Proven Research Behind Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells first became a point of medical research in the 90s when researchers noticed they could be sourced from human umbilical cords. As research continued, it became clear these stem cells can evolve into more advanced cells. Now, medical professionals and researchers understand the ways stem cells can be used to heal the human body.
Continued advancements in technology have demonstrated the influence of these stem cells in healthcare practice. If you’re worried about trying stem cell therapy, it’s understandable. Keep reading as we separate myth from fact.
Is stem cell therapy ethical?
Much of the confusion about stem cell therapy is around whether or not this research is ethical. The stem cells found in the umbilical cord are similar to those found in bone marrow, and they are used to regenerate specialized cells. Harvesting these umbilical cord cells does not harm the baby or the mother. If not harvested for stem cell treatments, these cells would become biological waste. At this time, umbilical cord stem cells are legal in the USA.
Understanding Stem Cells
The key to deciding if this treatment is right for you understanding how stem cell therapy works. For more information from Dr. Scot Gray on the safety of stem cells, read our Frequently Asked Questions. Review these resources on stem cells to learn more about this unique treatment: