Regenerative Therapy through Amniotic Placental Tissue
Aug 29, 2017 11:49AM
By Roxana Sands, Patient Care Coordinator
We all have those painful, achy joints that prevent us from doing the things we love. For some, it’s the knees, shoulders, hips, back and/or joints creating difficulty with basic mobility. For others, it’s osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis that keeps us from doing the simplest everyday chores like opening a jar or taking pen to paper.
Until now, the solutions were joint replacement surgery, pain medications, steroids and other drugs which bring on a whole host of problems of their own for a body in recovery. Amniotic placental tissue (APT) is derived from a safe combination of amniotic fluid and membrane, rich in components that support tissue regeneration. Placental tissue contains viable cells which are biocompatible and able to divide and produce more specialized healing cells. These cells then signal the body to produce new healthy cells to replace the injured ones. APT has shown remarkable regenerative effects on injured, painful joints and chronic pain without the need for drugs or surgery. No side effects or adverse events have been reported.
For anyone experiencing pain or who knows someone who is, these FAQs may provide valuable information.
What is APT? APT is derived from a combination of human amniotic fluid and membrane. This placental tissue contains viable mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), growth factor proteins and extracellular matrix that work together to increase the recipient’s own healing response and accelerate the regeneration of healthy, strong tissue, cartilage and bone.
Where does APT come from? APT comes from the placental tissue of healthy consenting mothers at the time of a live, full-term, elective Caesarian birth. Because the amniotic fluid is derived from the fetal side of the placenta, there are no graft host reactions. No harm is done to the donor or newborn baby, therefore, there are no ethical or moral issues associated with its medical use.
Is APT safe? Yes! The donors of these pre-planned Caesarian births are carefully screened for health and social histories. The donor tissues are minimally manipulated per FDA 21CFR part 1271/PHS 361 and processed to the standards and guidelines established by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).
How does it work in the body? APT contains multiple properties and key growth factors which create an environment for tissue regeneration and acceleration of the healing process. It provides anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-tumorigenic effects on injured tissue to create a healthy environment for relieving pain and developing new healthy tissue growth.
What conditions are treated with this therapy? Treatments of this regenerative therapy are available for those suffering from musculoskeletal conditions such as joint pain, damaged ligaments and tendons, degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis, issues of inflammation or many other types of chronic pain. APT is also useful for autoimmune and systemic insufficiencies as well as overall wellbeing.
How is the treatment administered? At Total Vitality Medical Group, they administer Regenerative Therapy through APT in two different ways. For site-specific conditions, they administer APT through a targeted injection. The new cells create a matrix of healing tissue, cartilage and bone directly at the injection site. If your concern is systemic (throughout the whole body), the administration would be through an IV infusion. This method has shown promising results for autoimmune deficiencies. Alzheimer’s and dementia patients or those recovering from a brain injury or stroke have shown steady improvement as the infusion is able to cross the blood-brain barrier to regenerate brain tissue. Patients with arthritis, MS, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and fibromyalgia have also enjoyed a less symptomatic life with APT treatment. Many patients choose the infusion for overall health and wellbeing as the stem cells will go wherever the body needs repair.
How many treatments are needed? The positive effects of treatment are usually felt within 24 hours and permanent regeneration continues for up to three months. In most cases a vast improvement will take place with one treatment, however, each individual has their own set of circumstances and degrees of wellness. There are occasions when a patient would highly benefit from a second treatment. The patient and their healthcare provider at Total Vitality Medical will determine if further treatment is necessary based upon their results and blood chemistry.
As we move toward a life of cleaner eating, exercise and a drug-free path to healing, Regenerative Therapy through APT offers an all-natural, non-surgical alternative which is indeed revolutionary.
Turn back your clock—a pain-free life of health and wellness can be yours.
Total Vitality Medical Group is located at 24945 US Hwy. 19 N, Clearwater. For more information and to make an appointment, call 727-726-1460 or 727-953-7253. See ad page 5.