As many of you know, I had a somewhat debilitating knee injury in 2015. Three top surgeons and most of the people I know recommended surgery. Instead of going under the knife, I’ve decided to explore other possibilities.
Always Question Conventional Wisdom.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
One of my friends sent me a Ted talk on the healing power of the stem cells. So, I started digging and found a place in Colorado specializing in regenerative stem cell procedures. To sum up, the method is to use your own stem cells to regenerate the damaged tissues.
What Are Stem Cells?
“What are stem cells?” you ask. Possibly the coolest – and least understood – cells in the body
Stem cells are capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type, and from which certain other kinds of cell arise by differentiation. Many debilitating medical diseases and premature aging are due to abnormalities in these processes.
Furthermore, there is a body of new and existing research. For instance, Medical News Today recently reported how stem cells show potential for brain damage repair. Research from Australia suggests by manipulating cell-surface proteins it may be possible to get bone marrow stem cells to differentiate into brain cells. If the method proves practical, it could lead to ways of generating new brain cell populations for repairing brain damage. Wow!
My Success Story
My stem cell procedure was not covered by insurance. Not to mention, it was a painful and an emotionally crazy trip. As always, my husband and a very few close friends supported me. Also, I believed that there is a big chance for it to work. By the same token, I’ve learned so much in the preparation and recovery process.
In summary, I introduced intermittent fasting, switched to whole food plant-based foods, pushed through the pain to do my physical therapy, and practiced healing visualization meditation daily for about seven months.
Finally, I’ve got my results.
My ACL is at 90% regenerated!
To conclude, my ACL is nearly healed. I just need another PRP booster injection, and I can fly again!
February 2015 MRI Report (Post Ski Accident):
January 2017 MRI (Post Stem Cell Procedure):
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