Stem cell therapy uses a patient’s own stem cells from bone or adipose, or from cells donated from healthy c-section deliveries from umbilical cord or placental tissue to help repair damaged tissues and repair injuries. This therapy is a part of the regenerative medicine field that is rapidly growing. A few of the many things stem cell therapy is used for include reducing joint pain from osteoarthritis, increasing motion and flexibility, and treating tendon, muscle, and ligament tears.
What is a stem cell?
Before we explain some of the benefits of this therapy, it may be helpful to know a little bit more about stem cells in general.
According to the National Institute of Health, “Stem cells are important for living organisms for many reasons. In the 3- to 5-day-old embryo, called a blastocyst, the inner cells (stem cells) give rise to the entire body of the organism, including all of the many specialized cell types and organs such as the heart, lungs, skin, sperm, eggs and other tissues. In some adult tissues, such as bone marrow, muscle, and brain, discrete populations of adult stem cells generate replacements for other cells that are lost through normal wear and tear, injury, or disease.” The stem cells originally built the body and are also responsible to repair and heal those same tissues in our adult life.
With so many treatment options out there, you may be wondering what benefits choosing stem cell therapy provides. Overall, because stem cell therapy utilizes biologic material harvested directly from the patient’s body, or from rigorously screened donated placental or umbilical cord tissue, there is generally minimal risk, minimal recovery time, and minimal worry.
Here are 5 more specific benefits to keep in mind:
- Avoid surgery and its many complications and risks
Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure. We source our stem cells from FDA-regulated sterile labs and tested for the highest level of hygiene.
- Minimal post-procedural recovery time
One of the most time-consuming factors of any injury or surgery is not always the treatment itself, but the recovery time. With stem cell therapy, recovery time is minimal.
- No use of general anesthesia
Do you not like the way general anesthesia makes your feel? Or do you simply get anxious at the thought of being put under? Stem cell therapy may be just what you need as it does not require the use of general anesthesia
- No risk of rejection
No risk of rejection or antigens. These cells will regenerate into the desired cells on their own.
- No communicable disease transmission
As they are screened for disease and hygiene in the lab, there is negligible risk of spreading disease from donor to recipient.
If you are wondering if you could benefit from stem cell therapy, you can find help at our office at Feel Amazing Institute.
Call us to book a consultation or to attend a free informational seminar to learn more.
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