Breathing comes so naturally to most people that they never even think about it. In fact, breathing is unique in being both a conscious and unconscious activity. If people concentrate, they can control the pace of their breathing. But if someone’s not thinking about it breathing will happen unconsciously. It might seem like these offers up a huge amount of control over one’s own lungs. But talk to anyone struggling with chronic lung disease and it’s easy to wish that were true. People with lung conditions don’t really have much choice about whether they want to think about breathing or not. They’re painfully aware of every single breath. And most feel as if they’ve done everything they can to control their own body’s reaction to their condition.
However, the Lung Institute has developed a new way to help patients regain control of their lungs. The treatment actually makes use of the patient’s own body to create an effective new medicine. Behind the scenes, this is obviously a very complex procedure. But it’s quite easy for the patient. When someone comes in they’ll simply have to provide a small sample of bone marrow or blood. This sample is the crux of why the treatment can be so effective, says the PR Web. The medicine isn’t composed of foreign materials that the body will be confused by. Instead, the stem cell therapy is derived from the patient’s own body.
The fact that the material comes from the patient is the key to why it works so well. When the Lung Institute uses stem cell therapy a patient’s body will recognize the material. The patient’s body will assume that the stem cells are no different from any that were produced internally. Because the Lung Institute uses the medicine on a part of the body which supplies blood to the lungs, the stem cells will be shuttled to the perfect spot. From there the stem cells will be able to begin rebuilding damaged areas of the lungs and helping neighboring structures to fortify themselves against disease.
Obviously part of why this is so important is the fact that it removes the discomfort of a chronic condition. But it’s also important in terms of helping a patient feel like they’re not fighting their own body anymore. The Lung Institute is able to help patients use their own body to heal themselves.
For more info, please visit lunginstitute.com.