Stem Cell Transplantation for Cerebral Palsy, Miss. Mo from China

Name: Miss. Mo
Age: 10
Gender: Female
Nationality: China
Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Approach: Stem Cell transplantation, Rehabilitation Therapy and TCM

Conditions before Stem cell Transplantation for Cerebral Palsy

Miss. Mo was 10-year-old female from China with cerebral palsy due to premature birth and hypoxia-ischemic condition. She was unable to sit at the age of 7 months, nor could she stand and walk at the age of 1. Her family had spent nearly 400,000RMB and tried many treatment methods for her, including rehabilitation therapy, acupuncture and medicine; however, she could not walk and stand due to the spastic paralysis in her lower limbs upon admission, when she was 10 years old. Besides, her movements in hand were not flexible either.

Approach and Procedure

1, Stem Cell Transplantation
2, TCM (Acupuncture and Chinese massage)
3, Rehabilitation Therapy (Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy)

Conditions after Stem Cell Transplantation for Cerebral Palsy

With the combined stem cell therapy and rehabilitation therapy for her cerebral palsy, Mo’s improved gradually. She was able to stand up by herself from the prone position five days after the first stem cell injection. About 2 weeks after her admission, she could stand independently, as well as walk for 5-7 meters by herself. One month after her admission, Mo was able to walk independently. 6 weeks after the admission, she could walk up and down stairs by herself.
One month after her discharge, Mo was able to walk with relatively normal posture; besides, she could hold pen with her right hand and write letters.

Follow up:

Ten months after her discharge, Mo’s parents brought her for the second cycle of treatment, aiming to further correct her walk posture and enable her to use the pedestal toilet pan at school independently. After the treatment, Mo could freely use the pedestal toilet pan by herself and her walking posture was nearly normal.

The last time of follow up in 2013, it is told by Mo’s parents that she can go to school independently and her movements are flexible.