Research has proven that stem cell therapy can be useful in treating and correcting the symptoms of autism in patients that are diagnosed of autism. This treatment follows the science of “cells activators” which enables the stem cell to boost the patients’ human stem cells which will then trigger brain development, and then the child’s body does its own work to repair damaged cells naturally. When autism is diagnosed, it means that areas of the brain regulating memory, concentration, attention, speech are damaged. The main goal of stem cell therapy is to help to repair, regenerate, rejuvenate and renew or create new healthy cells.
Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interactions (communication), mood alterations, repetitive behavior, along with metabolic, immune and digestive issues, sleep disorders, learning disabilities, as well as problems with memory, thinking and speech. Another form of autism is autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Autism is assumed to be a congenital disorder caused by impaired information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells connect and organize. This disorder cannot be completely eliminated by conventional therapies. The conservative treatment of these pathologies includes both educational interventions and medical management. More than half of children diagnosed with autism are prescribed psychoactive drugs or anticonvulsants.
Conventional treatment also includes social skills training, early intensive behavioral therapy, applied behavior analysis (ABA therapy), speech therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and possibly even hormone therapy. But the matter is that the conventional drugs that are prescribed in autism only smooth out the specific symptoms, targeting only one or two of them, while causing unwanted side effects that can be problematic for both the child as well as their caregivers.
Treating autism with stem cells offers an entirely new tool for parents and patients to explore. The prospective approach is based on the unique capacity of stem cells to positively influence the immune system and metabolism, as well as their ability to restore damaged cells and tissues. This treatment favorable affects every organ and system of the body, including the brain.
Stem cell treatment improves blood and oxygen flow in the brain (improved perfusion) and stimulates the replacement of damaged neurons and the formation of the new blood vessels. Injected stem cells also stimulate the multiplication of cells of damaged tissue, which in the case of autism results in white matter restoration and, consequently, in subsidence of neurologic symptoms and improved intellectual capacity .
Autism is also accompanied by a decrease in immunity, so the capability of mesenchymal stem cells to improve the immune system and terminate inflammation throughout the body is beneficial too. Stem cells are able to produce anti-inflammatory cytokines, which are special protein molecules involved in modulating the immune system .