What is Cell Therapy?
Cell Therapy is the implantation, by intramuscular injection, of embryonic and fetal cells. The purpose is general regeneration and rejuvenation . It is best known as an anti-aging treatment, which is a general term to describe looking as good as you can, feeling as well and energized as you can, and maintaining youthful vitality as you age.
The primary effects are:
- Improved immune response
- Improved endocrine system which results in:
- More energy
- Increased libido
- Improved concentration
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved skin texture and connective tissue
Cell Therapy was introduced by Dr. Paul Niehans of Montreaux, Switzerland in 1931, when he injected calf parathyroid to a surgical patient whose parathyroid glands had been damaged during thyroid surgery. The patient survived and went on to live a long healthy life into her 90’s.
Variations of this method have been practiced in the 80 years since then, and during his lifetime, Dr. Niehans went on to treat many heads of state and movie stars of the WWII era and beyond. His concept of cell therapy had evolved from treating one organ or gland to a system of overall rejuvenation of the organs, endocrine glands and connective tissue. As practiced today, it is a broad anti-aging treatment.
Classic Cell Therapy
We have coined the term Classic Cell Therapy to differentiate it from stem cells. The new and exciting field of stem cells opens up a new horizon of treating the most dread conditions, but it is primarily aimed at one disease process or traumatic injury afflicting a person, much like the first patient of Dr. Niehans where his only concern was the patient’s parathyroid glands.
The goal of Classic Cell Therapy is to slow, and even reverse, the biological age of the entire body. The focus is on the immune system and the endocrine systems, as well as connective tissue. Breakdown in these areas is the cause of aging and most chronic disease. The idea is tolook and feel as well as you can, as long as you can, and have the vital energy to pursue your interests. While preventing the aging entirely is not yet attainable, the process can be slowed considerably.
The cells used in Classic Cell Therapy are slightly more mature than stem cells, resulting in and organ-specific cellular preparation. The tremendous advantage to this is that the cellular serum can be administered intramuscularly and will migrate to the target organ, i.e. heart to heart, lung to lung, etc. This has been demonstrated by radioisotope tracing studies Further studies at the Pathological Institute of Munich University have shown that the protein biosynthesis in the targeted organ will increased by up to 100% compared to untreated organs, resulting in renewed vitality and function, commensurate with a younger biological age.
Our protocol at the International Clinic of Biological Regeneration, as developed over thirty years of experience and several major advancements in pharmaceutical advancements, is to treat the body as a whole, and then with specific organs/glands relating to immune and endocrine function, the connective tissue and skin as well as a further concentration on the pituitary, hypothalamus and adrenal glands to support immune function and reduce inflammation. There can also be additional preparations to address specific concerns of the individual patient. This combination, particularly when administered periodically, can have significant positive impact on both appearance and vitality in the aging process.