Treatment Dates: September 21 – October 2, 2015
Was the administrative staff in Frankfurt helpful?
They were short staffed as Nadine was on vacation and a new staff Naturopath, Helen, was being trained. There was a lot of confusion in delivering my IV’s. Through out the day, some times Michael would start the IV and hang the bag and sometimes Helen would hang a bag or give me an injection.
At times, it appeared that they didn’t talk with each other or check my daily treatment plan as I had to remind them more than once that I needed the Methylated B vitamins and to give me my Thymus injection at the end of the day.
Did you feel Michael Wittstadt and Nadine Flemming were competent care providers?
Yes, Michael seemed competent however, the lack of organization with my care was stressful. My daily treatment plan was never reviewed with me even though I asked several times. Daniel said it could change through out the day so that is why they didn’t tell me each day what was going to happen. I felt uncomfortable with this.
After asking what was in the IV bag each time they hung one, they started telling me proactively. In general, I got the feeling that the staff was indifferent to my treatment and success of my treatment. I brought many of these concerns to Philip (Founder) and Daniel (CEO) attention and they went unanswered.
Was it easy to communicate with everyone at the clinic?
Yes, everyone’s English was excellent. It was disturbing that Michael or Helen would hang an IV bag and disappear to help other patients. If I needed something, such as to have the IV slowed down due to pain, I had to get my sister to go find one of them. Many times, the Global Diagnostic Machine would fail partway through the testing and we had to go find Michael to restart it.
Were any questions and/or concerns you had during treatments addressed?
I had / have severe daily headaches. They tried to address them with homepathics and a laser treatment but these procedures didn’t provide relief. My other questions and concerns about the lack of organization of my treatment plan went unanswered.
Did you have any type of bodywork? If so, which type?
I had Cranial Sacral work done twice. I didn’t know what this was and learned it was more in line with energy work…I would have preferred to have a Reflexology or a Massage but these were not presented as an option to me. I don’t know why as other patients there received these but they had to ask for them. These services are contracted with outside providers that come to the clinic.
What microbes did the Global Diagnostics find?
The results of the tests were reviewed with me at the beginning, middle and end of the treatment, however they were at a very high level and Michael went through them very fast. I don’t know what microbes were found. The final report I received was difficult to understand since some results are high and interperted as good and others are low and interpreted as good.
Did the Global Diagnostics find any heavy metals? If so, did you receive treatment for those?
Yes, at first, heavy metals were low. By mid treatment, they were high. I did receive EDTA IV’s to help eliminate heavy metals. I still had heavy metals when I left Infusio however, they were lower.
(Note from Jen: it’s my understanding that it’s impossible to remove all heavy metals from our body, getting them to a lower level to reduce the overall toxic load is the goal when doing chelation for heavy metals. I’ve been told this by numerous practitioners.)
Did the Global Diagnostics find any health issue you weren’t aware of? If comfortable, please share.
There was something about my pancreas not functioning at a level it should be but we didn’t address it.
Did your final Global Diagnostics still show Lyme and/or co-infections?
The Global Diagnostics in Germany isn’t as sensitive as the one that Philip has in the United States, so only Lyme showed up on day 3. I don’t believe it can pick up co-infections as I asked but was told this test wasn’t as specific as the one the Philip has in the U.S.
The Global Diagnostic test category results I was given on Day 1 don’t match the categories on the last day the test so I can’t compare my before and after results. This was disappointing.
How did you feel during your treatments?
I had no improvement or worsening of symptoms during treatment. I may have been more tired due to the long days of treatment and the stress of not having my concerns addressed by Philip and Daniel.
Did some or all of your main symptoms improve or resolve after treatment?
If you still have symptoms, please list your top 5-10 symptoms and rate each on a scale of 1-10. (1 = mild and 10 = severe)
Daily massive headaches 8 to 10. I still have them daily. Some times, I go a day or two without them, however I’m doing Physical Therapy for my neck and now sleeping with a tooth guard so it is hard to know what is helping.
