In this more personal, from the gut blog I question whether stem cell treatment would be right for me. What are the risks? Why is this being done in China and not in the West? Is it simply politics or is the West being appropriately more careful? Part of the treatment is acupuncture and face massage, techniques similar to self healing that bring blood and energy to the optic nerve. Could I use self healing methods to create a really healthy environment for the stem cells to be implanted? Could it be that self healing is also growing new nerve cells? These are all open questions as far as I am concerned. In the end I guess I am open to the treatment but only after I have really pushed self healing as far as possible.