Arroyo to undergo stem cell treatment Monday-A A +A
Saturday, September 8, 2012
MANILA (Updated, 12:18 p.m.) -- Former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is scheduled to undergo her fourth stem cell therapy on Monday.
In her Twitter account, @gmarroyo, she posted: "This Monday, I will have my fourth 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," she added, without elaborating how much the treatment will cost.
After she was granted bail by a Pasay City court last July, Arroyo sought the help of alternative medicine doctor Antonia Park, who runs a wellness center in Tagaytay City.
Earlier this week, the former President said she has started searching for a specialist who can correct her spinal condition.
Arroyo also said she continues to attend her thrice a week therapy at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center, where she had spent eight months in hospital arrest over electoral sabotage charges in connection with the 2007 midterm polls.
"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 neurocervical spine purist who does repeat surgery daily, as recommended by Dr. Anastacio," she tweeted Thursday.
Dr. Roberto Anastacio, her physician at the Makati Medical Center, earlier said the treatment for Arroyo's condition could be found in Austria and New York.
Hold departure orders issued by the Sandiganbayan, however, are preventing Arroyo from leaving the country. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)