REASON FOR TREATMENT:
Therese has been experiencing Parkinson's symptoms since 2003 when she first noticed right arm slowness and numbness, but her condition did not cause her to seek treatment before she started having difficulty walking in 2009.
Having acquired a flying license earlier in life and being very independent, Therese was not about to lose to Parkinson's disease, and she began looking into alternative medicine.
CONDITION BEFORE TREATMENT:
As part of her conventional treatment back home, Therese was prescribed medicines, which side effects made her feel uncomfortable and each dosage would only last for four hours. As the medications wore off her feet would start shaking again. When she stopped taking the medicines for a while, her hand started to feel numb and her fingers were weak. Therese had difficult time with simple tasks like writing or buttoning her shirt.
Upon arriving at our hospital, Therese was suffering from progressive right-sided bradykinesia (involuntary movement), and rigidity in the right sight extremities, slow walking and movement. She had sleep disturbance and mild depression. Moderate hypomimia (reduced facial expressions), was present. Therese also showed increased tone in the right upper and lower extremities.
METHOD OF TREATMENT: Brain injection of retinal neural Cell Therapys (hRPE Cell Therapys) with 1 Lumbar injection of neural Cell Therapys + daily cocktail treatment of neurotrophic factors, Physiotherapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine sessions.
AFTER THE TREATMENT:
While in the hospital, Therese did not report any improvements directly after the operation.
She was suffering from dizziness and headaches in the 2 days following Cell Therapy implantation, and required a lot of rest during this time, as she felt very tired and weak. A week after the operation, the weakness in Thereses lower limbs has gradually improved and she began gaining more strength and confidence.
Upon returning home to the USA, Therese kept updating us about her condition and about two months after her return, we have received news that her condition improved greatly.
From Therese email dated 24 Oct. 2010: "After the treatment, now it has been 6 months, and just like my doctor said, I am 80% recovered".
(When Therese was leaving the hospital, our medical team was encouraging her to await further improvements in her condition up to a year after the treatment).
From Therese email dated 3 Nov. 2010: "I was told to be patient to wait when I first came back to U.S. Now after six months, it turned out so well".
We are delighted to share Therese's story with any future patients, as it was her wish to be featured on our website as a success story, when she first heard about patients' experiences, and hope to hear about more wonderful improvements in her condition.