Alternative to Surgery Coming to Molokai
By Lisa Davis
Holistic regenerative medical procedures that cure pain in the spine and joints will soon be coming to Molokai through Sheila Mohammed, MD, PhD and Lisa Davis. The treatments rebuild cartilage, tendons and ligaments to cure the source of the pain and pain goes away naturally and permanently. Dr. Mohammed is skilled in Prolotherapy, Prolozone, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Stem Cell Treatments, Acupuncture, Anti-TNF (post-stroke, Alzheimer’s dementia) and Biophotonic treatments. We do musculoskeletal ultra-sound guided procedures. Prolotherapy is the only known curative treatment for arthritis.
Prolotherapy is performed by using dextrose to stimulate fibroblasts in the body to move to an area of inflammation and repair damaged tissues. Prolozone uses a mixture of homeopathic solutions and ozone to oxygenate joints and other tissues to take away pain and to rebuild cartilage and ligaments.
PRP is performed by withdrawing blood for the patient and processing it in a Harvest machine to extract the platelets, stem cells, and growth factors. This extract is then injected back into the joints and spine to stimulate repair of tissues. Biophotonic treatment involves the use of ultra-violet light and ozone to treat chronic fatigue, lyme disease, viral infections, fibromyalgia and others. Anti-TNF treatments improve cognition and function in stroke and dementia.
Dr. Mohammed is from the Caribbean islands and has travelled extensively and lived and trained in medicine in three continents. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the City University of New York and won two medallions for academic excellence. She graduated with honors from medical school and finished her residency training at the University of South Florida in Tampa. During residency training she obtained her Master of Science degree in Public Health (Magna Cum Laude) and later obtained her Doctorate (PhD) in Public Health (Magna Cum Laude) with a concentration in Toxicology and Risk Assessment.
She is now the Medical Director of the Industrial Medicine Institute and works as an Occupational Medicine Specialist with a focus on treating work-related pain to get injured workers back on the job. Her search for cures for pain led her to thinking outside the box and to regenerative therapies. She also does consulting work for various co-operations as an expert witness, file reviewer and an independent medical examiner.
Dr. Mohammed will be at the Molokai Acupuncture and Massage (Michi Jones Clinic above the American Savings Bank) from Dec. 22 through Jan. 4, 2014. The clinic is located at 40 Ala Malama Avenue, Suite 206 in Kaunakakai.
Please call Lisa Davis at 808-658-0787 for more information, or to schedule an appointment. You may also call the acupuncture clinic at 553-3930. Please visit our website at industrialmedicineinstitute.com.