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2. ^ a b Banks, Alan. "A Rationale for Prolotherapy". http://www.prolotherapy.com/articles/banks.htm. "Prolotherapy, the technology for strengthening lax ligaments, has found increased acceptance in recent years. However, despite its greater use, the mechanism of action of prolotherapy is not well understood. In the past few years a number of advances have been made in the understanding of wound repair. This author believes the increased knowledge which has been made available in the field of wound healing has application to a more complete understanding of prolotherapy. There follows a general discussion of wound healing and a hypothesis which provides a basis for understanding prolotherapy."
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www.ACOPMS.com - The American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Integrative Pain Management, affiliated with the American Osteopathic Association, is an association of licensed practitioners dedicated toward improving the practice of, and disseminating knowledge about prolotherapy.
Prolotherapy.org is a source for extensive articles, diagrams and other resources related to prolotherapy.
American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine is a non-profit organization that promotes prolotherapy.
 is a source of a dozen videos about prolotherapy for athletes and a wide variety of injuries. Dr. Albert Franche produced the videos for his patients.
"CAM Prolotherapy Project". 2006-08-06. http://www.camresearch.com. Retrieved 2006-08-06.
Brody, Jane E. (2007-08-07). "Injections to Kick-Start Tissue Repair". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/07/health/07brod.html. Retrieved 2008-07-24.