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Adult stem cell treatments are a recent and burgeoning avenue of restorative medicine, and at Personalized Regenerative Medicine, the idea that the scientific community is just beginning to realize the restorative power of stem cells for the treatment of chronic and degenerative diseases makes us very enthusiastic.
In Adult Stem Cell Treatments, Where are the Cells Harvested From?
Stem cells can be found in every part of the body, but over the years, practitioners of stem cell therapy have found certain parts to be easier to harvest from. Stem cells are typically drawn from discarded umbilical cords and from bone marrow. These two places are preferred because they are great sources of the “certain” type of stem cell that was mentioned in the previous section; they both provide great yields of multipotent stem cells. Multipotent stem cells are the stem cells capable of replicating the function of numerous types of cells.
What is a Stem Cell? Why is Stem Cell Therapy So Beneficial?
A stem cell is an undifferentiated type of cell that has to ability to specialize when the body has need of new cells. Stem cells are responsible for much of the development of the fetus as it gestates inside the womb, and they help with tissue repair once the body has been fully developed. Adult stem cell treatments focus on taking these undifferentiated cell and infusing into areas in need of healing. Since we all started out as a single stem cell—the zygote—stem cells, in theory, have the ability to restore the function of any group of cells within the body. In addition to having the potential to replicate the function of numerous types of cells, adult stem cells have the ability to divide indefinitely. If research into stem cell therapy continues to go well, there may come a time when organ transplants become obsolete. Certain stem cells are able to replicate the function of any cell, and all of them are able to divide as much as they need to. Maybe one day, entire organs could be grown from stem cells. People with damaged organs could receive healthy ones without another person having to volunteer to give up their own. If the power of stem cell therapy becomes fully harnessed in the future, blood donations might become unnecessary. Blood is composed of many different types of cells, and if certain stem cells are capable of replicating the functions of any type of cell, there could be a day where entire blood banks are filled from a single stem cell.
How Are The Stem Cells Transferred to the Body?
Stem cells are typically delivered through a blood infusion process, using stem cells from the patient or from a donor. The fluid containing the stem cells is transferred to the body using a catheter, which is a thin plastic tube. The area where the cells are injected will differ depending on the treatment, but most typically, the catheter will be inserted somewhere inside the chest.
Arguments against Adult Stem Cell Treatments and our Refutation.
Skeptics of adult stem cell treatments say that too many stem cells are destroyed upon transfer to make a real difference in the place that they are injected into. Our argument against this is that there more factors that go into tissue regeneration than the quantity of cells present in the damaged area. Mesenchymal Stem Cells, the ones that can be drawn from the bone marrow and umbilical cord, have an excellent capacity for paracrine signaling. Paracrine signaling is when a cell signals other cells to alter their behavior to meet a certain biological need, which can include the repair of bodily tissue. Paracrine signaling has been shown to be one of the main catalysts of tissue regeneration within the heart and other parts of the body. The great thing about paracrine signaling is that it can occur regardless of whether the cell dies as it is infused or whether it manages to survive.
What Sorts of Conditions Have Adult Stem Cell Treatments Been Able to Treat?
Since the conception of adult stem cell treatments, there have been numerous stories of success. There have been stories about stem cell treatments improving the symptoms of many conditions, some these include:
* Traumatic Brain Injury
* Damage to the Cornea
* Nerve Damage
* Torn Muscles
* Damage to the Spinal Cord
What Are The Advantages of Adult Stem Cell Treatments?
Many types of treatments that are meant to treat some of the same conditions as adult stem cell treatments carry risks that stem cell transfers do not. For example, treatments based on radiation, such as chemotherapy, carry the risk of damaging healthy stem cells and limiting the body’s ability to heal after the treatment has been completed. Surgical treatments are generally much more invasive than adult stem cell treatments, can carry the risk of damaging healthy tissue, and also typically require lengthy recovery time that adult stem cell treatments do not. Adult stem cell treatments work in a fundamentally different way than most popular forms of treatments, and by consequence, avoid many of the risks that these other treatments carry.
How Do I Receive One of These Treatments? Am I a Candidate?
Adult stem cell treatments have been shown to be efficient on patients of differing ages and backgrounds, but we’ll need you to schedule a consultation with us to make sure of your own candidacy. During this consultation, you’ll sit down with one of our practitioners to discuss your medical history, current state of health, and what you wish to treat. If the practitioner performing your consultation finds that you are capable of receiving adult stem cell treatments, they’ll then go over the preparations you should make for receiving the treatment.
Adult stem cell treatments have helped many patients throughout their conception and we hope that they can do the same for you. Contact us in San Clemente and find out firsthand about this innovative form of medicine.
Reported Results & Claims of EDTA Chelation include:
Reduction of liver produced cholesterol
Lowered insulin requirements in diabetics
Reduced high blood pressure
Normalization of cardiac arrhythmia’s
Relief from leg muscle cramps
Improved psychological and emotional status
Enhanced sensory performance
Fewer excessive heart contractions
Lessened varicose vein pigmentation
Lightened age spots
Fewer arthritic aches and pains
Less reliance on pain medication
Hair loss stopped and reversed
Reversal of impotence
Alzheimer symptoms ameliorated or reversed
Reduced need for diuretics
Cold extremities warmed
Chronic fatigue syndrome overcome
Memory and concentration improved
Cataract vision loss restored
Skin, hair, nail improvement
Contraindications For EDTA Chelation include:
Congestive Heart Failure
History of parathyroid disease or surgery and/or hypokalemia
History of severe bleeding from previous injury, surgery or dental extractions
Medications: Coumadin, Ticlid, Plavix.
