Natural Remedies for MS

Acupuncture
Posted by Joy (Sydney, Australia) on 07/17/2008
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Try acupuncture, the traditional type, for the control of MS. I was diagnosed 5 years ago with rapid progressive, turns out I was actually allergic to the medication. The first initial onset wiped me out!!! Mobility, sight, speech, dribbling, bowels, bladder, the lot! Luckily I found out that acupuncture can work for some with MS. I have come from paralyzed to completely to mobile, (with a slight limp now), I'm raising my 6 year old alone, finishing a Science degree, and have never had another flare-up since. My neurologist sent me last year for another MRI because he can't work out why I am progressively getting better not worse considering my initial attack. He was wondering if I had been misdiagnosed. HA! Acupuncture works for me plus the Swank diet. no problems. Don't believe all the pharmacutical brainwashing rhetoric that you are fed, there are lots of different ways through this one! Peace

Vaccinations
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn.) on 05/18/2008
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To Mary from South Haven 5/18/08 - Could very well be connected to his first ever flu shot, but you're not likely to ever convince the FDA of this (or his doctor). Knowing that they are now putting monosodium glutamate into vaccines, if they are calling it a preservative, they might also be putting it into the nasal spray ones which would give the MSG a direct route to the brain through the olfactory nerve. MSG is a well-known neurotoxin to the brain. Also the Gulf Storm veterans are still battling to prove that something in the vaccine they were given as a prophylactic caused their Gulf Storm Syndrome and the last I heard the government was trying to say there is no Gulf War Syndrome, that it is all in their heads (fancy word is psychosomatic). One doctor found squalene in GS veterans blood samples that she checked that she said caused. But the argument is still alive! Another known neurotoxin called sodium fluoride in our water supply is also implicated in multiple scherosis. Any toxin that you can eliminate won't hurt and probably will help.


Vaccinations
Posted by Mary (Southaven, MS) on 05/18/2008
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This is so strange; I found this site while researching about my dog's bad reaction to vaccination. I watched the video on You-Tube in the above link, thinking it was about animals. It was about human vaccinations. In the information, it mentioned persons getting auto-immune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, after routine vaccinations. My husband got MS 8 years ago when he was 48 -- after taking his very first-ever flu shot, and had received a tetnus booster just a month or so before. Coincidence???.... I can see I have some more research to do. As for my chihuahua, after reading all the stories on here, she will NEVER receive another vaccination of any kind. She is strictly an indoor dog and I no longer see the need for it.

EC: The post Mary is referring to is from our Pet Vaccinations Side Effects page:

05/11/2008: Sherri from Atlanta, GA replies: "You may want to sit down and take a deep breath before you watch this disturbing video on vaccines. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELx2eX_kM-w"

Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D, Potassium and Chromium
Posted by Sue (USA) on 08/05/2006
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Living with these neuro-muscular symptoms, esp. the shaking and 'pin & needles' sensations can be relieved with daily doses of Calcium, magnesium and vit. D, potassium and chromium. Most important of all is getting alot of SLEEP. Damaged nerve cells need extra time to repair at night. So forget what most people need, 8-10 hours or more are absolutely necessary to keep healthy and slow the progress of the disease.

If sleep is difficult, get some Kava Kava, and take that with your magnesium before bed. It really soothes the nerves.

One more important aspect is the detoxification process. Heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals are literally poisoning the body. These are neuro-toxins that can be flushed out gradually. For instance, lead which has been absorbed, will bind with the extra Calcium, instead of with the bones.

These are my daily routine and i have immediate results. In fact if i miss a dose i start getting the shakes again.

Most of the information came from the "Prescription for Nutritional Healing". No doctor ever gave me the help i needed when i was really in pain and i take no prescription medication. Hope you feel better too.

