The Future of Medicine
Stem cells are the human body’s cells, with the potential to grow into any one of the body’s more than 200 cell types. Stem cells contribute to the body’s ability to renew and repair its tissues.
There are two basic types of stem cells. The first type, which we DO NOT use, is known as unlimited stem cells, also known as embryonic stem cells. These can turn into any kind of cell and can differentiate into 200 cell types. They can be replicated outside the human body and have applications for many diseases in humans. These are the types of cells obtained from fetal (unborn baby) tissue, which has ethical implications along with the capacity to over-replicate, leading to possible tumor formation.
The second type, which we DO use, is termed limited stem cells, also known as amniotic stem cells. These cells are obtained from the amniotic fluid, and though they are more “limited” in their possible applications when compared to embryonic stem cells, they are still effective in a wide variety of treatments. These cells can still be used to treat cartilage, muscle, tendon, ligament, and the most vital organ cells. One major advantage to amniotic stem cells is that they have not shown to form tumors.
Amniotic stem cell donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Amniotic stem cells are processed at an FDA regulated lab and cryogenically frozen and only thawed just before use.
For many suffering from debilitating joint osteoarthritis, treatment options have been limited – steroid injections, hyaluronic acid injections, arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement surgery, and physical therapy. Now, leading-edge treatment options like amniotic stem cell injections may be used to successfully treat patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis, shoulder rotator cuff tendinitis, Achilles tendinitis, and degenerative arthritis.
Amniotic stem cells have anti-inflammatory properties, similar to cortisone and steroid shots, however, stem cell therapy goes far beyond the benefits of standard “injection therapy.” While cortisone and other drugs only provide temporary pain relief, stem cells actually restore degenerated tissue while providing pain relief. The growth factors in amniotic stem cells may replace damaged cells in the treated area. Additionally, stem cells contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricated joints and tendons, easing the pain and helping restore mobility.
Amniotic fluid comes directly from an FDA regulated lab and the treatments themselves take less than an hour to administer. The infection rate is exceptionally low and more than 10,000 injections have been performed without a single reported adverse side effect.
With Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy, the future of medicine is here.
If you are interested in learning more we would like to invite you to attend one of our Regenerative Medicine webinars.