I'm not sure what internet posts you are reading Jim, but what do you mean that it won't work? Stem cells in general or Dr. Feinerman's treatment or what?
Many others and I have been very active in calling out the media because they fail to vet their sources. These sources, in many instances, have conflicts of interest. I would urge you to read through some of the posts in the General Discussion section and other areas on this forum. There is a war being waged in this country over patients' rights to use their own body parts as a practice of medicine. That's what the entire lawsuit is about that the FDA has brought against Regenerative Sciences. If you haven't been a frequent reader of the forum, you may not understand what is going on in this country, but to put it in a nutshell, if patients can get well or improve their lives dramatically using their own stem cells with a procedure they can get from a doctor, it would mean a loss of jobs and billions and billions of dollars for drug companies, universities, the FDA and others who benefit from our misfortune of being ill. Patients are the ONLY ones without a conflict of interest.
I had treatment last February from Dr. Feinerman. To date, it's the best treatment I've ever had and I've had a lot of them. It has given me back the ability to do many things I had given up on. That being said, could I guarantee that you or anyone would get the same results? The answer is no. I can only state that I am very happy that I made the decision I did.
I do take supplements as well as a few other things post treatment that Dr. Feinerman has suggested and I also have an acupuncture treatment once a month. I think it is a combination of factors that have helped me.
If the FDA would modernize itself and implement former FDA commissioner Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach's idea to allow all those that seek treatment to be able to get it (once safety is established) and then to have those patients be part of a national registry which would be used to determine efficacy, then perhaps we would be making great progress in determining what works best and why for different patients and different diseases. Instead, due to the politics involved and those with conflicts of interest who simply do not want patients to be able to access their own stem cells as a practice of medicine, then we are left simply with no choice but to make our own decisions whether or not we wish to try an experimental treatment.
The regulatory system in this country is doing more harm than good at this point. There are very few on this forum who have decades to wait for the very long, expensive clinical trial process to be conducted to determine efficacy. What is the point anyway, when millions of patients would be available via a registry system that would track their ongoing progress and in the process undoubtedly improve the quality of life for millions? It is senseless what is going on in this country in the name of "protection" for patients.
Carla - It was nice to get your comments about your treatment. I agree that the treatment I received was also very professional and Dr. Feinerman and his staff are very kind and caring. I also feel that an optimistic attitude plays a very positive role. I hope that you continue to improve.
First treatment in 2007. Pioneering ever since.