Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive degenerative disease of the central nervous system. The myelin sheaths which wrap around the nerves are damaged by inflammation, which slows and impairs the nervous system. M.S. can be mild or severe, with symptoms fluctuating between exacerbations. The symptoms can vary widely, including numbness, tingling, weakness, incontinence of urine, loss of balance, speech impairment, blurred or doubled vision, gait impairment, tremor, and cognitive impairment. While the symptoms and progression can vary widely, scalp acupuncture has been used with great success to improve neurological function. It can also reduce the number of exacerbations.Treatments should begin as soon as possible. To quote Dr. Jason Hao, who has treated many M.S. patients, “The practitioner should consider scalp acupuncture as the primary approach rather than as a complementary approach for the patient with multiple sclerosis.”

See this article for some interesting case studies: 

http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=31710

 

 

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