MANILA, Philippines – Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo joins the growing list of public personalities turning to stem cell treatment.
In her official Twitter account, Arroyo said: "This Monday I will have my 4th stem cell intravenous treatment with my alternative medicine doctor…It's cultured stem cell and much more modest in price than the one coming from sheep or one's own body."
Arroyo did not give any more details.
In previous Twitter posts, Arroyo said she has turned to alternative medicine for treatment of complications from her cervical spine surgery,
On Thursday, September 6, Arroyo tweeted: "I just came from my thrice weekly therapy at Veterans. This week I also saw two alternative medicine practitioners as part of my search for a second opinion while initiating my communication with an opinion with a neurovervical spine purist who does repeat surgery daily, as recommended by Dr. Anastacio. "
Arroyo has been in and out of the hospital since she was first operated to address a pinched nerve last year.
A recent medical finding by attending physician Roberto Anastacio indicated that Arroyo risks sudden death for the complications from the dislodging of the titanium implanted during her cervical spine surgery at St. Luke's Medical Center.
Previously, former President Joseph Estrada and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile admitted undergoing stem cell therapy.