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Multiple Sclerosis

Overview

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease affecting nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causing problems with muscle movement, balance and vision. It is an auto-immune disease that progressively impairs the central nervous system.

Each nerve fibre in the brain and spinal cord is surrounded by a layer of protein called myelin, which protects the nerve and helps electrical signals from the brain travel to the rest of the body. In MS, the myelin becomes damaged. The body`s immune system attacks the myelin, causing a build-up of plaques and the eventual scarring and hardening of multiple nerve fibres. This process is known as sclerosis, hence the name of the disease. Once nerve pathways become damaged, nerve impulses direct the muscle movement to slow down or to stop altogether.
MS usually strikes between the ages of 15 to 60, with most cases occurring between 20 and 40 years of age. It affects women twice as often as men, and is most prevalent in the northern United States, Canada, and upper Europe, where the climate tends to be temperate. Overall, an estimated 350,000 Americans suffer from MS, which is considered to be incurable by conventional physicians, who also have little understanding about its causes.

Types of multiple sclerosis

Around 8 out of 10 people with MS will have the relapsing remitting type of MS.

Someone with relapsing remitting MS will have periods of time where symptoms are mild or disappear altogether. This is known as remission and can last for days, weeks or sometimes months.

Remission will be followed by a sudden flare-up of symptoms, known as a relapse. Relapses can last from a few weeks to few months.

Usually after around 10 years, around half of people with relapsing remitting MS will go on to develop secondary progressive MS.

In secondary progressive MS, symptoms gradually worsen and there are fewer or no periods of remission.

The least common form of MS is primary progressive MS. In this type, symptoms gradually get worse over time and there are no periods of remission.

The central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) controls all your body’s actions. When MS damages the nerve fibres that carry messages to and from your brain, symptoms can occur in any part of your body.

There are many different symptoms of MS and they affect each person differently. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • numbness and tingling
  • blurring of vision
  • problems with mobility and balance
  • muscle weakness and tightness

Most people with MS only have a few of these symptoms and it is very unlikely someone would develop all possible symptoms.

Symptoms are unpredictable. Some people’s symptoms develop and increase steadily over time, while for others they come and go periodically.

Periods when symptoms get worse are known as relapses. Periods when symptoms improve or disappear are known as remissions.

Visual problems

In around 1 in 5 cases of MS, the first noticeable symptom is problems with one of your eyes. You may experience:

  • some loss of vision in the affected eye – this can range from mild to severe (total loss of vision occurs in 1 in 35 cases)
  • colour blindness
  • eye pain; usually made worse when moving the eye
  • flashes of light when moving the eye

These symptoms are the result of optic neuritis, which is inflammation (swelling) of the optic nerve that transmits visual information to the brain. This normally only affects one eye.

Other visual problems that can occur in MS include:

  • double vision
  • eye pain in both eyes
  • involuntary eye movements (usually from side to side), known as nystagmus

Abnormal sensations

Abnormal sensations can be also a common initial symptom of MS. This can take the form of numbness or tingling in different parts of your body. Muscles in your arms and legs may also feel unusually weak.

Muscle spasms and spasticity

MS can damage nerve fibers in your brain and spinal cord, which can cause muscles to contract tightly and painfully (spasm). Your muscles may also become stiff and resistant to movement, which is known as spasticity.

Pain

Around half of people with MS experience pain, which can take two forms:

  • Neuropathic pain – caused by damage to the nerve fibres in the brain and spinal cord. It can be stabbing pain, extreme skin sensitivity or a burning sensation.
  • Musculoskeletal pain – not caused directly by MS, but can occur if there is excess pressure on muscles or joints as a result of spasms and spasticity.

Mobility problems

MS can affect balance and co-ordination. It can make walking and moving around difficult, particularly if you also have muscle weakness and spasticity.

  • You may experience difficulty with co-ordination, called ataxia.
  • Shaking of the limbs (tremor) is rare but can be severe.
  • Dizziness can happen late on and can make you feel as if your surroundings are spinning (vertigo).

Extreme tiredness (fatigue)

Feeling extremely tired (fatigue) is a common symptom of MS that many people describe as one of the most troublesome. It is estimated as many as 9 out of 10 people with MS will experience episodes of fatigue.

People with MS have reported feeling an overwhelming sense of weariness where even the simplest physical and /or mental activity seems a tremendous struggle to carry out.

Fatigue may be worse in hot weather, after exercising or during illness.

