In previous posts I have focused mainly on diet as it relates to holistic nutrition but in this post I want to highlight the topic of blood health and recovery. Our bodies go through a lot of stress on a daily basis especially if you workout everyday like myself. Even though working out is a great habit to have it can come with the down side of injury to your joints and muscles. If you have been suffering from pain in your joints and muscles and don’t want to go under the knife for surgery then PRP and Ozone therapy could be a great option for you.
What is PRP Treatment?
A fairly new treatment known as Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP involves the physician taking samples of your own blood and then processing it through a specialized device that spins the blood samples at a high speed which creates growth factors that act as stem cells which are essential for tissue regeneration. The treatment is very safe and not painful. The video below give some more advanced info on PRP and if you are a good candidate for treatment.
What is Ozone Therapy?
Ozone therapy does exactly what it sounds like, it oxygenates the blood. Just like PRP treatment, the physician takes your blood sample and then injects the oxygen into the blood before transferring the blood back into you. When oxygen is injected into your blood it causes your blood cells to get stronger to sterilize and fight infection. It is great for boosting your immune system in times of illness or for prevention.
How to know if you are a Candidate for PRP and Ozone Therapy
Unlike risky surgery that requires a lot examination for approval, PRP and Ozone therapy are available to a much bigger demographic. Dr. Claudia Chica from Health & Hope Institute in Orlando says that her patients come from all walks of life. From athletes like tennis players and weight lifters, to people who have suffered car accident injuries, to the elderly who have a more difficult time with muscle recovery. If you are curious if you qualify for treatment just do a quick search for PRP or Ozone therapy near me and there will most likely be a physician in your area or near by city.