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.
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.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem Cells are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to replace dying cells and regenerate damaged tissue. These special cells seek out areas of injury, disease and destruction where they are capable of regenerating healthy cells and enabling a person’s natural healing processes to be accelerated. As we gain a deeper understanding of their medical function and apply this knowledge, we are realizing their enormous therapeutic potential to help the body heal itself. Stem cells have been used for a variety of medical treatments to repair and regenerate acute and chronically damaged tissues in humans and animals. The use of stem cells is not FDA approved for the treatment of any specific disease in the United States at this time and their use is therefore investigational.
Benefits of Stem Cell Research:
Many reputable international centers have been using stem cell therapy to treat various chronic degenerative conditions as diverse as severe neurologic diseases, renal failure, erectile dysfunction, degenerative orthopedic problems, and even cardiac and pulmonary diseases to name a few. Stem cells appear to be particularly effective at repairing cartilage in degenerated joints.
If you think you may be a candidate for one of our stem cell research-based deployment protocols, you may apply for a consultation or call 1 (888) 453-6825.
At this time, the cost of experimental stem cell treatment is not covered by insurance companies. We believe that our research is the highest quality. We are patient funded and we have no source of grants or pharmaceutical company funding. Although we are a “for-profit” organization, our goal is not to patent stem cell technology for corporate profit but rather to learn the medical potential of these cells and contribute to the science of regenerative medicine. We have set our fees very reasonably to lower the threshold of access to stem cell medicine.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma is derived by drawing the patient’s blood and spinning it down in a centrifuge to isolate the growth factors that stimulate stem cells. It is especially useful in the treatment of intramuscular tears and often provides healing for meniscus tears, cartilage defects, and tendons.
What is Prolozone
Prolozone injection therapy is an effective, non-surgical option for injected ligament, joint, tendon, and cartilage repair and rejuvenation, and providing pain relief in these areas. Prolozone administers a combination of collagen enriching substances, healing vitamins and minerals, anti-inflammatory medication support and ozone gas, which restores circulation and heals damaged tissues. By providing reactive oxygen, prolozone therapy can activate cartilage repair and regrowth.
Prolozone therapy can support damaged or weakened connective tissue in and around joints and is successful in addressing a range of musculoskeletal conditions including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, knee, hip, shoulder, neck pain, whiplash, degenerated or herniated discs, low back pain, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, torn tendons, TMJ syndrome, sciatica, heel spurs, neuromas, tennis elbow, rotator cuff tears, knee injuries, and soft tissue injuries. As opposed to other types of joint injections, Prolozone addresses the pathology of the disorder at hand, yielding a higher likelihood of permanently reducing pain.
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Anatara Medicine & San Francisco Stem Cell Treatment Center | 1700 California Street, Suite 520 | San Francisco, CA 94109 | P: 1 (888) 453-6825 | F: (415) 345-0059