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Not Sure About Stem Cells? U.S News & World Report Says They Heal the Body

12 Oct 2017
| Under Lung Disease, Medical, Postitivity | Posted by | 6 Comments
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“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.

6 Comments

  1. Lung Institute

    4 weeks ago

    Prakash:

    Thank you for your comment. The Lung Institute clinics are located in five cities in the United States. WE are not aware of any clinic in Mumbai.

    We’re happy to answer your questions about stem cells, treatment options, candidacy and cost. So, feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  2. Prakash Mehta

    4 weeks ago

    I am i Mumbai india. Is this procedure available or can it be made available here. Please let me know by mail.
    Thank you

  3. Lung Institute

    4 weeks ago

    Edward:

    Thank you for your comment and concern. Deciding whether to undergo stem cell treatments is a personal decision and it is good to have a trusted advisor as well.

    Unfortunately, at this time, most doctors aren’t going to recommend anything that is not considered traditional medicine, especially when the treatment is not yet covered by insurance. Generally, doctors practice traditional medicine and are very statistical. Even though there are many advancements in the field of regenerative medicine, many doctors are still skeptical. However, we are hopeful that in the future stem cell treatment will be covered by insurance. Keep in mind that this process can take time though.

    Also, feel free to share our most recent findings with your doctors, and remember that we are happy to answer any questions you have. Contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak with one of our patient coordinators today. We hope this helps you, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  4. Edward Artman

    4 weeks ago

    I have been debating whether I should borrow the money to undergo stem cell therapy and have read all the important studies on the efficacy of this treatment. Opinion is divided, as expected with a relatively new approach to copd treatment, but my respiratory doctor, who has an excellent reputation locally, does not endorse this paradigm and vigorously denies the restorative claims made by the lung Institute. Until he approves of this expensive procedure, i will not undergo treatment. I wish I did believe in stem cell therapy but cannot justify the cost without the approval of a man I deeply respect.

  5. Lung Institute

    1 month ago

    Roger:
    Thank you for your comment.

    At this time, insurance companies, including passport insurance, don’t cover treatment. While we are hopeful that treatment will be covered in the future, it will take some time before insurance companies see a financial benefit in their favor and then decide to cover treatment.

    Treatment cost varies depending on treatment type, so it’s best to speak one-on-one with one of our patient coordinators. They have a wealth of knowledge about stem cells, treatment options, candidacy and cost. Feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  6. roger

    1 month ago

    does the va cover this I have copd and barrettes

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As required by Texas state law, the Lung Institute Dallas Clinic has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from MaGil IRB, now Chesapeake IRB, which is fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP), 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.