by Robyn Benson, DOM
The use of PRP is considered by many to be a “new frontier” of regenerative therapy, but in fact it has been administered by surgeons to speed wound healing for the past few decades. You may have heard about Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning, and racehorses receiving platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to avoid surgery or to accelerate recovery. Elite athletes may have put PRP on the map, but it’s a beneficial therapy for anyone with joint pain caused by injury, overuse, or arthritis.
PRP is a natural solution, a non-surgical therapy that harnesses the critical components of your body’s own healing process to stimulate tissue regeneration and repair. It is the growth factors derived from the platelets (PRP) that are responsible for soft tissue repair, bone regeneration, development of new blood vessels, and stimulation of the wound healing process.
Clinical studies have shown that PRP is effective for pain in the shoulders, hips, knees, vertebrae, and other joints.
PRP is now becoming widely known as an effective and simple procedure for women who want to improve their sexual function, libido, reverse incontinence, relieve pelvic pain and increase vaginal sensation and tone (known as the O Shot). PRP is also used for men with ED, Peyronie’s disease and sexual dysfunction (P- Shot). You may have also have heard of the Vampire Face lift, Hair lift and Breast Lift that are popular among celebrities and people from all walks of life who are looking for a natural regenerative approach to beauty and wellness without the use of drugs and surgery.
At Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health, we offer all of these PRP procedures. We also use acupuncture, natural anti-inflammatories like fish oil and Turmeric and glucosamine chondroitin to help rebuild cartilage, and topical analgesics, PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field therapy), Prolozone, cold laser and micro-current for pain relief.