Helps Heal Through Regeneration.

Stem Cell Therapy, aka Regenerative Therapy, is a medical practice that uses stem cells in order to treat a disease/condition. Watch our Stem Cell Webinar below to learn more about what stem cell therapy is, how it can help you, and what ailments it can help treat.

What Is Stem Cell Therapy (SCT)?

Stem Cell Therapy is the medical practice of using stem cells in order to help treat different pain, disease, or ailments.

What Are Stem Cells?

Stem Cells are natural cells in your body that can change into other types of cells, and can also self-renew in order to produce more of the cell it became. In order for any cell to be considered a Stem Cell it must have two properties1. These properties are:

  • Self Renewal - The ability to go through numerous cycles of cell division while maintaining the undifferentiated state.
  • Potency - The capacity to differentiate into multiple specialized cell types. The more cell types that a cell can differentiate into means that cell has a higher potency 2.

Therefore cells that can both self renew, and change into different cell types may be considered a stem cell.

How Does Stem Cell Therapy (SCT) Work?

Stem Cell Therapy works by replenishing your body with new stem cells in order to promote healing and growth factors that naturally occur in your body.

Since stem cells are one of the bodies natural defense mechanisms against inflammation and other diseases, when you add stem cells into your body it they will naturally do their job, and start healing your body from the inside. Here's a simple example of how stem cell therapy works:

  1. You choose to get stem cell therapy because of severe knee pain due to years of work, and aging.
  2. A Stem Cell professional will then inject your knee with FDA Regulated stem cells.
  3. These stem cells will naturally seek the inflammation causing your severe knee pain.
  4. Next, your stem cells will start turning into the cells it needs in order to repair your knee.
    1. Depending On Potency, Stem Cells can turn into 3:
      1. Muscle Cells
      2. Blood Cells
      3. Brain Cells
      4. Heart Muscle Cells
      5. Bone Cells
      6. Nervous Cell
      7. Epithelial Cell
      8. Immune Cell
      9. Sex Cell
      10. Other Cells
  5. After the stem cells turn into what's needed to heal your body, these cells will start self renewing in order to produce more of the needed cell type.
  6. The newly created cells replace your diseased cells, which helps repair, regenerate, and heal your problem area.

What Types Of Cells Can A Stem Cell Turn Into?

Stem Cells can turn into ANY differentiated cell in the body, depending on the potency of the stem cell.

stem cell therapy showing which cells a stem cell can turn into
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  • Totipotency - Stem Cells with this potency level have the ability to produce all of the differentiated cells in an organism.
  • Pluripotency - Stem Cells with this potency level can differentiate into any of the three germ layers. (Levels Below)
    • Endoderm - Interior stomach lining, gastrointestinal tract, the lungs
    • Mesoderm - Muscle, bone, blood, urogenital
    • Ectoderm - Epidermal tissues and nervous system
  • Multipotency - Stem Cells with this potency level have the potential to differentiate into discrete cell types.
  • Oligopotency - Stem Cells with this potency level can differentiate into a few cell types.
  • Unipotency - Stem Cells with this potency level can differentiate into only one cell type.

What Types of Stem Cells Do You Use For SCT?

The Dahlia Center uses umbilical-cord stem cells that are donated from healthy mothers during a healthy child birth. These stem cells go through the same regulated process that any organ donation goes through in order to ensure safe, and healthy stem cells.

How Are Stem Cells Stored For Therapy Use?

After collected, and tested to ensure safety, stem cells are stored frozen until they are to be used for a patient. Keeping them frozen ensures less cell death, and more viability for stem cell treatment.

What Is Stem Cell Therapy (SCT) Used For?

Stem Cell Therapy is used for a diverse amount of applications in the field of tissue regeneration, and disease therapy because of all the different kinds of cells that a stem cell can help repair. In theory, because of all the cells that a Stem Cell can become, stem cell therapy could be used to help treat almost any ailment. Below are some studies that were done using stem cells against several ailments 4.

