What is Cell therapy?
Cell therapy is a unique and increasingly popular method of treatment for many conditions in which whole cells or cell extracts are administered in their natural form. Although centuries old, new refinements in technology have made this form of therapy a treatment mode that is on the verge of exploding. Why? Because cell therapy offers something that vitamins, minerals and other natural treatments cannot. It can provide the exact components necessary for the injured or diseased tissue to totally heal and sometimes regenerate. Cell therapy arises from the old adage that like cures like, in that when an organ or tissue is diseased and the same healthy organ or gland from the same or another species is given, it results in the strengthening and/or healing of the affected organ or gland. The tissue used for live cell tissue extracts is typically from the organs or glands of sheep, cattle, pigs and more recently from the cartilage of shark.
How it works?
Modern medicine has advanced tremendously during the past decades. Still, there are many chronic illnesses that a doctor can at best relieve but certainly not cure, for instance, joint diseases and poly-arthritis, severe circulation disturbances, sleeplessness and every sort of wear and tear, blockage and old age symptoms. That is because most pharmaceutical drugs work by repressing particular symptoms for as long as they are taken. They do not cure the source of the problem.
In contrast, the Cell Therapy is a treatment with biological substances, usually cells and cell-elements of sheep fetuses that are specially cultivated under controlled environments. These substances are administered to a diseased organ or aging person by mean of injection.
Cell therapy produces long–term effects because it stimulates the body’s own healing and revitalizing powers into action. The fresh genetic information encoded in the DNA and RNA molecules of the injected young cells are passed onto old “defective” cells, enabling them to function properly again. The Cell Therapy injections with their multiple organ specific, low anti-genic, fetal cellular molecules and growth factors act like a new software in order to counteract the processes of wear and tear in different organs and in total to regenerate an aging body. It is an extremely significant step in the right direction to battle aging and to preserve good health and wellness.
Cell therapy and Anti-aging-
As we know, our cells are naturally and regularly replenished throughout our lives through the division of cells. This process normally goes smoothly in our youth, resulting in healthy and robust cells that give us our vibrant appearance and dynamic physical abilities. However, all cells eventually die and our cell division process becomes less effective at rejuvenation as we age.
Even more seriously, the cell division process is prone to generate defective cells as times pass, leading to malfunctions in the cell and eventually the body. Indeed, it is this truth which is the very reason and nature of why and how we age.
These failures in cell assembly and quality are also the culprit behind many health issues people experience as aging continues. Individual organs or tissues, such as hair and skin, often are the first to show noticeable signs of aging, but this eventually leads to failures of our broader systems – such as our nervous, circulatory and musculoskeletal systems.
History of Cell Therapy-
Cellular therapy is in reality several thousand years old, with the earliest references being found in the Kama-sutra, an ancient East Indian sanskrit text, in which a decoction of buck testes and milk was prescribed as a strength giving remedy (Harrower, 1932, pg. 21). The Papyrus of Eber, another ancient medical text, described preparations manufactured from animal organs to be given therapeutically (Niehans, 1960, pg. 10). We find that Hippocrates used the corresponding healthy organs of animals for relief of diseased organs in humans (Harrower, 1932, pg. 21). Although there were significant experiments from notable researchers such as Claude Bernard (1835) and Alexis Carrel (1912), live cell therapy in Europe began in 1931 with Dr. Paul Niehans.
Modern cell therapy started, as do many medical discoveries, by accident. A young surgeon had accidentally irreparably injured the parathyroid of a patient in the course of an operation for goiter. The parathyroid gland sits very close to the thyroid gland in the throat and is responsible for calcium metabolism in the body. As a result of this injury, the patient went into severe convulsions because calcium metabolism had been so altered. The situation was life threatening. Having no time to make a tissue transplantation as he normally would have done, Dr. Niehans simply macerated the parathyroid gland of an ox, added a pinch of salt, and injected this into the pectoral muscle of the patient. Remarkably, over the next few hours, convulsions diminished and then disappeared. The patient, who had been most certainly headed for death, was saved. More astonishing was that complete recovery lasted for over 20 years (Niehans, 1955). This was remarkable. Dr. Niehans had been influenced by the experiments of Dr. Alexis Carrel, begun in 1912, in which Dr. Carrel was able to regenerate older sheep spleen cells when young sheep spleen cells were placed in close proximity. Dr. Carrel reasoned that natural revitalization of cells in young animals, particularly during the fetal stage, was so great that it was often successful in curing and even rejuvenating very sick cells (Niehans, 1955, pg. 7). Over the next 42 years, Dr. Niehans gave more than 45,000 cellular injections, after which he came to the conclusion that “cellular therapy is a method of treating the whole organism on a biological basis, capable of revitalizing the human organism with its trillions of cells by bringing to it those embryonic or young cells which it needs . . . selective cellular therapy offers new life to the ailing or diseased organism”.
Cell therapy is one of the oldest and one of the newest therapies. Its ability to do the seemingly impossible has been documented throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States. The various cell preparations have no negative interactions with each other, unlike many pharmaceuticals, and side effects are rare.Cell therapy, however miraculous it may seem at times, is not a miracle. It is simply working with the laws of nature in scientific ways. Although relatively expensive, when the proper cell extract is used with the proper protocol, the results are often beyond compare for both physician and patient. It is better and cheaper to do one therapy that works than to go from doctor to doctor, therapy to therapy, without benefit. Because of its uniqueness and versatility, cell therapy will change more and more lives and become better known.