Knee, Back, and Shoulder Pain Cured With Prolozone

by Dr. Robert Rowen, Guest Writer

Originally published in Dr. Robert Rowen's Second Opinion Newsletter, Vol. XXI, Issue 5, May 2011

Robert Rowen

Dr. Robert Rowen

Last December, I had the privilege of traveling to India again. If you've read any of my previous stories about my journeys to this impoverished nation, you know some of the medical miracles I've seen there from the innovative treatments I brought them. This trip was no different. In fact, I saw some of the most devastating pain cases resolved in minutes.

The journey first took us through Ludhiana, India, where Terri and I stayed with Dr. S. Sibia. Dr. Sibia told us why we see so many miracles in India. "We are looking for the cheapest way to get the greatest result. In America, the system is geared toward getting the most expensive treatment regardless of the outcome." He's right! And he also was right about something else: He predicted that the charitable hospital we volunteer at would soak up our ozone therapy like a sponge. The doctors, indeed, soaked it up.

So we began to treat a few patients with ozone. What began as a slow trickle of patients quickly turned into a torrent, especially after what the staff saw exceeded their expectations.

We started in the orthopedic department. Our first patient was an older man with degenerated knees. In two minutes, he got off the table nearly free of pain after an injection of medical ozone.

(This is the Prolozone therapy I've discussed in the past. My good friend and colleague, Frank Shallenberger, MD, editor of Real Cures newsletter, termed it "Prolozone" when he combined the words "prolotherapy" and "ozone.")

The second patient limped in with severe arthritis in his left hip. In minutes, he was at least 50% improved. Several more patients with knee degeneration arrived. We saw the same results – in almost all knee cases – nearly total elimination of pain.

Shocked at what he was seeing, the orthopedic doctor brought us a woman with a frozen shoulder. It froze up soon after she had a chest infection the doctor had drained with a tube through her chest. The first part of the treatment was to inject the scar on her chest with a local anesthetic (neural therapy). Her shoulder freed up about 50%. Then we put ozone into her shoulder and her motion increased yet further.

Then the eye doctor brought us a case of a degenerating (pigment layer) retina. A picture showed significant leakage of a fluorescent dye within her retina. And, she was scared of anything new. But her loss of vision scared her worse. She rolled up her sleeve for intravenous ozone therapy. Two days later, a retina specialist re-photographed her eye and showed a 40% reduction in leakage. Needless to say, she tracked us down in the hospital most of our remaining days for further treatment until her ophthalmologist himself was ready to do it.

On the third day, the doctors wheeled a young man (27) into the treatment room with a severely prolapsed disc. He could not stand upright, bent over at about 20°. His pain, radiating from his hip and down his leg, was so severe he needed assistance to rise out of the wheelchair. He could not lie flat on his abdomen. For this reason, he's one of the few patients that the treatment itself was highly painful.

I've found that injecting Prolozone into the lumbar facet and sacroiliac joints helped most of my back patients with or without disc problems.

Unlike the knee cases, he was not better immediately after the injection. The knee cases were dramatically better nearly instantly. I told the doctor that this was one case I suspected would take at least 30 minutes. We were injecting the gas distant from the disc. It would take time for it to migrate to the affected area. So they sent the patient back to the ward.

Thirty minutes later, we checked up on him. He was standing up straight! By the end of the day, not only was he getting out of bed upright without assistance, he could bend over. By morning he told us the pain was 95% relieved! He was left with very limited pain in his back.

Word of this spread rapidly around the hospital. As many people in the hospital came to see. Even some of the doctors came for treatment. They brought their parents, children, and spouses into wherever we were working, hoping to squeeze in a treatment (especially for knees). The results were just like all the others. It was wonderful!

You might wonder how and why these results could be so dramatic, so fast, and last so long. The cause of pain is inflammation. Inflammation is a self-perpetuating cycle of damage. This limits oxygen, which further induces damage and limits the body's ability to repair. So we administered a gas that's 99% oxygen and 1% ozone. The instillation of oxygen provides instant energy production in the oxygen-starved cells. Ozone stimulates powerful chemical mediators of repair, regeneration, and modulation of inflammation.

If you would like to find a Prolozone therapist, please visit You can find out more about its more widely known cousin, prolotherapy, at If your doctor has an interest in ozone and oxidative medicine training, he can contact me through my small professional website

One final note: We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Longevity Resources Company and its CEO Roger Chown. They most graciously donated the ozone machine to the hospital. Longevity also makes EWOT systems for those interested in reversing aging. You can read more about it on the Second Opinion newsletter web site.

Dr. Rowen is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of California at San Francisco. He has been board certified and recertified by the American Boards of Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. He is currently certified by the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology. He also served on the Alaska State Medical Board.

Dr. Rowen is known as "The Father of Medical Freedom" for pioneering the nation's first statutory protection for alternative medicine in 1990.

Dr. Rowen also edits Second Opinion, an alternative medicine newsletter. He focuses on big breakthroughs that really work, often years before they're covered anywhere else. To subscribe, visit the Second Opinion newsletter web site or call 800-791-3445. If you are interested in a personal phone consultation with Dr. Rowen, please call his administrative office in California at 707-578-7787 (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST, Mon-Thurs.) for a schedule and rates.

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