Prolozone is a technique that combines the principles of neural therapy, prolotherapy, and ozone therapy. It was first developed by Dr Frank Schallenberger and involves injecting combinations of procaine (a local anesthetic), anti-inflammatory medications, homeopathics, vitamins, minerals, and ozone/oxygen gas into degenerated or injured joints, and into areas of pain.
Prolotherapy has been used in clinical practice for more than 80 years to treat various chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Neural therapy is a treatment that uses local anesthetics injected into painful locations such as tendons, ligament scaring, ganglia, peripheral nerves, glands, trigger points, and other tissues.
Experimenting with a number of different substances, Schallenberger found that prolozone was less painful, faster acting, more effective, and therefore less expensive than neural therapy or prolotherapy.
Each component of prolozone has a specific biological purpose. Procaine acts to re-establish cellular membrane potentials. Anti-inflammatory agents decrease edema and swelling. The inclusion of vitamins and minerals provides necessary substrates for oxygen utilization that in damaged tissues are often deficient. And finally, oxygen utilization is directly stimulated by ozone.
Over the past 20 years, I have found Prolozone to be a vital treatment component of all types of neuro-musculoskeletal degenerative conditions as well painful connective tissue disorders.