March 27, 2017

Patient Sees Incredible Results After Suffering from a Stroke, Heart Attack and Atrial Fibrillation!

Treatment for StrokeWe had a 55 Year old Male in the office a few months ago that had previously developed problems with his Heart – after a Heart attack, he developed a ‘Rhythm’ problem (Atrial Fibrillation) with his Heart as well, and as a result of the new issue he created a blood clot in his heart that went up into the Left side of his Brain, causing an Ischemic Stroke.  He now had 3 Major problems to deal with – his previous Heart Attack, the Heart Rhythm Problem (Atrial Fibrillation – he is now on Coumadin), and then the Stroke which left him with some Right Sided weakness, most profoundly in his Right Arm which was rendered essentially useless to him.

After getting nowhere further in Physical Rehabilitation, a couple of years later he called our office with the hope that Stem Cell Therapy could help him.  He fatigued easily, had no function of his Right Arm and had problems with his Right Leg ‘weakness’.  Our workup showed that he also had a significant amount of Heavy Metals which he was able to Chelate (taking some oral capsules to purge his body of the Heavy Metals), and some significant problems with his GI tract.  The GI problems would affect his absorption and would definitely create problems with the Stem Cells if we had just given them to him.  Instead, we placed him on a low Carbohydrate diet, some Pro-Biotics, and an oral Anti-Fungal prescription.

He came to the office hopeful – and we performed an Autologous (self)  Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant with him.  He went home and diligently worked in therapy.  I had spoken to his wife today – and she said that he made great progress in his stamina, and his Right Arm has made great strides with movement and strength.  Motion at the wrist / hand was greatly improved, but there is still residual weakness in the movement / grip of his fingers.  He’d made tremendous progress!

He will continue with therapy (which he had failed BEFORE the Stem Cell Transplant) to work on his Arm and Leg.  He is continuing with the Stemgevity (to stimulate further Stem Cell production) and the Pro-Biotics.  Once he ceases to make further progress, we may again pursue further BMSCT therapy – as it has given him so much hope and progress.

It’s stories like this that are so ‘heartening’, for someone to work so hard and make progress after being told “. . . nothing further can be done . . .” he now looks forward to the years ahead and have a better QUALITY of life in the future.

Dr. Thermos shares stem cell healing insights at the Cancer Control Society, Dr. Steenblock at Seattle Pacific University


 Here at Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic our doctors are, well,…busy. That is, they are not only busy helping patients and coming up with new healing regimens & methods, but they also share what they learn with fellow medical professionals as well as the public. Here are some recent examples:

Dr. Alexander Thermos spoke on “Stem Cells & Cancer” at the Cancer Control Society’s annual convention in Los Angeles (on Labor Day, no less). The CCC will make available a DVD of Dr. Thermos’s presentation at some point in the near future, so keep an eye on their website for this at

In addition, clinic founder Dr. David Steenblock will be speaking at the Chronic Disease Research Foundation’s (CDRF) annual meeting at Seattle Pacific University September 6-8 (2013). Here is a link to the conference website:

If you’d like to benefit from the insights & innovative clinical work of Drs. Steenblock & Thermos, call toll free 1-800-300-1063 from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific Time Monday through Friday. Or shoot them a message by clicking this link and completely and submitting the on-line form: You can also email the doctors at



Reversing frailty & aging with Dr. David Steenblock (FREE video)

In this brief video hear Dr. David Steenblock talk about reversing frailty & aging: FREE TALK - DR. Steenblock on frailty & aging (August 23, 2013)

JD had 2 stem cell-rich bone marrow treatments. Read what his mother said about his impressive improvements!

Highway sign - direction and exit signJD had a stroke prior or just following his birth which resulted in partial paralysis, slurred speech, seizures, and bad eyesight. This all changed following two stem cell-rich bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) treatments at Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic. This is what JD’s mother Kathy V. shared about her son’s turnaround:    

I just wanted to give you an update on JD.  JD had a stroke either shortly before birth or right after, causing left side paralysis along with other common stroke symptoms, such as slurred speech and seizures. JD was 30 yrs old when he had 2 rounds of stem cell therapy, and he is now off all seizure medication, has lost 40 lbs, and was seen by the eye doctor today and has had a 40% improvement in his eyesight. The doctor was amazed and so was JD! No more bi-focals…which he has had since he age 13. I have also noticed that his speech pattern is alot smoother and flows better. Keep up the great work!

