Immunotherapy is simply empowering your body to heal itself using its own immune system. This is done at many levels, from nutrition and excercise to advanced activated stem cell treatments. Most all disease can be treated with Immunotherapy, life quality can be improved and life expectancy can be extended.
With expanded, manipulated, and activated stem cells we can provide better results than with early non-manipulated stem cell applications.
Autologous Stem Cell Treatments
Your Adult stem cells can be extracted from many areas of your body, including the bone marrow, fat tissue and peripheral blood.
Once the cells have been harvested, they are sent to the lab where they are purified and assessed for quality before being reintroduced back in to the patient.
Since the stem cells come from the patient there is no possibility of rejection.
Stem Cell Institute advocates the use of autologous (your own) stem cells as they have no ethical or moral issues and pose no risk of rejection.
Stem cells isolated from the bone marrow or fat tissue have the ability to become different cell types (i.e. nerve cells, liver cells, heart cells, muscle, and cartilage cells (as well as others).
Studies have also shown that these cells are capable of homing in to and repairing damaged tissue.
Allogeneic Stem Cells
When your own Stem Cells are not sufficient Stem Cells can be used from other donors, these are called Allogeneic Stem Cells, typically umbilical cord cells and placenta cells. Young cord blood cells can be used from The Placenta, Umbilical Cord, and other young sources. These young cells are more likely than stem cells found in bone marrow or adipose tissue (fat) to have proliferative properties. This means that stem cells found in cord blood have a greater ability to regenerate.
Study comparing Cord Blood cells vs, Bone Marrow cells. “hbmMSC [human bone marrow cells] proliferating more slowly than hpMSC [human placenta or cord blood] in every experiment”
“hpMSC [human placenta] had greater long-term growth ability than [bone marrow] hbmMSC”
Depending on budget, condition, age and other factors the best solution can be determined. Sometimes young cells are placed directly into an organ, other times a simple IV with cells harvested from your own bone marrow will do just fine.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Mesenchymal Stem Cells come from Umbilical Cord Tissue, or Placenta Tissue.
Mesenchymal stem cells from the umbilical cord tissue are known to help reduce inflammation, modulate the immune system and secrete factors that help the central nervous system to regenerate.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are multipotent stem cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types. Cell types that MSCs have been shown to differentiate into include osteoblasts (bone cells), chondrocytes (cartilage cells) and adipocytes (fat cells).
The capacity of cells to proliferate and differentiate is known to decrease with the age of the donor, as well as the time in culture.
Young cord blood cells can be used from The Placenta, Umbilical Cord, and other young sources. These young cells are more likely than stem cells found in bone marrow or adipose tissue (fat) to have proliferative properties. This means that stem cells found in cord blood have a greater ability to regenerate.
Stemcell – Immunotherapy – Levels
Let’s discuss the levels of stemcell-immunotherapy available.
Level One: Nutrition, Exercise and Supplements
In order for your body to fight disease it must have a strong immune system. Eating the right foods provides your immune system with what it needs. Once your body has the building blocks it needs exercise stimulates the body to get to work. It has been found that short (30 second) High-intensity exercise bursts trigger a process that improves immune system health. In addition to basic nutrition supplements should be used to ensure high levels of many key nutrients, especially if fighting disease and as we get older.
Level Two: Immune System Stimulation
If your immune system is not winning the fight against disease treatments and agents can be added to stimulate the process. Therapies like plasma rich platelet (PRP) and other targeted immune stimulators agents are used.
Level Three: Autologous Stem Cell Immunotherapy
When immune stimulation is not enough stem cells can be taken from your body, expanded and activated, then reintroduced through IV or more targeted placements. These Stem Cells are called Autologous Stem Cells, because they are your cells and they can be harvested from your bone marrow or fat (adipose) tissue.
Dendritic Cell Vaccines: These vaccines have shown the most success so far in treating cancer. Sipuleucel-T (Provenge), the only FDA approved Dendritic Cell Vaccine, is for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer and is an example of a dendritic cell vaccine.
Dendritic Cells are special immune cells in the body that help the immune system recognize cancer cells. They break down cancer cells into smaller pieces (including antigens), and then hold out these antigens so other immune cells called T cells can see them. The T cells then start an immune reaction against any cells in the body that contain these antigens.
Level Four: Allogeneic Stem Cell Immunotherapy
When your own Stem Cells are not sufficient Stem Cells can be used from other donors, these are called Allogeneic Stem Cells, typically umbilical cord cells and placenta cells. Again these Stem Cells can be expanded and activated, then reintroduced through IV or more targeted placements.
Success with Stem Cell Treatment depends on many factors including preparing the patint for cell harvesting with proper nutrition, detoxification, oxygenation and immunostimulation before the removal procedure. Handling of cells, timing, cell selection and proper activation is important with both Autologous Stem Cells and Allogeneic Stemcell applications.
These advanced Immunotherapy treatments show amazing results, but most are yet to be FDA approved and in the US are available only through clinical trials being done at major medical centers. Many patients find that leaving the US provides access to the most advanced options.
At The Stem Cell Treatment Institute we believe that by understanding how our body uses Stem Cells and using this knowledge to create advanced StemCell Treatments most all disease can be treated, life quality can be improved and life expectancy can be extended.
Expansion, Manipulation and Activation of the stem cells is the key to eliminating disease. All this is done in a nearby lab, where care is taken to coordinate transportation and timing in order to retain the cells quality and viability. Experience has taught us that these expanded and activated cells provide superior results, and cell recovery has been found to occur much faster than with non-manipulated stem cell applications.