Sclerosis mind or
Mind-Body techniques for MS??
this a good idea or just an imaginary idea?
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 bodies on
doing something specific, like taking a step, walking, standing up or
even with reducing how we respond to
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.
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 ms
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 following:
* tone therapy - this
is where a piece of music is played that uses tones that have been
found to help to relax the mind. This technique can be used
with many types of meditation, since chanting is one form of tone
* music therapy -
where relaxing music is used to help free the mind of distractions and
help it to relax to make it easier to focus the mind on specific parts
of the body, to allow healing energy to flow throughout our bodies.
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 exercise that are too strenuous for the body to
This allows the body to relax and
replenish without adding to ms
which is often already present in the majority of cases of Multiple
for ms -
includes much of these techniques
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
twitches or ms
There have actually been a few
documented cases where persons with one of several severe health
conditions actually used different techniques to focus the mind on
visualizing the different parts of the body repairing itself with
Our bodies respond much better to
us helping to create a healing environment for our bodies 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 world, this idea is emerging as a
way to help us to work with our bodies to promote healing, rather than
to fight against our bodies and try to force our bodies into doing what
we want them to in ways that we think that "it has to be done".
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
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.