Regenerative Lung Cell Treatment for COPD Emphysema Atelectasis

UPDATED February 05, 2019 – COPD, is short for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  COPD is progressive illness that makes it very difficult to breathe properly. “Progressive” means that the disease gets worse with time. One of the most common symptoms with this condition is heavy coughing. Coughing produces a lot of mucus (slimy substance produced by body) causing chest tightness,wheezing and shortness of breath.

Diagnosing Lung Disease – VDO

Cigarette smoking is generally regarded as one of the main triggers for Bronchiectasis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disorders. Most people suffering from COPD are also usually smokers. Long-term exposure to large amounts of lung irritants such as air pollution, smoke, dust,chemical fumes are also big contributors to people being diagnosed with this disease. To better understand COPD, its beneficial to know about the function of the lungs and how the breathing processes take place . The air coming in through the mouth goes straight to your windpipe, then to the bronchial tubes inside the lungs. Inside your lungs, there are also many other smaller, thinner tubes that branch out from the bronchial tubes called bronchioles.(25937817)

The bronchioles are directly connected as a bunch of small round air sacs called the alveoli. The tiny blood vessels known as capillaries run inside the walls of the alveoli.As soon as air goes to the alveoli, the oxygen in the air goes through the air sac wall then into the blood through the capillaries. At the same time, the carbon dioxide waste gas goes into the air sacs coming from the capillaries. This procedure is known as a gas exchange.(22352751)


The air sacs and the airways are quite flexible or elastic by nature. Every time you breathe the air sacs fill up like a little balloons. Whenever you breathe out, the opposite happens, the alveoli then deflates and air goes out.

Stem Cell Therapy for Lung Disease Emphysema

Diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD) and Emphysema are types of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that displays abnormal and permanently enlarged in the terminal bronchioles of the lungs. Emphysema and dyspnea usually occurs in patients with chronic bronchitis and obstructive pulmonary and respiratory problems. It is very rare for patients to be diagnosed with pure emphysema ( without displaying other symptoms ) unless its related to hereditary/genetic abnormalities. Most patients we treat at the Regen Lung Center have a combination of bronchitis, emphysema or cardiometabolic diseases caused impairment of the airways. This combination of the symptoms (dyspnea) are causally referred to as COPD or COLD (chronic obstructive lung disease).

There are 3 primary type of Emphysema including:

  1. Centriacinar emphysema begins in the patient’s respiratory bronchioles and then begins to spreads in the upper half area of the lungs. This type of emphysema is usually caused by long-term tobacco/cigarette smoking.
  2. Panacinar emphysema is primarily found in the lower regions of the lungs and tends to destroy the alveolar tissue that causes wheezing. This type of lung disease is commonly found in patients displaying a deficiency with alpha-1 antitrypsin and is a genetic/hereditary disease and often seen in patients with end stage emphysema.
  3. Paraseptal emphysema is caused in and around the pleura or septae of the lungs. This type of disease is mostly associated with chronic inflammatory conditions that occur after any type of lung infection and dyspnea
Stage of Lung DiseaseFEV1/FVC – Tiffeneau-Pinelli Index
Stage I = MildMore than or equal to 80%
Stage II = ModerateLess than 80%, More than 50%
Stage III – SevereLess Than 50%, More than 30%
Stage IV – Very SevereLess than 30%, Less than 50% Respiratory Failure

Stem Cells for COPD – Lung Regeneration Therapy

copd-therapy-stem-cells-thailandWith COPD, there is much less air flows in and out of the airways. The restrictive lung disease symptoms are due to one or more of the following reasons:

  • Airways and air sacs shed their elastic abilities due to an underlying medical condition
  • The walls between the air sacs or the alveoli are damaged or destroyed
  • The walls inside the airways become inflamed and too thick for gas exchange
  • Too much mucus is produced by the airways which causes it to clog the airways


Please Note that this NEW COPD and atelectasis treatment requires Enhanced Stem Cells for Mild-Moderate cases of Emphysema and Lung failure. Cell transplants and bioengineered therapies are not appropriate for all candidates. Patients with multiple underlying conditions, Stage 4 emphysema or travel restrictions due to need for constant Oxygen tanks might not be ideal candidates for the 2-3 week treatment protocol. Please contact us for details

Latest Treatment for COPD Lung Tissue – Repair & Restore Function

Stem cells are recognized as the building blocks of biology due to their incredible regenerative properties. These totipotent cells help with the natural development of human tissues and blood cells. In COPD Stem Cell Treatment, the destroyed lung tissues and cells causing the various types of complications are targeted for regeneration of signalling pathways needed for lung repair.


