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Secret Formula for Pain Management.

You deserve to know.

What is the winning formula to treat your pain or injury?

You’ve heard about different things people do for pain management like surgeries, steroids, painkillers – they have been used for decades. More conservative options include massage, acupuncture, manual therapy, energy medicine, and magnetic therapies. Conservative options are effective for minor injuries, but not for more chronic and severe pain and injuries.

Cell therapy and regenerative treatments are a very significant advancement in medicine for treating chronic pain and more severe injuries.

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Combination therapies for healthy skin

Discover the secret behind glowing healthy skin!

Turn back the aging clock with the power of regenerative injections in combination with IV therapies. Feed your body with the necessary nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants to achieve a fresh, more youthful appearance and healthy skin.

Use regenerative injections to reduce, or even eliminate, the appearance of stretch marks, acne scars, keloids, and improve the appearance of blotched or sun-damaged skin. These combined therapies effectively reverse the signs of aging on the outside and the inside!

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regenerative injections for hair loss and thinning

Hair loss can be devastating to a person’s self-esteem. Contrary to popular belief, hair loss is not strictly a male disease; around 40% of people in the U.S. who suffer from hair loss are women.

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections have been known to successfully repair bone and soft tissue by releasing various proteins, steroids, hormones, and cytokines. These healing agents can be directed at hair follicles to stimulate hair regrowth naturally.

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Chelation Therapy, proven benefits for diabetes and cardiovascular health

In WWII, Navy sailors who coated ships with lead paint experienced metal poisoning and were successfully treated with chelation therapy. The treatment involves administering a drug called a chelator, which can bind or “grab” a metal that is later excreted in the urine. The most common chelator used is disodium EDTA.

Recent research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that this time-honored treatment may particularly benefit patients with diabetes mellitus and prior heart attacks.

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Stem Cells 101

Stem cells, or mesenchymal signaling cells, signal tissue-specific stem cells and site-specific stem cells to activate. When we suffer an injury or there is damage in the body, stem cells signal the body to release growth factors in order to repair and heal the damage. 

Stem cells are a big subject, and often misunderstood. Let’s dig into it a bit because stem cells are a very powerful intrinsic healing mechanism and offer big potential to substantially improve musculoskeletal issues.

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UBI and Ozone, a natural alternative to conventional antibiotics

By design, our immune system is our first line of defense against pathogens. But our immune system is under attack in our modern world. Poor diet and nutritional deficiencies, lack of sleep, and stress which releases excess cortisol, are common ways the immune response is blunted, creating the recipe for pathogens to thrive.

The discovery of penicillin in 1928 opened the door to the era of modern antibiotics saving millions of lives and therefore establishing the use of the synthetic medicine as the staple for treating infectious diseases. Penicillin saved countless lives in WWII, for example.

Unfortunately, because antibiotics worked so well, they were over prescribed and often misused. Additionally, antibiotics have been added to commercial livestock feed. Today we have a legacy of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms leading to a “superbug crisis.”

Superbugs like MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), C. diff (Clostridioides difficile), drug resistant salmonella, and VRSA (vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) have been populating the list of pathogens that are no longer susceptible to regular antibiotic therapy. Newer antibiotics to treat these superbugs don’t exist because pharmaceutical companies lack the economic incentive for making them.

Although in severe cases, antibiotics can be a life saver, they also come at a price. Broad spectrum antibiotics launch an indiscriminate attack on both the “bad” and “good” bacteria found in the intestines, lungs, and bladder. Some 70% of our immune system resides in the gut so killing off the “good” gut bacteria leaves the body’s defenses severely compromised. Now it is easier to acquire secondary and often more resistant infections. Many people report extreme fatigue during and after a round of antibiotics, unsurprisingly, since antibiotic treatment is a form of chemotherapy.

Thus there is increasing interest in “old school” methods that got forgotten in the excitement when new antibiotic drugs became available. Such is the case of UBI (ultraviolet blood irradiation) and ozone therapy. These two therapies are often used in combination and can, in many cases, replace the use of conventional antibiotics. They prompt a healing response by supporting the body’s intrinsic repair mechanisms while preserving the integrity of the intestinal flora and the bacterial balance of the whole body.

Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI)

Ultraviolet blood irradiation (also known as photoluminescence, hemo-irradiation, photodynamic therapy, and oxidative phototherapy), was first developed to combat polio. It was also extensively used in the 1930s and 1940s to treat medical conditions including pneumonia, tuberculosis, and cancer.

