Advanced Naturopathic Therapies

These are the services that doctors learn through advanced training in order to further help their patients. Often, advanced services augment basic naturopathic therapies to enhance the therapeutic effect.

High Dose Vitamin C Injections 

Vitamin C and other vitamins have amazing healing properties. Intravenous (IV) injection of these vitamins is appropriate for some patients.

High doses of vitamin C through injection are used to treat immune system defects and deficiencies, cancer support, heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma and other breathing difficulties, diabetes and chemical toxicities.

Vitamin injections can be done when a patient’s bowel is not working well enough to absorb the vitamins. For example, patients suffering Chron’s disease, colitis, inflammatory bowel diseases and other bowel-compromised conditions such as candida or parasites may be candidates for IV vitamin injections.

We will also use this therapy when the patient needs a much higher dose than can be taken orally. When taking certain vitamins by mouth, only so much is absorbed and distributed to the cells. Vitamin C at higher oral doses will cause diarrhea and will not be absorbed.

When we inject the vitamins, we can use extremely high doses with minimal side effects. This allows maximum therapeutic effect because the body’s absorption process is bypassed and all of the vitamins get into and supersaturate all of the cells of the body. We can add more than just vitamin C to our injections. We will often add many different vitamins and minerals all depending on the patient’s needs and the desired therapeutic effect. It is common to use up to 50 grams of vitamin C with all of the B vitamins, minerals, calcium, magnesium and others.

High dose vitamin C injections are also used for immune system problems. Whenever the body’s immune system is compromised the patient can get sick often or is susceptible to cancer. This treatment is used to boost the immune system to help treat certain cancers and immune problems. [BACK TO TOP]

Ozone Therapy 

Ozone is Oxygen3. When injected it does three main things:

1. Ozone can kill most bacteria, virus or fungus. So it is very effective against infections of all kinds and particularly the ones that are resistant to antibiotics and other treatments.

2. Ozone will re oxygenate your body. This increases your metabolism and your energy systems to improve your energy level. Oxygen also stimulates healing, as oxygen is required for healing the body.

3. Ozone stimulates detoxification. The ozone will regenerate the detoxification and elimination pathways of the liver and kidneys, getting the body to remove chemicals.

Overall, ozone stimulates healing, detoxification and kills off infections. It is often used for immune system problems and added to the Injectable vitamin C to increase the effect. [BACK TO TOP]

Chelation Therapy 

Chelation is the removal of heavy toxic metals from the body. The body has no natural method for removing heavy metals. They are called heavy metals because of their physical weight on the periodic table of elements and because the body can’t remove them naturally.

Because the body has no natural removal method of heavy metals, they can build up. When they build up in organs, diseases will occur. Mercury is infamous for building up in thyroid and kidney and adrenal tissue causing low energy and weight problems.

With chelation we introduce a natural substance that goes into the body, grabs a hold of the metal and pulls it out through the kidney. There are different types of chelating agents used for different metals. Each one of these metal chelators is administered differently, some are capsules taken orally and some are injected. We choose the right chelating agent for the metals.

We test the patient to see what type of metals they have and in what volume before chelation therapy begins. Chelation can take an extended period of time, perhaps 2 to 3 years, to remove all the metals. Chelation cannot be rushed or it will damage the body by pulling out multiple metals too fast. Vitamins are taken before, during and after chelation to help the process and protect the body. [BACK TO TOP]

Advanced Natural Pain Relief Injection Therapy 

We provide natural relief from pain using an advanced therapy involving the injection of a local anesthetic, B vitamins, and natural herbal substances into a trigger point or pain area of the body. This therapy is used to treat pain syndromes including headaches, migraines, menstrual pain, and any musculoskeletal pain that is due to injury and scar tissue.

It often happens that the pain is caused by a disruption of the energy flow to the area. The injected ingredients reset the nerve and circulation flow to the area.  This calms and relaxes the area to restore the body’s natural immune flow.

Apart from the short-term relief from the injection, the increased circulation to the area causes long-term healing of the area by allowing the body’s immune system to penetrate the area, stimulating ongoing tissue repair and reduction of pain.


Advanced Natural Joint Regeneration Injection Therapy 

We offer two different types of advanced natural therapies for joint, injury and tissue regeneration. These therapies are used for sprains and strains, arthritis, degenerative joints and areas of difficult healing or areas of pain that do not respond to oral medications or that have not improved over time.

It often happens that someone who has had an injury, such as a back injury, finds that the pain lingers and becomes a chronic problem. The injury just doesn’t seem to heal. The issue could be as simple as muscle tightness or as complicated as degenerated discs in the spine. We find the source of the problem and improve healing in the injured area.

We also focus on treating large joints including knee, hip, shoulder and back issues. We have treated all types of joint problems such as degenerated joints involved in osteoarthritis. We’ve worked with patients who are on the waiting list for joint replacement surgery or patients who are not candidates for surgery due to health or age limitations. We treat tendon and ligament problems and all manner of joint injuries.

  • Prolotherapy is the most basic of joint and tendon therapies. It is the injection of a local anesthetic and various B vitamins. It is normally used for mild sprains and strains and injuries that haven’t fully healed and are causing continuous pain and mobility issues. We use this for lower back, knees and hips and other joints and tissues that are inflamed and causing mild to moderate pain and other problems.
  • Prolotherapy With Ozone (Prolozone) is a similar injection to prolotherapy but with Ozone added. The ozone is Oxygen3, which stimulates a much greater healing and anti-inflammatory response. It is used for mild to moderate injuries of tissues, tendons and ligaments and joint degeneration. This therapy would be suitable for a patient who is not a candidate for surgery, but who is in pain, which is limiting their quality of life. 


Natural Hormone Therapy 

Natural hormone therapy is the use of natural substances that, on a molecular level, are similar to human hormones. It is used to correct hormonal imbalances caused by illness, age, disease or toxins.

You can think of “hormone therapy” as an umbrella term that includes both synthetic and natural formats. But the synthetic forms are not the same as the natural forms.

The Hormone Therapy that we do at Green Apple Health Care is completely natural.

People will ask us if we use bioidentical hormones but, more specifically, many of them are looking for progesterone creams. We do not, nor can we prescribe progesterone creams because they are a synthetic hormone replacement.

Conventional hormone therapy is the use of manufactured chemical hormones, such as progesterone cream that is extracted from an herb that has been chemically altered and synthesized into the hormone treatment cream or capsule. The natural products we use are from plant sources.  We use the actual herb, not a chemically extracted and synthesized version of it.

The two types of hormone therapy, natural and synthetic, are not the same. Unfortunately, the terminology for both types is the same, so few people know that there is a difference, an important one. One is truly all-natural, the other is a natural extract that is then chemically altered.

The hormone therapies at Green Apple Health Care are truly natural, not synthetic.


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