Problems with thinking, learning and planning

Around half of people with MS have problems with thinking, learning and planning (known as cognitive dysfunction) in the early stages of the disease. They may have:

  • problems understanding and using language
  • a short attention span
  • problems learning and remembering new things (long-term memory is usually unaffected)
  • problems understanding and processing visual information, such as reading a map
  • difficulty with planning and problem solving – people often report that they know what they want to do, but can’t grasp the method of how to do it
  • problems with reasoning, such as mathematical laws or solving puzzles

Mental health issues

Around half of all people with MS experience at least one episode of depression at some point in their life.

It is unclear whether the depression arises from the damage to the brain caused by MS or due to the stress of having to live with a long-term condition, or both.

Anxiety

This can also be a problem for people with MS, especially during the start of a relapse, as they are naturally anxious about the return of their symptoms.

Some people with MS can sometimes experience rapid and severe mood swings, suddenly bursting into tears, laughing or shouting angrily for no apparent reason.

Sexuality

Many people with MS lose interest in sex.

Men with MS often find it hard to obtain or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction). They may also find it takes a lot longer to ejaculate when having sex or masturbating, and may even lose the ability to ejaculate altogether. Women may find it more difficult to achieve orgasm.

Bladder problems

Bladder problems are common in MS.

These may include:

  • difficulty emptying the bladder completely
  • having to urinate more frequently
  • having a sudden urgent need to urinate which can lead to unintentionally passing urine (urge incontinence)
  • having to get up frequently during the night to pass urine (nocturia)

Constipation

Constipation affects around half of people with MS. They may pass stools much less frequently than normal and find this difficult. Severe constipation can lead to faecal impaction, where a large, solid stool becomes stuck in the back passage (rectum) and begins to stretch the muscles of the rectum, weakening them. This can cause loss of normal bowel control (bowel incontinence), where watery stools leak out.

Although conventional medicine claims that multiple sclerosis is caused by demyelination (the breakdown of the myelin sheath caused by the build-up of plaques), holistic health practitioners maintain that there are many other potential causes, as well. This view is strengthened by the fact that major symptoms of MS can be present even when there is little myelin damage; and, in some cases, major dymelination only produces minor symptoms. What follows is an overview of the other most common potential causes of MS.

Candidiasis: Candidiasis, also known as candida, is caused by systemic overgrowth of a type of yeast, Candidiasis albicans, beyond its normal location in the lower intestinal tract. Left unchecked, candidiasis can greatly exacerbate MS symptoms, as was first documented by William G. Crook, M.D., author of The Yeast Connection. According to Dr Crook, cases of MS in which candidiasis is a factor can be greatly improved once the spread of Candida albicans is halted and then reversed.

Dental Amalgam Fillings: Dental amalgam fillings contain mercury, a highly toxic substance that can be leeched out from fillings in the form of mercury vapours that settle in the body`s tissues and organs. Over time, as mercury continues to accumulate in the body, a host of serious health problems can occur, including MS or symptoms that are virtually indistinguishable from it. People with MS have been shown to have mercury levels in their cerebrospinal fluid that are much as 700 per cent greater than healthy people.

The health problems mercury causes are due to its ability to attach itself to the DNA in the body`s cells and cell membranes, distorting them and impairing their ability to properly function. As this cellular distortion occurs, the body`s immune system acts as if the affected cells are foreign invaders and begins attacking them. In the process, myelin can be destroyed. In addition, the mercury vapours can interfere with the body`s enzyme functions and cause the chronic fatigue that is often a symptom of MS. According to Hal Huggins, DDS, a leader in the field of biological (holistic) dentistry, and a renowned expert in mercury toxicity, many cases of MS have been completely reversed once mercury amalgams are properly replaced and the body is detoxified.

Poor Diet: Since 1950, when Roy Swank, MD, of Oregon Health Sciences University, first discovered that MS patients had higher than normal concentrations of saturated fat intake from the foods they ate, holistic health practitioners have pointed to poor diet as a major potential contributing factor for multiple sclerosis. This is particularly so among people who eat a standard Western diet high in dairy products, meats, and commercially processed foods that contain high amounts of unhealthy, saturated fats, but are low in unsaturated fats containing essential fatty acids (EFAs). EFAs are vital for the optimum health of both the brain and the nervous system, and are found in fresh fruits and vegetables, oily fish, and olive and seed oils, all of which are often lacking in the diets of MS patients. The lack of such foods and the EFAs they contain can set the stage for demyelination.

