October 14, 2013 | Posted in Head / Nervous System, Inflammations / Infections, Women's Health

Multiple sclerosis is an auto-immune illness. Here the body’s own immune cells attack the nervous system.

Description

The autoimmune attack  on the nervous system disrupts the delicate blood-brain barrier to create a variety of insults –inflammation and destruction of

  • myelin (covers the axons and facilitates fast nerve conduction),
  • the axons themselves, and
  • cortical and sub-cortical neurons.

It is a multi-dimensional disorder affecting both gray and white matter. Small “scar-like” lesions are left in the wake of the inflammatory process, referred to as MS plaques. The illness is chronic, often debilitating.

It requires evaluation and treatment from a neurology specialist.

Stress can bring on an attack or new occurrence of the illness.

A causal relation with physical coldness or emotional shock is often suspected.

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Treatments

Natural treatments can be supportive of good outcome, helping to calm down the angry, self-destructive immune system.   See Auto-immune disease.     See Basics for general health.

A causal relation with physical coldness or emotional shock is often suspected.  As a result, warmth of lower extremities, limbs, and along the spine itself is recommended.  See Warmth and health.

Regular meditative/stress management practices can also help.  See Anxiety.   See Shock, emotional.   See Meditation.

The Evers diet has been used with benefit.

A variety of homeopathic remedies can be used for the symptoms (optic neuritis, weakness, spasm, to mention a few), recommended by the trained practitioner.

Arnica is frequently important in treatment, because of its relationship to both nerves and muscles. It may be used as compress, oil massage or bath, orally or injection. Arnica is discussed in Trauma.

Bee venom has been used for multiple sclerosis. See Apitherapy.

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**Cautions**

Multiple sclerosis is a serious disease requiring providers with medical training and subspecialty neurology training to benefit fully and progress safely.

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