Postings in the category General

Which Stem Cell Therapies Are Allowed Within the EU?

A patient asks about therapies with stem cells: I have heard from the media that not all of the theoretically possible types of stem cell therapies are allowed or permitted in Germany, is that right? Yes, this information is correct. Within the EU – and therewith also in Germany – there are only treatments allowed […]

Stem Cell Banking: Precaution for the Future

Our body fat contains so-called stem cells whose regenerative potential is currently investigated in many studies worldwide. Regenerative stem cell therapies have the potential to regenerate weakened tissues and organs and could be used in the treatment of many diseases which are caused by weakness of organs and tissues in the future. Stem cell therapy […]

Stem Cell Therapy for Genetic Diseases

A patient asks regarding stem cell therapy: Is stem cell therapy effective also for the treatment of genetic diseases or just at those illnesses not caused genetically? Autologous stem cells are better suited for diseases which are not caused by genetic defects. In therapy for specific genetic disorders you will rather use donated stem cells […]

Human Genome Also Contains Genes of Bacteria and Fungi

Obviously there is a so-called “lateral transfer” of genetic material between different organisms. Even human genes include genetic material of bacteria and fungi, as could be evidenced recently. This “horizontal gene transfer” improved for instance the immune system and metabolism of our ancestors, the primates. DDr. Heinrich, MD

Autoimmune Disease after Silicone Implants: Explantation and Fat Transfer

An English patient writes us by e-mail: I would like to enquire about the stem cell breast augmentation. I currently have silicone implants but have suffered with severe onset of autoimmune diseases following a rupture and replacement 3 years ago. My current saline implants need to be removed now also but I cannot go back […]

How Do Stem Cells Know Where to Go

A patient wants to know about therapy with stem cells from autologous fat tissue: How do you direct the stem cells where to go when performing stem cell therapy? Often the stem cells are locally injected into the affected region. When intravenously injected they are drawn to the affected regions that need stem cells for […]

Treating Neuropathy with Stem Cells?

A patient asks about the potential of stem cell therapy: My mother who is living in Milan is suffering from the rare neurological autoimmune disease Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN). I have read a positive opinion about you from the wife of one of your ALS patients and have thus thought that you might be able […]

Can Stem Cells be used to Rejuvenate Teeth?

A patient mails us: Do you also have success with the rejuvenation of teeth? Depends on the underlying problem: Many problems related to aging teeth (other than infectious problems like caries or periodontitis) are symptomatic of growth hormone deficiency and can be treated with Hormonal Regeneration® (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, BHRT) plus local or intravenous […]