Ancient systems of medicine such as acupuncture and manipulative medicine have tapped into this capability to varying degrees by enhancing blood flow, nerve conduction and oxygenation to areas that need to be healed. As our understanding of the bodys own mechanisms for healing has matured, we have developed new techniques with a more robust healing potential.
In the field of Musculoskeletal Medicine, Prolotherapy, using a concentrated Dextrose (corn sugar) solution injected at the area requiring regeneration, can initiate the healing response. The first phase of healing is inflammation, where the blood flow to the area is increased bringing white blood cells to clean up the area and platelets with growth factors to stimulate stem cells to regenerate tissue.
The next evolution of Prolotherapy involved isolating the growth factors found in platelets and white blood cells in the blood and injecting them directly into the area to be healed. This is called Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelet Rich Plasma can be used to stimulate regeneration of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage, but it can also be used for a variety of aesthetic conditions like hair regrowth, facial rejuvenation, erectile dysfunction, stretch marks and scars.
For more information on the conditions we are currently treating and studying at the San Francisco Stem Cell Treatment Center, visit http://www.sfstemcellcenter.com.
All of these injections require that the needle be placed in the correct place so that the injured area is stimulated. This is why we use a state of the art, high-definition musculoskeletal ultrasound so we can see exactly where an injury is and ensure that solution is injected into that precise location. For instance, accuracy of the injection of the bursal sac, which can be inflamed in a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, was found to be improved from 14% to 97% using high-definition musculoskeletal ultrasound. There are some conditions where close is not good enough and musculoskeletal ultrasound is the only non-invasive, non-radioactive way of ensuring the correct placement of the medicine.
We tailor each package to meet your needs with the array of natural healthcare modalities we offer, and will work closely with you to help you realize your goals.
Please call 415.345.0099 or email [email protected] to set up a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation so we may determine how our program may fit your specific needs. Our staff will be delighted to answer your questions.
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