Adult Pluripotent Stem Cells
Adult Pluripotent Stem Cells are also called Very Small Embryonic Like Stem cells (VSELs). They are known by a number of other different names. These cells seem to the cutting edge of the cutting edge in regenerative stem cell therapy. These cells are found in everyone. What makes them so unique is that they are felt to be pluripotent. This means they can form almost any type of cell. The trick of these cells is the propriety methods of dramatically increasing their number in the circulating blood stream, subsequently activating them, and utilizing methods which help them remain active. We have this technology! The harvest of these cells is typically from a blood draw. These cells seem to be especially good in dealing with autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis among others. They have caused a dramatic reversal in osteoporosis (which can be considered an autoimmune disease) in less than a year. They also work quite well for most musculoskeletal conditions. Another interesting aspect about these cells is that they secrete Telomerase which is the enzyme which restores the DNA telomere ends. This means that these cells typically remain very robust. These cells are taking on increasing importance in our armamentarium of cells. We are one of the few centers in the United States that is offering these cells.