Marooned Medicine is a term introduced on this website in 2016 by Dr. Ralph Ankenman for treatments and procedures that have been demonstrated to be effective, but are virtually unknown or unavailable in the medical world.


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Introduction

Barriers preventing patients with from getting the best treatment can originate from within the medical community itself, from business interests, cultural tradition, governmental intervention, or a combination of these. In the US, we have reached a point where many, and likely even a majority, of individuals with chronic illness could experience significant improvement in their care, and in some cases be cured, if healthcare providers could utilize treatments that are marooned from use – stranded like Robinson Crusoe on an uncharted island.

 

The purpose of this website is to present currently marooned treatments, including unrecognized disorders, as well as to find patients who will benefit from these treatments, and also to demonstrate that barriers to acceptance of innovative medical methods can be lowered both safely and in keeping with scientific rigor. The material presented starts with innovations developed by Dr. Ankenman in his clinical practice, and will expand as others contribute theirs.