Where do the umbilical cord cells come from?
The human umbilical cord stem cells are collected from hospitals across the United States. The mother signs a consent form, donating the umbilical cord blood to the hospital. Only cord blood cells from healthy mothers and babies are accepted. These are pure cells, fully tested, with no chemicals added. They are basically washed, rinsed, then frozen.
How are the stem cells collected?
Federal regulated tissue banks receive umbilical cord donations from healthy mothers after giving birth to healthy babies. The donors sign a consent form, fill out a detailed questionnaire, and give a blood sample. The mothers’ blood and the cord blood undergo extensive testing for HIV, STD’s, hepatitis, Lyme disease etc.
Are umbilical cord blood and tissue cells safe?
Yes, The tissue and blood are cleared by the FDA and monitored by the NIH, AATB & AABB and we abide by all of the most stringent medical guidelines.
Are there ethical issues involving these types of treatments?
Our therapy utilizes Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells and does not have any ethical issues related to it.
What is the treatment protocol for my disease/disorder and how long does it take?
This is individualized by your therapy need and the current severity of illness. More specific answers can be provided after the consult and physical.
Will I be prescribed any medications?
No medication is required for this natural therapy.
Will smoking or drinking affect my treatments?
Depending on your therapy plan, smoking and drinking could affect the benefit of the therapy.
Will my insurance cover the cost of treatment?
No, this is a cash service.
Can I finance my stem cell treatment?
Absolutely! Our goal is never to let your current financial status affect your ability to start feeling better right away. We have many options, including a “no credit check” financing with guaranteed approval for everyone.
Is physical therapy or rehabilitation available?
We specialize in the administration of regenerative medicine. Once your body begins to regenerate we will also advise you on recommended changes to continue to improve your lifestyle which may include referral for PT/rehab. Rehabilitation is normally not required.
Can I donate stem cells?
We ONLY use Umbilical Cord Blood Stem cells which have undergone and passed the rigorous regulatory guidelines set by the FDA, NIH, AATB & AABB.
Do you keep my stem cells for other people?
Stem cells are ordered specifically for your therapy plan and are all used at the time of treatment. We do not harvest or store any leftover cells.
What’s the consultation appointment like?
We will have a seasoned member of our team sit down with you one on one to discuss the best therapeutic option with you, including what to expect during the treatment and in the weeks to come.
What is the method(s) used to administer stem cells?
IM (intramuscular), IVP (intravenous push), IV infusion, IA (intra-articular), SQ (subcutaneous) Therapy plan and method determined by patient personal need and determined by consultation/physical exam.
How fast will a patient see results?
This is specific to an individual. Many people see results within a week or two. However, the cells replicate every 28 hours for 65 generations; patients see results on average between three to six weeks after the treatment.
What’s the stem cell therapy appointment like?
The physician will first meet with you and determine which area would most benefit from stem cell therapy. Then you will get a brief examination and then receive your injection of stem cells. You leave with a few band-aids and can continue to enjoy your day.
Describe the therapy or injection?
First, we will spray some numbing spray on the area or joint. We choose the smallest needle we can which will allow us to deliver our stem cells without causing undue pain or stress. Most people tell us that there was very little to no discomfort during the injection.
When will I start seeing the effects of the treatment?
Everyone is different, however many patients report feeling better within days after their first treatment. Due to the nature of the treatment and time, it takes for the cells to replicate, it may take several weeks-months to achieve maximum results. Most patients will see maximum improvement within 4-6 months.
What is the average cost?
The cost of therapy can range widely depending on the individual and their specific goals and needs. The average costs are actually much more affordable than people imagine.
Are there any negative side effects or contraindications?
In a very small percentage of patients(less than 2%), we occasionally see a minor reaction of flu-like symptoms. This does not last more than 24-28 hours maximum. This actually demonstrates the cells’ anti-inflammatory and immune privilege potential.