Cell Therapy

Renew or regenerate cells that have been damaged by injury or the simple process of aging.

Stem Cell Therapy in Atlanta, GA

Stem cell therapy is an innovative form of regenerative medicine that utilizes the body’s natural healing mechanism to treat a variety of conditions. Stem cells have shown promising results in treatments for orthopedic, cardiovascular and neuromuscular diseases as well auto-immune issues such as lupus or arthritis–potentially leading us on our way toward new therapies!

Cell therapy involves using the most fundamental building blocks in your body to renew or regenerate cells that have been damaged by injury or the simple process of aging. The peptides and cytokines that your body uses to signal and heal cells are produced by the stem cells, and are introduced into areas with damaged tissue. Recently it was discovered that by taking stem cells from the Wharton’s jelly found in a donated umbilical cord, medical professionals can harness this power of regeneration for healing.

While there is no way to actually turn back the clock or drink from the fountain of youth, Cell Therapy using stem cell injections can result in regeneration of the damaged tissue, eliminating the source of pain you are suffering from instead of just masking it. Instead of invasive procedures or use of pain medication, Cell Therapy has the benefit of helping your body grow new tissue to replace that which has been damaged by time and injury, potentially relieving the patient of the pain and immobility and countless other problems associated with tissue problems.

WHAT IS CELL THERAPY USED FOR?

Regenerative cells have a great many uses within your body, essentially all being traced back to their primary natural functions. Because stem cells can reproduce themselves or differentiate themselves into other types of cells, they can promote growth and healing within the body. While there is no guaranteed approach to turning back the aging clock, stem cell therapy can be used to reset tissues that have suffered damage, which is the primary source of many problems associated with aging. The growth factors and cytokines produced by the stem cells stimulate the body’s existing cells and can lead to them completely replacing themselves with new cellular material.

Whether we are talking about tissue damage from injury or joint pain resulting from the effects of time wreaking havoc on our bodies, stem cells have the potential to push the reset button and help these tissues replace themselves. The stem cells encourage targeted tissues to repair and renew themselves by regenerating the cells that make them up. If you have damaged or missing tissues due to injury or simple degradation due to aging, stem cell therapy can help restore your body to a state before the pain and free you to live the active, productive, and healthy life you deserve. Understanding how stem cells work will help you make the best informed decision for your health.

What Are Wharton’s Jelly Derived Exosomes?

Using exosomes that have been retrieved from the Wharton’s jelly in donated umbilical cord tissue, cell therapy can give your body the opportunity to reset itself and return it to its youthful, full function. We all want our bodies to retain the strength and health we enjoyed in our youth, and cell therapy, through its regenerative repair process, can help you accomplish that goal without expensive invasive procedures.
Exosomes are the factories in which all other cells in your body are produced. Exosomes can be found in Wharton’s jelly derived from donated umbilical cords. Wharton’s jelly derived Mesenchymal Exosomes have the benefit of being brand new, with none of the accompanying issues with aging that can occur with adult cells. These mesenchymal cells produce collagens and proteins that your body uses to heal and regenerate itself, as well as growth factors that encourage the production of new tissue.
 
While most cells in your body are extremely specialized and can only reproduce cells identical to themselves, stem cells have the unique property of being able to either create more stem cells or differentiate into other types of cells when they reproduce. When tissues are damaged through injury or through the simple wear and tear that time puts on our bodies, we need the tissues to regenerate in order for them to heal. An amazing fact about exosomes, is they have the potential to replicate or regenerate any cell in your body.

COMMON CONDITIONS
WE USE CELL THERAPY FOR:

Osteo Articular Disorders
    • Shoulder, Knee, Hip Joints
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Tendinopathies
Heart Diseases
    • Cardiomyopathy
Diabetes Mellitus
    • Type 1
    • Type 2
Autoimmune Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease

Our Doctors Use Mesenchymal Exosomes

Exosomes can be derived either from adults or from the Wharton’s jelly found in donated umbilical cords. In adults, exosomes can be harvested either from adipose tissue or from bone marrow. Both of these extraction methods are relatively invasive, but do ensure that the cells originate within the subject’s own body, cutting down on immunosuppression. The cells are produced so that the body can regenerate tissues and keep itself in good maintenance as a machine. Another type of regenerative cell is Wharton’s Jelly derived mesenchymal exosomes. These are harvested from a substance called Wharton’s jelly found within donated umbilical cords. This process avoids ethical concerns typically associated with the use of stem cells, and guarantees that these particular cells are free from the effects of aging that can affect adult harvested stem cells.

Normally, mesenchymal exosomes that are injected for therapeutic purposes are in exactly the form in which they were extracted. Rules in the United States prevent doctors and labs from letting the cells expand and reproduce before the injection, so only about a million are present in each injection. However, for patients who need a far greater level of healing for conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke, MS, Parkinson’s, Diabetes type 1 &2, etc we utilize the expertise in our Bogota Columbia office.

Because the Columbia clinic is not subject to these rules, we can let the cells do what they do best: renew and regenerate and multiply BEFORE the introduction into the patient. This results in a much more powerful therapeutic application of the power of these cells.

