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Human Cellular Tissue Products (HCT/P)

For further questions, please contact our office at (602) 439-0000.

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What are HCT/P?

Structural tissue provides physical support, structure, or strength to other tissues in the body. Structural tissue products are minimally manipulated to maintain their original characteristics for tissue support such as tissue compressibility, repair, and joint cushioning, flexibility, and lubrication.

How Do HCT/P Help Me?

These tissue products contain a rich mix of biomolecules naturally occurring in extracellular matrix such as collagen fibers, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, as well as signaling molecules like growth factors and cytokines. Together these products support repair, cushioning, flexibility, and mechanical activity.

Type of HCT/P Used?

We only utilize structural tissue products derived from the umbilical cord and amniotic membrane. These human birth structural tissues have been shown to contain a much higher concentration of long-chain hyaluronic acid and growth factors, among others.

Source of HCT/P?

We only use human cellular tissue products (HCT/P) minimally processed from ethically donated birth tissue at a state of the art ISO Class 3 laboratory facility following FDA tissue guidelines, current good manufacturing practice (cGMP), and current good tissue practice (cGTP). Batches are extensively tested for authenticity by our HCT/P provider.

Human Cell and Tissue Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our most frequently asked questions

To find out if you are a candidate for for our naturopathic procedures please fill out the initial contact form or give us a call at (602) 439-0000. We will send you a more detailed medical information form and review your records as a team to discuss your case and decide if you may benefit from the procedure.
We do not approve anyone with active cancer for HCT/P therapies. We will evaluate each patient on an individual basis to decide if this therapy is right for you.
Unfortunately, most human cellular tissue-based therapies are not yet FDA approved nor are they covered by insurance.
Our clinic can often address many issues simultaneously. The extensive experience of our staff with naturopathic medicine along with the properties of structural tissue products may provide a unique opportunity to address many issues at once.
There have been numerous clinical trials and thousands of cellular-based therapies worldwide which have shown these to be safe and effective procedures. In our experience with more than 4100 patients, we have never had a serious adverse event occur.
Everyone’s journey is different. Most patients notice improvements within 4-12 weeks after the initial therapy with the potential for continued healing up to one year following the procedure.
Depending on the individual patient and their condition being addressed, patients may experience long term relief lasting up to several years.
Side effects from structural tissue product therapy is generally considered minor. These can include redness/rash, itching, swelling, bruising, nausea, soreness at the injection site, etc. In over 4100 structural tissue product procedures we have never had a serious adverse event occur.
FDA Regulations Regarding Human Cell & Tissue Product Therapies

While HCT/P products may contain live cells, we do not claim that they have a systemic effect nor is the therapy dependent on the metabolic activity of living cells for its primary function. To learn more about FDA Regulations, please visit the following link: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=1271