STEM CELL THERAPY FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES
Autoimmune diseases fall amongst the conditions for which we can offer stem cell therapy. Due to their reported ability to differentiate into neurons and astrocytes to replace the dead or injured neurons, we utilize Mesenchymal stem cells, as a potential treatment remedy for patients suffering from autoimmune and neurological diseases..
In order for us to assess the patient’s suitability for stem cell therapy we need details on the recency of the onset of the condition, the level of disability, rate and extent of progression, and specific information on the condition of the patient.
For suitable candidates we offer an extensive treatment protocols which includes the option of applying hundreds of millions of umbilical cord tissue cells, or harvesting and applying large quantities of mesenchymal stem cells, usually drawn from the patient’s own bone marrow. This treatment includes other supportive treatments and therapies with an aim to maximize the treatment effectiveness. Stem cells harvested from the patient’s own bone marrow will also be sent to a specialist COFEPRIS licensed laboratory for further cultivation, and differentiation for further injections.
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Types of cells and mode of application
Our stem cell therapies involve the implanting of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into the body via IV (intravenous), by intrathecal injection (spinal canal/subarachnoid space), or site injection (normally for joint issues). We offer various types of mesenchymal cells, from the umbilical cord, bone marrow or adipose fat. These stem cells can be autologous (originating from the patient’s own tissue) or allogeneic (originating from an outside source, such as umbilical cord tissue).
Researchers claim that Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) work in four main ways
- control inflammation
- Modulate the immune system
- stimulate regeneration
- reduce scarring
For more on MSCs click here.
What type of cells and how they are administered depends on the circumstances of each case.
Period of stay- length of protocol
The period of the patient stay also depends on the circumstances of each case and the condition treated. This can range from as few as 1-2 days or last for several weeks. Typically, the patient stay lasts for around 5 days. Patients traveling from say Europe will typically come for a longer period due to the issues of jet-lag. Due to our relative proximity to most parts of the US and Canada our patients can return for further treatments on a fairly regular basis. All patients are given a full medical examination upon arrival. The course of treatment also involves other treatments and techniques aimed at ameliorating and enhancing the effect of the stem cell infusion. We also offer a range of other subsidiary treatments that patients can benefit from during their stay- such as physiotherapy and other alternative therapies. Our IV treatments are minimally invasive.
As we explain at this link– these protocols are simply not available in the US and Canada and this is why we are in Baja California, Mexico.
We offer the option of staying in top rate accommodations either in an urban or beach front setting.
The amount of cells infused can vary- although at this time we typically infuse hundreds of millions of cells thru IVs and by injection. The state-of-the art licensed laboratories we work with and from whom we source our cells produce huge quantities of cells thru cultivating and expanding harvested cells. Cell expansion is the process of taking cells extracted from tissue, culturing them in the lab and encouraging them to reproduce. The reproduced cells are identical to the source cells, but this process allows more effective treatment with greater numbers of cells. This increases the possibility of a positive result.
Additional visits may be advised and as a consequence frequently patients are advised to return over time for more infusions.
All visits are subject to follow up by our team.
Safety of cord and other adult cells
Along with all adult stem cells, including those derived from bone marrow and adipose fat, no significant safety issues have been reported thru clinical trials and thru clinical use.
Researchers and treating doctors are satisfied that they are extremely safe. The only reported side effects being short term cases of nausea, fatigue etc… associated with all medical procedures. Contrast the situation with embryonic/fetal cell were there are fears that these cell types are potentially tumorigenic- i.e. can evolve into tumors. Due large part to this, researchers and regulators tend to be wary of them and focus on other stem cells types, such as cord, bone marrow, and fat.
This is one reason why we do not use fetal/embryonic cells.
What is an autoimmune disease?
An autoimmune disease is the result of a situtaion where the immune system mistakenly attacks the person’s own body.
In an autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakes part of your body, such as the skin, joints or an organ, as foreign. As a consequence it releases proteins called autoantibodies that attack the body’s healthy cells.
Some autoimmune diseases target only one organ. For example Type 1 diabetes damages the pancreas. Other diseases, like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), affect and damage the entire body.
Common autoimmune disorders include:
- Multiple sclerosis.
- Reactive arthritis.
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Sjögren syndrome.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus.
- Type I diabetes.
How can stem cells help treat autoimmune diseases?
Currently, autoimmune conditions are treated with immune suppressive agents such as steroids, and other drugs, with varying degrees of success.
Researchers report that Stem cell therapy has been demonstrated to induce healing activity in animals and those with autoimmune disorders. Besides healing damaged tissues, stem cells have the unique ability to modulate the immune system so as to shut off pathological responses while preserving its ability to fight off disease.
Stem cells and specifically, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) home in to inflamed tissue and start producing anti-inflammatory agents. It has been reported that this process acts locally and does not suppress the immune response of the person’s entire body.
Furthermore MSCs induce the production of T regulatory cells, which is a type of immune cell whose function is to protect the body against immunological self-attack.
We can also offer stem cell treatment using donor stem cells which are provided from a licensed laboratory.
To contact us for an initial consultation email: email@example.com or call +1 (619) 344 0565.