First, I find new healing modalities, such as stem cell treatments, quite fascinating.   Right now, stem cell research is in its infancy.  It does seem to hold promise for future systemic treatments and may provide more immediate help for very specific treatments.  I, however, have not talked to anyone with genuine FQAD that has been systemically helped by stem cells, yet.    If you have been helped please contact me as I would be interested in hearing from someone who was chronically suffering and had their lives turned around by stem cells.

The unfortunate reality is this; I have now heard from a handful of genuine severely floxed folks who have gotten much worse after stem cell therapy.  A couple of folks initially had what they thought was a systemic benefit, only to see that perceived benefit disappear and in some their chronic symptoms got much worse.  Although I don’t pretend to understand the mechanism of temporary improvement, I can make several educated guesses as to why it would be negative from a genetic basis.

To be fair, I have talked to some folks who have had stem cells injected locally, such as a knee or shoulder joint,  to solve local problems that have had some improvement, but no systemic body-wide ‘reset’ or great improvement has been reported to me.  I have heard hearsay of folks claiming miracle cures with Stem cells, and when I did some further checking the veracity of their claims were called into question as was their ‘perceived’ level of floxing.

Stem cells are different, depending on their locale in the body so promises of system improvements can be misleading.

In addition, I have also corresponded with some that have come away feeling victimized after spending $25,000 for stem cells treatment that did not produce viable results.

Listen, I do get it and I am not without compassion because people are scared, in pain, and suffering.  If I knew for a fact that stem cells would help me, I would raise money and try them myself (non-embryonic). However, I have heard it time and time again, people get desperate and look for help and they want it right now. They don’t want to hear anything negative, they just want to get better.  Believe me, I, and many, many others have been there.  The bad news is that people are often vulnerable during these times and can easily be taken advantage of, and in the area of stem cells it would be easy to be taken advantage of.  My advice is to read this article from the International Society for Stem Cell Research entitled  Nine Things To Know About Stem Cell Treatments.

If you decide to pursue this avenue. please research, and use caution.