Biocare brings Stem Cell Infusion to Zamboanga City PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 November 2012 00:00

I first heard of stem cell therapy from television showbiz news last year. Top artists went to a certain medical facility in Germany for this treatment. For one, Lorna Tolentino testified that her back pain is gone after her stem treatment. Talk host Boy Abunda shared that he brought his mother there and expressed elation how it made her well. I am not sure if he had it also but I know of somebody who now look ten years younger than her age because of stem treatment.

Lately I read in a national newspaper that former Philippine President Gloria Arroyo is presently undergoing stem cell treatment. She got the nod of her well-known medical doctors from top hospitals to go for it. Since there is a need for new medical treatments, stem cell treatment as reported worldwide simply presents an alternative (if not better) modern medical treatment for restoration of health, beauty and total wellness for people who need it.

Highly respected medical Mayo Clinic in the USA defines stem cell transplant as an infusion, or injection, of healthy stem cells into our body to replace damaged or diseased stem cells. The stem cells have the ability to continuously divide and transform into different cells that the body needs for repair and regeneration to delay aging and to even repair damaged cells and regenerate sick cells or organs.

The anti-aging effects are manifested in terms of increase in energy resulting in longer productive hours, increased mental alertness and comprehension and in some patients increase in sexual desire. Anti-aging is also seen in the improved quality of the skin color, radiance and texture. These anti-aging benefits sum up to better quality of life for the patient.

A stem cell transplant also may be performed if high-dose chemotherapy or radiation therapy is given in the treatment of blood disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma or multiple myeloma. And it can also help our body make enough healthy white blood cells, red blood cells or platelets, and reduce life-threatening infections, anemia and bleeding.

Today's newest stem cell research offers a potential treatment for the future for a wide range of degenerative disorders such as diabetes mellitus, arthritis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and aging in itself. The most commonly studied and used method - autologous adult stem cell therapy - involves the use of bone marrow, blood, skin, and most recently, fat.

Some of the medical facilities in Metro Manila currently offering stem cell treatment are St. Luke’s Medical Center, Metropolitan Medical Center, Beverly Hills Medical Group, Asian Hospital and Medical Center. “Stem cell-based therapy is emerging as a new concept for the treatment of various diseases. Owing to the extraordinary advances taking place in the field of cellular and molecular biology, we are slowly moving from just offering mechanical care to biological solutions,” to quote Dr. Dante Dator, deputy executive director of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Quezon City.

In Zamboanga City, premier Biocare Skin Spa and Slimming Center will plane in tomorrow, beauty expert Dr. Kellyn Conde Sy, popularly known as Doc K in Metro Manila. She will give free stem cell consultation at Biocare Nuňez St. Branch and for possible trial treatment (call 992-3002 or 992-6388 for appointment).

As a backgrounder, Dr. K was part of the very exclusive Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Research Center of the University of the Philippines where she graduated with honors. She pursued her medical degree at the UP College of Medicine, and has had extensive training in areas of cosmetics and aesthetics in the Philippines as well as abroad.

In the United States, she furthered her training at the Rayners Institute of Aesthetic Medicine.  Her expertise in the use of the most advanced medical techniques and machines have brought about astounding results in slimming, anti-aging, skin radiance, hair re-growth, rejuvenation and revitalization of health. The aim of her practice is to simplify the approach with medical interventions for the health recovery of her patients as well those who seek long lasting beautification and aesthetic correction.

The privileged check up with Dr. K gives an opportunity for locals to be well informed about this new, revolutionary medical procedure. It will be a great saving too as we don’t need to surfing the internet or go to Manila to know about stem treatment. 

Here’s  cheers for our good health and wellness at Biocare!

By Dante Corteza

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012 10:38