Jan 31, 2013.
“if the valve is obstructed, generally what happens is that the
vein above the stenosis starts to dilate or enlarge. Slow flow or stasis
(absence of outflow) occurs. This leads to reduced arterial inflow, poorer
perfusion with oxygenated blood into the brain and reduction in cerebrospinal
fluid drainage and possibly hydrocephalus. Additionally, when the muscles of
the 1neck contract, they MAY cause the pressurization of the blood within the
vein. In the presence of obstruction toward flow into the heart, this blood may
jet into the skull and injure deep cerebral veins.”
Dr. Sclafani’s description of the brain fluid dysfunction
illustrates closely my own analysis and experience.
It is gratifying to see some of my observations confirmed by the professionals. 1) Phlebologists
long have believed vascular disorders are congenital in origin. Now it appears
valve problems can develop after birth, in other words, they may be
developmental in origin. (See Cece below) 2) I believe my entry of December 16,
2012 changed the Thisisms.com discussion, opening the possibility that blood
flow problems may be a consequence of cerebrospinal fluid pressure ON the vein
rather than a defect IN the vein, a type of MS I defined as Skeletal. 3) Muscle
tension may impede blood flow leading to the blood reflux into the brain. I
have found a simple neck massage forcing blood down towards the heart is enough
to stop an MS attack. 4) I’ve decided to split up Toxic MS into 2 types, Infectious and Toxic, both of which
may be factors in Developmental vein damage and/or muscle tension.
Thus I define 6 MS types as follows/
I have discussed DEVELOPMENTAL MS in detail in my main paper in the site MS Cure
Enigmas.net. I believe Chinese Medical theory and practice provide some answers to the
epidemiological factors defining MS incidence. Both Infectious and Toxic
MS may be factors in childhood Developmental MS. Chlamydia Pneumoniae (Cpn) is
an example of INFECTIOUS MS which may have damaged the vascular system during
childhood development, and/or may still be active. This is apparently an issue
with NZer1 (Nigel) on Thisisms (see below). Other illnesses often associated
with MS are Epstein Barr and Mononucleosis. Earlier I had included these
infections under Toxic MS since they doubtless stress and tense up the
organism, but they may well directly damage the veins themselves adding to the
severity of the disease (and perhaps further complicating the treatment.)
I believe the toxins in TOXIC MS tense up the muscles as they stress the
organism. Once the toxins are identified and eliminated, this form of MS is the
easiest to cure. Toxins may include mercury in amalgam fillings (see
want2bike), aspartame, and food intolerances such as glutens.
AGING MS speaks for itself, any body part may break down as part of the aging process. Dr. Sclafani has written that 85% of vein problems are in fact valve problems. I can imagine in my own case that I have "sticky" valves which I can open through massage, acupressure or - best of all - a good swim. Let's imagine that one day the valves fuse shut. In that case I would have no choice but to undergo angioplasty to open the blood flow. I wonder if that is what happened to Annette Funicello because her MS apparently developed suddenly when she was 45 years old. And led to severe handicap. Angioplasty revealed one jugular entirely blocked, the other allowing only 30% blood flow. It's a scary thought, encouraging me to follow my diet and do everything necessary to keep the valves/veins open and the blood flowing.
SKELETAL MS: A misaligned skeletal, bone or dental structure can actually restrict the free flow of cerebrospinal fluid which in turn can compress or impede venous blood circulation. Skeletal problems can be either congenital or developmental in origin (e.g. accidents.) Recent scientific studies have focused on the interdependent dynamic of brain "fluids", the blood and the cerebrospinal fluid (CBF) which bathes the Central Nervous System. Excess cerebrospinal fluid can actually "compress" or limit blood circulation, hence the interest of Chiropractors in adjusting the Atlas bone to assure proper CBF circulation. If the problem is SKELETAL, angioplasty would not be appropriate. In this case it is not a problem INSIDE the vein but OUTSIDE. Chiropractic, Osteopathic or Dental adjustment may suffice to release the brain fluids flow Sometimes surgery will be required to free a vein obstructed by bones, muscles or connective tissue.
I do not oppose Angioplasty, one day I may need it. Let's hope Dr. Sclafani and his colleagues continue to perfect their work. I believe however that all the above factors should be considered before intervention.
The main problem now is political, that is to say the power of the
big pharma and neurology lobby to block CCSVI and other treatments for MS
patients. Dr. Sclafani has pioneered the skills and techniques necessary to
maximize positive angioplasty outcomes. But he can’t treat everybody for
everything. Maybe Angioplasty isn’t the answer for someone who needs
spinal/dental adjustments or someone who needs to remove toxins from his body or simply
requires proper nourishment. My purpose here is to help people think things through and to
suggest alternative therapies which I’ve found effective.
The following quotes come from Thisisms.com.
Morphol Embryol (Bucur). 1981
Data regarding the typology and functional significance of the venous valves.
“Certain findings suggested
a reorganization after birth of the venous valves which are frequently met in
fetus. The close relation between hemodynamic mechanisms and the blood guiding
structures may explain the changes (disappearance or persistence) of venous
valves in some areas after birth.”
Cece: "I thought this was
interesting. We've talked about the malformation of internal jugular vein
valves as happening during embryological development. I had never heard about
changes in the valves occurring after birth. What sort of changes?
"Disappearance or persistence"? How could a valve disappear?"
NZer1: “Maybe there this a connection, CPn/Valve * dysfunction? The diseased cells, dysfunctional cells,
hardened valves may have been scarred by the infection/inflammation process
over time? Pre-birth and Post birth!”
*CPn refers to Chlamydia Pneumoniae
want2bike (see previous blog entry)