How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
Stem cells are a part of political debates and the news. But, how they are used to treat injury and disease of it is relatively unknown to the public. Integrated medicine is a priority for the healthcare field and it is just one way we at Health Advantage Physical Medicine of Pasadena are serving the community.
Stem Cell Basics
Stem cells divide and form daughter cells. It is not as dense as it sounds. They are unique in that they can create new cells. The split cells become either new stem cells or specialized cells, for example, blood cells, bone cells, heart muscle cells, etc.
Stem Cell Possibilities
The reason stem cells are important continues to evolve. A large portion of the research is to provide integrated care.
Integrated medicine research focuses on the following areas:
- Regenerative Medicine — Stem cells create healthy cells to take the place of diseased cells. Guiding stem cells to specific areas, repairing and regenerating damaged tissue, and disease is possible.
- Learning About Disease — Studying stem cells tells health professionals how diseases happen. Understanding how illnesses develop allows doctors a window into finding treatments.
- Reduced Drug Trials — Stems cells can tell researchers a lot about medication. It is the first step before putting people in danger in drug trials. Quality and safety are testable through stem cell study.
Stem Cell Therapies
The possibilities are endless. Medical issues that benefit from integrated medicine research and stem cell therapies include:
- Heart Disease
- Parkinson’ Disease
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Alzheimer’s Disease
Research is always underway for new potentials of stem cell therapy. Growing them to become new, healthy tissue for transplants is only one-way scientists are pushing boundaries to save even more lives.
Health Advantage Physical Medicine — Pasadena
Serving the Pasadena, California area, we at Health Advantage Physical Medicine strive to find and apply the best-integrated treatments for every patient. Whether in need of a chiropractor or a combination of massage therapy and acupuncture, our medical professionals plan treatment for the individual. Schedule an appointment today to begin the road to recovery.