Holistic treatments to Multiple Sclerosis can be a life saver to many people suffering the effects of the disease. There are several kinds of treatments that are claiming success in helping to alleviate the symptoms of MS.
Multiple Sclerosis is not a curable disease and in some ways it is controllable with medication if administered early after diagnosis. Very little help is available for those people in the latter stage known as the progressive stage. This is where holistic treatments are being used mainly.
Diet has been used for several years to treat MS and has had good success. It is said that diet can benefit most degenerative illness, a diet low in fat is usually recommended. The Swank diet is most popularly used when treating MS. Once the person has adapted the program they being to see improvement in as little as 6-8 weeks. Even patients with sever manifestation of the illness will see some improvement in their physical being. To observe whether it’s the diet or the MS relapsing some patient will go off the Swank program to see if the diet is really working. However, the Naturopatic doctor can best tell if it’s the diet or relapsing, the doctors are usually well trained in assessing and determining the food, vitamin and minerals to effectively treat Multiple Sclerosis.
Herbal medicines usually derive from plant and is used by Natropathic doctors to aide in the treatment of MS. Holistic medicine should be prescribe depending on the symptoms that present themselves rather than the illness. The herbal medicine works in harmony with the body and don’t interrupt the normal function so, it is possible to take them for longer periods of time.
It is also call ‘ water healing’ and has been around for several years. Natropatics love water therapy as it is a cheap and safe method for treating MS and many more ailments. This therapy can be done at home as well as at a facility with a pool. There are various types of hydrotherapy including whole body which does not have to be done in a pool, but can also be done at home in the bath or shower. Then there is the sitz bath which is treating the lower part of the body and there is the hydrotherapy where herbs are added .
Hydrotherapy increases the flow of oxygenated blood, which slows down due to the high fat content presented in the blood of MS patients. It also helps with cell metabolism.
With Multiple Sclerosis, patients seem to suffer from a lot of tension and achy muscles. A massage is a relaxing, therapeutic treatment that is an important health benefit when done as part of a wellness routine to relieve muscle ache. There are different types of massage that can be of benefit to the treatment of MS patients including, Swedish, reflexology, shiatsu and deep tissue. Holistic treatments have come a far way in the sense of understanding the effects of massage and Multiple Sclerosis.
This ancient Chinese practice has become regular in the treatment program of Multiple Sclerosis. It is a vitalistic therapy in that it stimulates the body’s own healing power. This therapy can be used by itself or in conjunction with other treatments.
Naturopatic medicine offers a great deal in the way of help for the patient suffering from MS. The treatment take commitment by the patient in order to see improvement in their health.
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