These past few months, we’ve seen a flurry of advertisements on TV and in newspapers for stem cell sessions put on by a clinic just over the US/Canadian border. Here at the CNA, we’ve had many inquiries about these sessions and about stem cell therapy in general. We’ve done some homework on this topic, and here’s what we’ve found.

We attended one of these stem cell sessions to figure out what exactly the treatment involved. The presentation had a lot of interesting-sounding information, but it felt like a slick sales pitch. Ultimately, the price tag started at $15,000 USD for the first treatment and, of course, there is no guarantee that it’ll work. The presenter had a number of references in his material which were quite old; however, the presenter unsatisfactorily explained this away in his commentary. On doing some of our own research, we came across this website: 9 Things to Know About Stem Cell Treatments.

If you’re still not sure if you want to pursue stem cell therapy, we recommend you also watch these three video clips from the Dr. Oz Show, where they investigated the topic.

There are credible studies suggesting it holds promise, (this one for example and this one) but the article indicates more research is needed – as do most.

We’ve also had a member and volunteer travel internationally to receive stem cell therapy treatments for his idiopathic neuropathy. It is coming on a year later and he reports no improvement at all.

Our suggestion? Buyer beware!

While this line of research has potential, it is not yet proven, and there’s a high risk that you will be taken for a lot of money without much benefit in return.

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