The official blog of the Lung Institute.
“Stem Cells could touch just about every area of medicine”
Are you one of many people who think stem cell therapy is dark magic, voodoo or smoke and mirrors? Some have had that perception over the years. But, stem cell therapy has a long and proven track record in the medical community.
The use of stem cells to treat many different types of diseases, ailments and injuries has been available for several decades. Many hospitals, clinics and doctors have been using stem cells for years as an effective and necessary step in improving someone’s health or improving their quality of life.
U.S. News & World Report, one of the national leaders in providing news and information to consumers, recently posted an article touting that stem cells may be “the cure to what ails you.”
The article notes that researchers still do not know exactly how stem cells work, but they quote the director of the regenerative medicine program at the Mayo Clinic as saying, “they teach the body to heal from within.”
The Lung Institute’s stem cell therapy helps promote natural healing and inflammation reduction by taking stem cells out of a patient’s own body, separating the stem cells from their blood or bone marrow and reintroducing them back into the body where they rest inside the lungs.
U.S. News also addressed recent headlines about some unscrupulous private clinics offering unproven treatments and sometimes unfortunate outcomes. Donald Zack, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Stem Cell and Ocular Regenerative Medicine, suggests, “patients should be looking for rigorous research.”
The Lung Institute is firmly in accordance with the conditions set by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for exemption status and conducts itself in full accordance with current guidelines. We also have received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for research protocols and stem cell procedures. The Lung Institute has implemented these IRB approved standards at all of its clinics nationwide. Approval indicates that we follow rigorous standards for ethics, quality, and protections for human research.
The article concludes that any stem cell treatment “should be based on science and not simply hope or beliefs.”
If you are interested in exploring more options for COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or another chronic lung disease, stem cell therapy might be a great choice for you. Many patients experience a reduction in symptoms and improvement in the quality of life after receiving stem cell therapy from the Lung Institute. Contact us at (800) 729-3065 to learn more about stem cell therapy and what treatment could mean for you.