Electromagnetic Fields: Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are generated when electric currents flow through wire coils. This type of low-level radiation can cause a variety of health problems because of how EMFs can negatively impact the body`s bio-energetic balance and damage enzymes that regulate growth. EMFs can also negatively affect the body`s pineal gland, as well as upset the balance and production of the hormones melatonin and serotonin, both of which are essential for optimum brain and nerve function. Research has shown that MS patients usually exhibit lower than normal levels of both these hormones, as well as calcification of the pineal gland. In addition, EMFs can interfere with the how the body’s cells divide and multiply.
You are exposed to EMFs every time you use an appliance that runs on electricity. These include computers, fluorescent lights, microwave ovens, televisions, and video terminals. Cell phones, electrical poles, and many types of motors also create unhealthy EMF exposure.

Environmental Toxins: Environmental toxins can cause or exacerbate MS in a variety of ways, including impairing and interrupting the body’s metabolic processes. In addition, environmental toxins can act directly to damage the myelin covering that protects nerve fibres. They can also distort cells and cell membranes, triggering an autoimmune response that can cause nerve damage and MS symptoms. Among the offending toxins are chemicals found in commercially processed foods, toxins contained in tap water, carbon monoxide, diesel exhaust, fumes and vapours released from gas water heaters, commercial solvents, aerosol sprays, and chemicals contained in the chipboard and foam used to make furniture and carpets.

Food Allergies and Sensitivities: People with multiple sclerosis often suffer from food allergies or sensitivities, which can greatly exacerbate their MS symptoms. The most common foods that trigger food allergies and sensitivities include coffee and caffeine products, corn, dairy products, food additives and preservatives, fungi such as mushrooms, gluten (a food ingredient in barley, oats, rye, spelt, and wheat), ketchup, milk, sugar, vinegar, wheat, and wine. However, any food can potentially act as an allergy trigger.

Genetic Predisposition: MS is not considered a hereditary disease. Even so, the disease does appear to be related to genetic predisposition. First generation descendants or relatives of people with MS have a 30 to 50 greater risk of developing the disease than people born into families where there is no history of multiple sclerosis. If your relatives have MS, you should be screened as early as possible.

Infections: Infection can greatly exacerbate MS symptoms, and may also play a role in causing it. Researchers, for example, have found that viral infections such as the Epstein Barr Virus, not only reduce the level of essential fatty acids in the brain to levels commonly found in MS patients, but infections can also interfere with the body`s ability to properly utilize essential fatty acids, weakening the immune system and possibly triggering autoimmune reactions that can result in demyelination. Based on such findings, holistic health practitioners warn that people who suffered from viral infections, especially Epstein Barr Virus or mononucleosis (which can be trigged by Epstein Barr) in childhood or adolescence, may be more susceptible to developing MS later on in life.

Other infectious agents known as stealth pathogens may also play a role in the development of MS, as well as exacerbate its symptoms. Stealth pathogens are types of bacteria with cell walls that lack proper structure, giving them the ability to easily transport DNA between the cells of the human body. Stealth pathogens can also fuse together. Both of these outcomes can trigger immune responses that can cause a variety of autoimmune diseases, including MS.

Another type of bacteria that can cause or contribute to MS is Borrelia mylophora. If this bacteria gains a foothold in the body, it can infiltrate the nervous system. In white blood cells` fervent effort to eliminate Borrelia mylophora, the immune system can also destroy surrounding myelin, causing MS. Borrelia mylophora is very similar to Borrelia burgdorferi, one of the causes of Lyme disease, and some researchers speculate that Lyme disease itself is also a cause of MS because of its similar effects on the body’s immune and nervous systems. For more information about the link between MS and Lyme disease, see our Find A Cure – Lyme Disease.

Leaky Gut Syndrome:  Leaky gut syndrome is caused by food allergies and/or candidiasis causing a breach in the intestinal wall, allowing toxins to flood into the bloodstream. As this happens, the immune system attempts to correct the problem by launching an attack on these invaders. In the commotion, however, immune cells and antibodies may also attack healthy cells, including those that comprise myelin. The stress placed on the body by “leaky gut” syndrome can exacerbate the symptoms of people who already have MS, and also make people with MS more susceptible to additional pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and unhealthy yeasts.