Now that you know what Dr. Steenblock’s BMAC treatment did for JD, how about you? Want to find out if BMAC could help with your health issues? You can find out by calling 1-800-300-1063 from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific Time (Monday-Friday) and asking for a FREE consultation.

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What can hyperbaric oxygen & stem cells do? Check out Andrew Burkhart’s story on Positively Positive and find out!

ANDREW BUCKHART - PRAY FOR ANDREWAndrew Burkhart is a little boy with cerebral palsy who has reaped tremendous benefits from various CAM (complementary-alternative medicine) treatments plus some leading edge care at Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic that has included hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and stem cell-rich bone marrow aspirate injections. Two NBC station affiliates, channel 4 in Los Angeles and channel 12 in Phoenix (AZ), have run stories on Andrew’s journey to improved functioning. Now, Positively Positive has posted quite a powerful article on Andrew by his mother, Kellie Burkhart, which you can access by going to Make sure to check out the links at the bottom of the posted story.

The same treatments that have helped Andrew have also produced great clinical improvements in other children and young people with cerebral palsy, as well as folks wrestling with multiple sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Parkinson’s disease, chronic stroke, and a host of other vexing conditions. You can learn more by visiting and also

In addition, free consultations are available. To secure yours, call 1-800-300-1063 from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.


Dr. Steenblock on Wikipedia

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Earlier today an article on Dr. Steenblock appeared on Wikipedia which you can access at Here is the article in its entirety:





David Steenblock

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David A. Steenblock (b. January 7, 1943) is an osteopathic physician, biochemist, product formulator and author who founded the first integrative medicine clinic west of the Mississippi River in 1978 and went on to do extensive clinical work and in-office experimentation with hyperbaric oxygen, chelation therapy, herbal medicine, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), whole body periodic acceleration, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF), and (since 2005) stem cell rich bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC). He has at various times been a medical and technical consultant to various foreign clinics doing treatments involving the use of pure umbilical cord stem cells (2203-present). Since 2011 he has served as Chief Wellness Officer for SiriCell Technologies which is conducting adaptive design phase 1 & phase 2 clinical studies in various countries in Asia. Dr. Steenblock is also founder and president of Steenblock Research Institute, a 503(C) nonprofit entity located in San Clemente, California that houses a massive medical and scientific library plus a state-of-the-art molecular biology R & D laboratory.


Dr. Steenblock earned his B.S. degree from Iowa State University, then an M.S. in Biochemistry and Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. His post-doctoral training included three years at Case Western Reserve University, one year at the Oregon Health & Sciences University and a clinical Rotating Internship at Providence Hospital in Seattle, Washington. In addition, he did an externship at the University of Washington Department of Hematology/Oncology in 1969 which included work with stem cell-rich bone marrow. This program was run by Dr. Edward Donnall Thomas (who in 1990 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine & Physiology).

Dr. Steenblock obtained additional training and certification including:

Investigator Training for Medical Research, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Strong Memorial Hospital and Western Institutional Review Board (September 2006)

Wound Care Education InstituteCertification in Skin and Wound Management (January 2007)

Certificate in Pain Management and End of Life Care Institute for Medical Quality (January 2007)


Dr. Steenblock commenced his medical career by training in pathology. During the late 1970s he founded the first integrative medicine clinic west of the Mississippi River (Wholistic Medical Center, El Toro, California) which focused on the prevention and treatment of chronic degenerative diseases. His clinic relocated to Mission Viejo, California in 1994 and for the next 5 years operated as “The Brain Therapeutics Medical Clinic”. In 2006 his clinic became “David A. Steenblock, D.O. Inc., Personalized Regenerative Medicine” (Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic) and has since focused on personalized medical intervention for various chronic diseases plus age-related issues and aging management (antiaging). Among the modalities Dr. Steenblock utilizes is hyperbaric oxygen, chelation therapy, herbal medicine, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), whole body periodic acceleration, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF), and (since 2005) stem cell rich bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC).

