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NOT FDA APPROVED, NOT INSURANCE COVERED SO IT MUST BE BAD!

In BUSINESS OF STEM CELLS, HOPE AND INSPIRATION, OFF THE BEATEN PATH, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on February 9, 2017 at 5:37 pm
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NOT FDA APPROVED, NOT INSURANCE COVERED SO IT MUST BE BAD!

Someone reminded me that most stem cell treatments and immunotherapies aren’t FDA approved or covered by insurance in the USA.
 
This is true, but…
we’ve known about the rampant capacity for stem cells regenerating/regrowing finger tips since the work of Dr Illingsworth in the early 70’s. Children under 8 regrew their fingertips unassisted. That was their natural stem cells in their own bodies regenerating the distal phalanx, blood vessels, skin, nail, etc. but our natural healing system is not FDA approved.
 
We’ve known about bone marrow derived stem cell treatments in the form of bone marrow transplants for Leukemia/blood cancers. They regrow the patients immune system and are approved and have been used successfully in the USA for 60 years.
 
We know of stem cell treatments recovering patients from many chronic and terminal diseases successfully around the world for over 2-3 decades but that is only outside of our country and medical system for what I think are probably obvious reasons.
 
We know immunotherapy, like the 2 bubble babies cured and out of bubbles in 2001 and the Cuban originated lung cancer vaccine has been working for decades and treated thousands successfully but that is years from getting approvals here.
 
Sadly, as you said, many of these treatments – which merely expand on and accentuate the natural regenerative capacity and natural immune response capacity of the human body – are not covered by insurance or FDA approved.
 
I guess the only question I have is:
If these treatments have worked years to decades everywhere else they are used…
Is this a failing of the treatments or of the FDA and insurance…

Only you can decide.

 
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Edison

“All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.” – Tesla

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter—for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way.” – Tesla

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Innovation in the Treatment of PTSD

In HEALTH AND WELLNESS, HOPE AND INSPIRATION, OFF THE BEATEN PATH on February 9, 2017 at 3:16 pm

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Time to change our perspective on PTSD treatments

Quite often, advances in treatment modalities are not from new drugs or new techniques but rather, from:

  • redefining our definitions of disease
  • redefining existing treatment methods
  • redefining our definition of recovery

Here’s one such example where the common convention of “in-person therapy sessions” for PTSD is modified by the simple removal of the “in-person” and replacing it…with teleconferencing.  Such a small change to you and me but it makes a significant difference to the patient and…isn’t that the true end goal?

For veterans who may have difficulty attending in-person therapy sessions to treat post traumatic stress disorder, a recent study has shown that treatment through video conferences, or “telemedicine,” can be just as effective.

Many individuals in need of PTSD services live in remote areas around the world where mental health care tends to be scarce. Traveling great distances in order to access this specific type of care is not always ideal, especially for those who already suffer from mental health problems, and it can also be a financial burden. Providing telemental health technology to individuals who would otherwise not be able to experience PTSD treatment is easing these burdens.

Offering both clinical and educational services, telemedicine utilizes communications technology in support and healthcare when distance becomes an issue. These services can include clinical assessment, psychotherapy (for individuals or groups), cognitive tests, and even general psychiatry.

Compared to prolonged exposure therapy conducted in the homes of patients, telemedicine yielded extremely similar results in terms of effectiveness. While some may argue that in-person treatment allows for a more personal, realistic style of therapy, statistics have shown that those who received the same treatment via video screens had similar levels of improvement.

Despite these results, therapy provided through the internet is among the most disputed forms of telemental health services available, due to the previously mentioned fact; it is less personal. Doctors and therapists have feared that their lack of physical presence allows for the patients to react negatively without control, though studies have proved otherwise.

An extremely important consideration in working with those who suffer from PTSD is establishing a sense of safety and comfort, which may prove difficult without actually being in the room. Tools and techniques that therapists have used in order to combat this obstacle include pre-treatment orientation sessions, utilizing fax machines or email to share documents and paperwork, and questionnaires allowing room for criticism or feedback.

Regardless of the criticism, the results of this study prove that there are very little differences in the outcomes of both in-person treatment and telemental treatment. This could change how mental health services are provided on several different platforms, as well as offer new ideas in the treatment of such problems.

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Source: Innovation in the Treatment of PTSD

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