Why Stem Cell Therapy is On Track to Transform Treatment for Epilepsy
Epilepsy belongs to the family of neurological conditions. This neuro disorder is hallmarked by abrupt, recurring events of sensory disruption, often accompanied by the sufferer losing consciousness and/or experiencing seizures. The source cause of epilepsy is sudden abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
For many years now, NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida has been treating neurological disorders and diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and spinal cord conditions. As an FDA guidelines-compliant medical clinic already well-versed in advanced, regenerative therapies, NSI is uniquely qualified to take the lead as stem cell therapy develops into safe, effective treatment for epilepsy.
So, how is stem cell treatment for epilepsy progressing, and how soon can those who suffer from this debilitating neurological condition enjoy life worry-free of seizures and other symptoms? Let’s take a closer look at how the promise of stem cell treatment for epilepsy is advancing.
How Stem Cell Treatment for Epilepsy is Developing
Stem cell therapy is one of the most exciting areas in epilepsy research and treatment development.* The data from research and clinical studies is showing great promise in controlling seizures, inspiring the medical community to turn its eyes on the horizon of stem cell treatment for epilepsy.*
It’s been demonstrated that stem cells within the brain become healthy, functioning neurons. Already, stem cells are being used in the treatment of neurological conditions like Parkinson’s Disease.* Research continues to support optimism that stem cell treatment for epilepsy will someday lead to the healing of abnormally functioning brain tissue and produce healthy, fully-functioning brain cells, thus reducing the core reasons for epileptic seizures and other symptoms.*
The Basics of Stem Cell Therapy and Its Potential for Stopping Seizures
All the cell types of the body begin as stem cells. In fact, stem cells are produced and circulate throughout the human body all lifelong. When a cell type is needed for repair, regeneration, or replacement in the event of disease or injury, a chemical signal instructs stem cells to become the cell type required to fix the problem. In the case of stem cell treatment for epilepsy, the stem cells are “signaled” to become brain cells.
For example: A patient develops a small region of scarring in the left temporal lobe. She experiences seizures that emanate from the scarred region, which causes neurons to function abnormally in that area. In stem cell treatment for epilepsy, stem cells that are programmed to become neurons would flood the scarred region, taking over the functions that the damaged tissue can no longer properly perform.* With healthy neurons back in place, normal electrical functioning is restored and seizures halt. This is the potential that future stem cell treatment for epilepsy holds.
How Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Have Already Changed Practical Medicine
With the discovery of adipose stem cells, the practical applications of regenerative medicine opened up dramatically. Adipose stem cells are stem cells that the body has stored within the fatty layers that lie just beneath the skin. Not only are adipose stem cells stored in abundance within the fat, they are also a particularly potent type of stem cell.
NSI Stem Cell Centers’ therapies and harvesting procedure are minimally invasive and compliant with FDA guidelines. The treatments are all done on an outpatient basis within a few hours. Harvesting consists of taking a small sample of the patient’s fatty tissue, usually from the abdomen, thighs or buttocks. NSI’s stem cell therapies need only a local anesthesia at the site where the sample is taken. Since the stem cells used are the patient’s own, risk of rejection in virtually nonexistent, and, because the sample take is a relatively small one, there is no recovery time needed following the treatment.
Once the stem cells are harvested, they are concentrated through a medical process known as centrifugation. This process separates the stem cells and prepares them to become the main element in a highly potent serum that is re-introduced into the patient. NSI has been practicing regenerative medicine for many years now, which means its centers are already poised and ready to offer stem cell treatment for epilepsy as soon as it is fully developed.
The Future Power of Stem Cell Treatment for Epilepsy
The aim of stem cell treatment for epilepsy is to send an army of stem cells to the brain, where they become neurons and head to the areas in need of repair and regeneration.* It has been demonstrated that people who suffer from chronic epilepsy often can have a reduced neuron population in the region of the brain where seizures originate.* The newly-created neurons would replace those that have been lost or damaged, halting or reducing the occurrence of seizures.*
While healing scar tissue is one method in which stem cells may act in the treatment of epilepsy, they may also act upon neurons that are simply not functioning correctly.* The fresh stem cells could replace neurons that are overly active in electrical production. Unusually high elevations of electrical output by neurons are another trigger for seizures. In this case, the stem cells would replace the abnormally functioning neurons.*
But these are not the only potential benefits of stem cell treatment for epilepsy. The replenishment and repair of neurons have the capability to improve memory and mood.* Epilepsy-related memory and mood problems have been reported by many sufferers. This memory deficit may be attributable to the loss of, or damage to, neurons. In some cases, memory problems are a side-effect of medications. Likewise, both neural damage and medication can be linked to mood problems. The restoration of healthy neurons holds the potential to dramatically improve memory and mood, but also the potential to help the patient reduce the need for medications or, even possibly, find no need for medications at all.* A reduction in medication, too, may aid in the significant improvement of memory, mood, or both.
The Impressive Realities and Possibilities of Regenerative Medicine
That regenerative medicine methods are already helping many thousands of people in the U.S. alone is already a given. As the list of illnesses, injuries and disorders being safely and effectively treated through stem cell therapy is a promising treatment continues to grow, many medical professionals believe it’s only a matter of time before stem cell treatment for epilepsy will join that list.* When that time comes, NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida will be at the vanguard.
To learn more about NSI Stem Cell’s many adipose-derived stem cell therapy options that are in practice and available to the public right now, go to NSI’s web site, or contact us at (877) 278-3628. Our medical staff is happy to answer any questions. You will also find many of our patients’ success stories on our YouTube channel, and we also have a comprehensive, FREE brochure available with information on all our stem cell therapies.
What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic
When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.
Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.
The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.
What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:
1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.
2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.
3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics
4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.
5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.
Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.
If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.
* Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary. As each patient’s problem is different, each treatment must be tailored around your specific needs.