Autism is better known these days as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and it is a large, sprawling, very complex condition that, unfortunately, currently has no known cure. The exact causes of ASD are, even to this day, not fully understood, although it is known that genetic, pre-natal and even post-natal factors may be involved in the formation of the condition in children.
Because of the complexity of ASD, many different treatments exist to address and manage some of the symptoms. While behavioral therapy has proven effective at treating some symptoms, it is not a cure-all for every symptom. Some symptoms, for example, require taking antipsychotic medication. Others, however, may respond to stem cell therapy, and this is where the Mardaleishvili Medical Clinic may be useful to some people looking for other treatment alternatives.
What Is The Mardaleishvili Medical Clinic?
The Mardaleishvili Medical Clinic was started in 1995, and originally was focused on oncological treatment, that is, the treatment of tumors, most often caused by cancer. Because cancer currently has no known cure, the treatment and management of symptoms like tumors and other growths is one that is still in heavy demand throughout the world.
The Mardaleishvili Medical Clinic answered the call with experienced doctors who were dedicated to the idea that helping people cope with their tumors was an important goal. However, as time passed, and the doctors and staff at the clinic constantly stayed informed of new and promising forms of treatment, a new department for treating nervous disorders opened, and one of the primary focuses of this department was children. In time, a focus on ASD began, as there was some overlap between what the clinic was doing in cancer research and treatment, and how some approaches to treating ASD were taking shape in other parts of the world, like the USA.
Based In Eastern Europe
The Mardaleishvili Medical Clinic is located in Georgia, in the capital of the country, Tbilisi. Georgia is east of Turkey and sits in a region once known as a “Eurasia,” because it was often considered the gateway between Europe and Asia when overland trading routes were more involved and treacherous for long journeys.
These days, however, Georgia’s history as a gateway nation, while interesting to tourists and admirers of history, is not the only thing this nation is known for. Georgia is now a progressive and modern country. So while travelers can come to the country, and the city Tbilisi and enjoy the culture, history, museums, and relics that are part of the country’s past, there are also modern businesses, an advanced digital infrastructure, fine dining, clubs, and other modern-day amenities that any 21st century city can offer.
One of the more unique draws of Georgia and one of the reasons why the Mardaleishvili Medical Clinic is based here is the more progressive stance on medical sciences. Georgia has embraced what medical technology can bring to people, and as a result, has very open policies on different medical techniques, such as compensated surrogate motherhood protocol and the use of stem cell therapy for treating ASD.
This more progressive stance, however, doesn’t compromise on quality medical care. Georgian doctors still study and graduate from some of the best medical schools in the world, and, upon returning, use modern equipment at high health and safety standards. They also stay “in the loop,” looking at the most promising news and techniques emerging in medical science, which is one reason why the Mardaleishvili Medical Clinic offers stem cell therapy for ASD treatment.
Not Yet Regulated
Stem cell therapy is a very well-established form of medical treatment. It requires the harvesting of stem cells and transplanting them into a patient, usually in a specific part of the body, depending on the nature of the treatment.
What makes stem cells so special is that they can “reprogram” themselves to become any cell in the human body, even cells that normally don’t reproduce in large numbers like heart or liver cells. Stem cell therapy has risen to prominence as one of the most effective ways to fight a type of blood cancer known as leukemia. In the United States, stem cell therapy is widely regarded as one of the best ways to permanently address leukemia, which is why it is such a well-regarded treatment.
However, stem cell therapy, at least in the USA, is still only legally allowed for use in hospitals in clinics with leukemia and no other conditions. Research into stem cell therapy with other ailments, such as spinal injuries resulting in paralysis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, and, of course, ASD are all promising, but the Food & Drug Administration in the USA is, for the moment, unwilling to allow stem cell therapy in these areas for anything other than research trials.
In other parts of the world, however, including Georgia, preliminary treatments with stem cell therapy for ASD have shown promising results and this one reason why the Mardaleishvili Medical Clinic offers the treatment to both locals and international visitors.