A peptide is a short chain of amino acids that are linked together and can be thought of as a small protein. To date, over 7,000 naturally-occurring peptides have been identified. In our bodies, these small proteins typically act as signaling molecules. They bind to receptors on the cell surface and tell other cells and molecules what to do.
Peptide therapy, or the use of specific peptides in treatment, has gained great popularity in recent years. This is due largely to the fact that these peptides are highly specific (i.e., only do what you want them to do) while also being well-tolerated and safe. As of January 2015, there were over 60 US FDA-approved peptide medications, 140 peptide drugs being evaluated in clinical trials, and 500 in pre-clinical development.
Most of these peptide drugs are administered intradermally, but can also come in the form of transdermal creams, nasal sprays, and oral tablets.
Because these peptides are so numerous and variable in structure, their effects are likewise varied and wide-ranging.
Low dose immunotherapy, (LDI), is a revolutionary treatment that has been shown to provide dramatic relief of symptoms and improvement in health for patients with a wide range of chronic illnesses, including Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and more.Low Dose Allergen
Low dose allergen treatment (LDA) is a safe and effective method of immunotherapy used for treating food and environmental allergies. Far different from other allergy treatments, LDA contains unique antigens that help restore your body’s immune tolerance to the environment outside and inside your body.Low Dose Naltrexone
Low Dose Naltrexone, also known as LDN, is becoming widely used among the medical community to treat infection and modulate the body’s immune system. LDN balances your immune system by turning off the cells that cause autoimmunity and diminishing the release of inflammatory and neurotoxic chemicals in the brain.Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Frequency
Pulsed electromagnetic frequency (PEMF) is most commonly known to be used as a reparative technique in the field of orthopedics for the treatment of non-union fractures, failed fusions, and depression. With over 40 years of clinical studies, researchers suggest that the pulsed signal in PEMF activates the body’s chemistry to heal more rapidly.Supplements
Our line of nutritional supplements is developed with our patients needs in mind and with the understanding that no one pill works for everyone. Developed by Dr. Holtorf, our proven formulas provide superior results and fit the various needs and tolerances of our patients. The unique formulas and quality ingredients within Holtraceuticals can help relieve your symptoms and restore your health.Prolozone Therapy
Prolotherapy is an inflammation-reducing injection intended to strengthen ligaments or tendons, and medical-grade ozone therapy is used to increase the amount of oxygen in your blood cells to fight infections and increase energy levels. The combination of these three treatment modalities has provided exceptional results for patients suffering from chronic pain, degenerative disease, and compromised immune systems.Peptide Therapy
Peptides play a major role in how your body responds to diet and exercise, and adequate peptide levels are imperative to your health. One of the great benefits of therapeutic peptides is that they can be customized to any cellular processes, and studies have shown they may be easier for the body to absorb because of their elemental nature.Testing
At Holtorf Medical Group all patients are encouraged to get a full blood panel and in-office testing so our providers have insight into uncovering the root cause of symptoms. Your physician will discuss the best testing protocol for you to help uncover the root cause of symptoms. Testing may include blood work or additional diagnostic tools.Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
BHRT are structurally identical to hormones that are produced by the human body, with many long-term benefits such as maintaining bone density, reduce incidences of breast and uterine cancers and lower the risk of heart disease, strokes, and dementia.IV Therapy
Our doctors use a wide range of custom IV therapies that are individually tailored to the needs of each patient. When therapies are given intravenously (IV), without the limitations of oral supplements, they are much more effective with major improvements often seen in a short period of time. IV packages are also available for Energy, Immunity, Ozone, Gut, Wellness, Neuro/Mitochondria, Detox, and Adrenals.