Injectable Therapies

Injection Therapy

GMA uses a wide variety of injectable treatments, including nutrients, antibiotic or other antimicrobials, and anti-inflammatory and other treatments specific for your care. We also offer training in home injections for those who are unable to come into the office for their injections.

About Injection Training for Home Care
Acupuncture with Jay Callender, LAc

Acupuncture is one of several modalities of Chinese medicine, in which hair-thin needles are inserted at various points of the body to restore energetic balance. Jay explains that his philosophy is that “less is more.” While some acupuncturists might choose to use many needles on a new patient, Jay prefers to get to know his patient and understand the true root of the problem – meaning that fewer needles will be required to produce the same effect.

The skilled placement of needles stimulates the flow of the vital energy, or Qi (Chi), along the body’s acupuncture meridians. By strategically positioning acupuncture needles at any of the hundreds of key points along the body’s meridians, TCM doctors assist in relieving blockages to stimulate a more balanced flow of Qi. Successful acupuncture treatments allow our innate healing mechanisms to flourish and promote optimal health in body, mind and spirit.

More about Acupuncture with Jay Callender, LAc
Biodynamic Apitherapy/Bee Venom Therapy (BVT)

Therapy is administered through working with the venom via the stinger of the honeybee through a 5 Element Japanese technique of micro-tapping and meridian balancing. Bee venom is becoming more and more of a well-known support for people with chronic dis-ease due to the anti-inflammatory properties of the bee venom, as well as the melittin and amino-acid properties that have been found to break through the biofilm of the Lyme spirochete and support the system in over-all rejuvenation, support, and calming/healing of the nervous system.

About BVT
Botulinum Toxin A Cosmetic (Botox®)

Botulinum Toxin Type A produced by Allergan or Botox® is a medication that is used to treat dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. Botulinum Toxin A can also be used on the lower face to treat the muscles that cause tiny lines around the mouth, the “sad lines” at the corners of the mouth, as well as the aging appearance of the neck. Botulinum Toxin A Cosmetic works by relaxing the facial muscles, creating a smoother more refreshed appearance.

About Botox
Low Dose Immunotherapy

LDI is a form of immune desensitization that works by restoring the tolerance for toxins or other foreign substances that induce an immune response in the body (antigens). This can be done for literally thousands of antigens at once to help your immune system better tolerate certain therapies.

About LDI
Mesotherapy

Involves injecting homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to the mesoderm, or middle layer of skin.  This treatment may be indicated when there are muscle spasms or chronic pain.  It is also indicated for weight loss, cellulite and anti-aging benefit.

Neural Therapy

A method of diagnosing and treating illness and pain caused by disturbances of the body’s electrophysiology. These electrical disturbances are manifestations of cell membrane instability, and typically trigger abnormal autonomic nervous system responses. Neural therapy is a specialized injection technique that aids in the treatment of chronic pain, neuropathy and illness, as well wrinkle and scar reduction. It was developed in Germany, and is commonly used there for such treatment. In America, injection techniques such as epidural, regional and trigger point injections are typically used in acute conditions.

About Neural Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is plasma, the fluid portion of blood,  with concentrated platelets, the blood cells that cause clotting. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. Injecting this into injured ligaments and tendons stimulates healing.

About PRP
Prolotherapy

Ligaments, while highly sensitive, have less blood flow than other tissues. Thus, they tend to heal less completely than other tissues. Prolotherapy is a method for strengthening lax, injured, or painful ligaments by injecting them with a solution that stimulates the immune system to grow a stronger, thicker, more organized, and less inflamed ligament. This stabilizes the joint and relieves the nearby muscles from contracting into a painful spasm which happens if it tried to stabilize the joint.

Prolozone

Prolozone is an injected treatment that restores circulation and provides the ingredients needed for damaged tissue to heal. The injection is a combination of procaine to lower pain levels, homeopathic dose steroid hormones for calming an overactive immune system, specific nutrients to target tissue healing, homeopathic anti-inflammatory compounds, and oxygen/ozone so that the cells can actively participate in regeneration.

About Prolozone
What Patients Are Saying About
Prolozone

I got into a bad car accident about 15 years ago and that’s where I believe my knee pain originated. My regular doctor told me I would probably have to get my knee cap replaced. I was referred by my friend to go to Gordon Medical to try prolozone (something my regular doctor had never even heard of!) After they gave me just one shot, my knee pain was completely gone! It was unbelievable. After I had such success with my knee, I decided to try prolozone for my shoulder pain. I have definitely noticed a difference with that as well. I would absolutely recommend this treatment to anyone suffering from any joint pain, or just pain in general. I’m even trying to convince my friend who has really bad arthritis to come into Gordon Medical and give it (Prolozone) a try. It worked so well for me I bet it would do wonders for her too!

K.T.
Trigger Point Therapy

Based on Dr. Janet Travell’s pioneering work with myofascial trigger points, trigger point therapy describes hard, taut, tender bands of tissue that caused much of her patients’ chronic pain. While tender to the touch, these areas also caused “referral pain” at other sites in the body distant from the trigger point. These patterns are consistent from person to person, and help locate the source of pain. The physician uses various methods to release the taut bands and restore normal blood flow and relieve the pain, including injection of lidocaine or another substance into the point of tenderness.