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Autism Treatment

What is Autism?

Autism, also referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to autism. Symptom include challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. It is commonly thought that autism is influenced by a combination of neurological, gastrointestinal and immune system factors. Leading many experts to state that ASD is an autoimmune condition.

Autoimmune disease is a category representing more than 80 conditions. These conditions are highlighted by a person’s own immune system attacking healthy tissue. A healthy immune system defends against infection and disease, repairing the body and even preventing cancers. However, in autoimmune disease the immune system mistakes healthy tissue as “bad” and attacks it. This weakens the function of the tissue and can even turn life threatening.

Autustic child looking out window

What are the symptoms of Autism?

As stated above there are no set signs and symptoms for autism. According to autismspeaks.org not all children show all the signs and many children who don’t have autism show a few signs. Here are some signs and symptoms that may indicate ASD:

By 6 months

  • Few or no big smiles or other warm, joyful and engaging expressions
  • Limited or no eye contact

By 9 months

  • Little or no back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles or other facial expressions

By 12 months

  • Little or no babbling
  • Little or no back-and-forth gestures such as pointing, showing, reaching or waving
  • Little or no response to name

By 16 months

  • Very few or no words

By 24 months

  • Very few or no meaningful, two-word phrases (not including imitating or repeating) At any age
  • Loss of previously acquired speech, babbling or social skills
  • Avoidance of eye contact
  • Persistent preference for solitude
  • Difficulty understanding other people’s feelings
  • Delayed language development
  • Persistent repetition of words or phrases (echolalia)
  • Resistance to minor changes in routine or surroundings
  • Restricted interests
  • Repetitive behaviors (flapping, rocking, spinning, etc.)
  • Unusual and intense reactions to sounds, smells, tastes, textures, lights and/or colors

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More Family Testimonials and Follow ups
Yasmin – Nashville, TN – Mother of Child with Autism

“Maysa is doing amazing, so great, since our last stem cell treatment! Immediately after, her sleep quality improved. She’s been doing so amazing since treatments. No more text messages from her school about outbursts and misbehaving. She has good days or great days.
We haven’t needed to give her melatonin once since treatments. Before we were giving her melatonin 2-3 times a night, once for her to fall asleep and then we would giver more once she woke up so she would stay asleep. Now she sometimes wakes up at 4am and we tell her to go back to sleep and she does it. Before she’d wake up and jump on the bed, go through the house and turn lights on, and basically just be awake.

Maysa always had a chronic runny nose. Ever since treatment she hasn’t had a runny nose. Not getting allergies or colds like she used to. She’s fine the entire day of school and going to her clinic afterwards. She used to have a lot of stimming with any kind of probiotic product or food. She can now take the probiotics without having a bad reaction, and she can eat fermented foods.

She’s far more calmer, present. Not always running around looking for something to do. She’s been engaging in new activities. Never wanted to drive the battery powered car but after getting back she wanted to play and drive in the toy battery car. Her coordination has improved so much. Listening and learning instructions on how to drive, she now knows how to press the pedal and steer, she’s understanding so much better. It’s little things we see in her. We can’t thank Dr. Whitney enough for everything he has done! We’re excited come back in late Nov or early Dec and continue treatments.”


Meskerem A. – Burtonsville, MD – Mother of Child with Autism

“We have seen huge improvements in Ermias since coming back from stem cell treatments in Arizona, especially with eye contact and his listening. His ABA therapists say he’s improved so much that they change and update his lessons every two weeks now because of how well he’s doing in therapy, before he would make very little progress. His digestion has improved so much, we no longer give him enzymes. When we go to the store we no longer need to worry about him. He doesn’t run off or misbehave. No tantrums. He used to throw tantrums when leaving the store or the park. Now he just grabs my hand and leaves when I tell him it’s time to go. He follows every direction we tell him. Before the treatment he only could identify 2 pictures and now he’s identifying 20 pictures. He’s so smart. His ABA therapists have been amazed at his improvements. We haven’t seen this much progress after working with other therapists and biomedical doctors. It’s been an absolute miracle and we thank you so much. We’re looking forward to coming back for our next treatments in a few months.”


Trish M. – Los Angeles, CA – Mother of Child with Autism

“I’m so happy we went to get treatment from Dr Whitney. We’ve seen gains we were not expecting such as better motor skills. She had more confidence in walking and running. London is practicing her annunciation and has me repeat words she hears. Francisco has noticed more energy and London is more curious to world around her.”


