If you are trying to live with MS, perhaps you can relate:
Relentless symptoms such as numbness and tingling, vision problems, spasms, fatigue, muscle weakness, poor memory and trouble concentrating, incontinence, and depression – these are just some of the myriad of issues those with MS are suffering from.
The array of symptoms is nothing short of debilitating.
And the prospect of losing your freedom and mobility can be absolutely terrifying.
Fortunately, having MS doesn’t have to mean giving up your quality of life.
There are natural methods to support your body, control your symptoms, and keep you feeling great.
Read on to learn more.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
MS is an autoimmune disorder, where the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues.
In the case of MS, the tissue affected is the fatty sheath covering nerve fibers called myelin.
Autoimmune reaction causes myelin to become damaged and destroyed in a process called demyelination.
Demyelination disrupts the signals carried by the nerves throughout the body, leading to problems with sensation and
The causes of MS are poorly understood, but genetics, the climate where you grow up, and environmental factors are all
thought to play a role.
Conventional Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis
Conventional treatment for multiple sclerosis can include medications such as corticosteroids, immunosuppressants and biologics to control the immune system, along with other drugs to alleviate symptoms.
Although these medications can be necessary, many MS patients still experience symptoms that affect their daily life. And being on multiple medications can increase the risk of side effects.
But there are drug free solutions for problems MS patients face, such as pain, fatigue, cognitive issues, depression, even problems walking.
How Can Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Help with Multiple Sclerosis?
Acupuncture involves stimulating nerve-rich areas of the skin to stimulate the production and release of natural pain killing substances (endogenous opioids), such as endorphins and enkephalins.
Regular treatment with acupuncture has been demonstrated to improve the healthy sensitization of the nervous system to pain.
Acupuncture has also been shown to promote blood flow, reduce inflammation and stimulate tissue repair.
Chinese Herbal Medicine involves combinations of botanical substances that have been used for thousands of years to promote health.
Many of these combinations have been shown to reduce inflammation and exhibit brain protecting effects.
Together, these natural therapies can provide extremely effective, lasting relief from pain, fatigue, and other disturbing symptoms of MS.
Ready To Find Relief?
Dr. Jessica Baron, DAOM, AP specializes in using Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine to help those suffering from MS live their life in better health, and on their own terms.