UBI is used for a number of conditions today, ranging from specific issues like psoriasis and bladder infections, to more chronic infections and auto-immune diseases. UBI is a safe, proven medical procedure that kills bacteria and viruses, boosts the immune system, and rejuvenates the blood. It uses ultraviolet energy to increase the oxygen level in the blood, and inactivate microbes and toxins. The vasodilation and micro-circulation created provides for a new, supercharged immune response and an improvement of overall health.


For this procedure, blood is withdrawn from the patient’s arm and run through a sterile device in which the blood is exposed to concentrated, sanitizing ultraviolet rays. As blood is returned to the patient’s vein, the effects begin immediately. The number of sessions needed may vary and depend on individual patient health, duration of the illness, and severity of disease being treated. For professional athletes, this can make for significantly better recovery times after workouts.

Ozone therapy

Ozone is a highly active form of oxygen that supercharges the body’s own healing abilities.

Normal oxygen molecules, O2, the kind we need to breathe, have two oxygen atoms. Ozone molecules, O3, have three oxygen atoms. That extra atom increases the amount of oxygen circulating in the body and is the source of its medical properties. Ozone is found naturally in the body – our white blood cells make it as part of the immune response.

Pure medical grade ozone, when it is used according to the established medical guidelines, has a safety record that is unparalleled. Ozone has been shown to stimulate local stem cells and repair tissues, including cartilage. Ozone also increases antioxidant protection more than any just about any other therapy, including intravenous vitamin C. This therapy is useful for disinfecting the blood and treating chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Lyme disease, chronic hepatitis, herpes, macular degeneration, and autoimmune disorders. Some of our professional athlete patients use ozone weekly because it speeds recovery and improves their stamina during workouts. For those with challenging chronic conditions, we can use a “multi-pass” ozone treatment which is essentially a higher dose and this works synergistically with UBI. 


Ozone therapy is most often administered intravenously. However, ozone also can be applied in the treatment of external wounds to treat infection, or in an enclosed space “gas bath” for the inactivation of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

Both UBI and ozone activate oxygen molecules, leading to a number of positive biochemical changes at the cellular level. An environment is created that supports the cells’ natural ability to respond to threats such as bacteria and viruses. These two therapies in combination work synergistically to boost your immune system and help you attain a state of homeostasis (balance) necessary to help your body heal naturally. Give UBI and ozone a try and see the results for yourself.

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IV therapy for colds and the flu. Does it work?

More than 9.3 million Americans get infected with the influenza virus each year in the United States. On average, each year 5 to 20 percent of the United States population gets the flu. If you are struggling with a stuffy nose, fatigue, and sweating under the blankets, you know how miserable the flu can be.

Antibiotics are useless against a virus and taking them can only worsen things by killing off the “good bugs” in the gut so, once you have the flu, what can you do? Here is one patient’s experience with us:

“Recently I had the misfortune to catch a pretty nasty virus. A load of work deadlines led me to spend long stressful hours working in front of the computer neglecting proper sleep, good nutrition, and abandoning my gym and yoga routines, all resulting in a depressed immune system. It took me just one trip to the outdoor world – the touch of a handlebar – to get the virus. It hit me like a train; in a matter of hours I went from ‘okay’ to dealing with really intense body pain headache sweating and fever.”

One way to differentiate the common cold from the flu is by how rapidly and aggressively the virus make progress. You will probably notice generalized pain, a sense of malaise, and fever. She was bedridden right away.

“When sick, I usually resort to natural and homemade remedies before turning to any over the counter or prescription treatments. In this order of ideas, I was excited to try a totally natural therapeutic method that was intended to help my body in its fight against the virus: IV therapy. But does it really work?”

Check her video documenting her IV treatment at the Osteopathic Center  

Intravenous therapy (IV therapy) is the quickest way to administer vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly to the bloodstream to enhance immune function and help manage a myriad of acute and chronic health problems. It has also been found to be helpful in the case of the common cold and flu, largely because different nutrients are necessary to strengthen your body’s defenses (aka your immune system).

When you take these nutrients orally in the form of food or a pill, the body only absorbs a percentage of that particular vitamin or mineral. This percentage can be even lower, for example, if you suffer from leaky gut, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, or if you have used a lot of antibiotics in the past. By using an IV infusion, we can avoid all the gut-related malabsorption issues and deliver 100 percent of each vitamin, mineral, and nutrient directly into the bloodstream.

“I visited the osteopathic center in Miami, Florida, where I was administered a cocktail of vitamins and nutrients to help me fight the virus and give my body a boost. I also received ozone and UBI therapy, two of the most advanced IV procedures. With the ozone and UBI treatments, my own blood was drawn, then infused with ozone and exposed to UBI light, then returned back to my body for a potent immune boost.”

The verdict?

