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Stem Cell Treatment for Spina Bifida

Beike’s stem cells have been used to treat patients diagnosed with Spina Bifida since 2005.

Spina Bifida is a congenital disorder caused by incomplete closure of the neural tube during early pregnancy. The condition results in dead and damaged neural cells which cause reduced motor skills and altered bladder and bowel function among other symptoms.

Thus, the aim of our treatment is to regenerate the dead and damaged neural cells by using stem cell transplantation. To do so, the stem cells are injected through IVs and lumbar punctures in order to better target the affected area in the spinal cord.

Improvements

Our stem cell therapy for spina bifida can potentially bring improvements in motor function, sensations, bladder & bowel control, developmental delay, mental retardation and more.

It is important to remember that the stem cell treatment is not a cure. However, it can help patients to relieve some of their symptoms, resulting in a better quality of life.*

Upon receiving your medical information our doctors can give you additional guidance regarding your/your relative particular condition.

*As with any stem cell therapy, improvements may vary from patient to patient and cannot be guaranteed.

Our Treatment Package

Our Spina Bifida treatment program is the best available worldwide. The combination of Beike stem cell technology with the Functional Medicine Approach of Better Being Hospital allows for the best chances of improvement. Please review the table below to learn more about the treatments, therapies and services included in our program.

Adult Stem Cell Treatment* 6-8 Injections (25 days)
Totaling more than 120 million stem cells**

Functional Medicine
&
Rehabilitation***

Physiotherapy
Aquatherapy
Ocupational Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Speech Therapy
Electro-stimulation
Correction of Physiological / Blood Imbalances
Acupuncture
Nutrition Therapy

Also Included

Airport pick-up service
Initial examination
24hour medical assistance
English speaking doctors
Top accomodation options to choose from
Patient meals
International staff members assisting every step of the way
*The exact number of stem cell injections will be decided during the acceptance process.
**Patients under 10 years old may receive fewer stem cells depending upon body weight.
***Depending on each one’s specific condition, not all therapies may be provided.

Treatment Location

Beike Biotechnology is partnered with the Better Being Hospital (BBH) in Bangkok, Thailand, to provide the most extensive treatment available for our patients. This partnership brings stem cells therapy to another level as BBH is the first accredited center in Asia for functional medicine. Read more about BBH

Injection Methods

The medical team at the center uses a combination of two injection methods for our patients diagnosed with Spina Bifida: intravenous and lumbar puncture. More information about each type of injection below:

Intravenous Injection (IV)

The Intravenous (IV) delivery method is a very simple process and should already be familiar to most patients. A tubing line with a catheter tip threaded over a needle is placed into the patient’s vein. Once proper placement is obtained, the needle portion is removed and the flexible plastic catheter is left in place in the vein with the tubing attached. The stem cell solution mixed with the cord blood serum will be administered through the IV (after the evaluation by local medical staff, Dexamethasone may be considered beforehand to avoid any potential allergic reactions). Typically no sedation is required for this procedure. The entire IV injection process takes less than 45 minutes to complete.

Lumbar Puncture (LP)

A lumbar puncture is also commonly referred to as a spinal tap. It is a procedure used to access the cerebrospinal fluid of the brain and spinal cord and helps to deliver stem cells directly into the cerebral spinal fluid, bypassing the blood-brain barrier. Our doctors have determined that this is the least invasive method for delivering stem cells directly into the central nervous system. Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) is used by the body to provide protection for the brain and spinal cord, limiting the possibility of injury to these areas. The body constantly produces CSF and thus any withdrawn fluid is naturally replaced within a few hours.

Patient Testimonials

Below are video interviews recorded during treatment with Beike stem cells regarding patient experience including the improvements they have noticed following the treatment. The improvements mentioned in these videos are typical in patients with Spina Bifida, however it does not guarantee that all patients may have improvement.