Regenerative Medicine -Stem Cells
Regenerative medicine is a cellular-level therapy that aims to improve the function of damaged or diseased tissue or organs by introducing cells to replace damaged cells. Today, regenerative medicine is being used to treat medical conditions across a range of medical specialties, including orthopedics, rheumatology, cardiology, neurology, and immunology.
Because of their ability to differentiate into cells that carry out the roles needed in a variety of organs, stem cells are an essential regenerative medicine tool. When stem cells are introduced into a damaged tissue or organ, they evolve to carry out the functions necessary, compensating for the damaged cells. As a minimally invasive process, regenerative medicine harnesses the natural capabilities of stem cells and the body’s own ability to heal, providing an opportunity to avoid invasive procedures. For patients with injuries or chronic diseases, regenerative medicine is a source of hope.
Scope of Regenerative Therapy
Stem cells, which occur naturally in the body, are “naive” or unspecialized. This means that, based on cues from their environment, these cells can transform into and assume the functions of a variety of different cells in the body. The ability to mature in a context-specific way is the key to the vast potential of stem cells in regenerative medicine. When injected into a damaged tissue, stem cells specialize to carry out the necessary function in that particular area, improving symptoms and function.
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t consume your daily dose of vitamins and minerals, let alone experience their valuable benefits. Nutrient IV Therapy is a safe and effective way to receive natural vitamins, minerals, and amino acids direct to the bloodstream. The 30 to 45-minute session enhances your energy, improves your overall mood, and helps prevent future health conditions caused by stress, malnutrition, and dehydration. No major side effects are usually seen; however, people do experience some cooling of the arm and a mineral taste in the mouth. Do not worry, as this is all normal.
Nutrient IVs are similar to IV’s you would find at your local hospital. They all consist of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, which are found in the body naturally. Adding these nutrients gives the body more of what your organs need to function properly. None of our IV’s contain toxins that are found in medicine or pharmaceuticals, so no one experiences an overdose of any kind. If you are healthy, theoretically it is safe for daily use.
Aesthetic Medicine – Botox
Improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines without changing the appearance of your face. Botox® injections reduce muscle activity, temporarily preventing the contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. You see natural-looking results that last up to four months. Best of all, untreated muscles still operate normally and your overall ability to form facial expressions remains intact, so you’ll still be able to face the world with a smile.
How Do Botox Treatments Work?
Over time, the muscles above and between the eyebrows repeatedly contract and tighten, causing wrinkles. Botox blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. Treatments generally take just 10 to 20 minutes, although treatment times can vary from person to person. You can expect to see results after just one treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects to Botox Treatments?
Botox is proven safe and effective. The most common side effects are nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation and nausea. You should wait at least 90 days between treatments.
Most people have heard of Ozone, but only in how it relates to the Earth’s atmosphere in which it absorbs the ultraviolet light, is considered a pollutant, and is thin with holes in it.
Ozone has actually been used therapeutically for 150 years. It is a gas, which is colorless, and is a form of oxygen. Ozone Therapy is widely used in other countries including Germany, Russia, and Cuba. There are professional medical Ozonotherapy societies in over ten countries worldwide.
Ozone has been studied globally for its ability to disinfect and treat disease by inactivating bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa, stimulation of oxygen metabolism, and activation of the immune system.
Also referred to as Ozonotherapy, it is used in alternative medicine. There are claims that it will increase the amount of oxygen in the body through the introduction of ozone. Diseases treated are infected wounds, circulatory disorders, geriatric conditions, macular degeneration, viral diseases, rheumatism/arthritis, cancer, SARS, and AIDS.
Ozone therapy leaves bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, and protozoa essentially inactive. While its natural form is a gas, it should not be inhaled as it irritates the airways. It is administered directly to the tissue in a protective covering, intravenously, or intramuscularly.
People Have Found Oxygen/Ozone Helpful for:
- Chronic or Acute Infections (bacterial, fungal, or viral)
- Lyme Disease
- Herpes Simplex
- Herpes Zoster (shingles)
- Mold and Yeast Infections
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Chronic Allergies
- Asthma and COPD
- Chemical Sensitivities
- Low Immunity
- Acute Hearing Loss
- Macular Degeneration
According to the American Academy of Ozonotherapy (AAO), it has been found useful in various diseases because:
- It activates the immune system in infectious diseases.
- It improves the cellular utilization of oxygen that reduces ischemia in cardiovascular diseases, and in many of the infirmities of aging.
- It causes the release of growth factors that stimulate damaged joints and degenerative discs to regenerate.
- It can dramatically reduce or even eliminate many cases of chronic pain through its action on pain receptors.
- Published papers have demonstrated its healing effects on interstitial cystitis, chronic hepatitis, herpes infections, dental infections, diabetes, and macular degeneration.
Ozone was published in the medical literature before the FDA’s existence and therefore was “grandfathered”. Research is ongoing regarding its effectiveness and safety. As with any traditional or alternative therapeutic treatment, consult your medical professionals to determine if this treatment will be effective for you and your individual health needs.