TIJUANA, MEXICO, January 13, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Spina bifida (Myelomeningocele) is a birth defect in which the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth. It typically gives rise to loss of bladder or bowel control, partial or complete sensation as well as paralysis of the legs, and fluid build-up inside the skull (hydrocephalus). Conventional care consists of surgery, medications to help with symptoms and various forms of physiotherapy.
Nova Cells Institute of Mexico has been treating children with spina bifida using adult (nonembryonic) stem cells from donor umbilical cords and in some instances their own bone marrow derived stem cells since 2010. What sets these stem cell apart from those used virtually everywhere else in the world is the fact they have specific proteins infused into them in NCIM's laboratory which results in their being "primed" to become the specific somatic or bodily cell type (such as neuronal cells) that the patient being treated needs in order to experience restoration or healing. Nova Cells laboratory priming method produces a greater percentage of primed stem cells than what is typically generated in other lab facilities.
The primed stem cells are administered along with Nova Cells proprietary "Beacon Factor", a cell signaling molecule (cytokine)-protein hybrid compound that helps stem cells home in on target tissues and also boosts blood and oxygen flow in poorly oxygenated tissues and nerve functioning. This combination has proved especially beneficial in the treatment of spina bifida, cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury in children, as well Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and more in adults.
Although Nova Cells Institute doctors and researchers have grown used to seeing fairly rapid responses in people treated with the stem cell-Beacon Factor combination, nothing prepared them for what happened when they treated four year old spina bifida patient Rikky Foresman from Williamsport, Pennsylvania on January 8 (2014) . In-a-word, not more than thirty (30) minutes after being treated little Rikky experienced something he had never experienced before: He began feeling sensations in his lower legs.
Rikky's mother Lizz pulled no punches when it came to what she witnessed: "I just want to scream from the freaking rooftops, I am so full of joy and thankfulness! It exceeded whatever I imagined to happen, just seeing him moving his left leg is giving me chills over and over and over and over again!"
Once the Foreman's left Mexico they took their son to San Diego's famed SeaWorld. While there Rikky asked his father, Rik, to "feel my legs". Mr. Foresman added, "So we are sitting watching the dolphin show and Rikky says this because he has shorts on and it's a little chilly (we all have shorts on btw). He never felt his lower legs before!"
Nova Cells Institute of Mexico is doing pioneering work with nonembryonic stem cells and its own proprietary Beacon Factor in the treatment of spina bifida, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, Lou Gehrig's disease, and more.
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