Cell Therapy To Fight Arthritis
Arthritis is a life long problem and leaves the patient with one option – total knee replacement (TKR). That is not all, elderly patients are not entirely comfortable with the idea of going under the knife owing to various reasons, including slow recuperation.
There is a solution in sight with the advent of a non-invasive sequentially programmed magnetic field (SPMF) therapy, which degenerates or regenerates cells without any side-effects and provides a cure for arthritis.
SPMF is an advanced treatment for arthritis, which affects a considerable number of people in India. Around 97 percent of arthritis is osteoarthritis which is a chronic condition that happens when the cartilage or cushion between joints breaks down, leading to pain, stiffness and swelling.
SPMF is the innovation of Indian Air Force veteran and former Head of Radio Diagnosis at the institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bengaluru, Wing Commander, Dr VG Vasishta.
After a lot of extensive research and several clinical trials, the therapy, which is pioneered and patented by him, has been used for 7,000 cases of arthritis including that of former President Pratibha Patil and around 300 cases of cancer in the last 10 years.
The treatment was earlier available only in Mumbai and Bengaluru.
There are many patients in Chennai seeking treatment and bringing this here was important, ‘said Vasishta, founder and chairman of SBF Healthcare. He started SBF Healthcare in 2006 after quitting the Indian Air Force. He has been working on alterations in cell behaviour by radio frequencies of MRI for nearly 20 years.
The device degenerates or regenerates cells through highly complex sequentially programmed magnetic fields. These are computer controlled and can be precisely focused on the target tissues with the help of laser guides. One of the main advantages is that this has no side-effects. The patient needs to follow a one-hour schedule each day over a period of 21 days. The success rate of this is 80 percent and it is most suited in the early stages of osteoarthritis,’ he said.
The cost of treatment is Rs 1.25 lakh which is an economical treatment option against the total knee replacement which comes to close to Rs 4 lakh,’ he pointed out.
We are planning to expand and there will be more centres across 20 cities in India. We are also planning ton put up centres in Italy, Turkey, South Africa and other places,’ he said.
Further, he said, SPMF therapy also promises hope for cancer patients. It has helped those who have already undergone the other treatment options available for the disease, including chemotherapy, Of the patients who came in for the therapy, 60 percent have seen an increase in longevity, 25 percent have gone back to work and a sizeable number have seen an improvement in the quality of life,’ he said.