The body produces viable stem cells from the minute of conception. This process continues throughout a person's life. Stem cells are produced in many different areas of the body including the heart, brain, bones, muscles, skin, and many other organs. Doctors can harvest stem cells from almost anywhere in the body and use them to create a matrix that can help rejuvenate and repair damaged tissues throughout the body. Stem cells can take on any type of structure and used throughout the body. Doctors have found that using a person's own stem cells is much safer than harvesting them from other sources.
Stem cells are basically blank cells that can be turned into any type of cell in the body. They are formed without any identifying DNA allowing them to be transformed into whatever types of tissue they are put in contact with. When the stem cells are introduced into an area that has damaged cells, the stem cells will absorb the DNA from the cells without taking on the characteristics of the damage. This allows for healthy cells to be produced that can actually create a healing response and rejuvenate the tissues in the area. With continued treatment, an injured joint may be sufficiently repaired that will allow it to function as close to normal as possible.
Stem cells can be used to help rejuvenate and restore damaged neurons caused by stroke, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord damage. Stem cell therapy has also proven to be beneficial in the treatment of migraines and cluster headaches that are caused by minor abnormalities in the brain tissue. Stem cells can be introduced into the area to help repair a modest amount of the damage and create new cells to take the place of the ones that have been damaged due to a disease or injury. Stem cells can be used in many different areas of the body and for a variety of different conditions.