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Intravenous (IV) Nutrition

Intravenous (IV) Nutrition

Building on the work of the late John Myers, MD, the author has used an intravenous vitamin-and-mineral formula for the treatment of a wide range of clinical conditions. The modified “Myers’ cocktail,” which consists of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C, has been found to be effective against acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, cardiovascular disease, and other disorders. This paper presents a rationale for the therapeutic use of intravenous nutrients, reviews the relevant published clinical research, describes the author’s clinical experiences, and discusses potential side effects and precautions. (Altern Med Rev 2002;7(5):389-403) Continue Reading

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PROLOTHERAPY and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma): CAN THEY HELP MY JOINTS?

PROLOTHERAPY and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma): CAN THEY HELP MY JOINTS?

Prolotherapy involves a series of injections primarily with dextrose, known as dextrose prolotherapy, is designed to produce inflammation in the injured tissue. When tissues are injured, inflammation is a common natural response. It stimulates substances carried in blood that produce growth factors in the injured area to promote healing. Ligaments, tendons and cartilage have very… Continue Reading

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Platelet Rich Plasma Injection

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection

Franktown Family Medicine is proud to offer platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet rich plasma is a blood plasma which has been enriched with platelets. This product contains numerous growth factors and cytokines that stimulates healing of soft tissue and bones. Continue Reading

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