In combining advanced Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) techniques with hormonal therapy, creator Emilia Ripoll, MD has developed a treatment option that activates the body’s innate ability to heal itself. The HOPE Protocol addresses the following chronic conditions:
• Erectile dysfunction (ED)
• Interstitial cystitis (IC)
• Vaginal dryness
• Pain during intercourse
• Female stress urinary incontinence
• Diminished sexual desire
• Chronic pelvic pain
• Pudendal nerve entrapment
• Peyronie’s disease
• Pain in the testicle
1. Hormone Optimiztion
Finding balance in the patient’s hormones is the first step to restoring healthy sexual function. Healthy hormonal levels must be attained before later therapies prove effective. Dr. Ripoll is an expert in hormone optimization and prostate cancer and often sees significant results in her patients in a little as two weeks.
2. Organ Health (Penile/Vaginal)
The HOPE Protocol incorporates the PRP breakthroughs of Dr. Charles Runels’ O-Shot for women and Priapus-Shot for men. These leading-edge PRP injection treatments heal sexual dysfunction, decreased sensation, and inability to maintain an erection; a significant number of men report enlargement of the penis. In women, vaginal dryness, atrophy and urinary incontinence resolve leading to a greater sexual enjoyment (gratification).
3. Pelvic Structural Health
In both men and women the nerve pathways of the lower back are very important to healthy sexual function. Injuries in the lumbar or sacral areas can cause pain and instability causing difficulties with erection, ejaculation, and sensation. The HOPE Protocol evaluates and, when needed, corrects pelvic and lower back causes of sexual dysfunction and pain. In some cases this involves PRP injections of the ligaments in the sacrum in combination with physical therapy leading to a healthy pelvic floor and proper neuromuscular alignment resulting in the resolution of long standing sexual dysfunction.
4. Emotional Health (neurotransmitter health)
Strong correlation between neurotransmitters in the brain and hormone release has long been established. The neurotransmitters Dopamine and Serotonin, among others, are important factors in sexual satisfaction and desire, as well as in the release of the proper hormone cascade necessary for optimal sexual health and function. This aspect of the HOPE Protocol concentrates on establishing the unique neurotransmitter patterns for each patient and provides pathways to remove imbalance in the brain and establish proper hormone balance in the body, to improve intimacy for both partners.