by Philomena Marcus, CNP
“There is no panacea of treatment. It requires a total body, mind and spirit approach.” Dr. Dennis Harper
What are Stem Cells? Stem cells are special cells which are capable of two key functions:
- Self-renewal, creating cells of the same type (clones)
- Asymmetric division, creating a different cell type
Since these cells are baby cells, they are not yet committed to any specific area and will do what the body is in need of repair.
Would A Stem Cell Injection Help Me? There is a tremendous amount of information to be found on “Stem Cells” these days. Please understand that Stem Cells are NOT a magic bullet which will cure you of everything which could be wrong with you. There is no magic bullet. This is media sensationalism and has no basis in fact. The truth is you are NOT receiving an injection of someone else’s “stem cells”. You are receiving an injection of components (Biological Allograft) which have been extracted from donated C-Section delivered, placental and cord tissue. These components send messages to your own dormant stem cells to increase their activity levels, increasing the healing activity of your own body.
What is Biological Allograft? BA is a tissue product taken from several sources within the umbilical cord. This mixture is rich in growth factors, cytokines, platelets, collagen, exosomes and many other wonderful signals which can stimulate cells into action. Our bodies are still rich in these no matter our age. The BA simply adds a higher concentration than our bodies are producing.
What Does This Allograft Do? Think of the capabilities of fertilizer to help seeds sprout and grow; the allograft increases signals which are transmitted to your own various cells (including your own stem cells) through a process known as cellular communication.
What Results Can I Expect to See? These products send out a call to action to your body’s dormant stem cells to wake up and get moving! Once your body receives its marching orders, your own natural repair and regenerative systems begin the healing process. The goal of BA is to speed up those natural processes. You may have one idea of something you would like to address, however your body may have a greater need in a different area of concern. Your body trumps your thinking every time. Just as each of us are different, so are the results we see. Much depends on age, condition of the body, and the condition or the severity of the injury being treated. Many people experience results right away, while others may wait several weeks or months to notice significant changes.
Will One Injection FIX Me? We NEVER promise one injection will fix anything. Time is our enemy from the moment we are born, and this enemy’s degenerative power increases with age and condition, while our body’s regenerative powers steadily decline. Much like a garden, the yield is proportional to the preparation of the soil. Good soil (healthy body) = high yield (optimal outcome), while poor soil (inflamed, sick body) = low yield (sub-optimal outcome).
How Many Treatments Will I Need? Many factors play into how often we need to boost our system. By injecting the BA, you are giving the regenerative power of the body a jump-start, but remember, the clock NEVER stops ticking! Your body and your goals will determine the frequency and number of treatments you receive.