Stem Cell Research
Having been researched since the 1990s, stem cells are just now being fully understood. With the discovery of embryonic cells ability to adapt and evolve into highly specialized cells, researchers set out to find a safe and ethical source to collect these cells – and it was found in the umbilical cord! A powerful way to naturally heal the human body, these umbilical stem cells have almost endless potential, making stem cell therapy one of the most effective forms of pain relief and treatment ever. Of course, because the therapy is new, a lot of individuals have questions that ned to be answered.
Because of the media’s focus on stem cell research and treatments, one of the biggest questions people have is if stem cell therapy is ethical. And, while that question has a variety of facets, it’s important to know that there is a difference between embryonic stem cells and umbilical stem cells. While embryonic stem cells are not legal, Umbilical stem cells absolutely are. Harvested after birth, there is zero impact on either the mother or baby, making it one of the most ethical forms of stem cell therapy possible.
In order to use an umbilical cord to harvest stem cells, parents must consent. Once consent is received, the stem cells can be safely harvested, putting the umbilical cord to incredible use. (If it’s not used, it simply becomes biological waste that is discarded.)
Similar to the stem cells found in bone marrow, umbilical stem cells regenerate into a variety of specialized cells as soon as they enter your body via the simple and painless injection.
To learn more about how our stem cell therapy works, schedule your consultation with our team today! You can also check out our FAQ page to learn more!