Stem cells: Getting past the controversy

Published on
February 1, 2017

When it comes to stem cells and stem cell research, there has been a virulent controversy for many years. The reason is sensible when you peel back the medical terminology, because some of the stem cell research involves using unborn human embryos. 

But that doesn’t represent the full body of stem cell research and therapeutic uses. As it turns out, stem cells exist in people perpetually and can be sourced from different areas of an adult’s body without the need to acquire them from any embryo. Bone marrow stem cells and those derived from fat deposits are contemporarily the most useful.

Neither one of these types of stem cells requires any donation from a third party. They come from the patient seeking service. So if you need a kind of therapy that doesn’t involve adverse drugs or other methods of treatment, you can have clinicians remove some of your own stem cells, prepare them, and apply them to an area that isn’t healing properly.   

What stem cells do is act like a kind of “Fix it Felix”, if you will, for the body. When there’s something broken, they’re sent there to repair that malfunctioning area. Stem cells daily repair tissues in healthy individuals, and without them, people couldn’t live. When you’ve acquired a degenerative disease, your stem cells aren’t getting to the problem area.  

Something else to consider: embryonic stem cells are unpredictable because they come from a human being that has yet to fully develop—they’re like the cellular equivalent of a wildfire.

A Closer Look At Adult Stem Cells

Adipose stem cells are adult stem cells and don’t brook controversy. Adipose is a medical way of saying “fat”. Everybody’s got some. When such cells are used for health purposes, a non-invasive procedure involving a localized anesthetic removes the fat cells and ensures they are sterile. Since they come from you, there’s no chance of rejection. 

These cells are then re-introduced into the individual requiring treatment at the area where rebuilding is necessary. If you’ve got problems with your knee, the cells are re-introduced to that area. But before they are reintroduced into you, they are checked and verified by clinicians whose professional task it is to ensure quality and effectivity beforehand.

Many on the hunt for stem cell treatment are looking for groups that, as puts it, “…offer access to individualized treatment plans which consist of targeted administration methods…” This is what was described earlier.

Such treatments can aide in a broad spectrum of degenerative disorders. They use the body’s own means of health recovery as opposed to some pharmaceutical or radiation-derived approach. 

Since there is no controversy with adult stem cells, they are effectively natural, and have been shown to positively help clients regain health losses, it’s easy to see why many are becoming interested in this fascinating new health procedure.