Opioid
Addiction

Patient Improvements
Have Included

The main issue causing addiction is the erratic production of dopamine in the brain. This neurotransmitter is the one responsible for firing signals into the neurons. When the person is addicted, the drugs send false signals to these neurons and overrides them. In order to obtain the rush that the addicts feel, they will take in whatever drugs they can in order to achieve the same euphoria that they have felt before.

Stem Cells
Treating Addictions

There are studies that show stem cells and acupuncture can work together to treat addiction. Researchers have found out that acupuncture and stem cell treatment can help calm down the inflammation that occurs in the addict’s brain. They can also help sever some of the physiological triggers that could lead a person to addictive behaviour. Stem cells can also stimulate increased blood supply to the cells and promote good communication in the nervous system.

Treatment for Opioid Addictions

At Poseidonia Healthcare, one of the major advantages of a Stem Cell application for chronic conditions has been found to be a reported reduction in opioid addiction. This seems to be a result of the effective treatment received to combat conditions such as Lyme Disease or Arthritis. What surprised us, was that many of our patients who had received treatment for other afflictions had managed to significantly reduce their Opioid intake following treatment at our clinic. The improved patient tolerance to Opioid Addiction was also achieved without the usual discomfort that comes with such withdrawal.

The Pluripotent Stem Cells that are administered during treatment are renowned for assisting the body in the repair of damaged organs, therefore it was unsurprising that, with a reduction in pain experienced as sufferers of various afflictions, the need for patients to turn to pain-relieving opioids would also be reduced.  What was surprising, however, was the absence of significant withdrawal symptoms as a result. This only started to make sense when we realized how Embryonic Stem Cells balance brain functions and neurotransmitters via its unique microRNAs.

How does it all work

Opioid Tolerance results were due to the downregulation of the opioid receptor thanks to microRNAs including miRLet-7, miR-339-3p and miR-23b. The more an individual engages in opioid use, the less active each receptor becomes. This results in an increased reliance on more opioids in order to alleviate the pain experienced by the sufferer.

Embryonic Stem Cells provide a unique set of microRNAs that are missing from all other cell types. These MicroRNAs provide those suffering from chronic illnesses with a repair response in most organs so it is anticipated that they also help regulate the microRNAs of opioid receptors. Therefore, helping to restore receptors back to their normal state and therefore allowing them to balance pain without reliance on opioids.

The Opioid Reduction protocol

At Poseidonia Healthcare, we have formulated a specific protocol with the aim of assisting patients in reducing their opium intake. The protocol involves providing the patients with Pluripotent Stem Cells in combination with certain Chinese Herbs that are known for their effectiveness in pairing with receptors but provide none of the addictiveness of opioids.

The length of this treatment protocol is provided following an understanding of the individual patient’s condition, as well as their medical history.

If you are determined to reduce your Opioid Addiction or eliminate it completely then please contact us today to learn more about our treatment facility and how we can help you.

The Treatments We Offer For
Opioid Addiction

Stem Cell Therapy
Reverses Opioid Tolerance Effects

Stem Cell Therapy may be able to prevent and reverse Opioid Tolerance (OT) and Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia (OIH) — key issues faced by patients with Opioid Addiction.

The procedure has shown “remarkable anti-inflammatory properties”, lending credence to the idea that opioids could one day be prescribed without fear of abuse or addiction.

When patients develop tolerance, their response to the opioid dose is reduced, driving them to increase their dose to get the same effect. But when doses increase, so does the prevalence of adverse effects. This is how people get in trouble, using high doses.

Stem Cell therapy rapidly reverses its clinical effects by about 70% to 80% after it reached full development. Its reversal of OIH implies an ability to allow pain treatment patients to feel a more realistic rate of pain, diminishing the need for opioids.

Patients also become more susceptible to lethal respiratory issues at greater dosage rates.

Patients with OIH tend to seek more opioids to treat increased pain, leading to a spiral of vicious cycles and deterioration of pain control. These facts underscore the need to find new solutions for OT and OIH, as part of a national effort to combat chronic pain as a public health issue and the opioid epidemic as a national crisis.

Stem Cell Therapy is emerging as an innovative, safe, and efficacious therapy for Opioid Addiction, OT and OIH, It has enormous potential to profoundly impact clinical practice and improve opioid addiction and safety.

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Opioid Tolerance Versus OIH

Opioid analgesics are commonly used to manage moderate to severe pain. However, the long-term use of opioids could lead to Opioid Tolerance (OT) and Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia (OIH).

Distinguishing OIH from OT would impact the practice of opioid therapy because opioid dose adjustment may differentially influence OT and OIH.

Opioid Addicition Hyperalgesia
Dr Smith

Opioids are invaluable in the treatment of moderate-to-severe pain. Unfortunately, their prolonged use may be associated with the onset of Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia (OIH).

Improvements in paradoxical pain intensity upon discontinuation of Opioid Therapy suggests that a multidisciplinary method of pain relief is favoured for chronic-pain patients. Quantitative-sensory testing of pain is offered as the most appropriate way of diagnosing hyperalgesia.

Complications of Opioid

Opioids have been and continue to be used for the treatment of chronic pain. Evidence supports the notion that opioids can be safely administered in patients with chronic pain without the development of addiction or chemical dependency.

However, over the past several years, concerns have arisen with respect to the administration of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain, particularly non-cancer pain.

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