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As interesting as the theory behind stem cell therapy might be, its results are what is most important. We’d like to share with you some of our case-histories. These two deal with arthritis.

A seventy-four-year-old woman, a doctor who retired to Baja California, presented at ProgenCell with metabolic disorder and rheumatoid arthritis. She reported feeling improvements after seven days of her first procedure. We also noticed that her voice had changed, that she appeared to be stronger, and that she showed more agility.

She has had three procedures now and looks completely different. After the second procedure, her fingers showed no deformities, her glucose levels were much lower than before, she looked taller because she could stand straight, her voice had changed a lot, and she showed more confidence. She reported that she was no longer in pain and that she slept “like a baby”.

After her third procedure she was walking like a teenager and showed great energy. She was in great spirits and told us that she feels and looks younger, that she no longer experiences arthritis pain, and that her eyesight improved. Her glucose levels are close to normality; before the treatments she used two kinds of insulin and now she only uses insulin at night. She talked about taking one or two more treatments “just because I deserve it.”

A forty-four-year-old woman came to ProgenCell in 2010 with fulminant rheumatoid arthritis that had been diagnosed in 2008. Here is her experience in her own words:

“Because of the constant pain, I was not able to live a normal life. I was afraid to move around or do anything on my own, in case I might hit something. I couldn’t drive a car, I couldn’t sleep with my husband. I couldn’t even go to the bathroom by myself, my husband or son had to help me. Along with the pain medicine and the anti-inflammatories, I also had to take anti-depressants. With all that medication, I gained thirty pounds in just the first month.

“Dr Romero gave me stem cell therapy that changed my life! Within the first twenty-four hours I was completely out of pain and the inflammation had subsided. I felt stronger. Even my eyesight improved. After three treatments, I am healthy again. I feel great, my mood changed, my life changed, and I look younger too!”

“As you get older, you keep doing the same things you’ve always done,” Dr. Norman Simmons liked to say, “you just do them slower.”

Even in the best of circumstances – without suffering catastrophic illnesses such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s diseases – the body simply runs down. That’s just a fact of life. As each biological system begins to fail, the current medical strategy has been to prop it up with one medication after another until the aging patient ends up eating more pills than food.

Stem cell therapy offers an alternative to this terminal diet of meds, or at least an opportunity to postpone the banquet. By applying stem cells preemptively, we have found that many of the body’s systems recover their ability to regenerate themselves. After this treatment, the body continues to run down but it runs down much more slowly. “The younger a patient is and the better their state of health,” says our Dr. Jorge Luis Gaviño, “the sooner that patient will see results and the better those results will be.”

At ProgenCell, we call this “healthy aging”. We’ve devised a protocol incorporating stem cell therapy, hormone therapy, vitamin control and nutrition that has shown remarkable effectiveness for our patients. The protocol is available in two packages, the HA-1 involving three three-day visits over the course of one year and the HA-Plus involving two five-day visits over the course of one year. To find out if this protocol is right for you, contact ProgenCell without obligation.

In a video interview, Luis Romero Guerra, M.D., talks about the magic of the human body.

The way in which the human body heals itself, or renews itself, or regenerates itself, is through its stem cells. Tissues, organs, and stem cells are found throughout the body. Organs and tissues that have sustained damage or that are being damaged for one reason or another make use of nearby stem cells.

As it turns out, when a disease is more advanced than the local stem cells can cure, as in the case of diabetes where the problem is in the pancreas, the body is unable to do what it was designed to do, in this case, to produce insulin. When we bring a large quantity of stem cells to such a pancreas, the body is able to do what it was designed to do.

How does this happen? How do these stem cells decide to go to the pancreas or the liver or the brain or the heart or to other areas and repair the damaged tissues? It’s because damaged tissue emits chemical markers that the stem cells recognize. These chemical markers are well-known to modern medicine, so well-known that, when labs analyze blood to diagnose diseases, they look for these chemical markers. What I mean is that, if a patient has a healthy liver, the lab isn’t going to find any of these chemical markers. If the patient has a damaged liver, the lab is going to find these chemical markers in the blood and in the tissue surrounding the liver. Stem cells sense these markers, collect up around them, and then start transforming themselves into the healthy form of whatever tissue is damaged.

This has been demonstrated scientifically. It is no longer a hypothesis or a theory. There have been studies in which various organs were deliberately damaged, then specially tagged stem cells were applied, and those stem cells transformed themselves into new tissue for the damaged organs.

