Autism Treatment with Stem Cell Therapy
Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interactions, communication, mood alterations, repetitive behavior, metabolic and digestive issues. Also there is autism spectrum disorder who describes a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders. Features of these disorders include social deficits and communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors and interests, sensory issues, and in some cases, cognitive delays. These symptoms become apparent typically in the first two years of childhood and affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells connect and organize.
What causes Autism?
Genetic components and exposure to external agents that cause birth defects seem highly possible. Heavy metals, antidepressants during pregnancy, pesticides and immunizations containing mercury (measles, mumps and rubella) may also have a role in the disorder.
How Is Autism Treated?
Treatments fall into two major categories: educational interventions and medical management.
More than half children diagnosed with Autism are prescribed psychoactive drugs or anticonvulsants. They respond atypically to medications, the medications can have adverse effects, and there is no known medication relieves autism’s core symptoms of social and communication impairments.
Stem cell therapy is an effective approach to treating autism which is based on the unique ability of stem cells to influence metabolism, immune system and restore damaged cells and tissues. Treatment positively affects all body organs and systems, including the main part – the brain.
When autism is diagnosed, areas of brain regulating memory, concentration, attention, speech are damaged. Stem cell treatment improves blood and oxygen flow to the brain (improved perfusion), replaces damaged neurons and stimulates formation of the new arteries. After some time, stem cells acquire properties of cells surrounding them and multiply into these cells, which results in white and gray matter restoration and, consequently, in subsidence of neurologic symptoms and improved intellectual capacity.
It has been proven that mesenchymal stem cells improve immune system and terminate inflammation.
Stem cell therapy and autism spectrum disorder
Several aspects of concern:
- — Immunity;
- — Metabolism;
- — Communication ability;
- — Learning capacity, memory, thinking.
Stem cells are differentiating into cell types needed by the body (neurons, oligodendrocytes, blood cells etc.)
Improvement is reached through restoration of the lost (impaired) neuron connections and formation of the new neuron connections, speeding up brain reactions through improvement of synaptic transmission and development of the new neuron connections.
Based on Swiss Medica Clinic practice, we outline the following improvements in autism after the stem cell therapy:
- Better tolerance of different foods and improved digestion.
- Easier contact with the child (first of all, eye contact). Children who were not fixing their gaze on the objects start looking at them with interest.
- More adequate behavior at home and outside.
- Less or no fear of loud noises, strangers and bright colors (gradual improvement).
- Improved verbal skills (if the child is non-verbal, s/he is very likely to start making sounds, syllables, and then pronounce words; bigger vocabulary in verbal children).
- Writing skills improvement or development.
- Improved self-care skills.
- Improved attention span and concentration.
Though the degree of the above improvements varies, they were reported in all cases.
One of the main goals of stem cell therapy is triggering brain development, and then the childs body will do its own work. Children should be happy, and the parents are to prepare them for happy adult life by developing skills they will need the most, such as communication, self-care, educational and professional skills.
In order to be happy, an autistic person should have:
- — Feeling that his life is well planned.
- — Well adapted communication system.
- — Self-care skills.
- — Ability to study and work.
- — Leisure skills.
- — Communication skills (and to be happy to communicate with people).
Stem cell therapy in Swiss Medica Clinic is an effective and safe method of autism treatment and can help many children suffering from autism and autistic spectrum disorders of different degree. However, cell therapy is the dessert, not the main course, and integrated treatment (diet, educational program) is recommended for optimal results.
Advantages of Stem Cell therapy in Swiss Medica clinics:
- Absence of side effects and rejection by using the person’s own stem cells.
- Absence of any immune and allergic reactions (cells suit the patient’s genetic and chromosomal structure).
- No need for general anesthesia.
- Impossibility of contamination by transmissible illnesses.
- Absence of oncological complications in view of adult stem cells maturity.
- Small amounts of the tissue needed for the therapy.
- The short period of time between making lipo-aspiration and injecting the activated stem cells to the patient.
- Good access to adipose tissue stem cells.
In Swiss Medica Clinic we deliver treatment with proven results supported by the assistance of highly qualified professionals who realize the importance of personalized care, quality and confidence and that leads to top standards of treatment.
Swiss Medica Clinic is an excellent centre that offers patients the most innovative therapies. We use the unique technology of application of autologous photo activated stem cells previously extracted from fat cells using mini liposuction. The highest standards of treatment and investigative research are upheld at all times.
The package include:
- — Transfer from / to airport
- — Interpretation services
- — Specially developed individual balanced diet
- — Medical tests, diagnostics
- — Doctors consultations (specialists in neurology, psychiatry, psychology, neurorehabilitation, nutrition)
- — Medications
- — Stem cells therapy
- — Physiotherapy
- — Psychotherapy
- — Follow-up if needed
Optional additional therapy:
- — Regenerative cell therapy
- — Xenon gas rehabilitation therapy (inhalation procedure)
- — Novel unique brain therapy by magnetic field
- — Ozone-laser injection therapy
- — Transcranial brain stimulation
- — Cryotherapy