It is generally accepted that there is no medical cure for multiple sclerosis. Natural healing is another subject altogether. Critics of allopathy argue that, to reverse MS, natural healing is a patient’s best option.

Allopathy is conventional medicine in layman’s terms. Its critics point out that it provides no guaranteed resolution for diseases like MS and HIV/ AIDS. The medication given to patients to treat these diseases helps them to manage their symptoms: It doesn’t actually address the root cause of the disease. Rather, it helps to slow down the progression of the disease. The critics of allopathy believe that, with non-conventional approaches, it is possible for an ailing patient to recover from multiple sclerosis. Natural healing is within reach, they claim. They say the ideal way to access it is to optimize the conditions that would promote well-being in the patient, and encourage the regeneration of damaged tissue.


Addressing Multiple Sclerosis: Natural Healing and Optimal Health


Proponents of the idea that natural healing is possible for MS patients tend to emphasize various lifestyle changes. These include dietary changes such as the elimination of polyunsaturated fats and the inclusion of omega-3 fatty acid-rich foods in their diets. Patients are encouraged to replace much of their animal protein with plant protein, to eat more fruits and vegetables, and to eliminate gluten from their diets. These dietary changes help to promote optimal body function. In that sense, they are not adopted to cure MS. They are, rather, adopted to improve the patient’s overall health.

Other steps taken by MS patients to optimize their health include the ingestion of nutritional supplements to address any nutritional deficiencies. These could include vitamin D deficiencies, magnesium deficiencies and deficiencies in a variety of B vitamins. In addition, relaxation techniques help patients to cope with stress, thus improving their capacity for healing. These include meditation and prayer. Some patients have also been known to benefit from yoga and acupuncture.

If these non-conventional medical practices work as well as their proponents say, then they are likely to result in MS patients slowly but surely starting to recover from the disease. Over time, the progression of the disease should slow down and, eventually, it should be reversed. The degenerative disease should ultimately be replaced by processes of regeneration. If the patient is not too far gone, then he or she should cease to present the symptoms of multiple sclerosis; natural healing and full recovery should ensue. If the patient’s disease has already progressed considerably, then complete regeneration of the damaged tissue might not be possible. However, the further progression of the disease can be checked.