I published the article (MS: Cure or Control Revolt under the name Verokos) on Monday February 18, 2013 at 1:02 p.m. which was taken directly from this site under the title MS Cure or Control? I indicated it had come from MS Cure Enigmas.com. The response on MS sites had been very positive - Thisisms.com or CCSVI Locator - and I wanted to expand readership beyond those who are already open to alternative healing ideas. Also, Daily Kos presumably has a progressive, liberal readership. I was shocked by the hysterical vitriol that followed.
Now, some of these may be Trolls, coming from the very Big Pharma-Neurology lobby which is blocking research and development of CCSVI treatments, and which pushes often dangerous immunosuppressive drugs of dubious value.
I received a warning from the Administrator that "spamming and copyright violations can get you banned. Post the MS article again and you're gone." How can I plagiarize my own work? One commentator had pulled up the same article I had posted on ThisIsMs.com, ignoring the MS Cure Enigmas.net reference in both posts. So I wasn't copying another's work. I realize now I should have mentioned these other posts at the article's end. Inexperience. (It could be argued I was posting a revised version of a previous entry MS: Five CCSVI Types. It wasn't my intention to "spam" but to develop and clarify.)
Why does MS as a subject encourage such rigid adherence to accepted Medical practice even though this practice considers MS to be "incurable". And is in some cases dangerous. And seldom works. Yes, MS does inspire fear, but it is precisely knowing what the problem is - a blood brain circulation disorder - and having found practical solutions to deal with it that has freed me from this fear. Why shouldn't I share this knowledge? Why the absolute refusal to listen? Why the censorship? If someone wants to ignore the ideas, they can suit themselves, but why prevent others from considering them? Does this mean that for Medical issues, scratch a Progressive and it's a Reactionary who bleeds?
I am going to reprint here my article.
DAILY KOS TITLE: MS: CURE OR CONTROL REVOLT by Verokos
(CURE OR CONTROL: CONGENITAL, DEVELOPMENTAL, AGING, SKELETAL OR TOXIC MS.)
An article in Daily Kos dated August 25,
2010 – “There was good medical news yesterday, so now what?” By Joel
Spinhirne - changed my life by introducing the idea that MS is a blood
circulation disorder froms the brain/spinal cord. Of course! I asked my
husband to massage my neck forcing the blood down towards the heart to
stop an incipient “relapse”. A month later I used a TENS self acupressure
treatment one evening as all the symptoms of an MS attack overwhelmed me. No
great reaction at the moment, but by the next morning all symptoms had
disappeared. Stopped short! If I had known this 20 years ago I wouldn’t need
a cane to walk today.
The main problem now is political, that is to say the power of the
big Pharma and Neurology lobby to block CCSVI
research and other treatments for MS patients. Maybe Angioplasty (once called
Liberation Therapy) 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 on Daily Kos will be to help people
think things through and to suggest alternative therapies which I’ve found
effective. And to encourage people to get angioplasty if they really need it.
(Sorry, Doctor, non medical therapists– naturopaths, acupuncturists,
chiropractors, kinesiologists – may provide the best healing options for
many MS patients.)
You can’t cure something if you don’t know what it is.
Dr. Zamboni has discovered the problem – venous blood reflux or CCSVI – but not the
so le solution. Detoxification and nutritional therapy coupled with circulation
therapies and/or skeletal adjustments may suffice without taking
the risk of angioplasty. MS is a blood circulation disorder (or perhaps
cerebrospinal fluid circulation disorder in general) and only secondarily an
MS can be cured outright in some cases. For most it is a question of control - stopping
or diminishing the progression. There isn’t a magic bullet, one-size–fits-all solution.
I've concluded there are 5 basic MS types, all of which lead to a reflux of venous blood into
the Central Nervous System. 1) CONGENITAL vein malformations. 2) DEVELOPMENTAL vein malformations. 3) AGING vein malformations 4) SKELETAL – Cerebrospinal fluid pressure. 5) TOXIC MS.
As for the current categories of Relapse/Remit and the various Progressive MS's, I
don't believe these properly describe the problem and certainly don't point to a
solution. The various immunosuppressive drugs developed since 1990 are used
only for the Relapse/Remit phase, so once you've hit the Progressive stage, you
might as well listen to alternative ideas. And even in the early Relapse/Remit
phase one should be warned that many of these drugs simply are ineffective,
cause serious side effects and at least one (Tysabri) may lead to death.
CONGENITAL: This idea is favoured by Phlebologists
and Dr. Sclafani. However, it doesn’t account for the epidemiological variations
in geography, culture or gender. It certainly can’t explain the dramatic
increase in Japanese MS cases over the past 30 years. However, obviously it can
be one factor.
DEVELOPMENTAL: My beginning hypothesis was that stress (of many
potential origins) damages the veins in the child's developing body so that once
adult the veins can no longer accommodate the
blood flow. Defects in the circulatory system impede if not outright block
blood flow leading from the brain and spinal cord leading to MS "attacks"
and subsequent paralysis. It is for this reason that MS first generally
manifests during or after adolescence.
