Earlier today an article on Dr. Steenblock appeared on Wikipedia which you can access at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Steenblock. Here is the article in its entirety:
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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
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.
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. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0053716 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
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 http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.0050067
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” http://www.livescience.com/20384-stem-cell-transplant-patients-show-long-term-improvement.html
Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Phase 1 (Safety) clinical study shows they are safe in treating TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in Children: http://neurosciencenews.com/bone-marrow-stem-cells-safe-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-clinical-trial/
Retraction Watch (A blog that covers retractions of scientific papers): http://retractionwatch.wordpress.com/
Stem Cell Treatment Monitored (A blog that critically examines the writings of Doug Sipp): http://sctmonitored.blogspot.com/
Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED) is a unique database produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library which is available at http://vincent.bl.uk/
CAM on PubMed allows you to search the PubMed database for information on complementary-alternative medicine: http://nccam.nih.gov/research/camonpubmed