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.

Click on the link to read more - ms mind .


Sunday, May 31, 2009

Taming Multiple Sclerosis or Taming MS: What can Help?

Taming Multiple Sclerosis or Taming MS

Previously, the overall medical community thought that Multiple Sclerosis was untameable, since both the MS disease process an the causes of Multiple Sclerosis were not understood much at all. All that could be done at that point in time was to chase symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, in an attempt to bring some relief to those who suffered with Multiple Sclerosis.

But as ms research, but as more is being understood about both the MS disease process and about how to slow the progression of Multiple Sclerosis, more effectively, more things are coming to light about what may help more with taming Multiple Sclerosis and not just finding ways to reduce MS symptoms without addressing the underlying problems with Multiple Sclerosis that actually generate the symptoms of MS.

More is also being understood about how ms physical therapy and other types of ms therapies can help with taming ms by reducing the effects of MS on the body by retraining and reprogramming the body to function better again.

Physical therapy and other forms of ms therapies have been used more with MS patients over the last 10 years, and the positive results have been noticeable in the majority of cases of Multiple Sclerosis. These results give us a much more positive outlook on how well physical therapy and other ms therapies can help those of us diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis to recover more of our abilities to function.

The idea behind why this help those of us with MS to function better again is because doctors and ms researchers alike have been finding that the nerves throughout the brain and the rest of the body can be exercised more like a muscle can be exercised, more like a muscle than it was previously thought that this was even possible.

To read more click on the link - Taming Multiple Sclerosis.