Nutritional Deficiencies: Even when MS patients follow a healthy, balanced diet, they can often be deficient in vital nutrients because they have difficulty assimilating them. The most common nutrient deficiencies in MS patients are vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, biotin, folic acid, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc, along with various amino acids and essential fatty acids.
According to the late Hans Neiper, MS, a pioneering researcher and holistic physician in Germany, lack of calcium AEP, also known as colamine phosphate, can significantly increase the risk of MS. Calcium AEP is required for the body to produce the electrical charges on the myelin surface and on nerve cell membranes that are necessary for proper function of the central nervous system. Lack of calcium AEP not only interferes with the production of these electrical charges, Dr. Nieper maintained, but it also causes cells membranes to become too porous, allowing toxins and immune cells passage into the body`s nerve cells, creating an autoimmune reaction and the destruction of myelin.

Problems with blood flow:

A new and controversial theory is that some cases of MS may actually be due to problems with the flow of blood inside the body.

The idea is that some people may have narrowing of veins inside their brain and spinal cord and the blood supply from the brain and spine has trouble returning to the heart (known as cerebrospinal venous insufficiency).

This could lead to a build-up of tiny iron deposits inside nerve tissue, which may damage the nerves and /or trigger an immune response.

Some studies have found higher-than-expected levels of cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in people with MS, but others have not.

Further research is on-going looking at larger groups of people and using more sophisticated brain imaging scanning.
Stress and Trauma: Many cases of MS are often initially triggered by prolonged emotional stress or physical trauma. Moreover, the initial symptoms of MS will often first manifest at the part of the body that suffered an injury.

Sunlight and Vitamin D Deficiency

Research into MS around the world has shown it’s more likely to occur in countries far from the equator. For example, MS is relatively common in the UK, North America and Scandinavia, but rare in Malaysia or Ecuador.

It’s possible that people living further from the equator are exposed to less sunlight and, therefore, have less vitamin D in their body. Some studies have found a link between lower levels of vitamin D and incidence of MS.

As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here

Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:

Health protocols

While conventional physicians consider multiple sclerosis to be incurable, holistic physicians are often able to slow and reverse its progression. Early diagnosis, followed immediately by a comprehensive treatment program addressing all of the factors that can cause MS, provides the best hope for a successful outcome—the end result is often a complete cure. As patients follow their prescribed treatment protocols and make necessary changes to their diet and lifestyle, at the very least, noticeable improvements are achieved, enabling them to have much greater control over their symptoms.

MS affects each person differently and requires an individualized treatment program in order to be properly dealt with. For this reason, holistic practitioners recommend that in-depth testing be conducted to fully determine the factors involved in each patient`s condition. Testing can include a mineral sweat test to evaluate each patient`s overall mineral status as well as possible heavy mineral poisoning. This test is simple to perform and involves the application of a specific type of plaque on the patient`s back. The patient is then engaged in physical activity that causes him or her to moderately perspire for an hour. Perspiration is collected in the plaque and then analyzed.

Other recommended tests include nutrient and antioxidant assessment, adrenal stress test, complete blood count testing, a biochemistry panel, glucose tolerance testing, and stool analysis to determine the health of the patient`s digestive system and ability to assimilate nutrients.

Screening for food and environmental allergies is also important.

Once the underlying causative factors are assessed, a proper treatment program can be created. Typically, it will include the following therapeutic approaches:

Detox:

  • Eliminate Candida: Click here to find out how
  • Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
  • Drink 3 oz. of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com Silver has long been recognized as a powerful natural antibiotic. Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water. It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
  • Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste www.wecarespa.com

Hydrotherapy:

Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.

*Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

  • We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body.  Read more about colonics by clicking here.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state.  During the program drink alkalized water, which you can buy from Real Water.

MS patients should emphasize an organic, whole foods diet that is low on saturated fats and includes plenty of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. According to Dr Robert Swank (Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland), who has been exploring the link between diet and MS for more than 50 years, saturated fat intake should be limited to not more than 15 grams each day, which is the equivalent of three teaspoons per day. Ideally, all sources of saturated fats, such as dairy products, meats, and commercially processed and packaged foods, should be avoided. Instead, emphasis should be on foods high in essential fatty acids and polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which are contained in fresh fruits and vegetables; oily fish, such as bluefish, bass, salmon, sardines, and trout; and olive, flaxseed, safflower, and sunflower oils. For additional benefit, Dr Swank recommends supplementing with between four to 10 teaspoons of unsaturated oils each day.

Other foods to include in your daily meals are:

  • mung beans
  • mung bean sprouts
  • millet
  • free-range poultry
  • organic nuts and seeds.

