What is MS?
MS – Multiple sclerosis is a medical condition that affects various parts of the human body just as the name implies. This condition makes lesions to develop in both the brain and the spinal cord of the patient. Due to the central and sensitive role the brain plays in the body, MS can cause any symptom to be seen in a patient. The symptoms shown depend on the part of the brain the lesion develops.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease that’s hard to administer treatment due to its manifestation in each patient. The symptoms it shows varies from patient to patient and it affects multiple systems of the body simultaneously. With the aid of modern diagnostic imaging diagnosing Multiple sclerosis using has been accurate. On the other side, the treatment of Multiple sclerosis has not been so effective. This has kept patients on repeated visit to the doctors and taking several medications yielding not so impressive result. Acupuncture has come to the rescue of many of these patients.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
As stated earlier, MS share symptoms with an extensive list of diseases. Symptoms such as pain, weakness, depression, sleeping difficulty, anxiety, dizziness and urinary problems are noticeable symptoms. Acupuncture has proven to be effective in improving this condition.
Efficacy of Acupuncture for MS Treatment
Acupuncture is an ancient medical practice that treats each patient as a unique individual. While applying acupuncture to treat MS, patients are given unique treatment, using a tongue and pulse diagnosis, an acupuncturist is able to identify parts of the patient experiencing energy blockage. To release the free flow of energy in this part, the acupuncturist identifies corresponding points of the body that matches area experiencing blockage. This reduces the frequency and intensity of the symptoms of MS experienced.
In administering acupuncture treatment, the use of sterile, disposable needle is very necessary to prevent transmitting a blood borne disease to another person. People with damaged heart also risk infection when they are given acupuncture treatment. Patient with pacemakers risks heart rhythm abnormalities while patients with bleeding disorders stand the risk of bruising or bleeding complication. Same goes for moxibustion in asthma patients.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis That Acupuncture Can Help
There various symptoms that multi sclerosis patients experience that such can seek medical attention from an acupuncturist. These symptoms are diverse and vary from patient to patient. Getting acupuncture treatment will improve the life of MS patients.
Cognitive Difficulties as symptoms of MS
Cognitive difficulties are one of the prominent symptoms of MS which is noticeable as the ability to concentrate reduces. It also affects the memory, and such a patient finds it difficult to process information. Western medicine is limited in this regard of treating this while acupuncture shows a significant improvement.
MS Patient experience nagging headache and acupuncture provides a lasting relief to a migraine headache
Fatigue accompanying Multiple Sclerosis
MS patients are always fagged out even without doing anything demanding on their physical energy. Acupuncture helps to tackle fatigue and return the patients to vitality.
Numbness and Tingling
Numbness and tingling feeling is a common symptom of Multiple sclerosis experienced by patients in various parts of the bodies. Acupuncture offers great relief to such patient when acupuncture treatment is administered.
Acupuncture may not be a permanent cure for the disease of multiple sclerosis; it has been a source of relief to patients with various symptoms. Consulting a qualified acupuncturist can save you the pain, and the stress that comes with MS and this professional will be able to administer the best treatment that soothes the symptoms shown by the patient.
Another effective method of treatment for the Multiple Sclerosis is homeopathy. At the Philadelphia Holistic Clinic, the part of which Philadelphia Addiction Clinic is Dr. Victor Tsan treats MS with a combination of Acupuncture and Homeopathy.