Friday, November 19, 2004

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS is thought to be an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). An autoimmune disease is one in which the human immune system begins to dysfunction and actually receives signals to begin attacking and breaking down various systems within the body.

In MS, the immune system begins to attack the brain, spinal cord, and the optic nerves. Surrounding and protecting the nerve fibers of the CNS is a fatty tissue called myelin, a substance rich in protein and lipids fatty substances that forms layers around the nerve fibers and acts as insulation, much like a rubber chord insulates electrical wiring. This insulation helps nerve fibers conduct electrical impulses.

In MS, myelin is lost in multiple areas, leaving scar tissue called sclerosis. These damaged areas are also known as plaques or lesions. Sometimes the nerve fiber itself is damaged or broken.
Myelin not only protects nerve fibers, but makes their job possible. When myelin or the nerve fiber is destroyed or damaged, the ability of the nerves to conduct electrical impulses to and from the brain is disrupted, and this produces the various symptoms of MS.

While Sanoviv respects the modern treatments and drug therapies used to halt or reverse MS, we also have successfully employed numerous complementary approaches that aid in minimizing the effects of the disease. Sanoviv's guests have experienced tremendous results from Sanoviv's programs in treating MS successfully.

Many of our guests have achieved the same level of results Roz Syler from our testimonial experienced including:

  • Restored use of limbs
  • Decreased dependency or complete elimination of painkillers and narcotics
  • Significant decrease in pain
  • A strong sense of "feeling normal", vibrant and alive

If you'd like to watch a video testimonial from one of our past guests who has achieved a high degree of comfort from a MS treatment, visit this link.

Click here to listen to Dr. Alberto Pena and hear how MS is treated at Sanoviv.