Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Stem cells are the master cells of the human body, capable of differentiating themselves into specialized cell types within the body. This unique character opens new doors to healing through the emerging field of regenerative medicine.

All cells, regardless of their source, have three general properties: they are capable of dividing and renewing themselves for long periods (self-regeneration); they are unspecialized; and they can give rise to specialized cell types.  Self-regeneration is the ability of cells to divide and produce more cells. During early development, the cell division is symmetrical; that is, each cell divides into daughter cells each with the same potential. Later in development, the cell divides asymmetrically with one of the daughter cells also producing a stem cell and the other a differentiated cell (such as brain cell, blood cell, etc.)

When cells are transplanted and arrive (through migration or through direct injection) at the injured part of the body being targeted for tissue regeneration, the cells come into contact with naturally occurring growth chemicals in the body.  These chemicals program the stem cells to grow into the tissue surrounding it.

By directing implanted stem cells to the site of damaged cells, trained neurologists are able to stimulate their growth into healthy, specialized cells that promote healthy function. Because these cells are capable of regenerating in a natural body function, healthy cells can grow and stay for long periods.

Today, stem cells are showing promising results in treatment of conditions including, among others:

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Batten Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Optical neuritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury

In addition, researchers are identifying stem cell therapies for certain types of cancer, heart disease and mental health conditions.

Why China for Stem Cell therapy?

For more than 15 years, China has been actively involved in stem cell research, and its scientists and physicians today produce more scholarly papers on the subject than any other nation. In the US, stem cell treatment is still years away from approval. The globally respected physicians with whom Soter Healthcare works have spent years developing the multiple injection and medication protocols that have led to significant improvement for patients from around the world.

In addition, these physicians share the results of their treatments with Soter Healthcare.  Consequently, we are not basing our assessments on principle or theory but real medical results and outcomes of patients.  In fact, one of the patients treated is the niece of our founder.