Most of the cells in your body are highly specialized. A kidney cell, for example, can multiply and create new kidney tissue, but it can’t turn into a bone cell or neuron. Stem cells, on the other hand, are able to differentiate into many different cell types.
The primary function of adult stem cells, which reside throughout the body, is to maintain and repair tissues. Their innate brilliance lies in their ability to zero in on areas of damage or degeneration. Signaled by inflammation, they migrate wherever they’re needed and, taking cues from surrounding cells, facilitate healing, restoration, and regeneration.
Stem cell therapy used to involve embryonic cells, which understandably generated a lot of controversy. Today’s research focuses on non-embryonic adult mesenchymal stem cells—and there is nothing controversial about using your own cells in a safe and therapeutic manner. Adult stems cells may be derived from bone marrow. However, this isn’t a particularly abundant source, and cells must be cultured over several days to create enough for therapeutic use. Furthermore, their number and viability decline dramatically with age. More recently, fat was discovered to be a far richer, much more accessible repository of robust adult stem cells.
New technologies now make it possible to remove a few ounces of a patient’s fat through a “mini” liposuction procedure, separate out the stem cells in a special process that yields extremely high numbers of viable cells, and return them back into that person’s body via an IV or injection.
Performed in a physician’s office, under sedation and local anesthesia and using a sterile “closed system” technology so the cells never come into contact with the environment, there is minimal discomfort and risk of infection. And because the stem cells come from the patient’s own body, there is no risk of rejection or disease transmission.
Thanks to our association with one of the most established and experienced stem cell treatment centers–which is part of an Investigational Review Board (IRB)-based stem cell treatment network that has adopted an array of IRB-approved protocols and is committed to furthering research in this exciting field–Whitaker Wellness patients now have access to non-embryonic adult mesenchymal stem cell therapy.
It’s easy to see how concentrating and mobilizing these remarkable cells could have tremendous therapeutic benefits, and that has certainly proved to be the case. Non-embryonic adult mesenchymal stem cells are being used to treat a wide variety of health challenges across a broad range of clinical specialties.
Patients’ own adult stem cells have been used to regenerate cardiac tissue damaged by heart attacks and heart failure; improve outcomes in multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke, and other neurological disorders; promote healing of fractures and damaged cartilage; relieve inflammation and pain; and treat cosmetic and reconstructive dermatological conditions.
No one can guarantee results for this or any other treatment, and outcomes vary from patient to patient. Each patient must be assessed individually to determine the potential for optimal results from this regenerative process.
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Because fat-derived adult mesenchymal stem cells are able to change into a variety of cell and tissue types—including bone, cartilage, blood vessels, muscles, nerves, and skin—they may be useful in treating a broad range of conditions including, but not limited to:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Back and neck pain
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Heart failure
- Lung diseases
- Neurological disorders
- Parkinson’s disease
- Skin conditions
- Sports injuries
- Stroke damage
- Wellness and rejuvenation
Click the link below to read more about non-embryonic mesenchymal adult stem cell therapy.
*Individual results may vary
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Renowned physician, author, and speaker, Julian Whitaker, MD, opened the doors of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in 1979. Since then, our clinic has helped more than 45,000 patients overcome serious health challenges and get back on the road to healthy living. We’re proud to offer nearly two dozen safe, innovative, healing therapies under one roof—that’s more than any other facility in the northern hemisphere. Just think of us as your “one-stop shop for wellness.”
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