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Orthokine therapy for Meniere’s disease

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 Orthokine therapy for Meniere’s disease

Dr. Peter Wehling Founder of The Center for Molecular Orthopedics in Dusseldorf, Germany has developed a procedure where the patient’s own blood is taken, incubated and manipulated then reintroduced into the body and acts as a “natural” anti-inflammatory. Originally this was used for treating sports people to combat chronic pain, usually in joints. The treatment is called “Orthokine” therapy.

Orthokine Therapy is a form of injection therapy, which harnesses and enhances the bodies natural defense mechanisms against inflammation to reduce pain and improve function.

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Click here to read The Need for Balance – Dealing with the Causes of Meniere’s

The Orthokine Procedure

  • Blood is taken from the patient. The procedure is carried out similarly to a blood sampling for laboratory testing and is not pain-associated
  • Blood is incubated at 37°C, which stimulates the production of IL-1Ra.
  • Using a laboratory centrifuge to separate the blood components, the protein is extracted
  • This extraction is filed in ampoules, later available in injection form
  • The protein is then injected within the painful area of the joints, using CT guidance

Typically, injections are given 1-2 times a week. Treatment for discogenic diseases requires 4 injections, while lesions of the joints of the extremities, a minimum of 6 injections are usually required. Following injections, patients are advised to avoid strenuous exercise for a period of 48 hours. Some side effects may include swelling and numbness around the injection site, which may last around 2 hours

The ear is affected by inflammation in Meniere’s disease and the procedure is said to have been developed further where it may be possible for the hearing and balance nerves damaged by Meniere’s to be healed. Dana White, the UFC President recently received this treatment in Germany is said to feel “cured”.

It can not be said to be a cure as such because it doesn’t deal with the original cause (something we have been spending a lot of time on of late) but if it can be combined with finding the original cause, be it viral, spinal and neck misalignment, exposure to chemicals or drugs, autoimmune problems, dental or Jaw misalignments or whatever, not only can we deal with the cause and fix it but there is the possibility perhaps of reversing the long standing effects and results of years of vertigo attacks and constant pressure within the inner ear that have caused hearing deterioration and balance nerve damage.

All this is a far cry from the much misinformed and common assumption among many in the medical community that Meniere’s disease is a condition or syndrome that can not be put right. Maybe there will come a day soon when doctors will stop telling patients to just take the same old diuretics and tranquilizers and telling them to “learn to live with it” or refer them for steroid injections and invasive surgery, neither of which addresses the cause; only the symptoms.

Watch Dana White talk about his Meniere’s and orthokine treatment below:

Is Orthokine therapy for Meniere’s disease for everyone?

Orthokine therapy may come at a cost of a five figure sum and although is becoming more available it is still quite rare. If you have the kind of money Dana White has then it has to be an option worth considering but for the vast majority it may be financially and practically out of reach for the time being.

As orthokine therapy is not a recognized specific treatment for Meniere’s disease it is unlikely you will be able to get this offered on national health nor be covered by insurance. You will need to find a private clinic and talk about your options.

However, ridding yourself of Meniere’s is still very possible without this therapy. Click the link to the article below to learn more.

Let us know your thoughts and any experience with Orthokine therapy in the comments box below or email Mike at: meniereshelp@gmail.com

Related articles:

Dealing with Tinnitus

Overcoming Meniere’s Disease

Can Meniere’s Disease be caused by Autoimmunity?

Further reading:

https://hmcisrael.com/operation/orthokine-treatment/

By Mike

I am the founder of Meniere's disease help and the website Menieres-Help.Com in addition to being the researcher and writer of Managing Meniere's disease and The Need for Balance.
I have a 25 year association with Meniere's, as a sufferer for 7 years and spending most of the years since supporting others with this condition and researching and writing about solutions to it. Feel free to email me at: meniereshelp@gmail.com

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20 replies on “Orthokine therapy for Meniere’s disease”

How do I contact you ,I am based out in India and would like to know how best the treatment can be given for Meniere’s.
Do let me know as I know this is a terrible disease having been through and still suffering from this most dreaded disease.My email is jaiwant23@yahoo.com

Hi,
I had meniere’s disease (in my right ear) 12 years ago, when I was 10. I did not experience any of the symptoms after that. But, the hearing loss is still there. Is there any way to reverse my hearing loss.
also, will this meniere’s affect my other normal working left ear?

I’ve had meniers for the past 4 yrs. I’ve had injection treatments in my right ear but still suffer from the symptoms. They mentioned in this artical that there is a private clinic in california that could help with what I have. I read an artical on UFC Prez Dana White that he had this treatment done in Germany and now he’s saying he is cured. I would like to know if you can help me find this clinic located in california. Thank you.

Can you please give me any contact information on the German clinic that help Dana…and potentially other clinics in the US, Canada, or UK that may offer similar services.

Many thanks!!

What is the clinic in CA for orthokine? I have been suffering from meniere’s for now 6 years. Thank you so much.

Kirk

Please email me the information on the orthokine tx I’m in New York…have been on betaserc several yrs which worked well but not working now. I’m 52 have suffered with MD x 22 years

Hi I’ve suffered from meneers disease for about seven years now. I’ve had three different ear prefussions in my left ear I’m only 34 and it’s so hard to depend on other people to try and take care of you. If you could provide any information on this clinic in California or any other information on meneers disease please send it my way

Please send me the contact Information on any of the clinics that perform Orthokine therapy. THANKS BOB LAVALLEE

Has anyone tried BioSet for menieres? My girlfriend got so bad I had to take her to the E ward, she couldn’t even get out of bed without help, you all know what I am talking about. Anyway, feeling that menieres is triggered by things like allergies and body imbalances, I took her to a woman in my area that does Dr. Ellen Cutler’s BioSet. The very first visit/treatment was astounding, she left the room 75% better, couldn’t believe my eyes. Now, understand that several treatments need to be done to address blockages, sensitivities, imbalances, etc., but it is the best thing that has worked for her. She is in it for two months, got a setback when a craniosacral therapist who was not good scrambled everything the BioSet fixed, so she had to start over again. But she continues to improve. I also want to have her see an upper cervical chiropractor since she had whiplash in an auto accident, and that could be causing some of her issues. If you have a BioSet practioner near you, check it out, I think you will be impressed.

Dave Clark

How is the treatment going? My husband has been suffering from Meniers for 2 plus years he has been seeing an upper cervical chiro which seemed to help but they cut him back from weekly to every 2 weeks and he started having vertigo again so he is now going more often. We are looking into Bioset and possibly stem cell in Germany, has anyone seen research or done the stem cell?

Ive had it for 8 years and still going.
Just had 2 week constant attack. Itd debikitating in all areas in my life. Im sure yall know what I’m talking about. Ive been to upoer cervical chiropractor, but made things worse. Prescriptions have not worked, Low sodium diet (by the way I make my own food with no salt additives and it taste like baby food.. literally). Allergist told me to stay away from mucus building foods. I’m going to get fired from my job. Please help! Suffering for 8 years. Any stem cell research info in us? Or other ways y’all got relief from this? Thank You!

Hi.Im 47 years old .Ihave cronary by pass in 5 months ago.after surgery I had vertigo &tennitus…
My doctor say I have meniere.I had 2 injection of dexamethasone In my right ear.but I have vertigi &imbalance.I live in Iran.please help me .

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