C. Conrad – Broken Arrow, OK – Mother of Child with Autism

3-month follow-up: “Hi Amerique!I keep posting updates on Instagram. But yes receptive language is really good. He went number 2 in the potty yesterday three times 😂
He is starting to go potty at night and is not wearing pull ups. We had a few accidents last night. He does drink a lot, but he is going! 🤗He is learning and attention skills are getting better. He is able to do what I say and try to dress himself really good.Besides that. The fact that he cares for your feelings. Especially sisters feelings.


K. Saleem – Morton Grove, IL – Mother of Child with Autism

1-month follow-up: “Ayaan is doing great and showing improvement. He is a lot more engaging in activities. His babbling has improved significantly and and overall energy level has improved. Overall he has been a lot more attentive of his surroundings”


M. Wang – Mother of Child with Autism

1-month follow-up: “We’ve seen some awesome gains in Elliot! He is quicker to engage with us and others, at school as well! He is more readily putting 2-4 words together without as much prompting anymore. Transitions have gotten a lot easier (less screaming) and he follows directions much better! Things like “let’s go take a bath! Go upstairs and find dad!” So wonderful to see. He’s also eating a bigger variety of foods and more willing to try something new, as well as feed himself with utensils. He is engaging with peers more and we see that with Josiah at home too. Lots of playing together! All so great!!”

2-month follow-up: “We had a wonderful holiday season and it was a good time of rest. Elliot is continuing to grow and improve a lot! He is now making 3-5 word sentences on his own, without much prompting. He’s able to ask for everything he needs such as “I want _____” or “help me, mommy.” and etc. We’ve also seen improvements in his engagement with other kids (when we had some friends over). He was able to play near them and also participate in some of the activities without prompting, such as jumping on the bounce house with them (before he’d just get off if someone else got on). We’ve also seen less meltdowns as I said before and that continues to hold true. Yay!! He’s doing great.”


N. Rahamn – Bronx, NY

1-month follow-up: “So Habibur has been doing good so far. Ever since the treatment he has about 10 more new words, he is less fearful of the crowd. He tries to communicate and imitate. As term of his appetite, he is willing to try new things. He looks more alert. He is more engaging now. He still doesn’t play with other kids and has his sensory issues..”


K. Ade Aina – Mother of Child with Autism

2-month follow-up: “Yohan is doing well, he is not as hyper as he was before.A few gains we noticed are:

Almost completely potty trained, with a few accidents here and there
He is playing with his baby brother
He understands better and signs better to communicate.
He points better too

We think he is improving.”


L. Armstrong – Mother of Child with Autism

3-month follow-up: ” Mason’s doing so very great! I’d say his biggest areas of improvement are eye contact and engagement with people. It’s been amazing to witness!

Thank you for always kindly checking in! We love having you all in Mason’s corner!”

5-month follow-up: “Wow! I can’t believe it’s been five months! Mason is still making progress in leaps and bounds! He is mimicking new words each and every day! I’d say he could babble about 2-3 words before treatment, and now can mimic about 25-30! It’s been so crazy to see! He’s also able to identify picture cards and can correctly identify upwards of 30 pictures! He’s still engaging more with his brothers, and is engaging with friends of ours that he’s never acknowledged before! It’s been such a wild ride! Everyday we’re amazed by something he does or says. My favorite thing he’s recently begun is responding to the word, “no!” It’s so amazing! As a child that has little awareness of danger, and often elopes, the ability to say, “no” and have him react appropriately is so great.”

6-month follow-up: “Mason is doing amazing!! Just yesterday Mason grab my dad’s hand and stared right into his eyes for several minutes. They talked, and Mase giggled, and the interaction had my dad in tears. He said, “He’s never acknowledged me before. Wow!”

It was an absolutely beautiful moment and those moments aren’t rare! They’re happening all the time! It’s amazing!

Thank y’all for checking in with us!
We love you guys!”


1-month follow-up: “I can’t believe it has been a whole month since our trip. It took Felicity a little while to calm down and get back into the swing of things but that is normal for her. A lot has happened since then. The school she attends built a new building which was ready mid October. She had a week off school and had to prepare to go to a different place. Although her anxiety was high, once she saw “her people” had moved too she transitioned beautifully. They have had no problems and she has adjusted well.