Foods to avoid:

  • alcohol
  • chocolate
  • dairy products
  • eggs
  • commercially prepared and fast foods
  • fermented foods
  • hydrogenated oils and solid fats
  • margarine
  • milk
  • red meats
  • salt
  • shellfish
  • sugar
  • yeast
  • hydrolyzed vegetable proteins
  • food additives and preservatives.

Supplements:

Proper nutritional supplementation is essential for MS patients. This includes supplementing with essential fatty acids, especially:

  • omega-3 oils such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
  •  evening primrose oil
  • flaxseeds and flaxseed oil.Many holistic physicians also recommend oil instillation in conjunction with a chamomile enema. The purpose of the enema, which involves taking chamomile tea into the lower bowel via an enema bag, is to clean out the colon and to relax the intestinal muscles, which can often spasm in cases of MS. Following the enema, 3 tablespoons of either organic, cold-pressed flax, sunflower, or walnut oil is inserted into the colon using a syringe tipped with a catheter. This enables the body to quickly absorb the essential fatty acids the oil contains through the intestinal walls. For best results, both the enema and oil instillation should be administered each night for three weeks. Afterwards, the dose can be reduced to 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons and can be administered three times a week.In addition to essential fatty acids, the following nutrients are also recommended for MS patients:
  •  beta-carotene and carotenoids
  •  Bioflavonoids
  •  B-complex vitamins, along with vitamin B1, B3, B5, B6, and B12
  •  vitamin C
  •  vitamin D
  •  vitamin E
  •  folic acid
  •  calcium AEP
  •  coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
  •  Magnesium
  •  Selenium
  • zinc

Other helpful supplements include alpha lipoic acid; aspartic acid; dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO); gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA); glutamic acid; glycine; methylsufonylmethane (MSM); and the amino acids carnitine, choline, cysteine, glutathione, and methione. 5-HTP (5-hydroxy-tryptophan), which aids in the body’s production of the hormones melatonin and serotonin, is also recommended for MS patients.

Prescription and non-prescription medication:

What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking?  Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications, but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.

We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:

  • Go to a Dr. Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
  • Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:

Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.

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  • Consider using Mary Miller’s Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
  • Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
  • Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
  • Alphabiotics

Ayurvedic Medicine

We recommend that you consult a licensed practitioner. Ayurveda considers Multiple Sclerosis as an imbalance in the tridoshas. It could be Pitta or Vata imbalance. Pitta dosha arises due to stressful lifestyle, heavy workload, pressure, deadlines and excess heat in body. Heat is generally not well tolerated by Pitta dosha patients and symptoms may trigger. Pitta people tend to have early graying of hair. Pitta pulse is 70-80 per minute and erratic.

Vata is cold, dry, light and mobile. Its dominance causes degeneration of tissues. It could be due to too much of stress, irregular routine, irregular Diet and poor Nutrition or digestion. Constipation, dry skin, weak circulation, fear, anxiety, disturbed sleep is associated with Vata. Vata pulse is 80-100 per minute and is irregular.

In either case Ayurveda recommends nerve toning and nourishment. Through Panchkarma techniques the body is detoxified (of heavy metals and other toxins) which includes lubrication (abhyanga), sweating (swedan), fasting, etc. Proper Diet, breathing techniques, meditation are incorporated in the regime. Techniques like Shirovashti are done with medicated oils which relax nerves and nourish them. Shirodhara is pouring a stream of warm medicated oil on the forehead. Shirovashti is done by putting a leather piece (a form of cap) around the head and sealing it to fill oil in it. This is left for 30-45 minutes to nourish the nervous system.

The Ayurvedic herb ashwaghanda can often be helpful in alleviating symptoms of MS because of its adaptogenic properties that help to restore balance to various body systems, including the immune and nervous systems. Gotu Kola is said to be one of the most important rejuvenative herbs in Ayurvedic Medicine. It is the main revitalising herb for nerves and brain cells.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

We recommend you consult a licensed practitioner who can discuss acupuncture which is beneficial for MS, plus Chinese herbal remedies. Huo Ma Ren is a cannabis extract from China which qualified and registered herbalists can prescribe legally. Helps to relax the muscles – does not make you ‘high’. It has the advantage that it will not cause stress by landing anyone in trouble. Make sure the source is reliably inspected and authorised, as herbal medicines currently coming from China are not always 100% pure Do not take with other medication without expert advice.