During his lengthy career Dr. Steenblock has also held a number of positions and appointments including:

President, The International Oxidative Medicine Association (1995 – 1998)

President, Orange County Osteopathic Society (1985)

American College of Advancement in Medicine Board of Directors (1981 – 1985) Treasurer (1985 – 1991) Chairman, Scientific Committee (1990 – 1991)

Medical Editor, Let’s Live Magazine (1986 – 1993)

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Preceptor Training Program, University of Michigan College of Osteopathic Medicine (1982 – 1986)

Preceptor, Bastyr University Center for Natural Health (2004 – 2006)


Dr. Steenblock has been subject to regulatory action by the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, something publicized in detail on Quackwatch by Dr. Stephen Barrett in entries such as Regulatory Action against David Steenblock, D.O. (1993-1994) and Regulatory Action against David Steenblock, D.O. (1997-2000). What these decisions and Dr. Barrett’s coverage of them do not reflect are issues, contrary evidence and claims of bias put forward by Dr. Steenblock and others. These have been summarized in Goliath v. David.

In addition, many critics and skeptics have taken exception to Dr. Steenblock’s use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for chronic stroke, something he began using in conjunction with specific IV and other therapies in 1988. Quackwatch’s Stephen Barrett stated in “A Skeptical Look at David Steenblock, D.O.” (2010) that “It is true that strokes are caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. However, there is no scientific evidence that increasing oxygen delivery to the brain after an acute episode is over can stimulate cells to regenerate.”

In 2013, a major randomized, prospective Israeli study was published in PLOS Clinical Trials in which the authors reported that “… HBOT can lead to significant neurological improvements in post stroke patients even at chronic late stages”1

Dr. Barrett’s highly critical article titled “A Skeptical Look at David Steenblock, D.O.” (mentioned above) was rebutted in Beware of Quackwatch (2012).

External Links

Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic

Stem Cell MD

Steenblock Research Institute (Nonprofit)


Books, articles & audiovisual

Chlorella: Natural Medicinal Algae” (Aging Research Institute, 1987)

Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy: The Gift of Healing from Healthy Newborns” (basic Health Publications, 2006)

Wholistic Medicine: Unstoppable Juggernaut or Losing ground to Prescription Pad Doctors & Quackbusters? By Dr. David A. Steenblock

Ethical Stem Cells Now DVD on umbilical cord and bone marrow stem cells which features Dr. Steenblock

A Brief Review of Hyperbaric Oxygen for Stroke Rehabilitation by Dr. David A. Steenblock

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Physical Therapy & Biofeedback for Chronic Stroke. A study presented as a Poster Session titled “Improved therapy for Rehabilitation of Stroke” at the National Stroke Association Ninth Annual Stroke Rehabilitation Conference (Boston, Mass.) By David A. Steenblock, B.S., M.S., D.O.

Dr. Steenblock’s Alternative Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis by Dr. David Steenblock

Natural Regenerative Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease (E-Book) by David A. Steenblock, M.S., D.O.

Journal Papers

Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy for Cerebral Palsy, F. Ramirez et al, 2006, Medical Hypotheses & Research Journal 3: 679-686

A Histologic Study of the Systemic Effects of Trans-AMCHA. D.A. Steenblock, G. Gordon, M. Jacquo, Jr., W.L. Nusser, E. Celander, D.R. Celander.J.A.O.A.65: 987, 1966.

Effect of Fibrinolytic Inhibitors on Guinea Pig Kidney Tissue as Revealed by Electron Microscopy. D.A. Steenblock, D.R. Celander.J.A.O.A. 67:103, May 1968.

Systemic Effects of the Inhibition of Fibrinolysis and its Activators, M.S. Thesis, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa 1967.

