Telephone: 250-941-8777 - 1842B Comox Avenue, Comox

Pain Clinic -Acupuncture • Traditional Chinese Medicine • Prolozone Injection Therapy • Natural Medicines • Ozone Therapies

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Decades Experience Successfully Treating & Specializing In:

  • Acute, Chronic Pain, Pre-arthritic Pain
  • Osteo-Arthritic Joints, Post Op Pain
  • Rheumatic Joints, Degenerating Joints
  • Degenerated Discs, Pelvic Disorders
  • Neck, Shoulders, Back, Hips, Knee, & Ankle Pain
  • Increased Healing for Post Surgery Hip & Knee Replacements
  • Sciatica Pain, Tendonitis, Tenosynovitis
  • Herniated Disc, Spinal Stenosis
  • Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs, Neuromas
  • Sports Injuries, Strains, Whiplash
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow
  • Digestive, Respiratory & Circulation Conditions
  • Crohn’s Disease, Cholelithiais (gall stones)
  • High or Low Blood Pressure
  • Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke Recovery, Paralysis, Bell’s Palsy
  • Meniere’s Disease, Ear Infections, TMJ
  • Migraine Headaches, Vertigo
  • Allergies, Sinus Infections, Dental Infections
  • Stress, Memory, Concentration Loss
  • Reducing Menopausal & PMS Symptoms
  • Skin Conditions, Psoriasis, Shingles
  • Scar Tissue Rejuvenation
  • Facial Rejuvenation (see pdf top of page)
  • Urinary, Bladder Infections
  • Detoxification & Relaxation Techniques
  • Depression, Anxiety & Insomnia
  • Lifestyle & Diet Counselling
  • Smoking and Addiction Withdrawal
  • Qi Gong & Yoga Exercises (for healing & increased vitality)

Dr. Desmond, how do you relieve a patient’s chronic pain?

Chronic pain is a problem for many people. It is all about finding and treating the root of the pain, which is often acute pain from one area that has been not been resolved and has migrated into related areas.

Areas fail to heal because of a localized decrease in oxygen utilization. Treatments with ozone 03 (highly saturated oxygen) will reverse this and areas of chronic pain will become normal again; chronic degeneration will begin to regenerate.

How do you find the root of the chronic pain?

With chronic pain, for example, cervical neck pain, I track the nerves and ligamenture related to the pain, as well as related symptoms felt by the patient, to determine fascia buildup in the area which is akin to thin layers of scar tissue. The goal is to break down and dissolve the area of buildup to increase circulation and decrease inflammation. Acupuncture is one helpful tool with the addition of Biopuncture incorporated with Prolotherapy and Ozone therapies which gets to the root of the pain and accelerates healing. Cells become more vital when penetrated with ozone O3 (highly saturated oxygen) and this facilitates the surrounding area becoming more vital as the oxygen moves throughout the area. Decreased oxygen utilization is at the root of all chronic disease, and I believe is also the fundamental cause of chronic pain and degeneration.

What about resolving acute pain?

Acute pain from injury that has happened recently is easily treated after a few times (2 – 3 treatments) because finding the root is easier and it has not migrated to affect other areas of the body.

Dr. Desmond, how do you treat lumbar or sciatic nerve pain?

With lumbar, hip or sciatic nerve pain the goal is to decrease inflammation, decrease the related scar tissue and decrease inflammation of related areas. I treat with Tui-Na, which is Chinese version of osteopathy alignment, to assist in healing and relieve any nerve impingement. While acupuncture is one helpful tool to treat back pain, the application of Biopuncture incorporated with Prolotherapy and Ozone therapies is extremely helpful get to the pain root and healing is accelerated this way. Age and condition of the patient will relate to how fast it will heal. The condition can be further exasperated by osteo-arthritis and for this I would apply Biopuncture, Prolotherapy and Ozone therapy, as well as homeopathic and herbal medicines to the treatment plan to more deeply aide in healing.

What is your treatment plan for knee pain relief?

To relief acute knee pain from, for example, a sports injury (not related to osteo or rheumatic arthritis) the treatment is fairly simple to deal with inflammation factors related to ligament, meniscus injury, and joint. Biopuncture incorporated with Prolotherapy and Ozone injection therapy, with the assistance of acupuncture would be my treatment plan. Acute knee pain is relieved within 2 – 4 treatments.

How to deal with chronic knee pain?

