In a study on regenerative therapy for conditions involving arthritis, 317 clinics were contacted. Out of the respondents, over 80% of the patients given regenerative treatments felt improved symptoms.
Arthritis and joint pain are significant symptoms of Lyme disease. It makes sense to offer regenerative therapy to those suffering from Lyme, especially those with chronic Lyme disease.
Let’s delve into regenerative therapy to get a better understanding of why it is a beneficial treatment.
What is Regenerative Therapy?
A Center for Cellular Therapies defines regenerative therapy as the ability to heal damaged cells and tissues by replacing them with new, better cells and tissues that can be from your body or those engineered in a lab.
The goal is to provide your body with the natural ability to heal damaged parts on its own. To do so; healthy cells are needed. That’s where regenerative therapy comes in. Some call it stem cell therapy.
How are Stem Cells Different?
Not all the cells in your body are stem cells, specifically dealing with the body’s repair system.
Stem cells can divide and renew themselves. They don’t start as cells that can do specific tasks. However, they can morph into cells that can.
For example, if your muscles are not working as they should due to an injury, that means your muscle cells cannot heal themselves. Your doctor can replicate your muscle cells, place them in the damaged area, and help your body heal itself.
This is a huge advancement in the medical field. Huge!
For Lyme disease patients, this could be the missing ingredient needed to overcome its devastating symptoms.
Why Regenerative Therapy for Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease is a blood infection with three stages, making it hard for your immune system to do its job in protecting your body. It causes severe inflammation throughout the body, leading to arthritis, chronic fatigue, headaches, flu-like symptoms, rashes, swollen lymph nodes, mental confusion, depression, and much more.
All these symptoms are signals of cell damage, especially inflammation. It has been discovered that stem cells have strong anti-inflammatory properties. When your body is not inflamed, your immune system works at its highest potential to keep you healthy and protect you from bacteria and viruses trying to invade.
Combatting an inflammatory disease with anti-inflammatory cells almost sounds too good to be true. But patients report positive results even after just one treatment.
What is the Treatment Protocol for You?
The first thing you must do is find a doctor who specializes in not only Lyme disease but also can perform cell transplants. Once you meet a specialist in Lyme, you will learn transplanting cells is not an invasive or complicated process.
Your specialist will perform a complete physical assessment based on your symptoms and history with Lyme disease. Your age, length of time you have had Lyme disease, stress level, co-infections, underlying illnesses, and previous treatments will be considered.
This information will help them create a treatment protocol, which may include both pre and post-treatments that compliment stem cell therapy. These are discussed more below.
What is the Treatment Protocol for Your Doctor?
Before you even meet your doctor, he or she will have obtained stem cells from healthy resources. Some doctors try to use your cells first. But if these are not well-received, they can use donor cells.
All cells will be tested ahead of time to determine if they are alive and healthy. Your doctor wants to ensure you receive the most vigorous cells. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, treatments can range from one day to several.
Your doctor will likely use one of two types of stem cells.
Types of Stem Cells Used in Treatment
The most common stem cells used by Lyme specialists are called Mesenchymal cells. They are purified allogenic stem cells created in a lab to outperform your cells or those from a donor. They can also be specified for different parts of the body, depending on your needs.
Autologous cells are often used in combination with allogenic cells for best results in patients with Lyme disease.
In-between stem cell transplants, you can be introduced to additional therapies that treat Lyme disease.
Therapies Used to Aid Regenerative Therapy
Peptides form a chain of amino acids in the body. They are a form of communication between cells, telling each other what is broken and what to fix. With diseases such as Lyme, this function may be impaired.
Doctors will often use Peptide Therapies to help the body regenerate its ability to communicate between cells. This therapy involves placing synthetic peptides into your system, which is both non-invasive and tolerated very well.
Cold Laser Therapies is a procedure that uses wavelengths of light that accelerate the healing process. If you are using stem cell therapy, this can make the process more efficient and effective. A small laser instrument is placed directly on the area of injury. The laser transfers cold to your skin and on to the injury. It can help eliminate swelling, pain, and improve function in that area.
When to Seek Regenerative Therapy for Treatment of Lyme
If you have been diagnosed with Lyme disease and given antibiotics for treatment, yet you still have the illness and are feeling the negative symptoms associated with Lyme, it is time.
Antibiotics must be given at a specific time during your treatment to be effective. Unfortunately, this doesn’t often happen, leaving many people questioning their doctors and fearing how long they will have to live with symptoms.
Now that we know there are treatments other than antibiotics, you don’t have to wait for help. Reach out to a Lyme specialist today. You will know they are specialists by the amount of information they provide on Lyme on their website, and when you contact them.
They will be able to explain their methods of regenerative therapy, as well as the success rates of their patients. Before long, you can be one of those successes.