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Report: T.O. goes to Korea for stem-cell therapy

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Only two days after word emerged, via FOX’s Jay Glazer, that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning went to Europe for stem-cell treatment, the Korea Times reports that free-agent receiver Terrell Owens has gone to Korea for similar therapy on his knee.

Per the report, Owens is visiting the Chaum Anti-Aging Center at the recommendation of Dr. James Andrews.

Owens reportedly arrived Sunday for the treatment.  “Mr. Owens starts with therapy Monday followed by the collecting and storing of his stem cells the next day,” Dr. Lee Jung-no told the Times.

Owens suffered a torn ACL during the offseason.  He seemed to be getting healthier, as evidenced by a video he posted online in August.  But he also said not long thereafter that he’d be playing again by Week Two or Week Three of the regular season.  If it’s true that, on the Sunday of Week Two, Owens arrived in Korea for stem-cell therapy, it doesn’t bode well for him to be playing by Week Three.

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40 Responses to “Report: T.O. goes to Korea for stem-cell therapy”
  1. outlawjerseywhales says: Sep 20, 2011 7:44 AM

    North or South?

  2. bronkko says: Sep 20, 2011 7:45 AM

    Clearly T.O and Peyton support killing babies..

  3. ironhawk says: Sep 20, 2011 7:48 AM

    Stem cells are the future of medical care. They will save millions. Too bad republicans think if we fund stem cell research, evil scientists will create baby factories or whatever absurd thing they were afraid of.

  4. bealeman says: Sep 20, 2011 7:49 AM

    Good for he and Peyton. It’s such a shame that the AMA and Big Pharma (oops, the federal government) won’t let people pursue healthy, natural medical treatment. It’s actually illegal to be seen by anyone not declared a ‘doctor’ by the AMA’s self-written federal regulations. Shame indeed.

  5. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 20, 2011 7:55 AM

    I could be mistaken, but isn’t a big part of most stem cell procedure also the use of HGH?

  6. redguy12588 says: Sep 20, 2011 7:57 AM

    He’s stealing all of peytons stem cells! Get him!

  7. starfan79 says: Sep 20, 2011 8:06 AM

    Maybe the Koreans will keep him.

  8. nomoreseasontix says: Sep 20, 2011 8:23 AM

    Who’s paying for it? Isn’t T.O. running out of money?

  9. tiksta says: Sep 20, 2011 8:25 AM

    Do some research before you open your mouth (I hate people with misinformation!) Their not killing babies they now get the stem cells from your own bone marrow!

  10. notrelated says: Sep 20, 2011 8:27 AM

    “Clearly T.O and Peyton support killing babies..”

    Might want to do your homework. Neither are using stem cells from fetus’s.

  11. sonlaw says: Sep 20, 2011 8:29 AM

    These are not embryonic stem cells so they are not taken from aborted babies. Those who believe that abortion is murder encourage the use of adult stem cells. These are the only types of stem cells that have shown any medical use. They don’t require you to sell your soul before using them.

  12. gnorules says: Sep 20, 2011 8:31 AM

    I thought TO had *sniff sniff* no money left because he’s not playing football *sniff sniff*. What is he doing to pay for it??? Trading furniture and autographed jerseys?

  13. ajknox88 says: Sep 20, 2011 8:36 AM

    tfbuckfutter says:
    Sep 20, 2011 7:55 AM
    I could be mistaken, but isn’t a big part of most stem cell procedure also the use of HGH?
    ______

    Yes it is but not in the sense you are thinking. Stem cell is targeting a specific part of your body and repairing the cells that are destroyed, and rebuilds new cells there. Essentially it could be used for growing new muscle, or making them stronger.

  14. tatum064 says: Sep 20, 2011 8:38 AM

    ironhawk says:
    Sep 20, 2011 7:48 AM
    Stem cells are the future of medical care. They will save millions. Too bad republicans think if we fund stem cell research, evil scientists will create baby factories or whatever absurd thing they were afraid of.
    =========================
    How do you know they haven’t already? Why do you think they’re against it – you know how much “saved lives” will cost the Health Industry?

