To reverse the effects of aging in your joints, you may have tried many traditional orthopedic treatments. The question is, have they worked? Integrative medicine combines the best of modern medicine and holistic methods. One method that could help your worn joints is ozone therapy. Learn about it from the experts at our alternative healing center in Mankato, MN, and Clinton, SC.
What is Ozone Therapy?
Ozone therapy uses medical-grade oxygen to reduce the effects of aging, inflammation, and tissue damage. Combined with vitamins, minerals, and a tissue irritant (typically a sugar solution), the resulting prolozone therapy–in injectable form– combats the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), and many other forms of this degenerative joint disease.
Prolozone therapy is just one small, but highly innovative, part of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine provides a host of treatments that capitalize on the body’s own healing abilities to prevent and stop chronic disease conditions. Other regenerative treatments you may have heard of are platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) and bioidentical hormone therapy.
How Does Ozone Therapy Work?
The injectable sugar solution used in prolozone therapy irritates the surrounding joint tissues, stimulating circulation, helping repair damage, and promoting long-term healing and function. Accordingly, pain dramatically decreases, and infection and wounds heal. Prolozone therapy is said to improve the body’s auto-immune response and can even be helpful in preventing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
What Does Ozone Therapy Treat?
Besides arthritis, prolozone therapy targets and relieves a wide range of common conditions and diseases. The main therapeutic outcome is the rebuilding of cartilage that cushions the body’s major joints, such as the knee, hip, and shoulder. People with intervertebral disc disease, chronic low back pain, sciatica, torn rotator cuff in the shoulder, and carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist may also benefit from prolozone therapy.
Does Prolozone Therapy Cause Unwanted Side Effects?
Prolozone injections have a long track record of safety, and for most people, cause no undue side effects. Some patients have experienced local allergic reactions at the injection site.
When you consult with one of our highly qualified providers, you will receive a treatment plan that’s uniquely yours. If prolozone therapy is determined to be right for you, you will receive a number of injections periodically according to your health and response to the treatment.
How Can I Know Ozone Therapy is Right for Me?
Come to Between the Bridges Healing Centers for a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Kotulski or Dr. Jodi Kunkel. Dr. Kotulski is board-certified in integrative and holistic medicine. Dr. Kunkel is a naturopathic doctor. Both espouse the belief that your best health begins with disease prevention and a lifestyle that nurtures your body, mind, and spirit.
Call us at (507) 288-7488 for a detailed and friendly consultation at one of our two locations: Mankato, MN, or Clinton, SC. You may also request an appointment online. We look forward to serving you soon!