The human body is comprised of billions of cells, of which millions are stem cells. All these cells form tissues, and different tissues become organ. As the human grows older, stem cells deteriorate and lose their capacity to replace old cells with new ones. In addition, the environment that is full of pollution and chemicals accelerate the degeneration process, stimulating faster cell death and thus bring about premature aging and chronic diseases.
Cells are the smallest subunits of all living organism. The human body contains multiple types of cell which have different functions. These cell types are all vital for all body system, such as the skin, muscle, bones, and other organs. All of the actions in our body are produced from the actions of cells, including contraction of the heart, cognition of the brain, filtration of the kidney, or protection of the skin.
What is CELL?
The entire human body originates from a simple single cell. This cell increases in number from one to billions, becoming different organs with various functions. This starting cell can be regarded as the origin of life for every cell in our body. With proper regulation, these cells work together coherently. When some cells die, others replace them. Nevertheless, with negative factors that surround us nowadays, including our lifestyle, diet, medication, as well as our aging process, cells are prone to degeneration. Taken enough time, this degeneration causes the cells to malfunction, leading to disorders and diseases. Our lack of health concern and neglecting behavior are primary factors to this degeneration.
As diseases thrive in our body, symptomatic treatments using drugs and chemicals alone to alleviate the symptoms are definitely not sufficient to cure the root cause of the diseases. The main cause of these diseases is the malfunction of the “cell”. Cells that cease to function the way they are supposed to bring about disorders of its system. Modern medical society in Europe has started to pay great attention to the study of Live Cell Therapy, which follows the approach of holistic medicine. In this way, the body can restore balance as all organs are regenerated simultaneously using the administered live cells.
What is Live Cell Therapy?
Cell therapy is the regeneration of degenerated cells, restoring strength to the weakened, and replacing old cells with new ones. Cellular therapy is a scientific method first developed in Switzerland by Prof. Paul Niehans to regenerate human tissue and revitalize the body. The method consists of implanting cell extracts of mammals selected for their biological value, which modulate the immune system and thus improve the function of certain specific organs and enhance the vitality of the entire organism.
Professor Niehans discovered the cell therapy in 1931 by chance: one of his colleagues asked him help for a critic case: during an operation of the thyroid gland, the parathyroid gland was damaged, the patient was suffering from strong convulsions and his state was critical. Niehansdid not have the time to execute the surgical implant of the whole gland. Using a trocart, Niehans prepared parathyroid cells obtained from a calf and injected the grounded cells into the patient’s saline solution. Immediately, the patient began to improve and, in fact, lived for another 30 years. The success of this therapy led Niehans to abandon literally the surgical transplantation of the intact glands for doing only implants through injections.
The theory behind cell therapy has been in existence for several hundred years. The first recorded discussion of the concept of cell therapy can be traced to Phillippus Aureolus Paracelsus (1493-1541), a German-Swiss physician and alchemist who wrote in his Der Grossen Wundartzney ("Great Surgery Book") in 1536 that "the heart heals the heart, lung heals the lung, spleen heals the spleen; like cures like." Paracelsus and many of his contemporaries agreed that the best way to treat an illness was to use living tissue to restore the ailing.
How is the therapy performed?
Live cell therapy must be administered only by the qualified physicians. It is always preceded after the medical investigation to determine whether a patient can safely receive the treatment without the risk of infection or inflammation.
It is seldom the cases when the injectant used consisting of only a single type of organ extract or cell type; for most patients various types of cells are mixed together. The dosage required is ministered through several injections all vials to be given on both sides of gluteal muscle within one minute.
It is important to rest immediately after the therapy. Patients are required to lie flat in bed for at least 2 hours and a complete rest for the day. They should also stay away from excessively strenuous activities and have a moderate intake of food. There is no need to go on any special diet unless advised. However, it is recommended that patients stay off sheep-related produce for at least two weeks after therapy.
How does cell therapy work?
Biologists have studied and experimented for centuries about cells and how they work. It is known that only one single cell from an organ stores all the information that the entire organ needs in order to be maintained or repaired. Results from experiments have provided us with the following inferences:
Phase 1: Younger cells have greater capability to stimulate other cells more than older cells do.
