Stem cells are found in every human being. They play an integral role in the healing process, lying dormant until they receive signals that you’ve sustained injury or trauma. After following platelets to the damaged area, stem cells transform themselves into the same type of cell that’s been injured to help speed up the healing process. Stem cells help heal injured ligaments, tendons, tissues, and bones. Stem cell therapy involves the purposeful introduction of a high concentration of stem cells (via injection) to an injured or damaged area to foster healing. The physicians at Ultimate Health Medical Clinic use stem cells from amniotic fluid, which is donated by consenting mothers who have had C-section births. Rich in stem cells, amniotic fluid is what surrounds a baby in the womb.
Stem cell therapy works with your body’s own amazing ability to repair itself. Amniotic fluid contains growth factors that help stimulate tissue growth and stem cell activity, while naturally reducing inflammation. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which acts as a lubricant and helps heal cartilage. Like cortisone and steroid shots, stem cell injections have anti-inflammatory properties that provide instant pain relief. Unlike those traditional injection treatments, however, stem cell injections restore degenerated tissues to provide long-term or permanent pain relief. Stem cell therapy is considered a curative treatment, in that once tissue damage is healed, it’s healed for good. Amniotic stem cell therapy can be used to treat:
Amniotic stem cell therapy is extremely safe because there’s virtually no threat of patient rejection. That’s because amniotic stem cells are biologically neutral, meaning they carry no DNA and you cannot contract any type of illness from the donor. Even so, all amniotic stem cell donations go through a rigorous screening process set up by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Association of Tissue Banks. Amniotic stem cell therapy is well-researched, safe, and effective. In the more than 2 decades that it’s been in use, more than 10,000 injections have been performed in the United States, and not a single adverse side effect has been reported.
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