Ginseng (Siberian, Korean or American) also to help boost the immune system.

Aromatherapy

Adding juniper or rosemary essential oils to extra virgin olive oil (5 percent essential oil to 95 per cent olive oil) and then massaging your body with this blend can help ease MS symptoms.

Homeopathic Medicine

We recommend that you consult a licensed practitioner to discuss the following homeopathic medicines which cover symptoms of various types and stages of Multiple Sclerosis:

Causticum, Gelsemium, Natrum-mur, Phosphorus, Alumina, Arg-n, Atropine, Aur, Con, Crot-h, Lath, Lyco, Physo, Pic-Acid, Plumbum, Stry, arg-m, aur-m, bar-c, bar-m, bell, calc, cann-ind, carb-s, des-ac, halo, irid, man., merc, nux-vom, ox-ac, psil, sil, sulph, tarent, thal, thuj, syph, wild, xan, zinc.

Homeopathic medicines are selected on the basis of symptoms, cause, family history and constitution of the person affected. Considering all these factors any of the above (or some other) homeopathic medicine can be helpful in a case of Multiple Sclerosis.

Herbs

We recommend you consult a licensed herbalist to discuss the following herbs which are used for MS in particular:

  • Agrimony – for the liver and digestion.
  • Barberry – a very powerful anti-candida herb.
  • Chamomile – nerve relaxant – calms body and mind (can help sleep). Anti-fungal.
  • Cramp Bark – for muscular cramp.
  • Echinacea – helps the immune system.
  • Elderflower – for elimination.
  • Ginger – for circulation and digestion.
  • Hawthorn Berry – rich in Vitamin C and flavone glycosides. Good for stress.
  • Liquorice -anti-inflammatory, providing natural steroids.
  • Milk Thistle (Silymarin) – a powerful liver detoxifier.
  • Myrrh -anti-inflammatory.
  • Oat Seed and Straw –feeds the nerves.
  • Sage – antispasmodic and digestive.
  • Schizandra Berries – boosts the immune system.
  • Skullcap – strengthens the nervous system.
  • Slippery Elm – to nourish and heal the digestive tract.
  • Wood betony – to nourish the nervous system

Other Herbs which are sometimes useful in MS are:

  • Lemongrass
  • Yucca
  • Burdock Root
  • Red Clover
  • Dandelion Root and Leaf
  • Gingko Biloba
  • Peppermint
  • Bee Pollen
  • Bilberry Leaf
  • Astralagus

Other

Bee Venom Therapy: Bee venom therapy, also known as apitherapy, involves the injection of honeybee venom by hypodermic needle, or by applied bee stings. In the latter case, trained physicians hold honeybees with tweezers, placing them over patients` bodies, where the bees then sting them. The bee stings can last for only a few seconds or for as much as five minutes, depending on the dosage of bee venom that is determined to be necessary.
Over 1,500 scientific papers on bee venom therapy have been published in Europe and Asia attesting to the healing benefits of bee stings. According to the practitioners of the therapy, bee venom therapy can begin to ease MS symptoms after as little as 20 to 40 bee stings, with most patients achieving significant reversals of their symptoms, including complete remission, within six to 18 months. The therapy works by first stimulating the immune system, both at the site of the bee sting, and systemically throughout the body. Then, as the venom enters the body, it produces anti-inflammatory effects that are 100 times greater than cortisone shots. Bee venom also acts as a potent antioxidant.

Caution: Approximately 2 per cent of the population is allergic to bee venom. If you fall into this category, you should avoid bee venom therapy because of the risk of severe allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock.

Biological Dentistry: If you suffer from MS due to dental amalgam fillings, you should consider having them removed and replaced with biologically compatible fillings. According to Dr. Hal Huggins, individuals should undergo a serum biocompatibility blood test to determine what materials are biologically compatible with their body. He cautions that some replacement filling materials can over-stimulate or depress immune function, and that others contain aluminum, another toxic metal that should be avoided.
For best results, amalgam removal and replacement should be individualized based on each person`s unique biochemistry. Then, once the fillings have been removed and replaced, treatment should be followed by a detoxification program to help rid the body of stored mercury in tissues and organs. Dr. Huggins recommends that nutritional support, along with acupressure and massage therapy, be part of such a detoxification program, depending on each patient`s specific needs. Following detoxification, specific individualized, dietary guidelines and nutritional supplements are used to further enhance recovery.
Dr. Huggins has treated hundreds of MS patients using the above protocol, and achieved significant benefit in 85 per cent of his cases, including wheelchair-bound MS patients recovering their ability to walk.

