The Difference between Stem Cell Therapy and Classic Cell Therapy

Since my husband and I started the International Clinic of Biological Regeneration in 1981, many people have confused what we do with stem cell therapy. It’s an easy mistake to make—the names, for one, are similar—but the differences between stem cell procedures and Classic Cell Therapy could fill a book.

But since I only have the space of a blog post, and I want to make sure that you understand, at least, the basics of each, we’ll have to focus on the differences that matter the most.

Stem Cell Therapy Uses Undifferentiated Cells

From the time we are babies until we are full-grown adults, the cells in our bodies undergo various growth stages. Stem cells are the earliest stage of growth. It is this early-stage cell that stem cell therapy uses. At this point, the cells are what is called undifferentiated, meaning they do not have a specific job within the body. As the body grows and develops, these stem cells will turn into skin cells, heart cells, lung cells, etc. Until they come into contact with cells that are differentiated, they remain, essentially, blank slates.

The cells used in Classic Cell Therapy, however, have already found their identities, so to speak. They are what is known as organ-specific cells—they can only develop into certain organs and tissues. While these cells are more mature than stem cells, they are still embryonic, which means (like stem cells) they multiply rapidly, about 150% the average adult rate. The fast growth rate of organ-specific cells is what makes them especially effective for anti-aging treatments.

Stem Cell Therapy Is Great for Injury and Illness

Scientists have been researching stem cells for decades, and they’ve found some pretty exciting ways to help people along the way. Illnesses like Parkinson’s disease and diabetes, as well as paralysis from injuries to the nerves, might soon be a thing of the past because of this research. However, stem cells are not that effective for whole-body rejuvenation.

By introducing organ-specific embryonic cells to the body, Classic Cell Therapy is able to take a systemic approach to aging. While stem cell treatments must be injected into the site of an injury to have their intended effect, organ-specific cells can be simply injected into any muscle tissue for a patient to gain the benefits they provide. As radioisotope tracing shows, within 60 to 90 minutes of injection, these cells will travel through the body to their designated organs. Because these cells help rejuvenate the organs that control the immune and endocrine systems, Classic Cell Therapy benefits the entire body.

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