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  • Robert Felch

    Reply Reply March 21, 2015

    Dr. Best,

    Subject: Ozone Therapy IV – my wife has tested positive for mold toxicity and Lyme disease. She has lost her ability to walk without aid, she also suffers from extreme fatigue. We underwent HBOT and all the normal detox – clay, etc. and she is not getting better. She was admitted to NWMC last Nov. with blood clots in the left leg and both lungs brought on by lack of activity, she then spent 4 weeks at Oro Valley Rehab and saw some improvement in mobility. We lived for 18 months in an apartment that tested positive for Stachybotris, I saw the mold and had the apt. professionally tested – positive.

    Question: Do you think Ozone Therapy is worth a try? We spent a fortune on HBOT with no positive results and we cannot afford to spend that kind of money again! I assume it would not be covered by MediCare so all expenses will be to our cost. Don’t mean to put you on the spot without your own examination of her but if it is affordable we would be willing to take a chance and follow this up with an appointment.

    thank you,

    Robert Felch

    • gbdc1@yahoo.com

      Reply Reply March 21, 2015

      Hello Robert,

      Let me begin by saying this is not really my area of expertise. It is my understanding that ozone is a stronger oxidizer than HBOT and in theory it would be more effective at handling chronic infections. All the same, different treatments will always have different results depending on many variables from one patient to another. There’s always stats and opinions from various experts, but ultimately the only way to know if a given treatment is going to work in a given case is to try it. In my opinion, there’s enough information indicating that ozone therapy is significantly beneficial in many cases of at least Lyme disease (mold toxicity is more of an unknown), so if it’s something you can afford, it’s probably worth a try. Sorry I can’t give you anything more concrete than that.

      Dr. Best

  • Anthony

    Reply Reply September 12, 2015

    Dr. Best,

    I have heard that oxidative therapy is helpful for people with MS. Do you have any experience in this area? Thank you.

    Anthony

    • gbdc1@yahoo.com

      Reply Reply September 17, 2015

      Hello Anthony,

      I have heard goog things about oxidative therapy in general, but I don’t have any direct experience with it. Sorry I can’t provide more information than that.

      Good luck!

      Dr. Best

      • Anthony

        Reply Reply September 17, 2015

        Dr. Best,

        I am reading good things about ozone therapy and ms. Is this something you could help me explore?

        Anthony

        • gbdc1@yahoo.com

          Reply Reply September 18, 2015

          Sorry Anthony, that’s not my area of expertise.

          Dr. Best

  • Dan Hurwitz

    Reply Reply March 17, 2016

    Have you any connents/advice regarding the use of tilt (inversion) tables in conjunction with spinal stenosis? Any related literature you would recommend? I noticed you had not included any discussion on it among the alternative treatments in your fine book.

    • gbdc1@yahoo.com

      Reply Reply March 17, 2016

      Hello Dan,

      Inversion (or any other form of traction) is not recommended for cases of significant spinal stenosis due to bony overgrowth. This is because the traction effect can rub the spinal cord over the roughened bone surfaces and potentially cause neurological irritation or even damage. Inversion or home traction is sometimes helpful in cases where the stenosis is due to disc protrusion and other soft tissue causes, but even then it’s generally better as a prevention/maintenance treatment as it can trigger strong muscle reactions during the acute inflammatory stage of disc protrusion. In the case of using inversion for a disc related issue, it is generally found that the best results come with a downward angle of between 45 and 60 degrees rather than full inversion (which tends to trigger protective muscle guarding that reduces the effectiveness of the traction force).

      Dr. Best

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