How Did You Go About Getting Stem Cell Therapy?
Most clinics have an application to fill out and then you send your most recent medical records. It's a simple procedure.
Where Did You Go to Get Stem Cell Therapy?
I have had several different therapies, a couple in the U.S. and the rest in Mexico. In the U.S. I had a bone marrow extraction and peripheral blood. While helpful to the extent of not letting the disease progress any further, the doctors in the U.S. have their hands tied as to how much they can do to manipulate the stem cells to make them clinically relevant. Other countries are far ahead of the U.S. in their treatments. I have also had umbilical cord, placenta and adipose. The easiest on a patient when your own stem cells are used is the peripheral blood treatment, but at this point, it is not the most significant in producing results. Umbilical cord and placenta therapy are also simple. Just an IV in the arm. Adipose and bone marrow are invasive and some type of anesthesia must be used. As for reputable - just do a ton of research, refer to the ICMS offshore guide and check with those on the Stem Cell Pioneers forum. www.stemcellpioneers.com
- Don't forget your passport when leaving the country! Also, plan to stay in the area where you get treatment and rest up a bit afterward. Don't be in such a big hurry all the time. Take a pro-biotic prior to going and while you are away from home. Be cautious as the stem cells will go to the most recent area of injury. My horse kicked me right before I went for one therapy. I think a lot of the stem cells were lost repairing the bruised area which healed within 24 hours after I got stem cell treatment.
- Try to have reasonable expectations as to what the therapy will do for you. Stem cell therapy is in its infancy.