Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Treated January, 2015
The potential impact of your own stem cells for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is inspiring on many levels, not the least of which is the opportunity to regain a more active, normal life.
Maria is an artist and a human rights activist who has struggled with RA for many years and required regular pain medication, steroids and cortisone. In 2015, she traveled more than 5,000 miles for treatment at Okyanos in The Bahamas with her own adipose-derived stem and regenerative cells (ADRCs). Now over a year post-treatment, Maria shares her continued improvements.
“I Am Regaining My Life…”
“In January of 2015, I traveled from Italy to Okyanos for stem cell therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. I have gone from relying on a wheel chair and occasionally walking sticks with braces on my joints plus pain meds, methotrexate and steroids, to walking without assistance, no pain meds, no methotrexate and tapering off of the cortisone. I am working again as an opera coach and involved in human rights activities.
“I had a very complex situation in that besides RA I had infection in my bones, which has also required treatment. My doctor in Italy is convinced that the stem cells have been very important in the recovery I have had. While I am not completely pain-free, I continue to improve and have the goal to drive and dance again!
“Okyanos took care of everything for me including providing a medical translator and making me feel very well cared for. I am regaining my life and that, for me, is more than I ever expected before I was told about stem cell therapy!”
The Power of Your Stem Cells for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Adipose tissue (body fat) possesses an abundant source of adult stem cells, among other powerful healing cells. These cells, known as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), have been referred to as an “injury-specific pharmacy” for their ability to diagnose, treat and repair dysfunction in the body.
The power of stem cell therapy for rheumatoid arthritis lies in the fact that these cells are are able not only to promote the repair of damage caused to the joints, but also to address autoimmune disease more broadly by:
- Targeting chronic inflammation
- Halting destructive immune system attacks, thus preventing future damage from continuing to occur
- Addressing microvascular dysfunction and improving blood flow
To learn more about stem cells for rheumatoid arthritis, contact a Patient Liaison to request a complimentary educational consultation with one of our doctors, or dial 855-OKYANOS (855-659-2667).