Brian traveled to China over the summer of 2008 to receive a second round of adult stem cell therapy for the treatment of symptoms associated with Ataxia. A muscle wasting neurological disorder, Brian’s SCA1 saw marked improvement a second time around.
Adult stem cells are not a cure – but may offer quality-of-life improvements to patients with few or no alternatives. Hospitals in China now treat a wide range of spinal cord injuries, neurodegenerative conditions and are rapidly tackling cardiovascular conditions as well.
While we have hope that adult stem cell therapies will be available in many other countries in the near future, many conditions are currently treated through providers in China.