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Using the body’s own inherent self-healing properties to regenerate tissue in the body.
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 body’s 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.
The most recent development in Regenerative Medicine is Adipose Derived Stem Cells. At Anatara, we are part of a team that is doing investigative research into the use of the Stromal Vascular Fraction, which contains Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Growth Factors and is derived from fat tissue, typically harvested from the flanks, aka love handles, or abdomen. For more information on the conditions we are currently treating and studying at the San Francisco Stem Cell Treatment Center, visit 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
70-something with Cardiovascular Disease
“Dr. Herskowitz is a brilliant healer, who as a doctor is an artist. I have known him, been his patient, for over 25 years. When I required quadruple bypass surgery in my late 40s, and all my bypass grafts clotted and occluded within six months, he invited me to change my understanding of health, and has guided me ever since. He is a man of deep integrity and wide-ranging creativity. His dedication to healing has led him to explore every possible avenue both Eastern and Western medicine, to offer and to understand the value of the ways of each. The Anatara Group will be a new standard in medicine.”