Stem Cell Research Facts & Myths
|If you’re like most people, you’ve probably heard plenty of rumors about stem cell treatment. You may be wondering whether the treatment is ethical, whether it’s effective, and whether it’s safe.
Worry no more.
There are lots of myths floating around about the safety and efficacy of stem cell treatment. We’re here to put those worries and fears to rest. To help, we’ve taken the three most common myths about stem cell treatment and busted them for your benefit. Keep reading to learn more!
Myth 1: You need to get stem cells from an embryo.
That is 100% not true. While stem cells help embryos throughout their development, humans create stem cells throughout their lives. In most adults, these stem cells can be found in either the bone marrow or the adipose tissue (belly fat). If you decide to go through stem cell treatment with us, we’ll get the cells directly from your body – no embryos required.
Myth 2: Stem cells can be rejected by the body.
You might have heard of patients who get organ transplants “rejecting” the transplant, but this isn’t a worry with the kind of stem cell treatment we do. The reason why organs get rejected is that the patient’s immune system sees the new organ as a hostile invader and attacks it. Our stem cell treatments come with zero risks of rejection because we use your own cells. Your immune system won’t attack your own cells, so the stem cells can do their work in peace.
Myth 3: Stem cell treatment is a risky, experimental procedure.
It’s true that our stem cell treatments are FDA controlled, and most insurance companies won’t cover the treatment. However, there’s a long-distance between “risky and experimental” and “covered by all insurance companies.” The FDA allows these treatments to proceed because they know that there is little risk to patients. The evidence is on our side and mounting. We believe it’s only a matter of time before stem cell treatment is as common as procedures like shoulder surgery and knee replacements are today.
Get the Facts
Have any other questions about stem cell treatment? Are there other myths you’ve heard, and you want to learn the truth? Let us know. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for your initial consultation. We’re happy to let you know the facts and put your fears and worries to rest!