Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the central nervous system. It specifically attacks the myelin sheath (the fatty substance protecting the nerve fibers). It can cause permanent and irreversible damage to the nervous system. When any part of the myelin sheath or nerve fiber is damaged or destroyed, nerve impulses traveling to and from the brain and spinal cord are distorted or interrupted, producing a variety of symptoms.
Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses not just on one symptom, but also on treating patterns of symptoms and addressing the root cause of that pattern. There is a wide range of physical and neurological symptoms that occur with MS. The actual symptoms may be different for each person and vary in the intensity and frequency. Therefore, each acupuncture prescription or herbal formula will be different and unique for each patient dealing with MS.
Berkeley Community Acupuncture & Massage is proud to help people manage and cope with symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. Please contact us for more information.