Stem Cells May Be The Answer

Assuming of course that you have a question
BY: GREG SMOLARZ

There is a community of people in Ensenada who undergo stem cell treatment as a method of fighting cancer. There is a clinic, The Hino Medical Center, that one patient, Marty Sherman, claims is doing revolutionary work in building health. Marty discovered the clinic here because he was seeking to help his brother fight cancer. Then he became a client himself, receiving rejuvenation treatments, which refers to a method of helping the body achieve a higher level of health.

Stem cells are a confusing topic, and a lot of the confusion comes from an abundant amount of misconceptions on the topic, so let’s try to clear that up.

A stem cell is the most basic of cells, with no identity, and no function, and depending on where it is, it can be turned on in the body to form for instance a red blood cell, or a platelet or a muscle cell.

Are stem cells illegal in the U.S.?

No. Federal law has not ever banned stem cells, although President Bush put restrictions on research of stem cells while he was president by restricting funding. But in 2009 when Barack Obama became president, he lifted these restrictions, and the research and use of stem cells to treat disease spread quickly.

Are there different types of stem cells?

Yes, there are two types of stem cells, embryonic and adult stem cells. The main difference between the two is that embryonic stem cells are pluripotent, meaning that they can develop into more than one cell type. This is a highly sought after characteristic in the world of stem cell research. Adult stem cells are already developed and cannot change properties the way embryonic stem cells can, but adult stem cells are very beneficial in treating cancer and other blood diseases through bone marrow transplants.

Where does all the controversy come from?

There are several different types of stem cell treatments, but only one is controversial, and that is embryonic stem cell treatment. The embryos that doctors use in this treatment come from eggs that were donated at fertilization clinics, yet use of this type of stem cells is opposed by those opposed to abortion, because those people think we might some day make babies just to harvest their cells. Hoo boy, It’s hard to believe the believer of that was a president of the United States and that he set stem cell research back eight years, but it’s true.

What is different about this clinic in Ensenada?

Marty, the brother of the guy with cancer, tells us that Dr. Hino’s unique approach pin points weak spots in the body through blood samples, which is not something that every doctor would do.  Marty had sought help from another doctor before being introduced to Dr. Hino and his experience with that doc was different, mostly because the doctor didn’t use a blood sample to help confirm any of his weak spots. Dr. Hino for whatever reason, declined to talk to us for this article.

What does the process of stem cell treatment look like?

After determining these weak spots through blood work, which takes about two days, the process for the treatments takes around two weeks, and in these two weeks a patient would receive somewhere around eight treatments. Marty’s cost for a two week treatment was around $6,000, but shop that, there are way cheaper ways to go.

 Marty described the process he went through as follows: He was given an IV that takes anywhere from 45 minutes to three hours. Two weeks later he got a follow up exam, and then a month later he got another blood test to assess the results, to see if he got any benefits out of his six grand.

Does stem cell treatment work?

According to Marty and his wife, Renee, yes it does. Renee had several issues that benefitted from the stem cell treatments she received, the biggest being her diabetes. Before she was a client at the Hino Medical Center, she suffered from Type II diabetes, and was on 3 different medications. After receiving several rounds of stem cell treatments she no longer takes any medication for her diabetes, and she says she is very pleased with the results. Also, the arthritic pain in her hand that restricted her movement is better. After the stem cell treatment, she said she could freely move her hand without any pain.

Marty described the effects of his first treatment, this way: “It was a very nice sense of well being, aches and pains quickly disappeared, and the first few days I had much more energy.”

We suggest you study it well before you invest, to see if stem cells is right for you.