Global Stem Cell Solutions
The use of stem cells in medicine is one of the most exciting new frontiers of health care. Stem cells are partially undifferentiated cells, harvested either from your own body (autologous) or taken from cord blood of newborn babies (allogenic). These cells have some capacity to turn into other types of tissue (pluripotency), as well as to modulate the immune system of the body, thus significantly rejuvenating our own tissue and restoring a more youthful state. This treatment modality can truly be life changing.
Our own bodies have stem cells and they are found in the following areas of the body:
1) adipose mesenchymal stem cells.
2) bone marrow stem cells
3) adult peripheral blood stem cells.
Obtaining these stem cells from patients own body is called autologous harvesting.
4) umbilical cord blood stem cells obtained from newborn. This is called allogenic stem cell harvesting.
As we age, our own stem cells down regulate secondary to chronic inflammation and this decreases our bodies’ ability to stay youthful. Stem cell implantation can supply our body with powerful new cells to replace old tissue and to wake up existing tissues in the body that have become dormant.
Patient’s typically describe more energy, improves mental and physical stamina and focus, faster healing, improved vision, as well as improvement in chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Stem cells are also used to treat what has been termed human frailty syndrome, a condition where the body is no longer able to heal itself properly.
Using this type of stem cell is different from using embryonic stem cells which come from fetal tissue. There is a high degree of ethical controversy acquiring this type of stem cell.
Acquiring good lifestyle habits keeps our bodies stem cells from deteriorating as fast. Proper sleep, consistent exercise, hormonal replacement therapy, good diet with nutritional support, as well as stress management are all factors that keep our stem cells active into older age.