“At the time of my visit, I was on the second day of being bedridden, running a fever of 103°F. I was severely congested with an annoying runny nose and scratchy throat. I was also dealing with a very dull pain in my bones (I think this is the best way to describe it) and a mild headache.

“Right after receiving the treatment my fever went down a to 100 and I was able to sleep relatively comfortably during the night. I was still congested and stuffy, but I was not experiencing the intense night sweats from the past two days that left me completely soaked and made me change pajamas several times during the night. The next day after the treatment I noticed a slight improvement in most of my symptoms, and I had a bit more of energy to get out of bed. My congestion improved, and my runny nose began to taper off. My fever disappeared but the fatigue persisted. I cleaned my sinus with a Neti pot right before bed and for the first time since I had the flu I got a good night sleep.

“Things got surprisingly better by the third day. Even though my levels of energy were quite low, most of my symptoms had diminished and I was left with a very mild cold, no more fever or bone pain, just a slight congestion. By day 4, I was fully functional, and my energy levels were back to almost normal. I was surprised at how quickly my body recovered considering that I have never experienced a bout of flu that lasted less than 8 days, and it was more incredible that I didn’t develop the much-anticipated upper respiratory infection and devilish cough that always happens right after the flu. I was armed with a plethora of herbal syrups, tinctures, and expectorants at the ready that were never used.

“My experiences with flu in the past have been more than a week of utter misery with things starting to look bearable after day 7 always followed by a low grade respiratory infection and coughing that last for several weeks. In my experience, the IV treatment cut the severity and the time of the symptoms for more than half, helping me make a speedy recovery. It might not cure the illness or stop the symptoms right away, but it definitely made a huge difference in the overall time and duration of the illness.
My recommendation? Get your IV infusion as soon as you feel the sniffles!”

Check the video documenting her trip to the Osteopathic Center and the procedures in detail. For more info on all the kind of IVs visit:

Things you need to know before getting stem cell therapy

The proper use of stem cells is proving to be a very efficient healing therapy. When you choose stem cell therapy or any other type of regenerative injections to treat your musculoskeletal injury, it is wise to consider the quality and type of injection to be administered, the doctor’s medical training, and the technique used.

Because stem cells have been so successful, some people have gotten into the business of providing them who should not have. To be blunt, some clinics and providers lack the ability or even the credentials to perform such procedures. In their hands, patients not only waste money but risk the worsening of the condition.

Yet, in the hands of a competent, experienced, and trained physician, regenerative injections could be close to miraculous. So when you are looking for a physician to treat you chronic condition, consider these factors to get the most out of your treatment:

  • The quality of the injections

The most common regenerative injections are prolotheraphy, platelet rich plasma (PRP), and stem cells. Each one of these injections works to boost the body’s ability to regenerate itself.

There are different types of stem cells. Mesenchymal stem cells have been studied extensively in the musculoskeletal field and evidenced to be the most helpful. They are the treatment of choice now for athletic injuries, arthritis, and regular joint pain.

Amniotic, bone marrow, and adipose are the most common type of stem cells used, depending on your particular situation. Knowing what kind of stem cell to use and under what circumstances is paramount to a successful treatment. Make sure your physician can tell you the origin and the kind of stem cell he or she is providing.

  • The physician’s background and credentials

A Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) is often the most qualified physician to administer regenerative injections. Osteopaths understand the body as a whole entity. For example, they understand that it is important to treat the joint AND the related ligaments, tendons, and muscles to bring stability to the joint. Treatments designed by osteopaths take into consideration the intrinsic relationship of all bodily systems.

Always make sure you get treated by a licensed, board certified physician. Estheticians and chiropractors are not licensed to administer any type of regenerative injection.

  • Experience and technique

Proper technique is another factor that can make the difference between the number of injections required to heal an injury and the success of the treatment. An in-depth knowledge of anatomy and the physician’s unique skills are important factors to maximize the success of your treatment. To develop a less invasive, painless technique requires a set of unique skills learned over years through study, training, and hands-on experience. To ensure the success of your treatment, make sure your physician has enough experience and specific training in the regenerative injection field. Check for continuing education and or certifications and seminars he/she has attended.

  • Use of newest diagnostic tools and technology

One of the most important factors in determining if the injection will reach its maximum potential is the correct use of diagnostic and procedure tools. For maximum accuracy, the injection should be administered with the help of ultrasound which uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body.

Make sure your doctor can analyze the injury appropriately. Ultrasounds can help diagnose musculoskeletal injuries, as well as tissue and bone abnormalities. Because they are an excellent way to visualize fluids, they also serve as a guide for assisting with the procedure itself. Ultrasound allows the physician to watch the precise trajectory of the needle for an accurate injection.

More questions? We are happy to answer all. Schedule a consultation at the Osteopathic Center.