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What is Regenerative Medicine?

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The human body is a miraculous biological machine. Our brains are like computers that can store the same amount of information in 20,000 dictionaries. Our hearts pump 8,000 liters of nutrient-rich blood throughout our bodies each day. And our eyes, one of our smallest organs, can distinguish more than 7 million colors.

Another wonderous marvel of our bodies is its ability to heal itself. From minor paper cuts to major broken bones, our body can naturally heal these ailments and others. However, there are certain conditions that our bodies cannot heal or need support, and this is where doctors, nurses, and medicine step in. But imagine if there was a way that medical experts could harness the power of the body’s natural healing capabilities and use that for difficult or untreatable injuries and diseases to help our bodies repair, restore, and regenerate.

Understanding Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is a relatively recent field in health care that is growing rapidly. The goal is to replace or regenerate tissues or organs impaired due to age, disease, injury, or other issues to aid in healing or treating incurable conditions.

For instance, just as an alarm clock wakes you up and breakfast helps you start the day. Regenerative medicine can prompt the body’s natural healing ability and support functions during recovery.

A well-known form of regenerative medicine is skin grafting. Usually used to treat burn victims, skin grafting removes healthy skin from one area of the body and transplants it to the damaged area. This helps replace and encourage new skin growth after trauma.

As regenerative medicine continues to expand, it brings together experts from biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, genetics, medicine, robotics, and others interested in finding innovative solutions to help our bodies heal and thrive. Regeneration in our bodies happens at three levels: molecular, cellular, and tissue. Furthermore, regenerative medicine has been successfully used to treat several different conditions, including:

  • Brain Injury & Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Organ Transplants
  • Skin Injuries

Is Stem Cell Therapy a Form of Regenerative Medicine?

Stem cell therapy is indeed a form of regenerative medicine. This innovative approach utilizes the body’s own stem cells to promote the healing of damaged tissues or organs. By introducing platelet-rich plasma (PRP),  platelets are activated to release growth factors, fostering tissue regeneration, and initiating a healthy and natural inflammation. With this healthy inflammation, the body can start to regenerate, remodel, cushion, and lubricate.  This has potential therapeutic benefits for various conditions. With ongoing advancements, stem cell therapy has promising potential in medical treatments. 

Family Integrative Medicine Provides Innovative Care

At Family Integrative Medicine, our team is committed to providing innovative, non-surgical healthcare so you can find pain relief to regain your quality of life. Our care is patient-focused to provide you with an individualized, comprehensive plan that boosts your body’s ability to heal and meet your health goals.

Your lifestyle, stressors, behaviors, and overall health are taken into consideration to develop a treatment plan that is as unique as you. Your care plan could include lifestyle changes, physical activity education, food therapy, responsible pain management, and regenerative medicine.

Let’s get you back to living the life you love. Schedule your consultation today!

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