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Research Studies, Articles and Links to Additional Websites

Advancements in modern medicine have allowed us to live in a very exciting day and age! We are able to utilize natural, bio-identical chemical compounds to live in hormonal balance, helping to restore and maintain our health. In addition, the science of PRP has given us the ability to ignite our body’s own ability to heal itself! It’s indications for orthopedics, sexual health, cosmetic procedures, and hair restoration are remarkable. Other advancements with state-of-the-art technology, including Acoustic Wave Therapy provide additional minimally invasive procedures to help rejuvenate our bodies as we age.

We know that feeling good and looking your best contributes to your overall physical and mental health and we want to support both!

There is a wealth of information available and we want you to be an educated consumer. Therefore, we have provided some research studies, articles and links to other websites to help you in your search for knowledge. We hope this gives you more insight into what we have discussed and hope you find the information helpful!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

Pub Med

A comprehensive review of the safety and efficacy of bioidentical hormones for the management of menopause and related health risks.

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Pub Med
The bioidentical hormone debate: are bioidentical hormones (estradiol, estriol, and progesterone) safer or more efficacious than commonly used synthetic versions in hormone replacement therapy?

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Pub Med
Hormones in Wellness and Disease Prevention: Common Practices, Current State of the Evidence, and Questions for the Future

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Pub Med
The effects of compounded bioidentical transdermal hormone therapy on hemostatic, inflammatory, immune factors; cardiovascular biomarkers; quality-of-life measures; and health outcomes in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.

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Menopause Symptoms Linked to Chronic Pain in Midlife

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Renal & Urology News
Testosterone Replacement in Men with Prostate Cancer: Is it Safe?

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Androgen and Reproductive Disorders
Do Serum Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin, Testosterone Levels Affect CVD Risk in Men?

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Thyroid

endocrineweb
Hypothyroidism: Overview, Causes, and Symptoms
Understanding the symptoms, causes, and concerns that come with a diagnosis of hypothyroidism.

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NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid) What is hypothyroidism?

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Journal of Restorative Medicine

Thyroid Hormone Transport into Cellular Tissue

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Low Testosterone

Pub Med

Diagnosis and Treatment of Testosterone Deficiency: Recommendations From the Fourth International Consultation for Sexual Medicine (ICSM 2015).

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Web MD
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Low Testosterone

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Cleveland Clinic

Low Testosterone (Male Hypogonadism)

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Pub Med
Testosterone deficiency in non-cancer opioid-treated patients.

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Pub Med
Management Strategies in Opioid Abuse and Sexual Dysfunction: A Review of Opioid-Induced Androgen Deficiency.

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Renal & Urology News
Testosterone Replacement in Men with Prostate Cancer: Is it Safe?

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Ob/Gyn Information
Postmenopausal Women With Low Libido May Benefit From Testosterone

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Sexual Health

Psychology Today
The Secret Reason Why Sex Is So Crucial in Relationships – New research on sex in relationships shows the real reason it can benefit yours.

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Pub Med
Sexual Satisfaction and the Importance of Sexual Health to Quality of Life Throughout the Life Course of US Adults

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Medical News Today
Ten health benefits of sex

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Medical News Today
Long-term sexual satisfaction: What’s the secret?

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Live Science
Why Do Guys Get Sleepy After Sex?

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Harvard Health Publishing- Harvard Medical School

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Psychology Today
What Sex Really Means to Women… When sex is part of love.

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Sexual Dysfunction

Mayo Clinic
Erectile dysfunction

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Web MD
Female Sexual Dysfunction

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International Society for Sexual Medicine
How could opioid use affect sexual health?

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The Journal of Sexual Medicine
Association Between Opioid Use and Risk of Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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American Academy of Pain Medicine
Chronic Pain, Opioid Therapy, Sexual Desire, and Satisfaction in Sexual Life: A Population-Based Survey

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PRP for Sexual Health

Charles Runels, MD Website

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Pub Med
The Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Hair Regrowth: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial:

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Allure
Here’s What You Need to Know About Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for Hair Loss

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Pub Med
Evaluating the Efficacy of Different Platelet-Rich Plasma Regimens for Management of Androgenetic Alopecia: A Single-Center, Blinded, Randomized Clinical Trial. Sept 2018

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Microneedling

Pub Med
Microneedling: A Comprehensive Review.

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Pub Med
Microneedling: A Review and Practical Guide.

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Pub Med
Microneedling in All Skin Types: A Review

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PRP for Musculoskeletal Pain and Injuries

American Association of Orthopedic Medicine
PRP Injections for Pain

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University of Washington
I Tried an Experimental Treatment for Arthritis and It’s Helping Me Run Without Knee Pain
by Kristen Domonell August 28,2017 UW Medicine

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Science Daily
First the hype, now the science: Evidence-based recommendations for PRP

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Medical News Today
What you need to know about PRP

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Pub Med
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for knee arthritis: a feasibility study in primary care (2018)

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Pub Med
Vaginal rejuvenation using energy-based devices

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Pub Med
The effects of fractional microablative CO2 laser therapy on sexual function in postmenopausal women and women with a history of breast cancer treated with endocrine therapy.

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Pub Med
Sexual Function in Women Suffering From Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause Treated With Fractionated CO2 Laser.

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Acoustic Wave Therapy

Urology Times
Shock waves may change future of ED therapy

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BJU International
Evaluation of clinical efficacy, safety and patient satisfaction rate after low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction: an Australian first open-label single-arm prospective clinical trial.

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Therapeutic Advances in Urology
Shockwave treatment of erectile dysfunction: This review intends to summarize the scientific background underlying the effect of this energy as well as recent clinical evidence of its effect in patients with vasculogenic ED.

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European Association of Urology
Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment Improves Erectile Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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Scandinavian Journal of Urology
Can low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy improve erectile dysfunction? A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study

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The World Journal of Men’s Health
Low-Intensity Shock Wave Therapy and Its Application to Erectile Dysfunction

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PubMed
Low­intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy­­a novel effective treatment for erectile dysfunction in severe ED patients who respond poorly to PDE5 inhibitor therapy.

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Korean Journal of Urology
Penile Low – Intensity Shock Wave Therapy: A Promising Novel Modality for Erectile Dysfunction

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