Are Stem Cells Capable of Real Healing?

Are Stem Cells Capable of Real Healing?

Stem cells are changing the way doctors heal our bodies. These incredible powerhouses exist within each of us – they’re in our fat cells, bone marrow, amniotic fluid at birth and are capable of not only self-replicating, but also transforming into different types of cells to heal different organs, tissues and joints throughout your body. What may have seemed like science fiction years ago is the reality today. Stem cells are the only cell in the body that has the ability to turn itself into a new cell with a different function, such as blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle or bone. That creates extraordinary possibilities for therapy. Stem cell therapy is now routinely practiced for a variety of injuries and joint pain, and many believe that’s only the beginning.

Not Just for Professional Athletes Anymore

Stem cell treatments and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy were once reserved only for elite professional athletes such as Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods and Alex Rodriguez, who used the treatments to repair painful knee, shoulder and joint injuries, to get back on the course, field or court, and even delay retirement. Now hundreds of NFL players are using stem cell treatments – the NFL views it as a medical treatment. Now available to anyone, stem cell therapy has become more mainstream, and regenerative medicine is a field that is showing tremendous progress and expanding daily.

Stem Cells Compared to the Body’s “Gold”

Doctors in 1978 discovered stem cells in human cord blood, and have been studying and experimenting with stem cell potential since then. They are the body’s main cells for repairing damaged tissue and reducing inflammation. Each day your body turns over new cells as old cells die – those replacement cells are stem cells. When isolated and concentrated, stem cells can divide and replenish cells that are damaged by disease and injury or normal wear. Doctors and scientists have known this for decades, but they weren’t sure how to extract them, and use stem cells for therapeutic purposes until the last ten years or so. Dr. David Borenstein of New York was quoted in a recent Men’s Journal article comparing stem cells to gold mining. “There’s tons of gold in there,” he said pointing to the body, then continued, “The problem is, it’s sitting in the ground, doing nothing. You gotta go in there and get it.”

From Anti-Aging to Heart Disease: What Stem Cells Can Treat

Today, stem cells are actively and successfully being used to repair tissue and treat a variety of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, leukemia, and even sexual dysfunction such as erectile dysfunction and aesthetics like anti-aging to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or non-surgical hair restoration. At Regenerative Aesthetics & Lasers NW, we offer several of those treatments to repair damaged tissue and reduce age-related degeneration. How can stem cells help you?

Who is a Great Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy?

The ideal candidate for stem cell therapy is someone who:

At Regenerative Aesthetics & Lasers NW, we have several patient examples of how stem cell therapy has improved conditions, relieved pain, and provided an excellent non-surgical option to recovery. Our physicians know that stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine is a developing and expanding field of medicine, and they are actively implementing this into patient care every day. Contact us today, and we’ll create a customized treatment plan for you.

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