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What can Stem Cell Prolotherapy do for you? February 12 2018

Stem Cell Prolotherapy is a way to help your body go through the natural healing process. It's an effective procedure that can save people from the high financial costs and long recovery time of surgery.

What's the process?

Stem cells are carefully injected into an area of the body that has been injured like an ankle that keeps getting sprained or shoulder that's aching from overuse. Stem cells have the ability to transform and change into different types of tissue. Some of the different types of tissue stem cells transform into include cartilage, bone, nerves, ligaments, and tendons. When a patient undergoes Stem Cell Prolotherapy, stem cells are directly injected to the injured area of the body which helps speed up the healing process.

Why choose Stem Cell Prolotherapy over surgery for injuries?

Compared to options involving surgery, a Stem Cell Prolotherapy treatment only takes up to 30-40 minutes and uses a local anesthetic. Treatments don't result in the patient needing to stay overnight or lay in a hospital bed for several hours after stem cells have been injected. The patient receiving the treatment can drive him/herself home after the appointment is over.

Surgeries such as labrum repairs and total knee replacements cost significantly more than Stem Cell Prolotherapy treatments. Patients who undergo surgery like total knee replacements have to deal with the high costs and long recovery time. Surgery recovery time often takes several months for complete healing and rehabilitation.

There are no significant risks for infection or rejection from stem cells. Stem cells have the ability to assist your body in its healing process in a natural way.

Start your path towards total healing

By receiving Stem Cell Prolotherapy, you can start your path towards total healing. Well-known athletes such as NFL star Peyton Manning and pro golfer Tiger Woods have received Stem Cell Prolotherapy in order to heal properly and perform at high levels. The good news is that Stem Cell Prolotherapy is available for you too. Whether it's an ankle that keeps getting sprained or achy knees, there's a solution to your chronic pain.

Do you have any questions about what Stem Cell Prolotherapy can do for you? Give us a call at (801) 676-9876.


How does Prolozone therapy help you recover and heal from different forms of chronic pain? February 05 2018

There's a natural way to help your body recover from different forms of chronic pain and it's called Prolozone therapy.

What is Prolozone therapy?: The homeopathic injection technique was developed and brought to light by Dr. Shallenberger. Oxygen is used to help damaged joints, ligaments, tendons, and tissues heal and regenerate. Prolozone therapy is different from Prolotherapy because Prolotherapy uses inflammation, not oxygen, to complete the healing process.

What problems does it solve?: This technique targets all forms of musculoskeletal and joint pain. Musculoskeletal and joint pain often results in chronic pain for many people. The different areas of pain that never seem to go away include the following:

  • Degenerative and arthritic hips and knees
  • Degenerated discs
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Elbow pain

These injuries often happen because of overuse or trauma. Sports and other physical activities can contribute to such injuries and the pain can prevent people from living life to the fullest. It's easy to feel like the only options for such pain is surgery which can sometimes take months to fully recover.

Since complete healing is typically the end result of Prolozone therapy, chronic pain is put to an end. Prolozone therapy provides a permanent fix and not just a way to cope with the pain that comes from various pain problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, torn tendons, whiplash, and heel spurs. The success rates of this major pain reducing option has 75 percent or greater. Prolozone therapy also doesn't have the recovery times and rehabilitation that comes with surgery.

Thanks to its less invasive nature, Prolozone therapy helps everyone resume their normal physical activities pain-free such as going on hikes, mowing the lawn, and skiing.

Do you have any questions about Prolozone therapy? Give us a call at (801) 676-9876!


These simple workout tips will make you achieve your fitness goals January 08 2018

Losing extra weight and improving your physical fitness is a worthwhile goal. These simple workout tips will help you achieve your fitness goals:

Warm-up

You can prevent a wide range of injuries by warming up properly before your workout. Your warm-up will depend on what you're doing for your workout. Is your preferred workout powerlifting? Take time to do lighter sets to increase blood flow and activate your central nervous system. A quality warmup will get your mind and body ready to push yourself and achieve your personal fitness goals. If you're participating in a particular sport, here are a few warmup ideas that will help you get started:

  • Long distance running: Standing leg swings (2 sets of 10 on each leg), High knees to heel kicks (2 sets of 20), Walking lunges (2 sets of 10)
  • Tennis: Jog around the court (3 laps), Side shuffles sideline to sideline (2 sets of 5 on both directions), Arm circles (30 seconds forward, 30 seconds backward)
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Shrimps (2 sets of 10), Front roll to break fall (2 sets of 10), Back rolls (2 sets of 10)
  • Rugby: Walking lunges (2 sets of 15), Neck and shoulder rotations (3 sets of 10), Bodyweight squats (3 sets of 10), 30-yard sprints (4 repetitions)

Remember that the goal of warming up is to mentally prepare and physically prepare yourself to get the most out of your workout without getting injured.