Ever since our autism journey began, I have kept a running list of improvements we have seen. Some of these have come after starting therapy, school, essential oils, meds etc. I notice most of what I tend to write down involves her verbal communication. That has always been a top goal for us since her potential has been there since the beginning. She has come a long way and is using her words more daily. Since our trip, she has started singing more songs from movies and shows she watches. The words are clearer and we can understand what she is singing. Lion King is her current favorite and she has said, “Timone, Pumba, Simba and Hakunna Matata.” She also has acted out the scene where Mufasa dies with her sister using a rock wall we have. She also quoted the line, “Scar, brother, help me!” It is also clear she is comprehending story lines well. This is a movie she has seen for years but she is doing more of this with other movies as well too, including ones she has just begun to watch. She has also started repeating each word in a full sentence if I ask her too. This is definately new. She has started addressing my sister’s and brother in law’s by name and interacting with them more and more. She always ignored the men in our family but has started acknowledging them and joking around.

We have noticed some non verbal things as well. Not long after arriving home, she asked to eat Cheerios which she hasn’t eaten in years. She is very picky, so this was a big deal for her. She has been more proactive about dressing herself and helping us with that. She has also worn a blue shirt, black dress and black shirt since returning home. She usually wears a pink dress or one pink shirt every day. This is a big change and she verbally requested different items. She seems to be sticking with the pink dress for school and the black shirt for home and other outings but it is still a change. She has transitioned quite well on a few occasions where she would have previously melted down. We hope this is something we will see more of.

Her anxiety is still pretty high as we work hard to manage it. I feel it has been a little worse lately, however, I feel when her brain seems more open it seems to be higher. I assume due to her added awareness. We have not tried any of the supplements yet as it’s very hard to get her to try new things. I plan to try the liquid serenity first as I am hoping it will help with the anxiety.”

2-month follow-up: “I’m sorry it had taken a while to respond. I appreciate you checking in. This month has been a little different as she has had a few weeks off of school. That seems to be harder on her being out of routine. Her anxiety was high and we had to work through that but that is our normal for this time of year.

That being said, we had a very successful trip to the Great Wolf Lodge where she was able to engage in water play quite easily. She transitioned from the water to our room well and even wore her mask in the hallways. She didn’t need any incentives this trip and seemed more comfortable. I visually prepared her for the holidays and our Christmas morning at home went very well. We are thankful for these small things.

We saw some friends that we haven’t seen since summer and they commented that they could see a difference in Felicity’s speech as well as her comprehension. There is more back and forth banter. We also received a wonderful report from her speech therapist as she has met all of her goals for the second quarter. I will include pictures of that. Her verbal communication is still probably the top improvement we have seen. One that is greatly welcomed.

We are expecting baby #4 in May and Felicity seems to fully understand and is very excited about the baby. Both her teacher and her therapist told us that she always points out “May and baby” when they go through the months. She knows when it will arrive. She also drew a picture

of me with a face on my stomach. It is so refreshing to see her understand and be excited about the new addition. Her writing seems to have improved as well.”

3-month follow-up: “Overall Felicity is doing well. It is the time of year where she will be evaluated and get a new IEP in place for next year. As of now, she has met or is close to meeting ALL of her goals for the year. We are very happy with her progress. Her verbal development has still been her most improved area. She now gives us hugs and says “I love you” just because, no prompts. It has been so nice to see her grow.”

– E. & N. Matthews / Columbus, OH / Parents of Felicity


“Dr. Travis Whitney treated my husband’s shoulder with stem cells a couple years ago and it was a complete success! My husband had been in extreme pain and discomfort prior to his stem cell injections but after a couple of weeks he was feeling much improvement with his pain and mobility and it continued to improve to almost 100 percent pain free range of motion and he is still doing great! Today our son started stem cell injections in his lower back by Dr. Whitney and he was very impressed with the bedside manner of the doctor and his staff. Our son has been struggling with lower back pain since playing football in high school and just turned 28. His MRI showed degenerative disc disease. Dr. Whitney feels confident that the stem cells will help our son. Dr. Whitney is not only extremely knowledgeable in this field, he also has an excellent bedside manner. He takes the time to listen and discuss the areas of concern and answer all the questions regarding the procedure and takes time to discuss things that might also be beneficial for a happier, healthier life. We are so happy that we found Dr. Whitney and we highly recommend him. His staff is excellent. Amerique has a great personality and is very helpful and kind. She always displays that positive energy and calmness that helps put patients at ease. We would definitely give Dr. Whitney and his staff 5 stars!”

