Stem cell therapy and all of its possibilities have caused quite a stir and have gained more and more interest among the general public over the past few years. Along with it, the number of clinics specializing in stem cell treatments has increased, too.
You care about your patients getting the latest information about disease and therapeutic treatments, so below are 10 important reasons why you should be ready to discuss stem cell therapy with them:
- Patients Have Heard About Stem Cell Therapy in the News
There’s a lot of information on the web and on social media about advances in stem cell therapies and the health conditions they can help fix. You want your patients to have the latest information, from the right source – so bring up the topic if they have a complaint about chronic pain or an injury.
- You Want to Help Them Separate Fact from Fiction
Unfortunately, with any new promising type of treatment, it’s hard to separate truth from rumors. And, with stem cell therapies, there is a lot of controversy about what works, what doesn’t, and what could be downright harmful.
So, you can guide your patients to services that will do what they promise, and will deliver meaningful therapy.
- You Want Them to Know You Use a Reputable Stem Cell Clinic
It’s important that your patients’ stem cells are processed in a clinic that conforms to FDA regulations. Our clinic maintains strict ethical standards and will never multiply cells, expand cells, use enzymes, or manipulate tissue.
- You Want Them to Know the Benefit of FDA-Registered Labs
FDA-registered labs like ours make a commitment to follow FDA regulations on stem cell processing, preparation, and storage. That means no alterations or enzymes are allowed, only the concentration of existing stem cells done in the safest manner possible.
- You Want to Stay Up-to-Date About the Latest Developments
The FDA has confirmed the efficacy of stem cells in treatments of people with various kinds of cancer, blood-related disorders, and immune-system conditions.
Researchers are working hard to determine whether further positive results (reported by patients receiving stem cell treatments for other health issues) are due to actual physical repair of tissue, even if temporary, or if it’s mostly psychological – similar to a placebo effect. Either way, thousands of patients have reported improvements in their pain levels and other conditions with stem cell treatment.
- Patients Are Getting Incorrect Advice
Increasingly, we are hearing more and more about patients being given partial or wrong advice about their condition and possible treatments. Patients who are in persistent pain, or are suffering from a degenerative disease for which there are inadequate treatments, are understandably eager for new treatments and for hope.
By talking to your patients about stem cell therapy, and explaining how the science has advanced, you are gaining their trust and helping to ensure their well-being.
- You Want Patients to Know About Clinical Trials
There are many clinical trials going on at any given time across the United States, and a few of them might be recruiting human participants in the near future.
At the moment, the vast majority of the work is still being done at the cellular level or in animal test subjects; but it’s always good to keep your eye on the latest information and research.
- You Want Patients to Understand Where Stem Cells Come From
Stem cell therapy is a complicated field: There are many different types of stem cells, and there are even more types of theories about how they can help patients.
Because of the ethical controversy surrounding stem cells taken from human embryos, stem cells that are now being successfully used to treat life-threatening conditions are instead taken from the blood of an umbilical cord or amniotic sac fluid (the birth mother must agree to donate in those two examples), or from bone marrow.
Stem cells are plentiful in adipose (fat) cells, and those are now being used to treat conditions like arthritis with some success. These cells are obtained from the patient’s own body, not from another individual.
- You Want to Educate Patients About Possible Risks vs. Benefits
With any therapy – and in particular with new, untested, unproven therapies – there can be risks involved in addition to potential benefits. Patients rely on you to give them the big picture, and your own expert opinion, when their health is at stake.
- You Are Looking to the Future
The future of stem cell therapy is wide open and promising, and your patients will appreciate your being on the cutting edge of future treatments – and even cures.
Stem Cell Laboratory for Your Practice
In obtaining stem cell treatments, the first step is regulating and standardizing the harvesting, processing, and storage of stem cells. At Systemic Laboratories, we maintain strict FDA-approved standards in following all local, state, and federal laws, in addition to the utmost in ethical standards and complete transparency.
If you would like to learn more about how our stem cell laboratory can help your medical practice, please call us today at (718) 268-6060 to schedule a complimentary consultation, or fill out our online information request form. We look forward to serving you.