LETTER FROM READER
I am a layman but found the journal to be very readable and understandable. I would like to see some controlled double-blind studies done. I can certainly see and appreciate the anecdotal evidence but think that the credibility of the field can only be enhanced by some rigorously controlled studies.
I enjoyed the diversity of the authors particularly the veterinarian. I found the short abstract on the various growth factors most interesting – IGF, TGF, VEGF, PDGF and bFGF. Controlled studies showing the efficacy of these growth factors would be amazing to me.
Thanks for your input. We are being diligent on making the journal readable and profitable both to the doctor and the lay public. I would like to refer you to my editorial on page 71 that addresses the issue of double-blind studies for progressive conditions. Yes, we are hopeful that future research will show what we already know, that Prolotherapy stimulates the repair of injured structures and that it is one of the best therapies out there! We too can’t wait for the growth factors!
LETTER FROM READER
Dear Dr. Hauser,
I very much enjoyed the Journal of Prolotherapy™, as it addresses doctors and patients, the kind of patient that seeks out healing options. I searched through the internet to research my treatment options, and educated myself on Prolotherapy and its benefits. The Journal of Prolotherapy™ is another resource for people making informed choices in their health care.
I can see that you almost have the perfect circle in the health care system, as noted on Page 63. It would be helpful to see more professionals listed on this page. Hopefully, the Journal of Prolotherapy™ will be able to educate more traditional physicians, who as a group I find to be resistant to integrative therapies. When speaking to my physician before coming for my first Prolotherapy treatment, I was surprised to learn that he knew of Prolotherapy. He stated that Prolotherapy “works differently” and continued to discuss the treatment he would provide. He did not discourage me from pursuing Prolotherapy, which was refreshing.
The Journal of Prolotherapy™ makes everything crystal clear. Both the benefits of Prolotherapy and the mechanism of connective tissue were explained very well. As patients, I know we are often full of worry and in a rush. However, something I have learned with my injury is that when it comes to connective tissues, muscle and bones, healing can be baby steps.
One thing injured people may not realize, but should consider, is that the money they invest in Prolotherapy Treatment is truly a “Life Investment,” and once they are better they will see the world with different eyes. The money they invest will come back to them, as they will be physically able to be active again.
“Welding” is an appropriate and helpful term, and is the term I keep in mind as I receive the Prolotherapy treatment. I am looking forward to more “welding,” moving towards a strong and healthy body!
Letter submitted from outside the U.S., requesting anonymity.
Thanks for your letter. Thank you also for reading the first issue. As you know it is our hope to get more doctors interested in Prolotherapy, but honestly a lot will happen if you and others who have received Prolotherapy spread the word! You are right, the word “weld” is a good word as it pertains to Prolotherapy strengthening an area.
LETTER FROM READER
Dear Dr. Hauser and Staff,
Congratulations on your JOP Volume #1 Issue #1. It evidently reveals a lot of time and hard work. Thank you for continuing to fight the battle to promote Prolo. Remember as time passes your army will grow with more and more painfree soldiers but the army of failed arthroscopes and needless joint replacements will diminish. The good that you sow will not go unrewarded. David beats Goliath because God is sovereign.
The article on Alek Jakich and his post Prolo X-ray in December 2007 reminded me of my first visit with you that very same month. In June 2005 an orthopedic surgeon had given me “exercises” to do for my bilateral chondromalacia patellae and said I would need surgery someday to correct the chronic pain I was in. I remember lying in bed in pain and thinking there had to be a better way. In Feb 2006 my wife and I were touring Italy and we decided to climb St Peter’s Basilica, well I climbed back down the 451 steps backwards due to my pain. I looked silly and I realized I had to find relief to my pain. Prolo provided that relief to both knees in 9 treatments from your skilled hands and capable staff. The fact that Alek’s former physician wasn’t receptive to Prolo’s success doesn’t surprise me. I am in the healthcare field as a dentist and I have come across some big egos from the dental and medical community, in the private and military sectors, who are close-minded. I say shake the dust from your sandals or syringes and move on to the next city. You will find others who support Prolo, perhaps even the next new Surgeon General will be open to Prolo like Dr. Koop was. I’m looking forward to the next JOP.
Thanks for your belief in Prolo and faith in God.
Randy Siber, DDS
Thanks for you kind words. As you know it isn’t just the doctor’s fight to get Prolotherapy accepted but you, the patients, who have utilized Prolotherapy to get yourself back to the “land of the active.” Thanks for joining the fight for Prolotherapy. We hope you will multiply yourself manifold!