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By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
March 19, 2021
Category: Medical

Direct Intra-Venous (DIV) Ozone Therapy is used to relieve a number of symptoms that you may not be able to relieve with normal treatments. At Natural Health Center in Rome, NY, Dr. Camille Dillard is here to answer any questions that you may have about DIV Ozone Therapy and help explain what it can do for you.

What is Direct Intra-Venous Ozone Therapy?

DIV Ozone Therapy is the technique of inserting ozone into the body through the veins in your arms. Ozone is essentially oxygen with an extra oxygen molecule. Because of the extra molecule, you don’t need to fear the idea of inserting air into the veins, because ozone is vastly different.

DIV Ozone Therapy can be used to treat a plethora of symptoms caused by different factors, including:

  • Infectious disease- tick-borne diseases, bacteria, parasite infections, and hepatitis.
  • Cardiovascular disease- a lack of oxygen, also known as ischemia.
  • Joint and muscle pain- such as fibromyalgia.
  • Nervous system issues- ALS, neuropathy.
  • Auto-immune diseases- rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Endocrine disease- thyroid nodules.

It should be noted that treatment does not mean a cure or that there is a guarantee for relief of any symptoms.

During treatment, most people don’t tend to feel anything other than the insertion of the pigtail catheter, but everyone reacts differently. Some may feel a burning in the vein, tightness in the chest, or the urge to cough. However, it is very important to never cough during treatment and instead, your doctor in Rome, NY, will administer oxygen through the nose to help the symptoms pass. After treatment, you should be able to continue life as normal, as much as is tolerated.

Contact Your Doctor Today!

If you’re suffering from any of the factors mentioned earlier and would like to learn more about new ways to manage your symptoms, make sure to call Dr. Camille Dillard at Natural Health Center in Rome, NY, as soon as possible! Call today at (888) 338-WELL.

By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
December 11, 2020
Category: Medical

Dealing with severe joint pain? This unique therapy may be the solution.

Millions of Americans are having trouble working and going about their daily lives due to joint pain. This is a serious problem, impacting every facet of a person’s life. If you are experiencing chronic or severe back or joint pain, our Rome, NY, osteopath Dr. Camille Dillard offers a unique solution known as prolotherapy that may finally provide you with the relief you’re looking for.

What is proliferative injection therapy?

Also referred to as prolotherapy, proliferative injection therapy is a regenerative treatment that improves injured, painful joints or damaged tendons or ligaments. This can be a great alternative for patients who want to improve their soft tissue or joint injuries without resorting to surgery.

While just about anywhere on the body can be treated with prolotherapy, our Rome, NY, physicians most commonly treat the back, shoulders, or hips. These injections contain mild irritants that when injected into the joints or soft tissue help to stimulate the body’s natural healing process to repair the injury or damaged tissue.

How many treatments will I need?

A patient will require multiple injections in one session (usually anywhere from four to 15, depending on the size of the treatment area and the severity of the injury) and most people will benefit from having multiple sessions (the average number is four sessions) performed every three to six weeks.

Who is a good candidate for prolotherapy?

If you are dealing with persistent pain that isn’t being alleviated with rest or pain relievers, then you may be wondering if you’re a good candidate for proliferative injection therapy. Prolotherapy can be a great treatment option for those dealing with,

  • Low or mid-back pain caused by degenerative disc disease and sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Knee pain
  • Meniscal tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder injuries
  • Tennis or golfers elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle instability
  • IT band syndrome
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Other musculoskeletal or joint injuries

Many people chose to undergo proliferative injection therapy because this is a natural and minimally invasive treatment option that offers amazing results without having to resort to surgery.

If you have questions about proliferative injection therapy or if you’re dealing with joint or back pain and want to find out if this is the right treatment for you, then call Natural Health Center in Rome, NY, at (888) 338-9355 to schedule a consultation.

By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
June 05, 2020
Category: Medical
Tags: health care system  

Illness Care System


Definition: a field of endeavor whose identity, purpose, mission, goals, structure, process, outcomes, habits and culture are centered on the creation, aiding and promotion of illness, independent of the intent.


This extended definition sums up the so-called “health care system” particularly, but not solely in the US.


Bluntly stated, illness profits. Yes, people should be rightfully be remunerated for providing a much-needed service. But human beings were designed to be in health, not kept imprisoned in illness.


“For where a man’s treasure is, there will his heart be also.” Or in more modern phraseology, Follow the money”. Most of our “health care system” dollars derived from insurance premiums are spent on disease.


