Stem cell therapy at center of fastest growing branch of medicine
Stem cell therapy is at the center of the fastest growing branch of medicine today, Regenerative Medicine. Regenerative Medicine is a branch of medicine focused on healing versus the traditional model of medicine, which has historically focused on synthetics and surgeries to treat symptoms. Some doctors today call that model, “The Dying Model of Degenerative Medicine.” While that may be pushing the point, more and more doctors see the demise of many surgeries and a reduction of our dependence on the great “Big Pharma Nightmare” of creating dependence, addiction, adverse reactions and even deaths with synthetic medications to cover up the symptoms of disease. It’s time to turn the page…
Regenerative Medicine is focused on natural, true healing by repairing, regenerating and re-growing the body’s tissues and cells to restore function, strength and mobility. The effects are often profound and, in many cases, permanent. The tools used in Regenerative Medicine range from: Nutrition, to improve the microenvironment of the cells
Platelet rich plasma and other substances taken from the body, to improve the body’s ability to heal certain tissues
Stem cells, which are the hallmark of Regenerative Medicine and are used in an increasingly impressive number of conditions
Stem cells are the body’s own healing agents. They have the ability to renew themselves and have the ability to differentiate into virtually any tissue in the body. Stem cells also have the ability to communicate with cells that are damaged or dying due to age, disease or injury, making them ideal for repairing and rebuilding damaged or worn out tissues.
It is important for the patient to understand the differences in sources of stem cells. Today, we can get stem cells from the patient’s own body by extracting tissue from certain parts of the body like bone marrow or adipose (fatty) tissue. These sources can be of great interest particularly to the younger population under the age of forty, but this source becomes increasingly unreliable as the patient’s age extends beyond forty. In addition, using the patient’s own stem cells requires an invasive and often painful procedure in order to extract the cells. Published research shows that bone marrow and adipose stem cells lose many of their characteristics as they age, making them less desirable.
Other sources are allogeneic sources, which means coming from a different person. One of the sources, which is wildly unpopular because of ethical reasons and the lack of federal funding is embryonic stem cells. While very powerful and potent, they carry increased risk of side effects like teratomas, which is abnormal growth of normal tissue in the body. Another allogeneic source are stem cells derived from the umbilical cord. There are two primary sources of stem cells within the cord itself; Wharton’s Jelly and umbilical cord blood derived stem cells.
Wharton’s Jelly is controversial because the FDA, who regulates the processing of stem cells by labs in the United States, has stated that the level of processing of the Wharton’s Jelly that is required to separate the stem cells from the other tissues causes too much alteration of the cells. Wharton’s Jelly is now considered a drug that requires an Investigational New Drug application and carries with it hundreds of millions of dollars of testing before it is available to be offered to the general public. Any clinic using this type of stem cells is acting outside the guidelines and is experimenting on humans.
Umbilical cord blood derived stem cells are considered most suitable because:
No ethical issues
Collection is easy
No end to the supply
Yields high numbers of stem cells
Easy to process without altering the characteristics of the cells themselves
In addition, research shows that umbilical cord blood derived stem cells replicate faster in the body, live longer in the body, and are more potent and predictable than other sources. They are astoundingly safe with very few reactions reported and no serious adverse events reported.
Rejuva Stem Cell Clinics utilize only the most powerful and potent umbilical cord blood derived stem cells available from the most responsible lab available. Stem cell therapies are the only thing we do and we keep 100% of our focus on advancing the technology and continuing to provide a great service to our patients. Many of our patients see us only after they have been told they need a joint replacement, but they chose stem cell treatment instead. To date, no one has gotten a replacement surgery and none are anticipated by any of the patients we have treated. Stem cell therapy is a simple, reliable and straightforward way of improving quality of life, restoring strength and increasing mobility, all while avoiding the risks, side effects and long rehabilitation times of drugs or surgery.