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
Posted by Paul (NY, NY) on 09/15/2006
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You have nothing written about LDN. I was on the floor drooling this new years day from a bad ms attack, i could not swallow, speak,stand,walk etc. I started LDN www.ldninfo.org and within a months time it reversed all my symtoms and after 8 months im now on my way to walking normal again. LDN works and has been the most effective drug I have ever taken for my MS, my MRI from 2002 had 11 lesions and my MRI from last month after being on LDN for 8 months had zero (0) lesions on the brain. email me for an article I wrote on LDN. email:[email protected] and paulnicholasonline.com

Books of Interest
Posted by Len (Chicago) on 11/13/2006

There are many excellent self-help books available for people who have Multiple Sclerosis. They contain reliable information on the management of Multiple Sclerosis and do not hold out false hopes for people, but provide practical advice. There is also medical treatment available from scientists who have put their products through all the rigorous trials required for a drug to be deemed both safe and efficacious. Until the treatment described in his book goes through similar trials, I would not wish to use it.

We also have to remember the Mr. Delaney's claim of curing his MS is connected to the idea that he diagnosed himself with the disease, with only a moderate amount of medical background. He was never a Doctor of any sort. Good luck to those who are truly looking for a silver bullet. I hope a reliable one comes along soon!

Copaxone
Posted by Barbara (Parkersburg, USA) on 01/26/2008

I read a comment regarding the copaxone injections. Granted not every solution is for every person however, I was taking the daily copaxone shots and suffered at least twice a month, sometimes more often, of all over body pain and could not do anything that was close to my normal activity level. My suggestions are that only you know your body. Listen to it. I do feel that a more natural path is the way one should follow if they are looking for relief. Remember God didn't intend for us to live unaturally. FDA approved medicines are not always the best way to go and Doctors get paid wether you listen or not.


Copaxone
Posted by Dallas (San Diego, California USA) on 03/29/2007
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Reader Question from Saint Clair Shores' asked if they could try other therapies along wtih Copaxone treatment. As Ted said, "YES". Copaxone is a complex amino acid chain that simply acts as a decoy and gives your immune system something to work on instead of attacking the myelin cover on the nerves.

Shared Solutions which helps patients manage their Copaxone therapy says that there's no drug or vitamin interaction with Copaxone so it's safe to take other meds and supplements. Once on Copaxone, do everything in your power to remain on the Copaxone therapy. Yeah it's a hassle with the daily injection but it's a small needle and much easier to deal with than Avaonex or Beta Seron. Usually the only problem could be an injection site reaction. I know people that took Beta Seron years ago before Copaxone came along and they had flu like symptons after taking the injection.

Even if you're not on Copaxone, go to the SharedSolutions.com web site and look at the info. Then give them a call and get signed up with them and they'll send you more info and keep you on their mailing list. Copaxone isn't cheap and you likely need insurance to offset most of the cost and Shared Solutions can possibly help with finding financial help.

But definately yes, try other natural therapies and adding supplements to your daily routine. Just as MS affects each of us differently, one thing might work for you while it doesn't work for the rest of us. Unless you're lucky enough to have an amazing Neurologist then it's up to you to educate yourself, network with group and individuals and sometimes be your own doctor to see what helps you.

And like others said here, plenty of sleep and a REGULAR schedule really helps most people suffering from MS. And here I am writing this at 4am :-) I can attest to having a mixed up sleep schedule and how it works against you.

Even though Copaxone has worked well for me and a good friend that takes it, I'd be interested in trying the Honey Bee Venon supplement. I'd seen a video years ago about people with MS getting together and doing group Honey Bee Venom therapy through actual Bee stings. It looked painful but it sure worked for many of the people.

I rambled on here quite a bit because if mentioning a single item here can point someone down the path to finding relief from MS, then I've done a good deed for the day. Be your own doctor, be your own researcher, be proactive and hopefully you too can find help.

May God Bless each of you.

EC: See Reader Q&A section.

