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USING HCG FOR PAIN

HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone more commonly known for its uses in fertility and weight loss.  It is a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy. It is now known, however, that it is also produced in the pituitary of males and females of all ages.

HCG Pain Treatment in Phoenix

Dr. Robb Bird here at Transformyou has also been successfully treating pain conditions with the HCG hormone with very positive results and little to no side effects. Other symptoms that need to be looked at besides pain also include fatigue, insomnia, depression, and decreased libido.

Some of the conditions treated with HCG can include:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Opioid-induced hormone imbalances
  • Low testosterone

Often times we find ourselves in pain and are given little to no options to help get rid of it. The good news is that there are ALWAYS options, sometimes it’s just harder discovering what those options are and how to go about getting treatment. Many of us who suffer from chronic pain or discomfort have tried numerous therapies without any positive long lasting relief. You may have asked yourself, what’s next? or what do I do now?

Call 480-839-4131 or fill out a contact us request to schedule a free consultation regarding managing your pain with HCG and the treatment options that have worked for hundreds at Transformyou.

History of HCG for Pain

The use of HCG as a diet aid was first discussed in a report by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons published in 1954.

The HCG Diet is a weight-loss approach that uses prescription-only HCG hormone in combination with a low-calorie diet. NOTE: Over the counter, HCG does not contain pharmaceutical HCG and therefore should not be used.

Dr. Bird is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management. At one of the annual meetings a few years back, one of the top pain doctors in the U.S. presented some surprising news about HCG. In a small study, HCG injections provided remarkably effective pain relief for patients with fibromyalgia and others who suffered from severe, intractable pain. Many of the patients in the study were taking morphine every day for pain.

The doctor conducting the study was Forrest Tennant, MD, from the Veract Intractable Pain Clinic in West Covina, California. Dr. Tennant began his HCG study after learning about a weight loss clinic that used HCG injections as part of its weight loss program. The clinic had observed that some of its clients who had been plagued various pain conditions were experiencing unexpected relief after receiving the HCG injections.

His study included 12 patients who had severe pain for five years or more. When the study started, all 12 patients were taking narcotics for chronic and breakthrough pain. Dr. Tennant gave the patients a challenge dose of HCG. After one week, 8 of the 12 patients reported feeling improvement in their pain symptoms. For the next year, those 8 patients continued to receive 1 to 3 HCG injections per week No other changes were made during the patients' therapy. They had fewer flare-ups of severe pain. Seven of the 8 patients were able to decrease their use of narcotic medications by 30-50%. Five of the patients said they experienced some pain-free hours. All the patients reported more energy, better concentration, and less depression. After one year of using the HCG, all eight of them said they wanted to continue using HCG because it helped so much.

Dr. Tennant has also put an additional 30-40 pain patients on HCG, and reports that 85 to 90% of them are getting positive results.

HOW DOES HCG RELIEVE PAIN?

 

Chemically, HCG is made up of two amino acid sub-units. One of the units contains amino acid sequences that are essentially identical to FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), LH (luteinizing hormone), and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). Consequently, HCG, when given, stimulates the testes, ovary, thyroid, and adrenal to produce testosterone, thyroid, estradiol, progesterone and related compounds. Opioids cause endocrinopathy (a medical term for a hormone problem) by decreasing the release of luteinizing hormone, which is the pituitary analog of HCG. In essence, the HCG given to patients counteracts the opioid's suppression of the hypothalamic tract.

Chronic pain patients who take opioids can develop multiple hormonal deficiencies that may be improved by HCG’s ability to stimulating hormone production.

The other sub-unit of HCG has some biologic activities that may help increase cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) and nitric oxide (NO). cAMP is known to be a critical element in tissue production and growth while NO has important intercellular regulatory functions. NO is known to increase blood flow. HCG receptors are found throughout the body, so this finding validates that HCG has a much greater biologic role than simply maintaining a placenta in pregnancy. Studies show that the combined effects of hormonal stimulation and enhanced tissue growth through cAMP and NO production make HCG an option for future clinical trials in pain patients.

HCG may also achieve pain reduction through neurogenesis and tissue healing.

THE PROCESS OF GETTING STARTED WITH HCG

If hormone imbalances are suspected, you will need a blood test to determine your current hormone levels. If you will most likely want to move forward with hormone replacement therapy, it might be a good idea to have the results of this test for your consultation.

If you have general questions about HCG for pain or hormone replacement therapy and are unsure if it is the right fit for you, use the consultation to decide and another appointment can be scheduled after the decision to move forward has been made to go over labs and start treatments once the blood work has been completed. Most health insurances cover blood work. If this isn’t the case for you, we can draw your blood here.

We will review the results of your blood work with you and then you can decide if HCG or another hormone treatment method will work the best based on your results.

We'll go over all the instructions and get the other necessary supplies for starting and continuing treatment from your home. We typically order your first batch as a one month supply so we can be sure the dosing is correct. We can also run a follow-up lab just to be sure your hormone levels are back within normal range and that the dosage is working for you.

We serve patients in the Phoenix AZ area including Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Ahwatukee, Peoria, Glendale, Avondale and Fountain Hills. All patients always work directly with one of our licensed physicians to ensure patient safety and confidentiality.