Detoxification Therapies: Detoxifying the body of toxins and improving the health and function of the lymphatic system can significantly reduce MS symptoms. Useful detoxification strategies include colonics, dry skin brushing, enemas, far-infrared and steam saunas (under your physician`s supervision), fasting, herbal wraps, lymphatic massage, and light beam therapy.

Energy Medicine: One of the most effective ways to screen for all of the underlying causes of MS is a technique known as electrodermal screening, or EDS. Electrodermal screening is a noninvasive diagnostic technique that measures the electrical output of specific points on the hands, face, or feet that correlate to acupuncture meridian points at the beginning or end of energy meridians. The electrical signals given off at these points provide information about the health status of the body`s organs and organ systems, and can also be used to detect the presence of toxins, energy and hormonal imbalances, and harmful microorganisms. In the hands of a highly skilled practitioner, EDS can often detect hidden contributing factors for MS, even when other sophisticated testing methods fail to do so because of the fact that both health and disease are first and foremost the results of balanced or imbalanced energy.

Energy medicine can also be used to protect MS patients from harmful EMFs. One of the most useful devices for doing so is a Teslar watch, named after the brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla, which protects against harmful EMF frequencies while producing a healthy EMF signal similar to the earth`s resonance of 7-9 Hz to enable the body to operate within its own natural frequency range.

Environmental Medicine: Practitioners of environmental medicine test MS patients for dietary and environmental allergies—such as chemicals, dust, heavy metals, mould, and pollen—that can contribute to and exacerbate MS symptoms. Food allergies are determined via blood testing, elimination diets, and electrodermal screening (see Energy Medicine above). To conduct an elimination diet, remove suspected offending foods from your diet and see if your symptoms are reduced within a few days. If so, you should avoid such foods completely for 60-90 days. After this period you may begin to slowly re-introduce them into your diet if symptoms do not return.
Environmental allergies can be diagnosed using electrodermal screening and/or a technique known as maximum tolerated intradermal dose testing. The latter test is conducted by the injection of suspected substances into the skin. If an allergic reaction occurs, patients can often become desensitized to such substances by injecting them in the largest dose that does not cause a reaction. In the case of stored toxins, a detoxification regimen can be devised to help eliminate them. It is not unusual for MS patients to experience a complete remission of their symptoms once offending foods and environmental substances are eliminated.

Enzyme Therapy: The use of pancreatic enzymes can improve MS symptoms, often quite dramatically. This natural approach for treating MS is widely used in both Germany and Mexico.
The reason pancreatic enzyme therapy can be so helpful is because of the enzyme`s ability to digest or destroy circulating immune complexes (CICs). CICs are undigested food particles that remain in the blood, triggering an autoimmune reaction that can lead to the destruction of myelin. As they are digested or destroyed by pancreatic enzymes, the autoimmune reaction ceases, often leading to an improvement in MS symptoms, and greater periods of respite before MS symptoms flare up again. To enhance this treatment approach, you can also supplement with essential fatty acids and selenium.

Histamine Therapy: Histamine, a compound created from the amino acid histidine, is released during allergic reactions. Since the 1950s, researchers have known that histamine can relieve MS symptoms due to the various reactions it causes in the body, such as contraction of smooth muscles, dilation of blood vessels, and improved secretion of gastric acid.
Histamine can be applied topically and absorbed through the skin. When administered to MS patients, research shows that they typically exhibit improved bladder control, cognitive function, and muscle strength, as well as a reduction in the levels of fatigue that often accompany MS. Concurrent with these improvements are an increase of blood flow to the brain, improved digestion, and a cessation of inappropriate immune responses. In some cases, there is also a regrowth of myelin tissue.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, involves the placement of patients inside a sealed oxygen chamber. Once inside, patients sit comfortably as the atmospheric pressure is elevated to saturate the body`s tissues with oxygen. In addition to increasing the oxygen supply to the body`s tissues, HBOT can help enhance immune function and reduce inflammation, heal damaged blood vessels and improve blood circulation, and, most importantly, stimulate the production of new myelin.
Physicians in England who administered HBOT to approximately 4,000 MS patients reported that nearly half of them experienced significant benefits, including improved control over their symptoms, less fatigue and pain, and improvements in their balance, bladder control, coordination, upper and lower limb movements, speech, and vision.
According to Richard A. Neubauer, and HBOT expert and author of the book Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, an average of 20 HBOT sessions per year are enough to prevent a return of MS symptoms, with best results being obtained when HBOT is administered as soon as possible after MS symptoms first begin.

