Stem cells have the potential to treat a wide range of diseases. Stem cells have the unique function to go directly to damaged tissue, take on the identity of damaged tissue, and keep dividing every day to repair that damaged tissue. They don’t have a blueprint like organ cells do.
They’re in the highest numbers in bone marrow and fat cells. They’re waiting to be used to create repairs.
Over time your body loses new cell production. You live on older cells that don’t function as well as younger cells. The stem cells are still there but life has exposed you to more things that damage your tissues.
Stem cell therapy takes your own cells and injects them into the damaged area. The stem cell source is numbed so it is relatively painless. The stem cells go into the body intravenously, seeking out areas to repair. About two billion cells are sent into the body in a single treatment.
These stem cells can help repair damages from chronic disease.
Taking stem cells orally is not currently an option because your body would break them down during the digestive process. You can have them administered intravenously, into joints, nasally or respiratorily.
Stem cells are currently being used for arthritis of any joint, COPD, diabetes, erectile disfunction, Alzheimers disease, frailty syndrome, heart disease, heart failure, liver failure, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, lupus and stroke. They’re being used for degenerative disorders and autoimmune disorders.
You do have to be sure that your body has been thoroughly evaluated before getting stem cell treatment. A nutritional foundation is built, exercise is incorporated into the treatment plan and hormones are rebalanced. Stem cells are then sent in to do their work.
There is no negative effect to using your own cells to heal your own body. Insurance does not yet cover stem cell treatment but are becoming aware of how it can save money. Treatment for a bad knee starts at about $5000. Intravenous treatment costs more.
Listen in as Dr. Christopher Calapai shares the latest developments in stem cell research.