The origins of cell therapy date to the early 1800s in Switzerland. That is when Dr. Charles-Edward Brown-Séquard and Dr. Paul Niehans began researching the use of animals extracts to reduce the effects of aging.
Modern cell therapy was further legitimized in the field of bone marrow transplantation, through the work of Dr. Jean Dausset, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1980. His research laid much of the groundwork for Dr. E. Donnall Thomas, who performed the first successful transplant of cells between identical twin patients and who went on to win the Nobel Prize in 1990.
Since then, cell therapy has evolved by leaps and bounds, offering great advancements in regenerative medicine. In recent years, legions of affluent, accomplished individuals – from actors and performers to CEOs and heads of state – have travelled to Switzerland on a regular basis to undergo cell therapy injections not legally available in the United States. Adherents have cited numerous positive results, including improved skin condition and muscle tone, an enhanced libido, a general sense of wellbeing, and improvement on numerous conditions, including Type II diabetes and joint pain.