Suggested reading in prolotherapy / regenerative medicine

by | Sep 4, 2019 | Recommended Reading

Art Of Regenerative Injections

This is a classic and “must have” for anyone doing prolotherapy – and used by the HHPF in training. View it online at:

Regenerative Injections can lead to decreased pain and improved function in your patients. The injection technique is an art form, refined with every patient interviewed, examined and treated.

This manual is a tool to expand your examination, palpation and injection skills. It will teach you how to safely inject the target tissue with increased accuracy and decreased complication risk. It is an extension of your knowledge base, and a reference guide to sharpen your procedure skills.


Ligament and Tendon Relaxation Treated by Prolotherapy

The original work of George Hackett, “Father” of modern prolotherapy. This 344-page volume is the fifth edition of this important work featuring many updates. Diagrams of referral patterns of ligamentous structures are detailed. 

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Principles of Prolotherapy

Dr Ravin is a respected and well-known teacher of prolotherapy.

With more than 250 color photographs and 100 anatomical illustrations, Principles of Prolotherapy provides a comprehensive guide to the body’s musculoskeletal anatomy as it pertains to the practice of prolotherapy. This practical resource book is intended for professionals who treat chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Regenerative Medicine: Building a Better, Healthier Body

Our own CAOM member Dr Ted Harrison has written this easy-to-read book with clear explanations for the interested public.

Found on Amazon.

This book introduces the reader to the new field of regenerative medicine: a multidisciplinary specialty that uses the body’s own repair mechanisms to functionally heal previously irreparable tissues or organs. The author first explains the mechanisms of regenerative therapy and the use of modalities like stem cells and platelet-rich plasma. He then goes on to give descriptions of regenerative techniques already in clinical use today, such as the Vampire Facelift, snoreplasty, the O-Shot and and prolotherapy.. He devotes another section of the book to the many therapies that are still in testing, but about to break out into the mainstream.

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Temporomandibular Dysfunction Treated With Prolotherapy

Dr. Francois Louw, a physician from the Department of Family Practice at the university of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, advances the body of knowledge in the treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction in his article appearing in the May 2019 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he found that using a simple and inexpensive alternative treatment with an intraarticular injection of dextrose reduced pain and increased mobility in this hard-to-treat patient population.

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