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Episode 66

First aired March 7, 2018

Botox; Pros & Cons, medical uses and natural alternatives to Botox.
In this interview Dr.Vijay Murthy speaks to Dr.Karuparthy, MD, an anaesthesiologist and an integrative medicine expert based in Chicago. Dr.Karuparthy known to his patients as Dr.KV explains what Botox is, how it originated, the role of Botox in cosmetics and the use of Botox in managing medical conditions. Dr.KV discusses the Pros and Cons of Botox. While he does not recommend the use of Botox for cosmetic reasons, Dr.KV recommends Botox in reducing spasticity, rigidity and stiffness in certain conditions such as stroke. Dr. KV suggests conventional but more natural alternatives to Botox such as injecting Platelet Rich Plasma for rejuvenation. He talks about Vampire Facelift, which has become popular amongst Hollywood stars. Dr.KV concludes the interview by highlighting the need for balanced nutrition, yoga, exercise, Ayurveda detoxification and other more sustainable solutions for health and rejuvenation. 


About our Guest

Dr. Karuparthy is President and Founder of the Integrative Pain Centers of America. He has created the Pain Management Center with outcomes based unique proprietary integrative approach called TIPS® Tandem Integrative Pain Solutions registered at US Patent & Trademarks Office.  Dr. Karuparthy received his medical degree in India.  He completed an Anesthesia Residency in Anesthesiology, at Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL in 1993.  He later completed a Fellowship in Pain Management at University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas. He is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and double board Certified Interventional Pain Management with the American Board of Anesthesiology and American Board of Pain Medicine. Visit

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