Arthritis, Joint Regeneration & Pain Management
Dealing with joint pain and arthritis naturally isn’t limited to visits to your chiropractor (although we highly recommend you do see your chiropractor first for these issues!).
If you’re dreading the idea of surgery for a joint, tendon, or ligament-related injury and desire to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle, there are a number of natural therapies that may be right for you.
The human body has a wonderful ability to regenerate and heal itself when the right tools are provided. Modern medicine often overlooks these tools and goes straight to steroid shots and invasive surgery, accompanied by a long season of downtime during the healing process.
There are many other options you should consider exploring. With technology like Stem Cell Therapy and PRP available, the Karlfeldt Center has a wide variety of options to address everything from torn ligaments to arthritic joints.
If you’re wondering which therapy to try first, book an appointment with one of our Naturopathic Doctors or Chiropractors to discuss the wide variety of pain management and joint regeneration therapies here at the Karlfeldt Center!
- Amnio Fix
AmnioFix is a special formulation of amniotic tissue, delivered via injection. Amniotic membrane is made up of key elements including growth factors, specialized cytokines, and enzyme inhibitors known to help enhance healing, modulate inflammation, and reduce scar tissue formation from various injuries and conditions. This therapy is a viable option for anyone seeking an alternative to surgery.
- Autonomic Response Testing
Autonomic Response Testing (ART) is a physical exam enhanced by biofeedback. The physician uses changes in muscle tone and resistance as indicators of how the autonomic nervous system responds to introduced stressors. This system is effective for most chronic and acute illnesses and is used in combination with other functional assessment tools to develop a restorative strategy
- Biomat Therapy
By producing negative ions, the BioMat stimulates ion channels that energize the cells of the body. Using pure amethyst crystals that act as superconductors, the BioMat is able to create far infrared rays and negative ions that can penetrate up to seven inches into the body. The healing properties of amethyst have been acknowledged and widely celebrated for many centuries. Ancient scientists and healers all over the world used them for a number of medical applications. Modern science has confirmed that amethyst is one of the most highly conductive minerals and offers the most consistent delivery of far infrared light waves, as well as ionic effects, to the human body.
- Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic is a proven, natural and safe approach to addressing a wide range of symptoms and conditions including: back, neck and knee pain, sciatica, acid reflux, digestive issues, accident trauma, high and low blood pressure, headaches, injuries, pinched nerves, asthma, ear pain and other neuromusculoskeletal issues. Chiropractic adjustments manipulate your joints and vertebra into their proper alignment, thus allowing the body’s soft tissue and nervous system to heal.
The HOCATT Ozone Sauna is an all-in-one health and beauty experience. Enhancing the body’s detoxification process, the HOCATT speeds up elimination of metals, pathogens, and chemicals, while cleansing internal tissues, organs, and cells. It is a multi-modality health device that synergistically combines ozone therapy, carbonic acid therapy, whole body hyperthermia, far infrared therapy, steam sauna therapy, electrotherapy, ultrasonic therapy, photon light therapy, aromatherapy, and more into one system!
- Homeopathic Medicine
Addressing the person as a whole to promote education, healing, and wellness on every level, Homeopathic Medicine is both safe and gentle. It works in a way that allows the body to restore itself. Homeopathy reviews every aspect of the patient’s physical, medical, emotional, and mental history to determine which symptoms should be addressed most urgently, and which remedies will stimulate the correct healing response.
- Hyperbaric Chamber
The delivery of 100% oxygen under pressure during hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides up to 20 times normal oxygen to all tissues within the body and increases stem cell circulation by 8 times creating an environment where tissue regeneration is greatly increased. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) markedly decreases inflammation by stimulating the body’s own anti-inflammatory defenses. HBOT dramatically increases the oxygen carried in the blood plasma, making oxygen available to heal damaged capillary walls, preventing plasma leakage and reducing swelling.
- IV Nutrition
Intravenous Nutrition Therapy provides the means to feed vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream. These nutrients are helpful in correcting deficiencies on the cellular level. Oral intake does not allow for high enough doses due to the limits of the digestive system. From high doses of Vitamin C to help you through a common cold to heavy metal detoxification, IV therapy can benefit nearly every condition.
- Laser Energetic Detoxification
Laser Energetic Detoxification (LED) is an extremely powerful healing technique. Using lasers to increase the efficacy of specific homeopathic remedies, LED can increase the body’s ability to release toxins, activate the immune system, and balance certain hormones.
- Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments). Varying techniques are intended to improve the function of the musculoskeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, nervous and other systems. People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.
- Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine is an approach to health care that uses natural, non-toxic therapies to treat the whole person and to encourage the self-healing process. Combining the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science, Naturopathy seeks to combine therapies in a way that is uniquely suited to the optimal healing of each person.
- Neural Therapy
Nerve and nervous system damage from illness and trauma may form scar tissue, which creates an interference field in the normal electrical signal that your nerves transmit. Procaine delivered by direct injection to scars or through other nerves may be capable of eliminating autonomic regulatory dysfunctions. Since the autonomic nervous system is the master controller of the body, Neural Therapy can have a profound impact on your condition and your ability to heal.
- Nutritional Microscopy
Blood tells us much about the individual’s health. Using a powerful microscope, we are able to look closely at blood cells. Through this examination, we can learn a great deal about the condition of your red and white blood cells, the amount of pathogens, and how well your digestive system is working. Vitamin deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity, and inflammation, among other things can be identified through this simple test.
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Concentrated from your own blood, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) provides growth and healing factors that reduce pain, regenerate tissue, and repair cells. Bioactive proteins, growth factors, and white blood cells are concentrated in the platelets. Through a specific centrifugation process, the platelet-rich plasma is separated from the red blood cells and this concentrate is then injected back into damaged joints and tissue.
- Stem Cell
The human body has an incredible ability to repair itself. This is in part due to the flexibility of stem cells, which can potentially become any of a variety of different cells. Using amniotic tissue that is rich in biologically active factors, including anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, re-epithelialization, and anti-fibrotic properties, Stem Cell Therapy can stimulate the body’s natural healing ability to treat osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and degenerative arthritis among other conditions. Amniotic stem cells contain specific growth factors that may actually replace damaged cells with healthy ones.
- Total Body Vibe
The Total Body Vibe device is reported to increase circulation, muscle strength and flexibility, facilitate better range of motion, core conditioning/stability and reduce recovery time. The health benefits also include enhanced metabolism, increased bone mineral density, reduction of the stress hormone cortisol, elevation of human growth hormone levels, and improved lymphatic flow. Studies show that whole body vibration training improves strength more efficiently in the elderly, improving quality of life, quality of walking, balance, and motor capacity in every age group.