"Parkinson's used to torment me every moment. There was no escape...now I rarely even think about Parkinson's...I have my life back."
After getting my own stem cells for Parkinson´s, I have noticeably less dystonia (muscle spasms) and dyskinesia (involuntary movements). There is still some stiffness on my right side, but much less so. No more mask, my facial muscles are not tight. I smile more. I speak faster. I have more clarity and no brain fog. I get out of bed in the morning without struggling to move. I sit right up and do not feel like I am dead wood. Many times my husband helped me get out of bed. Now I do it on my own. I do not freeze when I get out of the chair. I feel so much better. Parkinson's disease used to torment my every moment. I would try to eat a salad, it was there, go to the restroom...it was there...sleep during the day...it was there...awake and sweating at night,..it was there. There was no escape until I had the Adult Stem Cell procedure done at RegenCenter. Now I rarely even think about Parkinson's...I have my life back. Frankie S., age 52, pastor´s wife
"Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells Transplant into Parkinson’s Disease Patients is Safe and May Improve Their Quality of Life"
--Clinical study presented in The XVIII World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders of the World Federation of Neurology.
Your Own Repair Stem Cells Can Provide Healing for Parkinson's Disease
“Cell replacement in the treatment of PD is a viable option.”
-- Stem Cell Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease, Journal of Advanced Scientific Research, Sharma et al 2012, 3(4): 21-26
Up to 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s, according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Because aging is the chief risk factor for the disease, the patient population is expected to increase as the baby boom generation gets older.
The most visible symptoms of Parkinson’s include tremors, slowed movement, stooped posture and loss of balance, and trouble speaking. People sometimes walk with a shuffling gait, and they may experience severe and chronic pain. Patients’ faces can assume a mask-like expression.
Parkinson’s disease occurs when neurons in a specific area of the brain die off and stop producing dopamine. These neurotransmitters influence mood and help regulate movement. The sharp decline in dopamine results in mobility problems, depression, tremors and other complications. Modern medicine and the pharmaceutical companies have developed a dopamine replacement called levodopa (L-dopa). This precursor to dopamine is then converted into important neurotransmitters. When combined with a drug called carbidopa, this drug ensures that the L-dopa is not converted until it reaches its intended destination, the brain. L-dopa helps control symptoms but does nothing to slow the disease. Over time higher and higher doses are needed to maintain its effect. The resulting side effects can include nausea, severe jerking motions, constipation, depression, paranoia, and hallucinations.
What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive disease of the nervous system that affects your movement. In the brain, there are billions of nerve cells (neurons) that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. A neurotransmitter is a chemical released that is essential in nerve cell communication within the brain. Dopamine relays messages between the substantia nigra, a structure of the brain located in the midbrain, and other parts of the brain to control movements of the human body. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps with smooth and properly coordinated muscle movements. In a patient with Parkinson’s Disease, 60 to 80 percent of the dopamine-producing cells are damaged. This damage causes a lack of dopamine release and the motor-skill symptoms of PD begin to arise. This deterioration of brain cells is commonly referred to as neurodegeneration.
Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
At Regen Center, we use bone marrow and adipose stem cells and related growth factors from a patient’s own body to help heal and regenerate the damaged areas of the brain.
In the Parkinson’s patients who have undergone this procedure we have seen:
- reduction in depression and feelings of sadness
- increased motivation
- increased energy
- clearer speech
- reduction of the “shuffling gait” of PD
- mood elevation, more positive attitude
- the disappearance of the “mask” of Parkinson’s
- return of normal facial expressions, such as the ability to smile
- reduction of tremors
- increased flexibility, reduction of stiffness
- overall improvement in the quality of life
Leading researchers from Department of Stem Cell Biology and Histology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan, have reported:
"Cell transplantation is a strategy with great potential for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Mesenchymal stem cells are a great therapeutic cell source because they are easily accessible without posing serious ethical and technical problems.
They have trophic effects for protecting damaged tissues as well as differentiation ability to generate a broad spectrum of cells, including dopamine neurons, which contribute to the replenishment of cells lost in Parkinson's disease."
-Parkinson's Disease and Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Potential for Cell-Based Therapy. Parkinson's Disease, Volume 2012 (2012)
At RegenCenter, whenever possible, we use both autologous bone marrow and adipose stem cells for maximum healing impact. Adult stem cells derived from bone marrow and adipose tissue have a natural ability to heal and restore damaged areas of the body. However, until they are removed and reinfused back into the body, they remain locked inside these tissues, unable to perform the healing they are designed to do.
Maximum Healing Impact
At Regen Center, we use a powerful combination of stem cells and all natural growth factors derived from a person’s own bone marrow and fat in order to achieve maximum healing impact.
Each source of stem cells provides their own unique set of what are called, “growth factors.” It is not only the stem cells which provide healing but a variety of growth factors contained in the bone marrow or fat which have an extraordinary healing effect.
Growth Factors Promote Healing
These growth factors are vital in healing and regenerating damaged tissue. They help reduce inflammation, promote the formation of new blood vessels and growth of new tissue and can actually renew damaged areas of the brain and other organs. Therefore, whenever possible, we try to use stem cells and growth factors derived from both bone marrow and fat. Each source has its own unique cocktail of stem cells and growth factors which promote healing.
Adult Stem Cells Are Powerful And Effective
Bone Marrow Stromal Cells Selectively target damaged tissue, promote neurological functional recovery and remodel brain architecture.
Adult stem cells derived from your own body have the capacity to reduce inflammation and transform themselves into cells in organs of the body which have been damaged by injury, disease and the aging process.
How Stem Cells Know Where To Go
Stem cells possess what is called homing ability. Inflamed and damaged areas in the body give off special SOS signals called cytokines. When your stem cells are re-infused into your body, they are drawn like a magnet by these help signals to home in on and begin healing the tissues in need of repair.
Radioactive Tagging Shows How Stem Cells Work
The following images taken from patient studies illustrate the way adult stem cells home in on damaged areas
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