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In This Issue
Prolotherapy- An Altenative to Surgery
Virtue of the month
Breast Cancer Awareness
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October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month 
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Nearly 40% of all breast cancer occurrences in United States can be prevented by simple life style choices: healthy diet, regular exercise, alcohol avoidance, extended nursing, self exam and regular screening. *

Early detection is the key to breast cancer survival. Research has shown mammography when combined with thermography can detect over 90% of all breast cancers.

During the month of October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Holistique will be publishing an extensive eNews covering Breast cancer and will offer a special discount for breast thermography. Please stay tuned for details in our next eNews.

* There are significant number of cases that are caused by faulty genes and are unavoidable.  
Virtue of the Month:
"Joy gives us wings! In times of joy our strength is more vital, our intellect keener, and our under-standing less clouded. We seem better able to cope with the world and to find our sphere of influence."

Practice Joyfulness by:
* Looking internally for happiness.
* Enjoying whatever I am doing.
* Appreciating some gift in myself.
* Feeling an inner peace even when things are tough.
* Believing that God created me and always loves me.

Holistique Medical Center Greetings!

Welcome to another issue of Holistique E-News.

In this issue we would like to introduce you to Prolotherapy, its applications, and benefits. Also, next month is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please stay tuned for our extended newsletter on breast cancer coming soon.

Our aim is to educate and inspire you to take care of your own health. In turn, you become the source of inspiration for wellness and health for those around you.

Knowledge leads to empowerment; empowerment to transformation, and transformation to optimal wellness.

Wishing you optimal success on your road to health and healing,

Dr. Nooshin K. Darvish
An Alternative to Surgery

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Did you know you don't have to suffer with chronic knee pain?  Have you torn your ACL and don't want to go through surgery? Have you considered looking for an alternative to knee surgery?

What is Prolotherapy used for?
Prolotherapy may be your answer not only to pain relief but cure. Chronic knee pain, torn ligaments, damaged knee (from cortisone, NSAIDS, and antibiotics such as Cipro), and osteoarthritis of the knee can be effectively treated with prolotherapy.

The Injury Process
Any type of injury, whether repetitive or sudden, causes minute tears in the ligaments. Ligaments are like tight elastic bands which keep the joint stable. As you continue to walk on an injured knee, the ligaments continue to tear further resulting in more pain. The muscles then try to compensate for the partially or fully torn ligaments by tightening up. The muscle spasm causes further pain. The key to resolving the pain is to heal the ligaments in order to stabilize the joints. The muscles then relax and pain diminishes.

What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is the only treatment available currently that heals and repairs torn ligaments without surgery. Prolotherapy is a highly effective 'nutritive' injection technique used to treat joint pain and injuries. Also known as Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT), prolotherapy induces growth hormone factors to the area of injury. These growth hormone factors stimulate the body's natural healing process to repair and heal ligaments and tendons. The result is a significant reduction of pain and inflammation, and a stabilization of weak and unstable joints.

What does Prolotherapy do?
Prolotherapy does not suppress pain nor weaken ligaments. Cortisone, which leads to further degeneration, is not used ; instead, a combination of dextrose, procaine, homeopathic medicines, B-vitamins and growth factor stimulants are used to strengthen and help regenerate cartilage. Sometimes, the person's own blood platelets (which contain high amounts of growth factors) are used in the injection.  This is known as PRP (platelet rich plasma).

Hundreds of studies have been performed using prolotherapy.  A most recent study at Boston Children's Hospital found PRP prolotherapy to be  more effective than arthroscopic surgery in treating ACL tears in children. So yes, prolotherapy can be used on both adults and children safely.

How often do I need Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is usually performed once a month on a particular joint for several months for complete resolution of ligament tears, arthritis pain and  joint instability.  Your pain may significantly improve even after the first injection.

Next time, your orthopedic surgeon recommends surgery, you may want to consider prolotherapy first.

We invite you to email us with any questions and suggestions for topics for our future newsletters.
To Your Health,
Dr. Nooshin K. Darvish

Save 20% on Prolotherapy

Save 20% on Prolotherapy when 2 or more regions are treated on the same day. Call for an appointment before October 31st to receive this special discount.
Offer Expires: October 31, 2009