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The Mexican Method, illustration by A. Fisher version 10, updated 6/17/16 *Subject to Change!
Published 24 July 2016

The “Mexican Method” (Day -4)

Dr. Guillermo Ruíz-Argüelles has published several papers on the National Institute of Health ( concerning his particular protocol used for hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). Called, The Mexican Method, this protocol is different from Dr. Burt’s (Northwestern University) ongoing, Stage 3, worldwide clinical trial. (The Ruiz clinic has over 600 published papers, many on the NIH.)

Since the agenda paperwork I received for my treatment did not include a timeline graphic, I decided to make one, so I don’t have to keep explaining to friends and family where I am in the process. I’m also very visually oriented.

I’m currently at Day -4, so there’s going to be a lot of action coming up soon. Right now there’s just a lot of shots and pills. Below is a timeline I created of the Mexican Method.

Important Timeframes

  • My Stem Cell Transplant Date: June 5th, 2016
  • Treatment duration: 4 weeks
  • Typical onset of disability reversal: +9 months
  • Typical complete recovery from procedure: +1 to +2 years
  • Typical maximum reversal of disability: +2 years


I am not a doctor. I am a scientist (engineer) who has had MS since March 2013.

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