Regenerative medicine, including stem cell therapy, works by targeting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It offers a realistic promise for conditions and diseases that are seemingly beyond repair. Stem cell therapy is not necessarily new, and stem cells have long been thought to hold the key for curing disease, repairing organs, and assisting with other chronic conditions. As time has progressed, research and technology has allowed for regenerative medicine to develop even further, showing great promises for the future.
What are Stem Cells?
Our bodies are made of many different types of cells, each with their own specific purpose. Early on in their development, cells are not assigned a specific purpose; these are called stem cells. These cells are able to regenerate and develop into different types of cells, and are the building blocks for the human body. These cells are naturally occurring in the body, and can be found within a human’s adipose (fat) tissue, muscle, teeth, skin, blood, bone marrow, or umbilical cord tissue.
Stem cells have three main characteristics:
- They can reproduce through cell division.
- They can take on the properties of multiple structures as the need arises.
- They can be transplanted into another organism, where they will continue to divide and replicate.
What Issues Can Stem Cell Therapy Treat?
What makes stem cell therapy so powerful is that it can be used for countless medical purposes, including:
- skin grafts for burn victims
- repairing damage to the cornea
- diseases and conditions of the blood and immune system
- degenerative disc disease
- joint pain
- neuropathy (nerve damage)
- connective tissue injuries
- increasing collagen production and collagen growth in aged skin
In the future, as stem cell research continues to progress, stem cells may provide the solution for:
- heart, liver, and lung disease
- neurological and bone disorders
- congenital abnormalities
What is the Procedure Like?
As previously mentioned, stem cells can be found in multiple parts of the human body. However, as we age, they are much less plentiful and less potent. Even further, they are more difficult, and more painful to effectively obtain. Our stem cell therapy method, on the other hand, uses mesenchymal stem cells derived from Wharton’s Jelly found within the umbilical cord. These stem cells are particularly effective, and above all, are ethically, painlessly, and safely sourced. Once they are injected into the area of injury or disease with a simple, minimally invasive procedure, they can then go to work deploying proteins, growth factors, and other necessary components vital in the healing process.
Our procedure is simple, non-surgical, and involves little discomfort and recovery time. It provides an alternative to the long, and difficult recovery that comes with invasive surgeries, or the harmful effects of prescription painkillers. In fact, patients who have undergone stem cell therapy often undergo additional stem cell procedures due to their positive experience and results.
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