– J. Stoeber.


2-month follow-up: “It’s been 2 months since our first treatment My son said his first word! He said “three.” his eye contact is still improving and his receptive language seems to be improving as well. He’s interested and playing with toys properly. His ABA therapist has told me she notices a difference in him and he is completing goals quicker in therapy as well. He notices cars driving by, birds flying, and other people around him. We are loving the improvements so far! ”3-month follow-up: “Kellen is still doing great! He’s playing with his sister more, following simple directions better, still doing great in therapy, and his awareness keeps getting better and better. His receptive language also seems to be getting better!”

4-month follow-up: “Kellen is great! No more new words but he’s seeming to try to sign! Therapies have been going great and he’s learning so many new things. Completing activities, following directions…it’s been amazing! Eye contact seems to not be an issue anymore. We are so happy.”

6-month follow-up: “Kellen has been great! Therapies have been going great and he will be starting his Special Ed preschool in a couple months. His eye contact is still improving, responding to his name is almost 100% of the time, and his awareness for things and people has increased. We are still very happy with his progress and the stem cells!

We can’t wait for the next appointment in March!”

– J. Nelson. / Lodi, NJ / Son with Autism


“Our son has been doing great. We have seen a lot of gains since the stem cell treatment. He has been trying a lot to vocalize words and sing along when his favorite shows are on tv or on his Ipad. When he is singing, his words are very close to the words being sung by the characters on tv. His behavior has also changed a whole lot. He notices his baby sister and tries to hold her. Previously, he would never acknowledge her. He is also alot calmer when playing on his ipad. We are not having as much tantrums as we used to. The only weird behavior we seem to notice lately is his obsession with washing his hands. He seems to always want to go to the sink and wash his hands. We cant seem to figure out if he is intrigued by the water or the soap.. but anyways, we try to limit the number of times he does that. Looking forward to the next treatment in December.”

–A.A. / Richmond, TX / Son with Autism


“My son has been doing good so far. Ever since the treatment he has about 10 more new words, he is less fearful of the crowds. He tries to communicate and imitate. As for his appetite he is willing to try new things. He looks more alert. He is more engaging now. He still doesn’t play with other kids and has his sensory issues. Looking forward to the next treatment.”

– N.C. / Bronx, NY / Son with Autism

How can stem cells help with ASD?

Mesenchymal stem cells (aka medicinal signaling cells) are specialized cells in our body designed to improve the immune system and restore damaged tissue. Stem cell therapy with human umbilical cord tissue derived mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) corrects the inflammatory process by modulating the immune system from a pro-inflammatory attacking state to an anti-inflammatory healthy state. They also have the ability to regenerate damage done from the autoimmune attack. Stem cells do this by secreting healing activators such as growth factors, cytokines, and exosomes to the surrounding environment.

In ASD it is proposed that there is an imbalance in the innate and adaptive immunity. Meaning there’s an alteration leading to the body to be in a pro-inflammatory state. Transplanted stem cells are able to increase anti-inflammatory cytokine production. This is done through multiple mechanisms of actions:

  • Paracrine secretion of several anti-inflammatory and survival-promoting molecules (ie, VEGF, HGF, BDNF, NGF)
  • Neuroprotective effects
  • Hypoimmunogenic and immunosuppressive properties

Treatment can lead to improvement in cognitive ability, behaviors, and sociability. We typically start to see results in 6 weeks or sooner. It is highly recommended to have continuous treatments for this condition.

This therapy is the most highly sophisticated treatment for autoimmune disease management since it modulates the immune system, turn off the autoimmune process of pro inflammatory to anti-inflammatory, and also heals and regenerates the tissue naturally. There’s an intricate process called the Th1 and Th2 immune response which is out of balance in autoimmune disease. Stem cell, aka medicinal signaling cells, signal the immune system to become balanced through an increase of Th3, Th17, and T-regulatory cells. This is just a small fraction of what’s going on when this amazing medicine is put in our body.

