The latest stem cell therapy available

By Shari Jo Sorchych | April 14, 2010

The controversy over embryonic stem cell research may come to an abrupt end along with the need for the research.

What if regenerative stem cell treatment didn’t involve an embryo (fetus if you prefer the term) and therefore none of the ethical or moral issues surrounding use of embryonic stem cells?

What if we didn’t have to settle for using our own body’s harvested stem cells that are already as old as we are? They’ve gone through age changes, radiation, genome transpositions and replications. These stem cells carry heavy metals and all the viruses, colds, skin rashes, etc. we’ve ever had. Do you want these old stem cells or do you want fresh unimpaired stem cells?

Dr. James C. Jenson a board certified radiologist and stem cell pioneer spent time with Sonoran News explaining the latest stem cell therapy available.

“We’ve known for a long time that stem cells are Mother Nature’s repair mechanism.” states Dr. Jensen. “Everybody has them but as you get older you don’t have enough of them and they can be lazy or ineffective.”

According to Jensen, “On the baby/fetal side the stem cells have become a person and they are immunologically identifiable. There are reactive antigens on the cell membrane so they do cause reactions – embryonic stem cells are not the best choice.”

“Umbilical cord stem cells (which are referred to as adult stem cells) are the best medical choice,” Jensen explains, “The afterbirth is normally thrown away. The reason I use umbilical stem cells – I think they are medically better. They don’t have cell membrane antigens. This is the most important thing – the antigens on the stem cells are immature. They don’t function completely so you don’t get allergic reactions. They’re young, tightly wound DNA and have no age problems. The umbilical stem cells are alive. No other approved treatment I know of involves living cells.”

The following health concerns are effectively addressed by stem cell treatment: immunological diseases such as arthritis, systemic lupus, fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis and asthma; metabolic diseases such as diabetes, cardiac impairment, liver and kidney insufficiency; neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Jensen has also been successful in treating some diseases by injecting stem cells using ultrasound to guide a needle to the exact injection site in an organ. Intravenous injection is a good treatment for a generalized non organ specific disease like MS.

Jensen states; “However, cell placement with a guided needle is what I do when it is indicated – like for diabetics. Here I’ll use a guided needle to inject stem cells right into the head of the pancreas. I’ve placed stem cells directly into the kidney or super renal gland or the liver. I placed them for a blind man – a Las Vegas contractor – and he could see his breakfast the next morning. This was 6-7 years ago. These are miracles. The doctor doesn’t have to take any credit for it. You free yourself from all of the ego stuff. You don’t have to say, I designed this treatment protocol and it’s the only one in the world. The stem cells do all of the work.”

Spinal column placement is recommended for spinal cord trans-section from an auto accident, for example (e.g. quadriplegia, paraplegia).

Another way of stating this is; “Placement is about putting the stem cells directly where they know what to do. The body is going to have the stem cells migrate anyway, but it takes longer. If you have a more localized disorder, then the placement would perhaps provide a more robust regeneration.”

The harvest of umbilical cord stem cells involves use of a microscope to pick them out. The approximately 100,000 per cord are grown and divided (meiosis and mitosis). They go from 100,000 to 300,000; pretty quickly you’ve got a million and on and on from that.

Dr. Jensen responded to a question about how many cells are used in a treatment, “It is multifactorial. Can the patient handle it? What is their metabolism? What is the organ? What size is the organ? What is the type of disease? What is the progression of the disease? A stem cell treatment can be one million, three million, divided doses, and some places use a lot more…I don’t think there’s any rule. I don’t think anybody’s got a protocol yet about how many cells you deliver. It’s case specific – they can come back for boosters if they need it.”
To summarize Dr. Jensen’s work: “What you’ve done is conceptually looked at the content and used it to make choices about how to help the body heal itself – taking it out of illness medicine and making it about wellness medicine.” Dr. Jensen adds, “An illness to wellness concept – everybody goes at it from their own speed and awareness; it depends on your body metabolism.”

The stem cells are checked for hepatitis, aids, viruses, bacteria and heavy metals. They are checked by every standards organization around the world – ISO 2001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 plus generally accepted manufacturing principles.

“I take them. I give them to loved ones: my parents, my grandparents, my children – they’re safe. I have been taking them for 7 years,” admits Dr. Jensen.

Jensen continues, “I think the stem cells are good for everybody from the point of view of preventative medicine. They’re good to bring up your immunity and your energy, and for your general well being. You don’t have to be treating a specific disease.”

Stem cells are restricted to research purposes in the United States. Dr. Jensen offers treatment in his San Luis, Mexico clinic just below Yuma, Arizona. Please call 480-326-6812 to make a personal appointment for further information in our Carefree office or email