Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Vitalia’s Approach to Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Like many auto-immune conditions, Multiple sclerosis symptoms often occur in flare-ups with bouts of remission in between.  However, a less common form involves slow, progressive deterioration and worsening of the disease without remission.  In this case the immune system is attacking the myelin sheath; which is the protective and insulating coating on the central nervous system.

Multiple sclerosis may affect the motor system causing feelings of heaviness, weakness, clumsiness and stiffness.  Tingling, numbness and electrical impulses occur in 18% of MS cases.  Visual disturbances are more common causing blurriness, double vision, fogginess and eye pain.

Naturopathic medicine can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine safely and effectively.  Many patients with MS are on multiple medications.  When the cause is addressed and the symptoms and disease improve, often medications can be eliminated.

“The service you have provided has made it possible for me to be off a strong drug that was sapping all my energy.  It is great to feel well again.”  Lois N., Vista, CA

At Vitalia, we customize our approach to the patient, looking for factors that have contributed to the disease progression.  For many MS patients this may include:

  • Digestive dysfunction, food sensitivities and the presence of dysbiosis
  • Nutritional assessment including antioxidant status
  • Detoxification abilities and the heavy metal detoxing
  • Adrenal imbalance and adequate levels of DHEA
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Vitamin D deficiency