What is regenerative medicine?
Regenerative Medicine is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to damage, or congenital defects. This field holds the promise of regenerating damaged tissues and organs in the body by stimulating previously irreparable organs to heal themselves.
What can be treated?
Treatment of functional impairments of the skeletal system, especially injured or damaged joints and the spine, and associated structures as muscles tendons and ligaments.
Diseases in which the body produces antibodies that attack its own tissues, leading to the deterioration and in some cases to the destruction of such tissue.
Neurological disorders of the brain, spine and the nerves that connect them may be helped, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.
Urological conditions involving the male and female urinary tract, such as interstitial cystitis, Peyronies disease and erectile dysfunction.
Metabolic conditions such as diabetes and some thyroid disorders.
WHAT DOES RESEARCH SHOW?
Stem Cells are tiny “progenitor” cells. They have the potential to recognise tissue injury and repair injured cells. In the right environment, these stem cells can change (differentiate) into tissues such as bone, cartilage, muscle, fat, collagen, neural tissue, blood vessels, and even some organs. Stem cells may also effect healing by secreting special chemical messengers that repair damaged tissue.
Adult stem cells appear to be particularly effective in improving painful joints, repairing cartilage and ligaments, and painful conditions of the spine. There are many human clinical trials with stem cells going on right now. Animals have been safely and successfully treated for years.