Biocellular Therapy

Imagine that you have what it takes inside your own body to heal and regenerate your tissues and even organs without drugs and without invasive surgeries. How marvellous it would be. The human body does possess such an endogenous treasures through bioactive cells to accomplish such tasks. Blood-derived adult bioactive cells have demonstrated to be an amazing therapy for many diseases and conditions such as osteoarthritis, nerve damage, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases. It is also an excellent therapy for people who are seeking rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments. Simply extracting your own blood bioactive cells and re-injecting them back to where you need could perhaps be the perfect treatment that you are looking for.

Clinical Application

At our clinic, autologous blood-derived adult bioactive cells have become a cutting edge treatment which is perfectly in line with the naturopathic philosophy of self-healing. Cellular therapy has long been a tradition in naturopathic practice using natural substances such as animal glandular tissues, homeopathic cellular preparations and frozen animal bioactive cells. Dr. Chow is certified by the Naturopathic Board for over 20 years in blood treatments such as autohemotherapy, which involves mixing ozone gas with extracted blood followed by reinfusion, auto-vaccination and photo-oxidation (i.e. treating venous blood with UV light). Extracting bioactive cells and activating growth factors from platelets for self therapy will be a logical progression as modern medicine advances. Nothing will be more natural than using your own cells to heal your own body.

Bioactive cells possess stem-cell-like properties and they can differentiate into different tissues based on the surrounding new found environment.1 For example, when it is implanted into a degenerated joint, it will grow new cartilage, and if it is injected into the skin, it will turn into skin cells. In addition, bioactive cells can repair tissues by secreting a wide spectrum of immune modulating and hormone-like substances that greatly contribute to the trophic effect in regeneration.2

Many clinical benefits have been observed for our patients who recieved the treatments. Direct injection at the mastoid area has improved facial muscles movement and less droopy appearance in a young man who suffers from facial nerve damage. The therapy has also improved stress incontinence of urinary bladder in a number of women. Many who suffer from joint diseases report better joint mobility and muscle strength. Gum tissues become healthier and less atrophied. Some excellent results are also obtained in facial rejuvenation in restoring volume, skin texture and elasticity.

The Treatment Process

After a standard blood draw, both platelets together with bioactive cells are extracted from the blood within a sterile environment provided by a biological safety cabinet. The patient receives their own bioactive cells and growth factors from platelets after processing on the same day.

After the injection, all the active ingredients would be preferentially attracted to sites of inflammation or injury to repair and regenerate.3 This innate body wisdom called ‘homing’ offers a ‘tune up’ of the entire body since many diseases are of a degenerative nature (e.g. aches and pains of multiple joints, and normal aging).

The overall clinical results have been impressive. Many clients who have received the therapy notice a better sense of well being, improved metabolism, and enhanced muscle and joint strength. The treatment can also affect facial muscle and skin to restore volume, contour, skin texture and elasticity of once sagging and worn out atrophied tissues. Unlike botox or fillers injection which is toxic and temporary, autologuous cellular treatment is safe with no risk of rejection or scarring. It also offers a much more natural look.

Many people would like to know how long a bioactive cell trasplantation lasts. When the cells are engrafted to a target site, it becomes an intergral part of the tissues being repaired or regenerated and it does not get disintegrated. It stays to rebuild. Therefore, one treatment can potentially last for years.

References
1. Bartmann, C., Rohde, E., Schallmoser, K., Purstner, P., Lanzer, G., Linkesch, W., and Strunk, D. Two steps to functional mesenchymal stromal cells for clinical application. Transfusion 47, 1426, 2007.
2. Caplan, A.I. Adult mesenchymal stem cells for tissue engineering versus regenerative medicine. J Cell Physiol 213, 341. 2007
3. Walczak, P., Zhang, J., Gilad, A.A., Kedziorek, D.A., Ruiz-Cabello, J., Young, R.G., Pittenger, M.F., van Zijl, P.C.M., Huang, J., and Bulte, J.W.M. (2008). Dual-modality monitoring of targeted intraarterial delivery of mesenchymal stem cell after transient ischemia. Stroke 39, 1569–1574.

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