henry-america's-cupHenry Childers, IV, MD, FAAO was a professional sailor and member of the America’s Cup winning team, before completing his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes cardio-thoracic surgery and is a former cardio-thoracic surgery department chairman.

Sports injuries and a chronic degenerative shoulder condition led to my life-changing medical decision.

After years of chronic pain I had to make a decision, “Do I have my shoulder and knee replaced as multiple doctors had recommended? Is there a better way.” I began investigating non-surgical treatments.

Fortunately, I choose the non-surgical approach. This not only led to my physical recovery but also to an academic interest in “cellular medicine” an integrative approach to treatment.  This discipline employs innovative and novel techniques including Frequency Specific Microcurrent and Ortho-Mitochondrial Medicine using ozone, prolozone, platelet rich plasma and stem cells to heal and regenerate tissues, reduce inflammation, and detoxifying cells.

After experiencing the amazing result on my shoulder and knees I realized that non-surgical treatments for most skeletal-muscular conditions have come of age. They are used throughout the world, especially in Europe and play an essential part in the treatment of professional athletes. But despite ample clarification in leading scientific and medical research, these treatments are not yet mainstream in the United States.

Cellular medicine works by harnessing the body’s innate ability to grow and heal itself without all the drugs and invasive procedures that have become so prevalent in medicine today. It is effective because it works on the cellular level by stimulating gene expression, enhancing cellular metabolism, improving oxygen utilization, increases cellular detoxification including up-regulating hundreds of antioxidant’s response elements. Treatments such as Ozone Therapy can induce a rearrangement of the biochemical pathways, thereby activating second messengers in a cascade with a multiple system action.

Cellular medicine dramatically increases ATP and protein synthesis–all which improve cellular function. Treatment results in a dramatic decrease in pain and inflammation while increasing blood supply and growth factors. These cellular changes, and the resulting repair and regeneration of injured tissue leads to organ and consequently total-body wellness. Our cells and tissues function like they did when we were in our 20s.

Cellular medicine does more than treat symptoms, it restores the body’s ability to heal itself.

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HenryChilders_headshotSmallDr. Henry Childers is board certified in General Surgery, and Cardiothoracic Surgery, with advanced certificates in both FSM and ozone therapy. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Ozone Therapy and is co-investigator on the Health and Human Services Institutional Review Board Ozone efficacy research study.

Dr. Childers has a special interest in alternative therapies for the treatment of Lyme Disease and is one of the only Lyme Literate medical doctors (LLMD) in the region.

Dr. Childers received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, completed his surgery residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a senior clinical associate in surgery at Cornell University Medical College and served as chief resident in the Department of Surgery at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He has also practiced cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Division of Cadiothoracic Surgery.

As Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Southern Ohio Medical Center he oversaw the opening of the open-heart surgery department, while introducing minimally invasive procedures that reduced both pain and recovery time.