Stem Cell Research
Stem cells first became a focus of medical research in the 1990s. As research continued, it became clear these embryonic cells can evolve into more advanced cells. Researchers noticed human stem cells could be found in umbilical cords! Today, medical professionals and researchers all over the world are gaining a clearer understanding of the many ways stem cells can be used to heal the human body.
Advancements in technology have demonstrated the powerful influence of these stem cells in healthcare practice. You’ve probably seen stem cell therapy in the news recently as more and more studies are showing just how life-changing this healthcare can be! Let’s address some of the biggest questions surrounding stem cell therapy today.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Ethical?
Much of the confusion about stem cell therapy is around whether or not this research is ethical. When most patients think of stem cells, they think of embryonic stem cells. As of right now, these types of stem cells are not legal, and they are not what is used at Regenerative Health Centers of Florida. Our clinic uses umbilical stem cells which are FDA approved and regulated for medical treatments.
Umbilical cord stem cells are harvested with parental permission from umbilical cords after birth. The harvesting process is done with consent from the mother, and it does not harm the baby or the mother! If these stem cells were not harvested for medical treatments, this would become biological waste. How do umbilical stem cells work? The stem cells found in the umbilical cord are similar to those found in bone marrow, and they are used to regenerate many different types of specialized cells!
Continue Your Research
Stem cell therapy is easy and painless. Our doctors answered some of the most common stem cell questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page. You can also hear real-life stem cell success stories on our Success Stories page! Below are useful resources on stem cells to enlighten your understanding of stem cell therapy.