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Stem Cell Therapy

October 22, 2018

Advancements in medical science are happening faster than ever before. New technologies, techniques, and therapies are changing the way providers and people like you think about health, healing, aging, and wellness.

 

In today’s post, we’ll share exciting information about stem cells and the regenerative therapies offered at Urban Wellness Group.

 

What are stem cells?

Forget what you’ve heard in the media — the truth about stem cells is far less complicated and controversial than you might think. Start by understanding that most cells in your body, like those found in blood or bones, have a singular purpose and function. Blood cells remain blood cells and bone cells remain bone cells.

 

Stem cells are different. Like other cells, they do have one purpose — to help your body heal and repair. Unlike other cells, however, stem cells have unlimited potential and may act as a “repair system” for your body, becoming the type of cell your body needs to heal itself.

 

How are stem cells used?

It is only recently that researchers have begun to recognize the potential for stem cell therapies. Because of this, the possibilities and uses for stem cell therapies are always changing and growing.

 

Because of their nature, in theory, stem cells may one day be used to treat virtually any injury or disease. The potential for breakthroughs is essentially limitless. A few of the conditions that may be treatable by stem cell therapies could include:

 

  1. Multiple Sclerosis
  2. ALS & Alzheimer’s disease
  3. Parkinson’s disease
  4. Damage to cardiac muscle after a heart attack
  5. Nerve damage due to diabetes
  6. Musculoskeletal disorders and injuries in athletes
  7. Joint inflammation
  8. Sprains and strains
  9. Everyday aches and pains of aging
  10. Arthritis
  11. Osteoporosis

 

Stem cell therapies are designed to supplement and direct the body’s natural ability to heal itself. As research continues and advancements are made, additional uses of stem cells are inevitable.

 

The connection between stem cells and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

As we age, the number of stem cells in our body and the effectiveness of those stem cells decreases. Recent research has shown that the high oxygen environment of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can lead to the synthesis of nitric oxide, which then results in the release and growth of stem cells.

 

Another fascinating study of stem cell therapy and HBOT in patients with diabetes showed promising results. After treatment, patients had lower blood sugar and a lower A1c, as well as an increase in C-peptide, an amino acid in insulin that helps the body to regulate blood sugar levels.

 

Other benefits of HBOT

In addition to potentially promoting stem cell health, HBOT therapies can also help you:

 

  • Heal faster by oxygenating the body
  • Improve your immune system response
  • Fight infections

 

Plus much more!

 

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine aims to answer the question: Is there a way to supplement our body's ability to heal itself?

 

Think of regenerative medicine as cooperative medicine: a way of working with the care continuum and your body. Whether a patient is 18 or 80, by providing minimally-invasive treatment options, regenerative medicine can help restore the body’s natural functions and optimal health.

 

Everyone’s health is unique. So don’t think of regenerative medicine as simply a replacement for surgery or traditional treatments. Instead, regenerative medicine should be seen as a way to support and enhance any needed treatment.

 

Predictive Biotech: a leader in the field of regenerative medicine

Predictive Biotech believes repair starts within. By using human cell and tissue products to create an optimal internal healing environment, their products gives patients and health care professionals new treatment options that weren’t available just a few years ago.

 

By thoroughly understanding the building blocks at work within the human body, Predictive Biotech pinpoints the tissue sources that are best for regenerative medicine therapies. Using cryogenic freezing techniques, they provide liquid nitrogen storage containers to medical partners like Urban Wellness Group to ensure their products remain at -196 degrees. This minimal amount of processing preserves and maximizes the potential of their regenerative medicine products.

 

Frequently asked questions about stem cells and regenerative medicine

Where do stem cells come from?

In stem cell therapies, there are 2 main sources:

 

  • Autologous - In autologous stem cell therapies, stem cells are harvested from your own body, processed, and then returned to your body.
  • Allogeneic - In contrast, allogeneic stem cell therapies involve the use of a donor who provides the stem cells that are transplanted into your body.

How long does stem cell therapy take?

Depending on the treatment, your stem cell therapy may require as little as a single office visit. When you work with a physician to plan your treatment, you’ll learn more about the timeline and what you can expect.


Is stem cell therapy safe?

Predictive Biotech products are rigorously tested to FDA guidelines in a CLIA certified laboratory. Thousands of patients have used their treatments with no adverse effects.

 

Stem cell therapies at UWG

The physicians at Urban Wellness Group use products from Predictive Biotech. These products have been regulated by the FDA for patient safety. Urban Wellness group specializes in the use of stem cell therapies for treatment of painful chronic conditions.

 

To find out more information contact our SE Division Street clinic or call (503) 445-9771.

 



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