What are STEM CELLS?
Contrary to the general public understanding of stem cells they are not cells only present in a foetus or an embryo. Stem cells are present in all our organs as adults and they are the cells responsible for the self-healing process.
Everyday cells die in every organ in our bodies and are replaced by the multiplication and differentiation of stem cells. The process of differentiation of a stem cell is the ability of the stem cell to choose the type of cell to grow into, so stem cells in the skin multiply to become skin cells, stem cells in the muscles multiply to become muscle cells and so on. This is a very complex process that runs in the background of our daily lives maintaining our body in the most efficient and smooth operation.
So why it is that stem cells do not fix everything, why do we have people suffering from joint disease and chronic ulcers and ligament tears and other conditions?
Stem cells receive signals from the blood to be activated and start multiplying once there is an injury or inflammation and if those signals fail to reach the stem cells are not alerted to multiply and start the process of healing.
During the last decade the basis of stem cell treatments have focused on alerting your own stem cells as the first line of treatment to help treat certain conditions. On the other hand conventional medicine could only offer two choices, medications with all its side effects and the far too invasive surgical approach.