Using lab enhanced stem cells allows our doctors to target specific regions to slow/stop the spread of the disease, eliminate bronchitis and reduce inflammation (in alveoli pathway) to allow natural healing of the previously damaged cells through a function known as immunomodulation making it the best treatment for COPD. The goal of our lung stem cell treatment for COPD and other lung diseases such as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), bronchiectasis, Atelectasis and Emphysema is to help create the optimal environment for angiogenesis to build new capillaries in the lungs which leads to tissue repair and significantly better lung function.(25834280)

Interstitial lung disease pose a significant challenge for pulmonologists and lung bioengineering. Disease such as asthma, Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD,Cystic fibrosis, Emphysema, Atelectasis & hyaline membrane disease are just some of diseases that can be managed effectively via lung stem cell therapies. Due to the complexity and locations of the diseased regions it has always been very difficult to effectively deliver cell therapeutic agents. The Regeneration Center has developed a unique and effective combination delivery method to target the diseased tissue from multiple vectors (depending on the patient’s needs) including guided radiography (when necessary), Intravenous, direct injection, Intrathecally and now for the first time via Intranasal inhalation stem cell therapy for a painless and effective delivery of endogenous lung progenitor cells, lung epithelial stem cells to both the airway and vascular system of the lungs to better organize pulmonary structures for functional improvements of Lung parenchymal damage.

Is Lung Regeneration the Best Treatment for COPD?

Lung Cell Replacement Therapy – Overview

Number of Treatment Sessions For COPD & Emphysema: 2-8 Infusions of Exogenous Pulmonary Stem Cells (MSC+) per Treatment  (Multiple stages may be required depending on severity of airflow obstruction) (26797607)

Type of Stem Cells Used – Can COPD be Cured?  Most patients with mild to moderate Pulmonary disease require a combination therapy consisting of endogenous lung epithelial cells,native lung progenitors cells and pulmonary alveolar epithelial cells needed for tracheal regeneration. For elderly patients or candidates with progressive respiratory diseases, end stage copd symptoms, bullous lung disease, Popcorn Lung (Bronchiolitis Obliterans) disease, copd complications, chronic respiratory system inflammation and/or structural alveolar degeneration will require a more aggressive combination treatment protocol requiring 2-3 weeks in total. All our lung epithelial cells are screened and certified for strength and sterility documentation of using good cellular manufacturing processes at time of treatment. The Regen Center Lung disease treatment does not require invasive surgeries and the cells are delivered painlessly using a combination of Intranasal inhalation,Guided CT Scanners / Ultrasounds (when necessary) through an IV “Intravenous” Drip and/or Intrathecally depending on the patients needs.(23648014)

Pulmonary Rehabilitation After Treatment (Optional): Pulmonary Rehabilitation is available at Bumrungrad international hospital or Bangkok Hospital depending on the patient’s travel limitations and timing constraints. A dedicated lung rehabilitation specialist will be available upon request for 2-5 hours per day and up to 6 days per week.  Medical visas and accommodations for extended stay with nebulizer for the patient can also be provided upon special request.

Total Treatment Length : The COPD Lung Cell Replacement therapy is an intensive multistage course and will require an estimated 14-21 nights in Bangkok (depending on the severity/spread of the underlying disease)


Regeneration Center has developed a next-generation therapeutic delivery method to target pulmonary diseases from multiple vectors (depending on the patients needs) including guided radiography (when necessary), Intravenous, direct injection, Intrathecally and now for the first time via Intranasal inhalation stem cell therapy for a painless and effective delivery of endogenous lung progenitor cells, Lung epithelial stem cells to both the airway and vascular system of the lungs.

