The Lung Institute was founded in 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ. Currently, there are branches in Pittsburgh, Tampa, Nashville, Dallas and the headquarters in Scottsdale. The institute’s mission is to bring stem cell therapy to the forefront of the healing process for patients with chronic lung illness.
Stem cell therapy uses the body’s natural healing mechanism to help to regrow damaged cells and tissue. To date, the institute works with patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and pulmonary fibrosis. The treatment is minimally invasive and causes little to no pain to the patient.
The technology to use stem cells to help the body heal isn’t a new one. Bone marrow transplants have been being performed for over 30 years to treat patients with leukemia and lymphoma and remains the most common of the treatments. Bone marrow transplants help to rebuild the damage done by chemotherapy.
IN a report by hawaiinewsnow.com, Canada has approved the use of Prochymal, a type of stem cell therapy for graft vs. host disease in children who aren’t able to benefit from steroids. The FDA has also approved five different therapies that take blood from the umbilical cord to aid in the treatment of blood and immunological diseases.
The Lung Institute offers free seminars, and offers literature to patients to help them better understand stem cell therapy and what to expect should they decide to undergo treatment. According to PR Web, the institute also offers a free consultation, allowing patients to know whether the process will help them. The Lung Institute is using the latest technology to make life better for those who have various lung disorders. The treatment has been shown to afford patients the ability to enjoy their lives more, and give them hope for a better life going forward.