Regenerative medicine—that an organ or tissue can be repaired or even regenerated—is a relatively new breakthrough in western medicine. Natural alternatives to using long-term medications, steroid injections or surgery, regenerative therapies stimulate the immune system to restore function by repairing or even regrowing tissues that were injured and impaired from any cause, including disease, trauma and aging—and especially cartilage and ligaments once thought impossible.

Restoring degraded tissues to their former condition involves a combination of several converging approaches, both ancient and newly emerging, and that are proving very effective for arthritis as well as joint, tendon and ligament injuries. Each approach injects natural remedies into an injured area; remedies that cause a mild inflammatory response which “turn on” the normal healing process.

Combined with corrective osteopathic care and an anti-inflammatory diet, a complete treatment plan coordinated by Dr. Childers can get you back to battery—or better.

acupuncture to balance health


A graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine HELMS acupuncture course, Edward Childers, DO utilizes safe and effective medical acupuncture for a broad range of clinical problems and pain management. His deep understanding of acupuncture also helps him collaboratively serve as a physician who understands the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese herbology provided by local Doctors of oriental medicine. Read more…

Platelate Rich Plasma Therapy

Packed with growth and healing factors, we inject the body’s own first response to injury right into the damaged and unhealing area: platelets collected from your own body. This now-higher concentration of platelets attracts the critical assistance of stem cells and other healing factors. And, because your own blood is used, there is no risk of reacting to something foreign. Read more…


A non-surgical injection treatment that repairs ligaments, cartilage and restores joint function with minimal recovery time. Prolotherapy candidates typically haven’t been helped by traditional anti-inflammatories including steroids. Dr. Childers injects a sugar solution into the chronically inflamed area. The sugar acts as a mild irritant and stimulates the immune system to move into the next healing stage: tissue repair and regrowth. A course of injections, over time, has been clinically shown to regrow and restore various joint tissues. Read more…


Combines principles of homeopathy and acupuncture. In use for over two decades, we inject plant-based remedies, like arnica or Echinacea, directly into an injury to assist healing. Read more…

I go to Hands on Health Care for all of my health and wellness needs.  Dr. Childers is an amazing Osteopath who keeps me put together despite numerous inflammatory health problems.  Whether it’s an adjustment, cranio sacral, medical acupuncture or bio puncture (yes I do it all), I can attest to the top quality of his medical care and his compassionate caring for his patients.  I love it that not only does he have medical training, he stays up on the latest natural therapies.  I enjoy my visits very much; I enjoy their sense of humor, their intelligent chats and spot on advice.

I also signed up to do nutritional guidance and lifestyle coaching with his brilliant wife Phyllis.  I have stably lost 10 pounds in two months.  I don’t have much to lose but metabolism got stuck and nothing was working. Finally it is coming off.  The bonus of adhering as best I can to her program is that my cholesterol is under 200 without medications!  I am ecstatic!  Phyllis has been great in helping me adjust to my new status of retired teacher.

I highly recommend Hands on Health Care for all of your health needs.  You won’t be disappointed.  Bravo!  ─Roni, age 62

These therapies can help...

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Periarthritis of the shoulder
  • Sprains
  • Postoperative pain
  • Headache
  • Dental pain
  • Temporomandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Assistance with labor, including induction
  • Correcting fetal malposition (breech presentation)
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Stroke
  • Hypotension
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Obesity / Weight control
  • Renal colic
  • Biliary colic
  • Leucopenia
  • Adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Depression
  • Acute bacillary dysentery
  • Primary dysmenorrhea
  • Acute epigastralgia
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Hay fever

After an initial evaluation Dr. Childers will decide which modality or combination of treatments is right for your condition. These powerfully-restorative approaches are made even more effective with a well-designed course of osteopathic manipulations, clinical nutrition, and other designed steps.


When I started with Hands On Health Care, I felt weak, was shaking a lot and lacked balance. I had high blood pressure, was severely overweight and my gastroenterology doctor said I had liver cirrhosis.

Dr. C recommended a program that included working with Phyllis to learn what to eat and not eat. As I met with Phyllis, I transitioned to a meat protein and vegetable diet—what a challenge to remove the gluten, dairy, sugar, and unhealthy fats! But I was feeling so bad that I decided to do it.

Phyllis showed me how simple it was to make foods like bone broth and coconut milk kefir that would help me heal. I learned that nuts were a great base for many things and almond cheese is a delicious non-dairy food.

I developed a recipe for AM green smoothies: romaine lettuce, spinach, strawberries, blueberries, cinnamon, vanilla and almond milk or kefir; blended until smooth and sometimes with Chia seeds or flax meal. Tastes great and gives me energy all morning!

Dr. Childers and Phyllis have shown me what to do to become more healthy! Their care and compassion gives me support and I’ve learned to take care of myself in natural ways. My blood pressure is now 120/80 and I’ve lost 65 pounds!! I truly appreciate what HOHC has done for me. —Jo I