Thursday, June 4, 2009

Can Focusing our Minds Help to Reduce MS Symptoms?

MS mind and repairing ms damage

Can focusing our minds help to aid in reducing ms symptoms?

Our minds have an amazing ability to focus the energy from our bodies to enhance how well our bodies respond to what we instruct them to do. When we focus our minds on doing something specific, like taking a step, walking, standing up or even with reducing how we respond to ms stress, our bodies listen and respond to the brain's instructions that are sent to that part of the body.

This is why whenever a clinical trial or study is performed on a new technique or with testing a new prescription drug that the researchers and doctors alike are always trying to avoid the "placebo effect".

The "placebo effect" is where the power of suggestion is so strong to our minds that if we suggest that something can help our bodies to heal, repair or respond in a particular way that (even if a sugar tablet or sugar water is given in place of the drug or technique being tested) - many people will respond to the positive suggestion and improve -- sometimes in an amazing way -- even if they start out with a very severe health condition.

In most cases of Multiple Sclerosis, MS attacks and causes damage to the myelin sheath along the spinal cord or to the damage in different parts of the brain, that can result in MS scarring throughout the brain.  The scarring that results in the majority of the cases of Multiple Sclerosis can be seen on ms mri test results, that are often used for diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis.

It is true, that from a neurological point of view, the scarring that often results in the majority of the cases of MultipleSclerosis can interfere with the brain being able to communicate with the rest of the body through the nerve signals being able to travel from the brain to throughout the body.  This is a key problem with the majority of the cases of Multiple Sclorosis.

But this is not related to much of what I am discussing here.  What I am referring to about the amazing powers of the mind to help prompt the body to speed up the repair process throughout the body involves how we focus our minds more than the actual neurological function of the brain.

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