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 scarring throughout the brain. The scarring that results in
the majority of the cases of Multiple Sclerosis can be seen on 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 MS 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 Sclerosis. But that not related as
much to 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.
As the medical community is finding out more about the amazing abilities of the
mind in reducing symptoms of different diseases, more of the doctors, who use
complimentary medicine in their practices, are turning to using more mind
focusing techniques or Mind-Body techniques to help reduce the symptoms of
ms that their MS patients are experiencing.
Several of the Mind-Body techniques can help those of us that have been given
the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis to find relief to quite a few of
the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.
Mind-Body techniques, which have been used effectively for
reducing Multiple Sclerosis symptoms, can include any of the
* ms guided imagery
* ms visualization
* meditation for Multiple
methods that help to relax and focus the mind can also include:
* various forms of ms meditation,
which can include tone therapy - this is where a piece of music is
played that uses tones that have been found to help to relax the ind. This
technique can be used to help reduce the over reaction of ms nerves throughout the body.
This type of therapy also helps promote an easier way to do ms meditation, to focus the mind on
relaxation and with helping to reduce the effects of ms stress on the body.
* music therapy
- where relaxing music is used to help the mind to relax, to
free the mind from wandering thoughts, to help free the mind
from distractions from distractions.
point of relaxing the mind is to make it easier for us to focus
the mind on allowing the healing energy, that our bodies already
produce, to be redirected to whichever part of the body needs the
healing energy for repairing the damage, that has resulted from
previous MS attacks on our bodies.
* ms stress reduced
through ms breath therapy
* ms tai chi (includes
focusing the mind and relaxing while doing slower sets of movements, which help
to relax the body, and rebalance energy patterns throughout the body, without
doing exercises that are too strenuous for the body to handle.
This allows the body to relax and replenish without adding to ms fatigue, that is often already
present in the majority of cases of Multiple Sclerosis.
* ms massage therapy - this helps to relax the
entire nervous system and to calm the mind, making it much easier to relax and
focus the mind.
* yoga for ms -
includes many techniques that help to relax and focus the mind as aiding
with meditating using breath therapy, focusing on a tone, or other was of
focusing th mind.
* qi gong for ms - this method of
exercise also helps to gently work the muscles to help them to stay more
limber, flexible and not as tight as they often can become for those that often
experience ms spasms, ms twitches or ms tremors.
In many of the different methods of Chinese exercises and meditations (such as
tai chi, qi gong, yoga and the like), they have come to more of an
understanding about how we can use our minds to focus our body's healing
energies on the parts of our bodies where the imbalances are found.
actually been a few documented cases where a person with one of several
health conditions actually used different mind-body techniques to focus
the mind on visualizing the different parts of the body repairing
itself with amazing results.
Reducing ms stress and boosting ms immunity
respond much better to us helping to create a healing environment to focus its
energies on allowing our body to relax, replenish and repair itself.
To the western mind set, this is a foreign concept, but in quite a few
countries throughout the countries that use more of the eastern ways of
thinking about the body, this idea has been known for many years to be a way
that is practiced regularly as a way to help people to work with their bodies
to promote healing, rather than to fight against our bodies and try to
force them to do whatever we want the end result to be without actually working
with our bodies to help our bodies to reach our end goals.
If we learn to listen more to our bodies, they give us clues as to what is
going on internally, that often we don't have any other way of evaluating or
viewing these bodily processes while they are occurring. When we learn to
listen to our bodies, it is much easier for us to be able to give our bodies
what they need for helping our bodies to recover more easily and more quickly.
Who knows -- maybe there will arrive a period of time where our whole view on
human health and how to help our bodies to become healthier instead of sicker
may one day become something that is not such a foreign concept, but rather a
natural occurrence for those of us with more of the current chronic conditions,
like Multiple Sclerosis.