Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative neurological illness that affects the central nervous system, the part of your body that controls behavior and movement and damages the motor abilities of the body, such as walking and gripping, in a range of unpredictable and uncomfortable ways. MS affects millions of people across the world. In North America, one in one thousand people are affected and the illness is more common in women than men.
The symptoms of multiple sclerosis include fatigue, paralysis, numbness, blurred vision, loss of coordination, speech and swallowing impairments, bladder and bowel problems, sensitivity to heat, tingling of the limbs, depression, pain, and tremors. Furthermore, the symptoms often “come and go” and are rarely consistent.
Naturopathic medicine can both help to modify the disease course by slowing down its progression and by reducing the number and severity of attacks. Naturopathic treatment for MS includes:
- Acupuncture and moxibustion
- IV vitamin therapies
- IV glutathione
- Nutritional supplementation to correct deficiencies and to improve mitochondrial function
- Healing the gut
- Detoxing and cleansing
- Heavy Metal testing and chelation
- Craniosacral therapy
Science is making great strides in tackling the progression and symptoms of MS, and both pharmaceutically based drug therapies and naturopathic medicine can work together to focus overall disease management and slowing the development of many of the symptoms associated with MS.
Contact us today to book an appointment to begin your healing journey with the Yaletown Naturopathic Clinic. 604-235-8068.