Dr. Sclafani has observed that 85% of the vein narrowings in M.S. are in fact valve problems. Let’s say that each attack “blows” the valves. Eventually the valves weaken and fail, either causing a total vein obstruction, or an ongoing
blood reflux, transforming the relapsing/remitting MS into various forms of progressive MS.
I believe that in the early relapse/remit phase (I think of it as the "spongy-wet" phase) one can heal completely as I did 1984-1985. Thereafter I was doing so well I "forgot" I had MS, "forgot" my therapies, and the summer of 1993 had an "attack". That's when I began to limp, I didn't recover as I had in the past. Once age sets in, I think it's harder to recover, the "plaques" become like dried out scabs. I still need to write my healing history and hope readers can benefit from the information and above all avoid my mistakes.
Anyway, I think it’s unfortunate to launch into drug treatment without considering that MS is a blood circulation disorder (called CCSVI) which can be treated either “naturally”or “medically”. I have developed self help techniques which slow the disease progression (detoxification, optimal nutrition, supplements, self acupressure, any treatment which enhances blood circulation)
In the past two years Dr. Sclafani has perfected techniques for CCSVI endovascular therapies (to release venous blood circulation) using catheterization, venography, and ultravascular ultrasound. drdregen’s work on stem cells may further enhance the viability of these therapies.
I myself prefer what I’ll call “natural” to “medical” treatments, especially because I don't think I have a real venous obstruction. My veins may seize up or narrow when stressed and the blood circulation can be released with massage or an "energy" therapy. (I first heard of liberation therapy 2 years ago. I have found a simple neck massage forcing the blood down towards the heart is enough to stop an “attack” for me.) However, now that I'm older (sounds better than "old") I can feel the blood “stagnating” in the neck every morning and even though self acupressure or swimming gets the flow going, I know some Central Nervous System (CNS) damage is occurring and the damage accumulates. (If I get stressed, I can stop the blood reflux, but again any reflux means some damage.) If I had known of the CCSVI theory 20 years ago I wouldn’t need a cane to walk today.
Maybe 15 years ago a French woman named Christine described to me an ayervedic massage performed on her in India by several women working together. Afterwards she enjoyed a complete recovery from her MS which resembles the transformations now enjoyed after successful Liberation Therapy. I don't know how long her recovery lasted and it certainly disappeared after her return to France. She was desperate to return to India for another recovery massage. This story made no sense to me at the time she spoke. Now I understand that massage must have overcome whatever resistance existed in her veins to impede her blood circulation. She was going downhill fast when we last spoke and then we lost contact. I can't find her, to tell her she was right, to suggest she get angioplasty if possible. Because unless she could get these profound massages every day, I think she needed medical intervention which was unavailable at the time. She didn't want to take the MS drugs, that "saloperie".as she put it. It's sad that Dr. Zamboni's news has come so late for Christine and me, but it's crazy to ignore this idea now, whatever the doubts and complications.