Limits of therapy
Some patients see a marked improvement after treatment with adult stem cells, but the same treatment will have no effect on others. Thus, there is a need for further research: What is the mechanism that causes the stem cells to work? How many cells are needed? What type of cells are needed? Which messengers implement the healing process? How great is the potential of adult stem cells to integrate into the tissue? And what does this transformation into different cell types depend on? There are more qeustions then one could answer….
What is the quality of my cells?
After processing we measure the quality of your cells by determining the vitality and the number of cells. Great importance is attached to the quality of the bone marrow used. In elderly humans in general, there is a decrease in stem cells’ viability and their ability to divide. The question -from what point have the bone marrow stem cells exhausted their healing potential- is especially important for diseases that appear in a later period of life. Many researchers believe that research results will lead to the conclusion that the preventive withdrawal of stem cells is necessary (see also storage). On the other hand, we’ve seen patients who are well into their eighties still improve following treatment.
Why do you not use Embryonic stem cells? An ethic controversy…
The discussions in the field of stem cell therapy held nowadays usually refer to embryonic stem cells. To obtain these, embryos, i.e. fertilized ovum from which a whole human can develop, must be killed. Many people understandably oppose the idea of using embryos as spare parts stores. Regardless of these discussions, the use of embryonic stem cells is still far from being clinically viable because embryonic stem cells have an amplificatory effect and may therefore accelerate the growth of tumors. This is also why many doctors see adult stem cells as the silver bullet of regenerative medicine.
Cells4health uses and stores only your own adult stem cells for treatment:
no ethical concerns, no risk of tumors..