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Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is a natural, evidence-based therapy to help reduce chronic joint pain and inflammation. If you suffer from joint issues, see the regenerative medicine specialists in Channel Islands, California, at the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California. Allan Laird, DC, and the integrated medical team have more than 25 years of experience delivering reliable, effective relief from pain. Learn how regenerative medicine can help you by scheduling a consultation by phone or online today.

What is hyaluronic acid?

It works by acting as a lubricant and shock absorber in the joints reducing the inflammation & pain caused by the wear and tear of normal daily activity.

What is prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy works by stimulating the body’s natural healing response injections to contain a natural substance such as dextrose, saline or serapin to produce a mild inflammatory response encouraging the growth of the new tissue, stabilizing the joint.

What is prp? (platelet rich plasma)

In prp therapy, the patient’s own blood is drawn and spun down in a centrifuge. this separates out the concentrated platelets and growth factors. using a diagnostic ultrasound machine to identify the injured tissue. the physician injects the prp directly into the injured area where the platelets and growth factors become activated and begin the regeneration of new tissue.

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative Medicine is a minimally invasive procedure involving the injection of a natural substance designed to stimulate the body's healing response. Stem cells are one of the best options with a very high success rate. Once Injected into the injured or damaged tissue, the stem cells differentiate and replicate to repair the damaged tissue, alleviating pain and restoring function.

Other regenerative treatment options may be recommended depending on the patients age and the nature of the injury.

How does regenerative medicine work?

When stem cells are introduced into your body tissues, the stem cells identify the surrounding tissues and begin to differentiate into the cellular precursors to bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Over several weeks to months, the cells grow in size to repair the damaged original tissues.

Stem cells also include immune cells and naturally occurring anti-inflammatory chemicals to fight off infections and reduce inflammation. These properties also help prevent your immune system from rejecting the therapy or attacking it as a foreign invader, like your immune system would if a virus or bacterium entered your body.

What can I expect when getting regenerative medicine therapy?

The Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California team utilizes the highest safety measures and only uses the best quality regenerative medicine products. Once you’re ready for your injection, your practitioner first cleans your skin over the treatment site.

Using a thin, sterile syringe, your practitioner carefully injects the regenerative medicine product into the treatment site. You may feel a mild prick or pinching sensation when the needle is inserted, similar to having blood drawn. Once the injection is complete — which takes less than 10 minutes — your practitioner cleans your skin and covers the area with a bandage.

After your visit, you can immediately return to your normal activities. Some mild soreness or redness at the injection site is normal for one to two days. Your practitioner may recommend a series of treatments over several weeks or months in order to see the best results.

Click here to learn about What to Expect After Stem Cell Therapy

To determine if you’re a candidate for regenerative medicine, schedule a consultation online or by phone at the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California.

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Human Cell Tissue Products (HCT/Ps)

Advanced science and research in HCT/Ps increased exponentially in the last decade. Our present knowledge about human cellular biology and how to use this exciting technology is better than ever before. This new paradigm shift in research has been reflected most dramatically in the field of joint and tissue regeneration. Ongoing research and various experimental models have suggested a potential application of HCT/Ps for many different areas of patient care, and clinical results of their use consistently prove encouraging. These cells can be easily isolated, safely processed and made available for clinical use from healing of bone defects caused by trauma, and aging degeneration to cartilage defects, nerve, tendon and ligament healing. Cellular biology for regenerative medicine use has the potential to revolutionize healthcare and we are proud to be leading the way. If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic pain, dependent on drugs or considering surgery, please call us or book your free consultation online.

Human Cell Tissue Products are used as part of our therapy protocol to improve the health of:

  • Knees
  • Elbows
  • Wrists
  • Shoulders
  • Hips
  • Ankles
  • Feet

HCT/Ps therapy is a natural option that may relief pain and improve arthritis, wear-and-tear, overuse injuries, and chronic degeneration conditions of backs and joints. For best results, our team recommends this therapy in conjunction with other noninvasive conservative treatments, including chiropractic care, spinal and joint traction, exercise therapy, soft tissue therapy, weight loss and natural healing supplements.

To determine if you’re a candidate, schedule a consultation at the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California online or by phone today.

How are our cell products are collected and processed

1. Donors are healthy women who are thoroughly screened for any communicable diseases. A medical and social history is collected and reviewed by our biotech companies medical and quality assurance team to ensure that the mother meets all eligibility requirements.

2. Tissues are collected by licensed professionals after healthy full-term c-section live births.

3. Tissue is preserved and sent to our biotech lab for processing. Tissue is cleaned and decontaminated in FDA inspected “clean rooms” using the highest industry safety standards to make sure our tissue is free of pathogens.