For the technically minded patients, MSCs inhibit autoimmune innate immune activation by blocking dendritic cell maturation, suppressing macrophage activation, and producing IL-1 antagonist and IL10 which block antigen presentation and perpetuating autoimmunity. These are just some of the known mechanisms. Also, an increase in T-reg cells helps balance the immune system and keeps it out of a pro-inflammatory state.

How is ASD treated with stem cell therapy?

The administration of the stem cell medicine is chosen by the doctor as what would be the best route for the patient. We also offer a specialized approach at Innate with also delivering cells intranasally, which is simply spraying them them in the sinuses with a specialized tool. There is a bundle of nerves that travels directly to the brain. If you’re curious or would like to impress your friends, this is referred to as sphenopalatine ganglion administration.

What are the advantages of using allogenic (not the patient’s own) umbilical cord tissue derived stem cells?

  • Umbilical cord tissue is one of the most abundant sources of stem cells, producing a greater number and quality of stem cells.
  • Using UC-MSC means there’s no need for invasive procedures seen in bone-marrow or adipose derived stem cells. These methods also tend to produce inferior numbers and poorer quality of stem cells.
  • There is evidence that UC-MSCs are a more viable source compared to other MSC sources. Meaning they perform better at what MSCs do naturally.
  • UC-MSCs can be administered safely numerous times, each time adding more and more benefit.

How is Innate Healthcare’s stem cell therapy protocols different from other clinics?

Our regenerative medicines come from our own in-house lab. We follow our vast clinical experience and very well researched protocols from all over the world that achieve the best results. In addition, we treat using a very holistic, comprehensive approach. Some patient’s protocols may vary, as everyone is treated according to their unique presentation:

    • We treat with very high, and safe, doses of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSC).
    • Included with the treatment is any necessary lab testing. For Autism we test for intestinal infections, heavy metals, and environmental pollutants.
    • Herbal medicines, nutraceuticals, nutritional guidelines, and any needed pharmaceuticals are provided.
    • Patients are encouraged to return to the clinic for additional care during following months.
    • Treating with our exclusive cells and comprehensive treatments gets us the amazing results we’re seeing in kids.

How can I get evaluated?

Simply set up a consultation and exam with us and we’ll provide you with the best recommendation for treatment(s). Schedule yourself by clicking the link below or call us at (602) 603-3118.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are stem cells?

Stem cells are effectively the raw material for the human body. These are the cells from which all other cells with their specialized functions come from. Under the right conditions within the body, stem cells can divide to form more cells that are called daughter cells.

These daughter cells can either become specialized cells through differentiation and have a more specific function, or become new stem cells through self-renewal. No other cells in the body have the natural ability to generate new types of cells.

What are Mesenchymal Stem Cells?

Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are a type of stem cell that can self-renew by dividing and can differentiate and change into a wide range of specialized cells with specific functions, including bone, cartilage, adipose tissue, connective tissue, and muscle.

These stem cells are found throughout tissue in our bodies. Due to their unique properties, MSCs have the potential to heal damaged bone, cartilage, tendon, tissue and reduce inflammation by modulating the immune system, changing into different types of tissue cells, and by signaling the surrounding cells to heal and grow.

What is stem cell therapy?

When stem cells have the right conditions, they can develop into other types of cells through differentiation. Stem cell therapy involves providing a high concentration of stem cells directly to a diseased or damaged part of the body to instill the healing effect that these cells can have on the human body.

Through the right delivery methods, stem cell therapy can stimulate your body’s own regenerative process to develop new and healthy tissue at the targeted site. While the human body has its own share of stem cells, stem cell therapy involves administering stem cells from a donor who is healthier and has younger stem cells to have a greater impact in terms of repairing and healing damaged parts of the body.

What kind of regenerative medicine products does Innate Healthcare use?

Stem cells and exosomes:

We use umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) from umbilical cord tissue (sometimes referred to as Wharton’s Jelly (WJ)). the gelatinous layer found within the umbilical cord, which is obtained from healthy, consenting donors who are under the age of 28 and undergoing a scheduled c-section. The FDA strictly regulates the process of how these tissues are acquired, tested, processed and stored to ensure the highest level of patient safety. The exosomes are derived from MSCs from the WJ. All processing is done in a clinical-grade laboratory by highly trained professionals.

All recovery, processing, labeling and distribution is in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Good Tissue Practices (cGTP), established by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The product is prepared aseptically and supplied sterile. We have never had an incident of contamination or severe adverse events.

