I was fortunate to grow up in a neighborhood where we spent hours of our youth trawling the streets on bikes, roller skates and eventually skateboards. Subsequently, I ended up with plenty of skinned elbows and knees. These injuries could be nasty and made even nastier when I would inevitably fall off the bike again and the scab would rip right off. My bloody knee was unpleasant to look at (and painful to feel) but even worse was this part of the injury that had yellow pus oozing out and that was FOUL. Ok…… where exactly is this going????? WELL, that was my first exposure to the miracles of regenerative medicine and PRP, aka platelet rich plasma.
We often take for granted the human body’s natural ability to heal itself. It is literally busy regenerating all of the time!! Now,if I look at my knees, they look fine; one scar has carried through the years. Otherwise, there is no evidence of my very-active childhood. That’s because PRP stimulates collagen and growth factors and a bunch of other good stuff that helps the body renew itself. Tissues and organs heal and restore function lost due to aging, disease, damage or defects— all with the help of PRP. At Darrow Wellness, we use “tools” and “techniques” to bring about healing in an office setting, using a resource your body provides: your blood.
A quick science lesson: Your blood is rich in platelets, oxygen and nutrients. Together, this trio uses their “magic” to stimulate the natural growth factors your body needs to heal and create new tissue. This is platelet activation. Its role is to create collagen, which are the tough, white fibers that form the foundation for all new tissue. There are different types of collagen—which is why we sometimes end up with a scar (i.e.: when healing a skinned knee)Think of collagen as being the building blocks of everything in the body.
In our clinic, we mimic the body’s natural ability to heal by creating PRP (platelet rich plasma) in the lab and then reinject the PRR back into the body. My husband uses regenerative medicine to help alleviate pain by healing joints and soft tissue such as cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. I use PRP to help aesthetic issues like skin rejuvenation and hair restoration.
I have worked for people for years with regards to transforming their physical selves. More recently, I have applied regenerative medicine principals in my coaching practice. I help people transform their inner selves to create changes that they want to live a more purposeful life that they create for themselves.
This includes the mind, which is super-exciting—because when you learn to direct the mind, anything is possible. In future newsletters, I will teach you techniques and tools that you can use to regenerate your body and mind at home.
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