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News broke this week that a Texas lawmaker had allegedly traveled to Oklahoma on taxpayers’ dime to get an experimental treatment he says has cured his chronic pain, bringing a controversial medical procedure called the “Jesus Shot” into the national spotlight.
Administered for the past few years by only one doctor, John Michael Lonergan, the Jesus Shot contains two drugs and one vitamin approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Mary Schrick of Full Circle Integrative Health in Edmond, Oklahoma, which used to host Lonergan’s practice, told the Houston Chronicle. Schrick said those components are Dexamethasone, Kenalog and vitamin B12, and that they are used in combination to treat inflammation linked with chronic pain.
The National Institutes of Health defines chronic pain as any pain lasting longer than 12 weeks. It’s the No. 1 adult disability in the United States, affecting more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.
Lonergan, who works at Priceless Beauty Spa in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, has said the Jesus Shot cures chronic pain for life, the Chronicle reported. He reportedly charges $300 for the shot.
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