Rapid change is occurring all around us, and we continually witness “disruptive” technologies replacing conventional, common place practices over the span of only a few years.
Some examples of these disruptive technologies are in the form of blockchains that are circumventing banking services, of on-demand streaming that put Blockbuster out of business, and services such as Lyft and Uber that have subverted taxi companies.
Often, the disruptive technologies emerge within the context of goods and services that provide more convenient and cost-saving options for consumers. Once consumers recognize their advantages, they adopt the disruptive technologies and they become new norm.
This same concept can be found in the world of medicine. Adult stem cell therapy and stem cell activation are disruptive in the world of medicine because they make conventional medical treatments appear outdated and ineffective.
They’re rapidly becoming game changers and creating new norms in the medical community.
Until recently, the idea of a physician taking a patient’s own genetic material and using it for repairing, healing and pain relief seemed the subject matter of science fiction.
But instead, this technology is now routine for professional athletes who use cellular regeneration processes to recover from injuries more quickly and effectively.
They’ve also been drawn to the additional advantages of stem cell therapies because they have zero complications, no risk of rejection and no need for foreign materials or toxic medications.
Some residual skepticism toward stem cell therapy remains from the controversy surrounding embryonic stem cell therapy, which requires the termination of a fetus.
But the therapies have greatly evolved and embryonic stem cells are no longer the focus of stem cell technology. The focus is now on adult stem cells that can be extracted from a patient’s own body and re-introduced to grow new healthy cells.
Medical researchers and practitioners are greatly expanding the scope of what stem cell therapy can achieve.
Knowing that the foundation to health and wellness starts at the cellular level, they’ve established that healthy cells are where the rubber meets the road.
No matter the original cause — lifestyle excesses, environmental toxicity, injury or disease — all body tissue breakdowns begin at the cellular level.
Stem Cell 101
The human body encompasses more than 200 cell types, each with a specialized function. But one group of cells is not specialized: the stem cells. They are cells that don’t yet have a specific job.
Stem cells can reproduce by dividing and, under the right conditions, becoming cells with specialized jobs, such as heart cells.
Adult stem cells are the body’s cellular repair crew. Should any of our organs, bodily systems or bone tissues become damaged or destroyed, our stem cells go to work. They quickly repair damaged cells and allow us to recover from illness or injury.
But over time as the body ages, our stem cells begin to lose their ability to signal to one another and to keep our cells operating properly. Consequently, we experience nagging illnesses, chronic pain and loss of health.
When this occurs, we can turn to cutting-edge treatments that use our own stem cells to regenerate new, healthy cells.
Exciting New Treatment Options
Stem cell procedures can be used for a wide variety of conditions and injuries.
They’re considered minimally invasive because they’re procured easily from the patient’s own blood and tissue — usually from adipose (fat) tissue extracted from the abdomen — and then administered back into the patient. This is typically done by one of two methods: injections or IV infusions
1. Stem Cell Injections: It only takes a few hours for this outpatient procedure, which consists of a blood draw, mini liposuction and injections to a single site or sites. (Full recovery may also involve some physical therapy.) The stem cell injection procedure is completely natural with no side effects, no medications, no toxicity in the body and no possibility of rejection.
It generally takes two to three months for new cartilage tissue to grow, but patients experience almost immediate reduction in pain and noticeable improvement well before that.
2. Stem Cell Infusions/Iv: Intravenous treatments are different from injections because the stem cells are free to roam throughout the body. This approach enables access to systemic issues or hard-to-reach areas in the body.
For these reasons, IV stem cell therapy is the most advanced treatment. Stem cells for this therapy can be harvested from adipose tissue, bone marrow or amniotic fluid. Then, a potent, concentrated stem cell solution is prepared and injected intravenously, triggering an immediate healing process.
I’ve personally taken advantage of stem cell therapy multiple times for my lower back, hips, neck and shoulders. You may wonder why, if stem cell therapy is so effective, someone would seek it out repeatedly?
The reasons correlate with the severity of an injury, the level of pain, the number of areas needing treatment and the person’s age and physical condition. Also, degenerative conditions might require more treatments than acute conditions.
As efficacious as my stem cell therapy has been, some conditions remain a challenge. Case in point was an episode of severe shoulder pain I recently experienced.
It was so intense that I had to discontinue exercising. My shoulder hurt while driving, sitting at my desk and even brushing my teeth. A full night’s sleep was impossible.
I knew I could treat my shoulder with stem cell therapy, but decided to investigate other state-of-the-art therapies. This led me to the most advanced natural stem cell treatment now offered — adult stem cell activators.
Stem Cell Activation
As great as my stem cell treatments had been, when I discovered stem cell activators in liquid form that I could take orally at home without traveling to a doctor’s office, I knew I wanted to give them a try. Also, the activators were much more affordable than other stem cell treatments.
In exploring the science behind stem cell activators, I learned that researchers had discovered certain regulatory peptides that are naturally secreted by our cells in response to cellular damage.
These peptides activate our adult stem cells to do their job, but this process occurs slowly, even under the best of circumstances. If cellular trauma is severe, this mechanism of cell regeneration is slower still, or doesn’t work at all.
But now, scientists have developed a way to obtain regulatory peptides (amino acids) from natural sources using nanotechnology.
They can be taken orally in liquid form to “activate” the body’s natural processes and reestablish optimal communication between cells.
The adult stem cells start rapid conversion and replacement of damaged cells, leaving the tissue or organ healthy again.
These regulatory protein-based nanoparticles are the active ingredients in the adult stem cell activators I began to use (and now recommend to others).
Although adult stem cell therapy and stem cell activators are used by a growing number of physicians, they aren’t widely promoted by the medical community.
But the 21st century patient has become more informed and able to self-advocate. As patients start to take more personal responsibility for investigating ways to heal from injuries or chronic illnesses, these disruptive therapies are more likely to become the treatment of choice.
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