Coeur d' Alene, ID (208) 665-9951 | Spokane Valley, WA (509) 928-2406 | Meridian, ID (208) 887-4872 | Caldwell, ID (208) 455-6262 | North Spokane, WA (509) 474-0628

Regenerative Cell Therapy

Available at our Meridian Location

What would you do if you were out of pain and felt ten years younger?

 

• Take that vacation you’ve been dying to go on
• Be more active and play more often
• Enjoy more of life

Healthy Habits Wellness Clinic is offering the exciting power of regenerative medicine to heal your body so that you can return to the life and activities you love.

• Long-term relief from joint pain, arthritis and neuropathy
• <30 minute procedure with minimal pain
• Extremely safe and effective

Our stem cell treatment protocol eliminates the risk of rejection or side effects while providing an incredible healing force in your body. Over the span of a few months, your body will repair and regrow cartilage, ligaments, and tissues, reducing inflammation and eliminating nerve pain. The simple procedure can have an incredible impact on function and restore you to a pain-free life.

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem Cells are the natural cells found in your body that are responsible for healing damaged tissue. Stem cells have the ability to change into every type of tissue in your body, depending on what needs to be healed.

Our joints, cartilage, ligaments, muscles and bones are constantly breaking down and our body is constantly rebuilding them with the help of stem cells. Unfortunately, at the age of 40 and beyond, the number stem cells in our body significantly decreases with each year AND the potency of our stem cells significantly decreases each year. That is why we can cut our finger when we are 21 and it has completely heated the next day but when we cut it when we are 65, it can take a couple of weeks to heal.

The stem cells we use at Healthy Habits Wellness Clinic to treat patients are called “Amniotic Stem Cells.” They are harvested from a donated mother during a scheduled C-section and processed at one of 3 FDA approved stem cell labs. The cells go through rigorous testing like any other biologic before they are sent to our clinics. Amniotic stem cells are “neutral cells” that do not contain any DNA. Because they are neutral, a patient cannot have a rejection or reaction to them. These cells are safe to use. As a matter of fact, there has not been one adverse side effect ever documented in over 100 years.

Amniotic Stem Cells are very unique and we are really the best choice to use for Stem Cell Therapy for a few reasons: They are brand new cells which are extremely potent because of how new they are which means they may be able to heal tissue very quickly, which means if they are injected into the knee, for instance, any parts of the knee which are damaged can potentially be healed. For example, when you have meniscus damage you might also have ligaments that are getting frayed,” tendons that are weakening and even possibly micro fractures in your tibia.

Amniotic Stem Cells also have natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that are more effective than even steroids. The majority of our patients leave our clinic with very little or no pain whatsoever and by the time the analgesic effect has worn off, their knee has already healed enough that they have no pain anymore.

Best of all, Amniotic Stem Cells are safe. The only risk of infection is at the injection site. Of course we use new sterile needles and prep and sterilize the site of injection so this risk is extremely minimal as well.

 

The FDA recently re-confirmed, there is only one registered stem cell product, and while there is enormous promise in stem cell therapies, and thousands of ongoing experimental applications trying to establish efficacy, these are not at the point where they would meet the scientific standard.
The FDA has stated:
Stem cells, like other medical products that are intended to treat, cure or prevent disease, generally require FDA approval before they can be marketed. FDA has not approved any stem cell-based products for use, other than cord blood-derived hematopoietic progenitor cells (blood forming stem cells) for certain indications.
http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Transparency/Basics/ucm194655.htm
If you are considering stem cell treatment in the U.S., ask your physician if the necessary FDA approval has been obtained or if you will be part of an FDA-regulated clinical study. This also applies if the stem cells are your own. Even if the cells are yours, there are safety risks, including risks introduced when the cells are manipulated after removal.
“There is a potential safety risk when you put cells in an area where they are not performing the same biological function as they were when in their original location in the body.” Cells in a different environment may multiply, form tumors, or may leave the site you put them in and migrate somewhere else.
If you are considering having stem cell treatment in another country, learn all you can about regulations covering the products in that country. Exercise caution before undergoing treatment with a stem cell-based product in a country that—unlike the U.S.—may not require clinical studies designed to demonstrate that the product is safe and effective. FDA does not regulate stem cell treatments used solely in countries other than the United States and typically has little information about foreign establishments or their stem cell products.
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm286155.htm
Stem cell therapies have enormous promise, but the science in each use is still in the developmental stage.  Professional judgment and expertise is needed in using stem cells for any therapeutic use, and we urge anyone embarking on the use of stem cell therapies to consult the national health data bases to evaluate current information from clinical trials and the FDA websites on human tissue should also be consulted to get its current evaluation of any therapy.