Before your Regenerative Medicine journey begins, we need to clarify the nuances of the two predominate types of stem cell therapies available. We strongly believe that our patients should be informed about the type of stem cells we work with and why.
Let’s explore the differences between Autologous Stem Cell Therapy and
Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapy first.
Autologous Stem Cell Therapy
Simply put, Autologous Stem Cell Therapy means that you’re using your own stem cells for treatment. While we’re not claiming that this type of therapy is bad or should be avoided, we simply want you to be informed and make the best decision for you and your family.
Autologous Stem Cell Therapy has the most prominence in the regenerative medicine field. This type of therapy has also been around the longest. And honestly, while the entire field of stem cell therapy is somewhat new, Autologous Stem Cell Therapy is the most readily practiced.
You may also read or hear from other practitioners that Autologous Stem Cell Therapy uses “live” stem cells thus making it better or more effective. When Autologous Stem Cell Therapy is done, yes, the cells are extracted from the patients body.
Autologous Stem Cells are harvested from either your bone marrow or from your fat tissue. The cells are cultivated and then re-injected back into you. The argument regarding live cells is 100% true. Doctors utilizing Autologous Stem Cells are using live cells.
What’s bad about that? Basically, if your doctor is extracting stem cells from an older body whose tissue might not be healthy, or simply is 50 or 65 years old, those cells are also old and of questionable health.
To be more blunt, if you’re old and tired, guess what? Those stem cells are old and tired too. Not the ideal scenario for a healing environment, right?
Enter Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapy
With Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapy, the stem cells are derived from donated human umbilical cord from a healthy mother and a healthy baby. These are the newest, most vibrant cells that we could possibly use.
Fresh and vibrant stem cells are desirable, right? Yes. That’s why we see so much success with out patients using Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapy. Listen to our testimonials and see for yourself.
Let’s address another argument by doctors using your own stem cells for therapy. Many claim that Allogeneic cells are frozen cells and they don’t survive the freezing process. This is false. It’s simply not true.
We test extensively to ensure that our cells are live and do just fine during the preservation process before we can administer them. We have third parties who enter our labs and test our stem cells to confirm their health, vitality and viability.
I can bore you with the science behind this testing, but let me tell you a personal story instead. Who doesn’t like a story, right?
If you’ve known me long enough, you know that back in 2009 I went through testicular cancer and when I was diagnosed, I was told that we may not be able to have kids again. I had two kids at the time and we stored some of my sperm so that we could explore the possibility of having kids once I beat the cancer.
Before I went through chemotherapy, we went down to the University of Utah where we banked some of my sperm and guess what they did? They froze it. They cryogenically froze my samples so that we could go back and use them later on if we wanted to have children.
And guess what? The happy ending here is that I’ve had two more children since then. The point here is these types of cells, either stem cells or sperm cells, survive the freezing process.
The argument that stem cells do not survive freezing is a mute point because we have the research and we have proof from personal stories. That’s one of the reasons why we use Allogeneic Stem Cells rather than Autologous ones.
We receive regular shipments of stem cells. We store our stem cells in a state of the art cryo tank filled with liquid nitrogen and to maintain the integrity of these cryogenically frozen stem cells.
These powerful, vibrant Allogeneic Stem Cells are ready to be injected where they can do their best work on your body to help you regenerate and regrow your new tissue.
If you believe Allogeneic Stem Cells are right for you, or you’d simply like to learn more about this process and how we can help empower your body to heal itself, please contact our office today and schedule your appointment! Or click here and watch my free webinar to dive deeper into how stem cells can help you!