Dr. Zamboni himself observed deformities in the veins in the back and neck of MS
patients. These areas correspond to Acupuncture meridians which control
The third type develops with age. There is no reason why veins shouldn't harden
and malfunction as a part of the aging process. When the valves in veins
draining the central nervous system malfunction, blood backs up to injure the
THE ANGIOPLASTY CURE has been suggested for these types of
MS (Congenital, Developmental, Aging) characterized by varied vein
malformations - stenosed (narrowed), twisted, exhibiting stuck or deformed
valves, or just plain missing. The Italian phlebologist Dr. Zamboni launched
the theory he named CCSVI. The treatment consists of threading a catheter
through the affected vein and opening it with a “balloon”. Initially the
Internal Jugular Veins, the Vertebral Veins and the Chest Azygos vein were
treated. Other veins leading from the spinal cord are now treated as well.
Development of the Intravenous Ultrasound has allowed Interventional
Radiologists to see what is going on inside the vein, determine the
appropriate size of the balloon to open the stenosed vein without scarring,
and avoid various complications including thrombosis (total closure of the
vein). Stents have been inserted into veins which collapsed after being
opened, though now with improved procedures stent usage has become
increasingly rare. (Dr. Sclafani believes the early 50%
failure rate in the Jugular vein angioplasty occurred because the balloons were
too small to open the veins sufficiently.) Without the Intravenous Ultrasound
the Interventional Radiologist worked “blind”, unable to see if the balloon
was too large which risked scarring the vein lining tissue (endothelium)
which might lead to thrombosis. There have been cases where, after the
initial “liberation”, the vein closed off again and each subsequent
intervention led to more scarring and tissue damage. Some experienced little
if any improvement. (Not all the veins leading from the spinal cord are
treated.) Some found themselves in a worse condition after the angioplasty
than before. (One woman reported that her veins shriveled up into useless
dried out structures through which no blood could flow.) Presumably with
experience and the development of new techniques and material the few early
tragedies which have occurred can be avoided. (Already use of the
IntravenousUltrasound has decreased the risk factor dramatically,) Also, it
must be said that resistance to the new techniques by the Pharma Neurologist
crowd forced many to go overseas for treatment. They were unable to get
followup care once home, condemned for having defied
“authority”. It would be difficult to know if the treatment itself was at fault
or the negligence of the US and Canadian medical authorities. Some
post-angioplasty MS patients have reported dramatic recoveries, often with stents inserted, at
least 3 years after Angioplasty. They have been CURED. (I don’t know the
longest post operative success story. Treatments began sometime
in 2009.) The lives of some have been so transformed that they now wonder if
they should declare themselves free of MS and therefore ineligible for
Nonetheless, while some have been apparently cured, the risks of angioplasty are real. Before rushing into the operating theater, consider first treatment of Types 4) SKELETAL and 5) TOXIC MS.
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. Structural 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 leading to CURE or CONTROL.
FINALLY THERE IS TOXIC MS. I include in this category not only known toxins such as mercury in
dental amalgams, aspartame, glutens and various food intolerances,
but myriad microbes/viruses such as Mononucleosis, Epstein Barr, Chlamydia
Pneumoniae, Lyme as well as various metabolic disorders such as toxic "gut"
and diabetes. OK that's a big category. One might say I am being simplistic.
BUT MAYBE IT IS JUST THAT SIMPLE. Whatever stresses the body in those
individuals with a compromised vascular system may trigger the blood reflux
into the CNS. Illness in childhood may damage the vascular system, stress
including toxic stress may trigger the reflux. Toxicity itself may damage the
veins. All these factors may stress the vascular system leading to a venous
blood reflux. Detoxification, intestinal cleansing, and appropriate nutrition
will reduce pressure on the vascular system as well as nurture the brain and
heal nerve damage.
Some MS patients recover through diet cleansing and nutritional therapy alone.
Some may have a "temporary" stress reaction to a toxic substance such as
aspartame (or mercury in dental almagam fillings.) The reaction is "temporary"
in the sense that once the toxin is removed, the MS symptoms disappear. I have
even heard that removing glutens from the diet is sufficient to heal.
CONTROL: Dr. Terry Wahls (see You Tube Minding Your
Mitochondria) presents another excellent example. She began her treatment by
de-toxifying from the MS drugs which were poisoning her and then optimized her
nutrition. Her recovery implies that her veins were not actually blocked, but
tensed up enough to cause a blood reflux. Also, she stimulated her blood
circulation by electrical stimulation of the bands of muscles on her back, in
other words, the bladder meridian. Optimal Diet/Supplements serve three
purposes. 1) to heal the vein walls themselves 2) to prevent stress on the
vascular system which might lead to blood reflux and 3) heal damaged brain
In addition to nutritional therapy, most MS patients
probably will require treatment to enhance blood circulation to prevent
blood refluxes – massage, ayervedic massage, acupuncture, self acupressure,
osteopathy, chiropractic, and swimming.
Any double blind study will have to sort out these various MS types before
proceeding. If one has either Skeletal MS or certain forms of Toxic MS,
angioplasty would be inappropriate. Opponents to the CCSVI theory find it too
easy to denounce it as“unproven”. For me that is no reason to freeze up like a
hedgehog and wait for Science to give me permission to take care of
To make a long story short, Dr. Zamboni has discovered the problem – venous blood reflux or CCSVI – but not the sole solution. Detoxification and nutritional therapy coupled with circulation therapies and/or skeletal adjustments may suffice without taking the risk of angioplasty.
P.S. Tony Miles found my (Verokos) article "MS: Five CCSVI Types" on Daily Kos and posted it on CCSVI locator.
Jan Wexler commented: "Well put! Bravo!"