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Stem Cell Treatment for Ataxia

Beike’s stem cells have been used to treat patients diagnosed with Ataxia since 2007. Over the last few years different types of Ataxia were treated, such as SCA1, SCA2, SCA3 (Machado-Joseph Ataxia), SCA6, Friedreich Ataxia and Ataxia caused by brain injury.

Patients with Ataxia see their condition getting progressively worse because of the constant loss of nerve cells in their brain/spinal cord. Thus, the aim of our therapy for Ataxia is to regenerate patient’s lost nerve cells by using stem cell transplantation. To do so, stem cells are injected in great quantity through IVs and lumbar punctures in order to better target the damaged areas.

Improvements

Our stem cell therapy for Ataxia can potentially bring improvements in balance, coordination, motor function, speech, tremors, swallowing, neuropathic pain and mental alertness.*

It is important to note that improvement rate greatly depends on the nature and level of progression of the disease at the time of treatment. Also, please consider the fact that for any progressive condition, possible improvements might only last for a certain period of time. Upon receiving your medical information our doctors can give you additional guidance regarding your particular condition.

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

Our Treatment Package

Our comprehensive program is the best Ataxia treatment currently available. The combination of Beike stem cell technology with the Functional Medicine Approach of Better Being Hospital allows our patients to give themselves the best chances of improvement. Please click on the table below to enlarge it and learn more about the treatments, therapies and services included in our program.

Adult Stem Cell Treatment* 6-8 Injections (25 days)
Totaling more than 300 million stem cells**

Functional Medicine
&
Rehabilitation***

Physiotherapy
Occupational Therapy
Aquatherapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Speech Therapy
Correction of Physiological / Blood Imbalances
Nutrition Therapy
Acupuncture

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 Ataxia: 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 Ataxia, however it does not guarantee that all patients may have improvement.