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Exosomes 3: A Case of Brain and Neck Trauma
I would like to share a case of a 59 yo woman who is a long time patient, taking TA-65 and Recharge for years. About 15 days ago, she fell hard on the back of the left side of her head. She experienced shoulder pain, neck pain, a laceration requiring stapling of her scalp, and persistent problems consisting of a headache, pressure behind her left eye, neck pain, tingling in her left hand, slurred speech, memory loss, and anxiety about her ability to function in a very busy, people-focused field that requires a high degree of responsiveness and improvisation.
When I spoke to her a week ago, she was slurring her speech and unable to reliably complete her thoughts of maintain the flow of a conversation. I sent her some telomerase activating supplements overnight and her condition improved somewhat although she still felt impaired.
Because she had been following my blogs about exosomes, she wondered if the anti-inflammatory and regenerative nature of the treatments might help. By the time I saw her three days ago, her speech was improved on the telomerase activator but she still seemed anxious, showed poor eye contact, and seemed a bit confused about social cues and the flow of conversation. The day before treatment, she finally got the head CT I had recommended for cognitive problems, neck stiffness, and headache to r/o mass, shift, or bleed. They were able to show that the neck was overly straight and that C7 was sliding out of position, probably causing her hand symptoms. Essentially, she fell and bumped her head and ended up with a concussion and a moderate case of of whiplash resulting in neck muscle spasm and a sliding forward and to the right of the C7 vertebrae as a result; this produced hand numbness.
Three days ago, we injected 3 billion exosomes into each nostril, just under the nasal mucosa next to the inferior turbinates. Within 15 minutes, she expressed a feeling of euphoria which persisted for a short while. In a few hours, she became quite drowsy and had a long night of restful sleep.
When she awoke, the numbness in the left hand was gone, the pressure behind the left eye was nearly gone, and her thoughts were clear. He mood was good and her affect was her original bubbly and joking self.
By the second day, the neck and shoulder pain was gone, the hand was fine, and the pressure behind the eye was gone.
For whatever reason, be it placebo or related to the exosomes, she has enjoyed a rapid and nearly complete recovery in two days and actually most of the improvements occurred overnight. It is possible that the anti-inflammatory nature of the exosomes helped to relax the muscles, allowing for resolution of the whiplash and muscle spasms that were producing subluxation; this relieved the impingement on the cord/nerves from her left hand. Her improved cognition and mood are possibly related to decreased inflammation and some accelerated regeneration the the face of a concussive brain injury.
Of course, exosomes are not FDA approved for anything and this is not standard of medical care. My conjecture as to how it may have helped is only a guess based on science and intuition. Of course, if you ask the patient, she attributes her improvement completely to the therapy but of course the only evidence of that is the time course and there is the placebo effect to consider. I am only glad that she is better, not afraid of losing clients anymore, and back to functioning at her normal bumblebee level of efficiency.
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N.B. On 2/29/2020 I changed my philosophy about keeping these blogs private. The archives up to blog 32 were appended to blogs that had yet to be created when the earlier ones were first written.
I still have voluntary ASMR. Mom’s arthritis is greatly improved.
I explain why I believe exosomes aren’t inert. An amazing case of an overnight in heart rate variability is presented.
A case of whiplash and traumatic brain injury improved after exosome use.
After exosome injection, two runners were able to return to running after limitations from tendinosis that plagued them for months (in the case of the 60-yo man, and years (in the case of the 53-yo woman)
In this blog, I discussed how complicated clinical medicine can be. Different treatment protocols, ambiguous results ethical dilemmas and strange phenomena like acquired coffee aversion are part of what make treating with exosomes so challenging.
Using my left foot as an example, I attempt to explain that while some exosome effects are immediate, others take time. Remodeling of damaged tissues is a complicated process. My foot is still scarred and probably will be for life.
A patient after dental exosome injection becomes pain free after 4 years of suffering.
I explain why lab testing of freshly thawed exosomes is SUPPOSED to come back as normal saline.
A nine-part comprehensive explanation of exosomes.
I interviewed the principal scientists of Kimera Labs and other experienced clinicians using exosomes
66-yo Deb B went from not being able to do one squat to 100 per day after exosome injection.
80-yo Doug describes in his video how much his knees have improved since getting exosome injections. He is reaching new athletic peaks with no signs of stopping.
My 82-yo mom underwent microneedling with exosomes with fantastic results. Most impressive was the absence of “downtime” from redness or bruising.
54-yo weightlifter with chronic pain from a rotator cuff tear shows remarkable improvement in just four days! He re-injured it at the gym so had to undergo a repeat shoulder injection
48-yo woman with severe face blindness experiences some improvement after nasal injections of exosomes. Her ability to remember new faces has improved permanently
I delivered two lectures in Hawaii. The first was about exosomes generally and the second is a password-protected video about clinical applications.
Three cases of middle-aged women reporting enhanced enjoyment and renewed capacity to read after nasal exosome therapy
Two cases of improved dental health presented. We discuss the hazards of EMF and the promising future of dental regenerative therapy
We discuss the notion of energy centers known as chakras and the fact that we are electrical beings
A case of improvement in Seborrheoic Dermatitis after microneedling with MSC exosomes is presented.
I explain how poor we are at assessing change and how attribution and recall bias play important roles
In the past year, there has been a lot of shifting loyalties in the exosome space resulting in a lot of rumor, innuendo, and bad press. With various parties trying to get each other in trouble with federal regulators, it is a treacherous business to be in.
I describe a case of an 86-yo woman whose chronic leg rash disappeared after improvement in her leg circulation
I use a car wash analogy to answer the question “how long do exosomes last?” The answer is it depends on how dirty and damaged the car is, how well you clean it, and how dirty you get it after washing.
I describe four cases of improvement of osteoartritic knees from my trip to Hawaii.
I explain the three definitions of placebo and why I believe most of the effects of exosomes cannot be attributed to the so-called placebo effect.
Some remarkable “soft signs” of exosome effects include itching (new nerves), twitching (new muscles), and heaviness (a healing FORCE).
Three amigos came to see me and all enjoyed benefits. The best was the 48-yo gentleman who had a dramatic improvements to his irritable bowel syndrome, varicose veins, and appearance.
I address the common observation from patients that exosomes seem “smart” or that they know where to go. In fact, I doubt this is true and that they are no smarter than player piano scrolls are good musicians.
I gave a lecture at the University of Hawaii with about 80 attendees. Around 10 of them were actual patients. Hear in their own words how exosomes helped them.
I describe two cases of improved leg swelling and explain what causes this common condition and how exosomes may be improving it.
We present an amazing case of overnight nerve regeneration after ultrasound-targeted exosome injections.