Multiple Sclerosis Treatment in Oshkosh, Wisconsin – Pain Management
What is multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath of the nerves, impacting the body’s ability to communicate messages back and forth to the brain via the nervous system.
What are the symptoms of multiple sclerosis?
The main symptoms of MS include fatigue, numbness and tingling in the body, weakness in the extremities, pain, balance and gait challenges, cognitive changes due to impaired nervous system functioning, and bowel problems (especially constipation), amongst other symptoms.
Holistic Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
A conventional treatment approach to multiple sclerosis uses drugs that suppress the immune system and anti-inflammatory drugs to alleviate the inflammation, pain and other uncomfortable symptoms. A holistic treatment approach to any auto-immune condition seeks to understand the underlying factors and determines if: there is a microbial imbalance in the gut or anywhere in the body, digestive function is sound, a properly prepared whole foods diet is being consumed, obvious food triggers and other burdens are at play, and concentrated food nutrients are needed to support body’s healing process. The ability to maximize the body’s nutrient absorption and strengthen gut function is critical in supporting multiple sclerosis. I address this aspect using the principles of nutrition therapy, which starts with a properly prepared whole foods diet and uses a variety of evaluative and functional tools to support digestive system and immune system functioning. Since multiple sclerosis involves systemic pain as well as immune dysregulation, effective structural treatment requires sensitivity to and the ability to support proper functioning of the nervous system, as well as the ability to effectively manage pain. To do this, I apply Chinese medicine channel theory to support a positive energetic shift in the client’s nervous system combined with a therapeutic massage treatment approach (tui na) derived from Chinese medicine. I also frequently use specialized tools like cupping and moxibustion to achieve an immediate reduction in the pain.
For more information on specific nutritional pain management recommendations for multiple sclerosis, please download a free copy of my ebook: Nutritional Strategies to Manage IBS and Chronic Pain – Condensed Version..