Stem Cells in Regenerative/Anti-Aging Medicine
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are the body’s raw materials — cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Under the right conditions in the body or a laboratory, stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells.
These daughter cells either become new stem cells (self-renewal) or become specialized cells (differentiation) with a more specific function, such as blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle cells or bone cells. No other cell in the body has the natural ability to generate new cell types.
Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the repair response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue using stem cells or their derivatives.
What can stem cells do?
Researchers and doctors hope stem cell studies can help to:
- Increase understanding of how diseases occur. By watching stem cells mature into cells in bones, heart muscle, nerves, and other organs and tissue, researchers and doctors may better understand how diseases and conditions develop.
- Generate healthy cells to replace diseased cells (regenerative medicine). Stem cells can be guided into becoming specific cells that can be used to regenerate and repair diseased or damaged tissues in people.
People who may benefit from stem cell therapies include those with chronic pain and inflammation, joint pains, spinal cord injuries, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, stroke, burns, and more.
Stem cells are becoming vastly popular in anti-aging and aesthetic medicine to preserve youthfulness. It can help with hair loss, aging skin, sexual rejuvenation.
Where do we get stem cells from?
Stem cells exist in our body from conception, and have the highest concentrations in the embryonic stage, but decline as we age. They are used early in life by the body to nurture and support the growth of new cells. As we age, stem cells are used as a repair system in the body, repairing damaged or missing cells.
Stem cells can become red blood cells, muscle cells, brain cells, skin cells, etc based on the body’s need. However, as aging occurs, the body does not have the ability to regenerate like it used to, and so by implementing stem cell therapy, the effects of aging can be slowed down and possibly reversed.
In the early stages of life, stem cells are supplied through the umbilical cord, from the mother’s nourishment transferred in complex and transformative cells. Today, we are able to use stem cells from the umbilical cord, and the donors go through an extensive screening process to ensure the purity of the stem cells. This source of stem cell therapy contains the highest level of growth factors with the lowest amount of risk and allergic reactions.
What is involved in stem cell therapy?
In the quest to optimize wellness, we all want to not only look good but feel good as well. The essence of mind-body-spirit is best exemplified with stem cell therapy.
It is a safe treatment and requires no down-time. Stem cells can be administered via injection into certain areas or as an IV infusion.
To learn more about how stem cell therapy can benefit you, call Synergistiq/Continuum today. Let today be the start of something new!