Friday, January 20, 2023
Are you considering stem cell treatment for a medical condition? The demand for stem cell treatment all around the world is increasing every year.
How can you tell which stem cell treatment is ideal for you? Types of transplanted cells used in stem cell centers varies, depending on regulatory restrictions and medical/laboratory facilities.
What type of stem cell centers are ideal to look into? There are so many stem cell treatment centers, stem cell transplant centers, regenerative medicine and stem cell clinics, even stem cell therapy hospitals in the world.
How can you tell which stem cell therapy provider may be best suited to you? There are all kinds of different stem cell specialists, stem cell therapy doctors, (MDs, DOs, DCs, NDs, RNs) offering all kinds of cellular therapy.
These are such smart and common questions. The confusion is real, even amongst doctors. Stem cell science is relatively new. Preclinical studies and Clinical studies are few and far between. Although most agree that the potential of stem cells is vast in the treatment of degenerative conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, or even for oncological conditions, many still consider stem cell transplantation as unproven therapies. Given that preclinical trial and clinical trials in humans are too challenging pull off due to regulation, and definitely too costly for the average stem cell medical center, the burden of proof at this stage of our understanding needs to come from our expanding knowledge of physiology, from animal studies, cell line studies, patient case studies and from day to day clinical experience.
How to decide what type of treatment is best?
When trying to decipher which stem cell types, stem cell specialists and stem cell centers to recommend, doctors and health care providers usually keep these points in mind:
- type of disease that needs treatment
- repair capacity and vitality of the patient
- type of cell therapy best suited to the condition and the vitality
- quality of stem cell production and storage
- safety of stem cell administration, quality of facility
- expertise and care of the scientists and medical staff
- success rates in resolving condition and quality of life improvement
- contraindications, adverse affects, adverse events
- data and science, evidence-based and/or evidence-informed
- patient reviews (constructive feedback, negative and positive reviews)
- cost of treatment, stem cell therapy costs, cost of stem cell injections
Let's explore some key topics that shed light on your decision strategies.
What are different types of Stem Cells?
Stem cells are a type of cell that have the potential to signal repair in tissues and develop into many different types of cells in the body and replenish depleting stem cell stores. There are two main types of stem cells used in clinical medicine: pluripotent stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells.
Pluripotent stem cells are derived from inner cell mass of 5-day old blastocyst and are laboratory grown. They are sought after for 2 main reasons:
1. their comprehensive tissue reach - they signal repair in all tissue types
2. their consistency - one line of pluripotent stem cells can serve thousands of patients and can be used to create any type of cell in the body.
Embryonic stem cells (pluripotent cell) have been studied extensively and are being used to treat a variety of conditions, including cancer and genetic diseases.
Mesenchymal stem cells are older and further differentiated that the embryonic stem cells. They can be harvested from adipose tissue, bone marrow (bone marrow transplants, hematopoietic stem cell transplants containing bone marrow stem cells), umbilical cord blood (donor cells), These cells are being studied for their potential to treat a wide range of conditions, especially effective in orthopedic conditions, injury and repair.
What are different types of Stem Cell Therapies?
The leading stem cell strategies in medicine include:
1. Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT): This is a procedure in which a patient's own stem cells are harvested and then transplanted back into the body. HSCT has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including cancer, autoimmune diseases, and blood disorders.
2. Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT): This is a procedure in which stem cells from a donor are transplanted into the patient. This type of transplant has been used to treat conditions such as leukemia, lymphoma, and sickle cell anemia.
3. Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy: "Adult Stem Cell Therapy" that uses stem cells derived from bone marrow or fat tissue to treat a variety of conditions, including arthritis, cardiac disease , and spinal cord injuries.
4. Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapy: This type of therapy uses embryonic stem cells (donor stem cells) cultured and derived from an undifferentiated "blank" 5-day-old blastocyst. Often called the Mother of all Stem Cells, they are capable of triggering repair in all 220+ cell types of the body and for this reason can be used to treat a vast array of conditions, including nervous system conditions, degenerative neurological condition types, all types of non-malignant conditions and in some clinics they are infused to support treatment and recovery of oncological conditions.
5. Autologous transplants of Pluripotent Stem Cells - the most sought after and successful stem cell therapy! To learn more about this type of autologous pluripotent cell, and how you can have it prepared for you, please visit our blog on this topic here.
6. Some authors would include induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) on this list, but at this time, these specialized cells are only used in research to differentiate pluripotent cells into somatic cells (nerve cells, immune cells, white blood cells, cardiac cells and so on). The future of this therapy is yet to be seen. iPSc are still considered as unproven stem cell treatments for clinical use.
Multipotent vs Pluripotent Stem Cells
Multipotent stem cells are specialized cells that can signal repair in about 8 tissue types, especially in joint tissues. They are more limited in reach than their pluripotent counterpart. Stem cell therapists harvest them from in umbilical and adipose tissue mostly, although placental sources are also popular. They can be autologous transplants (from your own tissues, ex: adipose) or come from healthy donors (ex: umbilical cord blood, warton's jelly, placenta).
Pluripotent stem cells, on the other hand, have the potential to signal repair in all 220+ tissue types and can differentiate into any type of cell in the body. Embryonic stem cells are the key type of pluripotent infusion of stem cells used in clinical application.
Some Criteria for the Best Stem Cell Treatment Available Anywhere
Other ways of looking at your stem cell treatment choices must include the following assessments:
- Must be safe and "do no harm".
- Must have peer-reviewed scientific publications supporting its efficacy.
- Must use stem cells of consistent quality, regardless of who will be receiving them.
- Must have a historically high rate of success in treating conditions.
- Must be effective at signaling repair in the highest number of organs and cell types within the body.
- Must be beneficial in treating the widest range of medical conditions.
- Must be competitively priced - $7k per injection won't fly!
- Must be available now, not years from now.
Why Stemaid Institute's Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapy checks all the boxes.
Stemaid Institute is world's leading stem cell clinic and the only one using pluripotent embryonic stem cells and their exosomes, Plurisomes™. International patients come from all corners of the world for many reasons.
The stem cells have an impecale safety record, no serious or long-lasting adverse reactions or adverse effects have been recorded since the opening of this institute. Our patients are treated under the care of high caliber scientists, expert international and local physicians and professional medical and nursing staff. The pluripotent stem cell has a positive track record in animal studies, in-vitro human cell-line studies, and in our patient cases and our clinical experience.
It's the only stem cell capable to signaling repair in all tissue types, as a results it's ideal for treating all tissues over the course of the treatment, tackling difficult to treat conditions even. Stemaid Institute doctors have treated over 4,000 patients with these stem cells and exosomes for over 10 years now, and the overall feedback we receive is very positive. Patients get better, sometimes during the course of the treatments and sometimes it take longer, some patients reporting feeling best after 3-6 months post therapy.
The cost goes unmatched - around 7,000 USD for the first week, and around 6,000 USD for any following week. This is 6 days a week of treatment for this price, you cannot find a better deal. This includes all daily IVs - Pluripotent stem cells, Plurisomes, Peptides, NAD, Ozone, Chelation and so on, all supplements and medications, all supportive therapeutic strategies (massage, physiotherapy, medical qigong, microcurrent), and a healthy organic lunch everyday. Patients even have a chauffeur to and from their hotel daily.
The facility is luxurious, peaceful and staffed by very caring staff, nurses and stem cell doctors. The value is unmatched. There is no other place in the world you can receive this type of cutting edge, comprehensive stem cell pluripotency-powered regenerative medicine.