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Another Stem Cell Center

Aside from the National Kidney and Transplant Institute or NKTI, Medical City in Pasig, Makati Medical Center and St. Luke’s Medical Center, another stem cell medical institution or hospital in the Philippines follow the same route on medical breakthroughs and will be open in September 2012 and offer to same therapies similar to what medical and institutions and hospitals I mentioned earlier, that is the Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies or ARCCT.

The Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies or ARCCT according to them, will be a pioneer and leader in medical research and innovations,”…immune and stem cell research and therapies, and in wellness and anti-aging therapies or programs. The research and therapies of the Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies or ARCCT will serve to advance knowledge of cellular regeneration medicine in Asia and the rest of the world…”

Medical services and applications that the Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies or ARCCT which it will offer includes or are :
(1) Immune and Stem Cell Storage
(2) Genetic Tests
(3) Muscular Dysfunction Diseases ( Orthopedic, and reconstructive)
(4) Chronic Pain
(5) Anti-aging Therapies
(6) Organic Vaccines
(7) Cosmetic And Dermatologic Treatments

All these medical services are done through cellular therapy treatment or using stem cell therapy or cellular regeneration therapy.

However, though this kind of therapy or medical treatment is already available on the National Kidney and Transplant Institute or NKTI, Medical City in Pasig, and St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Makati Medical Center; still Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies or ARCCT thinks they are the pioneer and leader and the very first to use this medical breakthrough technology in the Philippines. It seems they are not aware that it is already available in the Philippines before they will open their center on September 2012.For according to the president of the Asian Holistic Medical Alliance that owns and manage the Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies or ARCCT:

“It is the Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies or ARCCT vision to bring most advanced technology equipment available today for stem cell therapy or regenerative cellular therapy. This technology and machinery has never been brought to the Philippines prior to the Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies or ARCCT’s establishment..”

Cynthia Carrion not only “..owns and administers the Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies or ARCCT in a joint venture with the US-based Keller Medical Institute…”,but also a former secretary of the Department of Tourism that have help,”…launch the Philippines’ Medical Tourism Program..” But how come, she says its Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies or ARCCT is the one who bring the latest medical breakthrough on medical practice which is stem cell therapy whereas the National Kidney and Transplant Institute or NKTI is the one who pioneer this kind of treatment since 1990 and the Medical City in Pasig have been researching about regenerative medicine since 1986 and now currently practice this newfound medical breakthrough which is stem cell therapy.

“Many years ago, the Philippines already conducted research in regenerative medicine, starting in 1986 when Dr. Alfredo Bengzon was Secretary of Health, and now president and CEO of the Medical City in Pasig. The Regenerative Medicine Program has been expanded at the Medical City, as part of Dr. Bengzon’s vision to establish a center of excellence in the Philippines that would provide comprehensive range of clinical and laboratory services in molecular and cellular therapeutic, including stem cell therapy, for Filipino and international patients…”

Is Cythia Carreon, found lying or just not aware or how come? According to her through her Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies or ARCCT, the Philippines will become a hub for regenerative cellular therapies in Asia.

“When it comes to cellular regeneration therapy, the Philippines and the rest of the world have yet to discover its full potential for improving human health. This kind of stem cell therapy that is being close in the Philippines today is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak what the Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies or ARCCT will do is broaden the treatment applications of stem cell or regenerative cellular therapies, and offer it on a larger scale at more affordable prices. This will bring the benefits of cellular regeneration therapy to more people…”

The Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies or ARCCT, is not a pure Filipino owned medical center unlike to the Medical City in Pasig and National Kidney and Transplant Institute or NKTI for as I said earlier it is established in partnership with the Asian Holistic Medical Alliance and the US-based Keller Medical Institute. The US-based Keller Medical Institute, “..is a leading clinical facility for cellular regeneration treatments that has already patented its own therapies and procedures..”

Therefore, the Asian Regenerative Center for Cellular Therapies or ARCCT could be a local version or local branch of the US-based medical institute that offers what it offers and now in the Philippine in competition with the local home grown ones: the National Kidney and Transplant Institute or NKTI, the Medical City in Pasig, and the Makati Medical Center Cellular Therapeutics Laboratory. But the National Kidney and Transplant Institute or NKTI is the first to come up with such medical alternatives form of healing or medication or therapy in the Philippines and already practicing it, according to National Kidney and Transplant Institute or NKTI deputy executive director Dr. Dante Dator.