A Light and Electron Microscopic Study of Arteries and Other Tissues from Dogs Subjected to Chronic Fibrinolytic Inhibition with AMCHA. D.A. Steenblock, D.R. Celander. Vascular Surgery 2, 149-156, 1968.

Effects of Combination Treatment with Hydrocortisone and an Antifibrinolytic Agent Utilizing Laboratory Rats. D.A. Steenblock, D.R. Celander. J.A.O.A., April 1969.


1. Shai Efrati, Gregori Fishlev, Yair Bechor, Olga Volkov, Jacob Bergan, Kostantin Kliakhandler, Izhak Kamiager, Nachum Gal, Mony Friedman, Eshel Ben-Jacob, Haim Golan. Hyperbaric Oxygen Induces Late Neuroplasticity in Post Stroke Patients – Randomized, Prospective Trial. PLoS ONE, 2013; 8 (1): e53716 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053716

Supplemental Information

Anecdotal evidence and observational studies are regarded by some researchers as a more reliable means of discovery and explanation than formal studies. One very cogent paper on this subject is “Observational Research, Randomised Trials, and Two Views of Medical Science” that appeared in the PLoS Hub for Clinical Trials at

Spinal cord injury patients who received injections of their own bone marrow stem cells showed improvement. Reported in “Stem Cell Transplant Patients Show Long Term Improvement”

Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Phase 1 (Safety) clinical study shows they are safe in treating TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in Children:

Retraction Watch (A blog that covers retractions of scientific papers):

Stem Cell Treatment Monitored (A blog that critically examines the writings of Doug Sipp):

Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED) is a unique database produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library which is available at

CAM on PubMed allows you to search the PubMed database for information on complementary-alternative medicine:

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Hyperbaric oxygen for chronic stroke: A major Israeli study says “It works” — even years later!

HBOT CHAMBERS Dr. Steenblock began using hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for chronic stroke in 1989 and in the more than twenty (20) years since has treated scores of chronic stroke patients and written and spoken extensively about the improvements he has seen during that time*. Not unexpectedly, his pioneering use of hyperbaric oxygen to improve brain damaged stroke patients was met with sometimes hostile remarks and articles by so-called skeptics and medical journalists. Among them was Quackwatch’s own Stephen Barrett, MD who wrote this in an article titled “A Skeptical Look at David Steenblock, D.O.” (Readers interested in a section-by-section critical rebuttal of Barrett’s article are invited to read “Beware of Quackwatch” at

“The treatments that seem to interest Steenblock most are hyperbaric oxygen therapy and stem cell therapy. According to an article on the Stroke Doctor Web site:

Strokes are caused by a lack of oxygen to a part of the brain. Long term effects are caused by the continued lack of oxygen, the swelling of brain tissue and the accumulation of calcium within the damaged nerve cells. Dr. Steenblock’s neuro-rehab program is designed to bring oxygen back to these starved cells, reduce swelling, and provide the nutrients needed to help the cells remove their waste and restore normal metabolic function [6].

It is true that strokes are caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. However, there is no scientific evidence that increasing oxygen delivery to the brain after an acute episode is over can stimulate cells to regenerate.”

Recently a very rigorous Israeli clinical study on HBOT and chronic stroke was published in the open access journal PLOS Clinical Trials. The results of the study were written up as a paper titled “Hyperbaric Oxygen Induces Late Neuroplasticity in Post Stroke Patients – Randomized, Prospective Trial” which can be access at The conclusion tells the tale:

“The results indicate that HBOT can lead to significant neurological improvements in post stroke patients even at chronic late stages. The observed clinical improvements imply that neuroplasticity can still be activated long after damage onset in regions where there is a brain SPECT/CT (anatomy/physiology) mismatch.”

If this somewhat technical jargon is leaving you glassy-eyed, here is something from a lay-level write-up on this study that appeared on the ScienceDaily website on 1-23-2013:

“For their study, the researchers sought post stroke patients whose condition was no longer improving. To assess the potential impact of HBOT treatment, the anatomical features and functionality of the brain were evaluated using a combination of CT scans to identify necrotic tissue, and SPECT scans to determine the metabolic activity level of the neurons surrounding damaged areas.

