Benefits of Stem Cell TherapyOctober 5, 2018 October 5, 2018
Stem cell therapy harnesses the body’s own healing ability to repair damaged tissues and repair injuries. This therapy is a part of the regenerative medicine field that is rapidly growing. A few of the many things stem cell therapy is used for include reducing joint pain, increasing motion and flexibility, and treating tendon and ligament tears.
What is a stem cell?
Before we explain some of the benefits of this therapy, it may be helpful to know a little bit more about stem cells in general.
According to the National Institute of Health,
“Stem cells are important for living organisms for many reasons. In the 3- to 5-day-old embryo, called a blastocyst, the inner cells give rise to the entire body of the organism, including all of the many specialized cell types and organs such as the heart, lungs, skin, sperm, eggs and other tissues. In some adult tissues, such as bone marrow, muscle, and brain, discrete populations of adult stem cells generate replacements for other cells that are lost through normal wear and tear, injury, or disease.”
With so many treatment options out there, you may be wondering what benefits choosing stem cell therapy provides. Overall, the general benefits include minimal risk, minimal recovery time and minimal worry. Here are 5 more specific benefits to be aware of.
Avoid surgery and its many complications and risks
Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure.
Minimal post-procedural recovery time
One of the most time consuming factors of any injury is not always the treatment itself, but actually the recovery time. With stem cell therapy, recovery time is minimal.
No use of general anesthesia
Do you not like the way general anesthesia makes your feel? Or do you simply get anxious at the thought of being put under? Stem cell therapy may be just what you need as it does not require the use of general anesthesia that you might use in surgery.
Contact us today at Infinite Health Integrative Medicine at 504-226-6061 to book a consultation to learn how stem cell therapy can help you!