“A lot of people may not know this, but [National Kidney and Transplant Institute ] NKTI’s Stem Cell Transplantation Program has been performing blood and bone marrow transplantation procedures for years and had improved survival for a number of our patients who suffer from diseases like leukemia and lymphomas..”

However, he is not in great oppose against the new medical center that caters the same stem cell therapy like them or the National Kidney and Transplant Institute or NKTI, the Medical City in Pasig, and the Makati Medical Center Cellular Therapeutics Laboratory but somehow happy that the Philippines becomes now the hub or center or leader of stem cell therapy or cellular regeneration therapy in Asia.
“Many Filipinos may not realize this but the Philippines is now regarded as one of the leaders in regenerative medicine considering that a number of medical institutions here, The Medical City included, have spent not only hundreds of millions of dollars in acquiring the latest and most sophisticated equipment but also in acquiring personnel who trained under the watchful eye of world renowned experts if not pioneers in their respective fields..”.according to Dr. Samuel Bernal, a world-renowned Filipino-American cancer specialist and molecular biologist, UCLA Proffesor Emeritus in Medicine and consultant adviser to The Medical City’s Regenerative Program at the TMC’s Laboratory.

Even patients from foreign countries such as the US, Europe, Russia and Australia travel from their home country into the Philippines to have such treatment of therapy, particularly at National Kidney and Transplant Institute or NKTI, the Medical City in Pasig, and the Makati Medical Center Cellular Therapeutics Laboratory and St .Luke’s Medical Center.

Thus, the Philippines become now the pioneer of stem cell therapy in Asia and most trusted medical centers in the world because of a number of medical centers that caters cellular regeneration therapy.
Stem cell therapy is a type or alternative so-called natural way to heal or regenerate the damaged or disease stricken parts of the human body by grafting extra cells into it and that which allowed its natural healing by the help of the natural healing process of the human body.

“..Stem cell treatments are a type of intervention strategy that introduces new adult stem cells into damaged tissue in order to treat disease or injury. Many medical researchers believe that stem cell treatments have the potential to change the face of human disease and alleviate suffering. The ability of stem cells to self-renew and give rise to subsequent generations with variable degrees of differentiation capacities, offers significant potential for generation of tissues that can potentially replace diseased and damaged areas in the body, with minimal risk of rejection and side effects…” –Wikipedia

Regenerative Medication

What is regenerative medicine? An anti-aging and rejuvenation medicine? So it speaks, is not? – Regenerative.

But as I know, cells regenerate themselves every after a good night sleeps and through eating fresh and raw foods and drinks or when a person or animals ate nutritious or foods and beverages that has nutrients; but mostly or especially raw fresh fruits and vegetables that has enzymes and a number of good bacterias and good microorganism that could regenerate the body; as was as fresh pure mineral water that has natural electrolytes, enzymes, and vitamins and minerals that both feed and heals the human and animal humus bodies. So what is this Regenerative Medicine lingering on the Philippines leading medical hospital – St. Luke’s Medical and the Medical City in Pasig?

Regenerative medicine is a personalized molecular medicine..”..which is very labor intensive, requiring a large number of trained molecular biologists and biochemists who work closely with clinicians in customizing treatment according to the molecular characteristics of the patient’s condition..”

It is using the stem cells or extra cells of the patients to treat inflictions and infirmities on the patient’s body so as to “go with the flow” the stemmed cells on the inflicted part of the patient to the natural healing process of the body.

It is using the extra cells of the patients or in other cases using other human adult cells, umbilical cord stem cells, embryonic cells, cells of aborted fetus and animal stem cells, as medicine for healing or regeneration and rejuvenation of the body. The purpose of medicine is for healing or in other words, for regeneration, but there are some medical drugs or pharmaceutical drugs that rather regenerates or heal the patients, it instead degenerate or inflict more the patients or reverse the process of healing or bring to life the patients humus body.

“The most effective and safest cells to use for treatment in human are human adult cells,(especially the natural healing cells from the bone marrow) and human umbilical cord cells, according to Bernal. Human adult and umbilical cord stem cells are also morally, ethically and legally acceptable, unlike embryonic, aborted fetus, genetically altered, and animal stem cells..”

Stem cell therapy is the way or alternative means of medical doctors in the Philippines as well as to medical doctors around the world to compete the battle against natural herbal medication, so also to make their treatment also natural to compensate for the lost of profits due to some campaigns against the ineffectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs.