“Seventy-four participants spanning 6 to 36 months post-stroke were divided into two groups. The first treatment group received HBOT from the beginning of the study, and the second received no treatment for two months, then received a two-month period of HBOT treatment. Treatment consisted of 40 two-hour sessions five times weekly in high pressure chambers containing oxygen-rich air. The results indicate that HBOT treatment can lead to significant improvement in brain function in post stroke patients even at chronically late stages, helping neurons strengthen and build new connections in damaged regions.”


“Although the study focuses on patients only through three years post-stroke, Dr. Efrati has seen similar improvement in patients whose brain injuries occurred up to 20 years before, belying the concept that the brain has a limited window for growth and change.”

Here is a link to the ScienceDaily article in question: Citation: American Friends of Tel Aviv University. “Oxygen chamber can boost brain repair years after stroke or trauma.” ScienceDaily, 23 Jan. 2013. Web. 23 Jan. 2013.

Readers interested in Dr. Steenblock’s hyperbaric oxygen therapy program as well as other innovative facets of his personalized regenerative medicine approach are invited to learn more at, and

Stroke patients and others struggling with chronic diseases & conditions who’d like to discuss their case with Dr. Steenblock or one of his staff are invited to call 1-800-300-1063 (9 am to 5 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday) and set up a FREE consultation.

Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic – The Road to Your Healing Starts Here

*For a technically-oriented review of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for stroke rehabilitation by Dr. Steenblock click this link, as well as “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Physical Therapy & Biofeedback for Chronic Stroke” at






And the lame shall walk: Free video tells all

Long ago if someone who was paralyzed or otherwise unable to walk began walking, it was called a “miracle” and most often religious or metaphysical reasons were put forward to account for it. Today, scientists and physicians are busy working with the tools of science to more reliably & consistently achieve what “faith cures” (spontaneous remission, placebos, etc.) alone once pulled off (Albeit these “faith cures” did so on a fairly unpredictable, unreliable basis). However, for all the advances in medicine many people saddled with cerebral palsy cannot walk even with walkers or other devices or very poorly so. So when something does get a virtual non-walker up and on his or her feet it is an occasion to rejoice! Just such an event happened to Tim Roy, Jr. on the heels of a stem cell-rich bone marrow treatment done at Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic. You can see for yourself by clicking this link (Video clip on YouTube): (Read the comments too).

Many patients disable by stroke and other neurological conditions have reaped similar results following treatment at Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic

If you happen to be struggling with CP or stroke or have a child or relative that is, you can discuss this with Dr. Steenblock for free. To nail down your free stem cell consultation just call Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic at 1-800-300-1063 (9 am to 5 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday).

John Murphy gives 2 thumbs up to stem cells for stroke. Hear why in this FREE video!

John Murphy had a stroke that left him with poor muscle control and balance. He came to Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic and had a 1st stem cell treatment that made it possible for him to do thing he had been able to do previously. He returned for a 2nd treatment that that had 2 parts: (1) He had his own stem cell-rich bone marrow harvested and given back to him (“Easy” according to Mr. Murphy); and traveled to Mexico for an infusion of pure umbilical cord stem cells. The outcome? Watch this FREE 3 minute, 34 second video interview and see for yourself! 

After you’ve watched Mr. Murphy’s interview, call Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic and arrange for your NO COST stem cell consultation: 1-800-300-1063 (9 am to 5 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday).


Treatment for Stroke!

treatment for strokeDid you know that every 45 seconds someone has a stroke in the United States?

This statistic is alarming, but there is good news. Dr. David Steenblock, stem cell expert, has established effective treatments for stroke patients. Dr. Steenblock many times is able to reverse the effects of a stroke. Dr. Steenblock is on the cutting edge of alternative medicine and is constantly developing new therapies for patients who have suffered from a stroke. Just watch Bob’s story to see how he did after suffering from a stroke and coming to Dr. Steenblock:

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