(Note from Jen: In her email to me, Robyn mentioned her insomnia has not improved. She said it was at a level 8 out of 10 before treatment. She also mentioned she stopped antibiotics prior to treatment and has not needed to start them again since returning. She has been off antibiotics for three months and her symptoms have not worsened.)
Please rate your overall well being immediately after treatment, using a percentage. For example, 100% would be in perfect health and symptom free.
No change yet from prior to treatment…about 65%-70%.
What continuing care did Michael recommend on your last day of treatment?
Due to the lack of organization of the staff, Michael was unable to give me my discharge treatment plan until 2 weeks after I returned from Infusio, Germany. It basically recapped the treatment I received and suggested I take Vitamin D 5000 units, Magnesium 300 mg, and 65 mg K2.
On a scale of 1 – 10 (1 = terrible and 10 = excellent) please rate the accommodations Infusio provided?
10 – I was at the Couva Boarding House in Bonheim. This is an excellent neighborhood with lots of restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, shops, and at a Metro Stop.
On a scale of 1 – 10, (1 = terrible and 10 = excellent) how would your rate the overall experience at Infusio?
5 – There was so much lack of organization and new staff manager being trained by Daniel and a new Naturopath being trained by Michael. I had to micromanage my treatment plan each day to make sure I received the right Methylated B vitamins and to get my Thymus injection.
Please share any additional information you feel may be helpful to those considering treatment at Infusio.
Be prepared to micromanage your daily treatment and speak up for what you need or want. I got the impression that Infusio is a “start up medical tourism” company that coordinates your care, lodging, and transportation. They outsource the stem cell portion and some of the bodywork.
It wasn’t quite what I had expected for the high price tag. I’d be glad to speak with anyone considering going to Infusio. It is too early to determine if the treatment will work. I am hopeful.
(Note from Jen: When talking to Robyn about Infusio, I let her know the stem cell treatment portion was done outside Infusio and it would require a drive to and from the stem cell clinic in Bad Harzburg, about 2 hours from Frankfurt. Infusion used to be able to do the stem cell blood draw at their clinic and then ship the blood to the stem cell clinic, however, German law recently changed and they now require the patient receiving stem cell treatment have the blood drawn at the stem cell clinic.)
Please share any words of encouragement for Robyn in the comments.
Robyn has graciously offered to share her email so she can connect with others and answer questions. Thank you so much Robyn! You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to read Robyn’s Pre-Infusio questions.
November 15, 2015 at 1:36 pm
Hi, sounded as if Robyn didn’t have the great of an experience at the clinic…my brother is considering going but he has bile duct cancer and we want to make sure they DO stay on top of his treatments. We can’t afford mistakes being made… Hmmmmmm….
November 15, 2015 at 2:13 pm
Yes, everyone has a different experience, that is why I’m trying to get information from as many people as possible. Deciding to have treatment at Infusio is a big decision. It sounds like the clinic was short staffed and extra busy while she was there. It does sound like she had some improvements and it’s great that she no longer needs antibiotics. I’m sure you’ve seen this blog post https://medium.com/@jeffwitzeman/so-it-turns-out-cancer-can-be-killed-after-all-32764ac8d6db
November 17, 2015 at 10:09 pm
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Good for you for being so proactive about your health and I hope it continues to improve. I just want to make a brief comment on CranioSacral Therapy since I am a practitioner.
It doesn’t sound like it was well described or explained to you. It’s not energy work since it is working with the body’s physiology. It enhances the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid. That’s the fluid that nourishes the brain and spinal cord and removes waste products. I have used it for client’s with Lyme and it has helped with headaches, joint pain, insomnia and anxiety.
A good book on it is ‘From my hands and heart: achieving health and balance with CST’ by Kate MacKinnon. I can see why they would use it in a treatment plan and I’m sorry it didn’t do more for you.
I wish you all the best.