Since stem cell therapy used to be an intensely controversial subject because of its association with human embryonic cells, let me start off by being crystal clear: There is nothing controversial or unethical about using your own cells in a safe and therapeutic manner. And that’s exactly what today’s cutting-edge research focuses on: non-embryonic adult mesenchymal stem cells. The best part? These cells come from a patient’s own fat stores.
Fat-derived stem cell therapy (officially called adipose-derived stromal vascular cell therapy), involves removing a few ounces of a patient’s fat through liposuction, separating out the stem cells in a special process that yields extremely high numbers of viable cells, and returning them back into that person’s body via an IV or injection.
In my opinion, this is the most promising method of harvesting and delivering adult stem cells. 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 chance of rejection or disease transmission.
Bountiful Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
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 health concerns.
Cardiologists have used patients’ own adult stem cells to regenerate cardiac muscle tissue damaged by heart attacks and to improve function in those with heart failure. Adult stem cells have also improved outcomes in multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke, and other neurological disorders, and they hold promise for patients with urinary incontinence and interstitial cystitis.
In orthopedics, adult stem cells have been deployed to promote healing of fractures and, when injected into injured or degenerated knee, elbow, shoulder, and hip joints, to stimulate cartilage growth and increase function. They’re also delivered directly to aching necks and backs to relieve inflammation and pain, and as a result of these interventions, some patients have been able to forgo surgery.
Dermatologists have enthusiastically adopted adult stem cell therapy and use it to fill in and plump up skin, both for cosmetic and reconstructive applications. And some specialists are even using it to promote hair restoration.
Are You a Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy?
I’m not suggesting stem cell therapy can cure whatever ails you. Nobody can guarantee results for this or any other treatment, and outcomes vary from patient to patient. However, I firmly believe that adult stem cell therapy is the future of medicine and has the potential for reversing disease, alleviating suffering, and improving the quality of life for all of mankind.
To learn more, or to find out if you are a candidate for this treatment, contact us at 866-944-8253.