A therapy that worked for a pope and Madonna
By Totel de Jesus
As early as their time, legendary entertainers Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin underwent original living cell therapy and the procedures were done by Prof. Dr. Paul Niehans, considered the father of modern living cell therapy. The Swiss doctor pioneered the treatment in the 1930s.
One of his patients, in fact, was Pope Pius XII. It was reported out of gratitude, the Pope appointed Dr. Niehans to the Papal Academy of Sciences in 1955, succeeding Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin.
One of Dr. Niehans’s students and collaborators was Dr. Siegfried Block, who started his own clinic in Germany 60 years ago. In its simplest definition, fresh cell therapy revolves around the “like cures like” premise.
We all learned these from Dr. Daniel Block, grandson of Dr. Siegfried. He is managing director of Dr. Siefried Block GmbH Centre for Cell Therapy located in the picturesque municipality of Lenggries, Upper Bavaria, Germany. Dr. Daniel was recently in the Philippines to offer the technology to Filipinos.
“That means, for example, that liver cells from an animal will strengthen the human liver the same way the heart cells will invigorate the heart,” he explained.
He said fresh cell therapy is different from stem cell therapy, which promises to replace damaged organs in the body or create one from scratch by using cells from the patient or younger healthy individuals.
“A living cell therapy means that cells and minute cell unions derived from unborn or young mountain sheep are extracted under clinical conditions in our EU-Certified laboratory, suspended in a natural solution and immediately injected into the patient. Around 85 different organs or parts of organs can be extracted. These new injected organ cells will stimulate, revitalize, and restore a patient’s weakened and damaged organ cells.”
To prove they’re not the usual health clinics in Europe offering cell therapy, Dr. Daniel said besides the names mentioned above, he said one of their clients is the sexagenarian pop icon Madonna.
“Mostly we need the permission to mention but yes, Madonna is still a client. Because we don’t treat famous people for free. There are Presidents and former Presidents whose names we can’t reveal. Every patient pays the same price. Whether you’re a President of a country or an ordinary person,” he said.
He said their clinic is a health resort in Germany, near Munich. “My grandfather started it in 1954. We only do the treatment there. All patients are insured. The doctors are very experienced and we have [state-of-the-art] technology. Most important, everything is legal.”
They avail of another resort-like farm where 700 sheep are kept and maintained by veterinarians. They are fed with organic, natural ingredients, no chemicals.
Dr. Daniel’s clinic partnered with Antonio Valeriano Bernardo and Catherine Joy Serrano, president and country representative of DSBlock Cell Therapy Phils. Co. Serrano was a former patient of Dr. Daniel’s clinic in Germany.
“Our partnership is very young, around half a year only. She (Serrano) experienced it on her own. She has no diseases but availed of the therapy for maintaining her health. Now we want it to bring to the Filipino people,” said Dr. Daniel.
The treatments they give indicate complaints arising from Alzheimer’s disease, bronchial asthma, cerebral palsy, diabetes, low sexual potency, lung and cardiovascular diseases, stroke, multiple sclerosis, up to staying younger than one’s actual age.
The patient must stay for a week in their clinic in Germany for the six-day treatment. But first, DSBlock Cell Therapy in the Philippines is tasked to do the pre-screening in tie-up with an accredited hospital. It is important to determine if the patient is fit for the treatment. They also process needed travel documents like visa.
“It doesn’t matter whether you’re a king or a president of a country,” Dr. Daniel added. “Every patient gets a pre-screening and we create individual cell program.”