  • Stem Cells Used For Spinal Cord Injuries

    • Improvements - Regeneration of spinal tissue and improved balance and sensation.
    • Reference
  • Stem Cells Used For ARMD and Glaucoma

  • Stem Cells Used For Cardiovascular Disease

  • Stem Cells Used For Liver Injuries

  • Stem Cells Used For Diabetes

  • Stem Cells Used For Osteoarthritis

    • Improvements - Regeneration of cartilage tissue can be used for treatment of injuries to cartilage
    • Reference
  • Stem Cells Used For Acoustic Problems

  • Stem Cells Used For Corneal Diseases

  • Stem Cells Used For Muscular Deformities

  • Stem Cells Used For Eye Disease & Retinopathy

  • Stem Cells Used For Cardiac Dysfunctions

  • Stem Cells Used For Bladder Deformities

  • Stem Cells Used For Dental Problems

  • Stem Cells Used For Bone Degeneration

  • Stem Cells Used For Muscle Degeneration

  • Stem Cells Used For Alopecia

    • Improvements - Regeneration of hair follicle for treatment of alopecia
    • Reference 1
  • Stem Cells Used For Congenital Heart Defects

  • Stem Cells Used For SLE

    • Improvements - Improvement in renal functions & stopping degeneration of tissues
    • Reference 1
  • Stem Cells Used For LSD & Neurodegenerative Diseases

    • Improvements - Organoids consisted of neuroblasts (GFAP+, Nestin+, and Ki67+) & SCs (OCT4+, SOC2+); UCSCs recover from MSE deficiency and improve cognition
    • Reference 1 | Reference 2
  • Stem Cells Used For Cartilage & Tendon Injuries

  • Stem Cells Used For Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    • Improvements - Second dose infection of allogenic UCSCs improves patients life by 30%
    • Reference 1
  • Stem Cells Used For Peritoneal Fibrosis

    • Improvements - WJ-SCs prevent programmed cells death and peritoneal wall thickness
    • Reference 1
  • Stem Cells Used For Anaemia and Blood Cancer

    • Imrovements - Haplo identical BMSCs can reconstruct immunity, which is major process for minority
    • Reference 1
  • Stem Cells Used For AIDS

    • Improvements - Anti-HIV1 CD4+ cells express HIV1 anti-RNA, which restrict HIV infection
    • Reference 1 | Reference 2
  • Stem Cells Used For Blood Clotting Disorders

  • Stem Cells Used For Neurodegenerative Diseases

  • Stem Cells Used For Orodental Deformities

    • Improvements - Regeneration of defects in oral bone, skin, and gum
    • Reference 1
  • Stem Cells Used For Lung degeneration

  • Stem Cells Used For Rheumatoid Arthritis

    • Improvements - Regeneration of cartilage & bone in area of RA
    • Reference 1
  • Stem Cells Used For Parkinson's Disease

  • Stem Cells Used For MS

    • Improvements - EDSS Scores Improved From 3.5 to 2.4
    • Reference 1

How Is Stem Cell Therapy (SCT) Administered?

Stem Cell Therapy is administered in 1 of 2 different ways.

First you can get stem cells injected directly into your pain spot. Therefore if your shoulder is torn, the stem cells would be injected into the injured shoulder.

Second, you can get stem cells administered throughout your entire body by getting a stem cell IV. Stem Cells are injected into an IV that is given to the patient.

Is Stem Cell Therapy (SCT) Legal In United States?

Yes, SCT is 100% legal to practice in the United States as long as the stem cells are gathered from a legal source, and the clinic administering the therapy follows proper medical procedures. That being said, Embryonic stem cells are NOT used for stem cell therapy treatments in the United States.

Is Stem Cell Therapy (SCT) Approved By The FDA?

While stem cell therapy is overseen and regulated by the FDA it is NOT completely FDA approved. It's speculated that SCT will be FDA approved in time, but as of now it's only regulated by the FDA.

Is Stem Cell Therapy (SCT) covered by medical insurance?

Stem Cell Therapy is NOT yet covered by most medical insurance companies. It's thought that insurance companies will start covering SCT once more studies show results for different medical ailments. Talk to your medical insurance company to get your exact policy regarding SCT treatments.