Every 50 years or so, medicine, as an industry, seems to take a giant leap forward. For a variety of reasons (science, practice, health insurance, hospital management, market demand, etc), a seismic shift is currently taking place in medicine and how medicine is practiced – and how medicine will be practiced for the next 50 years.
For the last several decades, the concept of regenerative medicine has promised cures, and yet has remained primarily academic, with a very clear delineation between study and practice.
However, through advancing technologies and knowledge, brilliant scientists and physicians continue to show the scientific and medical communities that regenerative medicine therapies and treatments have the ability to repair, replace, rejuvenate, and even regenerate, tissue that has been damaged by injury, disease, or because of the natural aging process.
The practice of regenerative medicine capitalizes on the body’s own ability to heal itself. While this emerging field will not necessarily replace chemicals and surgery, it does offer a seismic shift in treatment options and opportunities for both patients and physicians. And somewhat ironically, this major leap forward in the practice of medicine is also a return to fundamental principles of the science of discovery and the art of medicine.
Regenerative medicine treatments are restoring the functionality of both cells and tissues and are being applied to:
- the health and wellness of both men and women
- knees, shoulders, and hips
- neurodegenerative diseases
- spinal cord injuries
- cardiovascular issues
- autoimmune diseases
- male and female sexual dysfunction
And many, many more.
Research and application focuses on the process of finding therapies and treatments that give the body what it needs to heal itself. At the very least, the process that employs regenerative medicine gives the body a fighting chance to do what it can – or should – do through natural means.
Right now, the potential of regenerative medicine treatments and therapies seems endless. The progress, however, is being stifled by short-sighted individuals and groups who believe that this can be contained in, first, “science”, and then, “medicine.” But, the world is no longer a binary
place, and many in “science” and “medicine” are trying to solve 21st Century problems with 19th Century solutions.
The world is much more complex than it used to be. And yet, physicians have become more skilled in disciplines without considering the more holistic needs of patients. The 21st Century problems of regenerative medicine can only be solved through the intersection of science, medicine, and business.
To paraphrase the vaunted philosopher-economist, F.A. Hayek,
“we don’t want to steer regenerative medicine, we want to set it free.”
In order to do that, we built a business system and advisory platform for physicians to harnesses the power of regenerative medicine through the intersection of science, medicine, and business.
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