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What Is Stem Cell Therapy & Is It Right for You?

“Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.” 

-John Dewey

A Beginner’s Guide to Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cells have captured the attention of the medical community within recent decades, and for good reason. These powerful cells have capabilities unlike any other cells, holding promise for effective treatment across a broad range of conditions. As part of our commitment to pioneering advanced medical services and offering the highest degree of care to our patients, Cenegenics® is now offering stem cell therapy at two of our locations.

While you may have heard some information about stem cell therapy, you’d probably like to know more before you decide whether it’s right for you. Here, we share everything you need to know about stem cells and how they can help you achieve optimal wellness. 

What is Stem Cell Treatment?

Stem cells are the foundation from which specialized cells are created. Either in the body or in a lab setting, stem cells can divide and create new cells, known as daughter cells, under specific conditions. They can duplicate indefinitely and transform into a number of specialized cell types, including brain or muscle cells. Likewise, their daughter cells can also become specialized cells (differentiation) or become new stem cells (self-renewal). These capabilities are what make stem cells so special, as no other cell type in the body has them.

In therapeutic applications, the powers of stem cells have significant potential. From helping to control the effects of autoimmune diseases to enhancing overall wellness and providing anti-aging benefits, the benefits of stem cells span far and wide. Yet, the quality of services and stem cells themselves are integral to ensuring the best possible patient outcomes.

Although adults have stem cells which can be retrieved from adipose tissue and bone marrow, these cells age over time. Younger stem cells are more powerful, which is why mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) extracted from umbilical cord tissue are the preferred option for stem cell therapy. These unique cells have high abilities to both self-renew and differentiate. Plus, they boast powerful anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties, which further aid in healing. 

How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?

Stem cells can be extracted from the patient themselves for what’s known as autologous stem cell therapy. Or, in the case of allogenic stem cells, they may be provided from a donor. While autologous stem cells do have a lower risk of rejection, they require surgical extraction and will always be as old as the age of the patient. Thus, they are typically much less powerful than allogenic stem cells.

Conversely, allogenic stem cells do not require any surgical procedures and are much younger. To ensure the quality of our stem cells, Cenegenics® performs rigorous screening on all donors, assessing social, lifestyle, and family factors, as well as medical history and recent travel. We also perform blood testing in a certified lab to screen for conditions such as hepatitis and HIV. Additionally, our stem cells are preserved in a regulated cleanroom environment monitored by expertly-trained staff. We use strict protocols and quality assurance guidelines to maintain an unwavering commitment to safety and quality.

Once a patient has been approved for stem cell therapy, they will work closely with a Cenegenics® physician to devise a personalized treatment plan with specific goals. Patients can then arrange their treatment and prepare to receive 100 million MSCs via IV infusion. The treatment is painless and is performed in the comfort of our luxurious suites. 

What Does Stem Cell

Therapy Treat?

Stem cells have the ability to distinguish signals from compromised cells in the body, which communicate the changes that must be made to restore health. These signals direct the cells as to how and where to perform repairs. Stem cells also help to regulate the immune system and boost blood flow, thereby further optimizing body-wide healing and repair.

The medical community is discovering more and more applications for stem cell therapies, and the list of conditions which can benefit from stem cells seems to grow every day. For now, here are some of the most common stem cell therapy applications: 


An estimated 30 million people in the U.S. have osteoarthritis, which is most prevalent in individuals aged 60 and up. In this condition, the joints are damaged as a result of general wear and tear. Because joints normally have a limited ability to heal and repair themselves, cartilage regeneration is minimal, and osteoarthritis patients experience lingering discomfort.

Research indicates osteoarthritis patients who have received stem cell therapy felt a significant reduction in pain and a noticeable improvement in quality of life. Moreover, these benefits were enjoyed without any serious adverse side effects.

Autoimmune Diseases

Up to 50 million people in the U.S. are living with an autoimmune disease. These conditions are characterized by an immune system which attacks healthy cells. For example, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system has an adverse response and goes after healthy joints. This can cause chronic pain and lasting damage. With their abilities to modulate the immune response and differentiate into bone cells, stem cells appear to be a promising treatment for RA and similar autoimmune diseases.

Wellness optimization through aging

Although aging is a natural part of life, the risk for many different conditions also increases with age. One important element of aging well is the ability to control the body’s acute inflammatory response. Chronically elevated inflammatory markers are the precursor for many preventable diseases, including cardiovascular disease. Stem cells can help to decrease the pro-inflammatory response throughout the body, acting as immune system modulators and helping to slow or minimize some of the more harmful effects of aging.

Unfortunately, the body’s natural production of stem cells declines with age. Yet, MSC therapy can help. MSCs kickstart the body’s own healing processes by stimulating regeneration and secreting beneficial cellular products, exosomes, and molecules.

Additional conditions

Beyond the treatments listed above, stem cells have also been used in therapeutic applications of neurodegenerative conditions, as well as heart and lung conditions.

What Are the Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy?

There are a number of unique advantages to stem cell treatments. First, this therapy is a promising supplemental or alternative treatment for conditions in which other treatments may be poorly tolerated or produce suboptimal results. Additionally, research indicates stem cell therapy leads to few or no adverse side effects.

MSCs are among the most widely studied cellular therapies, with more than 800 registered clinical studies having been conducted across the world, and more than 3,000 citations to publications. Stem cell therapy has been administered to tens of thousands of patients worldwide with little to no adverse effects. Among the 3% of patients who did report side effects, the effects were temporary and minimal, and included nausea, chills, and body aches.

Stem cell therapy is considered safe, but infusions must still be administered by experienced clinicians. Many protocols must be in place to assure safety, which is why all patients should seek out a trusted provider for stem cell therapy.

Beyond its safety and low risk for adverse effects, stem cell therapy is also becoming increasingly popular for its life-enhancing benefits. Stem cells achieve regeneration and combat immune imbalances and inflammation in ways no other cell type can. For patients who have experienced poor outcomes from traditional treatments, they can help improve quality of life. Even in individuals who do not have any chronic illness or injuries, they may help to preventively minimize the effects of aging. The stronger your population of stem cells, the better you’ll be able to optimize your wellness at every age. 

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Are You Interested in Stem Cell Therapy?

If you’re ready to explore the benefits of stem cell therapy firsthand, Cenegenics can help. We currently offer stem cell therapy at our Cenegenics Mexico locations, in Mexico City and Los Cabos, Baja California. Because our stem cell treatment is completely personalized according to your individual needs (as with all Cenegenics programs), we require advance scheduling. A Cenegenics Mexico-International Health Concierge will happily make all necessary arrangements on your behalf, including lab work and travel accommodations. To inquire about stem cell therapy through Cenegenics,

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