Stem cell therapy - a miracle possible?
December 17, 2006
Stem cells - a truly unique phenomenon, these cells being present in a certain amount in all tissues of the human body, capable of replacing any other cell. Although in terms of the structure of the stem cells are no different from any other, a feature of them is that the stem cells are unspecialized - and so versatile, they can replace the "defective" cells of tissues and organs at any diseases. In fact, stem cells - a kind of tool is the natural process of recovery of the body, only with age, their number decreases, and thus worsening the body's ability to heal itself.
Extracting stem cells
As the "donor material" to extract stem cells can be any tissues and organs of the body of an adult: stem cells present in muscle and adipose tissue, bone marrow, and so on. Previously, for the treatment of certain diseases used so-called embryonic stem cells - i.e. cells extracted from embryonic material, but today are mainly used, somatic cells - i.e. stem cells of the adult organism. Furthermore, there is a method of growing stem cells, followed by their outside.
The main "donor materials" are considered to adipose tissue and bone marrow. Historically, until recently, the bone marrow was considered a major source of stem cells - just because the first time stem cells are being found in the study of bone marrow. Today stem cells extracted from the bone marrow, are mainly used to treat diseases of the blood or bone. Adipose tissue, meanwhile, is the most promising source of stem cells, as extracted from adipose tissue cells are much safer and easier than from the bone marrow. A small number of "donor" of the material is going to a local anesthetic and used to produce new stem cells that are fully compatible with the human body. The process of growing stem cells takes one to two months, and then received the stem cells are injected into the blood.
Specificity of stem cell treatment
Stem cells can be used to treat diseases of almost all but the most severe - such as cancer, AIDS or hepatitis C. It should be noted that stem cell therapy - and byway relatively new technique, sufficient clinical experience with such a method of treatment of certain diseases has accumulated only in the United States and some Western European countries.
In general, stem cell therapy can be useful in a variety of diseases, and this technique is particularly effective in middle age - as with the age of the number of stem cells in the human body naturally decreases. Scope of application of stem cells is vast, they can be used to treat diseases of almost all organs and body systems. Stem cells may be used for the treatment or prevention of the following diseases:
- Type II diabetes (plus prevention of the consequences of violations of blood sugar)
- Skin diseases - dermatitis, psoriasis
- Neuromuscular diseases, including cerebral palsy
- Age-related diseases: Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease
- Diseases of the musculoskeletal system: osteochondrosis
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Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications
- Neurology different specificity
- Diseases of the cardiovascular system, including coronary heart disease
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(as stem cell therapy can be used as replacement therapy in myocardial and as prevention of heart attack)
- Relief effects of stroke
- Autoimmune diseases
The universal nature of stem cells
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, The specific mechanism of action allows the use of stem cells for the treatment of almost all diseases, except for isolated cases. Another important factor is that the stem cells allow to strengthen overall health, improve immune system function.
Cryo - suspends aging
June 18, 2009
- Cryo - suspends aging
- Indications and contraindications
In biomedical research laboratories, the term "cryo" refers to the use of liquid nitrogen to preserve the living tissue. Fabric frozen almost immediately after she was placed in liquid nitrogen. However, when the cryomassage not always in nitrogen.
The technique cryomassage used two different methods to relieve pain and stress - kriostimulyatsiya and massaging certain parts of the skin. For effective, fast pain relief cryomassage should be carried out using a special small probe.
During a procedure, a special gel is applied to the skin with menthol and herbs (kriomassazh also carried out using liquid nitrogen). It quickly evaporates, causing a cooling of the skin. The gel was then serves a dual purpose: it improves blood circulation in the skin, and reduces muscle fatigue.
After applying the gel massage specialist uses a probe. The gel not only improves the conductivity of pulses to the skin, but also reduces the risk that the probe will cause skin irritation.
Coaches and doctors say many sports teams that cryomassage is a great way to treat sports injuries (at least, as an aid). Physiotherapists working with people who are recovering from serious injuries, often used for better results cryomassage primary therapy. Psychologists have found that cryomassage helps in the treatment of stress
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and some of the more serious psychological problems.
In addition, it was noted that cryomassage promotes weight loss in obese patients, and helps to eliminate cellulite. Unfortunately, this property cryomassage not used widely enough.
Cryo divided into two basic types:
- Therapeutic cryomassage - used as part of the recovery process after various injuries. In alternative medicine it is used to treat asthma and various skin lesions, for the return of joint mobility and muscle.
- Sports cryomassage helps in the treatment of minor injuries, relaxes muscles, increases their flexibility and, according to many experts, improves the results of performances of athletes.
Basic properties cryomassage
- Slow down inflammation and eliminate swelling after injury;
- Temporary removal or easing of pain on the affected areas of muscle tissue;
- Slow transmission of nerve impulses in the affected areas, which reduces pain and spasms;
- Reducing tissue damage.
Today cryomassage person do in many beauty salons. Due process narrowed capillaries and pores, improves blood circulation and metabolism in the skin; After cryomassage skin looks fresh and smooth, her tone even. It is believed that for a while cryomassage normalizes the activity of sebaceous glands, but this function has not been proven.
Cryomassage person is a painless procedure; it is suitable for people of any age and has no known contraindications. To obtain an appreciable effect, generally required ten sessions cryomassage. Those who have any disease of the skin, before the procedure is necessary to consult with your doctor.