A prolozone treatment is the process of injecting homeopathic anti-inflammatory medications into damaged joints, tissues, ligaments, and tendons to heal and regenerate the body, according to The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine. The damaged area is treated with vitamins and minerals, and infiltrated with oxygen.
Prolozone treatment is used to improve circulation to alleviate pain and enhance healing naturally, according to The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine. By providing the body with vitamins, minerals and oxygen, prolozone treatments decrease inflammation and swelling, which leads to improved circulation.
Oxygen is one of the most important elements of the treatment because low levels of oxygen produce lactic-acid accumulation, which can cause pain within the joints, tendons, tissues and ligaments of the body.
Prolozone treatment is often administered approximately three to five times for individuals suffering from pain, according to The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine. Prolozone treatments can be an effective treatment method for individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome, torn tendons, heel spurs, rotator cuff tears, knee injuries, or degenerated or herniated discs. Individuals with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee may also see pain relief from prolozone treatments. Because these treatments result in cartilage regeneration, the technique may result in a permanent fix for chronic pain for some patients.