Honey Bee Venom
Posted by Craig (Goodells, MI) on 01/12/2007
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I have had MS for 10 years now. I take the beta seron shot every other day. Well I had a attack a few years back and the steroids did not help. Scared ....I decided to try from the vitamin store a jar honey that contains bee venom. It worked wonders for me i was completely healed within a week. I currently use 2 brands whichever is available at the time of my attack. 1. Actiflex Plus by Comvita....this one is harder to find www.comvita.com 2. Nectar Ease Distributed by henneybee thareapy 1-866-289-9233. I really believe they worked for me!

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
Posted by David (Poole, UK) on 09/03/2007
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Low Dose Naltrexone is being used by people with MS (and other conditions) to stop the progress of the disease. Regrettably it does not seem to work for absolutely everyone and does not give much if any improvement with existing symptoms. It does however give one a chance to try other possible solutions knowing you will not get worse as time goes on.


Turmeric
Posted by CORAGA (Milwaukee, WI) on 09/26/2007
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I was diagnosed with MS in 2001 and it been a living nightmare. I did some research and I found Turmeric on the internet. I went to Outpost health store in Milwaukee. I am really shocked at my symptoms. They are not as bad as they were before. I am working out everyday and not having as many relapses as before. I feel better then every. I though a few months ago I was heading for a wheelchair. I take it with Organic Carrot Juice in the morning and occassionally I have it in some bottle water a few days a week. It works.

Selenium
Posted by Bessie (Vancouver, Canada) on 10/30/2007

Regarding Earth Clinic's query about "Se" in someone's post. It stands for Selenium which is extremely helpful for those who have problems with their thyroid. By the way, I love this site and check it regularly. I've learned so much. Thank you!


Selenium
Posted by Wendy (Plover, WI U.S.A) on 10/29/2007
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Hi, Se helps the thyroid which slows down due to celiac. Faster working thyroid helps increase oxygen to the brain cells. Brain cells need more oxygen than other cells. Heavy metals block the thyroid medicine from being used and may block how the hemoglobin works. I was full of heavy metals. Colloidal siver poisoned me. It was the worst hell. I don't recommend anyone take colloidal silver. They may build it up like I did.

Colostrum
Posted by G. Michael (Reading, PA) on 12/05/2007
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For Multiple Sclerosis I am writing a book on natural cures called "Christians, Health God's way"' The Lord directed me to a small booklet about bovine colostrum about a half year ago. In the book there were several testimonies about people suffering with M.S. Within about one month the one was completely cured and the other stated that 90% of her symptoms were gone. Also, I have a friend who told me about a friend of hers who had M.S. I told my friend to suggest that her friend take colostrum for her M.S. and also to stop using aspartame. About a month later her friend went from a wheelchair to back to a normal life. Praise The Lord. The reason why colostrum works with M.S. is that autoimmune diseases are started through what is called intestinal permeability. Colostrum heals this, thereby giving the body the opportunity to heal itself. Of course, its important to stop eating unhealthy foods in addition to doing the colostrum. Make sure when you purchase the solostrum that you purchase colostrum that is from no more than the first two milkings, because after these milkings the quality of the colostrum is too diluted to be very effective. The reason why you shouldn't use aspartame is because one of the side effects is that it "mimics"

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Rich (Niles, Trumbull) on 03/20/2008
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I am trying HP added to distilled water to treat my wife who is disabled and unable walk. I am trying 35% hp in distilled water/6 drops per 6oz once per day. I would appreciate any recommendations. She seems to be more mentally alert and aware. Have been using for about a month and just recently increased from 3 to 6 drops.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Rich (Niles, Trumbull) on 03/20/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I am trying HP added to distilled water to treat my wife who is disabled and unable walk. I am trying 35% hp in distilled water/6 drops per 6oz once per day. I would appreciate any recommendations. She seems to be more mentally alert and aware. Have been using for about a month and just recently increased from 3 to 6 drops.


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