Regenerative Medicine

What is Regenerative Medicine?

  • A field of medical, integrative medical, psychological, and social tools to create a sense of healing, youthful responses, and positive outlook.
  • Most commonly referred to for medical and cosmetic issues.

Psycho-Social Aspects

  • Response to situations
  • Response to Illness
  • Response to environmental stressors

Turning a response into a reaction to either gain a new perspective or to grow from, and move forward

  • EMDR
  • Meditation
  • Thai Chi
  • Other Movement therapies
  • Vagal Nerve stimulation/transcranial stimulation
  • Many others

Integrative Medicine

  • Gut activity and stress response
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Neurotransmitter changes
  • Systemic allergies and sensitivities
  • Environmental exposures
  • Many other fields
  • Optimizing the body’s performance
  • Using supplementation/herbal/homeopathic 
  • Energy Medicine 
  • Acupuncture 
  • Manual Therapies 
  • Many more

Medical Thoughts

  • To slow the aging process
  • To improve the condition of injured and aging tissue
  • To improve the function of a person
  • To improve the outlook of a person in life
  • To avoid risky surgeries and other risks of more invasive treatments

Medial Approaches

  • Therapies
  • Medications
  • Supplements
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Injections
  • Shock wave Therapy


  • Electrotherapy
  • Manual
  • Ultrasound
  • Exercises/stretching


  • Hyaluronic Acid
    • Helps Joints to maintain spaces and reduce wear and tear
    • Helps tissues retain strength, fullness and resilience
    • Helps to keep tissues healthier
  • Steroids are not generally thought to be Regenerative
  • Decreases inflammation for a severe case 
  • Repeated or large doses cause more aging and tissue thinning; breakdown and more integrity problems
  • Trigger Point Injections
    • Generally comprised of a numbing medication and various other medications; 
    • B-12 
    • Toradol 
    • Homeopathics 
    • Other products
  • Platelet Rich Plasma
    • Autograft 
    • Leukocyte Rich 
    • Leukocyte Poor 
    • A4M 
    • Different preparations
  • PRP
    • Growth factors
    • Progenitor cells ; MSC 
    • Amount decreases with age 
    • Nutrient rich 
    • Promotes a healing response
  • Bone Marrow or Fat Aspirate
    • A true source of functional MSC 
    • Comes from the patient’s own body or blood matched donor 
    • Used in many types of surgical and injection therapies 
    • Extractions can be painful or uncomfortable

Allograft Use

  • Typically from a tissue bank that has been ethically and medically inspected an cleared
  • Donations by mothers who have delivered a healthy baby of the afterbirth products that had been discarded in years past. 
  • Umbilical Cord Blood, Uterine lining, placental lining, Wharton’s Jelly 
  • Contain Growth factors to stimulate a Stem Cell response. Many formulations may not have active live Stem Cell populations.


  • Mayo clinic did most initial research
  • Many brands now;  only counting “cells” but not cell types or sources?
  • “Worker Bees” of the stem cell cascade.  No actual stem cells in them; not differentiated; so still require a stem cell base in the body to know what to do and where to go.

When it helps

  • Arthritic joints
  • Tendon/ligaments issues
  • Muscle pain
  • Spinal issues
  • Faster recovery from other modalities; conditions

When Not to do it

  • Malignancy
  • Infection
  • When surgery is absolutely indicated
  • Injection precautions
  • Performing person is not properly trained
  • Facility doesn’t have resources or certification

Cosmetic uses

  • Fillers
  • Microneedle techniques
  • Wound care/scars
  • Eyes and other areas

What to know

  • Many research projects are actively being done and showing more and more positive uses in many ways
  • May not be FDA approved and procedure requires a hold harmless
  • New legislation coming in November 2020; many companies have already closed or moved to different products
  • Do your homework and always get a second opinion or consider a consultant
  • Insurance may cover some of the procedures at this time, so should not be pressured into an expensive cash pay procedure 
  • Some injections require significant training and should only be done by properly trained physicians 
  • Some injections require a specific facility or equipment used.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "I have been seeing Dr. Farrell for about 1 year, my case is different than most patients. I have been to many different doctors along the way, and I can say that Dr. Farrell has helped me more than anyone before her. I am in constant pain, and I feel through time and patience, she has figured out a stream of medications thru pain management that helps me function day to day. Everyone in the office is very nice, helpful and overall office visits are pleasant."
    Robert C. - Tempe, AZ
  • "I have been to many doctors before coming to Dr. Farrell. I was suffering with pain for months. Dr Farrell monitors me and makes sure to follow up on any changes. I believe she can help anyone if they want it. She listens and she cares. Emotionally and physically she is and will continue to be my doctor and I trust her totally. Her office staff will help you with your Insurance and will do everything they can to help you get into either of her offices, she wouldn’t have it any other way."
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