Our stem cells are for the intended use of licensed physicians and exculsive to patients of Innate Healthcare Institute, and are not for sale or to be distributed commercially.

The UC-MSCs come from donated umbilical cords that meet eligibility determined for for donors of human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products, as defined in US FDA requirements for Human Cellular and Tissue based Products (HCT/P), 21 CFR 1271, State regulations and guidelines of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and AABB. This medicine is used at the discretion of a licensed health care person for a therapeutic purpose deemed necessary by that licensed healthcare professional.

The use of UC-MSCs, exosomes, and any related biological products are NOT approved by the FDA for the intended purpose to heal or cure a disease or condition. For FDA approved drugs or surgeries intended to medically help you please consult your physician for options.

Platelet-Rich Plasma:

Platelet-Rich Plasma, PRP for short, is a regenerative procedure for joint pain, nerve pain, and can be used aesthetically. The procedure involves drawing typically 10-30n milliliters of the patients blood (About 1-2 tablespoons). Anticoagulant is added to the blood and it is spun in a centrifuge at a specific speed and time. During this process the red blood cells are separated from the the plasma portion of the whole blood and the platelets are concentrated. These concentrated platelets are then used for the treatment due to their innate healing abilities. Platelets provide the essential growth factors FGF, PDGF, TGF-ß, EGF, VEGF, and IGF that are involved in stem cell migration, differentiation and proliferation. The plasma is essential for cell survival as it contains nutrients, vitamins, hormones, electrolytes and proteins. Proteins are key molecules for the coagulation process and the formation of the fibrin polymer that will serve as a scaffold for cell migration, differentiation and proliferation.

While PRP can have a dozen or more growth factors the umbilical cord tissue/WJ can contain over 80 growth factors as well as an extensive amount of cytokines, mRNA, exosomes, secretomes and additional biologic elements including stem cells.

How are stem cells administered for the treatment?

There are several possible methods to administer stem cells to the body for treatment. At Innate Healthcare, we administer stem cells for ASD treatmnets via two methods, depending on each patient’s unique requirements and physical condition.

Intramuscular (IM)
This method to administer stem cells involves directly injecting the stem cells into the affected muscle. Intramuscular implantation is also a safe method that does not require anesthesia.

Intranasal
Stem cells can also be administered in the form of a mist through the nose as a non-invasive method for stem cells to reach the brain.

How much does stem cell therapy cost?

The procedure for stem cell therapy can vary in cost based on what needs to be treated and how long the treatment will go on. The procedures at Innate Healthcare can range in cost from $4,000 to $20,000.

We would like to make note that we administer doses that are three to five times higher than most clinics offering stem cell therapy, and for much less than what other clinics charge. We compared our costs to other stem cell therapy clinics in Phoenix, AZ, the country, and overseas and found our rates to be $10,000 less, on average, than most clinics offering similar or lesser treatments.

Additionally, our treatments encompass a more well-rounded approach to recovery than simply administering stem cells.

We also offer financing options with Advance Care.

Are umbilical cord tissue cells safe for me?

Yes. The body’s immune system does not consider umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) as a foreign threat. It means that there is no chance for your body to reject the stem cells we administer during the treatment. We have successfully administered stem cells for treating a wide range of health conditions without any instances of rejection.

The high-quality UC-MSCs we use at Innate Healthcare for stem cell therapy in Phoenix, AZ, are also more efficient at differentiating and self-renewal than older stem cells that already exist in your body.

What are the side effects of stem cell therapy?

Adverse reactions are very rare in umbilical cord stem cell therapy overall, especially when administered properly by experienced physicians.

Mild reactions can happen, and in our experience these are mild, transient and last for only a few minutes. The majority of significant side effects reported from other clinics have come from improper use or inexperienced practitioners administering cells.

Some of the side effects we’ve seen over the years include (These have occurred in less than 1% of patients):

• Bruising/mild pain/discoloration at injection site
• Mild rash at injection site
• Palpitations
• Mild headaches
• Low grade fever
• Lightheadedness
• Nausea

When receiving joint injections there may be some pain/fullness/discomfort at the site of injection. This is common with all injections therapies and in our experience only lasts a couple minutes. Stretching and going through some physical therapy exercises relieves this nearly 100% of the time. We’ve never had a report of long-term side effects.

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