FUNCTIONAL MODULATION PHASE:
Cell functions are restored in 3 levels:
- Restoration of energy functions
- Restoration of biochemical functions
- Restoration of neuroendocrine functions
The main tool in this phase is the use of HOMEOPATHY and nutrients with curative capacity (NUTRACEUTICAL FOODS) in an alkaline diet.
The main objective in this phase of restoration of basic functions is to give the cell its capacity to take control in the healing process. And this healing is in BODY-MIND-SPIRIT.
In this phase we continue to maintain, in most cases, conventional medicines in addition to associating homeopathy, nutraceutical foods and other drugs of biological origin. For example: in the process of intestinal cleansing completed the drainage phase, Pre-biotic, bio-biotic and pro-biotics are used to restore intestinal flora.
Another example is when the person has dysfunction of the thyroid gland, once the drainage phase is completed, phytonutrients and nutraceutical drugs are used that improve the sensitivity of the receptors to release the hormone properly.
In this phase the diet plays a fundamental role, that is why the person is valorda by a specialist in nutrition and dietetics as part of the management plan.
Our body has the ability to REGENERATE damaged cells! ... and this is different than REPAIR!
But man has been losing this ability as the cell becomes contaminated! ... then the process is no longer of regeneration but of repair!
In 1961 before the discovery of stem cells by Till and McCulloch, the concept of "Cell Therapy" arose, which involves introducing or inducing the proliferation of pluri-potential stem cells inside or outside the organism and they restore or regenerate the damaged cells .
A stem cell is a non-differentiated pluri-potential cell that has the ability to become cells of different types thus forming distinct structures or tissues. Stem cells differ according to their differentiation potential:
- Toti-potential stem cells: capable of producing embryonic and extra-embryonic tissue
- Pluri-Potential Stem Cells: They have the ability to differentiate into tissues from any of the three embryonic layers.
- Multi-potential stem cells: They are able to differentiate into different types of cells from the same embryonic layer.
It appears that the mechanism by which stem cells act is:
- Cell fusion
- Activation of local stem cells
- Proliferation of local cardiomyocytes
- By paracrine effects
- More than one of these mechanisms of action are likely to be implemented.
Due to soluble molecules and cytokines that act specifically as growth factors, cellular trans-differentiation, cell fusion or an autocrine or paracrine effect is achieved. Cells residing through release or contact factors then stimulate the transplanted cells to trans-differentiate into the surrounding resident cell type and thus allow their integration into the affected tissue.
But it is also believed that these stimuli induce a cellular fusion between the resident cells and the transplanted cells, creating new cells with functional characteristics identical to the resident cells thus achieving tissue regeneration.
In these processes the cytokines present in the transplanted cells are of particular importance that also stimulate the resident cells, allowing:
1- Differentiation of damaged tissue cells.
2 - Settling of the implanted cells which emit new signals that attract more stem cells or progenitors that end up participating in the regeneration process.
3- Release of water-soluble molecules with autocrine and paracrine effects.
4- Maintain self-renewal, proliferation and functions of resident cells.
5- Exercise an anti-inflammatory effect.
6- Inhibit apoptosis.
7- Stimulate angiogenesis.
8- Stimulate and protect healthy cells
Cell therapy is intended to regenerate destroyed or damaged tissues and induce hematopoiesis, angiogenesis, myogenesis and neurogenesis and in some cases carry therapeutic genes to treat some mono gene diseases.