But when injury or disease strikes, these stem cells rush to the damaged or diseased tissues and facilitate healing and restoration. Not unexpectedly aging saps the vitality of these stem cells. Dr. David Steenblock, in fact, found clear evidence that the marrow of older folks contains lots of stem cells that tend to be “sluggish” or devitalized, while the bone marrow of people under 40 contains more robust ones. Acting on this discovery, he set out to develop new therapies to “revitalize” the bone marrow of people over the age of forty. This background will help you better understand this better:
Each of us has in the hollows of our bones both red bone marrow tissue and yellow fat. When we are children our bones are full of active healthy bone marrow that is growing and releasing healthy stem cells 24/7 year round. This is the reason why children can heal so much better than older people.
As we get older our bodies make less new tissue including that in our bones, and as a result there is a shift in the amount of red bone marrow to fat present. This decrease in the quantity of stem cell-rich red bone marrow in our bones is one reason healing and repair is slower and less efficient. Interestingly, Dr Steenblock observed that older folks who hike in the high mountains or donate blood tend to have healthier, more abundant red bone marrow than their less active peers. This is due to that fact that exertion at high altitudes as well as blood donation creates a state of hypoxia or oxygen deprivation in the body. This prompted Dr. Steenblock to add Intermittent Hypoxia Therapy to his bone marrow revitalization approach.
In addition, the bone marrow in people with Parkinson’s disease or dementia has diminished in quantity and quality to the point that a great many of the cells have entered into state called “senescence”. They are in-a-word too old to do anything but sit in-place and take up space. To offset this Dr. Steenblock tried prodding the body to mobilize these tired old stem cells into the patient’s blood stream by use of some hormones called colony stimulating factors. He figured once these devitalized cells had left the bone marrow new, healthier stem cells would be created to replace them. And this is exactly what he found! Indeed, Dr. Steenblock discovered that in two weeks time patient bone marrow had produced upwards of 10 times more healthy stem cells than were present prior to the injection of colony stimulating factors!
Over time Dr. Steenblock added other things to his comprehensive stem cell revitalizing approach and tested this on patients. The clinical responses seen were far superior to what had been seen in older folks given simple whole bone marrow transplants, i.e., marrow was harvested and given back without pre- or post- transplant use of Intermittent Hypoxia Therapy, CSF injections, etc. Many also experienced anti-aging effects like better skin color, a healthier “glow” and fewer wrinkles
After Dr. Steenblock was satisfied with his improved or enhanced bone marrow transplant method he then pushed the envelope by added the use of fat derived stem cells (by themselves and in combination with bone marrow.) So far the clinical results have been very impressive, even dramatic! You will find some of these patient accounts on www.strokedoctor.com as well as www.stemcell.MD.
If you’d like to know if Dr. Steenblock’s comprehensive stem cell treatment method can help your medical condition, call toll free 1-800-300-1063 to set up a consultation.