live cell therapy


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live cell therapy

Fringe medicine
A technique developed in the 1930s by a Swiss surgeon and endocrinologist, Paul Niehans, which consists of implanting healthy cells, especially from the foetus of various animals, into humans to stimulate the immune system, extend life and for general revitalisation. Live cell therapy is claimed to increase libido, skin health, arthritis, improve children with Down’s syndrome and repair cell damage. It is not approved by the FDA.
 
Toxic effects
Fatigue, fever, injection site pain, arthritis and severe allergic reactions.
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No published clinical evidence supporting therapeutic claims of the treatment known as live cell therapy is available.
But the very high success rate of my live cell therapy practice makes me happy, especially when a person suffering from some kind of disease comes back and says thank you.
Live cell therapy has clinically proven to be a patient's greatest ally in combating viral hepatitis.
James Wilson on the subject of live cell therapy. Coincidentally, the FDA had just approved mesenchyme as a dietary supplement.