1403 W. Lomita Blvd, Suite 303-B
Harbor City, CA 90710
G. Stephen Knight, ND, Prolotherapy doctor in Harbor City and near the Los Angeles area.
- AANP-American Assoc of Naturopathic Physicians
- CNDA-California Naturopathic Doctors Assoc
- OncANP-Oncology Assoc of Naturopathic Physicians
- AAEM-American Academy of Environmental Medicine
- IAACN-International & American Assoc of Clinical Nutrition
Prolotherapy is derived from the word “prolo” which indicates “proliferation” or “causing proliferation” (growth). It indicates the growth or formation of new ligaments, tissues, etc. in areas that are lax or have been injured. This is accomplished through the natural production of collagen and cartilage. This newly formed collagen is integral in strengthening and restoring joints.
Prolotherapy is helpful not only when there is damage through trauma, but also when there is abnormal wear and stretching, as well as when the healing process did not progress to proper completion (as sometimes occurs when the immune system is weak or when anti-inflammatory medications were used).
Prolotherapy can be used for a great number of issues including:
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Back and Neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Unresolved whiplash injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic tendonitis
- Partially torn tendons, ligaments, and cartilage
- Degenerated or herniated discs
- And more…..
Prolotherapy is often an alternative to more invasive arthroscopic surgery. It involves the injection of non-active irritants into areas of the body that are judged to have been damaged or to be at non-optimal physiological levels. These agents cause the area to become irritated and this starts a normal physiological healing process that includes proliferation of new structures.
Dr. Knight also uses a laser for supplemental proliferation stimulation.
Dr. Knight graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1974 with a degree in Applied Biology. He then did graduate work at the University of Florida in Wildlife Ecology. He graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington with a ND (Naturopathic Doctorate) degree, and is practicing in Torrance, California. Dr. Knight is currently on the faculty and use to teach Naturopathic Medicine at an International University.
His Bachelor’s Alma Mater, Georgia Institute of Technology, is a leader in bio-integration. His Doctoral Alma Mater, Bastyr University, is an accredited four-year naturopathic medical school that leads the nation in alternative medicine research. During his time in Seattle, he also studied both Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine. Dr. Knight also pursued extra training in cancer co-therapy and environmental medicine, both special interests of his.
Doctor Knight founded the Natural Health Partners Clinic because of his belief in the power of working together in a partnership for health. He rejects the prevalent philosophy that he encountered, both here and abroad, that invests doctors with the power to dictate to, or to scare individuals. Rather he believes that the sharing of information is the key to empowering patients. Dr. Knight envisions a true partnership with not only the patient, but with other professionals. This includes both his allopathic brothers, such as cooperating oncologists, endocrinologists, etc., and other supporting health professionals, such as acupuncturists, yoga teachers, lymph massage therapists, etc.