Less pain, more movement, more freedom – and all by giving the body some things it needs to heal itself – that’s why we offer Prolozone therapy as one of the options we can consider together for improving the joy of life at Genesis4Wellness. Prolozone therapy might sound new to you, yet it is based on some important findings that go back 90 years into medical research.
A book published in 1929, prepared by the directors of some of the most prominent U.S. hospitals, focused on ozone and its uses in treating diseases and disorders. You might say it’s a solution plucked from thin air – ozone is a form of oxygen that contains three atoms, rather than the two atoms of oxygen in the air we breathe (02). This structure makes ozone behave in energized ways, attaching readily to other molecules. Among other things, it makes ozone one of the most powerful sterilizers on earth. And because ozone reverts to oxygen after it does its work, it is both safe for patients and friendly to the environment.
Ozone is naturally occurring – you can smell it in the air at the seashore or after lightening in a thunderstorm, for example. We hear much today about the ozone layer that protects the earth from UV radiation. What can this unusual form of oxygen do for our health and well-being?
How Prolozone Therapy Works to Ease Joint Pain
Prolozone therapy puts the qualities of ozone to work, helping your body generate repairs for the connective tissue of joints. Your professional injects ozone in and around the painful ligaments of knees, hips, ankles, shoulders, or elbows. The ozone increases blood supply, bringing nutrients and the body’s own healing properties to the joint. Whether from sports injuries, like tennis elbow, or even from osteoarthritis, Prolozone therapy has proven to relieve pain and soreness by helping the body regenerate new ligament and cartilage tissue.
In addition to boosting the body’s repair cycle by increasing the flow of nutrients to sore tissue, Prolozone therapy actually helps generate and deposit cells called fibroblasts, the most common cells of ligaments and cartilage, the body’s connective tissue. By providing structure for other cells, and synthesizing collagen, these fibroblasts play an essential role in healing.
Why Healing Those Joints is Important
Ligaments and cartilage can lose hydration as we age. Mechanical stress from everyday use, inflammation, and failure to fully repair after injury can cause these connective tissues to work inefficiently, bringing misaligned motion to the joint. When our body’s natural patterns of motion are altered this way, wear-and-tear accelerates, and can compound the sources of pain. The forces exerted on the joint are no longer directed the way they were designed. Instead, lax ligaments, or joints that we are favoring because of pain, cause shearing forces and torsion to be applied to the joints. This spiral of pain, altered motion, and misaligned movement can cause joints to degenerate rapidly.
Interrupting this cycle of joint deterioration is vital for preserving our mobility and freedom of movement. To find out more about how Prolozone therapy can play a key role in accomplishing this, let’s get together at Genesis4Health. Combining health and happiness is our work here, and we welcome the chance to offer exciting new options to you.