  15. anactualnflowner says: Sep 20, 2011 8:41 AM

    OOOOO I want stem cell therapy too!

  16. Tribe&Browns&Cavs says: Sep 20, 2011 8:42 AM

    If he needs a strong ligament for his knee, why not just take one out of his mouth?

  17. richm2256 says: Sep 20, 2011 8:42 AM

    Give it up, Terrll.

  18. realitypolice says: Sep 20, 2011 8:43 AM

    tfbuckfutter says:
    Sep 20, 2011 7:55 AM
    I could be mistaken, but isn’t a big part of most stem cell procedure also the use of HGH?
    =========================

    You’re mistaken.

    Stem cell therapy is stem cell therapy. HGH has nothing to do with it.

    There are anti-aging therapies that involve HGH and stem cell treatments, but the two are mutually exclusive. Just because one is used, doesn’t mean they both are.

  19. bmmayhew says: Sep 20, 2011 8:45 AM

    bealeman – you are way off. The AMA’s guidelines are not federal regulations. You may need to revisit 5th grade civics class, but federal regulations emanate from laws enacted by Congress.

  20. duanethomas says: Sep 20, 2011 8:49 AM

    WoW…He cant afford to fly over there, his financial situation must be dire. All to get a one year contract?

  21. deconjonesbitchslap says: Sep 20, 2011 8:50 AM

    new brain?

  22. balewsquare says: Sep 20, 2011 8:52 AM

    I hope this isn’t true. It may sound stupid, but I’m rehabbing from a nasty 3 year ankle injury. I watch that T.O. video every time I start to do my ladders for PT.

  23. arlingtonassasin says: Sep 20, 2011 8:54 AM

    Yup….medicine is big business in your country. If something works you better damn well be ready to pay for it. All us socialized with universal health care for rich and poor send our sympathetic regards. If only your right wing politicians didn’t label us commies. All the while taking huge chunks of “donations” from drug and medical companies. Good for TO ( never thought I’d say that) and Peyton.

  24. rexismybff says: Sep 20, 2011 8:56 AM

    What a contrast –

    - T.O. and Randy Moss – two guys dreaming of another shot at the limelight and their first ring, after they’ve each worn out their welcome with 5 different teams.

    - Meanwhile, Hines Ward just passed Randy on the all-time catches list, and may catch T.O. by next season – all with the same team. He’s got a great contract with a team who needs his production, plays in a town who idolizes him, and long ago held up the Super Bowl MVP trophy that Moss and T.O. can only dream of. Hines has more playoff wins under his belt than both Randy and T.O. combined.

    What a contrast…

  25. rdrs68 says: Sep 20, 2011 8:56 AM

    Now if science could just find a cure for his other problem: toxic personality

  26. johnsticle says: Sep 20, 2011 8:56 AM

    T.O. just wants the fetuses so the stem cell research can build him more Shakey’s.

  27. jimmysimpson55 says: Sep 20, 2011 9:00 AM

    FYI, there are 5 types of stem cells collected for scientific purposes. (Embryonic, Umbilical, fetal, placenta, adult) Only three of them can be used for “therapy” studies (Embryonic, Fetal, Umbilical chord). The amounts of “cells” found in umbilical chords are too few to use as physical therapy, but can be used for therapy sample studies. Therefore, the only two of the five possible stem cells that can be used for physical therapies are from dead babies/fetuses. This is not a Republican/Democrat thing, it is fact that you have to terminate a baby/fetus to help T.O. heal his knee. I respect both sides of the issue and anyone who uses this as a childish excuse to point fingers at one political party over the other, is a narrow minded fool. Both sides of the issue have merit.

  28. sophiethegreatdane says: Sep 20, 2011 9:03 AM

    Stem cell therapy can cure egomania? Who knew?

