Stem cell research has made great strides in regenerative medicine as well as rejuvenation practices to regulate the natural healing process in response to injury and degenerative changes.
One area which stem cell research is making progress is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) which acts as a potent tissue growth stimulant, amplifying the natural process of tissue repair and healing. PRP induces the production of new collagen, bone and cartilage cells at the site of the injection, rebuilding the joint cartilage and strengthening injured ligaments and tendons. Moreover, doctors are increasingly using PRP in sports medicine for the treatment of chronic tendon conditions, but also for acute muscle injuries.
Because PRP is produced from your own blood, there is no concern for rejection or disease transmission. During in-office PRP procedure, a patient’s own blood is drawn, spun and enriched to isolate platelets and stem cells. These spun platelets are up to five fold more concentrated than in normal blood. The doctor then identifies the proper location for the injection. When PRP is injected it stimulates the tendon or ligament causing a mild inflammation that triggers healing in musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis, and allows even a severely damaged tissue to heal.
Stem cell banking is being done across the country to insure that a patient has a supply of their own stem cells should they be needed for future treatments. Now is the time for everyone to become aware and educated properly about stem cell harvesting, banking and what the future will bring in medicine.
What is an adult stem cell and where is it found?
A stem cell is a type of cell found in the blood, tissues, organs and bone marrow of your body. They are known as the body’s “raw materials”. Stem cells are unique because they can renew themselves or differentiate (develop) into other types of cells such as heart cells or brain cells. In this way, stem cells have the ability to repair damage to your body. If you sustain an injury or suffer an illness, your stem cells will go to work to differentiate into the type of cell(s) your body needs to heal itself.
On her television show, Your Health is Wealth with Dr. Akoury, Dalal Akoury MD talks to one of the nation’s leading experts in stem cell banking and research, Vin Singh of Next Healthcare, Inc. Watch their discussion about stem cell banking:
Technologies that utilize human skin cells and stem cells are rapidly evolving. These approaches may allow individuals to one day treat their diseases or conditions with their own cells.
Dalal Akoury, MD, Founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center
Dr. Dalal Akoury is fellowship trained and certified in anti-aging functional and regenerative medicine, as well as having more than twenty years of accumulated experience in emergency medicine, pediatrics, and a master’s degree in public health. She has also served fellowships in pediatric hematology/oncology and has preformed research in leukemia and the effects of smoking.
About developing her dream, AWAREmed and Wellness U, Dr. Akoury says, “My mission is to ignite the spark of health deep within everyone, and to allow this sparkle of wellness to shine through everyone’s eyes, becoming one with the universe, and aligning body, mind, and spirit.”
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