Like prolotherapy, prolozone is a regenerative therapy used to promote that body’s natural ability to repair itself. Our Naturopathic Doctors utilize prolozone therapy as a non-surgical means of treating pain. The goal with prolozone, as with all of our treatments for pain, is to end discomfort so the patient can get back to doing the activities they enjoy.
What is Prolozone Therapy?
Our bodies need oxygen to live and function properly. The air we breathe, or elemental oxygen, is made up of two compounds of oxygen but, as the air moves into the upper atmosphere, a simple chemical shift occurs and those oxygen atoms are converted from two to three atoms.
Prolozone is a type of proliferative therapy, which uses a combination of vitamins and ozone, to encourage self-healing. It is used to treat pain and inflammation in and around the tendon, ligament, muscle and joints. It can effectively resolve injury and repair damaged tissue without need for surgery.
What Can Prolozone Therapy Be Used For?
Prolozone therapy has been used to treat a variety of symptoms revolving around pain and inflammation. including low back pain, sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, sprains/strains, rotator cuff injuries, plantar fasciitis, and much more. Ozone can also act as a powerful disinfectant, eliminating bacteria, yeast, virus, and fungi that are hiding in the body.
How Does Prolozone Work?
Because ozone is a highly-reactive, incredibly powerful compound made up of three atoms of oxygen, it can be used to trigger a healing response in the body, while providing the body with something it is already using—oxygen.
The process is simple, our doctors combine B vitamins, ozone, and a numbing agent and slowly inject it into the treatment area. Because ozone is more unstable than elemental oxygen, it acts as an irritant, triggering a healing response by the body. Blood rushes to the area and natural healing nutrients are distributed, stimulating cellular activity and the growth of new, healthy tissue.