Cost for Treating COPD w/ MSC Stem Cells

Due to the varying degrees of lung damage our pulmonary specialists will need to review the patient’s medical records to better understand his/her needs. A full treatment plan will be provided upon qualification and the entire treatment will require a minimum of 2-3 weeks in Bangkok to complete. Learn more about COPD clinical trials around the world. To learn more about our unique lung cell therapy or to begin the copd stem cell treatment review process please prepare your recent pulmonary tests and medical records (MRI or Chest CT Scans) and contact us today.

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    • Support Team
      Hello Mr Johnson, Thank you for contacting us about treatment for COPD. The lung disease treatment we offer can take 2-3 weeks in total and we have emailed you more information to the contact information you provided.
  • I have COPD for 3 years. My first symptoms were dry cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath. My first chest x-ray only showed bronchitis. Finally I went to a pulmonologist and was diagnosed with COPD. I have tried everything from Bronchodilators, Corticosteroids to most recently Spiriva, Symbicort, Advair but it either does not work or the side effects have been too much for me to handle. I have been reading alot about stem cells and want to know if can atleast help stop the disease without all these terrible side effects. Have all my tests you can see. Please contact me
  • Hi,My father has been diagnosed with ILD, plumonary fibrosis. He is a 70 year old man but very active. Does not require oxygen as of now. Please contact me via email so that we can discuss his reports and cost of the treatment.
  • I've had emphysema for 4 years and need something! How much does treatment for emphysema cost?
  • Hi, im from indonesia.My mom got copd and i see this website. So i would like to know how much it will cost for the treatment? Thanks
  • I am from Malaysia. Would like to enquire how much does it cost in avearage for a stem cell treatment for COPD? And how long is needed for the entire procedure
  • Is this treatment for RADS Reactive Airways Disfunction Sindrome.I have the condition from working in mines severly affecting me,
  • 30 years smoker but quit smoking 13 years ago. I was just diagnosed with stage 2 COPD four months ago. I tried some herbal medication from South Africa a few months ago but it made my condition much worse and i was hospitalized due to a reaction to the medications i took. My background as a nutritional therapist also hasnt helpd me much. I tried to improve oxygenation and CO2 elimination but i feel im not getting anywhere. The Disease has progressed pretty rapidly after my last herbal treatment so i really need a better long term solution to stop the rate of my declining health. Please send me information like costs and time. I can mail you my recent tests and diagnosis.
  • I was diagnosed of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in 2012 at the age of 63. I had been a pretty heavy smoker since i was 19. my symptoms started out with dry cough and shortness of breath, i ended up in the hospital, on a ventilator 3 months ago and since then have been looking at all my options. My lungs have gotten significantly worse over the last year and i have all recent test results i can send. Please help me.
  • I a COPD patient for last 6 years. Till then heavy smoker. Diagnosis is moderate to severe. Controlling with inhalers and dialators.Age 70 years. Like to try Stem cell therapy.
  • I was diagnosed of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in summer of 2014, my symptoms started out with shortness of breath and chronic cough. The pulmonary disease specialist in Melbourne Australia prescribed me some Spiriva and long-acting bronchodilators to try to help my symptoms however the medications did not do much good and their side effects were too severe to continue. Im now having noticeable shortness of breath each day and really need to do somthing fast before its too late and i get classified as end-stage COPD. Im realistic and dont expect a miracle or total cure for copd but can lung regeneration help control the disease? also how much does stem cell treatment for copd cost? please have your doctor contact me as soon as possible.
  • Ive had a really persistent cough for over a year and a half now, I was first diagnosed with COPD in March of last year. Since then the medications i was given didnt work and my emphysema has gotten to the point where I have trouble sleeping at night and have doing any sort of physical work for more than 10 minutes. No a days im gettin 1.5 to 2 hours sleep before I get up. Then i have to sit on the edge of my bed for another 20 minutes before i have enough energy to ry and get some quality of life is miserable and i am desperate for cure. I tried some herbal medicine 3 months ago but it turned out to be a total scam and made my condition even worse. Huge regret. My doctors are telling me there is nothing they can do and i do not qualify for a transplant. Can stem cells be used to treat COPD/EMPHYSEMA? Im not expecting a miracle but some improvements would be nice. please contact me soon
