Stem Cell Treatment for ALS
Our partner in China operates a privately owned hospital that offers technologically advanced stem cells treatments for an array of neurological disorders. They offer a comprehensive treatment tailored specifically for each patient. They combine advanced stem cell procedures with extensive rehabilitation and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), in order to get the best results possible.
Based on observation of ALS patients who were treated at our partner's hospital throughout the last six years, we can now say that Neural Stem Cells (NSC) were found to be effective in improving ALS patients’ quality of life. No long-term side effects were noted, and most patients were able to notice changes in their symptoms.
Activation of Existing Stem Cells
The treatment starts with the activation of stem cells already existing in the patient’s body. These can be found in the brain, and by administering the patients with a daily IV of neutrophic factors (different types of nutrients) we stimulate these cells into activation. It also creates an ideal microenvironment for the freshly implanted stem cells.
The implantation is done via lumbar puncture (a safe and simple procedure, performed under local anesthesia), which allows the stem cells to be administered effectively into the Cerebral Spine Fluid (CSF). Upon implantation, the cells circulate throughout the CSF and around the brain, while increasing brain activity and regenerating damaged areas of the brain.
Our partner has its own stem cell laboratory, where all cells are checked for genetic mutations and an array of diseases (HIV and Hepatitis, etc.). Apart from cells cleanliness, the laboratory on site also assures freshness of the cells provided at the highest level.
Physiotherapy (PT) helps develop, maintain and restore movement and functions lost to the disease. Physiotherapy also triggers the new stem cells into becoming functional, thus aiding stem cell implantation. Our partner's hospital has a rehabilitation area where patients benefit from daily therapy sessions with experienced professionals.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Originated in China, Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, traditional Chinese massage and herbal treatments) is effective in treating a very wide range of neurological disorders. As an alternative form of healing, it combines illness prevention as well as maintenance of general well being, while, providing drug-free pain relief, also improves blood circulation and digestion problems.
Hailing from a long and outstanding tradition of natural healing, practitioners at Beijing Puhua International Hospital employ a special program designed for patients suffering from ALS, aiming to strengthen and balance their general health condition, immune system, and organ functions.
Treatment Program and Length of Stay
Our treatment program for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis requires a 4-5 weeks stay in the hospital, which includes stem cell implantations, daily IV of medications, daily physiotherapy, occupational therapy and TCM treatments, accommodation for the patient and 2 family members, daily doctor’s visits and a personal costumer service representative’s services.