Stem Cell Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
What is Regeneration?
Regeneration is the process of renewal and restoration, whereby diseased or older tissue is replaced by healthy new tissue. With the help of stem cells, patients can now experience a healing of their chronic disease, that until now was impossible.
What can Stem cells Do?
Build, repair and replace diseased tissue with new healthy tissue. Stem cells have the ability to, replicate and differentiate into different tissues, where there is tissue damage. They help modulate the body’s immune response by reducing inflammation. They respond to paracrine signaling from the body cells by migrating to the area of injury. They also have an Anti-microbial effect against acute and chronic systemic infections.
Where do Stem Cells come from?
Sources include bone marrow, adipose, and umbilical cord. Out of all potential sources, Umbilical cord blood and tissue provides the most potent stem cells due to their strong paracrine signaling, differentiation and replication potential, and the ability to travel throughout the body, effecting multiple injury sites. This source, unlike bone marrow and adipose, is not dependant on one’s age and therefore offers the highest level of stem cells to the patient’s tissues, offering youth and health which is felt by the patient in a short period of time.
Advantages of choosing Umbilical Cord Stem Cells
Anyone can be treated since the stem cells are immune privileged.
Differentiation potential is broad
The stem cells are self renewing with rapid doubling time
Best anti-inflammatory activity, immune modulating capacity and ability to stimulate regeneration
Can be administered multiple times in uniform dosages that contain high cell counts
No need to collect stem cells through invasive procedures such as liposuction or bone marrow aspiration
The lab used to process the umbilical cord stem cells is an FDA and AATB (American Association of Tissue Banks) compliant lab
How are the stem cells administered?
The treatment is either a local injection (as into a joint) Or Intravenous (for systemic diseases such as MS)
What conditions have benefited from Regenerative Medicine?
Heart Disease, Neuropathy, Joint Pain, Back Pain, Stroke, Autoimmune conditions, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Drug detox, Diabetes, and Anti-aging.
How Much Does a Stem Cell Infusion Cost?
The cost of a stem cell treatment varies widely depending on the source. Often, patients who base their decisions on price receive a treatment that may not even contain any viable stem cells. For a stem cell infusion to be effective, you must receive enough stem cells for your body weight and they must have a high viability. The units should be quoted in colony forming units or number of stem cells. When the price is quoted in ml of fluid then you are not receiving stem cells but placenta, amnio or matrix. Many times it’s a combination of all three. Therefore an exact number of stem cells cannot be counted.