Prolozone Therapy for Sciatica

I am a 68 year old man who is still very active, but have had increasing sciatic pain in my right hip when I sat for too long at a time, either driving or at my computer. I’ve also had pain in my left knee from a slow-healing injury. Over a month ago as I write this, Dr. Bloem gave me one Prolozone injection in each of those two sites. The pain in my knee was reduced significantly within a day and is now gone, and I could immediately sit for MUCH longer periods of time without my hip hurting at all–a great relief since I am about to leave on a three month driving trip. Prolozone has proven to be every bit as helpful to me as it has to so many others I had read about.

D.W.M.

Emergency House Call: Bleeding from umbilical artery

It is unusual that I get called upon to do emergency surgery but several weeks ago I did. It was on a Sunday afternoon that I received an urgent call from one of my patients who reported profuse bleeding from her umbilical artery. Here is her report:

“I have a defect in my navel, belly button if you prefer, that includes an area where the umbilical artery comes very close to the surface. Twice in the last 10 years, it has ruptured and I’ve had to be taken to the hospital to have it sutured. On Sunday, it happened again. I called Dr. Bloem, who came to my home, and with very gentle hands he was able to suture the defect closed again. His expertise and willingness to help, saved me a trip by ambulance to the hospital. I really appreciate the many ways that Dr. Bloem takes care of his patients.”

Initially, I was reluctant to get involved because the patient reported that the bleeding came from deep inside her umbilicus and that in the past the surgeons in the hospital complained about how difficult it was to gain access to the site of the bleeding and to place sutures. I advised the patient to keep firm pressure on her umbilicus and to call an ambulance. However, after a little while I decided to call the patient back because I knew that a trip to the hospital would be a major ordeal for her because of her disability. I packed my medical supplies and instruments and went to the patient’s home. Upon arrival at the patient’s bedside I noticed that the gauze pads that were used to stop the bleeding were soaked in blood and that there was a pool of blood next to the bed. As soon as the gauze pads were removed I saw the blood squirting out of the umbilical artery. This made it difficult to have a clear surgical field. Fortunately, within a short time I was able to place two sutures around the umbilical artery to stop the bleeding.

I am grateful for the successful outcome of this house call. And, yes, minor surgery, including laceration repair, is part of this holistic physician’s toolbox as well.

NMT Autism Study – Significant Improvement After 6 weeks of NMT

December 2008

This is the history of a 10 year old boy with a diagnosis of autism who showed remarkable improvement over the course of six weeks of treatment with NeuroModulation Technique.

The boy was the second oldest of three children who lived with his mother and two other siblings.

He was healthy at birth and developed normally. He received all childhood immunizations and at age four the following changes manifested: drooling, tantrums, loss of the ability to repeat words, compromise of expressive and receptive communication abilities, and clumsiness and reduced coordination. There were problems with motor skills that especially affected his hands and he exhibited clumsiness when walking.

By age seven he developed obesity because of various psychotropic medications that physicians had prescribed. By the time the patient presented for NMT treatment all medications had been discontinued.

The patient’s mother reported the following improvements since the start of NMT treatment.

About three to four weeks after the start of NMT treatment the mother had a meeting with one of her son’s teachers. The teacher reported that about three weeks prior to the meeting she noticed that the boy had become more mature and that he answered questions in class properly. At that time the mother did not think that it was because of the NMT treatment, but later on she made the connection when she realized that the NMT treatment had started three to four weeks previously. The mother also stated that she had not told the teacher that her son was receiving NMT treatment. So the teacher shared her observations spontaneously.

The boy has continued to improve and to do very well in school. In the past couple of months all his spelling tests have been 100% even though they are more advanced and challenging now. He is also doing better in mathematics. He is still below grade level for his age but improving.

Overall, he makes more sense when he talks. Now he can watch a movie or read a book and talk about it clearly. Before the NMT treatment he did not make much sense when he tried to talk about a book or movie.

Before NMT treatment he was very scared of the dark but that is much better now.

Also, it used to be impossible for him to be at home without his mother because he would cry and yell, but now he is fine when his mother is not there.

When his father came to pick him up once a week for visits he used to refuse to go with him. However, since the NMT treatment he has been willing to go with his father.

His relationship with his younger sister has changed also. He used to prefer to be by himself and to not be bothered. Now he and his sister are spending more time together. They do fight from time to time, but now it is not because he wants to be left alone but instead it is because they are competing with each other.

