Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic neuromuscular ailment in which the myelin sheaths surrounding the nerves in the brain and spinal cord (i.e. in the central nervous system) are damaged. There are various theories as to the cause (and none are agreed upon unanimously by medical experts). MS occurs mainly in the Caucasian populations of westernized nations and incidence is 50-100 cases per 100,000 of the population. It is more prevalent in women than in men, and generally commences at an early age – most often during early adult years. It is generally accepted that Multiple Sclerosis is neither preventable nor curable, although many patients have gone into remission form many years and various therapies have been demonstrated to alleviate the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.
Symptoms include many of the following: Hands-dropping things, weakness in the legs with staggering, gait, numbness, eyes blurred or double vision – tingling sclerosis includes calcium plaque of the nervous system where they can’t transmit messages – electromagnetic cut-off, atrophy, degeneration of spinal cord – spreads throughout the body – chronic virus? – slurred speech, tremors, mood swings, loss of bowel functions, paralysis, wheelchairs, to bed-redden – hippocratic face – unemotional or flat – without expression, photophobic – independent or rigid, emotionally closed, sensitive.
Diagnosis isn’t always clear or accurate; when it is, medications can be helpful, but most of the time are ineffective or toxic, or have side effects.
In my experience, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a response to chronic stress of toxicity of physical or emotional causes. Look at your lifestyle and diet.
Natural treatments can stop or slow the progression of MS. I would use a combination of diet, cell salts, homeopathic remedies, and herbs for best results.
The Swank diet and a gluten-free diet can maintain one’s health almost indefinitely.
The following natural supplements may alleviate or prevent symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis:
Glucosamine may be useful for treatment.
Magnesium may benefit muscular health.
Curcumin (turmeric) may inhibit further progression because it is anti-inflammatory.
Mangosteen may be useful.
Evening Primrose Oil may alleviate some of the symptoms as it may aid the myelin sheath.
Phosphatidyl Serine (PS), at 100 mg twice a day, may help rebuild the myelin sheath.
The following substances may cause or exacerbate symptoms of MS:
Aspartame may cause symptoms that closely resemble Multiple Sclerosis.
Excessive estrogen levels or a high estrogen: progesterone ratio (estrogen dominance).
Mineral toxicity: excessive accumulation of aluminum within the body may cause MS.
Excessive exposure to lead may be a trigger.
Mercury may cause MS (It has also been speculated that root canal fillings may be implicated in the development of MS.).
Hepatitis B vaccine is suspected of causing some cases of MS.
For your diet, eliminate toxins that may affect the myelin sheath and general immune health. Eliminate tobacco, caffeine, coffee, black tea, soda, and processed foods.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for MS
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Use a combination of the following herbs in capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.
Cordyceps mushroom assists physical functioning of the muscles and nerves.
Gingko leaves herb have oxygenation properties circulatory support.
Red root is used for lymphatic support.
Reishi mushroom is an immune protector, liver protector, nerve and heart protective.
Rhodiola root is used for immune support, adrenal and endocrine support.
Rosemary leaves are antioxidant as well as promote good circulation and heart protection.
Schizandra berries are an adaptogen herb protects adrenals, liver, and respiratory system.
Turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps the liver to clear the body of toxins.
Cell Salts to Help with MS
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#6 Kali Phos 6X – nerve repair, insomnia, brain lapses, memory weakness, fatigue from mental exertion, pain in limbs, aches causing more weakness.
#8 Mag Phos 6X – nerve, muscle repair
#9 Nat Mur 6X – nerve and emotional support, MS after grief, broken relationships, independent, fear of being helpless, sty skin, craving salt, history of herpes virus.
MS Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
The following remedies can be used symptomatically to relieve physical suffering or a deep-acting remedy to remove the emotional cause.
Alumina – FLACCID PARALYSIS; muscles limp and weak; constipation-inactivity of bowels; dry skin (Nat Mur); heavy metal toxicity; slow paralysis often with confusion; heavy legs – feel like lead; numbness; vertigo; paralysis of lids throat, bladder, rectum; weakness of lower extremities – slowed or absent reflexes; delayed nerve conduction (feels pin prick after long delay); dullness and confusion; slowness; depression.