For this therapy, the quantity of stem cells applied to the damaged area is much greater than the quantity of nearby stem cells. They can come from many sources. They are treated to develop into particular tissues – muscle, cartilage, nerve tissue, pancreatic tissue, whatever – and then injected into the appropriate area, where they transform themselves into healthy tissue.

Currently, medical science doesn’t know the specific steps that stem cells take to transform themselves into specialized tissues. Medical science accomplishes this transformation without knowing the individual steps that the cells must take. It happens because the body is the greatest laboratory there is. When the stem cells are introduced into the body, they are in the most appropriate environment. A stem cell implanted in a liver, depending on the condition of the patient – their levels of oxygen, hormones, etc. – transforms sooner or later into a liver cell. It isn’t going to turn into bone or cartilage because it’s receiving a stimulus specific to liver cells and so it turns into one.

The body doesn’t have the ability to move around large amounts of stem cells. But that’s exactly what we do in the clinic. We introduce a lot of stem cells into the bloodstream so that the body might make use of them. Naturally occurring stem cells are limited, by their quantity, in how much they can repair. When disease or damage is greater than what these stem cells can fix, something needs to be done and what we do is introduce large amounts of stem cells.

We have the ability to use bone-marrow stem cells immediately, extracting them fresh and minimizing damage to them in order to ensure that the patient receives greatest concentration possible of live, active stem cells that retain all of their transformative capabilities.

Among all the forms of stem cell therapy, I don’t believe there is a safer one than autologous treatments. In all of the cases at ProgenCell , we have not had even one complication. Zero. I think we need to be focusing on autologous approaches, not homologous nor allogous because those others have drawbacks.

The folks at CBS’s 60 Minutes have been up in arms the last couple of years about fraud being perpetrated in the name of stem cells. They are right to do so, of course, but their stridency and their unwillingness to report the many successes of these evolving techniques do a great disservice to the millions of people who can be benefitted by effectively applied stem cell therapies.

There are lessons to be learned from 60 Minutes’ investigations in spite of the sensationalism. They showed us three Americans practicing medicine without licenses – one even took refuge in Ecuador in order to do so. That should be enough of a warning. Check your doctors’ credentials before you let them work on you, first; by seeing how the doctors represent themselves, as we do at ProgenCell, and then by confirming that those credentials have been authenticated with international certification. Another danger signal is that all three of the 60 Minutes doctors promised results they had no control over, which is something no ethical person will do. It’s not the stem cells that are fraudulent, it’s the people who are selling the idea of stem cells without knowing how to use them correctly.

60 Minutes quotes Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg of Duke University as saying “I personally think we’re ten years away from seeing real cell therapies that are working and are safe, but I do believe it will come.” Yet she is currently using stem cell therapy to treat cerebral palsy in her own clinic. They quote her saying “There are no stem cell cures yet for multiple sclerosis.” Yet there are already several documented stem cell treatments that have arrested and even reversed the progress of MS .

This is not hypocrisy, it’s just 60 Minutes overstating their case. We are about ten years away from seeing stem cell therapies accepted by the insurance companies as the standard of care. Until then, we must rely on honorable, competent physicians to apply these therapies thoughtfully and judiciously – that’s how every new therapy becomes a standard of care.

Snake oil appears to have been introduced to the United States in the mid-nineteenth century by Chinese laborers who used it for sore muscles; it was such a novelty that hucksters began promoting it as a panacea. Confidence tricksters have always made use of novel developments to impress their victims, but that doesn’t mean the novel developments themselves can’t be trusted – just the people who misuse them.

A forty-four-year-old man came to us with scleroderma in 2008. His disease had already progressed several years by then and his skin had become hardened almost like cardboard. He was unable to turn his head because of the tightness of his neck and speech was difficult because of tightness of his lips. He had only limited movement in his hands and fingers and complained of pain in his joints and back as well as depression.

The patient submitted to three procedures the first year and felt that they were of so much benefit he asked for three more. He reported noticeable improvement after his second procedure. Now that he has had six procedures, his disease is in remission. He reports no pain, his hands have returned to normal, and he describes the skin on his face as “beautiful”.

Scleroderma often occurs in conjunction with other autoimmune diseases such as lupus erythematosus and polymyositis. It is a potentially fatal disease with no known cure and no specific treatment. Before the advent of stem cell therapy, doctors tended to prescribe anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive medications as palliatives – but today we see the hope of recovery. Scleroderma patients can begin their recovery now by contacting ProgenCell for a complimentary case evaluation.

