OUR OFFERINGS: 1) IV STEM CELL INFUSIONS: a SAFE AND EFFECTIVE SOLUTION TO treat the whole body and HELP YOU ACHIEVE OPTIMAL HEALTH
2) JOINT AND SOFT TISSUE INJECTIONS: PROVIDING THE PROPER STIMULUS FOR PAIN RELIEF, TISSUE REGENERATION AND RECOVERY OF FUNCTION
3) BRAIN RENEWAL PROTOCOL: a TARGETED Treatment TO MAXIMIZE the delivery and distribution of these precious cells into the brain, thus maximizing THE COGNITIVE AND NEUROLOGIC benefits
STEM CELL THERAPIES HAVE PROFOUND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND PRO-REGENERATIVE EFFECTS, PROVIDING TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR A WIDE RANGE OF CONDITIONS THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY DIFFICULT/IMPOSSIBLE TO TREAT! WITH HUNDREDS OF STUDIES PUBLISHED IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS, STEM CELLS ARE A VERY HOT TOPIC FOR RESEARCH IN THE UNITED STATES AND MANY OTHER COUNTRIES. THE FDA PROVIDED COMPLIANCE GUIDELINES FOR BIRTH-TISSUE-DERIVED STEM CELL PRODUCTS IN 2009, AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED AMAZING BENEFITS! THE MOST WIDELY RESEARCHED FIELDS INCLUDE THE REVERSAL OF AUTOIMMUNE AND OTHER INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS, BRAIN REGENERATION AND THE TREATMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS. CURRENTLY (AS OF 2019) STEM CELLS HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO BE USEFUL FOR:
-Diabetes both insulin-dependent and non-insulin-dependent (Specific types of stem cell called MSCs, which you can read more about below, appear to be superior to the cells obtained from fat or bone marrow for improving blood sugar and reducing body fat)
At Flourish MD Acupuncture, we are pleased to offer:
1) FDA COMPLIANT stem cell products with the highest cell counts and % msc content
All stem cells are definitely not created equal, thus it is imperative to critically evaluate the quality/potency of the stem cell products that you are considering. Each of the products on the US market has been carefully vetted, and we believe that we have found two products which stand head and shoulders above the rest as the most potent/effective FDA-approved products available. These have been administered to many thousands of patients without a single reported adverse (negative) event. Thus, we have decided to offer only these two specific stem cell products at Flourish Anti-Aging Medicine: CharaCoreTM (Chara Biologics) and StemViveTM (Utah Cord Bank). These are the flagship products of their respective companies, boasting the highest total cell count (8million/CC) and MSC content (>20%). Compared to cord-blood only competitors which contain only 1-2 million cells/CC and <1% MSCs, CharaCore and StemVive contain about 100 times more MSCs! They are safe and effective for intravenous (IV), and joint and soft-tissue injections, including brain-targeted therapies. Both CharaCore and StemVive utilize cells obtained from umbilical cord tissue (including the prized, MSC-rich perivascular Wharton's jelly tissue), amniotic membrane (also high in MSCs and a rich source of bioactive signaling molecules) and cord blood to maximize the clinical efficacy of the products. Combining concentrated cell extracts from these 3 different birth products provides a milieu similar to what the growing fetus is exposed to in utero: MSCs from different tissues, other important stem cells with various functions and a diverse array of bioactive signaling molecules including growth factors and cytokines. The healing cascade produced by these various components can be compared with a symphony using a variety of instruments that harmonize with one another.