Phase 2: Cell stimulation is primarily limited within the same organ, but there is no species limitation. For instance, a liver cell can stimulate other liver cells regardless of its species of origin.
Phase 3: The body automatically rejects and excretes cells that are excess, leaving no harm to the body.
There are 2 interesting theories which explain the process of cell regeneration.
- First theory: Genetic information stored in DNA and RNA of degenerated cells usually is more or less defective. These defects may result from missing or flawed information, disturbing the normal cell cycle, leading to cell dysfunction.
- Second theory: As an organism grows older, its cell’s efficiency decreases. When this organism receives administration of new cells, the new cells would stimulate the existing cells to heal themselves and restore their normal function, providing concentrate biochemical and metabolite.
Professor Niehans had done several experiments to confirm that the cells or cell products administered into the body would pair up with their similar counterparts. Injection of fetal liver cells affect the recipient’s liver and injection of fetal cardiac cells affect the recipient’s heart. The injected fetal cells stimulate other cells of the same organ to divide, increasing its efficiency. Consequently, the target organs go through regeneration, having more energy and strength.
The action of cell therapy
Cell therapy’s mechanism of action and result varies from individual to individual, depending on the health condition of the recipient. Cell practitioners have categorized the action of cell therapy into 3 phases:
Phase 1: Shortly after cell injection, cells and cell products are circulated in the bloodstream. They are delivered to the sites which need repairing, stimulating immediate regeneration. The result of this phase may or may not be significantly observable, depending on each individual’s health condition. Healthy individuals tend to feel more energetic at this phase.
Phase 2: About 2 weeks after the injection, the administered cells are in the process of being distinguished and managed. The immune system usually goes though adaptation at this phase, causing some recipients to feel temporarily emotion and fatigue.
Phase 3: Full regeneration of cells begin after about the third and the fourth week post injection. The regeneration goes on continuously for 4 to 6 months. At this phase, organs are stimulated to repair themselves while cell proliferation takes place. In many recipients, results may be as visible as brighter skin tone. The circulation is improved and the overall health of the recipient gets significantly better especially for those who are already healthy. In healthy individuals, cell therapy can be used for the purpose of anti-aging, maintaining their youthfulness. In individuals with diseases or disorders, organs which are specifically treated would improve at this phase. It is recommended that during this time the recipient intakes adequate nutrients to ensure effective repairing and regeneration.
The result of cell therapy to repair, heal, and regenerate each organ, its efficacy, and the time taken before observing the result depends on the recipient’s lifestyle, diet, and environment.
Why is cell therapy essential?
The conventional approach of any medical treatments solely depends on the use of drugs and chemicals which generally suppress the symptoms of the disease. When the effect of the drug fades away, the symptoms would occur again. Subsequently, patients are required to take the same medication endlessly for the rest of their life for many of these diseases. Taking the same medication repeatedly usually causes the body to respond less and less to it, requiring dosage increase. Hypertensive patients, for example, need a higher dose of vasodilator as they age.
In contrary, the approach of cell therapy has a long term benefit due to the stimulation effect of the cells, causing self-regeneration of all organs. Treating the organ itself may be considered as a cure at the root cause which automatically causes all the symptoms to disappear. In short, cell therapy may be metaphorically considered as ‘waking up’ the body cells to repair themselves.
In Thailand, several cases of cell recipients have reported a better health condition, stronger body, and reduced joint pain after receiving administration of live stem cell. Many cases who are in their menopausal period reported a return of menstruation. Others reported weight loss and a better metabolism.
Diseases and disorders that can be treated by cell therapy
Dysfunction of the heart, kidney, lung, urinary bladder, prostate gland, digestive system
Chronic cardiovascular diseases, bone and joint diseases, cerebrovascular infarct
Degeneration of bones and joints, chronic rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis
Type II diabetes mellitus
Congenital defects and genetic disorders
Diseases of the brain and spinal cord
Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease
Chronic renal failure and nephrosis
Menopause during the initial stage and premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Peripheral neuropathy, muscle atrophy, spasm
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Weak immune system