Prolozone Therapy: Miracle Cure for Pain?

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32 thoughts on “Prolozone Therapy: Miracle Cure for Pain?”

  1. Lisa McDaniels says:

    Hi – I have chronic pain every day in my back and my neck. I’m on Tenn Care. Do you accept that Insurance? I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to afford your treatments and will have to live the rest of my life with this chronic pain. I’m only 39. I’ve have this chronic pain now in my back, sciatic pain, neck pain for 2 years. Nothing really notes for surgery, which I’m thankful for, but still puzzled as where is all my pain coming from ? Again, I’m afraid I can’t afford your help. I’m afraid you don’t take Tenn Care and I can’t get your help. Please advise – thanks and have a blessed day !

  2. Irene says:

    I wonder if hiperbaric oxigen therapy would also work for joint pain.

  3. Debra Pratscher says:

    I would love to try this “Proloze Therapy”. Recently, I had to quit work to take care of my two grandchildren ages 2 and 3 so as of right now I am looking for insurance but I am having trouble due to my back issues. I had a microdiscectomy procedure on my back due to really bad sciatica that kept me in bed. I have had 6 cordizone shots in my back, been on fentyl patches. Finally, my doctor sent me for an MRI and I need surgery on my L5-S1 vertebra. I really need you help is there anything you can do for me. Thank you Debbie

  4. JOY MILLER-BELL says:

    How do I subscribe for the newsletter?

  5. Prospero says:

    this sounds amazing, and I am interested to know if this would work for stenosis, I have it in my neck and bulging discs and am due for surgery which obviously I would love a better option could this work? and if so is there anyone in Australia and what type of cost is this treatment?

    1. Laura Earl says:

      My husband also has stonesis of the spine, lower back. He was to have surgery on the 12th of May and canceled it, hoping to try the prolozone therapy and see if it will help before undergoing surgery. We will see if it is effective for him next week.

  6. monica says:

    Where exactly is practising the Dr you interviewed?
    Which Dr are practising in Melbourne Prolotherapy?

  7. Hanif says:

    How long lasting is this therapy in bringing relief?
    Does it last? Do those suffering go off this treatment after healing, or do they have to continue the treatment for lifetime? Can, and if so what role can proteolytic enzymes, and hydrogen peroxide chelation therapy, in Prolozone Therapy?

  8. Admin says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Thank you for your post and query.
    We are sorry but we do not accept that insurance. However, if you have queries please ask via the link below using one of the support options.
    Thank you

  9. Admin says:

    Hi Debra, Hanif,Monica,Prospero,Irene and Joy

    Thank you so much for your posts and queries.

    Although they do read and monitor this blog, you would be best asking your specific questions via the link below using one of the support options. There, more personal support questions are considered with more privacy than on a public blog and other questions considered.

    Our Customer Support

    Thank you

  10. Admin says:

    Hi Prospero and Monica,

    For a listing of “Ozone Doctor” Listings
    please take a look at the link below:-

    Thank you

  11. Ruben Buchak says:

    Need more information regarding joints

  12. jivraj says:

    I am interestd in Prolozone therapy and your newsletter.

  13. Maria Dalgarno says:

    Thanks Jessie for this..

    Wonderful to hear Dr. Frank Shallenberger-
    finally I feel some hope for my knee problems.
    Like you Jesse I had cortisone shots into my knee just 2 weeks ago and yes the pain was excrutiating and I already feel pain again!!

    Where can I find a trained Prolozone therapist in Toronto and in Scotland?

    Thanks so very much for this breakthrough.


  14. brianmaryk says:

    very interesting

  15. sonia beggs says:

    Hello, Does any one do this treatment in Melbourne, Australia. THANKS Sonia

  16. Lynn O'Brien says:

    I am weary of this doctor, here’s why:

    Excerpt from the (A Naveda News Station):

    Nevada Doctor Disciplined For Malpractice…

    A Carson City doctor has admitted to malpractice for failing to diagnose colon cancer in an elderly patient who later died of the disease, state officials said.

    Dr. Frank Shallenberger entered a guilty plea before the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners last week concerning the care of his longtime patient, David Horton.

    Ed Cousineau, deputy general counsel for the medical board, said
    Shallenberger agreed to plead guilty in Horton’s case to one count of malpractice. As a result, Shallenberger was fined $5,000, ordered to take 16 hours of classes on cancer screening, issued a public reprimand and ordered to pay investigation costs of about $6,500.

    Shallenberger, licensed as a physician, is also licensed in Nevada as a homeopath, or alternative medical doctor.

    In February 2000, Horton complained to Shallenberger of rectal bleeding and abdominal pain – symptoms of colon cancer.

    But the medical board complaint said Shallenberger told Horton that he
    suffered from hemorrhoids and advised him to use suppositories and
    take baths in witch hazel.

