What is Prolozone?
Prolozone is derived from the Latin word “proli” which means to regenerate or rebuild, and the word ozone.
Ozone is the most highly active form of oxygen in the universe. Prolozone uses the power of oxygen to cause damaged tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons to regenerate.
This usually causes a complete healing, and a permanent end to pain. Dr. Haffejie was trained in this very effective treatment.
How does Prolozone work?
The reason that some injuries completely heal and others don’t has to do with circulation. In order for a damaged area of the body to regenerate and heal, it must have the critical elements that only the blood can provide: vitamins, minerals, and oxygen. Of these, by far the most important is oxygen. Low levels of oxygen cause an accumulation of lactic acid, which is what causes pain.
Prolozone works in three ways.
- First, homeopathic anti-inflammatory medications are injected into the injured area to reduce inflammation and swelling. This leads to increased circulation.
- Next, the area is treated with vitamins and minerals that are critical for healing.
- And finally, the area is infiltrated with oxygen in the form of ozone.
The result is that the tissues get what they need to heal. And as they heal, the circulation to the area is re-established, and the treatment is complete. The response to treatment varies from person to person, but most people only need from 3-5 treatments.
Is Prolozone the same as Prolotherapy?
No. Prolozone uses oxygen to create a healing. Prolotherapy uses inflammation to create the healing. Prolotherapy can be extremely painful. Pain usually persists for days to weeks after a treatment.
Patients receiving Prolozone feel immediate improvement, with very little to any pain at all during the treatments. Next, prolotherapy requires many injections, whereas Prolozone only requires a few. This means that Prolozone is faster and much less expensive.
Prolozone therapy is especially effective in regenerating the cartilage in damaged knees and hips. Prolotherapy is usually not able to do this.
Conditions that can be treated with Prolozone
Prolozone therapy is very effective for many different types of musculo-skeletal pain including:
- neck pain
- unresolved whiplash
- degenerated or herniated discs
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- torn tendons
- TMJ syndrome
- heel spurs
- tennis elbow
- rotator cuff tears
- knee injuries
- sports injury
Because Prolozone treatments also result in cartilage regeneration, the technique is also remarkably effective even for severe cases of osteo arthritis of the hip or knee.
The good thing about Prolozone is that it is not just a treatment for pain. In many cases it may represent a permanent fix.