The Protocol for Mixing EDTA bottles is as follows. In Sterile Water add the following:
EDTA – up to 20 ml (3 grams)
Sodium Bicarbonate, 50 mEq/50 ml – 20 ml
Vitamin C, 6 ml, 500 mg/ml, 3.0 gm.
Mg Chloride, 2 grams – 10 cc
Heparin, 0.25 ml, 10,000 u.ml = 5000 units
Folic Acid, 0.25 ml, 10 mg/ml = 2.5 mg
Pyridoxine, 1 ml, 100 mg/ml = 100 mg
Hydroxycobalamin, 1 ml, 1000 mcg/ml – 1000 mcg
B-Complex – 100, 1 ml
Lidocaine HCL, for IV infusion, 2%, 20 mg/ml – 5 ml = 100 mg
Each of The Components For EDTA Breakdown:
EDTA – reduces collagen and elastin cross linking
Sodium Bicarbonate – helps balance the pH
precursor of collagen; increases the healing rates of wounds
improves immune function
moderate amounts can reduce vascular thrombosis
an antioxidant, reduces oxidative stress
improves physical endurance
inhibits LDL cholesterol
lowers blood concentrations of lead
improves endothelial function (blood vessel wall cells)
enhances circulating lipoprotein lipase activity
has antioxidant effects
prevents endothelial injury and dysfunction
enhances protective activity of vascular nitric oxide
inhibits harmful endothelin effects
inhibits chronic inflammatory damaging actions
inhibits vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration
inhibits angiotensin-converting enzyme and thus blocked harmful effects of an overactive rennin-angiotensin system
negates the effects of advanced glycation end products (AGE) and their receptor (RAGE).
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)
Required for metabolism of methionine and trans-sulfuration of homocysteine, reducing hyperhomocysteinemia (which injures blood vessel walls) when given with vitamin B12 and folic acid.
Required for amino acid, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism
Required for serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine metabolism
Required for metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids and phospholipids
Required for the synthesis of the heme in hemoglobin
Has some antioxidant and free radical scavenging capacity
Chelation is gaining acceptance in conventional medicine as an adjunct treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease. By removing unbound iron, copper, aluminum, zinc, etc. in the brain, which generate free radicals and contribute to the development of collagen and elastin cross linking by free radicals (as advanced glycation end products), chelation assists in blocking the factors that contribute to diabetes, atherosclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, and aging.
In addition the NIH conducted a multicenter medical trial with EDTA chelation for atherosclerosis. Previous studies were flawed in that the ACAM protocol was not followed. There is also the need for the drip to be sufficiently slow and for the patient’s blood to be checked through the week to insure that essential minerals are maintained within the normal range.
Involved in over 300 enzyme systems
Required for protein and carbohydrate metabolism
Involved in nerve and muscle electrical potentials and transmitting impulses across
Intravenous administration can be helpful for atrial tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation and tachycardia
Can reduce angina attacks in patients with coronary artery disease
Can decrease LDL and total cholesterol and increase HDL
Plays a role in blood pressure regulation
Promotes metabolism of homocysteine, reducing hyperhomocysteinemia (which injures blood vessel walls) when given with vitamin B12 and pyridoxine. Hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor for coronary, cerebral and peripheral atherosclerosis, thromboembolism, deep vein thrombosis, myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke.
Important in the methylation of DNA, promotes genetic stability (reduces chromosome breaks and risk of cancer)
Hydroxycobalamin (Vitamin B12)
Promotes metabolism of homocysteine, reducing hyperhomocysteinemia (which injures blood vessel walls) when given with folic acid and pyridoxine.
Required for nucleoprotein and myelin synthesis
Required for cell methylation and reproduction
Maintains sulfhydryl groups in reduced form required by enzymes for protein synthesis and carbohydrate and fat metabolism
Required for folate metabolism
Reduces risk of depression, memory loss, and muscle weakness
Consists of thiamine, riboflavin, niacin/niacinamide, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, vitamin B12, folic acid, choline, APBA and inositol. The B vitamins work best as a group and assist the function of pyridoxine, folic acid and vitamin B12.
helps reduce the local pain of infusion
When this study was completed, the results were summarized as follows:
“A $30 million National Institutes of Health-funded trial to assess the safety and efficacy of EDTA chelation therapy in 1708 post-myocardial infarction (MI) patients was completed in 2014. The trial demonstrated a significant (P=0.035) 18% reduction in a combined primary endpoint of death, MI, stroke, coronary revascularization or hospitalization of angina. In diabetic patients the benefit was more impressive, with a 41% relative reduction in risk (P=0.0002) and a 43% reduction in total mortality (P=0.011). Safety data were also favorable. A reduction of oxidative stress by chelation of toxic metals has been proposed as a possible mechanism of action.”
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