Ever since the United States began tightening up travel for its citizens, patients from the U.S. have worried about  getting treated because of the delays involved in getting a passport to leave the country. Some of that worry is misplaced. You don’t really need a passport to leave your own country and you don’t need a passport to visit Tijuana.

While it’s true the airlines won’t fly you to any city in Mexico without a passport, no one asks you for any documentation when you enter Tijuana walking or by car. By Mexican law, visitors can spend up to three days in Baja California without any paperwork.

When you leave Tijuana back to California, the Customs and Border Protection agents really are happiest when you show them a current passport, but they’ll accept any identification that proves your identity and your nationality. Driver’s licenses work fine, and if accompanied by a birth certificate, that works even better. We know one local who regularly crosses with a passport that expired in 1984!

The worst case? Some people cross without proper identification and they tend to be delayed ten or fifteen minutes while the Customs people check government databases. We don’t recommend that. But we also don’t recommend postponing your stem cell therapy just because you don’t have a passport in hand.

Some local tourism experts put together a FAQ on the passport question, in case you’re curious about the details. The important thing, though, is not to let the lack of a passport keep you off the road to wellness.

The new electronic passport, with the electronic logo on the bottom front cover, will save time to some visitors crossing the border thru the “ready lane”.

Do you know someone sick? Click on the QR code to get our new tool for updated information regarding stem cell treatments. Share it with friends or relatives that could use some help with their health.

In the past, people with arthritis have had to resign themselves to it as being just another part of growing old. Traditional treatment emphasizes medications – anti-inflammatories and analgesics – to mask the symptoms. This lessens the amount of pain a patient experiences but it does not help the patient get better. In fact, the patient is usually condemned to taking medication for the rest of his or her life, with consequential damage to their liver and kidneys. The highly respected National Institutes of Health refers to the traditional approach as “Living with Arthritis”. Here at ProgenCell we believe in living without arthritis.

There are many kinds of arthritis but they are all autoimmune rheumatic diseases and, so, they have all been responding very well to stem cell therapy. Recent cases in Great Britain and the United States have reported “remarkable results” from “experimental” stem cell therapies. And yet these cases in 2010 and 2011 have simply repeated the therapy that founded ProgenCell in 2000. That was when Dr Luis Romero and Dr Jorge Gaviño practicing as an orthopedic surgeon, first treated an arthritic knee by means of hematopoietic stem cells and then realized he was on to something big.

Over the years, Dr Romero and Dr Gaviño has learned that stem cell therapy can only arrest the development of arthritis, that the therapy cannot reverse any disfigurement caused by calcification in the joints. “The sooner we can start the therapy,” he warns, “the better the patient’s prognosis will be.” Therefore, if you’re concerned about arthritis, please contact ProgenCell as soon as possible and let us evaluate your case without obligation.

Medical science still doesn’t know what causes autism, which is a spectrum disorder of the brain that appears with varying severity in as much as one percent of the population, but we do know that the spectrum is associated with restricted flow of blood to the brain and with immune dysregulation.

The connection between autism and the immunological system has created a lot of interest within the regenerative medicine community. There are now trials under way using stem cells derived from cord blood and even from adipose tissue. Here at ProgenCell, we’ve seen three children for autism and all have reported excellent results.

Since autism manifests as cognitive and behavioral impairment, it’s difficult to offer objective measurements of individual cases, but the mother of a five-year-old patient can give an idea of how the stem cell therapy improved their quality of life. She sent us a thank-you letter in which she said:

“At the airport I bought an activity book for my daughter. While on the plane she took my finger and pointed and read the words of all the colors! She then properly matched the words of the colors to the colors of a picture of a rainbow on the same page! I did not know my daughter could say the names of colors or even read them for that matter! We returned on a Thursday and by Saturday my daughter started sleeping through the night! Before she had been a horrible insomniac!

“My daughter is in a special CDC kindergarten class at her school. Before stem cells, she could barely do any preschool level work. She is now doing many tasks at kindergarten level! My daughter is also a little wiz on the computer when before she could not even maneuver a mouse!

“We have received treatment with ProgenCell and have been happy with the results. Yes, my daughter is still autistic. But her life and our lives have been made easier with the help of stem cells and the doctors at ProgenCell.”

If your family has been battling autism, contact ProgenCell to see if this is the treatment you’ve been waiting for. We’ll be happy to evaluate your case without obligation.

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