Regenerative Medicine is the branch of medicine that involves replacing or regenerating human cells and tissues to restore normal function. In other words, regenerative medicine aims to help the body to repair itself. This is in contrast to traditional medicine that uses drugs and surgery to treat conditions.
What exactly is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine, generally, involves the use of stem cells, or “blank” cells, to stimulate repair and healing in the damaged tissues. Since these cells are versatile and can turn into many different types of cells, an increasing number of studies are being conducted about using them to treat a number of degenerative diseases, autoimmune conditions, and musculoskeletal injuries.
Stem cells (MSCs) or “undifferentiated” cells or “blank” cells hold the potential to become almost any other type of cell. This allows them to grow into new tissue or simply transplanted into the body for treatment. In the body, they find and repair or replace damaged tissue.
While we all have a supply of stem cells at birth, it depletes and the effectiveness reduces with age.
A stem cell transplant boosts the body’s own store of stem cells by hundreds of millions. The donated cord tissue-derived stem cells are “brand new”, have the highest potency and healing potential.
Stem cells have strong anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to treat autoimmune or degenerative conditions, such as MS. They have also been shown to heal and regenerate neurons in the body, preventing cell death. As a result,there is a reduction in symptom effect, as the stem cells normalize cell functions.
Patients often report –
- a decrease in muscle and joint pain, sensitivity, and other inflammation-related symptoms
- regaining mobility and flexibility
- reduction in nerve pain.
The results may last for several years without the need for another transplant.
All the above are great advantages compared to drug-based treatment plans.