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MS - A New Cure? Or Hype?

August 30, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 154

Multiple sclerosis has been much in the news in the last 2 years, ever since an Italian, Dr. Zamboni, discovered an anomaly in the venous drainage from the brain and spinal cord in a group of 65 MS patients. The finding has been called Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI).

Dr. Zamboni published his findings in June 2009 and proposed that CCSVI may be the cause of the nerve damage found in MS. Other researchers have done studies on the phenomenon, and some do not support the doctor's original study.

With all the public attention to Dr. Zamboni's work and the uncertainty surrounding its value in treating MS, several research agencies in Italy, Canada, the US and elsewhere are funding trials to clarify the link between CCSVI and MS. At this time, there is too little research to support the link, the effectiveness, or safety of the vascular treatment that Dr. Zamboni has developed and used on some patients.

I believe in the need to determine as quickly as possible whether the treatment is a cure. However, I must express my concern that we are putting all the attention on the physical disease and a physical cure. In my opinion, we are taking a very limited view of MS and not approaching the disease in all its complexity.

As I have written on many occasions, any disease or illness is an integral part of the whole person. Therefore, any disease or illness shares all the same aspects that make up a whole person, namely mental, emotional and 'spiritual', as well as physical.

Research increasingly supports the link between the complexity of our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs and physical disease. In previous articles I have highlighted Dr. Candace Pert, a research neuropharmacologist who has provided years of data showing how emotional states change the intricate physiology and chemistry of our cells. In addition, Dr. Bruce Lipton, a cell biologist, supports Dr. Pert's findings, and has shown how our cells are constantly and consistently responding to their environment: mental, emotional as well as physical factors. Dr. Lipton emphasizes that most of our responses are subconscious.

From my perspective, the news about a possible new cure for MS is once again a reach for a physical fix and leads us away from considering the whole disease and asking the really important question - 'why is MS showing up in this person at this time in his or her life?'

Consider that MS (and any disease or illness for that matter) happens for a reason. Consider that the disease is a solution to manage a level of stress in the person's life. Once we understand why the disease is showing up, we are better able to find other solutions which can eliminate the need for the disease "solution". This is the possible outcome of my work, Awareness Heals. First step - gaining self-knowledge and awareness; secondly letting go of previously held beliefs and shifting perspectives; and thereby releasing the body to heal physically.

Emotional healing leads to physical health. The link between physical disease and emotional distress cannot be overemphasized.

Dr. Nelie Johnson is a practicing family physician in Maple Ridge, B.C.. She began asking herself early in her career, some 20 years ago. Despite the many strengths of Western Medicine, it did not offer enough answers and Dr. Johnson began seeking for them elsewhere.

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