First off, let me say how excited I am to take the helm at Second Opinion. Robert and I have been friends and colleagues for years. And while I am sorry to see him retire from writing, I am thrilled for the chance to bring my healing message to his readers too. Welcome everyone to the new Second Opinion!
Let’s get started with something that’s all over the news right now: Ebola. People around the world are concerned about Ebola. What people don’t realize is that there could be a cure for Ebola. In fact, there’s a cure for just about any infection you might get. This includes bacterial infections, fungal infections, and even viral infections. What’s more, this treatment also heals painful joints. And doctors have found that you can use it for virtually any disease that the body is having difficulty healing.
That treatment is ozone therapy. To put it briefly, it is one of those things that is almost too good to believe. It uses a form of pure high-powered oxygen (medical grade ozone) that stimulates the body’s innate healing responses.
I first learned about it on a trip to Heidelberg, Germany in the early 1980s. Doctors all over Germany were using it – private doctors, specialists, and even
university doctors. So I took the course, learned how it works, and how to safely use it. It changed my life and the lives of my patients – forever.
Many of my patients with heart disease, diabetes, infections, allergies, and auto-immune diseases saw amazing results. And then a wonderful series of events happened which led me to a groundbreaking discovery. This discovery was so amazing that 30 years later, it’s changing the way many doctors treat pain and musculo-skeletal injuries. It started with an arthritic knee.
I learned in Germany that one effective way to help patients with from rheumatoid arthritis was to inject their knees with ozone. Then, one day, a woman came to the clinic with a severely damaged arthritic knee. Her doctors told her that she needed a total knee replacement. But due to her heart condition, no one would operate. Other than take pain pills, which really didn’t work very well, there was nothing left for her to do but limp. I’ll never forget her. She told me that her next door neighbor had sent her to me. I had injected both of her neighbor’s knees with ozone and she was much better. So this lady wanted the same treatment. But there was a problem.
Her neighbor had knee pain from rheumatoid arthritis. This lady’s pain came from osteoarthritis. These are two completely different conditions. I explained to her that as far as I knew, ozone therapy would not help her. I learned in Germany that ozone was effective for rheumatoid conditions. But no one ever mentioned using it for degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis.
Then she asked, “Well okay. It might not work, but will it make me worse?” I said I was sure that it was safe in the doses I used and that it would certainly not make her worse.
Her response was, “So let’s try it. I won’t hold it against you if it doesn’t work.” So that’s what I did.
Two weeks later she came in to see me for her follow up appointment. She had a great big smile on her face. Her pain was 80% gone. She had stopped all of her pain medication. And she was walking much better. After that I start injecting ozone into just about any area of the body that hurt. Time after time I found out that it worked great. Later on, I discovered that adding other ingredients to the mix, such as procaine, methyl B12, folic acid, B6, and glucose, improved the results even more.
I called the procedure Prolozone® Therapy.
By the time the 1990s rolled around, I decided that ozone therapy and Prolozone Therapy were ready for prime time in America. Up until then, very few doctors even knew about ozone much less were using it. And there was a grand total of one published paper on ozone therapy in the entire U.S. Library of Medicine.
So, at my wife Judy’s urging, in 1991, I offered the first ozone training seminar in the United States. Twelve doctors attended. Ever since then, I have been training doctors at these seminars twice a year. In the past few years, the seminars have been sold out months in advance, and the number 12 has increased to 60. That’s the max I can handle at one meeting!
Then, three years ago, another ah-ha moment came. I was in Madrid presenting a paper to an international ozone symposium when they asked me to be one of the founding members of the International Scientific Committee on Ozone Therapy (ISCO3). ISCO3 was formed to formally establish the science behind ozone therapy and standards of care. This was a very significant move to advance the cause of ozone therapy. Because here’s the problem.
Ozone therapy has been used throughout the world for over 50 years. More than 3,000 papers have been written and presented on the science and clinical effects of ozone therapy. But American conventional medicine still does not recognize it. And insurance companies and Medicare won’t cover it. This means that untold numbers of Americans are needlessly suffering and dying because they can’t get this safe, natural, effective therapy from their conventional doctors. That is not acceptable.
Conventional medicine is not going to easily accept any non-pharmaceutical treatment for anything, especially when it works and will reduce the use of medications and surgery. American medicine (not American doctors) is driven by profit. And since ozone costs virtually nothing, it completely lacks any kind of profit incentive. The only way that we’ll get it accepted in the U.S. is by establishing and teaching the science and clinical effectiveness behind it. So once again, I decided to get moving.
At the suggestion of my ISCO3 colleagues, in 2010, I established the American Academy of Ozonotherapy. You can learn more about the academy at our website: www.aaot.us. It was formed for two reasons: First, to promote and educate physicians and patients about ozone and Prolozone Therapy. Second, to make ozone and Prolozone Therapy an acceptable mainstream procedure so that everyone can have easy access to it. So far we have accomplished a lot toward those goals.
We have trained and credentialed close to 170 American doctors. You can find the closest one to you by going to the academy website. But there’s even more that the academy is doing for you.
Just this past March, we had our third annual scientific congress. Each year, the schedule has grown. And each year, the topics get even more exciting. We are learning more and more about how ozone therapy can work in even the most difficult medical problems. We are also learning about more ways that we can apply ozone to help people even more.
For example, in next month’s issue of Second Opinion, you’ll learn about some of the latest research on the treatment of chronic Lyme disease with a new ozone-based protocol that came out during the most recent congress. The results for this very complex disease have been nothing short of astounding.
And then, in many of the next few issues, you’ll learn about some of the other papers from our last congress. This includes an unbelievably effective treatment for MS (multiple sclerosis), how dentists are using ozone to protect their patients against some of the hazards and complications of root canals, using ozone to save patients from liver transplants, and the latest in veterinary use of ozone for previously lethal diseases. So stay tuned because I’ve got other great cures I’ll tell you about as well. You’ll learn about fantastic treatments for heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, eye diseases, and many more. You won’t want to miss an issue!
By Dr. Frank Shallenberger MD
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