Our body is designed to self-sustain itself to a certain extent. Regenerative medicine is the branch of medicine developed with the idea of using the power of self-sustainability of our body. As it works with the body’s natural healing processes, regenerative medicine represents a coming revolution in treating many illnesses.
Regenerative medicine works to restore the structure and function of damaged tissues and organs. It also creates solutions for organs that become permanently damaged. The goal of this is to find a way to cure previously untreatable injuries and diseases.
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What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine is defined as replacing or regenerating human cells, tissues, or organs to restore or establish normal function. It refers to a group of biomedical approaches to clinical therapies by using stem cells. E.g., cell therapy, immunomodulation therapy.
Benefits of Regenerative Medicine
1. Enhanced healing and reduced pain
It focuses on the root cause of the pain instead of managing the symptoms. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapies develop growth factors in the injured area to aid tissue healing.
It promotes the production of collagen in the body, which strengthens tendons and tissues. When the tendons and tissues on and surrounding the joints are strengthened, they increase the joints’ range of motion.
3. Faster recovery
The growth factor used in regenerative medicine speed up the healing process. Thus it can help to restore the normal function of our body quickly.
Collagen strengthens the tendons and joints that minimize the risk of future injuries and pain.
Types of Regenerative Medicine
– Rich Plasma Therapy
It is a relatively new therapeutic method in the field of regenerative medicine. It is done with a simple blood draw that centrifuge for about half an hour, which separates the various blood cells. These platelets are then injected into the site of the injury or pain. This stimulates the healing response by drawing blood to the area.
– STEM Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is a non-invasive therapy that works within our body. It repairs the damaged cells and modulates the immune system. It also reduces inflammation. It can get from different sources such as adipose tissue, umbilical cord tissue, placental tissue, etc. It is used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, orthopedic conditions, and traumatic injuries.
– Prolozone Therapy
It is done by injecting a customized cocktail of collagen-producing substances and ozone gas in injured areas. It helps to increase collagen production in the tissue of the injured area. This treatment helps to boost the body’s healing power and also to limit pain.
Top Journal Based on Regenerative Medicine
Want to learn more about cell therapy and regenerative medicine? Below are some world-renowned journals on these issues that always stay updated and keep their readers updated with the latest information.
- The Journal of the American Academy of Regenerative Medicine (JAARM)
- The Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (JSRM)
- Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering
- Stem Cells and Cloning: Advances and Applications
- Journal of Neurodegeneration and Regeneration