4. Each tissue lot is uniquely identified for tracking. It is cryopreserved and a sample is sent to an independent third party lab for testing to ensure quality and sterility.

5. When testing is completed, and the product has passed all the safety teams Internal and government-mandated release criteria, the product is packaged and shipped overnight to our clinic in dry ice to ensure the preservation of tissue vitality.

Rest assured patient safety is our number 1 concern, and we are proud of our spotless record and reputation for product and procedures while caring for our patients.

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Do You or Someone You Know Suffer From Any of These Conditions ?

  • Had an Injury to their Joints, Muscles, Ligaments or Tendons
  • Tennis or Golfers Elbow
  • Arthritis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Chronic Joint Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Knee Injuries
  • Partially Torn Rotator Cuff

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy May Be Your Answer

(PRP) is a procedure that uses your body’s natural healing properties to heal injuries to joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. PRP is often used to help treat athletes at the highest level to recover faster avoiding drugs and surgery.

What Are PRP Injections?

It begins with collecting a couple vials of your blood and placing them into a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma from the blood cells and other whole blood components. The plasma and concentrated platelets can then be injected back into the site of injury and begin the healing process.

How Do Injections Work?

PRP is rich in growth factors needed for human cells to regenerate and plays a big role in stimulating collagen production. When injected into damaged tissue it can help to alleviate many painful symptoms and promote healing. This is the preferred option for many of our patients instead of masking injuries with dangerous drugs or cortisone injections which can do more damage to the tissue.

What Happens After a PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment?

Good results are often obtained with one treatment depending on the nature and severity of the injured or degenerated area being treated. The entire office visit requires approximately a half hour from sign in to post treatment instructions. PRP treatments do not require a long recovery time. Some patients do experience mild pain or irritation near the area of the injection site for a couple days following a treatment but applying cold packs will get you through with less pain each day. You may be asked to limit some activities to allow for the healing process to work without aggravating the area. We often recommend some in office and home exercises to help in your recovery and prevent future episodes.

Why Choose Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California

We are an integrated medical facility providing additional supporting treatments that compliment PRP therapy to assure you the best possible outcome. Our licensed, experienced professionals may recommend ultrasound, shock wave therapy, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, weight loss, nutritional supplements or one of our many other regenerative tissue products to support your recovery.

Please Call our office for a complimentary consultation and see if PRP is right for you.

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Chiropractic

Ask most people when they feel they should see a chiropractor and the answer will most likely be, when they are having back pain, neck pain or headaches. While it is true that clinical studies consistently report chiropractic can restore the structural integrity of the spine, reduce pressure on nerves, and is superior to treating back pain than conventional medicine, it is only the tip of the iceberg of benefits. Take a look at 20 other health benefits of regular chiropractic care that you may not know:

Ask most people when they feel they should see a chiropractor and the answer will most likely be, when they are having back pain, neck pain or headaches. While it is true that clinical studies consistently report chiropractic can restore the structural integrity of the spine, reduce pressure on nerves, and is superior to treating back pain than conventional medicine, it is only the tip of the iceberg of benefits. Take a look at 20 other health benefits of regular chiropractic care that you may not know:

1. Improves joint mobility, function and health.
2. Makes tight muscles loose and loose muscles tight and improves the contractibility (thereby strength) of the muscle.
3. Decreases degeneration of the joint and connective tissues (arthritis).
4. Decreases the on-¬-going inflammatory process associated with the subluxation.
5. Improves circulation taking stagnant blood out and bringing new blood in.
6. Speeds up the recovery process.
7. Improves your nervous system function and the ability to carry nerve impulses more efficiently.
8. Strengthens the immune system.
9. Improves individual organ system function (Cardio, Pulmonary, Digestive)
10. Improves a person’s disposition (they’re more FUN to be around).
11. Calms a hyperactive mind and energizes a depressed mind.
12. Increases energy, vitality and improves sleep.
13. Relieves/Improves Prenatal Discomfort
14. Decreases length of labor and associated back pain.
15. Decreases the adverse effects of stress.
16. Improves athletic performance (for ANY sport).
17. Prevention ability for sickness, disease and pain.
18. Improves overall health and wellness for infants and children.
19. Improves cognitive ability (ability to THINK more clearly).
20. Oh…and it DECREASES PAIN!