    “At no time from the initial presentation of medical symptoms did he examine the patient, order a test or record in the medical records why those actions weren’t taken,” Cousineau said.

    Horton was later diagnosed by emergency room doctors with stage-four colon cancer and told he had six months to live.

    He returned to Shallenberger for homeopathic cancer treatments,
    records show.

    Although Horton’s son, Robert, is a biomedical scientist in the San Francisco Bay area and his daughter and daughter-in-law are medical doctors, Horton was an advocate of homeopathic medicine, his son said.

    “It is ironic, though, that my dad kept going back to (Shallenberger),” Robert Horton told the newspaper.

    “If my dad would have gone to a real doctor, he would still be alive,” he said.

    “They would have caught it before it spread.”

    Horton, 76, died in October 2003.

    It’s the second time in 12 years Shallenberger has been disciplined by the medical board.

    In March 1995, Shallenberger surrendered his California medical license after four patients claimed he was incompetent and grossly negligent in their care.

    Months later, Nevada’s medical board gave him a public reprimand for surrendering his California license, stating, “Your conduct casts great discredit upon you personally and professionally, and upon the medical profession in general.”

  17. Max Wellmann says:

    Hi Jesse, Thank you so much for this really interesting interview with Dr. Schallenberger. I don’t know whether you are aware that in the 1830’s the German physician Dr. Otto Warburg, a double Nobel Price winner, achieved spectacular results with his oxygen therapy of cancer. Like so many other enlightened medical peioneers who went off the beaten track of the medication and surgery driven agenda of orthodox western medicine, Dr. Warburg has largely been forgotten today. I believe that Dr. Schallenberger and others researching the benefit of oxugen to promote healing in the body could learn a lot from what Dr. Warburg published in his day.

    Would you know the names of doctors or clinics in Germany and Australia who practice Prolozone therapy? I am a German living in Australia, so have connections in both countries.

    Thanks again and all the best, Max

  18. Trevor Tilka says:

    Hi Jesse, I am really impressed by what Dr Frank Shallenberger is doing. My wife sounds like she would be an ideal patient as she is having trouble now in both knees, Do you know of any one doing that treatment in Australia?
    Kind regards Trevor Tilka

  19. Jesse Cannone says:

    LYNN: in reference to your post about disciplinary actions taken against Dr. Shallenberger, I encourage you and anyone else interested to read the following which is taken directly from Dr. Shallenberger himself:

    How I Evolved from Drugs and Surgery to a More Complete Healing Method … and How Doing So Landed Me in Trouble with the Medical Bureaucracy

    by Frank Shallenberger, MD

    I’ve been practicing medicine for 36 years. I started in emergency medicine, working at the first shock trauma clinic in the country. I then moved to a large urban hospital in San Francisco.

    Working in trauma care at the hospital was gratifying and fulfilling, because every day we saved lives.

    It was also very exciting. We’d get into a helicopter, land on a building, and then run down the stairs to the patient, where we’d stick tubes in him and save his life.

    I worked in emergency medicine for seven years and loved it. But then the laws in California changed, and pretty soon I wasn’t seeing many people with emergencies any more. I was seeing people who were using the ER to have their sore throats looked at.

    I figured if I’m going to treat sore throats, I may as well go into practice for myself. So I hung out my shingle and went into practice as a general practitioner.

    I started seeing patients with all kinds of chronic conditions … like arthritis, diabetes … hypertension … and fatigue.

    And that’s when I started becoming disillusioned with conventional medicine.

    You see, despite receiving the best care modern medicine had to offer, my patients weren’t getting well. Sometimes, they’d even get sick from the drugs I gave them!

    So I started talking to some of my colleagues at the hospital. I’d say “Hey, I’ve got this patient with arthritis and this patient with high blood pressure and I’m giving them the meds but they’re not getting better.” My colleagues would say “You’re doing a good job. You’re doing the right things.” And I’d think, “How can I be doing the right things if nobody’s getting well?”

    It was then that I started learning about so-called alternative therapies.

    I started reading about vitamins and nutrition (something we learned almost nothing about in medical school). And I started digging through arcane articles in obscure scientific journals.

    When I started putting this new knowledge into practice, many of my patients got better. Not just temporarily, but for good!

    So I dug deeper, looking for even more healing methods. I looked into acupuncture … chelation … oxidative therapies. I even looked at “far-out” therapies like magnets and homeopathy.

    Back then, alternative medicine was in its infancy. There weren’t a lot of studies done on alternative cures, the way there are today.

    This lack of studies created a dilemma. On one hand, I wanted my patients to have access to all the latest cutting-edge cures. On the other hand, I didn’t want to try untested treatments on my patients, using the patients as guinea pigs.

