Stem cells from your own body’s fat cells can be extracted, concentrated and reintroduced into your body. They help your body heal joint arthritis, repair heart damage, restore function to stroke victims, and much more.
What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells than can produce (differentiate) cells of a specific or specialized type. Stem cells divide and produce new differentiated cells throughout your life. For example, as cell damage occurs (as in a cut), new skin cells are produced by stem cells to repair the cut.
Stem cells circulating in your blood can reach any organ that needs repair. The stem cells at that organ can produce exactly the kinds of cells needed to repair the organ so it functions normally again. The more stem cells in circulation, the faster the healing process occurs.
Everyone has stem cells. Because cells normally die off, stem cells are required for life. Some experts say we could live only a few hours if we had no stem cells.
Adult stem cells from your own body can be harvested from many sources. Most popular sources of stem cells are your bone marrow or your fat or adipose tissue through liposuction. The adipose tissue is processed in a way that separates the fat from the stem cells. The stem cells are them be injected in areas of the body that require repair.
Adult Stem Cell Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis – Neil Riordan, PhD
Stem Cells: Current Clinical Trials and Beyond
There are currently over 2,000 studies that are actively investigating stem cells or recruiting people to participate in a clinical trial involving stem cells. As of this writing, several of these studies are:
- Experimental Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy in Treatment of Chronic Autoimmune Urticaria
- Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cell Transplantation for the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy
- Stem Cell Educator Therapy in Diabetes
- Outcomes of Expanded Autologous Bone Marrow-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Therapy in Type II Diabetes
- Allogeneic HUman Mesenchymal Stem Cell Infusion Versus Placebo in Subjects With Alcohol Use Disorder and Major Depression
- Evaluation of Stem Cell Therapy Effects on the Immune Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Results of stem cell trials have shown that injections have helped regrow cartilage, reducing or eliminating joint discomfort. Stem cells have helped restore corneas, repair heart damage, treat stroke victims, and even show promise in helping repair spinal cord injuries. Stem cells have helped diabetic patients restore circulation in their legs to avoid amputation.
As you can imagine, many studies are first done on animals to see if a certain treatment is effective. Those treatments that are effective can then be using in human trials.
One study, Stem cell therapy in a caprine model of osteoarthritis, investigating the usefulness of stem cells for regeneration of the medial meniscus or fibrocartilage in the joints of goats. Adult goat stem cells were introduced into the joints. The study noted “marked regeneration” of the meniscus. Repair tissue was noted after 6 weeks, and after 20 weeks further repair tissue was noted in 7 of 9 joints treated. The reseachers concluded that, “This study suggests that there may be a therapeutic benefit associated with intraarticular injection of stem cells following traumatic injury to the knee.”
Stem Cells: Results of Applications in Humans
Knee arthritis two years after stem cell therapy by Harry Adelson, N.D.
Carrie describes her outcome two years after stem cell therapy for her painful, arthritic knees by Harry Adelson, N.D.
Stem Cell Treatment For Knees: Mycal’s Story
Mycal was in constant pain which was impairing his function and quality of life. He wanted to avoid invasive knee replacement therapy. He chose adult stem cell therapy and watch him now tackle his game pain free! Stem Cell therapy for joint injuries are an ideal choice for those looking to avoid invasive surgery and prolonged downtime.
Enhance Your Stem Cells
You can receive stem cells in your joints or an intravenously for a whole body infusion in many clinics throughout the United States. Typically, the clinic will use fat cells taken, via liposuction, from your own body. The fat cells are placed in a centrifuge where the stem cells can be concentrated and extracted. The cells are then introduced into your body where they begin their work.
All this takes just a couple of hours. You’ll experience no “down time” and can go about your daily activities after the injections.
At this time, the cost of this procedure is approximately $4000 for one area ( for example, a knee or a shoulder) and $6000 for two areas (both knees or both shoulders). Insurance does not currently cover this procedure so you will have to pay for it yourself.
Stem Cell Enhancing Supplements
Because the cost such procedures more than many people can afford, some people are turning to supplements than can enhance stem cell production or mobilization. One such product is shown below. Investigate it and use it if you think it could help you.