is the use of medical grade ozone, a highly reactive form of pure oxygen, to
create a curative response in the body.
The body has the potential to renew and regenerate itself. When it becomes sick it is because this
potential has been blocked. The reactive
properties of ozone stimulate the body to remove many of these impediments thus
allowing the body to do what it does best – heal itself.
has been and continues to be used in European clinics and hospitals for over fifty
years. Ozone was in regular medical
usage in the United States
before 1885 as reported in the Florida Medical Association. Therefore, ozone predates the 1906 Pure Food
and Drug Act and the FDA. Thus, ozone
for medical usage is grandfathered in the United States and held perfectly
legal for use without censure. With the
advent of antibiotics, ozone therapy faded from routine use in the US. In the early 80’s, USA was re-introduced and has been
increasingly used since. Recently, the
International Scientific Committee on Ozonotherapy (ICO3) was formed to help
establish standardized scientific principles for ozonotherapy. It has been found useful in various diseases:
bacteria, fungi and viruses
at lower concentrations than chlorine (1 molecule of ozone = 3,000 to
10,000 molecules of chlorine) and kills 3500 times faster than
chlorine. Also been shown to kill
- Oxidizes toxins including phenolics (poisonous compounds of
methanol and benzene), pesticides, detergents, chemical manufacturing
wastes and aromatic compounds more rapidly and effectively than chlorine
without chlorine’s harmful residues (trihalomethanes, etc.).
- Immune system
activation while reducing
- Improves cellular
oxygen utilization through increasing oxygen delivery and reducing
oxidative stress – conditions which address an underlying cause of
cardiovascular and neurologic diseases, degeneration, aging, and
cancer. As expected, systemic ozone
significantly improves athletic performance.
- It causes the
release of growth factors that stimulate regeneration of damaged joints
and degenerative discs.
Increases fibroblastic activity to help expedite repair.
- Reduce or
eliminate chronic pain in
many cases through its action on pain receptors.
- Healing effects
have been demonstrated and published for interstitial cystitis, chronic
hepatitis, inflammatory colitis, herpes, HPV, dental
infections, diabetes, kidney glomerulonephritis, retinitis
pigmentosa, macular degeneration, gangrene, toenail
fungus, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s disease, and many more.
as a single atom is deficient in electrons.
This makes the atom very unstable, and as a result single oxygen atoms
cannot exist in nature all by themselves – at least not for more than
nanoseconds. However, two oxygen atoms
can join together to share electrons, and this combination forms a very stable
molecule referred to as O2. This is the
stable form of oxygen that is found in the atmosphere.
an energetic force, such as electricity or ultra-violet light, is imposed upon
a molecule of O2, the two oxygen atoms are temporarily split apart into single
oxygen atoms. Then, in a matter of
nanoseconds these highly unstable oxygen atoms will pair up again and reform
back into O2 molecules. But a small
percentage of them will unite in a ménage-a-trio known as ozone. Thus, ozone, referred to as O3, is a molecule
that consists of three oxygen atoms all sharing the same electrons. Because there just are not enough electrons
to go around and keep three oxygen atoms completely happy, ozone is a
relatively unstable molecule. This
instability has powerful biological activity.
is medical grade ozone made? Medical ozone is made by passing pure oxygen gas through a
crystal tube through which an electrical spark is directed. The electrical energy breaks apart the oxygen
molecules as described above, and what emerges from the other side is a mixture
of pure oxygen and ozone.
can also be infused directly into veins or indirectly through AutoHemotherapy,
through ears (for sinus and upper respiratory tract conditions), insufflated
into the GI tract (for colitis, liver conditions, and throughout the body),
applied topically (as an oil), or injected into joints, trigger points, etc.
Prolozone® is a homeopathic/oxygen injection technique developed and pioneered by
Dr. Frank Shallenberger. It is excellent
for all forms of musculoskeletal and joint pain including chronic neck and back
pain, rotator cuff injuries, degenerative and arthritic knees, degenerated
discs, and shoulder and elbow pain. Prolozone
seems to actually correct the pathology of the disorder, and according to Dr.
Shallenberger there is a 75% chance for the chronic pain sufferer to becoming
permanently pain free.
Prolozone is derived from the
Latin word "proli" which means to regenerate or rebuild, and the word
ozone. As mentioned earlier, ozone is a
highly active form of oxygen that appears to powerfully promote the repair and
regeneration of damaged tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons. This usually initiates healing and a
permanent end to pain. This seemingly
provides a curative result assuming that any other contributing factors such as
infection, misaligned gait and movement, nutrient deficits, etc. are
Does Prolozone Work?
The reason that some injuries completely heal and others don't has to do
with circulation and healing voltage/energy.
In order for a damaged area of the body to regenerate and heal, it must
have vitamins, minerals, and other co-factors needed for repair, oxygen,
circulation, the healing voltage/energy, and often times the signal (the
instructions) to heal. Prolozone supplies oxygen and healing
That Can Be Treated With Prolozone: Prolozone
works on just about any pain problem:
Neck pain, whiplash, degenerated
or herniated discs, low back pain, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome,
torn tendons, TMJ syndrome, sciatica, heel spurs, neuromas, tennis elbow,
rotator cuff tears, knee injuries, bone fractures, and virtually any other
sports injury. Prolozone has also
been helpful as an adjunct therapy for interstitial cystitis, pelvic floor
dysfunction, and lymphatic congestion.
