What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system (the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord) that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis, and there is no known cure for the disease.
Natural Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis
Fortunately, there are a variety of natural treatments that may help to manage and relieve some of the symptoms associated with MS. Here are some natural treatments that can help manage symptoms and overall health:
In recent years, there has been a growing body of research looking into the potential benefits of medical cannabis for MS patients. It is thought that the active compounds in cannabis, namely THC and CBD, could potentially reduce inflammation and relieve muscle spasms and pain associated with MS.
Diet and Nutrition
A healthy, balanced diet is important for everyone, but it’s especially important for people with MS. Eating a diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as omega-3 fatty acids found in foods such as walnuts, flaxseed and salmon, can help reduce inflammation and may improve overall health.
For MS patients, exercise is important for both physical and mental health. Exercise can help to reduce fatigue, improve balance, and increase muscle strength and flexibility. It also has a positive impact on energy levels and mood.
If you have been diagnosed with MS, it’s important to talk to your doctor about natural treatments that can help manage your symptoms. Although the potential benefits may vary from person to person, the treatments outlined above can help to improve health and wellbeing.