What is stemcell?

These potent and “undifferentiated cells” are found in all multicellular organisms on earth and have the capability of replicating/copying themselves indefinitely into more healthy cells of the same type.
This process is known as cell differentiation. Stem cells are also sometimes referred to as progenitor cells because they possess the ability to assume the role and function of another type of cell.
The main difference between stem cells and progenitor cells is that progenitor cells can only differentiate to from one or more kinds of cells, but they cannot divide and reproduce indefinitely as stem cells can.
Two Success Factors for stemcell therapy
  • 1. The cells must possess the ability of Self-renewal. Self-Renewal is described as the ability of a cell to go through multiple cycles of normal cell division while being able to maintain an undifferentiated state.
  • 2. The cells must be Potent: Potency is described as the ability to differentiate into three germ layers of endoderm ( endothelium cells,) mesoderm, or ectoderm.
What is Stem Cells Therapy?
These potent “blank” cells are the very foundation for every organ, cell, and tissue in the human /> The reason why they are essential is that they are the only natural means to repair or replace our damaged tissues and organs permanently.
The cells can reverse degenerative diseases or injuries through a targeted delivery /> Recent research has also found that intermittent fasting triggers stem cell regeneration.
Stemcell Therapy Scope
Today, stem cells therapies and gene therapies are used to treat a variety of degenerative conditions such as:
  • Blood Cancers
  • Blood diseases – Thalassemia and Sickle cell anemia
  • Diabetes – Pancreas & Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Cardiovascular disease – Heart Attacks and “CHF” or Congestive Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Disease – COPD, Emphysema and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Degenerative Neurological Disease – ALS, Motor Neuron Disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
  • Neurological and Spinal Injuries caused by Accidents or Strokes
  • Sensory loss and peripheral neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases – Lupus
  • Orthopedic Diseases or Injuries – Arthritis, Lower back injuries, Knee injuries, Degenerative Hips, Sports Injuries

Various types of motor nerves & somatic cells have been identified in the human body. They range from cells that can perform a single function to more specialized cells that form the foundation of human tissue or organ. [1] Mesenchymal stem cells, for example, are adult stem cells that can form cartilage, bone, tendon, ligaments, muscle cells, skin cells, and even nerve cells. In contrast, hematopoietic stem cell lines give rise to blood cells only (red cells, white cells, and platelets), while neural stem cells form only cells in the nervous system.

Where are Stem Cells Found?
Two types of stem cells are used in research and therapies: autologous cells and Allogeneic cells.
Autologous means from the patient’s own body while Allogeneic implies donated stem cells from a person other than the recipient.
Autologous cells are found dispersed throughout our body, and they are typically named based on which particular phase of development or body part they are found in. The “birth” of a stem cell occurs in the bone marrow region, and they are then released into the bloodstream to allow proliferation through the entire body. Our blood circulation allows transport to these cells throughout the body. After an injury or accident, the cells/tissue near the site of injury releases a chemical known as cytokines which act as a beacon of distress to help recruit new stem and progenitor cells to the area of damage in a migration process that is known as homing.
Four Viable Sources of Autologous Stem Cells
  • 1. Human Bone Marrow – harvesting is very invasive and requires drilling into the femur bone or iliac crest
  • 2. Peripheral Blood – Blood stem cells are extracted from the patient through a process known as apheresis. Blood is drawn from the patient and filtered in a machine that extracts the patients stem cells then returns a portion of blood to the donor.[2]
  • 3. Dental Pulp – The dental pulp of young adolescents is comprised of soft living tissue. Scientists have found that dental pulp is a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells and does not require invasive procedures to extract.
  • 4. Adipose - derived or Fat stem cells – Acquired through mini-liposuction, Adipose stem cells are used primarily in cosmetic treatments such as stem cell facelifts or stem cell breast reconstruction after cancer.
Source of allogeneic stem cells
For some applications and systemic autoimmune diseases, the patients are not candidates for autologous stem cell therapy and require Allogeneic derived Stem cells. [3] These Allogeneic cells are not from the patient themselves and are primarily acquired from our stem cell bank with donated umbilical cord tissue, human placenta (Wharton’s jelly) or bone marrow of the patient’s immediate relatives. These cells are matched to the patient using HLA matching to minimize any risk of graft vs. host disease.
Stem Cell Scams & Warnings
In recent years stem cell tourism has taken off in many parts of the world. The promise of functional regenerative medicine is being tarnished by ethically problematic and unproven therapies from very untrustworthy sources. Many of these experimental treatments and therapies have never undergone proper clinical trials but are instead being marketed directly as therapies or worse yet “Cures.” These “same day” experimental stem cell therapies are not being carried out by licensed or professional medical staff and often do not comply within the framework of an approved treatment protocol that is used to ensure ethical standards are proper protocols are being met. Please use caution and correct judgment when contacting unscrupulous stem cells clinics globally who often over promise but under-deliver. Other signs to watch out for are unlicensed doctors that promise treatments with “no risks” or treatments that offer no post-treatment care or assistance. Some people may think/claim that stem cells are some “magic bullet” or “miracle cure” for everything.

This is simply NOT TRUE!

Cell-based therapeutic medicine is based on observable, evidential science and can help some patients but in no way can help every person every time. The ability to treat degenerative or acquired diseases is still in the early stages of clinical application and is reserved for approved cases only. To date, the only successful stem cell treatment with a proven/established regenerative medical procedure is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.