The application of specific spinal adjustments is what makes Doctors of Chiropractic unique in their approach to healthcare. The chiropractic adjustment, however, is not the only treatments used in our office to manage an individual’s condition. After a thorough exam, we may recommend additional therapy modalities such as traction, ultrasound, muscle stimulation, therapeutic exercise or prescribe natural supplements to support your recovery. Chiropractic science has evolved for over 100 years to become one of the safest, most effective treatments for resolving many health conditions and maintaining your bodies health. So whether you are currently suffering from headaches, back or neck pain, or would like to experience the many wonderful benefits of regular chiropractic see Allan Laird D.C., the choice of celebrities and professional NFL athletes from around the country at the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California in Ventura County. With over 27 years of experience delivering effective pain relief and improving the health and lives of the patients under his care. Learn how he can help you by scheduling a consultation by phone or online today.

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Weight Loss

Sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough to lose weight and figuring out the right weight loss program can be frustrating. With help from the integrated medical experts at the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California in Channel Islands, California, you can get the help and support you need without judgment or stress. The compassionate team, led by Allan Laird, DC, offers personalized doctor-supervised weight loss programs to help you achieve your weight loss goals and improve your overall health. To schedule a visit, use the online tool or call the office today.

Why is it so hard to lose weight?

Successful weight loss takes more than counting calories or increasing your exercise. It can be hard to lose weight when you’re unsure what to eat, how much to eat, how much to exercise, or how certain foods affect your blood sugar or metabolism.

Using personalized data collected during your consultation — including your medical history, blood pressure, and screening for underlying health conditions — the medical team determines your daily caloric needs in order to lose weight safely and effectively in the long-term. Through their doctor-supervised weight loss plan, you get the support you need to develop healthy lifestyle habits for weight loss and improved health through nutrition. Call the office today and be sure to ask about our 20 pound weight loss guarantee.

What is doctor-supervised weight loss?

Doctor-supervised weight loss is a category of weight loss programs that utilize evidence-based and safe methods for weight loss under the supervision of Dr. Laird and the Regenerative Medicine Center team. Doctor-supervised weight loss plans focus on your individual needs and lifestyle to determine which foods are best for you to eat to achieve your weight loss goals and improve your health overall.

The team uses the ChiroThin™ program for doctor-supervised weight loss since it offers safe, efficient weight loss without the need for crash dieting or excessive exercise. When you work with the team, you have weekly check-ins to discuss your progress and any issues you’re having — which is beneficial if you have questions or hit a plateau and need additional guidance.

How does the ChiroThin program work?

The ChiroThin program combines a low glycemic anti-inflammatory (LGAI) diet with specific nutritional supplements to support your weight loss through safe amounts of calorie restriction. The ChiroThin program is a healthy weight loss option because it offers:

  • Nutritionally-dense food options
  • A wide variety of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats
  • Blood sugar stabilizing foods
  • Foods that reduce inflammation
  • Gentle detoxification support for your liver
  • Nutritional supplements that aid in fat loss

As an LGAI diet, ChiroThin provides all of the necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need to support your overall health while also aiding natural detoxification in your liver. The diet helps retrain your metabolism to use fat for energy, rather than storing it as excess bodyweight.

The program includes a 42 day doctor-supervised weight loss program, plus maintenance once you’ve reached your goal weight. During the program, the team helps you develop strategies and habits for long-term weight maintenance and well-being.

Lose unwanted body fat with support and compassion from the Regenerative Medicine Center of Southern California team. Call or schedule your consultation online today to get started.

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Acupuncture

WHAT IS TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use various mind and body practices such as acupuncture and cupping, as well as herbal products to address health problems.

ACUPUNCTURE

Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force- known as QI- believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.

A key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.

BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE

  • Reduced Stress
  • Reduced Neck, Back & Joint Pain
  • Relief from Headaches and Migraines
  • Improved Immune System
  • Relief from Digestive Disorders
  • Allergy Relief
  • Reduced Nicotine Craving
  • Weight Loss
  • Many More….

CUPPING

Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes including: help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well- being, as a type of deep- tissue massage.

The placement of the suctioning device is important as there are acupuncture points that the Acupuncturist will place a cup on each to help relieve your pain. Or the cups can be placed around a specific problem region. It was thought in ancient China that by stimulating these areas, you could rid the body of negative energies like diseases and pain.

A more modern version of cupping is used in our office, where a suction pump is used to create a vacuum inside the cup. This causes your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand. The cup is generally left in place for up to 3 minutes.

WHAT TO EXPECT

To determine the type of acupuncture treatment that will help you the most, the Acupuncturist may ask you about your symptoms, behaviors and lifestyle. They may also examine, the parts of your body that are painful, the shape and coating and color of your tongue, the color of your face & the strength and rhythm and quality of the pulse in your wrist.

The initial evaluation treatment may take up to 60 minutes and follow up visits range from half- hour to 45- minutes.

During the treatment, the acupuncturist will tell you the general site of the planned treatment and whether you need to remove any clothing (a gown will be provided).