Potential advantages of birth product stem cells vs. adipose and bone marrow: 1) Younger cells are more metabolically active, secrete more growth factors and cytokines and exert more anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects 2) They are capable of differentiating into a wider variety of cell types. Think about it. Young stem cells found in the umbilical cord are "feeding" into a growing fetus should have the capacity to become/stimulate growth in many different types of tissues, including blood vessels, nerve tissue, muscles, sensory organs and more, whereas stem cells found in specific tissues already have certain genes turned on and off so that they are more likely to differentiate into the tissues needed locally. Research suggests that adipose stem cells are more likely to become fat cells and are less effective at combatting diabetes. Bone marrow stem cells likewise play a crucial role in healing broken bones by differentiating into bone and related tissues. 3) Patients of advanced age and/or ill health can obtain high quality cells. Many stem cell doctors report that stem cells obtained from the bone marrow of patients aged 65 and up are less numerous and less effective at regenerating joints. Birth product stem cells have not been exposed to the effects of years of aging, drugs, toxins, infections, etc. and thus contain longer telomeres, less toxic build-up and less DNA damage! 4) They do not require a painful surgical procedure nor produce a wound. When giving stem cells through the IV, they go to where they are needed most to exert their effects, and many could be "used up" in the wound repair process! 5) They can be given in precise and repeated doses
Potential advantages of USA MSC stem cells vs. those obtained overseas:
Unlike stem cells offered overseas, these FDA-compliant products are 100% native (or non-expanded) cells. This means that they have not been "expanded," which means stimulated to divide in order to drastically increase the total number of cells. Furthermore, they have not been "manipulated" which basically means they have been carefully "plucked" from the tissues without the use of solvents or enzymes which would dissolve the tissue matrix and make cell extraction easier. Not many companies know how to do this, so most FDA approved products only use cord blood which contains far fewer cells and <1% MSCs. Manipulation and expansion are routinely performed in off-shore countries like Panama because these techniques allow their labs to offer impressive numbers of cells, but the impact of solvents, enzymes, expansions and other manipulations on stem cell characteristics and function is unknown, and there is evidence that native, non-manipulated cells have over 10 times more clinical potency than expanded and manipulated cells (thus 16 million of "our" cells might perform as well or better than 160 million of their cells).
Again, CharaCoreTM and StemViveTM each contain an impressive 8 million native (non-expanded) cells per CC with guaranteed >20% MSCs. Remember, not all stem cells are created equal, and most US competitors offer cord-blood only products have fewer cells AND only about 1% MSCs.
2) Updated, clinically proven treatment techniques and protocols
Our state-of-the-art treatment methods/techniques are based on clinical and experimental evidence.
Example #1, for IV infusions: the recommended dosing for IV infusion of CharaCoreTM used to be 1CC per 50 pounds body weight, but that company's founder, practicing stem cell doctor, and physician educator Dr. Joy Kong MD, recently updated her protocol to 1CC per 60 pounds, which means that these cells are even more potent than we initially thought! This is really significant because many of our patients will be recommended a lower dose (ex 2CC vs 3CC for a 120 pound patient or 3CC vs 4cc for a 180 pound patient) compared to the doses that many other doctors are still recommending, saving you money without sacrificing efficacy!
Example #2, for joint and soft tissue injections: studies have shown that exposure to platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) and certain nutritional supplements had positive/stimulating effects on stem cell activity, while numbing agents like lidocaine and certain drugs like antibiotics and ACE-inhibitors had negative/inhibitory effects on stem cells. On another note, using the NanoViTM before and after intravenous (IV) stem cell treatments has increased the benefits that another stem cell doctor's patients have seen by a whopping estimated 30%! Dr. Haas thus includes PRP routinely in her stem cell joint injections and includes 10 NanoViTM sessions and a "supplement pack" with each stem cell treatment and will counsel you on which drugs are best to avoid or minimize before and after treatments.
3) An unheard-of value
At this time, we have the capacity to make high-quality stem cell treatments available to you at extremely competitive prices. These prices are significantly lower than those of other Southern California clinics that we are aware of. Dr. Haas is working hard to keep overhead low and as with her ozone therapies, she would prefer to make a lot less profit per treatment and treat a lot more patients, so that she can allow these amazing therapies to make a positive impact on as many people's lives as possible. This may be your golden opportunity to see what stem cell therapy can do for you and your health. Again, stem cell treatments include 10 NanoViTM sessions and a nutritional supplement pack to ensure you get more benefits and a greater value when you make this investment towards your health.