Acupuncture for Multiple Sclerosis and Classical Chinese Medicine for MSMultiple sclerosis is unpredictable. Its onset can be extremely slow or unexpectedly rapid. It can last for many years withering away its host or out of nowhere suddenly go into remission. There is no cure, however strong medications such as steroids and interferons are used to slow down its progression.

Stress, fever, sun exposure and hot baths have been documented as possibly worsening MS attacks but because of its unpredictability these are not definitive triggers. Integrated Med Solutions (IMS) works closely with this challenge by applying acupuncture and naturopathic medicine treatments to help alleviate the variety of symptoms associated with MS.

Acupuncture: MS Meridians
The MS Clinic at the University of British Columbia conducted a survey of MS patients who used acupuncture treatments and found that they reported less muscle spasticity, decreased pain, improved bladder control and minimized tingling and numbness. Dr. Lisanti of IMS will work with the specific challenges related to your MS enabling you to possibly achieve a better quality of living with this disease. One popular acupuncture point for MS is LI17 (large intestine – Tian Ding) located on the lateral neck. This mainly improves circulation thus enhancing muscle control. Other helpful points include: LU1, SP6, ST36 and BL57.

Classical Chinese Medicine and Herb Boosters
Recent findings at the Emory School of Medicine theorize that respiratory tract and skin mast cells could be releasing histamine into the central nervous system resulting in myelin sheath destruction. Classical Chinese Medicine approaches MS as liver yang and kidney yin deficiency combined with spleen chi deficiency. Both eastern and western theories are taken into account by Dr. Lisanti as he uses herbal formulas that include boswellia, yuzu, kudzu, hop, peony and coleus for MS relief.

Nutraceutical Supplements
By assessing vitamin, mineral, amino acid and enzyme needs, IMS offers an individualized program that works with such additions as magnesium, fish oil, malic acid and vitamin B complex. Bee pollen has also been shown effective in MS relief as is the use of probiotics to boost digestive challenges.

Homeopathy: Like Cures Like
Homeopathy is the safe use of plant, mineral and/or animal formulas that approach MS on a physical as well as emotional level. There are theories that MS is the manifestation of suppressed anger and resentment therefore needing a deep vibration release. Homeopathy, professionally administered by Dr. Lisanti, can achieve such a release and positively affect MS conditions.

These are only a few of the many remedies offered for MS relief. At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you.  In many cases, insurance covers portions of the treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health.  To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980  914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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