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Is stem cell therapy right for you?

Stem cell therapy isn't necessarily the right choice for everybody. This post helps to explain who might benefit from stem cell therapy and if it is a good choice for you.

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David Lyons

Guest contributor

Jul 3, 2020

Louis A. Cona, MD

Medical Director of DVC Stem

Stem cell therapy clinic in Grand Cayman


Friday, July 3, 2020

Stem cell therapy isn't necessarily the right choice for everybody. This post helps to explain who might benefit from stem cell therapy and if it is a good choice for you.

The truth behind stem cell therapy

The field of stem cell medicine has been around for decades now. In recent years, there has been a lot of media attention as to the healing potential of stem cell therapies. There have been claims that stem cells can do everything from curing degenerative diseases to re-growing bones and limbs. It can then be difficult for someone seeking treatment for a condition or disorder to determine if stem cell therapy would work for their case. In truth, stem cells are very versatile, but that doesn’t mean they can treat everything. It’s important to know what stem cells are, and more importantly, what they can do for you.

What are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are the earliest form of cell in the body. They are essentially “blank” or unspecialized. In our early years, stem cells travel throughout the body becoming every type of cell necessary for life, whether that be muscle cells, bone cells, neurons, and more. We have a natural source of stem cells in our body, largely found in our bone marrow, fat tissue, and even our teeth. However, these cells are used to repair around the body over time, and their healing potential decreases as we age. Researchers determined that if they take samples of young stem cells, sourced from donated umbilical cord tissue, they could be expanded in the lab to many times their original numbers. This source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) provides some of the most primal and powerful stem cells available. By increasing the number into the hundreds of millions, these cells could be transplanted into a recipient, without any rejection from the patient’s immune system. Once transplanted, these cells would travel the body, repairing damage with the strength of brand new, youthful stem cells.


Stem cells are naturally occurring immature cells with the special ability to “differentiate”, or There are on-going studies today that are testing the effectiveness of stem cells for just about every condition. This doesn’t mean that they have been proven to be effective at treating every disease known to medicine. There are, however, a number of uses have been tried and proven effective for the use of stem cells.

Most disease in the body is caused by one form of inflammation or another. Diseases trigger defensive responses in the body which lead to inflammation, causing a number of symptoms. These symptoms are largely synonymous with autoimmune disorders, or conditions like MS or Parkinson’s Disease. Stem cells have the ability find areas where the disease is impacting a patient and reduce the symptoms to manageable levels. Additionally, the effect can last years before another treatment is necessary.

Likewise, stem cells can supplement a type of cell in the body. In this way, they are effective at treating a condition like Type I diabetes. Stem cells will become insulin-producing cells that are absent in patients, reducing their dependency on supplemental insulin injections.

Lastly, stem cells repair general damage around the body. As we age, our cells age and die, and are not always easily replaced. This is the aging process which eventually ends in our death. Humans don’t pass away from old age for no reason. The body ceases to be able to repair itself, and eventually the wear and tear on our organs overcome the body. Stem cells boost the body’s ability to repair itself. Healthy individuals use stem cells for their “anti-aging” benefits by letting them replace dead cells and even regrow bones, joint, and ligament tissue. This is why many people seek site injections into a shoulder or knee to focus the repairs on one area.

DVC Stem

DVC Stem is a stem cell therapy pioneer, offering stem cell therapies for years and has become a cornerstone of the medical tourism industry. Located in the tropical paradise of Grand Cayman in the Western Caribbean, we offer patients a nearby alternative to traveling long distances and to less ideal locations. Our protocols are IRB approved, and our cells come from regulated, U.S. based, FDA compliant laboratories. We seek to offer the highest quality products, the latest available treatments for a variety of conditions, all combined with a world-class setting and service.

"Dr. Cona is a leading edge stem cell treatment physician"

Matthew Murry - MS Patient


"Is the video I posted from this morning! My speech is so easy for me now, got easier throughout the day! I can talk like a NYer (fast) for the first time in years! Praise God!"

- Matthew Murry


Only 3 days after treatment, Matthew is now able to touch his nose with his eyes closed as well as touch his thumb and pinky together. Both of which he was previously unable to do before treatment.

We are excited to see his continued progress. His story will be updated here so keep an eye out!

Matthew showing his progress with mobility

Matthew Murry - 3 days post treatment

"This is exciting stuff, god bless"

Matthew Murry - MS Patient


Matthew experiences sensation in the bottom of his feet after receiving a simple nerve test.

His left foot did not experience any sensation or move at all, but what happened to his right foot is extremely exciting!


Matthew is now able to lift his leg unassisted. He was previously unable to do so.

Matthew is experiencing the benefits of stem cell therapy first hand. You can view his progress video here.

Matthew showing some amazing mobility improvements.

Matthew Murry - 50 days post treatment

"Amazing progress from one of our MS patients Matthew Murray"

Louis A. Cona, MD - DVC Stem


Matthew is able to stand up with the assistance of stability bars.

David Lyons

Multiple Sclerosis

Although David Lyons was able to successfully fight Multiple Sclerosis through a strict regimen of diet and exercise, he wanted to ensure he was doing everything he could to stay fit. Multiple Sclerosis can be managed with treatment, but there is currently no cure for the disease. For that reason, David came to DVC Stem years ago to use the regenerative and anti-inflammatory attributes of stem cells to aid in his fight for fitness.

The positive results he experienced enabled David to stay strong in the gym, now into his 60s, and that is why he continues to support our clinic to this day.

Are you a candidate?

Complete our online application form to find out if you qualify for stem cell therapy.


About Our Medical DIrector

Louis A. Cona, MD


Dr. Cona has been performing stem cell therapy for over 10 years. He is a member of the World Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (WAAAM). He is also a recognized member of the British Medical Association, the General Medical Council (UK), the Caribbean College of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is the Medical Director for DVC Stem a world-renowned stem cell therapy clinic located in Grand Cayman.

Are you a candidate?

Complete our online application form to find out if you qualify for stem cell therapy.


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