When he first came to my office he played a lot with strips of plastic from plastic bags. He used to tie the strips together into a ball and play with it constantly. He exhibits this behavior much less now.

He used to laugh at inappropriate times and this has improved since NMT treatment.

His eating is more varied now. He is willing to try all kinds of food now.

Finally, the boy’s psychologist recently discharged him from treatment because she felt that he had met all treatment goals.

Needless to say, the boy’s mother was very pleased that the NMT treatment resulted in such an improvement in her son’s autism.

HCG Success: 50 Pounds lost in 4 Months

Ashley is a 24 year old woman who started the Dr. Simeons HCG Protocol earlier this year.  Her height is 5’9″ and her starting weight was 230 lbs. She chose to inject the HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) intramuscularly daily for six weeks at a time.

After completing six weeks at the beginning of April 2009 she had lost 31 lbs and weighed 199 lbs.

At the end of May 2009 she started another round of HCG treatment and when she followed up in the office today she had lost another 20.2 lbs in 21 days. Today her weight was 178.2 lbs. She plans to complete a full six week round and then take a break for a while.

As Ashley started to lose weight she first lost most of the abnormal fat deposits in her upper body, including her face, chest, arms, and abdomen. Her hips and thighs were not reducing much initially. However, during the last round of treatment she noticed significant reductions in her hips and thighs.

Considerations for future treatment, besides HCG, include MIC injections for general mobilization and elimination of fat and L-Carnitine injections for site specific reduction of abnormal fat deposits.

Oral HCG Success: Down 70 Pounds in 5 Months!

Jennifer is a 42 year old woman who started the Dr. Simeons HCG Protocol in January 2009. She chose to use oral HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin). During today’s follow up appointment she happily reported that as of two days ago she had lost 70 lbs. Her starting weight was 263 lbs and today she weighed 193 lbs. Her pants were a size 22. Now they are a size 14.

This has been a life changing experience for Jennifer. I also recommended that she start rhythmic estradiol replacement because the medical history suggested that there was an imbalance of estradiol and progesterone. She had a history of depression and had been prescribed Lexapro, a prescription antidepressant drug.

Since starting the HCG and hormone replacement therapy we have documented the following improvements:

  • No more fatigue.
  • Mood is great and the patient is no longer taking Lexapro.
  • No more PMS.

Jennifer has been very committed to sticking to the specific dietary protocol and she has been following up with me faithfully. 90% of the patients who are compliant with the protocol’s requirements and who let me know as soon as there is any concern experience similar results.

Hormone Replacement Success – Rhythmic Dosing versus Low-Dose Static Dosing

Lori is a 51 year old patient who first came to my office in April 2007 for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She was interested in traditional low-dose, static hormone replacement therapy so I started her on a combination of progesterone cream, estradiol/estriol (“Bi-est”) cream, testosterone cream, and Armour thyroid.

After starting this therapy she felt better, but still had a hot flash when going to bed and she also felt a little hot throughout the night.

Her sleep was better, but she still woke up once in the middle of the night.

Memory was not as much of a problem but she still had some problem with recall.

In December 2007, I recommended that she switch to using rhythmic bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, following the Wiley Protocol. She started using estradiol and progesterone at dosage levels that follow the pattern that we see in healthy young women.

Within several months after starting the Wiley Protocol she noticed the following improvements:

  • Improved hair
  • Improvement of vaginal dryness
  • Improved skin (less dry).
  • Complete resolution of hot flashes and night sweats
  • Improved sleep
  • Less irritability
  • Improved quality of hair (less thin)

I recommended increasing the dosage of estradiol.

When I saw her for a routine follow up today the patient reported the following improvements:

  • Good libido
  • Improved memory
  • Improved thickness of hair with a return of the natural waviness
  • Improved skin

As compared to using low-dose, static testosterone replacement, she felt that the rhythmic testosterone replacement caused her libido to be more natural. With the low-dose, static dosing regimen her libido was at times too aggressive and she also had more unwanted hair on her legs.

The patient had also been using the Wiley Protocol Face Creme which contains insulin, estradiol, and triiodothyronine (T3) and which helps rejuvenate the skin and fade fine lines and wrinkles. This worked very well for her. I have some patients who reported that this Creme works a lot better than some very expensive skin care products that they had purchased previously.

I now have about 200 patients that have started rhythmic, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy following the Wiley Protocol. It has been a very rewarding experience for me to see many regain their sense of well being and in many cases even regain their lives after restoring their hormones to optimal levels.