Treated April, 2015
After years of injections, medications, side effects and attempts at alternative therapies, Marianella discovered the option of adult stem cell therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. Like many who with live with debilitating RA symptoms, she had tried just about everything for relief from the pain, inflammation and fatigue which prevented her from living a full life.
Marianella’s determinism to find a better quality of life for herself and her family brought her to Okyanos for treatment using her own adipose-derived stem cells. Now about 10 months post-procedure, Marianella shares a snapshot of her journey back to the better life she enjoys today.
World-Class Care, Paving the Way to a Better Life
“Okyanos cell therapy is the best treatment compared to all the others that I previously did. I would recommend this treatment without any doubt to anyone considering this option which quite frankly is not an option but a true pathway to feeling relieved and a better life.”
“My overall experience with the staff at Okyanos was world class. Everyone was very nice, courteous and super attentive to all my needs. The facility and technology are state of the art.
“Before the treatment my life was plagued by extreme fatigue and strong, noticeable inflammation. While I was able to learn how to control it over time with the help of vitamins and good nutrition I remained strongly under the grip of pains, especially in my hands and shoulders.
“Adding to the RA, in the last 6 years alone I have given birth to 2 more children and have had 5 surgeries, 3 involving the fusing of bones in my toes as a result of hammered toes and 2 involving my right hand where the loss of control of 3 fingers resulted in grafting tendons and the placement of titanium plates and screws to bridge the gaps. In addition to my fatigue, I was more prone to getting sick.
“Over the course of my 15-year battle with RA, I have been prescribed Humira, Embrel and Methraxate, though I abandoned these medications long ago (about 8 years ago) as a result of non-progress and reactions to these medications. I had relied on Cortisone unfortunately both via injection and orally for long periods of time except during my pregnancies. I have also done a slew of various alternative treatments and programs from Acupuncture, Peptide Injections, and Aqua Therapy.
“Beginning from 1-2 months post-opt up until now about – 10 months out – I have been doing very well. My husband has noted my energy levels are higher and I seem to be much more resilient and able to withstand a busy daily schedule with my kids and other activities.
“I have been able to undertake yoga several times per week – something I was incapable of doing before. I feel good, positive and the quality of our family life has noticeably improved as a result of the benefits I have achieved.”
Okyanos Cell Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): The Basics
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), are often referred to as small “doctors” 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 cell therapy 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).