According to Deputy executive director of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute in East Avenue at Quezon City; Doctor Dante Dator, “…stem cell-based therapy is emerging as new concept for the treatment of various diseases. Owing to the extraordinary advances taking place in the fields of cellular and molecular biology, we are slowly moving from just offering mechanical care to biological solutions..” which the medical doctors in the Philippines and by respected hospitals in the Philippines is trying to incorporate on their therapy or expertise on servicing their patients a new kind of treatment that is effective and natural compare to the natural herbal medication phenomena.

The National Kidney and Transplant Institute or NKTI in the Philippines is the pioneer of stem cell therapy in the Philippines which have performed a stem cell transplantation in the Philippines since 1990 and has performed peripheral blood stem cell transplant since 2001, which some Filipinos may not know well. So far, their medical facilities and equipment has been modernized and upgraded similar to what is found in the United States.

“A lot of people may not know this, but [The National Kidney and Transplant Institute or] NKTI’s stem cell transplantation Program has been performing blood and bone marrow transplantation procedures for years and had improved survival for a number of our patients who suffer from diseases like leukemia and lymphomas..”

Dr. Dante Dator said, not that the National Kidney and Transplant Institute or NKTI is the leading medical center or hospital in the Philippines in the field of stem cell transplantation or cellular regeneration therapy or widely known as stem cell therapy; but have also doctors trained with world’s leading institutions, particularly, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) which he work with world-renowned physicians and scientists..” whose goal is to find a cure, rather than merely to treat a disease..”

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, “…was the first in the world to engineer laboratory grown organs that were successfully implanted into humans..” and,”…a leader in translating scientific discovery into clinical therapies…

The Philippines is bless to have to this kind of treatment.. “..why would a Filipino seeking the very best care stay here in the Philippines and not to fly to the United States?..”, because the best care is already here in the Philippines no more to fly overseas if sick or heavily inflicted disease Filipinos would to seek advanced medication abroad.

“Many Filipinos may not realize this but the Philippines is now regarded as one of the leaders in regenerative medicine considering that a number of medical institutions here. The Medical City included, have spent not only hundreds of millions of dollars in acquiring the latest and most sophisticated equipment but also in acquiring personnel who trained under the watchful eye of world renowned experts if not pioneers in their respective fields..”

Actually, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute or NKTI is set to collaborates a clinical trial with Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine or WFIRM using a tissue engineered bladders or using advanced stem cell therapy for the benefit of Filipino patients.

“We do hope that with this collaboration we can give the same value of care to Filipinos patients…it is no longer impossible or beyond the realm of possibility that the few of us could now provide the expertise and best services that patients seek…”,added more,”…the doctors [in the Philippines] can now select a therapy or treatment protocol based on patient’s molecular profile that may not only minimize harmful side effects and ensure a more successful outcome, but can also help contain costs compared with a trial-and-error approach to disease treatment….”

Filipino patients are of no worries regarding such treatment because, doctors on such specialization are “…armed with the right training and competent personnel, I believe that we can incorporate regenerative medicine and tissue engineering in the clinical armamentarium for the Filipino patients…”

Not only in the National Kidney and Transplant Institute or NKTI, Medical City in Pasig and St ,Luke Medical Center were at already in the stem cell therapy kind of treatment or treating a degenerative diseases or any kind and sort of diseases as new breakthrough alternative for healing and regeneration of the body,”..other leading medical institutions in the country[Philippines] are also beefing up their facilities that involved stem cell-based therapy…”
However, to brush off or brush away worries or anxieties that a Filipino would be apprehensive over such treatment because it is scrapping their tissue or cells or grapping other cells or tissue from for instance from stem cell of animals into their bodies or cellular make-up in order for them to be regenerate or be heal from, their diseases, the doctors involved on such or specialized on such kind of treatment, according to them would be able to convince patients to undergo such and nothing wrong will happen and everything is okay.

“Before we could even convince patients, we need to assure them that their cells will be processed by one of the most experienced staff and advanced facilities in the region. We offer ultraclean room facility that can handle cell-based products, and culture facility; sophisticated procedure to isolate stem cell (magnetic-activated cell sorting); meticulous quality control and documentation; high-end equipment that are operated by experienced scientists; and established system to monitor the patient’s progress..”, according to the head of Makati Medical Center Cellular Therapeutics Laboratory.