Could Stem Cells Be Right For You?
Stem Cell Therapy is one of the most exciting and promising areas of medical advancement in the 21st Century. These cells can differentiate into many different cell types to regenerate and renew damaged or diseased cells. Stem Cells may help with numerous chronic or degenerative conditions, including: chronic pain, degenerative joints, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune conditions, cardiovascular disease, Crohn's, and more. Stem Cells can repair and rejuvenate tissues damaged by many health conditions. They also have the potential to slow the aging process for improved performance and a more youthful appearance.
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Not all stem cells are of the same quality and potency. At Healing Place Medical, we have carefully researched potential sources to provide the highest quality cells. Human donors are carefully screened using strict criteria that are matched to each patient. Donors must be young women who follow a healthy lifestyle and are free from chronic conditions. We use cells derived from wharton's jelly and the umbilical cord blood, which are rich in both mesenchymal stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells. These are adult, self-renewing, multipotent stem cells that have the capacity to differentiate into many types of cells, including: cartilage, bone and bone marrow, fat, muscle, and nerve cells-as well as all 10 types of blood cells. They can also stimulate new blood vessel growth in damaged tissues and reduce free radicals by enhancing the antioxidant effect of new younger cells.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A stem cell is basically any cell that can replicate and differentiate. This means the cell can not only multiply, it can turn into different types of tissues needed to heal damaged tissue or organs.
These adult stem cells are undifferentiated dormant cells. This means they will do nothing unless they witness some level of tissue injury. It's tissue injury that turns them on. So, when a person has an injury or a degenerative type problem, the stem cells are drawn to the area of need and stimulate the healing process.
Patients have their fat harvested in our special sterile treatment facility under a local anesthetic. The fat removal procedure lasts approximately twenty minutes. Specially designed equipment is used to harvest the fat cells and less than 100cc of fat is required. Post operative discomfort is minimal and there is minimal restriction on activity.
Stem cells are harvested under sterile conditions using a special "closed system" technology so that the cells never come into direct contact with the environment throughout the entire process from removal to deployment. Sterile technique and antibiotics are also used to prevent infection.
No. Only a person's own cells are used (autologous). These are harvested from each individual and deployed back into their own body during the procedure. There is no risk of contamination or risk of introduction of other DNA into the treatments.
No. Only adult "mesenchymal" stem cells are used. These cells are capable of forming bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, ligaments, blood vessels, and certain organs. Embryonic stem cells are associated with ethical considerations and limitations.
Healing Place is part of a national clinical trial for stem cell therapy. What this means for you as a patient is that you can get clinical data of success rates of the condition you want healed. Additionally, you can be assured that the standard of care that being part of a clinical trial brings.
You should be alert to other clinics in the area that claim to use stem cells. Many use stem cells from cadavers (yes, you get stem cells from dead bodies.) They also can't give you statistical data on successful outcomes. SCTCT has the power of a clinical trial behind it.
NOTE FROM THE DOCTOR
The content of this website is intended for educational purposes with the understanding that it is not providing any diagnosis, treatment, professional advice or services. Stem cell treatment is not approved by the FDA for any specific disease.