Argentum Nitricum – ataxia and uncoordinated progressing to paralysis; gait disturbance – awkward, imbalanced, or staggering; numbness or cold sensations, especially forearms and feet; numbness of fingertips; insensible loss of urine; twitching; hurried movements; paralyses especially in lower extremities; impulsive and goofy; serous and controlled. Fears heights and groups of people; talks excessively when nervous; craves chocolate and sugar.
Arsenicum Album – connected to loss of financial support – husband died; anxious, restless; children lose parent or insecurity; denial; searching for “cure;” progressive paralysis, especially in lower extremities, with periodic exacerbations; burning sensations and pains in multiple areas; optic neuritis; numbness in head and face; paralysis of lids and irises; paralysis – throat, bladder, rectum; paralysis spreading upwards from legs. Perfectionist who must keep a tidy perfect house.
Aurum Met – suicidal grief or suicidal pain; loss of physical prowess; business loss; painless paralysis, often on one side; numbness and tingling worse at night; tightness or stiff feeling in the chest; horizontal diplopia; optic neuritis; sharp, desperate pains in various spots, worse at night; hemiplegia; tremor.
Causticum – tends to right side; antidotes lead (heavy metal poisoning) and coldness of paralyzed limbs; contractures of flexors and duprens; muscles lock straight, legs shorten; rigid paralysis; paralytic weakness and limb gives way; worse emotional upsets, mortification, wet; painful burning and raw sensation; repressed idealism; from grief or setbacks; emotions turned inward.
Conium – MS starts in the legs and ascends, ascending paralysis; business loss; after grief; insecurity, especially financial support; asymptomatic paralysis of a wheel chair; slow developing hardens and infiltrates the nervous system, hardens and paralyzes the tissues over a long time; neurological or mental deterioration 3 to 5 years after cancer treatment (especially breast cancer); vertigo; numbness beginning in the fingers and toes; heaviness of lower limbs; depressed and withdrawn; vertigo and dizziness; awkwardness – drops things; history of hormonal imbalance or glandular problems – thyroid tumors, breast cancer, ovarian cysts; dizziness when moving or getting our of bed; vertigo by closing eyes; levitation sensation for neurological problems; heaviness and pain in the lower legs; photophobic intermittent dribbling urination especially in men; prostate and MS prostatic cancer; people that refuse allopathic treatment.
Gelsemium – MS since flu shots; weakness of limbs; blurriness, dizziness; heaviness of limbs; shaking and trembling upon picking things up; chills up the spine; NWS mono; to antidote the flu shot; epilepsy; dullness of mind; drugged feeling; hanging of the upper eyelids; staggering gait as if intoxicated; history of fright or bad news; flu shot or influenza.
Kali carb – for the rigid emotional person; evangelism; strong overwhelming faith; fixations; never asking for help, won’t even ask spouse; rigid, narrow-minded; sharp stabbing pains 2 – 4 pm.
Manganum – useful for asthma or bronchitis that is better from lying down or sleeping; MS; ataxia; poly-neuropathy; useful for other motor disturbances.
Phosphorus – earlier stages; numbness and tingling; hypersensitivity and weakness in the area; craving cold drinks; sponge for negative energy; ailments due to nursing love ones; MS after nursing a negative person; startles easily; NUMBNESS IN FINGERS AND TOES (diabetes too); weakness in the limbs and paralysis; slim and pale with dark circles and bags around the eyes; sunken appearance; history of blood loss; burning and aching in the spine.
Plumbum Met – MS with spastic paralysis; painful cramps; weak muscles that jerk and spasm; constipation with colic and pain; atrophy of muscles; person self absorbed, secretive and needs stimulation; progressive paralysis and wasting; numbness and complete anesthesia of parts; optic neuritis; numbness in ulnar side of hand; numb legs on walking; hands insensible to pain; unconscious cooking burns; tremendous heaviness of legs, as if weighted down; paralysis in extensor muscles; upper and lower limbs with progressive paralysis; ankle and wrist droop; tremor of hands; paralysis of throat, tongue, bladder, rectum; emaciation and wasting in the paralyzed limb; delayed nerve condition.
Strychninum Phos – #1 for severe chronic fatigue; twitching of muscles; stiffness; loss of muscular power; IRREGULAR PULSE; burning and aching of spine (Phos); cold and clammy hands and feet; optic nerve degeneration; nervous exhaustion; going to blindness; retinal detachment, especially in diabetes; weak heart – palpitation on the least exertion – shortness of breath; Parkinson’s. (Phosphates have great affinity for the nerves.)
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