The Texas Medical Board’s April 13 approval of controversial new rules on the use of adult stem cells, could rejuvenate stem cell use in procedures to help patients recover. The new rules allow doctors to perform stem cell procedures as long as they are done for research, receive approval from an institutional review board, and assume patients have signed informed consent forms.
Though the medical community advocates further clinical trials to validate results, the anecdotal evidence of success of stem cell injections is hard to ignore. The new rules provide a better definition of stem cells and will protect Texas patients more effectively. Governor Rick Perry, who reported relief from back pain after being injected with his own stem cells last summer, spearheaded the push for legislation related to adult stem cells. The rules approved do not address the use of embryonic stem cells — a far more controversial procedure that has drawn moral and religious objections.
Bone marrow transplants, which use blood-forming stem cells, have been used effectively for decades to treat a variety of ailments and Perry recognized the “revolutionary potential that adult stem cell research and therapies have on our nation’s health, quality of life and economy.”
What nobody has included in the discussion is the fact that a patient’s own fat (adipose fat) can be as good a source of stem cells as bone marrow and is much easier to harvest with a side benefit of providing fat loss in other areas of the body. The key to a successful stem cell procedure is the quality of cells that are harvested whether from bone marrow or adipose tissue and this is good news for Tickle Lipo doctors and patients.
Medical Alliance Services President, Kevin O’Brien commented “this creates a legal framework for Physicians who want to further research related to adult stem cells. It benefits Tickle Lipo because N.I.L. has been found to retrieve high volumes of regenerative cells which, when isolated, would be beneficial for stem cell therapies.”
During recent documented clinical trials, Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture (N.I.L.) better known as Tickle Lipo, has been shown to harvest a higher quality of fat and cells than any technology on the market today. Tickle Lipo technology is more gentle than other liposuction methods thereby preserving the tissue and cells. Doctors who want to add stem cell therapies to their practices would obviously want to add NIL liposuction technology.
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