CELL THERAPY HELPS YOUR BODY REPAIR ITSELF NATURALLY

In the United States, cell therapy procedures are bound by strict FDA regulations. These regulations discourage the systemic use of exosomes in the body. Meaning, doctors are unable to perform procedures with stem cells for diseases or disorders relating to the whole body. This restricts them to treating only localized parts of the body. However, INVIMA, Colombia’s National food and drug surveillance institute, allows for the processing of these stem cell tissues so they can be used systemically though intravenous administration. 

For this reason we have partnered with Infinity, Columbia’s Premier Advanced Medical and Healthcare provider. At Infinity, our stem cells are never frozen, or cryopreserved, unlike in the United States. Our stem cells are allowed to do what they do naturally, proliferate or reproduce rapidly. This proliferation increases the number of stem cells drastically, allowing for powerful healing. The usual dose at Infinity has a stem cell count that is 20 times higher than a dose in the United States.

 
In addition, our Bogota, Columbia location utilizes a state of the art genetics lab on its property. This lab holds the highest standards, compared to similar labs in the USA, and tests the DNA and Chromosomes of the donated tissues. This is a test that is not required in the United States. Our Bogota location and treatment options allow us to provide the highest level of care for our patients and an unparalleled 5 Star, white glove, travel experience!
 
The first step to living a healthy life is knowing all of your health care options. Call our office today and speak with us. We will listen to your health goals and tell you if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy. If you are still questioning how Cell Therapy works, we will provide you with as much information on our process as you need.

Parkinson’s Disease and its Remedy using Cell Therapy:

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition which affects movements and muscle control. It causes the reduction of dopamine which in turn affects voluntary and involuntary movement. It is because of the loss of neurons within the brain. This disease weakens the control of your brain over your body. Imagine trying to pick up a glass to drink water and having difficulty in doing so. Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are tremor or shaking, rigid muscles, changes in speech and writing, loss of automatic movements. Parkinson’s disease is a lifelong condition that can compromise daily functioning of a human being. 

There is no absolute cure for Parkinson’s disease, but different remedies are available to hinder the progression of this disease like gene therapy and cell therapy. Cell therapy for Parkinson’s disease provides an infinite supply of dopaminergic neurons which can be used to replace damaged neurons hence repairing the damage caused by this disease. Multiple cell therapy shots are being injected within a specified time interval. These shots include specified dosage of cells necessary to decrease the damage, not increase it. These shots have induced pluripotent cells which are encouraged to become dopaminergic neurons which are then used for cell therapy. Researchers are doing their best to come up with permanent solutions for Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases by making advancements in the field of Advanced Medicine and Cell Therapy.

Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis using Cell Therapy:

Multiple Sclerosis is progressive and autoimmune disease in which a person’s central nervous system is being attacked by his own immune system weakening the fatty coating that protects the nerves. Symptoms of this disease vary from mild to severe and may include weakness, chronic fatigue, difficulty in coordination or even memory problems. This disease is mostly common in women which is because women carry more fat than men. There is currently no cure available for this disease, but its effects can be minimized using different treatments and medicine. 

One of the treatments is called Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (AHSCT). This treatment is a combination of cell therapy and chemotherapy. First, a sample of hematopoietic cells is extracted from the patient’s body, usually blood or bone marrow. Secondly, chemotherapy is being used to destroy the damaged immune system which is attacking the patient’s central nervous system. In the end, the hematopoietic stem cells which are being extracted before the chemotherapy are injected back into the patient’s body. Now, these hematopoietic stem cells are used to regenerate the immune system which should not attack the central nervous system. In this way, the immune system of the patient is being repaired. This treatment is efficient in treating multiple sclerosis, but it only slows down the progression of the disease which greatly reduces the suffering of the patient.

Cell Therapy for Knees:

Cell therapy is recognized as a promising treatment for several diseases like Parkinson’s disease and Multiple sclerosis. It can also be used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage covering the ends of the bones starts to deteriorate and wear away. Cartilage is a protective covering at the knee joint which protects the bone from rubbing with each other by reducing the friction between them. When the cartilage wears away, the bones at the knee start to rub against each other. This rubbing causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the knee joint which ultimately cause loss of mobility. Osteoarthritis is a usually a common disease among the elderly, but people of all ages are affected by this disease. Common causes of osteoarthritis are heredity, knee injuries, overuse of knee joint. 

There are several treatments available for osteoarthritis like different medications and exercises and one of them is cell therapy. Although it is not an approved method for the treatment of osteoarthritis, the research is very promising. For the treatment of osteoarthritis, the cells are extracted from the bone marrow of the patient. Then, these cell therapy shots are injected in the patient’s body. Now, these shots provide the new cells which are being used to regenerate cartilage. In this way, cell therapy helps with the treatment of osteoarthritis. Cell therapy only reduces the progression of this disease. Now, there are some exceptional cases available in which the patient started to feel severe symptoms after undergoing cell therapy but these are rare cases.

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