Regenerative Medicine provides innovative therapeutic options for a number of serious conditions, many of which do not have effective conventional therapies. We are talking about sending specific information or signals you native tissues that in turn initiate specific beneficial physiological functions that help your body attain a healthier and more youthful you.
The most common cellular signaling sources come from your adipose tissue (fat) and bone marrow. Similar cells can be obtained from the blood and tissue of Umbilical Cords from healthy human newborns.
Regenerative Medicine has several properties that can be beneficial to the human body. While the science is relatively new, there are certain things we know to be true:
- They act as signaling cells and trigger a cascade of events that are anti-inflammatory, help to revascularize tissue, and serve to regenerate and restore tissue.
- These signaling Cells tend to migrate to areas of the body that needs attention because they are injured. This makes treatment easier in the sense that systemic treatment and regional injections tend to be helpful.
- Signaling cell function can deteriorate somewhat with age. In older or debilitated patients, Umbilical Cord-derived signaling cells may be a better option because they are more robust.
When we harvest your own tissue, nearly 100% of the cells are viable or alive because they are fresh. When we use commercially prepared products such as Umbilical Cord-derived Signaling Cells, the viability of the cells tends be less.
For many conditions, the more Signaling Cells we use, the better the apparent outcome. The same appears to be true for repeated procedures where we see progressive improvement with each treatment.
Amino acids are the building blocks of life. The order in which chains of Amino Acids are connected is directed by our DNA and RNA.
Long chains of 50 or more Amino Acids strung together form proteins that direct every physiological function in our bodies.
Short chains of 2-40 or 50 Amino Acids strung together are called peptides.
One common example of a peptide is insulin. All peptides share some common characteristics:
- They lack stability and must be kept refrigerated
- They can be digested or broken apart and thus must be injected subcutaneously to avoid being broken down.
- Some are naturally produced and others are synthetic
- Peptides exert diverse biological roles, most prominently as signaling/regulatory molecules in a broad variety of physiological processes, including defense, immunity, stress, growth, homeostasis, and reproduction.
Peptides are now a growing body of new drugs produced by and marketed by the Pharmaceutical Industry, some of which you see ads for on TV. These include new peptides to regulate diabetes, some functioning as new antibiotics, others for weight loss.
In Regenerative Medicine, we use both naturally occurring and synthetically produced peptides to regulate the way your body naturally produces growth hormone, maintains and promotes immune function, muscle mass, fat loss, better sleep patterns and many more functionalities.
When you seek medical care from a credible physician with experience in the field and after consultation, you understand the potential risks of the procedure, are fully informed, and you consent to treatment, the use of regenerative medicine under these conditions is consistent with the practice of good medicine and the standard of care.