Proven Research Behind Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine first became a point of medical research in 1998 when a medical paper suggested it could be sourced from human embryos and umbilical cords. As research continued, it became clear these embryonic cells can evolve into more advanced cells and change lives. Now, medical professionals and researchers are gaining a more clear understanding of the many ways regenerative medicine can be used to heal the human body.
There is still some ethical debate around regenerative medicine, advancements continue in technology which has demonstrated the powerful influence of regenerative medicine in the medical field. If you’re hesitant about undergoing treatment, we want to help. We offer webinars and seminars, so our patients can feel completely educated, safe, and secure in their decision.
Is regenerative medicine therapy ethical?
Much of the confusion about regenerative medicine therapy is around whether or not this research is ethical. Umbilical cord stem cells are harvested with permission from mothers and then the mothers donate their umbilical cords after they give birth. 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. Harvesting these cells does not harm the baby or the mother in any way and would have otherwise been used as biological waste. There are other types of stem cells like multipotent cells which are found in adult tissue like fat and embryonic stem cells which are from human embryos.
Understanding Regenerative Medicine
Many leading research centers and health organizations have conducted research on regenerative medicine. The key to deciding if this treatment is right for you is understanding how regenerative medicine works. Below are useful resources on stem cells to enlighten your understanding of regenerative medicine.