Degeneration of bones, connective tissue and some organs can be a side effect of chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatment. Improper functioning of organs might also be due to a disease or a genetic disorder. For many years already, research has been conducted on ways of harnessing the body’s own healing power to regenerate organ tissue. Regenerative medicine involves replacing the tissues of organs through the use of stem cells and other forms of treatment based on human biology.
Sometimes, the power of the body’s immune system can be harnessed quite quickly, and healing elements can be removed from the blood to accomplish this. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy requires the use of a patient’s own blood for healing purposes. The blood collected from the patient is put into a device called a centrifuge, which spins the blood at high speeds. The force of the spinning causes the plasma to separate from the cells of the blood. The plasma is then enriched with platelets and a serum is prepared. This powerful serum can then be used in various parts of the body to reduce inflammation and encourage healing.
Stem Cell Harvesting
Treatments that involve replacing lost tissue will require the use of stem cells. Stem cells can be described as building-block cells because they can be used to encourage the growth of new cells. The stem cells are collected and a serum is prepared using them. There is very little risk of the body rejecting stem cells that are retrieved from the same body. The serum containing the stem cells is formulated to easily be absorbed by the body.
Healing Joint Injuries and Disorders
Osteoarthritis is an example of a degenerative joint disease. The inflammation of the joints causes a breaking down of the cartilage and a great deal of pain and limited mobility. It’s been proven that the body can repair itself from injury and disease in many ways. Regenerative medicine treatments like stem cell therapy seek to give the body what it needs for considerable or complete healing of tissues to occur. With osteoarthritis, treatment would involve encouraging the regrowth of cartilage in between the joints by introducing stem cells to the joints.
As we age, tissues begin to break down because of the loss of proper functioning in the cells. Rebuilding those tissues is the primary aim of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is literally the opposite of degenerative disease. If we can encourage the rebuilding of cartilage in cases of osteoarthritis, for example, the pain and discomfort would fade and range of motion would quickly be improved.
There are various other forms of regenerative medicine treatments. The kind that will benefit you depends on the nature of your particular condition. Schedule a consultation at The Guyer Institute of Molecular Medicine to get more information. Contact us today and book your appointment!