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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Placenta Stem Cell Treatment for Kawasaki Syndrome

Scientists have known for many years that stem cells restore the body's health by targeting sites of injury and disease, clearing toxins from threatened tissue, and replacing dead and dying cells. In a 2004 study, Dr. Evan Snyder, a stem cell biologist at the Burnham Institute in La Jolla, California, reported that stem cells transplanted into an animal will travel to sites where an abnormality exists and stimulate the body's ability to repair itself.

What many people may not be aware of is that well-documented placenta stem cell implant therapy has been safely and effectively improving and restoring the health of patients in Europe for 25 years.For more than 18 years, a clinic in Mexico has successfully used placenta stem cell treatmentsto help patients (including children) with seizure disorders, problems with the circulatory system, and immune deficiency. Because they are harvested after the birth of a healthy baby, placental stem cells are not encumbered by the political and religious trappings of their embryonic counterparts.

Affecting the mucous membranes, the skin, and the lymph nodes, Kawasaki Syndrome occurs in 19 out of every 100,000 children. This inflammatory, autoimmune disorder can lead to inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis) and major arteries in the body, and may also cause myocarditis, aneurysms, arrhythmias, and abnormal functioning of the heart due to inflammation of the heart muscles, lining, valves, or the outer membrane that surrounds the heart.

Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston who died on January 2, 2009, was diagnosed with Kawasaki Syndrome as a toddler. Even though it was not the cause of his death, it created serious health challenges for the family. Rita Alexander, Executive Director of the International Stem Cell Institute (ISCI), believes it’s very possible that the symptoms of Kawasaki Syndrome could be substantially lessened and may even be reversed with placental stem cell treatment. She bases this belief on the positive responses of more than 2,000 patients who have sought treatment at a clinic just over the border in Mexico during the past 18 years. The clinic has used placental stem cells to treat cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, skin disorders, auto-immune conditions, liver and kidney disorders, and viruses (including Hepatitis C). Some stroke patients have regained complete function of their bodies.

It’s obvious that the Travolta family used every method available in the US to treat, manage, and monitor Jett’s condition, but perhaps they didn’t know about placenta stem cell treatments. While ISCI has not treated a child with Kawasaki Syndrome, they have successfully treated patients (including children) with similar seizure disorders, problems with the circulatory system, and immune deficiency. Since several cases of children and adults plagued by ongoing seizures enjoy a seizure-free life after receiving placenta stem cell therapy at the clinic in Mexico, it is easy to see how placenta stem cell treatment could offer hope to parents of children with Kawasaki Syndrome. Perhaps it’s a big leap, but this type of stem cell treatment may be worth considering when parents run out of conventional treatment options for their child who is suffering.

Isn’t it a bit ironic to think that the most revolutionary medical treatment of our time will come from places other than the richest, most powerful nations in the world? Yet, the U.S. has fallen behind other countries in stem cell research, and more importantly, actual treatments. Rita Alexander hopes to someday bring placental stem cell therapy to the U.S. Rita’s passion for this treatment comes from her own experience when she found her way back to a healthy life with placental stem cell implants after being brought to her knees by rheumatoid arthritis.

Why wait two decades, one decade, or even five years for safe, ethical stem cell treatments to be available to the American people? For more information about ISCI or to arrange a consultation or schedule an appointment, please visit http://www.iStemCelli.com or contact Rita Alexander at International Stem Cell Institute 800-609-7795.

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