Dr. Cruz's interest in Integrative Medicine began during his anesthesia training in the pain clinic. He saw that epidural steroid injections could be helpful but that usually relief of pain was limited and frequently did not work. A good result was pain relief for three to six months. Dr. Cruz then began to learn about Prolotherapy injections that help to strengthen and regenerate injured joints and ligaments from his brother in law Dr. Joseph Mullane MD. Around the same time, his 55 year-old brother-in-law had a complete tear of his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee and was advised by three orthopedic surgeons to have surgery. Desperate to avoid surgery, Dr. Cruz's brother-in-law, Dr. Joseph Mullane MD found a physician Prolotherapist who injected his knee six times. This took place in 2004 and since those injections, he remained pain free and able to play golf and work until 2017 [13 years later] when he asked that Dr. Cruz inject his knees with umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell tissue. He responded beautifully to these injections and continues to work full time and golf. He also treats patient's painful conditions with prolotherapy and mesenchymal stem cell cord tissue injections and has countless happy patients in Hamilton, New Jersey.
As Dr. Cruz practiced Emergency Medicine and saw patients suffering from many acute problems that could be prevented, his focus gradually shifted toward disease prevention through Integrative Medicine. He has studied numerous medical oxidative and integrative-regenerative medicine therapies.
Ozone, a molecule with three oxygen atoms, has been found to be able to kill bacteria, fungus and viruses. Mayor and Minor Auto Hemotherapy have been found to boost the immune system and help support / prevent a wide variety of problems including infections, bronchitis, asthma, allergic reactions, recurrent mouth herpes cold sores and shingles. Ozone through olive oil can also be inhaled for difficult sinus, bronchitis and allergy cases and can also be administered via the ears with proper equipment for recurrent ear infections.
Another interest of Dr. Cruz's is the use of Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UBI) along with Ozone. Both treatments enhance the biochemical and physiological defenses of the body. Both Ozone and ultraviolet radiation have been used to purify water and treat sewage and can also purify the blood of contaminants in the form of germs. This therapy is useful in many conditions, including infections, rheumatoid arthritis and circulatory issues.
Dr. Cruz also specializes in Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Male and female menopausal symptoms ("MENopause" for hormone imbalance in men) can really make a patient miserable. Fortunately, these symptoms can generally be effectively and safely treated with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), which can help dramatically to restore health and function.
Dr. Cruz looks forward to the honor of acting as your health coach and physician, while you play quarterback in the game of life.