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Properly Performed Stem Cell Treatments: Offer Great Benefits for a Variety of Conditions

Jan 30, 2023 02:30PM ● By Chadwick Prodromos, M.D.

Properly performed stem cell treatment is completely safe and has remarkable efficacy for disorders that are otherwise difficult or impossible to treat. Unfortunately, stem cell treatment is illegal in the U.S. except for bone marrow aspirate, which has limited efficacy. At Dr. Chadwick Prodromos’ two centers the Prodromos Stem Cell Institute in the beautiful Caribbean Island nation of Antigua and in the upscale Monterrey Mexican suburb of San Pedro Garza Garcia, these treatments are provided. Stem cells that are taken and that other advanced centers use are taken from Wharton’s jelly or from the patient themselves, and hundreds of millions of cells are injected. They are never fetal or embryonic. The following will give some idea of the power of stem cell treatment.

Anti-aging stem cell infusion

Simple Intravenous injection of 100 or 200 million mesenchymal stem cells can partially reverse aging effects by improving DNA epigenetic quality, decreasing systemic inflammation and improving the gut microbiome. This can manifest as improved energy, better short-term memory, reduction or elimination of joint aches and pains, better vision, improved skin radiance and when injected into the scalp, thicker hair. The infusion takes under an hour and has no side effects. The treatment is accomplished in a single one-hour session.


Anti-aging stem cell infusion with lymphocyte augmentation – The Salamander Protocol

For a more aggressive rejuvenation, we augment stem cell infusion with your own lymphocytes.  These white blood cells are removed then activated to give them an affinity for the heart, brain, joints and other tissues where needed, and are then reinfused intravenously. They remove scarring from damaged tissue and attract stem cells which are able to more effectively rejuvenate these tissues as a result.

Patients stay in Monterrey for one week to receive this protocol. Named after the salamander - which has remarkable regenerative properties, including growing new limbs—this technique is offered nowhere else in the world. 

Total plasma exchange 

Removal of plasma by safe, painless, apheresis and then replacement with new, clean solution has been shown in studies to decrease cell senescence and has increased longevity in animal models, and can be used in conjunction with stem cell treatment. 

Eradication of multiple sclerosis with AT Cell Vaccine 

MS medications are toxic and predispose to infection and cancer. Simple intravenous infusion of stem cells is better, and used to be the preferred Podromos treatment, as it can safely suppress symptoms for a period. However, the disease always returns and repeat treatment is required—and it is often not effective for chronic progressive MS.  We now are proud to offer a vaccine (made from the aggressive T cells that cause MS) that eradicates MS long-term, in well over 80% of patients. More than 200 patients have been successfully treated with no recurrences in over 20 years of follow-up. The treatment involves only intravenous infusion and there have been no serious side effects. Lesions on MRI are seen to disappear after treatment. Patients stay initially for a little over a week to receive the initial vaccine dose. They then have repeat T cell vaccine infusion, done in a single day monthly, for 10 to 12 months to ensure that the disease does not recur. Results such as improved gait and energy are seen early and progressively improve.


Autism is an immune-mediated disease, and as such, is able to be helped by the immunomodulatory effects of stem cells. We have had consistent success treating autism patients as young as 4 and as old as 27 with simple IV infusion of stem cells. The infusion is painless and takes under an hour. Patients report improved language, greater calmness and improved sleep. Medications can also be discontinued. At our website ( is a testimonial from a physician who is a national leader in the autism community. She describes how stem cells provided by us helped her son and allowed him to be removed from the toxic drug risperidone. We also perform EEGs, which have shown striking improvement after treatment.

Back/neck pain and arthritis 

80% of patients treated with simple injection of stem cells into the back or neck achieve substantial relief of pain. This is true even for severe pain in patients considering surgery. We have excellent success also for severe arthritis—even bone-on-bone. Most patients who we see who have been told they need joint replacement surgery in fact do not, and do well with stem cell treatment without surgery.


Simple stem cell injection into the ovarian area produces successful pregnancy in a significant percentage of infertility patients who have failed IVF treatment. Stem cell injection can also achieve successful pregnancy in patients before trying IVF. There is also evidence that sperm count improves after testicular injection.

Rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Type 1 diabetes, Crohn’s/ulcerative colitis, other autoimmune disorders and more can all be successfully treated with T cell vaccine as described above for MS.

Macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, stroke and cerebral palsy

These are all disorders with damaged or dead central nervous system tissue that we successfully treat with “effector” cells. These are lymphocytes taken from the patient, activated and returned. They label the tissue and remove scarring, allowing stem cells to help heal the tissue.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 

An otherwise uniformly fatal progressive lung disorder, we are able to successfully arrest and even reverse using T cell vaccine as above described for MS, but adapted to lung tissue.

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos, founder of the Prodromos Stem Cell Institute and the Foundation for Regenerative Medicine, received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, an M.D. from Johns Hopkins, did an Internship at the University of Chicago, orthopedic residency Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s, and a fellowship Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He was assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Rush University for 27 years. The editor-in-chief of “The Anterior Cruciate Ligament—Reconstruction and Basic Science,” he now devotes his practice to stem cell treatment and regenerative medicine.

The Podromos Institute is located at 1714 Milwaukee Ave., in Glenview, Illinois and 720 Goodlette Rd. N., Ste. 203, in Naples. For more information, call 847-699-6810 or visit Email [email protected]. See ad for upcoming lecture in Naples, page 3.