The Types of Stem Cell Therapies
Instead of just dealing with the pain or adapting to disability, regenerative medicine uses stem cells to repair and regenerate your damaged tissues and significantly improve your quality of life. Stem cell therapy is safer, less painful and more affordable than surgery or long-term use of pain medications.
The science of stem cell therapy has come a long way. It started as a controversial topic that raised a lot of scientific and ethical issues, since the oldest stem cell treatment involved extraction of undifferentiated cells from human embryos. Apart from being morally unacceptable, fetal stem cell therapy is now illegal in the U.S.
Currently there are four legal ways to harvest stem cells.
1&2. Stem Cell Extraction from Amniotic Fluid and Human Placenta
These two techniques are very similar and also share the same downsides – inconsistent concentration of stem cells, large proportion of cellular debris as well as the possibility of causing negative reactions.
3. Autologous Stem Cell Therapy
This is when the patient’s own stem cells are collected through surgery. Usually, this method is an instant turn-off for the majority of patients due to the pain, recovery and the cost of the surgery itself. Since the potency of these stem cells is highly dependent upon the health and age of the potential patient, it can fail to make a substantial difference.
4. Human Umbilical Cord Therapy (HUCT)
HUCT cells are derived exclusively from the umbilical cord tissue of healthy birthed babies & healthy mothers, which is the safest and least-invasive method of stem cell extraction available. The undifferentiated cells have no potential to cause allergic reactions, which makes this procedure safe and suitable for virtually anyone. Since the umbilical cord is one of the richest sources of multipotent stem cells, HUCT stem cell therapy is the preferred method of treatment.
An ever-growing number of chronic conditions can be successfully treated with stem cell therapy. To find out how you may benefit from stem cell therapy, schedule a free consultation with us.