  29. clintonportisheadd says: Sep 20, 2011 9:12 AM

    I wonder if he will bring back one of those glow in the dark cats…………….?

  30. baxter55328 says: Sep 20, 2011 9:13 AM

    to ironhawk:

    There are many types of stem cells. The most common , and promising, therapy & research is adult stem cell. This is adult stem cell therapy, that is why they are collecting HIS stem cells. Clearly you are a democrat because you are so confused on this issue.

  31. echo4c says: Sep 20, 2011 9:13 AM

    Congratulations ironhawk. Like most people, you completely misunderstand the stem cell debate. The procedure that TO is getting uses his own stem cells (commonly called “adult stem cells”), not the embryonic stem cells that are the center of controversy. George Bush himself pumped billions into adult stem cell research (which has proven cures, unlike embryonic stem cells).

    The reason this procedure is being done in Korea is not because of Republicans – it’s because the procedure isn’t approved for use here in America by the FDA. Why? Because too many regulations – commonly pushed by statists – make it very costly to get new drugs and procedures approved here.

    As far as the “baby factory” business goes, just look up Hwang Woo-suk.

  32. cbow1968 says: Sep 20, 2011 9:15 AM

    Peyton’s treatment included the use of his own cells. Adult stem cell research has proven beneficial whereas embryonic not so much as they get rejected by the patient’s body when used.

  33. bealeman says: Sep 20, 2011 10:02 AM

    bealeman – you are way off. The AMA’s guidelines are not federal regulations. You may need to revisit 5th grade civics class, but federal regulations emanate from laws enacted by Congress.

    ——————————————-
    Ok, I’ll bite. Which ‘congressman’ decides to wake up one day and write medical legislation. Answer: None. But they do get ‘ideas’. How do they get these ideas, you say? By taking enormous campaign contributions and introducing medical legislation into the Congress. Nobody needs a 5th grade class on anything to see that. Sheesh. If the AMA was go fricking awesome, where’s the damn cure for simple fricking cancer already. Salk was the last doctor to do ANYTHING. Doctors were once honorable people, until the unions and associations and all the other organizations found out you could make TONS of money enhancing sickness.

  34. NFLJunkie says: Sep 20, 2011 10:07 AM

    Adult stem cell research has proven beneficial whereas embryonic not so much as they get rejected by the patient’s body when used.

    Every time I hear this as a reason not to support *all* kinds of stem cell research, I wonder if people decades ago who thought organ transplants were ghoulish and/or an affront to their religious beliefs would argue whether the research was “beneficial”.

  35. mdd913 says: Sep 20, 2011 10:18 AM

    When you see Arec Barrwin, you see the true ugriness of human nature.

  36. solidmarine says: Sep 20, 2011 10:51 AM

    What’s the old saying? You can’t fix stupid.

  37. bturner032002 says: Sep 20, 2011 10:53 AM

    Is it not possible to do a ligament transplant from some type of animal? I’m sure they have way stronger ligaments etc…

  38. hatesycophants says: Sep 20, 2011 11:09 AM

    The health insurance, medical and pharmaceutical industries have no interest in finding a cure for anything. The long term money isn’t in a cure, it’s in continued “treatment.”

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  39. joetoronto says: Sep 20, 2011 12:02 PM

    hatesycophants says: Sep 20, 2011 11:09 AM

    The health insurance, medical and pharmaceutical industries have no interest in finding a cure for anything. The long term money isn’t in a cure, it’s in continued “treatment.”
    *************************************************
    Right on!

    Like I just said in another thread, there are many cures for cancer, all kinds of them, but they’re not money makers.

    The cancer industry is one of the biggest frauds of all time.

  40. newagerocker says: Sep 20, 2011 12:31 PM

    I’ve been saying Terrell Owens eats babies for years, that’s why he’s so good, but everyone just laughed at me.

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