At National Stem Cell Centers, we help people heal from numerous conditions using the healing power of their own stem cells through regenerative medicine. Since stem cell therapy is a relatively new area of treatment and research, there are many myths surrounding it. Here are some stem cell myths that we would like to debunk. Let the facts help you decide whether or not stem cell therapy is right for you.
Stem Cell Myths You May Be Believing
Stem Cell Myth #1: They are Taken from Embryos
IN THIS CASE – FALSE. National Stem Cell Centers uses only your own adult stem cells, called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). This type of stem cell is undifferentiated, and can replicate into many different types of cells found in your body. MSCs can be extracted from bone marrow, and even from adipose fat.
Stem Cell Myth #2: They can Give you Cancer
MOSTLY FALSE. Adult mesenchymal stem cells do not cause cancer. Research on treatment of adult stem cells to induce greater potentiality has produced some cells that have been shown to cause cancer in animals. These have not been used in human treatment or testing, and are never used in our treatment centers. Adult MSCs are taken from your body unaltered, and are completely safe.
Stem Cell Myth #3: They can be Rejected by Your Body
FALSE. Adult MSCs used in stem cell therapy are taken only from your own body (called autologous), therefore there is virtually zero chance of rejection. They can be used in healing burns, arthritis, hair regrowth, as a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), and other degenerative conditions. As a treatment for pain management, stem cell therapy may help patients avoid surgery and provide lasting relief.
National Stem Cell Centers utilizes your own adult MSC stem cells to heal many debilitating conditions – using the healing power of your own body. Don’t let stem cell myths deter you from trying this alternative therapy. Stem cell therapy can also reduce the signs of aging in your face with new cell growth. To find out more about stem cell therapy in New York and Long Island, call National Stem Cell Centers today at (646) 448-0427. Our experts will help determine if you are a good candidate and answer any questions you may have.