Postings in the category Nervous Diseases

Migraine: Can Stem Cells from Body Fat Help?

About every tenth person suffers from it: Headache attacks, accompanied by nausea and increased sensitivity to sensory stimuli, known as migraine. The duration of the headache, which mostly radiates unilaterally into the neck, is very variable, but can last from several hours to some days. Affected people mostly complain about the heavy emotional distress due […]

Kira Grünberger: Are Stem Cells Also Helping in Paraplegia?

The tragic case of Kira Grünberger, an Austrian athlete who got paralyzed after an accident, went through all media. With much courage and optimism she copes with her fate. Recently I met her at the Women of the Year Awards 2015 gala where she received the well-deserved award from Uschi Fellner-Pöttler. I used the opportunity […]

How Are the Stem Cells Used for Many Therapies Obtained?

A patient asks regarding therapies with stem cells: I am interested in a stem cell treatment. Can you please tell me how the stem cells are obtained? Stem cells needed for our treatments are isolated from the patient’s own fat. At the beginning of the desired treatment it is therefore necessary to do a liposuction, […]

Which Stem Cell Therapies Are Allowed Within the EU?

A patient asks about therapies with stem cells: I have heard from the media that not all of the theoretically possible types of stem cell therapies are allowed or permitted in Germany, is that right? Yes, this information is correct. Within the EU – and therewith also in Germany – there are only treatments allowed […]

Stem Cell Banking: Precaution for the Future

Our body fat contains so-called stem cells whose regenerative potential is currently investigated in many studies worldwide. Regenerative stem cell therapies have the potential to regenerate weakened tissues and organs and could be used in the treatment of many diseases which are caused by weakness of organs and tissues in the future. Stem cell therapy […]

Stem Cells after Traumatic Brain Injury

A patient asks about stem cells extracted from the body’s own fat tissue: I need a stem cell therapy due to an accident I had with my bicycle. Since this accident I am suffering from brain damage. How are the stem cells injected in stem cell therapy? In such cases stem cells used to be […]

Stem Cell Therapy in Autoimmunological Diseases

A patient mails us: I suffer from an autoimmunological disorder named CIDP (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy). Can it be treated with autologous stem cells? CIDP, like other autoimmunological diseases, may be an indication for stem cell therapy. Due to health regulations in Austria only patients with overall good health that do not need intensive medical […]

Antibodies Against Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) caused by an infection with a retrovirus? Background of this thesis is that patients receiving antiretroviral therapy do not appear to fall ill with MS. Swiss researchers at the University of Geneva have developed antibodies that might be able to cure MS. These are antibodies against the “Multiple Sclerosis Retrovirus” (MSRV). […]

EU Plans to Ban Doctors from Treating Patients!

“Investor protection” in favor of the pharmaceutical industry is important for the EU, but the physicians’ freedom of treatment that is required for the benefit of their patients is not. Do you remember my blog How the Imhotep “Mummy” became the God of Medicine…? The brilliant doctor and vizier Imhotep not only built the first […]

Improvement in Alzheimer’s Disease with Stem Cells from Fat?

Alzheimer’s disease is a disease of the nerves in the brain. It mainly occurs in old age and is considered a heavy burden. The disease is caused by the accumulation of defective proteins in the brain. This protein waste accumulates in the brain cells and blocks their normal function. The more trash accumulates over time, […]