How Autologous Adult Stem Cell Therapy Compares to the Controversy
The photo to the right shows a vile of stem cells that we extracted from the fat tissue of an 83-year-old patient who wanted to thwart her chronic fatigue and regain vitality lost to the aging process. That tiny red dot contains 7.2 million live stem cells (five times more potent than bone marrow), which we mixed with PRP and delivered directly into her bloodstream intravenously, allowing them to quickly repair and replace degenerative tissue all over her body. The entire process was performed safely and ethically, and we expect drastic, permanent results.
This remarkable therapy is called autologous (meaning “self”) adult stem cell therapy, as it uses stem cells from the patient’s own fat to treat and reverse injury, chronic conditions and degenerative diseases such as type 2 diabetes, ALS, erectile dysfunction, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, atherosclerosis, heart disease, arthritis, inflammatory conditions, sports injuries, critical limb ischemia and COPD.
The process is simple: first, a painless “mini liposuction” removes a small amount of fat under local anesthesia. Millions of stem cells are isolated from the fat and injected back into the body at the site of injury or disease (or through an IV for whole-body regeneration). Immediately, the stem cells go to work, mimicking the body’s natural healing process at a concentrated, accelerated rate, with results showing in about 30 days.
This breakthrough treatment is night and day when compared to the shady stem cell fraud currently in the news. A recent CNBC story reported about Dr. Dan Ecklund, an American doctor who is selling umbilical cord blood stem cells for an unapproved stem cell therapy out of his lab in Ecuador. But while Dr. Ecklund makes miraculous claims and charges a pretty penny, the 60 Minutes investigation revealed that his stem cells were actually dead and worthless. According to a cell tech at DUKE who analyzed the purchased cells, they were disintegrating and essentially just cellular debris, which, when injected into the human body, will do absolutely nothing to treat a disease, and could actually get trapped in the bloodstream and cause a stroke or inflammatory reaction.
CNBC interviewed cord stem cell scientist, Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, from DUKE, who argued against the doctor’s claims, saying that we are many years away from a time when cord blood stem cells will show any promise in regenerative medicine. And that’s true. Unlike fat tissue, there are very few stem cells in blood, including cord blood. So in order to obtain the millions needed for an effective therapy, the stem cells must be fed and cultured until they multiply, a cellular manipulation that is illegal in the US. Even when performed legally in unregulated offshore labs, there is still a high risk of rejection and all of the side effects that come along with injecting one person’s cells into another person’s body.
Even though cord blood stem cells show little promise, DUKE continues to pursue them over the much more viable and concentrated fat-derived stem cells. Why? Because DUKE’s lab is funded by Pfizer Pharmaceutical, and there is no money to be made if patients simply reverse their diseases with their own stem cells. But if Big Pharma can grow and culture cord blood stem cells, they can bottle them, patent them, and sell them at outrageous prices to doctors who will then inject these foreign cells into a patient’s body with no real guarantee of results.
Autologous adult stem cell therapy is at the other end of the spectrum. It’s completely safe, affordable and far more predictable and effective. The stem cells are harvested and transplanted from and to the same person, in the same day, so there is no waiting, no risk of rejection, no side effects, no ethical implications and no manipulation of the cells.
The disease-reversing results we’ve seen in our office alone are a true testament to the tremendous power that our own bodies have to heal injury and disease. Why reach out to the drug companies when our own bodies know best?
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