After the treatment, some patients feel relaxed and others feel energized after an acupuncture treatment, however, not everyone responds immediately.

“Acupuncture works by restoring the balance and triggering the body’s natural response.”

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Cranial Facial Release

WHAT IS CRANIAL FACIAL RELEASE?

CRANIAL FACIAL RELEASE (CFR) IS AN ADVANCED ENDO- NASAL CRANIAL TECHNIQUE...

That has been used quite successfully in the treatment of various neurological and structural disorders.

TO UNDERSTAND HOW CFR WORKS…

It is important to realize that the skull is NOT one solid bone. It is made up of 22 individual bones that actually move every time you breathe- or at least they’re supposed to.

THE OBJECTIVE OF CFR TECHNIQUE…

Is to mobilize the bones in the face and cranium and to open up the breathing passageways with the purpose of facilitation normal cranial respiratory function.

HOW THIS TECHNIQUE IS PERFORMED...

The technique is performed by inserting tiny balloons in the nose (specifically the naso pharynx) then quickly inflating them to mobilize the cranial bones. It feels very similar to the sensation experienced when one jumps into a swimming pool and gets water up their nose. The whole procedure takes about 2-3 seconds, and consists of a series of 4 treatments over a 7-10 day period.

TREAT THE CAUSE NOT THE SYMPTOM

Symptoms are usually a sign of some sort of dysfunction. If symptoms are “masked” for long enough without addressing the problem, this “long term dysfunction” causes a breakdown in the system, which eventually gives rise to disease.

CONDITIONS THAT RESPOND FAVORABLY TO CFR TREATMENT

  • Breathing Disorders
  • Sinus Conditions
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Head Trauma
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Insomnia
  • TMJ Disorders


Most people who come in for CFR treatment are often last resort patients who have tried everything else first.

CFR often succeeds where other forms of conventional treatment have failed.

There are very few doctors who are certified in CFR Technique. CFR Doctors are required to undergo extensive post graduate training to be qualified to perform this specialized procedure. CFR Doctors are cranial adjusting experts.

“It is important to note that CFR is not directed at the treatment of anyone specific disease or disorder. It’s primary objective is to mobilize the cranial bones, unlock cranial fixations, open the breathing passageways, facilitate cerebral spinal fluid flow, increase vascular flow to and venous drainage from the cranium, and optimize brain function. This often times improves symptoms related to various structural and neurological disorders.”

Dr. Allan Laird, D.C. is certified in the CFR treatment and has adjusted and helped many patients with this technique.

For further information please visit www.cranialfacialrelease.com

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Infrared Light Therapy

Infrared Light Therapy is a safe and effective way to reduce pain and treat a wide array of conditions.

What is going on beneath the surface when you use infrared light therapy?

One of the greatest benefits is the light energy’s ability to penetrate through multiple layers of skin to reach deep muscles and nerves. Your cells absorb energy from the light and become more active. Blood flow increases to the area, promoting relaxed muscles as well as supporting cellular regrowth and regeneration. This combination of activities helps to reduce inflammation and repair injuries. The results of regular infrared light therapy can include fewer muscle spasms and decreased pain in your muscles and joints

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Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS)

The Benefits of EMS Therapy:

Electrical muscle stimulation, or EMS therapy, is used to treat a variety of painful issues. This commonly sought after treatment uses an electrotherapy device that delivers a small, pulsating current to the muscles and nerve endings. This current encourages blood circulation, muscle stimulation and healing. One of the greater benefits of Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is that it can be used to treat weak or atrophied muscles resulting from an injury or from long periods of immobility. This works by stimulating muscles, which causes them to contract and relax, much like normal physical activity. Our clinic supports the benefits of EMS with Infrared light, massage and physical exercise to rehabilitate your injury.

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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is one of the most commonly used modalities in physical therapy today. Ultrasound is applied directly on the patient’s skin with a round-headed probe covered with an ultrasound gel necessary to transmit the soundwave vibrations that pass energy into the tissue, causing the therapeutic benefits

The waves generated by ultrasound cause tiny vibrations in the cells of the soft tissues. These vibrations have an effect on the fibers that form scar tissue. Over time, ultrasound used in this method can actually prevent some scar tissue from forming and may be able to break down some scar tissue, reduce pain and improve your range of motion. Ultrasound along with supportive therapies such as Infrared light therapy, massage and therapeutic exercise may prevent the need for invasive surgery.

Some common conditions which benefit from ultrasound include:
• Inflammation such as bursitis or tendonitis
• Chronic pain
• Ligaments injuries or sprains
• Muscle tears or strains
• Tightness or contractures (to improve range of motion)
• Frozen shoulder
• Break up small calcium deposits like heel spurs.

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