Live cell therapy is a non-invasive therapeutic procedure where live cells are extracted from living tissues of animal origin. Animal tissue is used due to its striking similarities with human cells in the embryonic stage. Live cell therapy is highly revered for its multi-potency and restorative function. Transplanted cells replenish and repair cells of damaged organs. They are able to stimulate the innate repair system of injured cells, activate growth function of dormant cells and replace malfunctioning cells.
Precursor cells are a type of live cell therapy. They are partially differentiated cells harvested from animal fetuses that have already reached the stage of organogenesis. These precursor cells will differentiate into cells specific for the tissue of origin. Upon injection, these cells will “home” to injured / diseased tissues and organs to replace the recipient’s malfunctioning cells.
Rabbits are the source of the precursor cells. The following are advantages of using rabbit cells:
- Closed colony rabbit raised for at least 30 generations
- Rabbits have a natural barrier against zoonosis transmission
- Rabbits are the only mammal species to have no endogenous retrovirus.
- Rabbits multiply quickly, giving an abundant source of precursor cells.
Prior to treatment, patients first undergo a full medical examination, with the necessary lab investigations and imaging studies. If the examination is normal, patient then proceeds to the preparation stage to ensure the best physiological and mental state. A complete nutritional evaluation is conducted, and appropriate supplementation is given together with detoxification. Finally, a live cell prescription tailored only to the client will be issued.
Certain clinical conditions in which live cell therapy should not be performed include:
- Terminal stages of diseases
- Acute infection
- Uncontrolled Hypertension or diabetes mellitus
- Severe allergy
- Severe dehydration
Treatment is done in a procedure room under strict sterile conditions. The most common way to implant the live cells will be via gluteal injection. Live cell therapy does not require use of any immunosuppressive drugs.
Post treatment, 48 hours of bed rest is highly recommended. Strenuous activities are avoided. A healthy lifestyle is advocated while alcohol and smoking is discouraged. Patients will be followed up from time to time. Live cell therapy may be repeated every 6 months or yearly.