Injection Therapy

IV and injection therapy involves the infusion of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids infused directly into the blood stream providing 100% absorption, IV nutrients can be a therapeutic and effective healing option for you.

Nutritional IV and vitamin injection therapy may be used in various conditions

Please call Seton Integrative Health Clinic to find out what treatments are available. You must book an initial consultation with a Naturopathic Doctor and have current blood work done and be assessed to see whether IV will be the right treatment for you, prior to receiving an IV.


Prolotherapy, also known as ligament and tendon reconstruction therapy, is a non-surgical form of regenerative medicine that treats both acute and chronic injuries, as well as difficult-to-resolve joint pain (1). It is an orthopedic procedure that re-creates the body’s natural healing processes to strengthen joints and weakened areas.

Considered one of the most advanced therapies available today for repairing damaged tissue fibers and joints, prolotherapy utilizes dextrose to increase collagen production and help people heal faster. It helps arthritis, torn ligaments, tendonitis, bulging discs, and pain in areas such as the neck, lower back, knee, or shoulder.

Prolotherapy’s unique ability to directly address the cause of the instability leads to permanent stabilization of joints and pain reduction (2). Traditional approaches for treating pain focus on reducing inflammation and suppressing pain sensations with drugs and / or cortisone injections without addressing underlying causes and therefore not offering long-term relief.


  • How Prolotherapy Works
  • Benefits of Prolotherapy
  • Prolozone
  • How Prolozone Works
  • Injection Therapies Comparison

Nutritional IV Therapy

  • Dextrose (12.5 – 20%) and procaine (1%) are injected.
  • A purposeful and mild inflammation response occurs.
  • Growth of new tendons and ligaments begins.
  • New tissue is up to 40% stronger than the original tissue.

Dextrose makes the solution more concentrated than blood, acting as a strong proliferant and procaine is an anesthetic. Other things may be added such as hyaluronic acid or Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) depending on the type of injury.

Most people require 4 – 6 injections administered every 2 – 3 weeks over the course of several months. Dr. Riddle will advise patients based on their individual situation.

Swelling, pain, and stiffness may occur, but should subside within a couple of days. It is important not to use an anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen afterwards since it will counteract the repair work and healing of damaged tissue fibers.

Injection Therapy

#1 Repairs Tendon Injuries
Increases platelet-derived growth factor expressions to stimulate repair.

#2 Treats Chronic Back & Neck Pain
Heals tiny tears, weakened tissue, and injuries to connective tissue.

#3 Treats Shoulder Injuries & Pain
Effective in the treatment of rotator cuff related injuries and pain (3).

#4 Treats Elbow & Wrist Tendonitis
Non-surgical treatment option for sport-related injuries (4).

#5 Treats Hand & Feet Injuries
Addresses injuries from repetitive use and damage.

Although prolotherapy is considered to be very safe, a lack of training to correctly perform the injections can lead to negative side effects in some cases. Make sure to visit a trained professional who has proper credentials and pertinent experience.

Dr. Riddle has been doing prolotherapy longer than almost all other health practitioners in the province and is a member of an instruction team that certifies doctors in this treatment modality.

Regenerate damaged tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons with ozone.

IV Vitamin Therapy Calgary

Prolozone is a homeopathic / oxygen-ozone injection technique that marries concepts from neural therapy, prolotherapy, and ozone therapy. It is derived from the Latin word “proli” (proliferate) which means to regenerate or rebuild, and the word ozone.

Ozone is the most highly active form of oxgyen in the universe. Prolozone uses it to proliferate, regenerate, and rebuild new ligament and cartilage tissue in areas where they have become weak. This usually causes a complete healing.

There is a 75% chance for the chronic pain sufferer to becoming permanently pain free because prolozone actually corrects the pathology of the disorder.

Prolozone Calgary

Developed by Dr. Frank Shallenberger, prolozone involves injecting combinations of procaine, homeopathics, vitamins, minerals, and ozone into areas of pain.

Tissues get the energy they need to heal. And as they heal, the circulation to the area is re-established, pain is cured, and the treatment has done it’s job.

Prolozone can prevent painful and un-neccessary surgery.

Prolozone involves the injection of a gas (as apposed to a liquid) in large volumes which expands into surrounding tissue. Therefore, it is not as critical to pinpoint each injection since the ozone is able to disperse and benefit anything nearby.

Most people require 3 – 5 injections administered every 2 – 3 weeks over the course of several months. Dr. Riddle will advise patients based on their individual needs and capacity for healing.

The majority of people report very little to no pain during treatment and over 80% of the patients feel immediate improvement. Anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen can be synergistic with this procedure and are accordingly not contra-indicated.

Conditions that Respond

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Non-Union Fractures
  • Sciatica
  • Painful Scars
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Degenerated Discs
  • TMJ & Dental Injections
  • Sports Injuries
  • Post-Op Pain
  • Neuromas
  • Heel Spurs
  • Degenerative Joints
  • Arthritic Joints

Prolotherapy works on most pain problems. The conditions above have been found to be especially responsive. For situations that involve instability as well as pain, it is suggested to combine prolozone with prolotherapy.

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