live cell therapy
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live cell therapyFringe 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.
Fatigue, fever, injection site pain, arthritis and severe allergic reactions.