“Say goodbye to pain-and hello to the Straw Protocol!”
The Straw Protocol is the name for an advanced peripheral neuropathy treatment program. The process is made up of four distinct treatment methods that combine to form the most effective treatment available for the relief of peripheral neuropathy pain and discomfort.
The four steps of The Straw Protocol are:
Let’s explore each of these…
STEP 1: Stimulate
The process begins with drug-free pain relief and functional nerve stimulation & rehabilitation. For this we use an electronic device which has been cleared by the FDA for a number of pain indications.
The device produces and delivers electronic, biologically effective signals that are used to decrease nerve pain and allows for greater blood flow and thus healing and rehabilitation of the damaged nerves.
The immediate benefits include pain reduction and the increased ability to feel your feet, which in turn aids in restoring your good balance! Unlike other electro-medical devices used primarily by physical therapists such as TENS units, this equipment has been engineered for physician-use in clinical pain management and neuropathy.
STEP 2: Rejuvenate
The second step in the protocol is to increase your overall circulation by utilizing “Light Emitting Diode” therapy. This LED light therapy was designed for the specific treatment of feet and hands and is a critical part of the program.
LED light effectively penetrates the skin to stimulate further healing of the damaged nerves by initiating the release of nitric-oxide. This release causes vasodilation, or the widening of the blood vessels, to restore normal blood flow and circulation.
This improved circulation brings more oxygen and nutrients to the peripheral nerves to stimulate angiogenesis through which new blood vessels are formed.
The light is able to travel deeper and penetrate your body in ways that cannot be reached by other means, apart from surgery.
If you’ve ever held a flashlight up to your hand, you will have seen how effectively light travels through the tissue of your body.
Light Therapy was introduced by NASA and originally developed as a way to speed up cell regeneration to provide faster plant growth and food production for long-term space missions.
Once it was proved effective with plant cells, research advanced to using adapting the technology to speed cellular regeneration in reducing healing times in animals and people.
STEP 3: Activate
Step 3 involves the use of vibration therapy. It’s been found that the different types of nerves in the body respond to different frequencies of vibration to heal and respond most efficiently.
This treatment uses different frequencies of vibration on different areas of your body which further stimulates new capillary and nerve regeneration. This stimulation helps to increase blood flow to the peripheral nerves and the tissue they serve.
Tissue vibration therapy also helps to reintroduce sensation and stimulate the nerves that help with balance.
STEP 4: Empower
There is no discounting the amazing results that our patients see from steps 1-3, but step 4 is truly THE KEY to not only reaching your desired level of pain-free health, but staying there for as long as you like.
You’ve probably heard of the numerous health issues related to inflammation. This dangerous health problem has made headlines in many magazines and journals. In fact, Time Magazine calls inflammation “the secret killer” — and it’s true!
Inflammation has been proven to cause serious health problems such as poor circulation … breathing problems … joint destruction … low energy … allergies … and a host of other illnesses. A diet that causes inflammation creates an internal environment where the body is constantly working against itself. People with peripheral neuropathy have chronic inflammation in the nerves, blood vessels, and micro-capillaries.
Step 4 is called “Empower” because we empower our patients to take control and ensure that their newfound pain-free health is maintained for the rest of their lives!
Through nutritional education and proper supplementation, your body starts to play a more dynamic role in healing and becomes much more effective at fighting off illness and disease.