Homeopathy: a “new” treatment for Multiple Sclerosis?
Keywords: The Mueller Method of homeopathy, multiple sclerosis, weakness, paralysis, erectile dysfunction, depression, suicidal, concussion, traumatic brain injury, alternative medicine, drug side-effects, neurological disorders, the cancer diathesis, homeopathic treatment for multiple sclerosis
Jerry was a tall man, age 46, intelligent, polite, trim, but barely able to walk, and looking visibly discouraged.
Jerry’s chief complaints were progressive weakness in his left leg, numbness in his left hand, and fatigue. His complaints began in 1993 while he worked as a scientist for a major pharmaceutical company. Extensive medical evaluations were done. The initial finding was “possible demyelinating disease.” As Jerry’s symptoms progressed, he noted marked difficulty with leg coordination and with balance while walking. In 1995, he was laid off due to “downsizing” when the company was taken over by another pharmaceutical drug giant. The layoff was very traumatic for him. A year later, he was diagnosed with Progressive-Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis (PRMS), more commonly called Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS). The diagnosis was made through brain MRI and enhanced spinal MRI.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system – the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve. MS causes destruction of the coating or myelin sheath that surrounds and protects nerve fibers (axons). This damage can disrupt the normal flow of messages or nerve impulses from the central nervous system, causing a reduction or loss of body function. Often, the nerve fibers are also destroyed. Here are some interesting facts about MS:
- It is diagnosed more than twice as often in women as in men
- MS seems to be concentrated in certain areas of the world. For example, higher rates of MS are found in those living farther from the equator.
- MS has been associated with certain viruses like mononucleosis (Epstein Barr), varicella zoster (herpes simplex virus 3) and Hepatitis A & B vaccines, although some claim research is lacking to prove this.