Dr Hein van Wyk is well known and well-loved in White River. He has been using stem-cell treatment in his patients for the last few years and the many success stories are heart-warming. He truly is a world-class doctor and the fact that his patients come from as far as China, Namibia, Malawi and all over South Africa for treatment in White River is testimony to the fact that he is doing something right! Dr Van Wyk truly is a White River star…
Dr van Wyk is an advocate for living healthily and detoxing regularly. He says most diseases manifest as a result of toxins in the body which ultimately results in inflammation and cellular damage. Autoimmune diseases like MS for instance, are mostly caused by toxins such as mercury (found in old dental fillings) and one of the causes of Parkinson’s is organophosphate (insect repellent) poisoning. According to Van Wyk; “Organophospate is attached to the receptor side of the synapse in the brain and forms a semi-permanent ‘binding’. It inhibits the dopamine to ‘bind’ with the receptor and its effect cannot be felt. If a patient like this is detoxed, the receptor opens and dopamine is released. Unfortunately, if the poisoning has been in place for too long, one can’t do much about it and the damage is permanent.”
Cholesterol also increases when you have inflammation or cell damage in your body. Van Wyk says that sugar and starch are detrimental to your health and cause inflammation that can occur in the muscles, joints, ears and brain. He suggests that every person, healthy or not, should go for an ultra-cellular detox (a cycle of drips) once a month.
His breakthrough in stem cell research came about three years ago when they found that stem cells on their own don’t work optimally in treatments as they can’t grow if toxins are present in the body. That is when he started to combine it with detox therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. One has to use the right kind of detox, before starting with stem cell therapy to create the optimum chance of stem cell survival. The right kind of environment for stem cell growth is a body with no inflammation and no toxins.
“Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In addition, in many tissues they serve as a sort of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells.”
Under Dr Van Wyk’s care, patients undergo about two weeks’ ultra-cellular detox so that the place of degeneration in the body can be found. Thereafter, the patient’s own stem cells (mostly from fat cells) are harvested and injected. Platelets primarily have an immediate, neuro anti-inflammatory effect. Secondarily they “call” the stem cells and then go to the area of inflammation. Platelets have a much wider anti-inflammatory use than other anti-inflammatory medication.
What is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?
“PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood.”
A variety of diseases and conditions can be treated with stem cell therapy and there is quite a high success rate with autoimmune diseases, high cholesterol, degenerative diseases, trauma injuries, psychological disorders and more:
- Auto-immune diseases: SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus), rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and more.
- Traumatic conditions: Strokes, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, tendon injuries and wrist injuries and more.
- Degenerative Diseases: Osteoarthrosis, MS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
- Other diseases like: emphysema
- Psychiatric conditions: Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia (of patients who have used drugs), autism, ADD and ADHD and epilepsy.
One of Dr van Wyk’s patients is Sanmarie who came for treatment all the way from Namibia. Sanmarie had a frontal lobe brain injury and as a result could not display much emotion or eat by herself. After just a few treatments of stem cell therapy, she started showing signs of improvement. The remarkable transformation can be seen when looking at her photos. She can now eat by herself and give her mom a hug and laugh like other children. Isn’t it just a wonderful story?
Dr van Wyk is truly making a difference in his patient’s lives and this will surely continue as research in the field improves. This small-town doctor is making big strides in the field of stem-cell therapy and therefore gets our vote for being a “White River Star”.