Welcome to the frontier of medical science!
You are about to embark on a journey of discovery as we delve into the world of stem cells. As a groundbreaking field in regenerative medicine, stem cell technology has the potential to rewrite our understanding of healing and rejuvenation.
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells live in the body as reserve cells that have the ability to replicate and replace damaged or aging cells. A stem cell is an undifferentiated cell that has the potential to be any cell. This basic concept of a reserve cell is essential for maintaining the body’s overall health and integrity. There are different types of stem cells depending upon where they reside in the body.
The Beauty of Stem Cells
The science and behavior of stem cells as it applies to their use as a form of regenerative treatment have been studied for the last 20 years. Their existence and behavior have been known for the last 50 years. Early stem cell research has shown that stem cells can become any cell depending upon the environment it is exposed to, and the culture medium it is in. Inside the body or in vivo, the culture medium is our blood.
Within our blood and cells there exists a deeply complex symphonic-like orchestration of cell signaling mechanisms. Influenced by this niche, the stem cells receive ‘information’ from energetic, biochemical, hormonal and intracellular processes to activate their mechanisms of cell proliferation and differentiation. In other words, how many and who they become.
It has been studied that the biochemicals released secondary to certain emotional states play an integral part of the way cells behave. For instance, substances like oxytocin, growth factor, dopamine, vasopressin and DHEA are secreted in response to elevated and positive emotions of love, care, appreciation, and gratitude, while substances like cortisol, epinephrine, norepinephrine and histamine are released in response to depleting and negative emotions of fear, anxiety, anger, and frustration. In the presence of these molecular compounds, all cells will either proliferate and grow or go into complete cell arrest and death respectively.
Overall Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
Today, several veterinary diseases may be treated with the administration of stem cells. This is possible because these cells present a high therapeutic potential. Almost all animal tissues may be repaired or regenerated by the direct action of stem cells which presents a high potential for multiplication and differentiation. Stem cell therapies have also been shown to extend lifespan and reduce tissue injury.
Stem cell therapy has been shown to:
- Decrease pain
- Increase mobility
- Decrease cognitive decline
- Reverse biological clocks
- Regenerate damaged tissues
- Rejuvenate organ and cell function
- Reestablish balance