Few doctors in the United States have treated as many patients with Ozone therapy as Ross Hauser, M.D., of Oak Park Illionis. But does he use Ozone in Prolotherapy?
Read what Dr. Hauser has to say:
I learned Ozone therapy from the then-president of the German Ozone Society (main organization utilizing ozone therapy at the time), Gerd Wasser, M.D. Besides teaching me major autohemotherapy, direct ozone gas insufflations, he taught me to inject ozone therapy into joints. I myself received Ozone therapy into my knee joint to try it and have utilized it on some of my patients.
Most folks know that I was taught Prolotherapy by Gustav Hemwall, M.D., the then (early 90’s) most experienced (or one of the most experienced) Prolotherapy doctors in the world. As such, I had and continue to have remarkable results with Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy. Some of the remarkable results we have published in scientific papers that are available the Prolotherapy research site at http://www.journalofprolotherapy.com. As I was able to compare my own personal experience with Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy to Prolozone, I chose Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy. This does not mean that Prolozone does not work. I respect the doctors who use it and look forward to seeing their results published using this technique, as myself and others using Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy have done.
I would like to make one more remark. What I try to do with Prolotherapy is simulate the mechanisms in which the body heals itself. When a person injures soft tissue like ligaments, sugar is released from inside the cells and fat is released as cell membranes are broken (during the trauma or injury). These simple substances then trigger the immune system to increase growth factors at the wound site. The solutions that are utilized with Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy, such as dextrose, are not only safe, but when properly administered do a great job. They simulate the mechanisms of how the body heals itself. To make solutions stronger, additives such as cod liver extracts, human growth hormone, and platelet rich plasma again simulate what normally occurs in the human body with healing an injury. So from an efficacy standpoint, as well as a safety standpoint, Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy has stood the test of time. I have been utilizing it in some 11,000 plus patients for over 16 years and have probably given 20 million Prolotherapy injections. One year we actually monitored these numbers and I had provided about 3000 patient treatments and gave over 2.4 million injections in one year, so I feel completely confident with and can highly recommend the Hackett-Hemwall technique of Prolotherapy for potential patients, as well as for physicians desiring to learn the technique to help their patients.