Stem Cell Therapy

 

Stem cells are cells that haven’t differentiated into specific cell types.  These cells can be found in humans throughout life.  Stem cells can become specialized to help degenerating tissues and increase growth factors to accelerate repair damaged tissues.  Stem cell function declines over time.  The potential for one stem cell from a 60 year old person is to make 200 more stem cells.  The potential for a newborn is that one stem cell makes a billion cells.

At Metta Health Care, we use mesenchymal stem cells (MSC).  These cells are stripped off the umbilical cord of a live birth Cesarean section baby. The umbilical cord would be discarded otherwise.  The blood bank tests the mother for infections and sexually transmitted diseases.  Only about 1 in 100 cords passes the tests to be able to be administered to patients.

Diseases which are helped with stem cells includes asthma, emphysema, fibrosed lungs, cystic fibrosis, type 1 diabetes, stroke, autism, lupus, autoimmune hepatitis, Sjorgren’s, heart attack, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, rheumatoid arthritis, joint injuries and osteoarthritis. This only a partial list, there is much research to be done regarding the full potential of these cells.

We do not recommend that pregnant women, smokers and people on a junk-food diet take stem cells.  We are happy to help you stop smoking and get on a healthy diet to prepare you for stem cells.

The procedure takes about 30 minutes, involves starting an IV for administration, and additional needle injections if we are treating a specific joint or area.