    What to do? I decided that it would be OK to try a new treatment on a patient … if the treatment passed the following three tests:

    1. The treatment had to be totally safe

    2. The treatment had to be inexpensive

    3. There had to be some evidence that the treatment worked (even if it was only anecdotal evidence)

    If a treatment met those 3 requirements, I had no problem trying it out on patients. And my patients were happy to try it, too.

    So I started experimenting, and the results exceeded my wildest dreams. My patients got better in droves! I started getting a reputation for curing people who weren’t being cured elsewhere. Patients started referring their friends to me. And open-minded doctors started sending their most “hopeless” cases to me. You’ve already seen what my colleagues have to say about me. Click here to read what my patents think.

    Trouble Brews

    Unfortunately, the State of California didn’t look too kindly on the types of remedies I was using. In fact, section 4211 of the “California Business and Professions Code” went so far as to define B vitamins and magnesium as “dangerous drugs!”

    Some of my colleagues started getting persecuted by the bureaucrats. One doctor had her license revoked. Another had to spend over $250,000 in legal fees to keep his license.

    My best friend spent more than that to defend himself against the medical board for using vitamin A to treat an ear infection. Neither he nor I could believe that he could be found incompetent for this “crime.” I gave him $1000 to help with expenses, but he lost his money as well as his medical license. Oh, by the way, the patient who received the vitamin A had nothing but good things to say about my friend. I knew it was only a matter of time before they would come after me, too.

    I faced several choices. Choice #1 was to keep doing what I was doing and hope the bureaucrats left me alone.

    Choice #2 was to tow the line and stop using alternative treatments, even though I knew they worked. Of course, this option was totally out of the question. The day that covering my butt becomes more important than doing what’s right is the day I quit being a doctor.

    Choice #3 was to move to a different state, where alternative doctors weren’t being hassled. I wasn’t crazy about this choice either, because I didn’t want to leave my patients. But in the end, I met and married a wonderful woman from neighboring Nevada, and we moved there.

    The Nevada move had a lot of pluses. First off, the state was less hostile toward alternative medicine, and even had a separate medical board for homeopathic doctors. Second, we would still be close enough so that patients who wanted to continue to see me could do so by driving a few hours. Third, I sold my California practice to an alternative MD with a good reputation, so I figured my patients would be in good hands.

    Little did I know that the sale of my practice would come back to haunt me … and that the California bureaucrats would come after me even after I’d left the state!

    Here’s what happened:

    First, one of my former patients ended up in the hospital after being treated by the doctor I sold my practice to. (Thank God it wasn’t serious.) Then, another patient submitted a claim to her insurance company for the alternative treatments I had given her. The insurance adjuster must have blown a gasket when he saw what I was doing, because he reported me to the California Medical Board and used some pretty strong language.

    The board started digging through my records and found countless instances where I used “unacceptable” treatments. None of these instances involved any harm to my patients. But that didn’t matter; I had broken their rules. So they moved to strip me of my license.

    Once again, I found myself facing choices. I could fight the charges, which would mean over $200,000 in legal fees and constant travel to Sacramento, where the trial would be held. Or, I could pay a small fine and voluntarily surrender my license.

    Since I was already practicing in Nevada and no longer needed a California license, I chose to surrender my license and pay the fine. I moved on, and never looked back.

    Until now.

    Recently, a political science professor at the University of Massachusetts has put up a website attacking doctors who practice alternative medicine. As part of her attack, she unearthed the old California complaints against me and put them on her website. She also re-printed a negative newspaper article about me, even though that article was false, and the paper printed my statement clearing up the facts. Both these negative documents appear on her website, but not the positive one.

    I say “her website,” but the website doesn’t really belong to her. It belongs to the University of Massachusetts. And since it’s a university website, it gets high rankings from Google and the other search engines. Which means that when you do a search for “Frank Shallenberger,” her page comes up at the top of the search results.

    There are a couple of things wrong with this. One is that since UMass is a public university, this woman is essentially using taxpayer money to advance her own personal agenda. The other thing that’s wrong is that the website is full of distortions, half-truths, and outright lies.

    To counter those lies and set the record straight, I have created this website. The links below provide the fully documented facts … verifiable by anyone who wants to look.

    I invite you to click on the links and see for yourself.


