Cranial osteopathic treatment is a gentle treatment process that can be used to treat the entire person. The main premise of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field lies in the understanding that there is a small but important motion between all the components of the skull including the bones and their sutures.
Prolotherapy, also known an nonsurgical ligament reconsturction, or ligament proliferation therapy, is a treatment for chrnoic pain which heals damaged structures. Prolotherapy causes the proliferation (growth, formation) of new tissue in areas where is has become weak. Prolotherapy uses a destrose (sugar water) solution, which is injected into the ligament or tendon where it attaches to the bone. This causes a localized inflammation in these weak areas which then increases the blood supply and flow of nutrients and stimulates the tissue to repair itself.
Mesotherapy is an established technique for stimulating repair and healing. It is effective for many conditions because it targets the pathology. The technique requires the injection of local anesthetic and combinations of different agents, depending on the pathopysiology of the disease process, over the affected area. Natural plant extracts are used whenever possible; however, traditional pharmacologic agents are sometimes required.
Mesotherapy is a medical technique that was developed in 1952 by Dr. Michel Pistor. This therapeutic technique involves the injection of very small doses of medications directly over a target area. It is a very effective treatment for acute and chronic pain. A favorite quote is of Dr. Pistor was to inject “little, sparingly, and at the right place”.
The technique of mesotherapy is useful in that the treatment is applicable to a wide range of problems and is multi-purpose in its applications. The use of skin as a target organ gives us the benefit of being able to access a variety of regions that are otherwise difficult to access. The skin is the largest organ of the body and medications administered through the skin produce topical effects, local effects, and in some cases, systemic effects.
Mesotherapy combines the properties of medications with their delivery through the skin by needles to achieve a topical, local, or systemic effect. In classical French mesotherapy teachings and techniques there are therapeutic recommended approaches in the following fields: Rheumatology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pulmonary, Gastroenterology, Urology, Sports Medicine, as well as general Family Practice. It is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal problems including such diverse diagnoses as tendonitis, tendinosis, arthritis, sprains, muscle spasms, and acute and chronic injuries.
The purpose behind the treatment is to stimulate repair of the mesoderm and the target tissues by stimulating the bodies inherent healing capacities. For those with an aversion to needles and deep injections this is a very helpful tool in healing.