There’s Still a Misconception about Stem Cell Therapy

It has been espoused by certain members of the scientific community that stem cells are either a dangerous treatment or an ineffective one. But many patients disagree.

Patients who have undergone stem cell therapy from qualified professionals have disagreed with scientists and doctors who have talked negatively about ethical stem cell therapy.

At Macquarie Stem Cells we are qualified stem cell therapy professionals and as such inform our patients of any potential risks involved so you can make a fully informed decision prior to undergoing treatment.

If for health reasons we deem that stem cell therapy treatment is not suitable for you, we will tell you. Stem cell therapy is about helping you manage your pain, so it would be counterproductive and unethical to give you the treatment if it’s going to do the exact opposite.

Another misconception about stem cell therapy is that stem cell therapy means embryonic stem cells are used. This could not be further from the truth. At Macquarie Stem Cells in Sydney we use adult stem cells. These are stem cells that are ‘harvested’ from you. We:

  • Harvest ‘matter’ from you
  • Then obtain the stem cells from this ‘matter’
  • Check the health and viability of the stem cells
  • Then re-inject them back into the site of your pain, such as the knees or hips

This reduces the risk of your body rejecting the treatment and it is a much for effective form of stem cell therapy then harvesting stem cells from a third party.

There is also the ethical question surrounding stem cells. However, one would think that harvesting stem cells from your own body would render this argument obsolete. It hasn’t. People still cite moral reasons for not wanting stem cell therapy. Which is fine. It is, after all, a personal choice.

At Macquarie Stem Cells we are qualified professionals who can provide patients with an effective means of dealing with pain. It is a treatment method that comes from your own body, it has a minimal risk of rejection and it has been proven to successfully work for most patients.

Not only that, but it is a field of medical science where research is constantly being conducted around the world. The future of stem cell therapy is looking bright—with advances being made all the time.

Stem Cell Therapy Can Help Manage the Pain of Immune Diseases…

For many immune diseases, like Multiple Sclerosis and Psoriasis there is no known cure at this current point in time. However, there are ways to manage the pain of immune diseases and one of those ways is stem cell therapy.

Psoriasis is where the body’s T-cells (white blood cells) confuse skin cells for harmful pathogens. This results in:

  • Excessive production of skin
  • Inflammation of the skin and joints which causes unsightly skin growths all over the body

With psoriasis the immune system begins to assault the tissues and organs of the body and this can lead to a variety of harmful medical conditions such as an increased risk of infection because of a weakened immune system.

Psoriasis sufferers have seen a decrease in the amount of inflammation thanks to stem cell therapy. The SVF cells used in stem cell therapy works by regulating the genes which become upset because of an overreaction of the T-cells in the skin and joints.

Stem cell therapy can significantly combat the effects of this disease but unfortunately as of yet it cannot cure it.

For more information on stem cell therapy, or to book a consultation at our Centre for Excellence in Sydney, please don’t hesitate to contact us.