When most people hear the words Stem Cell Therapy, they automatically assume that they are referring to the use of embryonic stem cells, which have been at the center of so much controversy in the US for more than a decade.
Stem cells are immature cells that are capable of growing into any tissue in the body that has been damaged or diseased to the point that it can no longer perform normally.
The stem cells are able to tell where in the body they are needed most and then go there to grow into new healthy tissue.
The perception is that all stem cells come from the unborn and that in order to harvest the life-saving properties of these cells, someone must sacrifice a yet-to-be-born child.
This is no longer true. In fact, the use of embryonic stem cells (those from a human fetus) have been found to present more problems than they solve. So, they are no longer used.
It has been discovered that healthy, useful stem cells can be obtained from the umbilical cord and placenta of healthy full term babies at birth. When obtained this way, they do not present any problem in the form of an allergic reaction from the person who receives them.
Once harvested, the cells are grown in cell culture to expand the number of them. Also, extensive testing is done on them to assure that there are no bacteria or viruses in the sample.
There are two different ways to administer this therapy.
Stem cells harvested from ethical sources offer hope for people who in the past would have seen slow steady deterioration in their health and quality of life even with the full use of the most current drug regimen.
Some examples of conditions that have been shown to benefit greatly from stem cell therapy are:
While my husband was going through his cancer treatments I started PRP ( Platelet Rich Plasma ) treatments on my knees. I had injured both my knees in a fall on ice years ago and they had become severe bone on bone. I wasn't a candidate for knee replacement due to my Multiple Scolerois. Dr Bob suggested that I try the PRP treatment and I got immediate relief from the pain.
I continued these treatments till Stem Cell treatments were available and I had my first one in June. I was at that time using a walker and a cane due to continuous falling from my MS. When I arrived the day of my first Stem Cell treatment I was not doing so well. I was in a lot of pain from a recent fall and could hardly walk. My balance had gotten progressively worse.
What happened next is unbelievable.
Directly after the Stem Cell injections into my knees I was able to hop off the table and start walking with no cane or walker. We all were in shock. I walked all around the clinic with no pain or problem. When we arrived at the motel that afternoon I was ready to climb the stairs but I was advised not to push it.
Today it has been almost 2 months since I've had the injections and I am doing fantastic. I am stilling walking with no problems, my balance has been remarkable and the brain fog I was experiencing has improved tremendously.
I can't say enough about this Stem Cell Therapy.
It has given me my life back. I am going out with my friends more often and they can't believe the difference in my walking and my balance.
So for anyone who is contemplating having the Stem Cell treatment done, please consider Reno Integrative Medical Center. They are a wonderful group of people to work with. We highly recommend Dr. Bob and the Reno Integrative Medical Center.
If this therapy is something you would be interested in, call our office at 775 829-1009 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Eslinger.
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Reno Integrative Medical Center
6110 Plumas St. Ste. B, Reno, Nevada 89519
Phone: 775- 829-1009 1-800-994-1009