NK Cells: The Cancer Therapy
What is the immune system?
The Immune system protects the body from bacteria, Viruses, Parasites, allergens and cancerous cells. Without the immune system, your body will be vulnerable to diseases. The most important component of the immune system is the white blood cells that are spread out across the body to detect and eliminate infections.
NK Cells’ role in the immune system
Natural killer (NK) Cells are a type of white blood cells that act as the front line of defense against invading viruses and basteria. NK cells respond quickly to infections and area ble to distinguish good cells from abnormal ones. This is why NK cells are 100 times more effective in fighting against cancer than other white blood cells.
People who have low NK cells are likely to succumb to sickness than people with high NK cells. Their immune system is weak, inefficient, and unable to protact the body from bacteria and cancerous cells.
How to count and measure the effectiveness of NK Cells
Flow cytometry is one of the fastest and most accurate methods to detect and measure the characteristics and effectiveness of NK cells. The test involves using special reagents to dilute blood cells. These blood cells are passed through a flow cells, irradiated by laser, and thoroughly analyzed.
Flow cytometry is a laser-based method to count and analyze the size, shape, and caracteristics of cells. A cell population is suspended in a clear saline solution, and then funneled through a nozzle that forges a single-cell stream. The population then flows pas the laser one cell at a time. This helps ensure that every cell is analyzed independently.
Microflyorometry (Calcein-AM Cytotoxicity Assay)
Microfluorimetry is a technique that measures the effectiveness of NK cells based on the number of cancer cells destroyed within a specified amount a time. Cancer cells are put together with NK cells in a laboratory with real-time surveillance. The number of cancer cells that were eliminated within four hours will be used to measure the effectiveness of NK cells.
How to interpret results
Lower than the reference value
– The patient has cancer or has a high risk of developing cancer.
– The patient leads an unhealthy lifestyle, such as being constantly under stress, smoking, and drinking alcohol.
– The patient has poor eating habits and is overweight or underweight
– The patient has been receiving certain medications, such as chemotherapy or immunosuppressant drugs.
Equal the reference value
– The immune system is functioning properly
Higher than the reference value
– The immune system is overactive, which could be the result of an infection
– If your NK cells are lower or higher than the reference value, you should consult a doctor to avoid undersirable diseases.
– If your NK cells are lower than the reference value, there’s a procedure to inject NK cells directly into your body.
– If your NK cells are close to the reference value, you can consult a doctor too learn how to maintain your NK cells in the long run.
– Take a health evaluation test once every 4-6 weeks if you have any of the above
What to do when you have low, inefficient NK Cells
There are many ways to increase the number of NK cells in the body:
1. Change your lifestyle for the better.
– Eat healthy, nutritious food, especially vegetables, lean meat, and soy milk
– Stop smoking and drinking alcohol
– Exercise regularly
– Sleep at least seven hours
– Take supplementary pills that enhance the effectiveness of NK cells
These are meant to be guidelines and results may vary from one person to another.
2. Inject NK cells directly into the body
NK cells can be extracted from the body and cultivated in a lab. The process usually takes no longer than two weeks, after which the NK cells will be ready to be injected back into the body through the bloodstream. The procedure is safer and more effective than trying to increase NK cells by modifying your lifestyle.
Although NK Cell cultivation is much more affordable these days, there are some factors that you need to consider before the procedure. You should entrust the procedure to experienced, certified specialists to ensure the cultivated NK cells are safe and have high quality, Zen Clinic partner Laboratory is a specialist in this feild and is ISO certified meeting GMP standards.
How to cultivate and increase the number of NK cells
1. Day 1 – Pre – Screening: Evaluate the patient’s NK cells prior to treatment
2. Day 7 – Blood Drawing: PRepare the patient’s blood to be used for NK cells cultivation (This takes 2 weeks).
3. Day 9 – Vitamin drip to increase immune system, HBOT, Colon Detox
4. Day 11 – Body Scrub
5. Day 14 – Vitamin drip to increase immune system, HBOT
6. Day 16 – Therapeutic Massage
7. Day 3 to 16 – NK culture: Increase the quantity and quality of NK cells
8. Day 21 – NK treatment I: Inject NK cells back into the body/HBOT
9. Day 23 – Vitamin drip to increase immuse system, HBOT Clono Detox
10. Day 35 – NK Treatment II: Inject NK cells back into the body
11. Day 39 – Vitamin drip to increase immune system, HBOT
12. Day 49 – NK Treatment III: Inject NK cells back into the body
Patient is required to be in Thailand for maximum 60 days to facilitate 3 seeions of this form of therapy Please Note: Depending on Blood Results some patients may not reuire three sessions, however the time frame between each infusion is 14 days minimum.
Who Should Be Concerned about NK Cells
NK cells are a matter of concern for people who:
– Have family members diagnosed with cancer
– Are suffering from infections and health issues
– Have chronic diseases such as liver disease, kidney dieasese. and diabetes
– Have chronic hepatitis from viruses
– Have cancer and is undergoing treatment
– Have an unhealthy lifestyle, such as not exercising, smoking, and drinking alcohol
– Have malnutrition from bad food choices.
– Want to learn morea bout the quantity and quality of their NK cells for preventive purposes
NK cells is an effective treatment for a variety of disease
– Ovarian Cancer
– Breast Cancer (HER-2 +ve)
– Prostrate Cancer
Non- Cancer Symptoms
– Viral Infection
– Autoimmune Disease
– Type I Disabetes
Who is qualified for NK Cell Therapy
One must first remember that NK cell therapy is the best used when Cancer was early detected. For Example in stage one or two.
Secondly the blood Test (Immune profile) needs to be taken atleast two weeks after the final chemotherapy, surgery or radiation treatment, this is to give time for the your own immune system (NK Cells) to regenerate.
The test to determine that your body has the suffiecient NK cell for the therapy takes seven days for the results.
After the immune profile result qualifies that your are capable to do the NK treatment, We then collect your blood to harvest and develop the NK cell that will be used for the threapy in our partner ISO certified Laboratory. This process takes 14 days.
After the development of the cells, the cell would be infusion intravenously to begin its job. The therapy requires four or six sessions (2 weeks interval between each session) in order to have optimum effect.
At 14 days after of the final treatments, blood will be drawn to run a cell count to determine the progress of the therapy, the total length of time of the Therapy is 11 to 15 weeks.
Because the NK cell therapy is cultivated from the patients own blood, there is no donor cell required, intern making this a safe and reliable treatment. One should not expect NK cell cure cancer, however it is a key feature and enhance remission and/or slow down the progression of cancers.
If the cancer is in the final stage and chemo threapy is no longer viable. then there is a opportunity that NK cell therapy may possible expand time and enhance quality of life.