Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are definitely some of the most interesting cells in the human body. These are undifferentiated cells that do not have a real “blueprint” or specific destiny. They can become differentiated into specialized cells anywhere in the body. They are classified as two different types of cells, those that are from embryonic origin and those called adult stem cells.
Research shows Stem Cell Therapy may benefit the following:
- Frailty syndrome
- Localized Ischemia
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Vasular insufficiency
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Critical Limb Ischemia
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Liver failure
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Renal Failure
- Heart Failure
In the growing embryo, these cells differentiate into ectoderm, endoderm, and mesoderm. These give rise to our spine, nerves, and all of our organs. Adult stem cells are mainly used to repair, replenish, and regenerate tissues.
Historically, stem cells can come from a wide range of tissues. These can include umbilical cord, fetal tissue, adipose, or the best source: bone marrow.
Bone marrow stem cells have the largest numbers of cells when collected and tested as compared to all others. This is definitely the preferred method of stem cell therapy because of the high numbers and the fact that they are coming from the best source: your own body. This method is called autologous therapy.
Stem cell research worldwide goes back over 100 years, with the German research going back to 1860. There are a wide range of studies and articles describing its dramatic benefit for chronic diseases. Many of these articles are available for you to study on my website.
In conducting stem cell therapy, very strict guidelines must be followed in coordination with a specialized protocol. This ensures accuracy, sterility, and quality control of the procedure. The information gathered from the procedure, including many forms of documentation, can be used for medical publication at a later date. Physician notes and procedures as well as a questionnaire filled out by patients sometimes are part of this process. This enables the highest level of organization and documentation possible.
First off, patients are examined, necessary blood or other testing is done and reviewed and a schedule is made to begin the procedure. Usually, stem cell therapy is done within 2 weeks of the initial consultation.
On the day of the procedure, stem cells are extracted from Bone Marrow. This takes five to ten minutes and then patients sit and relax while the processing is completed. It is then washed and centrifuged three times to allow separation of cells and harvest stem cells. At the end of the procedure, microscopic analysis will estimate the number of stem cells available for injection. The injection can be done either into joint, connective tissue, muscle or for all other organs or systemic diseases, intravenously. Intranasal technique is also used for MS, Parkinsons, and Alzheimers disease. Intravenous and nebulizer is used for COPD, Emphysema, and Pumonary Fibrosis.