Juice Therapy: Short fasts using organic fruit and vegetable juices can help alleviate symptoms.

Lifestyle: Exercise can help MS patients in a variety of ways, including helping to balance immune response, improving mood, and keeping muscles toned and supple. The best forms of exercise for MS patients include walking, gentle aerobic exercise, and yoga.
Stopping smoking and reducing your exposure to second hand smoke is advised. Research has found that MS patients who smoke experience an immediate deterioration of their motor function, most likely because of how nicotine negatively affects the central nervous system.
In addition, you should also avoid the use of electric heating pads, chlorinated water, and fluoride, which is found in tap water and commercial mouthwashes and toothpastes, all of which can exacerbate MS symptoms.

Magnet Therapy: Though MS can be exacerbated by electromagnetic fields (EMFs), magnet therapy that employs weak pulsed magnetic fields can be very helpful in soothing MS symptoms. Among the MS symptoms that are improved by pulsed magnet therapy are alexia, bladder incontinence, fatigue, and spasticity.

Mind Body Medicine: Mind/body medicine can help MS patients cope with stress, which can significantly increase MS symptoms. Mind/body approaches can be as simple as taking a short, restful nap each day or breathing deeply through the belly periodically for five to ten minutes at a time. Other useful mind/body medicine techniques include biofeedback, guided imagery and visualization, hypnosis, and meditation.

Alternative Professional Care
The following therapies can also be helpful for cases of multiple sclerosis: Acupressure and Acupuncture (for relief of symptoms), Biofeedback Training and Neurotherapy, Bodywork (Bowen Therapy, Massage Therapy, Feldenkrais Method), Chelation Therapy, exercise on a mini-trampoline (rebounder), herbal wraps, and lymphatic massage exercise, Guided Imagery, Hypnotherapy, Osteopathic Medicine, reflexology, Tai Chi and Yoga.

MS and Homeopathy: www.homeopathy.ca/articles_det13.shtml

MS and Traditional Chinese Medicine: www.itmonline.org/arts/ms&tcm.htm

Scalp acupuncture in treating MS: acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=31710

Healing Journey for MS with flower essences: www.flowersociety.org/rebeccawood.htm

Aspartame link to MS: www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Safety/chemical/aspartame_linked_to_multiple_sclerosis_0915120306.html

Video

MS – a natural treatment: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zYX1RFI8gk

Beat MS through diet: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypqaogsfw6k

Acupuncture and homeopathy for MS: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReLarol-uTw

MS, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Part 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rpHRpaDBKg

MS, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Part 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ubhp_8V_zs

Research

Vitamin D helps prevent Multiple Sclerosis: www.naturalnews.com/031304_vitamin_D_multiple_sclerosis.html

Harvard study suggests Vitamin D may cut risk of multiple sclerosis: www.naturalnews.com/021365_vitamin_D_multiple_sclerosis.html

Vitamin B3 blocks progression of MS: www.naturalnews.com/020482_vitamin_B3_multiple_sclerosis.html

Popular MS drugs don’t prevent disability: www.naturalnews.com/036600_MS_drugs_research_disability.html

Further Information (links and books)

Multiple Sclerosis – A Self Help Guide to its Management – Judy Graham; The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book, Roy L. Swank MD, PhD; Natural Way With Multiple Sclerosis, Richard Thomas; Reversing Multiple Sclerosis: 9 Effective Steps to Recover Your Health, Celeste Pepe.

Linda Cheek – healing diseases such as cancer, immune system disorders, autism, fibromyralgia

Andrea Butje | Aromahead andrea@aromahead.com – aromatherapy

Carrie Vitt deliciouslyorganic@yahoo.com – organic food recipes.

David Spector-NSR/USA david024@nsrusa.org – meditation, stress

Judith Hoad judithhoad@gmail.com – herbalist.

Kath May kathrynmay@talktalk.net – reiki, tai chi.

Lillian Bridges lillian@lotusinstitute.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.

Monika monika@healingmuse.com – aromatherapy.

Rakesh  GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Joanne Callaghan – joanne@tftrx.comwww.RogerCallahan.com Thought Field Therapy (TF) releasing unresolved emotions, stress and illness.

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