Regenerative medicine is about helping the body heal itself. That is, giving the body what it needs to do, or should do, naturally.
But regenerative medicine is bigger than just stem cells transplants, treatments, or therapies. It is about all things that help the body heal itself.
We used to view regenerative medicine as the future of medicine. This view is wrong. Regenerative medicine is medicine in the present. And it is guiding the way to how we will recieve, use, and practice medicine for the next 50 years.
New and better technologies are beginning to advance regenerative medicine treatments faster than before. However, while most in the field are thinking about “cures” for diseases or replacement organs, it’s the incremental changes that most often have the greatest impacts on humanity.
There are some people who are being “cured” by regenerative treatments or therapies. Anecdotally, this is less than 5% of all people who receive a regenerative treatment or therapy (it’s probably closer to 2%, or less). With that, the evidence continues to show that multiple treatments are likely necessary – possibly for a a lifetime – to help the body heal itself, or do what it should do naturally.
But there is hope! With the right plan, relationships, and therapies, people are living a better quality of life and gaining at least a little bit more time with loved ones.
Contrary to popular belief, more and better technology is not necessarily the answer to health care issues. Yes, technology continues to offer more and better tools, but technology by itself is not going to provide better health care.
Regenerative medicine is about helping the body heal itself across the entire lifespan, not just when we’re sick.
Regenerative medicine is the future of medicine, now.