What is Amniotic Fluid?
Amniotic fluid is concentrated in proteins, cytokins and other compounds. This fluid is full of growth factors that the baby uses to accelerate growth of many different types of cells. It is very important to understand that amniotic fluid is really just water with extremely high concentrations of the same growth factors that our own bodies produce. Amniotic fluid, once refined, has NO Stem Cells in it, it contains lots of lubricating hyaluronic acid, and it is immuno neutral, which means that anyone can use it. In effect, it is a super high dose of PRP (platelet rich plasma) and it is basically what Stem Cells tell other cells to produce around an injured area that is having trouble healing.
Benefits of this Treatment
Amniotic fluid therapy is a very safe and effective treatment. There is no risk of rejection in the patient. This fluid contains the growth factors that help to stimulate tissue growth and naturally reduce inflammation. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which acts as a lubricant and promotes cartilage growth.
Find Out If You’re a Candidate
Who Is A Candidate For Amniotic Therapy?
This treatment is ideal for patients suffering with one of the following:
Soft tissue or intra-articular injuries
Tendon or ligament tears
Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Low back pain
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Pam Traum
Dr. Pam Traum has developed a focus on nutrition and homeopathic remedies as well as gentle activator and diversified adjusting techniques. She graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 1997 and has lived in Arizona ever since. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Washington in 1989 with a BA in Business administration (of all things) but was back in school for pre-med preparation quickly thereafter. Her interests include guiding her patients to live better lives and….. guiding her patients to live better lives. I know that sounds redundant but that is basically her biggest passion. Well, she does allow some time for camping with her husband and two awesome sons. Oh, she also loves to ski but doesn’t get much time for it here in the southwest. She is a great mom and does her best to balance a professional’s life with the requirements of motherhood and family.
Dr. Ed Traum
Dr. Edward Traum has spent his 20+ year career studying and practicing physical medicine with an emphasis on how force is created and distributed through soft tissue system of fascia. He has studied Fascial Manipulation ® for several years with Dr. Antono Stecco and Dr. Carla Stecco, both being recognized as world leading experts in fascial anatomy and physiology. With the expertise he has developed in this field he has been able to teach detailed courses to physicians (both medical and chiropractic), physical therapists, and athletic trainers in Asia, South America, South Africa, and here in the United States. He was also a part of the team of Fascial Manipulation teachers who trained the entire staff of athletic trainers for the Arizona Diamond Backs.
In addition to his expertise in soft tissue therapy for tension correction, he also has expertise in simple ways to reinforce these corrective therapies with balance training and ergonomic movement techniques that will aid in training the body to develop correct movement patterns for long term improvement in joint mechanics.
Dr. Vance Inouye
Dr. Vance Inouye is an Arizona-licensed board certified Naturopathic Physician serving the greater Phoenix area since 1998. He is dedicated to coordinating the best of natural integrative medicine with conventional therapies. As a holistic pain management specialist, he is committed to improving his patient’s health and decreasing pain using the latest scientific research in natural and integrative medicine. Dr. Inouye received his Doctorate at one of the nation’s top naturopathic medical schools, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Az. Dr. Inouye has completed years of extensive and advanced training in the following areas in which he specializes:
Regenerative Joint Injections
- Trigger Point
- Regenerative Medicine
- Sports Medicine
- Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
- Aesthetics including Micropen PRP facials, PRP Canalizations & Lipodissolve
- Intravenous Therapy including nutritional IV’s and Major Auto Hemotherapy
- Deep Tissue Massage (personally trained by Sensei Morinaka and Dr. Myk Hungerford)
- Anti-aging (with emphasis in health & youth optimization of energy, longevity & pain management)
Currently, Dr. Inouye offers his expertise and vast knowledge to the students of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). As an educator and attending physician at both his private practice and at the SCNM Pain Relief Center Dr. Inouye oversees students and physicians interested in a comprehensive approach to pain management.
Dr. Inouye continues to attend educational seminars each year to acquire the latest information to apply to his medical protocols.
In his spare time, you can catch Dr. Inouye on the ballroom dance floor or listening to live bands around the valley.
Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association
A4M American Academy of Anti-Aging
American Academy of Ozonotherapy
Additional Credentials and Positions
Former Adjunct Faculty for Mesa Community College.
Focus Committee Member for the Mesa Community College Holistic Health Program.
Inductee to Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities
Former Member of the Board of Advisors for the International Nutritional Microscopy Association.
Certified in Sports Massage by Dr. Myk Hungerford, PhD in Physical Therapy. (Dr. Hungerford was instrumental in the development of the field of sports massage.)
Former Adjunct Faculty for the Rainstar University.
Founder and Director of the Heaven and Earth Institute for Health and Longevity (Tenchi Shiki Ryoho).
About 3D Integrated Medical
- Manual Medicine Physician for U.S. Martial Arts Team – 2014 World Martial Arts Games – Vanvouver, British Colombia, Canada
- Fascial Manipulation consultant to Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs
- Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo Association – Manual Medicine Physician
- St. Lukes Hospital Sports Medicine Team – Manual Medicine Physician
- Fascial Manipulation Association – Vincenza, Italy
- Fascial Research Society – Fouding Member
- Arizona Assoc. of Chiropractic & American Assoc. of Chiropractic
- Emergency Medicine Technician/firefighter – Phoenix Fire Department
Justin Wise, CA, B.Comm
Justin Wise CA, B. Comm. is currently a 4th-year year naturopathic medical student at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). He graduated from University of Toronto in 2005 and worked as a Chartered Accountant before he began studies in naturopathic medicine. He has a special interest in regenerative injection therapy and therapeutic fasting, having completed an internship at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California. He recently co-authored a case study on fasting to treat irritable bowel syndrome and obesity in Naturopathic Doctor News & Review.