Recovery

Don't forget to cool down and take time to recover after a workout or training session. Here are a few things to do depending on the time you have immediately after pushing yourself:

  • Cool down run/walk to gradually bring down your heart rate
  • Stretch the different muscle groups of your body
  • Use a foam roller to work out any knots you have particularly on your back and hip flexors
  • Ice achy, painful joints

While you may not feel as hardcore as you would want to be when you take time off, proper recovery actually increases performance in the long-term. You are more likely to achieve your fitness goals when you take care of your body.

Hydration

Dehydration is never a fun experience. Some of the symptoms of dehydration include constant thirst, feeling tired, fainting, dark-colored urine and fewer trips to the bathroom than normal. In order for your body to function properly and efficiently, you need water and electrolytes. Sports drinks can be helpful in replacing minerals lost through sweat. Drinking water throughout the day will be more effective than binge drinking water on the way to the gym.

Putting it all together

This may seem like a great deal of information so creating a gameplan will help you implement these tips. One reason why many people do not cool down after a training session is they do not schedule enough time to do so. If you only have an hour to work out each day, set aside the last ten minutes of your workout to cool down, bring down your heart rate and stretch. Dynamic warm-up exercises will get your heart rate up quickly in five minutes at the start of your training session.

Integrative Medica specializes in complementary and alternative medicine. Patients that come into Integrative Medica can feel comfortable knowing they are receiving the most effective alternative medicine treatments available. Contact us for your next appointment!


How to rest and recover after working out December 04 2017

Taking time to rest and recover after every work out session is an important of taking care of your health. You may already know why you need to take some time after exercising or training for competition. What you may not know is how to rest and recover after working out. Patience is key as you follow these four steps:

Sleep: According to the CDC, you should be getting anywhere from 7 to 9 hours sleep every night. If you're training and pushing yourself on a regular basis, allow for more time to recover so your muscles can heal and regenerate. A few things happen when get the sleep you need such as the release of growth hormone, faster muscle recovery and improved muscle regeneration. One thing you know by now is that sticking to a healthy, consistent sleep schedule takes discipline. It's important to tune out distractions when it's time to go to sleep like putting your phone on silent mode when getting into bed and closing your blinds to block light from entering your room.

Eat: Proper nutrition plays a major role in you getting the results you want from working out. It doesn't matter if you're training for your next amateur boxing match or are getting ready for a 5k your spouse wants you to run. It turns out that your body starts to use available protein to recover after working out and that your body is able to absorb protein and carbohydrates with in 45 minutes after your workout. There are a variety of foods you can eat right after your workout to help you get the results you need to be on top of your game. Some of them include:

  • Fruit salad: What's great about eating fruit is that it's a fresh, healthy way to get enzymes you need to help break down nutrients you need for your muscles. The best route to go when eating fruit is putting together a simple fruit salad. The more color and variety, the more flavor you'll experience and more nutrients you'll receive.
  • Greek yogurt: Not only is greek yogurt effective in helping with digestive health but it's also a source of protein and carbohydrates. You can add strawberries and blueberries for more vitamins and nutrients.
  • Eggs: You could eat them scrambled or even boiled. Eggs are a great way to quickly ingest protein and nutrients that are effective in building muscle.

Hydrate: Dehydration is never a fun experience. Some of the symptoms of dehydration include constant thirst, feeling tired, fainting, dark-colored urine and less trips to the bathroom than normal. In order for your body to function properly and efficiently, you need water and electrolytes. Sports drinks can be helpful in replacing minerals lost through sweat. Always make time to drink water before and after every work out for the best results. Your body will thank you.

Mental rest: Removing yourself mentally will also help you with rest and recovery especially after finishing a grueling event like a marathon. There are many things you can do to rest your mind like spending an hour at the beach, binge watching a TV series on Netflix or meditating in a quiet room for 20 minutes. Chances are that you know the most effective way for you to take a break. By helping your mind reach a state of relaxation, it allows your body to do the little things like tissue repair and prevent the damage that comes from overtraining.

How will you recover from your next workout or competition? What things do you need to differently to get the rest you need? Share with us in the comments below!

Integrative Medica specializes in complementary and alternative medicine. Patients that come into Integrative Medica can feel comfortable that they are receiving the most effective alternative medicine treatments available. Contact us for your next appointment!