Therapy for Parkinson’s
For the over 1 million people who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease (PD) in the U.S., the breakthrough neurological therapies practiced at the National Stem Cell Institute offer hope and an improved quality of life here and now. As an FDA guidelines-compliant medical clinic, NSI has developed stem cell for Parkinson’s therapy, an advanced procedure for those who suffer from this debilitating condition.* This therapy for Parkinson’s is done using the patient’s own adult stem cells.
Why Stem Cell Therapy For Parkinson’s Works
Our adipose(Fat)-derived and bone marrow-derived stem cell therapies for Parkinson’s are an innovative therapy practiced in the United States that is safe and effective.* “Adipose-derived” means the stem cells are harvested from the fat stores that naturally lie just beneath the skin. The most common areas where the sample will be taken are the upper legs, buttocks, or belly region. Stem cells from these areas of the body are especially potent in their ability to change into whatever type of cell is needed, including bone, skin, brain, blood, and more. They also promote cell regeneration and re-growth. Stem cell for Parkinson’s therapy uses the patient’s own stem cells to promote healing.
Most of the complications associated with PD are due to low amounts of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine works as a neurotransmitter that allows communication between the brain and your muscles. When dopamine isn’t sufficient within the brain, your ability to control your movements is affected.
With Parkinson’s stem cell therapy, stem cells are harvested from adipose tissue or bone marrow depending on the recommended procedure. If the doctor uses adipose stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s, a small sample is taken from the patient’s natural fat stores, clinically nurtured, then re-introduced into the patient. Newly “assigned,” these cells become whatever the body or brain needs. In the case of Parkinson’s stem cell therapy, the stem cells begin targeting neurons, helping to stimulate fresh dopamine production within the brain. Additionally, stem cell for Parkinson’s therapy options act to discharge other essential chemicals that occur naturally in a healthy brain and body called cytokines. Cytokines stimulate stem cells to differentiate into dopamine-producing neurons. Adipose stem cell therapy also improves mitochondrial function in Parkinson’s Disease. Mitochondria are the “powerhouses” within all cells, ingesting nutrients and breaking them down to produce energy-rich molecules.
Understanding Why Experts are Excited About Stem Cell Therapy
Parkinson’s Disease belongs to a category of diseases that have to do with the degeneration of brain tissue. This means that Parkinson’s is classified as a neurodegenerative disease. Parkinson’s stem cell therapy addresses the causes of the disease’s physical and neurodegenerative symptoms.
To date, clinical research hasn’t revealed exactly what causes it. However, several things that are believed to be connected to Parkinson’s Disease. Among them are a variety of environmental triggers, someone’s genetic make-up, and the presence of abnormal protein deposits called Lewy bodies. Lewy bodies have been identified as playing a crucial role in upsetting regular brain function.
Even though the exact cause of PD is still largely unknown, Parkinson’s stem cell cell therapy is effective because it heals and repairs the damage that underlies the symptoms.
PD symptoms begin to manifest because the dopamine-producing nerve cells within the brain become damaged. Because of the damage, less and less dopamine is produced.
Dopamine is essential because it acts as a messenger between body and brain. It is one of the essential chemicals that transmit signals for regular motor control. That’s why someone with PD finds executing routine, coordinating movements or controlling their motions becomes progressively difficult.
Tremors, slowed movement, muscle rigidity, and general instability worsen over time. Stem cell therapy addresses all of these symptoms and more.
Where the Stem Cells for Parkinson’s Disease Come From
Although bone marrow-derived stem cells can be used as a potent source of stem cells, one of the richest stores of stem cells lies just beneath your skin. This fatty layer is known as adipose tissue. When used in stem cell therapy, the Parkinson’s stem cells harvested from the patient’s own adipose fat travel to the nervous system. We never use embryonic stem cells or cells from any source other than the patient’s own body.
Therapy with Parkinson’s stem cells is designed to improve blood flow to the brain and work to repair as much nerve damage present there as possible. The stem cell Parkinson’s therapy can slow down PD’s degenerative progression by working to repair or replace the brain’s neurons and tissues that have been damaged.
Among the ways that Parkinson’s stem cell therapy may help improve quality of life are:
- Increasing energy
- Improving gait
- Help coordination and motor control
- Reduce tremors
Keep in mind that Parkinson’s Disease stem cell therapy isn’t presently a cure for the illness. But many PD patients experience an improved quality of life and a slowing of the progression of symptoms.
What to Expect During the Parkinson’s Stem Cell Therapy Procedure
Parkinson’s stem cell therapy is an outpatient procedure that is safe, very minimally invasive, and done in a matter of hours. It uses only local anesthesia in the area where the stem cells will be harvested, and there is little to no recovery time needed afterward.
You will need to be patient while awaiting the effects of your stem cell therapy sessions, as it can take a few weeks for the stem cells to multiply and begin their regenerative work. Your doctor at NSI Stem Cell will help you learn what to expect during and after therapy and when you may begin to feel the healing.
Among the PD symptoms that can be relieved through therapy are:
- Primary and secondary motor dysfunctions
- Movements known as resting tremors
- Rigid, inflexible musculature
- Instability, as well as swaying, upon standing
- Frozen gait
- Rigid facial expression
- Unintended acceleration
- Stooping posture
- Twisting, repetitive muscle contractions
- Impairment of dexterity and coordination, both fine and gross
- Difficulty in speaking and swallowing
- Sexual difficulties
- Muscle cramps
- Excessive drool
- Lack of spontaneity in moving
- Sluggishness in moving
Learn More About Parkinson’s Therapy At NSI Stem Cell Centers
PD is in the news more than ever, especially with the advocacy of noted sufferers of the disease such as singer Maurice White of Earth Wind & Fire, former U.S. attorney Janet Reno, and star of TV and movies Michael J. Fox. The advanced stem cell therapies now available have surpassed conventional therapies.
To learn if you’re a good candidate for Parkinson’s stem cell therapy or other neurological disorder stem cell therapies, call us at (877) 278-3623 or use our Contact Page. We also have a FREE brochure waiting for you. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you onto the path to wellness.
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Parkinson’s Disease is a fairly well known but still often misunderstood disease. It affects millions, but thanks to continued research new therapy options are available and individuals suffering from the disease had a brighter outlook than decades ago.
* Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary. As each patient’s problem is different, each therapy option must be tailored around your specific needs.