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Global Medical Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

Global Medical Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

Traditional Chinese medicine is today the second largest health-care system in the world, after modern Western medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that the causes of most diseases originate from spiritual, emotional, behavioral, dietary, and climatic factors, in contrast to the biological and biochemical basis seen by practitioners of modern Western medicine. Chinese medical treatment is aimed at adjusting the environmental and human influences through lifestyle adjustments the use of medicinal herbs, and n and physical therapies. Since modern Western medicine, with its reliance on the latest research findings and technologies describes the causes of most diseases as originating from genetic, structural pathogenic (infective or toxic), nutritional, and behavioral factors, treatments are bioengineering, surgery, chemotherapy, dietary restriction, nutritional supplements and behavior modification.

As relates to Multiple Sclerosis, the Chinese believe that the disease most likely originates with a combination of spiritual and emotional factors, and that the trigger for the disease may be an experience of a feverish illness, usually an infectious disease. The weakening of and loss of control over the musculature may come about because the critical energizing and regulating functions of the internal organs have become disturbed due to the loss of spiritual focus, perhaps because of a frightful experience which has scattered one’s soul from its resting place. The disease consumes vital fluids essences that are essential to nourishing the body and providing a relaxing medium for the spirit. According to the Chinese medicine without spiritual relaxation, there is ongoing agitation, and destruction of bodily harmony.

Western medicine is still pursuing the precise description of MS, but currently it is believed that a combination of genetic predisposing factors and an episode of a common viral disease initiates an autoimmune process which leads to the symptoms of the disorder (inhibition of nerve transmission to the muscles), exacerbated by subsequent infections or other stimulants to the autoreactive immune system. In other words, the disease has nothing to do with either personal experiences (other than having an infection) or general bodily balance, but rather is attributed to an inherited coil of DNA and another slice of DNA provided by the virus. Therefore, TCM diverges from Western medicine by placing human experiences above inheritance and biology as a cause.

Although the Chinese see anxiety, depression, fright, and fear as contributors to the disease process, Western doctors...

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