  • I have to depend on oxygen machine to help ease my breathlessness for almost 2 years and my oxygen level has dropped drastically. I came across the stem cell treatment and I hope to find out more and where can I get this treatment from.
  • I am 55 years old and was diagnosed with COPD. After the last appointment with my Pulmonologist in he would not even let me see my lung function/capacity test scores but said he believes I have a significant Asthma issue. As it was my last FEV1 score was 31%. He said we will look at the next test in 2 months time. After than he prescribed me a large dose of steroid tablets. I took the tablets as he prescribed until I started noticing ALOT of side effects and i think it made my condition worse. I am so angry at our medical system that i am looking to go abroad for treatment maybe to your center in Bangkok. The doctors here just dont care about their patients. Please help me.
  • Hello, I'm contacting you in order to have informations about stem cells therapy for COPD. My father has a pulmonary emphysema (caused by cigarettes) and he is forced to live always connected to an oxygen cylinder. Can I have some informations (the same informations asked by David) about stem cells therapy? – How long does the treatment take? – How effective are stem cells for lung disease treatment? – Are there any risks? – How does your treatment look like exactly?Thanks in advance and please contact me via email.Ettore
  • Hello.. I am Susan Hester from Poughkeepsie, NY. i was diagnosed of COPD December 2014, I was given several medications to ease my condition as i was told there was no cure. My symptoms were mainly shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness that continued for over 15 months progressively getting worse. I decided to give the Regen center a try 6 months ago. My treatment took 2 weeks in total then i returned to pulmonary rehab for another 6 weeks. I would say a majority of my symptoms dissapeared a few weeks after treatment began. I went for a followup spirometry test and my doctor couldn't believe i was the same person and confirmed my lungs were functioning much better, Its unbelievable! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me my life back.
  • I'm contacting you on behalf of my father who was diagnosed with COPD last year. His condition is getting worse by the month and his bronchodilators and corticosteroid meds don’t seem to be working at all. We are hoping to atleast slow down the rate of progression which is why I’m contacting you.My questions are: - How long does the treatment take? - How effective are stem cells for lung disease treatment? - Are there any risks? - How does your treatment look like exactly? I've seen some doctors here offering same day stemcell treatments with IV injections but these doctors are either cosmetic surgeons or orthopedic doctors and not lung specialists so I’m very hesitant on trusting them.please contact me via email so i can learn more about your treatment.Thanks David
  • Looking at some treatment options for my husbands COPD. His lungs are starting to fail faster than expected and our doctors are recommending we try stem cells. We were offered autologous fat stem cell therapy here but after doing much research have decided against it. We were also told that treatments here do not expand cells due to regulations. Can you please tell how your treatment is different? Do you offer manipulated autologous cells using cord blood stem cells? if so how much?
  • I was diagnosed with chronic irreversible airflow obstruction or COPD in 2010 may. Since then i have tried quitting smoking and taken many types of Bronchodilators and Short-Acting bronchodilators also tried Spiriva but not of it has helped. Im getting very scared now that this may be irreversible and i may need a lung transplant. Please tell me if stem cells can fix my lungs. I live in Auckland New Zealand so coming to Thailand is not a problem. Your website says it must be less than 2 years old to be accepted. Is that always the case? Please contact me so i can send you my medical reports.
  • Hello, Im hoping someone from your company could help me. Im 54 and been smoking for 22 years. Last november my doctor told me that that i have a failing lung and copd. I took the spirometry test and a few other breathing tests and the results were as expected. Since then ive been having alot of chest infections and find it difficult to breath. I had another chest CT scan and it looks like the problem is getting worse. Can stem cells help treatm my COPD? Will i need to have surgery or god forbid a transplant?? Please contact me as soon as possible. I read about your COPD treatment in Thailand from a patient on the daily strength forum. He looks like he really improved after stemcells and im hoping for the same. Please do contact me as soon as possible. Thanks Joey