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Originally posted by ipsedixit
I haven't had any experience with MS. I'm not a doctor or a therapist of any kind. As I understand it MS is a disease in which the immune system starts to attack portions of the nervous system.
I have had many years experience of Buddhist meditation and also years of practicing circulating "chi" in the body in ways which are described by a person named Mantak Chia. His books are not hard to find.
As a result of these activities I have come to realize some interesting things about the body. The most important of these things is that the mind has a very big influence on some functions of the body that we normally think of as being automatic.
We are used to the idea that the mind can influence the body to wiggle its toes or extend an arm but we tend to think that only special people can control the automatic systems of the body mentally.
Sometimes we see a person with a perpetually furrowed brow, who seems to be wasting away and we know that the problem is mental or emotional and that if certain problems in the person's life were not present, that person's forehead would be clear of wrinkles, there would be a smile on the face and a healthy aspect would be present.
Sometimes emotional problems can put a permanent stoop in someone's back. Sometimes a person with a resilient positive personality can actually recover from serious illness, even having been written off by doctors.
It's a mistake in many situations to believe that the mind and its affirmations are irrelevant to physical illness.
When a yogi causes his heart and breathing to slow down or causes a wound to heal as if the skin were two pieces of velcro, we don't know precisely how this happens. All we know for sure is that the process starts with an act of will on the part of the yogi. The electro/chemical follow up to this act of will is a mystery. Scientists might be able to figure out the details of this, but the first step of this chain of causes and effects is an act of will.
There may be yogis who could subdue the activities of the immune system through a similar act of will. This type of disease, which appears to be an abnormality of the regulatory systems of the body seems to me to be the sort of thing that could possibly be influenced mentally.
We know that the brain has some capacity to rewire damaged parts of itself. We know that visual images can influence us physiologically. We can think of cells in the body as crews of workmen carrying out certain tasks. We can imagine the body as a big factory with all sorts of activities taking place, with different work crews working different shifts doing different things. We know that in the case of certain yogis, a foreman can give those crews unusual instructions and that those instructions will be carried out.
Here is a video of a man operating a machine that wraps a length of metal with tape. Wouldn't it be wonderful if a crew of worker cells in your body went to work every night wrapping your damaged nerves with myelin?
Images are important communicators in the mind.
Good luck. You will find a way. Never doubt it.
Originally posted by westcoast
reply to post by Starwise
Starwise, three years ago this summer when I was 37 I began to have neurological symptoms. I was an EMT, worked in the ER and I knew it could only be a few different things. An MRI confirmed what I never really thought could be real; I had brain lesions. At that point, I had sensations of virbation/electrical currents, in my hands, feet, left thigh, left arm and sometimes face. I would tire easily and had a hard time concentrating and soemtimes saying the right words. A week after the MRI I got opticneuritis and went on 1 gram/day IV steroids (probably similar to what they gave you). I later had a spinal tap that went very bad and led to two weeks of excrutiating headaches.
Anyways....while my symptoms are much milder than yours and I so far do not have any lesions on my spinal cord....I can relate. I've always been very active. At the time I was a EMT/FF, a tech in the ER, a support officer for the County, taught CPR in four different place and was raising two kids. It changed everything. I resisted. I tried to continue to work as many hours for almost a year. I finally had to admit that I couldn't handle the stress or the hours. For me, those are the two MAJOR factors for my symptoms being stirred up (sleep and stress).
I stopped volunteering as a firefighter, stopped responding as a support officer (lots of stress there) and scaled back my hours and CPR jobs. I went on a detox diet and lost over 30 lbs. THAT was huge for my health. I had always been fit but had put on weight those last couple of years after having first knee surgery and then shoulder surgery...which I think were the main catapults for the ms (I think that my mono infection was the vector some years before) My vitamin D was also bottomed out at 15, which again, I think was part of the special mix of goods that led to the lesions forming.
Three years later, I am now not working but homeschooling my daughter. I still teach CPR sometimes but other than that, I work on being a Mom and wife. I have found so much worth in that, I wonder how I ever did anything else.
You see, our life and its worth is what we make it. I have again found God and my place in this world. It wasn't how I had envisioned it and I still often struggle with my limitations (I have a lot of joint issues/arthritis). I have learned to not fear the future so much as to be thankful with what I can accomplish today. Some days it is more than others...and that's okay.
If you ever want to U2U me and talk, please don't hesitate. I'll be praying for you.edit on 15-7-2012 by westcoast because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Murgatroid
Originally posted by green1
I hope you may find some answers & hopefully some real use with this link...
Just a heads-up on the Cancer Tutor Website that green1 linked to above:
Webster Kehr and his site are highly recommended among many alternative practitioners from what I have read.
He mentions the Budwig Diet which I have read some good things about.
If anyone is interested in the Budwig Diet specifically, U2U me as I have spent some time researching this and have a list of excellent free resources on it.
Originally posted by skyfireautobot
fakeunwisestar was using this as a trap.. by getting all your sympathy...he was filling himself up with YOUR ENERGY let this be a lesson fellow autobots..anyone that is Negative and announces it..wants that attention for a reason!!!!!!!!!
Originally posted by JohnJasper
Originally posted by Starwise
My spinal fluid has confirmed: I HAVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS……….There I said it, out loud for the world to hear and read……
If you continue putting yourself in the hands of doctors, you can guarantee that they will MANAGE your illness for the rest of your life at considerable cost to yourself and your family, even if you never have to pay a penny for any of the medicines and treatments. You may experience long periods of remission followed by short bouts of symptoms or follow a faster progression to find yourself wheelchair bound or worse. There are no medical cures for this disease. You might find relief in the many medicines used to manage the disease but eventually you will suffer side effects from the drugs for which you will be prescribed more drugs with more side effects. The farther you go into that hellhole, the harder it is to escape from it.
Originally posted by skyfireautobot
I lite this threat on fire!!!!!!!!
Enciendo este tema en el fuego
Originally posted by Benchkey
I heard of a MD who's wife had this and it was coming on fast like yours. He decided to check the veins and arteries that go through the neck to the brain. Seems they were restricted so he took her into surgery and cleaned them out. She improved almost overnight. Problem was insufficient flow of blood to and out of the brain. While this wasn't a cure, it certainly improved the quality of her life.
Worth looking into.
Originally posted by Starwise
Thank you for your replies! Reading your stories are helping me!!!!! I have wondered about environmental toxins for a while. I make my own toothpaste and deodorant for starters too!
For other posters who have offered advice, I am a nurse in a state where any illegal medical uses not deemed fit by TPTB can take away my license. I cant even go there.
Many have stated on here that I need to pull up my boot straps and get over it.Well, its kind of hard being that I am still in the hospital now and still having a crisis. This is hard on me and my family. My mind is confused and jumbled. I am overwhelmed at this moment.