Since 2005, patients with different types of Muscular Dystrophy such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrohpy, Becker Muscular Dystrohpy, Limb Girdle and Fascio-Scapulo Humeral Muscular Dystrohpy traveled to China to receive the stem cells.
The aim of the treatment is to regenerate the fibers damaged or lost in the affected muscles. The stem cells can replace the dead and damaged cells, and patients’ condition will be improved.
Patient will stay in hospital for at least 30 days for thestem cells therapy which includes at least six injections. The injections are delivered once or twice a week through IV and intramuscular injections that are provided directly into the affected muscles.
In addition, supportive treatment such as acupuncture, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and electro-wave therapy will also be added to ensure the best treatment results.
After the stem cell therapy, patients usually experience improvements in the following:
The stem cell treatment can slow down the loss of muscle mass and relieve the symptoms. However it is important to remember that the treatment is not a cure and it cannot eliminate the underlying cause of muscle fiber loss. Thus, improvements are not permanent and will last for a certain period of time depending on how fast the disease is progressing.