    Frank A. Shallenberger, MD

    here’s what other doctors have to say about Frank Shallenberger …

    “Frank Shallenberger is one of the most skilled and caring physicians currently practicing in these United States. Someone has been trying to defame him. Unfortunately, this is not unusual for natural medicine doctors.”
    Jonathan Wright, MD
    Author of many medical books, articles, and publications

    “Dr. Frank Shallenberger is a brilliant leader in the field of integrative medicine. He has a huge breakthrough in pain management with Prolozone therapy. His command of integrative medicine is respected widely in the integrative medicine community. Were he to be offering his services in our area, he would be the first physician we would visit for evaluation and treatment.
    Robert Jay Rowen, M.D
    Editor Second Opinion Medical Newsletter
    Terry Su, MD

    “I first met Dr. Frank Shallenberger while serving as an advisor to the board of an Asian group interested in Frank’s work. I then visited Carson City and had the privilege of learning about his work and seeing his practice first-hand. I was deeply impressed by his professionalism, his medical and scientific capabilities, and his compassionate capacity to care for his patients.”
    Judy Lim, MD
    North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    “I have been privileged to know and train under Dr. Shallenberger for the past eight years. He has pioneered and paved the way for the development of therapies that will set new standards for the practice of Medicine for generations to come.”
    Steve Kuplesky, MD
    Board Certified Emergency Medicine

    “Frank Shallenberger is a true pioneer in healthcare. I would be very comfortable sending my family and friends to Dr. Shallenberger should the need arise.”
    Len Saputo, MD
    Founder of the Health Medicine Forum

    “No one is respected more or has contributed more to alternative medicine and anti-aging than Dr. Shallenberger. He has brought the science of medicine to new heights with his pioneering work. I am honored to have him as a colleague and friend. ”
    Philip Mollica MS, DMD, NMD
    Doctor of Integrative Medicine

    “The courses I have taken from you have probably been the most influential in helping my patients attain improved health. I consider you one of the top physicians in the U.S.A.”
    Robert Barnes DO

    “Dr. Shallenberger is a leader in the medical field who is advancing the cause of safe medical alternatives for the benefit of all mankind.”
    Daniel F. Royal, DO, HMD, JD
    Medical Director, New Hope Medical Center

    “One of the most critical traits of a champion is that he must be willing to go through bad, being criticized by the establishment, falling many times and getting up, to get to the good. All this takes a significant supply of two other character traits that I so admire in Dr. Shallenberger. Those traits are an enduring focus and courage.”
    David J. Krizman, M.D.

  20. Lisa Ghoemann says:

    I once read that a herbal thea made of hamamelis is a treatment for hemmorhoids. Is this true? Or is there a better alternative? thanks L.

  21. Bob rebussini says:

    I had several prolotherapy injections w/much pain and no success. How does this compare?

    Whe do I go for injection?

  22. JOE METZGER says:

    I’m 65 years old, and after a lifetime of skiing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, surfing, my knees are showing signs of it all. No ACL in right knee, mimimal minicus. When skiing, I tend to ski 5 plus hours a day, 6-7 days a week, in three month seasons. So, in April my knees are aching, to say the least.
    In 2009, after the last ski day, I had a round of prolotherapy, and ozone injections in both knees, then took off for a couple of weeks on the Oregon Coast.
    I felt this treatment helped, big time. I ride waves constantly on a kiteboard, and SUP board.
    I’m amazed this mode of therapy is so little known.
    Natural Doctor Scott Freeborn in Sun Valley, Idaho was the source of this treatment.

  23. Jesse Cannone says:

    Bob rebussini:

    Dr Shallenberger discusses the differences between “Prolotherapy” and “Prolozone” in the audio interview…

    But to recap here, one of the biggest differences is the addition of “ozone” which has a dramatic effect on stimulating healing.

  24. Jesse Cannone says:


    Thanks Joe for sharing your story and glad to hear you had great success with the treatment.

    Like most good things, it can often take many lifetimes before people will believe a truth 🙂

  25. Tim says:

    See a Acupuncturist… solve all your problems

  26. Judy Morton says:

    About a remedy for hemorrhoids to Lisa G.: Years ago a company called Standard Process had a herbal product called Collinsonia. It is used for varicose veins as well as hemorrhoids. I works by increasing venous flow. It really does work,as I had to use it myself back in the 70’s. I changed to a sprouted 7-grain bread for an easy source of fiber back then. I was a student and busy and didn’t drink much water during the day. I made serious changes to my diet. There is an old-fashioned treatment that is massage-like to the area. Some older chiropractors may be familiar with the therapy.

  27. antonia carr says:

    I live in England uk . Is there any point in sending for the information for oxygen therapy as there are no practioners here doing this Antonia Carr

  28. Antonia:

    There may be practitioners in the UK…

    have you checked the directory here yet:


  29. Sonia Irwin says:

    Does the Prolozone Therapy work for hip joints? What is the positive result ratio? Please, please reply with a response!

  30. Admin says:

    Hi Sonia,

    Thank you for your post and question. You will need to contact your local provider and ask them what their success rate is.

    Thank you

  31. Barb says:

    Several months ago a friend, who had been prescribed & was taking medication to lower her cholesterol, started experiencing side affects & returned to her dr. He then told her to take fish oil and “it would accomplish the same result”. She got angry & asked why he didn’t just tell her to take fish oil from the beginning….. his response… “I don’t make any money prescribing supplements” ……

    & This is health care? I don’t think so!!

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