Aging is Reversible
Purpose: This blog is about my experience with Stem Cell Therapy, a controversial topic for many years. It has finally evolved from experimental status to an accepted medical protocol, administered by a physician. There are several sources of “Stem Cell” being promoted covering a wide price range. Some medical groups offer insurance coverage. See below.
Reverse Aging: I became interested in Stem Cell Therapy as I approached my 60’s and noticed that my will power no longer overcame increasing fatigue. At that time stem cell procedures were “experimental” yet I absolutely offered myself up as a guinea pig – especially after my very conservative, engineer colleague “volunteered” for a stem cell presentation for a physicians group. I recall three days later, his crippled knees were dancing a jig. Seriously, I will never forget that transformation.
Past Experience: This would be my 4th stem cell procedure. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd were completed around 2015 during the “experimental stage” in the medical community. I paid $600 per treatment. There was an interim period when physicians were subject to close scrutiny and sanctions. I could not locate a physician until recently. And it took additional research to navigate pricing without having to sell my first-born.
Stem Cell Source: I chose Stem Cells derived from Umbilical Cord for several reasons. Research supporting this option is included in graph below. This was a fairly simple procedure compared to liposuction-derived Adipose Fat stem cells or the Bone Marrow procedure where a physician inserts a needle through bone to extracts stem cells.
Cost: Price range was between $2,200-$14,000 per treatment. Some insurance companies including Medicare now cover procedures. Due to time constraints, travel restrictions, stress and health objectives, I chose a double dose and paid $4400 from a local practitioner. And no, I am not wealthy. However, the better I feel, the easier to cope with a gyrating economy and necessary midcourse financial corrections.
Dad Takes the Plunge: I had to finally commit when, without ever mentioning it, my 91-yr old father scheduled stem cell treatment for neuropathy. They used needles to inject stem cells into calf area. It was a pain management group that navigated the approval process for coverage under Medicare. Dad can already feel the gas and break-pedal better when he drives. God help us all.
Day 1: Just completed Stem Cell Therapy using Umbilical Cord via intravenous (IV) insertion at 10:30am. The whole procedure took about 60 minutes. I was scheduled for Friday but just couldn’t wait. The physician implemented a stem cell “push” which is a closely monitored manual insertion of product through IV, followed by an Ozone-4 “chaser” to stimulate cellular activity.
Day 2 Morning: The Nurse mentioned I might experience “flu like symptoms.” This morning I woke up slow but ready for work – just not with the usual get-go. The “above mentioned “flu like symptoms” is also referred to as a healing crisis – as body focuses on repair mode and flushes dead cells. I started to drink more water to help flush out toxins.
This feels similar to the cancer die-off I experienced 3 1/2 years ago. I will go low-key and let my body use its resources to heal. No gym today.
“The big take away this morning is zero arthritis in my lower back.”
Day 2 Evening: This is the end of day-2 and I am definitely in ‘healing crisis. This is solid progress. I was home by 6:30 – after picking up the makings for chicken soup – I am craving homemade chicken soup, of all things. It’s on the stove.
Day 3 Evening: Now I am tired but maintaining work schedule which included a small landscaping project in the pouring rain. Jeez. Such an endeavor in my weakening mid 60’s would have resulted in pneumonia. Not so today – So, not complaining. After so many years of feeling run down and repairing from cancer and heart disease, I am thrilled with my new normal.
Reinventing Age – AKA Anti-Aging – AKA Reverse Aging
Conclusion: This was another successful Stem Cell Therapy and I am so glad “Stem Cell” is finally back on the market. My physician mentioned I might not feel a difference immediately yet results were substantive and quite immediate. There is ZERO arthritis pain in my lower back and neck and as I write this blog at the end of day 4. I can say that my energy has been steady throughout the day. / Not bad for 69.
Below, is information regarding different types of stem cell sources and effectiveness.
The Age of Stem Cells Matter
Human Stem Cell Age
Placental or Cord
This is important because as stem cells age, their ability to self-renew declines
rapidly. Placenta or cord stem cells can self-renew approximately 2,000,000
times; a teenage stem cell 200,000 times; a 40-yr old 1,000 times; and an 80-yr old
about 4 times.
Stem Cell Source
The ratio of marrow cells to stem cells as we age shows 2 things:
1.) The repair burden for each stem cell increases with age.
For example, a newborn has 1 stem cell for every 10,000 bone marrow cells.
Whereas an 80-yr old has 1 stem cell for every 2,000,000 bone marrow cells.
[There’s just not as much to go around!]
2.) We get drastically fewer stem cells from harvesting our own bone marrow
as we age.
Human Stem Cell Age
1 Month Growth
Placental or Cord
[This explains why my 2nd and 3rd round of Stem Cell Therapy was not as affective
in my early 60’s.]
Source: Comparative Analysis of Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Bone
Marrow, Umbilical Cord Blood, or Adipose Fat Tissue.
©Clarity Medicine 2020
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