The closest the illness care system gets to true health care is the provision clinical preventive services (CPS); mammograms, STI (sexually transmitted infections), colonoscopies, etc. Now offering CPS is helpful as well as important, but is not truly the same as preventive care. CPS avoids health behavior modification (HBM). It is next to impossible to do HBM in a 10-minute visit. However, health begins with accurate knowledge, understanding, good application (healthy choices), development of a culture and environment for health.

By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
June 03, 2020
Category: Medical
Tags: doctor   wellness  

The English word for “doctor” comes from the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) root word “dek”, to "take, accept”, which in Latin means wellness“teacher”. (Etymology Online)

The problem is we have been psychologized from ancient times only to show up at a doctor’s office when we are sick. In ancient times, the doctor only came to the house when someone was ill when we did not have the elaborate and often inefficient massive health care system of today, which is more appropriately named “illness care system”. The family which served as the “doctor” from the beginning of civilization, and often still serves as the “doctor” did the triage and treatment at home. However, we have lost much of the knowledge of “using our food as our medicine” to promote health. But there has been a quiet revolution going on for over 40 years to restore this operating principle. Health begins not at the doctor’s office, but with the dirt (soil) you are standing on and often take for granted. Hence, health STARTS and is Maintained at home.


But are all mechanics? Are all computer specialists? Are all attorneys? Are all construction workers? The obvious answer is no. So not all are physicians. Even within the health care system, there is an array of specialists. Specialists are people with expertise within certain areas of knowledge. Doctors are here to help you take care of the most valuable piece of equipment you have, your body. Without your body, you cease to exist here in the earth and your house, family, money, gifts, talents, and all other material as well as non-material things have no impact. So, if you are not a specialist in health, then you need to cultivate a formal relationship with an expert in health and this is would be your wellness doctor.


Why do you need a doctor? The truth is the American population is sick. We know this by the epidemics of diabetes, obesity (overweight), physical inactivity, poor eating and sleep habits. All of which leads to an immunocompromised population that has had an explosion of various autoimmune disorders and left highly vulnerable to all sorts of highly contagious pathogens. Many are walking timebombs waiting to explode. Wouldn’t it be nice if we show up to the doctor’s office before we are detonated? I know my Emergency Medicine colleagues would be most grateful for the lighter workload.


So, the long and short of it, show up to the doctor when you are well. Do not wait until your body’s transmission seizes up before you seek care. You are worth far more than your vehicle, car, house, etc.


Dr. Camille Dillard and her team can guide you on the path to better nutrition and better health right here in Rome, NY. Call us today at 888-338-WELL to start on your path to wellness.

By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
April 29, 2020
Category: Medical
Tags: PRP Injections  

Dealing with chronic pain impacts just about every facet of your life. The pain can dictate whether you are able to work, meet up with prp injectionsfriends for dinner, or even enjoy a beautiful day walking in the sun. At Natural Health Center in Rome, NY, our osteopathic doctor, Dr. Camille Dillard, believes that people shouldn’t have to live with pain.

If pain has been present for months or even years, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Injections may be what you need to take control of your life again.


What are PRP Injections?

In order to understand this treatment, it’s important to understand what plasma-rich plasma (PRP) is and what it does. PRP is naturally found within the blood, and it contains special proteins that help to regenerate damaged tissues and promote healing within the body. It also promotes the development of new, healthy cells.

PRP injection therapy, is a nonsurgical way to reconstruct, repair, and regenerate ligaments, tendons, joints, and connective tissue within the body by stimulating the body’s natural healing response. There are a variety of different natural medical preparations used in this treatment, but more recently our osteopathic physician has been performing PRP Injections at her Rome, NY, practice with amazing results.

Along with stimulating the body’s natural healing response PRP Injections also reduce chronic pain and inflammation within the body. It usually requires several treatment sessions in order to achieve the desired results.


What can PRP Injections treat?

The difference between regular Prolotherapy and PRP Prolotherapy is that PRP allows us to use a patient’s own blood from which to extract the PRP. PRP Prolotherapy is ideal for patients who are dealing with a wide range of injuries and musculoskeletal damage that may be leading to chronic pain and inflammation. Some conditions that could benefit from PRP Injections include:

  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Knee instability
  • Shoulder instability
  • Achilles tendinosis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tendonitis and bursitis
  • Labral tears
  • Meniscal tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic joint pain
  • Cartilage or muscle tears
  • Whiplash injuries


When Will I Notice Results?

During your consultation, Dr. Dillard will determine the number of sessions you may need, which is based on several factors including the extent of the damage, as well as the condition or injury you are currently facing. While most people experience pain relief after just one injection, it may take up to three injections to achieve full results.


Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about PRP Injections and the other comprehensive osteopathic treatment options that could provide you with pain relief, then call Natural Health Center in Rome, NY, today at 888-338-WELL.