Stem cells are located in adult bone marrow and fat, as well as other tissues and organs of the body. These cells have a natural capability to repair impaired tissue; however in individuals with degenerative diseases, they are not released speedily enough to effusively repair impaired tissue. In the case of fat stem cells, they might not be released at all. The procedure of actively extracting, concentrating and administering these stem cells has been displayed in clinical trials to have advantageous effects in degenerative conditions. Few patients have access to clinical trials. We offer patients and their doctors an access to these therapies now. Stem cell treatments are not covered by insurance by far.

Adult stem cells

Adult stem cells can be extracted from numerous regions of the body, including the bone marrow, fat and peripheral blood. Once the cells have been reaped, they are sent to the lab where they are sanitized and gauged for quality before being reintroduced back in the patient. Since the stem cells come from the patient, there is no likelihood for rejection. Viezec supports the use of autologous (your own) stem cells as they have no ethical or moral issues and pose no leeway for rejection. Stem cells taken from the bone marrow or fat have the aptitude to convert into diverse cell types (i.e. nerve cells, liver cells, heart cells, and cartilage cells). Studies have also revealed that these are adept of homing to and repairing impaired tissue. Animal studies have shown that these stem cells also secrete proteins and peptides that kindle healing of damaged tissue, including heart muscle and spinal cord.

Human Umbilical Cord Tissue Mesenchymal Stem Cells (HUCT-MSC)

Umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells dwell in the umbilical cords of newborn babies. HUCT-MSC stem cells, like all post-natal cells, are “adult” stem cells. The doctors use cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells that are segregated from the umbilical cord tissue. For certain signs, these cells are stretched into greater numbers under very strict, internationally recognized guidelines. Among many other things, mesenchymal stem cells from the umbilical cord tissue are recognized to help lessen inflammation, moderate the immune system and secrete elements that help the central nervous system to rejuvenate.

Bone marrow stem cells

The bone marrow stem cell is the most studied of the stem cells, as it was first discovered in the 1960s. Originally used in bone marrow transplant for leukemias and hematopoietic ailments, various studies have now extended experimental use of these cells for disorders such as peripheral vascular disease, diabetes, heart failure and other degenerative ailments. At Viezec, we use purified autologous (patient’s own) mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow in our spinal cord injury protocol accompanied by umbilical cord tissue mesenchymal stem cells.

Adipose (fat) stem cells

Fat stem cells are basically sequestered and are not accessible to the rest of the body for repair or immune modulation. Fat derived stem cells have been used for efficacious treatment of companion animals and horses with bone and joint injuries for the last 10 years with optimistic outcomes. Experimental studies recommend fat derived stem cells not only can develop into new tissues, but also subdue pathological immune reactions as seen in autoimmune diseases. Along with orthopedic conditions, Viezec pioneered treating patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune syndromes using fat derived stem cells. However, we no longer use a patient’s own stem cells from fat since we have found that mesenchymal stem cells from umbilical cord tissue are more superior.