Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive disease of the central nervous system in which communication between the brain and other parts of the body is disrupted. There are multiple scars on the myelin sheaths comprised of a fatty layer surrounding and protecting the neurons of the brain and spinal cord.
The exact causes of MS are unknown, and there is currently no cure, though there have been many advances in treatment in recent years. Western medicine considers MS an autoimmune condition that occurs when the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues. In the case of MS, the immune system starts attacking and breaking down a substance called myelin, the sheath that surrounds the nerve fibers of the central nervous system. Myelin increases the speed of the transmission of nerve signals.
When myelin becomes “broken” or destroyed, nerve impulses are slowed down, leading to a progression of nerve problems. When these nerve fibers damaged, symptoms can result blurred vision, Loss of balance, Poor coordination, Slurred speech Fatigue, Memory problems, Numbness or weakness of the limbs.
The symptoms of MS vary from person to person, can range from minor to severe and can even disappear for a period of time.
How Acupuncture can helps MS?
People living with MS are choosing to complement their Western treatment with acupuncture and Traditional Eastern Medicine (TEM). Acupuncture and TEM can provide safe, natural way for those living with MS to stay as healthy as possible. Including acupuncture and TEM in your treatment plan can help boost your overall health and relieve symptoms.
TEM is based on the concept that Qi, or vital energy, flows through the body in channels called meridians. If Qi becomes stagnant, deficient, symptoms such as those linked to MS can result. This can occur for any number of reasons, from an inherited constitutional imbalance or illness to stress or an external invader such as wind or dampness.
We will work to determine the condition at the root of your symptoms in order to create a treatment plan.
Based on their diagnosis, We will work to balance the Qi in the body’s organ systems by manipulating corresponding points on the body with acupuncture needles. While acupuncture alone can’t cure MS, it has been found to be particularly useful in managing symptoms such as pain, muscle spasms and bladder problems.