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What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is condition that results from injuries or abnormalities of the brain, usually in the womb but occurring any time during 2 years after birth. It affects brain and nervous system functions such as thinking, seeing, hearing, learning and movement.
Common causes are hypoxia (low oxygen levels), head injury, maternal infections such as rubella, brain bleeding, brain infection, and severe jaundice. Types of CP include: ataxic, hypotonic, spastic, dyskinetic, and mixed.
Can cerebral palsy be treated with stem cells?
According to Duke University, which is utilizing autologous (patient’s own) cord blood-derived stem cells to treat children with cerebral palsy in an ongoing clinical trial, “Cerebral palsy results from in utero or perinatal injury to the developing brain, often through stroke, hypoxic insult or hemorrhage. Currently available treatments for patients with cerebral palsy are supportive, but not curative. Umbilical cord blood (UCB) has been shown to lessen the clinical and radiographic impact of hypoxic brain injury and stroke in animal models. UCB also engrafts and differentiates in brain, facilitating neural cell repair, in animal models and human patients with inborn errors of metabolism undergoing allogeneic, unrelated donor UCB transplantation. We hypothesize that, in the setting of brain injury, infusion of autologous UCB will facilitate neural cell repair resulting in improved function in pediatric patients with cerebral palsy.”
Since the beginning of this clinical trial at Duke, parents have been reporting functional improvement in their children after receiving cord blood-derived stem cells.
Which types of stem cells are best to treat CP and how are they obtained?
The CD 34+ stem cells are ideally suited for the treatment of Autism. HBOT exposure causes the bone marrow to mobilize cascades of CD 34+ stem cells from the patient’s own body. Naturally, these cells are keyed with the patient’s own DNA, therefore these stem cells pose no rejection risk because the body does not recognize them as foreign.
We offer one protocol to mobilize the CD 34+ stem cells for CP:
two 60-minute hyperbaric exposures daily for 20 consecutive days (each exposure is for approximately 75-minutes in total duration)
* It is suggested that the parent/caregiver read theUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine “Stem Cell Mobilization Study”. Please click here for copy of full study to understand how Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been proven to mobilize CD 34+ stem cells after 40 cumulative hours of exposure.
Stem Cell Therapy for Cerebral Palsy
Everyone at the center was kind, professional and supportive during duration of treatments. Richard has better energy levels, better at performing work tasks, and reading with better comprehension. He seems to have improved communication skills as well as helping him with his friendships. Thank you again for your kindness and support.
Lynn – Neurological Damage Treatment
Neurological Damage Treatment
The Guerra family is very thankful for your services at Hyperbaric Centers of Florida. Our experience in your facility was very pleasant, clean and home warming. The treatment has been a blessing to our son Kenny. He has been recovering and progressing amazingly, we’ve noticed many changes after his treatments. His personality, thinking, reasoning are coming back like Kenny was always. He is more independent, he’s cooking his own meals, playing video games, taking care of his image, he saves, showers on his own and amazingly all his acne has disappeared. Wish you our best wishes.
Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment
We really enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you over the last 3 weeks. Your sweet demeanor and hospitality made us feel right at home. We cannot tell you how important that was for us while we were away from home, a bit anxious, and doing treatments. We cannot thank you enough, but want to give you a token of our appreciation.
Last Fall 2013 as a paraplegic, I had the privilege of experiencing and witnessing myself how this treatment can save and improve lives. This great news in medicine must be shared and allowed to grow. The approach is somewhat basic in nature, but with technological inventions it becomes a common tool to one day be utilized for everyone. This therapy is definitely part of our future preventative and post healthcare. The staff are another proof of this with alert professionals providing a comfortable atmosphere and an enormous caring spirit. They really took time to explain how it works. I think they really like that part. The story for me is, after an exhausting failure with old western medicine techniques, my pressure sore injury was not improving. So after web surfing a bit I came across Hyperbaric Centers of Florida. My familiarity was limited to how it helped divers who had been injured or just need to decompress. The first 10 visits were really informative and eye opening. To say detoxifying is part of the process is a polite way of saying your going to be surprised that was in you. But that’s great! You’re on your way to a healthier you! The next 10 days started showing better circulation in my legs, more energy, sleeping better and improvement in general all around. My last 10 days, making it 30 straight treatments, I wanted to go to see if I could benefit anymore. I believe it did. And whenever I need a 10-day cleansing and revitalizer, you can bet I’m going to Hyperbaric Centers of Florida!
NOEL – Wound Care Treatment
Wound Care Treatment
We are hoping that we will be able to do treatment with you guys every summer!!!
