Stem Cells — The Building Blocks for Healing
From Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel
When cells present in tissues and organs become infected or injured, they can inhibit natural recovery. Stem cell therapy works by introducing stem cells into the body to help promote the natural repair processes. Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD, founder of Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine, uses stem cell therapy to treat many conditions, from chronic degenerative musculosketal diseases, to back pain and arthritis — even hair loss.
A stem cell, by definition, can go through numerous cycles of cell division while maintaining an undifferentiated state. When introduced into a damaged part of the body, they can regenerate into the specific cells and tissues needed to help in the recovery process and empower the body to heal itself. Each person contains somatic stem cells that are undiffer-entiated cells that divide to replenish dying cells and regenerate damaged tissues. These cells are found in adults as well as chil-dren. Because adult stem cells can be harvested from a patient, their therapeutic potential is incredible. This therapy is readily available and has been shown to provide healing support across many modalities. The procedure is minimally invasive with little to no downtime.
Dr. Smigel also offers allogenic umbilical cord stem cell therapy. This therapy requires no surgery or harvest and it has shown promising results for support and repair of osteoarthritis, cartilage and intervertebral discs and neurodegenerative repair.
Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel has two offices (in Honolulu and Hilo) specializing in the nonsur-gical treatment of musculosketal injuries and chronic pain. Anyone interested in learning more about how stem cell therapy could help them can contact Dr. Maniquis-Smigel to learn more.
Locations: 928 Nuuanu Ave. #210, Honolulu, and 136A Uluani St, Hilo. For more information, call 808-933-3444 or visit Prolo-Hawaii.com.
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