4 Common Myths About Stem Cell Therapy
If history has taught us anything about medicine, it’s that people’s fear of surgery usually pales compared to their fear of trying something new. MDBiologix can help with that.
We’re bringing regenerative medicine to Canada because people enduring pain from injury are looking for more holistic alternatives to surgery, as well as highly addictive opioid medications.
Stem Cell Therapy (SCT) is the future of medicine – a non-intrusive, natural process that uses your body’s own cells to heal what hurts.
But like all new things, you have more questions than answers. You’ve “heard things” about SCT – that it’s a “hot button topic” – but haven’t read the bounty of research showing its benefits. Despite all this research, a series of myths persist based on fundamental misunderstandings of what SCT involves.
The only thing that is certain is the pain in your knee or your elbow or your hip is keeping you from living your life.
So let’s debunk 4 common myths about SCT and get you headed on the path towards healing.
Myth #1 – The Stem Cells Used in SCT Come from Embryos Not true. They actually come from your own body. They are called Adult Stem Cells. Human fat tissue is the largest natural source of stem cells, but when you suffer an injury your body can’t supply enough of these valuable stem cells to the injured area. We use an Adipose Transfer System (ATS) to retrieve these stem cells and re-inject them to the injured area.
Myth #2 – SCT is “against the law.” This myth relates to Myth #1, as the use of “embryonic” stem cells is considered controversial, especially in the U.S. But the use of Adult Stem Cells from your own body is approved by Canadian health agencies, and has even been blessed by religious leaders such as previous Pope Benedict.
Myth #3 – Your Body Will “Reject” the Cells Some people confuse SCT with an organ transplant, in which some donor organs can be rejected. But since these are your body’s own cells being used, there is no chance for rejection.
Myth #4 – SCT is as Invasive as Surgery Nothing could be further from the truth. Patients are only given a local anesthetic, the procedure only takes a few hours in an outpatient setting, and people are generally back to work within a day or two.
The facts show that regenerative therapies like SCT empower people to live without pain, and take charge of their health.
It’s time to recover fully, without surgery.