HEDGES FAMILY – Autism and Lyme Disease Treatment
Autism and Lyme Disease Treatment
Larry and I are feeling fine…. But especially Larry! He is able to hop up in the back of his pickup truck in one leap! Last year before treatment he could hardly make it with at stool! We are leaving soon, but plan on a few more Hyperbaric Oxygen Therpay in the fall to keep the good health momentum going forward.
Buckland Family – Neuropathy & Planter Fasciitis
Neuropathy & Planter Fasciitis Treatment
Hi Stephanie, We appreciate the kindness, care and support that you all showed to us during Christian's treatments. Everyone was so nice and very helpful to our family. We are pleased that Christian is now able to communicate with speech, everyday he is getting more clear and confident. At night when it's time to go to bed he feels really great about practicing saying all of his new words for hours. Christian can say; " I am happy, I feel good."
His face looks totally different now that he knows he can get his words out, he is getting better at speaking everyday. One of his teacher's today was saying how she just let him talk to her all day.
This teacher has just recently returned to school, she had been out since summer due to having a surgery. Mrs. Lisa told us today that she is amazed to see the difference in Christian and to now be able to know what he is thinking. We are all excited to hear something new from him everyday.
I got another good report from school today, this time from Christian's main teacher. She wanted to tell me herself that he talked to her all day. That was very exciting for her! I could see how surprised she was because he was still talking as she was talking to me.
Tammy – Autism Treatment
Our Experience at your facility was much more than we expected! Everyone was very professional and friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and patient. Regan, we believed, truly enjoyed her time in the chamber. Not one time did she complain about her visits and in fact, she was very eager to go!
Since her therapy has stopped, our family and friends agree that they see development in Regan. She tends to make more eye contact with strangers, asks intriguing questions for clarification and initiates spontaneous conversation with others. We are very pleased with everything and look forward to future hyperbaric opportunities.
Becky – Autism Treatment
It is just a month since the end of our 20-day session you afforded us. Hilda’s short-term memory is much improved. Also, her skin tone and color is better. Old age brings on numerous bruises and we find them healing more quickly. Hilda’s energy level is also up a few points. I had no specific complaints, so I was there to assist Hilda and be a companion in the chamber. I found the overall experience to be a pleasant one. It was also a pleasure to meet persons who are having positive results from the sessions.
TRENT FAMILY – Short Term Memory – General Health
Short Term Memory - General Health
I have relied on the experts that are opening Hyperbaric Centers of Florida to provide treatment for my Lyme Disease for the past five years.
Mary, Colorado Springs – Lyme Disease Treatment
Lyme Disease Treatment
We miss all of you there, too. Maybe we'll get back to you some day. You made us feel very comfortable. I feel a lot better already, and can't wait to get back bowling. I start today. Wish me luck. Regards to all and GOD BLESS YOU.
Jimmy V. Calcagno – General Wellness Therapy
General Wellness Therapy
Since we have left there he (our son) has been asking to go potty a little more often. Not yet really potty trained, it is a step in the right direction. He has been walking around the house saying "Monkey Boy" (his nickname we gave him). He also happens to repeat something Mommy said! lol. I had stepped on a pricker for the grass, and I happened to say "son of a b**ch" and he repeated it! I couldn’t help but laugh. He hasn’t said it since so that’s a plus. Other than that, the teachers have said that he is starting to focus more and it is easier to get him back to focus when coming out of a meltdown. He seems to reply sometimes with the right answer when asked a question like "Do you got it?" he replies; "I got it", as he walks away. He has been doing really good. I am in hopes to see more improvements and also would like to come back when we can.
DISTOTELL FAMILY – Autism Treatment
Joseph (my son) is showing more eye contact, more affection and more conversation. His OCD has lessened (repetitions are not as constant). It has not been 3 weeks yet, but I do see improvement. Thanks to Stephanie, Miss Carol, Fred and Barbara for taking care of him. He still remembers the M & M rewards.
Marta – Autism Treatment
My experience in the Hyperbaric Centers of Florida was an easy and pleasant time. Very friendly professional staff. The office hours were great, because it was really conducive for my schedule.
Cherie Alvis – Anti-Aging Treatment
Six years ago I was given four months to live as a result of liver failure. The owners of Hyperbaric Centers of Florida provided treatment for me at their center in Texas and I was able to begin to grow new liver tissue. My primary care physician can not believe that his four month prediction was incorrect. I do require "booster therapy" which involves a few treatments every 6 to 8 months, but my health is excellent and I look forward to a long and productive life.
Debbie, Oklahoma City – Liver Failure Treatment
Liver Failure Treatment