.

Soft Tissue Regeneration

Prolozone injections are considered superior because, unlike, steroid injections, induce the repair of soft tissues. This very injection is effective in halting the process of cartilage breakdown (due to underlying disease).

Contrary to this, steroid administration may increase this breakdown.

Moreover, the ozone injections also lead to an increase in the rate of ligament and tendon repair of the body. The ultimate result of these effects is strengthened ligaments and robust ligaments/tendons.

Research shows solid improvements in pain and mobility by the use of both therapies, however, prolozone therapy might have a slight advantage.

Joint Strength

You can notice subtle improvements in joint strength with prolozone injections which is missing in a steroid shot.

Adverse Effects

Asteroid injection might also diminish circulation to the affected areas. No such adverse effect is observed with a prolozone injection.

If you are looking for prolozone in The Villages, contact Legacy Clinic of chiropractic at 352-259-0024. Dr. Aaron Perry is a certified doctor of oriental medicine and trained in prolozone injections.

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Acupoint Injections

What Are Acupoint Injections?

Acupoint injections are an infusion of herbs and homeopathy mixed with nutritional supplements. This treatment carries sterile substances injected into the acupuncture points to promote, restore, and retain health. It also helps in palliative care, acupuncture anesthesia, pain management, and disease prevention. This injection is not a substitute for traditional acupuncture but an adjunctive treatment that may help to heal. These injections treat common conditions such as headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, low back pain, hip pain, foot pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, sciatica, Achilles tendinitis, etc.

HOW DO THESE INJECTIONS WORK?

Acupuncture helps manipulate the qi meridians directly. This therapy removes blocks and mobilizes the energy in the meridians, which communicate with the nervous system to release the feel-good hormones. This therapy also calms the yang energy (fatigue) or stimulates the yin energy (swelling)

Emotions and mental functions are also the components of qi, i.e., the body’s vital energy and blood. Acupoint injections injected at the acupuncture points are more beneficial than subcutaneous injections, as the patient experiences the cumulative benefits of acupuncture and the healing properties of the infusion. We use Traumeel and Zeel injections for the treatment.

What Is Traumeel Injection?

This injection is a non-cortisone treatment that eases musculoskeletal pain. It is a safe alternative to corticosteroids and NSAIDs. Traumeel is a homeopathic solution composed of natural botanical and mineral extracts. This treatment is available for injections, drops, tablets, ointments, and gels.

What Is Zeel Injection?

Zeel is a homeopathic remedy for pain, stiffness, and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, arthrosis, and rheumatic joint diseases.

Zeel Injection

Who Is Qualified to Perform the Acupoint Injection Therapy?

Only a licensed acupuncturist certified in Acupoint Injection Therapy can administer this treatment.

How Many Treatments Are Required?

Most patients feel the benefits of the treatment immediately, but certain conditions may require multiple treatment sessions.