Stem Cell Implantation
The ways in which adult stem cells are delivered to a patient depend on each patient’s particular ailment and physical condition.
The safest and simplest method for delivering adult stem cells throughout the entire body is via intravenous administration. Anesthesia is not required but light anesthesia can be administered if necessary.
IV administration usually takes about 20 – 30 minutes.
Given intravenously, the adult stem cells naturally “home” to areas throughout the body that are in need of repair and regeneration.
The adult stem cells are injected directly into the muscle. Intramuscular implantation is very safe and does not require anesthesia.
The adult stem cells are injected directly into the affected joint by a licensed physician. This method is commonly used for arthritis. Intra-articular implantation is quite safe and does not require anesthesia.
Intrathecal (lumbar puncture)
Intrathecal administration is ideal for neurological conditions because the adult stem cells are injected directly into the spinal fluid, thereby bypassing the blood-brain barrier. Intrathecal administration enables the adult stem cells to reach the spinal cord and brain.