As a naturopathic doctor I initially expanded my pain treatments to include acupuncture, naturopathic manipulation, nutrition and supplementation. Then in 2014 I discovered Perineural Injection Therapy (at the time called Neural Prolotherapy). I had heard of this innovative injection pain therapy using just simple sugar from a close colleague. I remember sitting in the introductory PIT course at Bastyr University in Seattle and realizing the massive potential for PIT to transform people’s lives, and that this therapy would become my passion. I suddenly saw the huge impact that this little known treatment could have on pain and mobility limitations.
I now know it is my purpose to share this simple and profound treatment with people whose lives have been impacted by pain. I know there is hope for people living with long standing pain limitations. I’ve seen Perineural Injection Therapy change lives and I hope that sharing this treatment with my community will spread the word that this pain treatment is an effective valuable option for people looking for pain solutions.
Finding PIT was a paradigm shift for me. As a massage therapist I had always thought of pain coming from the muscles, so I treated the muscles. Yet, when I discovered PIT, the source of pain shifted to the nerves. I considered the possibility that chronic pain could be originating from the nerves as neuropathic pain. So to treat pain I saw the immense value in shifting focus to treating the nerves. PIT uses dextrose to change pain and to facilitate healing of the pain generating nerves, thereby restoring optimal functional movement.
After a PIT treatment people often say they feel ‘lighter, looser, freer’; I see a smile on their face; I see their movements are faster and greater. It is a wonderful thing to witness.