Stem Cell Therapies for Cerebral Palsy: Fact or Fiction?
“Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a disability resulting from damage to the brain before, during, or shortly after birth. It is outwardly manifested by muscular dis-coordination and speech disturbances. CP brain damage is very similar to that in Autistic children.”
One of the favorite tactics used by critics and dogmatic skeptics of integrative medicine, and especially adult stem cell therapies, is to call them “unproven” and to call positive patient responses “placebo effects”. Both terms have been applied ad nauseum to pioneering clinical work and the many patient turnarounds I, and others, have reported (over the past forty years of medical practice).
“Unproven” and “placebo” were most recently brought up with respect to my stem cell work during the fall of 2016 when a cable news crew (Vice) came to my clinic in San Clemente (California) to film a pediatric patient’s treatment for cerebral palsy which included the use of the boy’s own stem cell-rich bone marrow (A wholly legal form of “stem cell therapy”).
Although the film crew spent the better part of a day at my Personalized Regenerative Medicine clinic, the edited online version ran 7 minutes and 11 seconds. See it just below…