What is multiple sclerosis and is there any multiple sclerosis natural treatment? To answer the first question, MS is a chronic and progressive disease that impacts the sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Some of the symptoms or MS pain symptoms include numbness, speech impairment, disruption in muscular coordination, extreme fatigue, and blurred vision. And the answer to the second question is: yes there is. Acupressure and acupuncture help control a number of symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
Yes, there are many reflex point systems such as acupuncture, shiatsu/acupressure, colorpuncture or the use of colored light on reflex points, reflexology synchronizers from Integrative Manual Therapy, soundpuncture or sound healing on reflex points, and so on.
Multiple Sclerosis Causes – Multiple Sclerosis Complications
Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system and it is by characterized by the progressive breakdown in communication between your brain and the rest of your body. MS is a disruption in the proper functioning of your immunity, it is called an autoimmune abnormality. It causes the body to attack myelin, a fatty sheath that protects and insulates the nerve cell fibers in the brain and spinal cord. Myelin smoothens the transmission of messages between your brain and the spinal cord and the rest of your body. When the sheath is damaged, the conveyance of messages gets blocked, which impacts the efficient functioning.
Some of the early symptoms of MS affect people belonging to the age-group between ages 20 and 40. People feel different sensations or numbness in the extremities, which is also known as paresthesia, impaired vision, and other coordination problems. Since this is a progressive disease, there are other symptoms such as impaired balance, muscle weakness, impaired judgment, constipation, difficulty in concentration, urinary incontinence, vertigo, tremors, and so on. These symptoms occur in episodes and differ in severity and duration; and can be seen after different periods of time, there are periods of remission.
Acupuncture is a holistic treatment and can be traced back thousands of years to ancient oriental medicine. A licensed acupuncturist inserts needles into specific points in your body to tap into the energy flow. It is said that Qi or “chi” (energy) flows through our body in pathways. The Chi stops flowing when pathways get blocked. The acupuncturist points help unblock the chi and achieve balance. According to Western medicine, these pressure points helps stimulate the nervous system and release certain chemicals for other desired effects.
Can acupuncture help someone living with MS? There are no studies to show that acupuncture can cure the disease, but what it can do is slow the progression of the disease. Acupuncture can at the most be used as a complementary therapy for MS.
While not an MS treatment, acupuncture is beneficial in the treatment of certain MS symptoms. Symptoms such as pain, bladder problem, spasticity, depression, numbness, and tingling. This requires several appointments to find significant relief. Before you begin any kind of treatment it is always advisable to consult your doctor first.
Pressure Points for MS – Holistic Treatment for MS
Try different multiple sclerosis acupressure points for treating MS and get considerable relief from persistent pain.
1.GB-34 Pressure Point
You’ll find this acupuncture point on the Gallbladder meridian which travels from the face down, traveling through the body and reaching outside the leg. It is right below the knee and outside the leg. An acupuncturist will help choose this point and work on restoring gallbladder health or help eliminate any symptoms of gallbladder dysfunction, which can range from digestive issues to leg pain.
2. GV-6 Pressure Point
Find the Governing vessel point located in the lower back area on the spine just where the last rib ends (rib 12) and is attached to the spinal column. One exercise that helps in the governing vessel and the corresponding conception vessel is by placing the tongue inside the mouth, right above your upper teeth. The governing vessel is right above the upper teeth along the midline of the body over your head and down the spine.
The energy shifts from the governing vessel in the pelvic region into the conception vessel and moves up in the midline face to your tongue, chest, and belly. Stimulating these two points not only boosts the immune system but also help remyelinate the spinal cord. Myelin is a fatty layer you will find around the spinal cord which helps move the nerve signals to travel with effortless ease. In people who are affected with multiple sclerosis often, losing a part of this myelin sheath and leads to a disruption in balance, in turn leading to fatigue and movement issues.
3. LI-11 Pressure Point
The Large Intestine 11 acupuncture point is located on the large intestine meridian at the crux of the elbow on the one side of the arm and the thumb. This point is a potent acupressure point too and you can feel a change in your legs and how you walk. You can rub on the outer edge of your elbow to find out any tender points.
4. GB-14 Pressure Point
This point is also known as the Toulinqi in Chinese. You can find this point in the gallbladder meridian right above the line of the eye and forehead, near the hairline. It is a technique known as Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT tapping. The gallbladder meridian and acupuncture points begin near the eye and help improve vision and conditions such as nystagmus (jumpy eyes) and macular degeneration.
5. GB-15 Pressure Point
This gallbladder point is located right in the back of the head on either side of the spine right at the same level as the upper ears. You can find ways to stimulate the electro-acupuncture point, with the application of heat, or light. Some medicine practitioners also use colored light from a device that is almost like a flashlight and effective in activating the acupuncture points. In this case, a cold infrared laser and a colored light are usually used. All the paired meridians have a specific color associated with them.
The color green is associated with the liver and the gallbladder meridians. So, if you want to balance the two meridians, you can imbibe the green all around you. Suppose you are walking on the road, try to imbibe the color green from whatever you see around, such as trees, cars, clothing, and so on. An article, published in the year 1999 discussed the benefits of colored light therapy, also known as colorpuncture (use of colored light instead of needles) and chromo-pressure (use of pressure and color on the points simultaneously).
Scalp acupuncture has enjoyed considerable success in the treatment of MS and other central nerve damages when you compare it with the success rate of ear acupuncture, body acupuncture, and hand acupuncture. It helps in myriad ways to improve a patient’s quality of life; it slows down the progression of physical disability and also reduces relapses. Scalp acupuncture was discovered by Dr. Jiao Shunfa in 1971. It is a highly effective method that combines traditional needling methods with Western medical knowledge. It combines areas such as pathology, anatomy, physiology, and neurology.
It helps treat a number of symptoms such as numbness and pain, improves weakness, and decreases spasms and paralysis of limbs. thus improving balance. Many patients are able to exercise better bladder and bowel control, reduce fatigue and improve an overall sense of well-being after undergoing treatment.
So, to reduce some of the symptoms associated with this degenerative disease, such as relief from fatigue, pain and muscle weakness; you can get rid of multiple sclerosis by trying out holistic treatment for MS. By holistic treatment we mean, visualizing colors, rubbing acupuncture points, touching the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth and so on. For all the above-mentioned treatment, you simply must contact a qualified acupuncturist in your vicinity for best results.