And then there are additional problems that come secondarily as a result of the Parkinson’s disease; ones such as cognitive impairment (can’t multi-task as well or concentrate as well), depression, anxiety, loss of the sense of smell, sleep disorders, low blood pressure, constipation, and difficulty swallowing or speaking.
Stem cell therapy has been used for so many different incurable conditions and patient reports are in the thousands at many clinics. Surely they must be treating patients for Parkinson’s disease… What’s the status of stem cell treatments and Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s May Have a Genetic Basis – Which May Be Why Stem Cells Work for It
First, you might want to take a look at this video from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease that explains how genetics plays a role in Parkinson’s disease.
The connection between genetic mutations and stem cells is the hope that stem cell therapy can produce the dopaminergic neurons in the brain that are no longer able to produce dopamine. At the Buck Institute for Aging, one researcher shares these hopes on camera from embryonic stem cells.
Real Life Patients and Their Results
You should know that Parkinson’s disease patients are getting treatment now despite the scientific community’s slow progress. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some real live Parkinson’s disease patients and their stem cell therapy for the disease.
What you’ll find when you view different testimonials on stem cell therapies for Parkinson’s disease is that different clinics are using pretty different types of approaches. Some approaches are showing results in hours or days after the treatment while others take 90 days or more. Some clinics are giving stem cell injections once and waiting for results to unfold while others give one stem cell treatment and then when results are not showing, another treatment is scheduled. This is how they get better success results.
Three Basic Approaches to Stem Cell Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease
One of the approaches is giving amniotic stem cells and then adding a comprehensive health program on top of it that addresses the underlying causes of disease.
Here’s Dr. Michael Johnson, founder of one of the nation’s stem cell foundations on a video explaining that stem cell therapy supports the body in Parkinson’s disease.
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He explains that stem cell therapy doesn’t cure Parkinson’s disease, something that most clinic directors will agree with. He uses two treatments in the therapy given 30 days apart from each other, and sometimes a third treatment is needed.
The stem cells produce cells that have the capability of regenerating areas of the body affected by the disease. He states that amniotic stem cells are new stem cells that patients won’t react to with a rejection response. Because stem cells grow into cells that are needed, the much needed cells then grow and multiply. The clinic is called the Optimum Health Stem Cell and Wellness Clinic and it’s in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Second Type of Treatment: Using One’s Own Cells
Another type of treatment uses autologous adipose stem cell treatments. These are from the body’s own fat cells, which coexist with the fat cells.
If you are interested in stem cell treatment research studies that are ongoing and want to find out more to possibly participate in them, you can check them out here.
This study utilizes autologous adult adipose stem cell treatments that come from the patient’s own body. The staff for the study is located in Del Mar, California, which is near San Diego. However, treatment is only three days and there is no downtime with the procedure.
Third Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease: Using IPSC
The last type of treatment that is actually being done for Parkinson’s disease patients is one called induced pluripotent stem cell therapy. This is where one’s own skin stem cells are taken – the fibroblasts – which have the ability to turn into the cells that create dopamine in the body.
The cells are then subject to different environmental conditions determined by the laboratory, which could include the use of steroids, chemicals, or adenovirus to force the cells to produce dopaminergic neurons. Once produced in high enough numbers, the new neural stem cell-created cells are then injected into the Parkinson’s patient. One or two treatments are given.
This treatment is definitely laboratory-based and is the one that potentially has side effects some years later after the treatment. However, it also does have good benefits for Parkinson’s disease patients. Scientists are still working on all the details of this stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s disease.
Hope for Parkinson’s Disease NOW, Not Later
As you can see, you do have options for Parkinson’s disease if you want stem cell treatments. Informing yourself on this topic is one of the best things you can do. Read our other articles on the topic of stem cells on our website and stay tuned for our research update on Parkinson’s studies that have been reported in the medical literature in the near future. Recently we located 45 pages of new research that we want to share with you on this topic that are very worthy of reporting.