Dr. Shallenberger has been practicing primary care medicine since 1974. He is the Medical Director of The Nevada Center for Alternative and Anti-Aging Medicine, in Carson City, Nevada, and is considered the leading expert in Oxidative Medicine in the United States. Dr. Shallenberger became aware of ozonotherapy, the use of ozone to stimulate the body's innate healing mechanisms, in the early 80's. And in 1991, he began training physicians in America and around the world in the various applications that he found ozonotherapy to be so useful in. He has been teaching this course ever since. In 1995, Dr. Shallenberger developed a technique for pain management and joint reconstruction using a combination of ozonotherapy and homeopathic therapy which he called Prolozone(R). Now, hundreds of physicians from around the world are using this protocol to help their patients who suffer from chronic pain and degenerative joint disease. In 2010, Dr. Shallenberger was one of the original signers to The Madrid Declaration on Ozonotherapy. The Madrid Declaration was the first document to establish international scientific standards for ozonotherapy. Later in 2010, he was elected to become a board member of the International Scientific Committee on Ozone Therapy. In December of 2010, Dr. Shallenberger established the American Academy of Ozonotherapy, and now serves as its first president. Dr. Shallenberger is the author of two popular lay medical books, The Type 2 Diabetes Breakthrough and Bursting With Energy, both of which feature ozonotherapy. He has authored several scientific peer reviewed papers on ozonothreapy, and is also editor of the Real Cures Newsletter. According to Dr. Shallenberger, "My medical experience leads me to believe that every practitioner needs to be familiar with these concepts and techniques in order to give their patients the best possible chance for success. That's why I wrote this book."