Have you been diagnosed with diabetes or multiple sclerosis and haven’t had success with any forms of treatment? A cell therapy session with us might be just what you need for overall wellness. Here’s what to know about cell therapy and its uses in the treatment of disease.
What is Cell Therapy?
A form of regenerative medicine, cell therapy makes use of stem cells to repair wounds or damaged tissues in your body. Cell therapy can make use of living cells that can come from three points of origin:
- Yourself—these are known as autologous stem cells
- Another person— these are known as allogeneic stem cells
- Animals—these are known as xenogeneic stem cells
Cell therapy can be used to treat patients with:
- Breast cancer
- Brain cancer
- Coronary diseases
- Multiple sclerosis
- Certain types of cell therapy can also be used to deliver drugs to specific parts of your body, reduce inflammation, and increase the rate of recovery.
What are the Benefits of Cell Therapy?
There are multiple benefits to undergoing cell therapy procedures. Autologous stem cell therapy injects living cells from within your body back into it in order to trigger your body’s innate healing system and can be considered a form of personalized medicine.
Recent clinical studies have also shown the effectiveness of cell therapy in patients with blood cancer. Chemotherapy can destroy blood stem cells, affecting a person’s ability to make blood. The use of cell therapy to transplant blood stem cells back into patients with blood cancers allows them to successfully continue making blood after chemotherapy.
What to Expect During a Cell Therapy Appointment
If you’ve never had a cell therapy appointment before, you might be wondering what to expect during your first session. A certified physician will begin by asking you a series of questions to determine your current health status, including physical, lifestyle, and mental health.
From there, if using your own stem cells, a collection will be done typically from bone marrow in the pelvis region. Your stem cells will then be sent to a laboratory to be processed before they can be injected back into you. The number of cell therapy treatment sessions—which are generally an hour in length—depends on the extent of your illness and your body’s healing response. While some patients see results almost instantly and require only one session, others may find relief after several weeks and require a second application.