BY CARA SPRUNK AND ALISSA SCHULMAN
Janice Dickinson is on the mend!
“On July 7 I had an accident at Rite Aid,” Dickinson, 58, tells Us Weekly. “I was walking out of the parking lot and turned to say something to the parking attendant. As soon as I looked back to where I was walking, the bar knocked me out on top of my head.”
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The world's first supermodel headed to a Los Angeles hospital where she underwent a series of tests, leading to a diagnosis of a concussion "with damage to my neck, shoulder blades, back and knee. Ever since then, my life has been miserable," she explained.
While Dickinson had the support of her fiancé, Dr. Robert “Rocky” Gerner, whom she calls “my right arm” and “my knight in shining armor,” she eventually sought treatment in China with longtime friend, Dr. Brian Mehling, founder of Blue Horizon Stem Cells.
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Mehling suggested that Dickinson try a stem cell treatment commonly used in China, where stem cells are harvested in a laboratory and then injected into the patient's problem area. "In Janice's case," Mehling tells Us about her September procedure, "they injected some stem cells to the spinal fluids so that it could get into the central nervous system and the other half of the cells were injected through an IV in her hand and that would treat the peripheral problem." Dickinson tells Us, "I was back to my normal self instantaneously! I woke up feeing just energized, jazzed to new levels."
The outspoken former America’s Next Top Model judge laments that she still can’t wear heels 4-and-a-half-months after her accident, and that she will have to have the treatment again, but is still thrilled with the results.
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Impressed by the stem cell technology, she also started using and promoting Blue Horizon Special Skin Serum (which does not actually contain stem cells). "This is absolutely the greatest tonic fountain of youth that I've ever found in my life," Dickinson tells Us.
The "I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!" alum has been using this serum all over her body to improve her skin. "I had all these scars from a gardening accident and all those little scars on my arms and forearms just disappeared! It's spooky!"
Mehling and Dickinson are offering Us Weekly readers a $50 discount on their Blue Horizon Special Skim Serum with the code JaniceLovesUs at their website.