To rehabilitate chronic osteo-arthritic knee tissue and tissue surrounding the knees and to halt the arthritic degeneration, Acupuncture, Biopuncture, Prolotherapy and Ozone injection therapy are my treatment protocols. Hypoxia or the inadequacy of cellular oxygen reaching the body’s tissues causes degeneration in the joint capsule and ligaments. Hence, the application of oxygen in the form of ozone for chronic knee pain. Simple Acupuncture will help, however, joints will heal faster with use of Biopuncture, Prolotherapy and oxygen via Ozone injection therapy. With chronic joint pain I would add herbal medicines to assist. Chronic knee pain will begin to be somewhat released with 3-5 appointments and further healing can take additional appointments, especially those with osteo-arthritic degeneration.

For more information on ozone therapy read pdf article on “Prolozone – Regenerating Joints and Eliminating Pain by Dr. Frank Shallenberger”.

Dr. Desmond, what is your treatment plan for frozen shoulder?

To regenerate the joint and eliminate the pain of frozen shoulder or rotator cuff injuries, especially with osteo-arthritic elements , Acupuncture, Biopuncture incorporated with Prolotherapy and Ozone injection therapy are my treatment protocols. Hypoxia or the inadequacy of cellular oxygen reaching the body’s tissues causes degeneration in the ligaments, hence the application of oxygen in the form of ozone. Simple Acupuncture will help but any joint will heal faster with use of Biopuncture, Prolotherapy and Ozone therapies. With chronic joint pain I may add herbal medicines and/or homeopathics to assist in healing.

For more information on Ozone read pdf article on “Prolozone – Regenerating Joints and Eliminating Pain by Dr. Frank Shallenberger”.

What about hip pain relief?

Treatment protocols for hip pain would be the similar to other joint pain problems. To regenerate the joint, especially with osteo-arthritic elements, it is all about finding and treating the root of the pain, which is often chronic pain from one area that has been not been resolved and has migrated into related areas. The goal is to break the area of buildup to increase circulation and decrease the inflammation and tissue, nerve, and structural damage. Acupuncture is one helpful tool with the addition of Biopuncture incorporated with Prolotherapy and Ozone therapies which really get to the root and accelerate healing.

Is Ozone helpful for other ailments?

Respiratory problems, chronic or acute are effectively treated using ozone. Inhaled ozone is bubbled through olive oil prior to inhalation via nasal tubing that is into inserted into the nostrils. The gas released after passing through the bubbler no longer contains ozone gas but contains a high percentage of ozonides which react with the lung and nasal/sinus membranes and have a strong sterilization effect on fungal and bacterial infection in the sinuses and lungs.

Ozone therapy relates to both deep water diving and space medicine/science in that the goal is to maximize oxygen absorption in adverse situations. Ozone therapy is mitigating hypoxia, the lack of uniform oxygen being delivered to various parts of the body. Hypoxia leads to the degeneration of the body & disease in the body. To read on this subject, see ‘Ozone Therapy’ under the ‘Health Services’ section of this site.

How do you treat chronic headaches?

Headaches or migraines can be a symptom of many ailments such as:

1) Hormonal imbalances to liver or gallbladder imbalances or too much toxic heat in the body. These types of headaches can be diagnosed and treating using Traditional Chinese or natural medicines and Acupuncture treatments.
2) Headaches can also be caused by unresolved pain from other areas of the body. A number are caused by lack of oxygen to musculature of the neck (or lower on the spine), that restricts the flow of oxygen to those muscles, in terms of blood supply to the brain. Degenerative spinal issues can also precipitate headaches.

In my practice, 30% – 40% of headaches are caused by imbalances in the body or a combination of imbalances in the body with unresolved pain. Approximately, 60% of headaches are caused by constriction or lack of oxygen to the musculature or degenerative spinal issues.

Since 1994 Dr. Desmond has been successfully treating patients using a variety of tools to enhance their health and well-being. These tools include Acupuncture, ElectroAcupuncture, Natural Medicines & Herbs, Traditional Chinese Medicines,  Biopuncture*, Ozone Therapies, Laser Therapy, Tui Na (osteopathic body alignment/massage), Life Style & Diet Counselling, Essential Oils, Exercises such as Qigong and Yoga.

*Note: Biopuncture Injections contain only preservation-free naturally compounded injectable micro dose Homeopathic medicine ingredients which may or may not include one or several of the following preservation-free injectable ingredients: Glucosamine Sulfate, Hydroxocobalamin (B12), Procaine and/or Dextrose.

Injection therapies are an Acupuncture system that incorporates neuroscience and European medical science into its clinical applications for pain management, orthopedic conditions, and internal medicine.

Clinic fees:

Per session (50 minutes minimum) $140 to $225 depending on treatments required.