Because prolozone treatments
may also result in cartilage regeneration, it may be effective even for severe
cases of osteoarthritis of the knee. Prolozone is not just for pain relief –
it actually represents a permanent fix.
to expect from a Prolozone procedure? Providing the biochemical components for
repair with proper foods and nutrients is the first step. If that is not enough, consider prolozone to supply oxygen. Low levels of oxygen cause lactic acid
accumulation, which is often what causes pain.
Prolozone as done by Dr.
Kaslow has three separate and synergistic procedures all done at a single
15-30” visit. Only one joint or joint
area is done per visit.
Procaine (a common local
anesthetic) combined with micro-dosages of anti-inflammatory remedies (such as
Traumeel, Zeel, etc.) are injected into the injured area to temporarily stop
pain, reduce inflammation and swelling, and improve circulation. In some cases,
1 drop of an anti-inflammatory steroid is included in this initial
injection. Once this mixture is injected,
the joint is gently moved around to ensure maximum delivery. This alone may be markedly beneficial.
Next, the area is infiltrated
with a mixture of medical ozone/oxygen.
Because ozone is a charged molecule, it also provides healing electrons
(energy). The result is that the tissues
get a strong signal to heal. As they
heal, circulation is re-established and the restoration of function and
structure follows as nature intended
After the injections, a low level
laser is applied to the area for about 7-10 minutes. The laser sends the tissue information and
directions to repair and rejuvenate itself.
This is a form of Photon Directed Action.
Is Prolozone the Same as
Prolotherapy? No. Prolozone
uses oxygen to create a healing. Prolotherapy uses inflammation to stimulate
repair. Dr. Shallenberger used to use
prolotherapy. Although he found that it was often effective, it had the
following limitations. Prolotherapy is
extremely painful. Pain usually persists for days to weeks after a treatment.
Patients receiving prolozone feel
immediate improvement with very little to any pain at all during the
treatments. Prolotherapy requires many
injections, whereas prolozone only
requires a few. The response to
treatment varies from person to person, but most people only need from 3-5
treatments. In our office 3-4 treatments
is the norm but every case is unique.
Thirdly, prolotherapy usually does not regenerate cartilage in
damaged/degenerated joints whereas prolozone
has been shown on x-rays to increase cartilage (even when the x-rays show
“bone on bone”). Overall, prolozone is faster, less painful, more
restorative, and much less expensive than traditional prolotherapy.
Do I need to have a full work-up or
can I come in just for prolozone or ozonotherapy? While
ozone is a powerful and stand-alone procedure, it is not a cure-all and there
are circumstances in which it will not provide a predictably satisfactory
result. Our new consultation includes
assessments that help us determine many of the causative and contributing
co-factors that led to your condition.
Nearly everyone benefits from supportive strategies that allow, enable,
or enhance healing. Our management
approach is part of why we are successful and seemingly much more so than
What if I already have a medical doctor,
naturopath, chiropractor, acupuncturist, etc. that serves as my primary
provider. While I am certainly open to
consider specific suggestions, my experience is that preconceived ideas and
information obtained from a variety of sources (internet, friends,
para-professionals, etc.) are not always the most efficient or effective
strategy. That is not to say I discount
the instincts or wishes of my patients.
Rather, I try to avoid jumping to conclusions or just treating
symptoms. Health requires addressing the
If you have been evaluated by a professional that
Dr. Kaslow knows and you provide objective tests that provide a comprehensive
understanding of your situation, Dr. Kaslow may
consider that information adequate. If
that is the case, have a licensed doctor supply you with a prescription for
either procedure and we will honor it accordingly.
Here is what is needed for prolozone:
CT-scan, or a MRI report assessing joint(s) in question.
results that indicate or exclude relevant contributing factors such as a
C-Reactive Protein (CRP), sedimentation rate (ESR), Complete Blood Cell count
with differential (CBC), rheumatoid factor (RF), anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA),
screen for Lyme and related microbes,
any consult reports from orthopedic surgeons, etc.
Which joints are suitable for
prolozone? The knees and ankles seem to respond
best. The shoulder joint, low back,
lower cervical spine, and elbow are also responsive and the majority of
patients show significant improvement.
The wrists and bases of the thumb are often helped, but not with the
same consistency. Because the hip joints
do not reliably improve, I discourage prolozone for hip conditions. I have not yet injected the TMJ but it is
straight forward and reportedly responds well.
It is not recommended that knee joints with effusion (fluid) to receive
How many prolozone injections are
needed? For many, a single injection is
adequate. The relief of symptoms is
satisfactory and they do not need re-treatment.
Other patients request repeated injections to promote greater joint
rejuvenation. There is not a limit to
the number of prolozone injections one can receive but the most I have given
any one joint is four injections, with incremental improvement seen after each
session. It is my opinion, that if you
need more than 3-4 prolozone injections into one area and there has not been
improvement, there are other factors that should be addressed prior to
continuing. This is one of the reasons
that the full evaluation can be insightful.
How much does prolozone cost? For the
procedure itself, the cost is $150-180 per joint region even if there are
multiple injections for an area (such as the low back, ankle, shoulder,
etc.). There is an additional charge for
supplies (~$35.00). I respect your
financial resources and encourage you to go to the 'Services Offered' webpage
and clicking the link to 'common fees' near the bottom
of the page. We charge the same for all
patients regardless of insurance, cash payment, etc