November 25, 2022
Regenerative medicine is still considered an emerging field in the medical world. Although the concept has been a topic of interest in humanity for thousands of years, the term itself has only recently been coined (in the 1990s). So what exactly is regenerative medicine? Let’s learn about it and how it factors into your care at Medical Transformation Center.
Regenerative medicine is among some of the newest advancements in medical care. Often associated with replacing or regenerating human tissues, organs, and cells, as well as with restoring their function, it moves beyond managing diseases to finding ways to support the body to repair, regrow, and rejuvenate itself. This type of medicine draws upon knowledge from several fields, including tissue engineering, cell transplantation, stem cell biology, biomechanics, prosthetics, and biochemistry.
To put it in simpler terms, when you cut yourself or break a bone, your body is able to heal itself. However, with certain chronic conditions, with some tissues, after a certain age, or in other circumstances, your body may need extra support to carry out these functions. That’s where regenerative medicine comes in. By harnessing your body’s innate ability to heal itself from the cellular level up, scientists and medical professionals are discovering applications of this approach in the treatment of a variety of conditions.
By focusing on ways to optimize and draw from your body’s innate capabilities, regenerative medicine is used to go beyond simply treating symptoms to exploring ways which support your body at its most basic levels. We harness your natural capacity to heal yourself to restore or improve upon normal functioning, as well as to encourage cell and tissue regeneration.
At Medical Transformation Center, we apply a regenerative lens to cardio, vascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, skin, and neurological health. For instance, regenerative stem cell procedures may play a role in the treatment of degenerative diseases like arthritis, general wear and tear on tissues, sexual health, hair restoration, injury (like a torn ligament), and facial health and rejuvenation. A great example is our STEMulation therapy, which employs your own stem cells in healing and rejuvenating skin tissue on your face and in other areas. We are one of the few practices trained in this patent-pending technique. We also offer Emsella, which is a completely non-invasive treatment used to rejuvenate and strengthen weakened pelvic floor muscles in addressing incontinence, sexual health, and other related issues.
Restorative peptides can figure into our care plans for some chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or autoimmune diseases, as well as with dementia and cognitive optimization, neurological diseases like Parkinson’s, sarcopenia, osteopenia, and osteoporosis. By combining regenerative medicine with advanced genomic testing and analysis, we can use targeted peptide therapies and other tools to shift how predisposing genes manifest. So, if we know you’re predisposed to diabetes or Alzheimer’s via your initial health assessment, we can incorporate this information into your Personal Transformation Plan, aiming to slow the progression or stave off the manifestations of these conditions.
Medical Transformation Center was among the first groups to use medical-grade peptide therapies, and our team continues to stay current on the newest advances in regenerative medicine. Most recently, Dr. Paige studied stem cell and exosome therapy, training the MTC team in these new methods so that they can apply them to your care plan. Our years of experience in this emerging field give you the most expert care possible, along with high-quality sourcing and access to the newest techniques and research, as our team continues to be active members in the conference and research community on regenerative approaches to health.
In these procedures, naturally occurring stem cells from the body are used to direct healing and rejuvenating cells to inflammation, injury, or other targeted sites via injections. These stem cells are typically harvested from your own body via:
At MTC, we only use bone marrow, as it is the most effective source for the treatments we provide. Much research has been done to learn how to concentrate these types of cells to facilitate natural healing versus using other traditional methods. Since our regenerative procedures use your own cells, they are considered low risk, especially when compared to surgery.
Since you now know what regenerative medicine is, you may be wondering what some of the benefits are. As stated above, the techniques and procedures used to repair the body are considered low risk. You won’t have down time to heal from a major, invasive procedure, like surgery. This branch of medicine can also reduce inflammation, which can lead to a reduction in chronic pain. You won’t have to worry about side effects since your own stem cells are being used, versus taking medications that could affect your body in various negative ways. Of course, all of the amazing rejuvenating and restorative benefits mentioned above apply here too!
Now that you have the answer to the question, “what is regenerative medicine?” would you like to discuss incorporating regenerative medicine treatments into your health journey? If so, please reach out to us to discuss the next steps for your care.