How to heal your MS goes far beyond getting a prescription. It involves reviewing and transforming the core factors that caused the MS to be expressed in your body. In this first session of the series Creating Health, we begin to detail how to heal your multiple sclerosis by understanding what kind of disease MS is and looking at the core factors that influence the onset, exacerbation, and reversal. These core lifestyle factors are split up physiological factors, such as food, toxins, gut health, and lifestyle and psycho-social factors such as trauma, emotional repression, and insecure attachment styles.
Watch below to understand what kind of disease MS is, and the psycho-social factors behind MS. To learn about addressing the physical factors, watch the other presentations of the Creating Health Series.
Multiple Sclerosis is a Chronic Disease
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease. To begin to understand how to heal you MS, we must understand the type of disease it is and the best strategies in modern medicine to address its cause. Chronic diseases are non-viral diseases that have lasted for more than three months and cannot be cured by medicine. These are ‘lifestyle’ diseases and to treat them, we must address the lifestyle factors behind them rather than focus on just managing symptoms.
“Cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and the other conditions we examined are not abrupt new developments in adult life, but culmination of lifelong processes.” – Gabor Mate, M.D. “When the Body Says NO”
By addressing both the physical factors and the mental factors (technically termed psychosocial factors) behind multiple sclerosis, we have the greatest chance of becoming symptom-free.
The Psycho-Social Factors to Heal Your MS
It is not the traumatic event or experience that we had in childhood and early adulthood that causes multiple sclerosis, but the beliefs or behaviors created from those experiences. By addressing these, we can reduce the internal pressures and stressors in the body and, with it, reduce the symptoms of MS.
In the book, “When the Body Says No,” Dr. Gabor Mate demonstrates the evidence and research that links psychosocial factors, such as stress, repressed emotions, and personality to the onset and exacerbation of chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Here in this presentation linked below, he gives us some examples of how our personality can end up causing multiple sclerosis as well as other diseases such as cancer:
Key Mental Factors behind MS
For MS, the key areas that need to be addressed include:
- how you treat yourself in comparison as to how you treat others (some examples beings always putting yourself last, very critical and judgemental of yourself, and feeling unworthy and needs always to be doing everything perfectly).
- Ignoring your body’s needs and numbing emotions and not dealing with grief, fears, and anxiety well.
- An unbalanced and unhealthy relationship with others (issues around boundaries and needing to be responsible for others needs and to make them happy.
(For more details of the mental factors behind MS, visit this post on them).
One aspect that is important for the body to heal your MS is to sit back, relax, and let the body replenish, replace, and restore. The body cannot heal when it is in constant movement and responding to life. It needs times of deep relaxation, such as during a nap, meditation, relaxing with a good book or watching a sunset, or sleeping.
“Dont’ just do something, sit there.” – saying in Kyoto
In this presentation, Eva M Clark gives an example of hypnosis for relaxing and restoring. You can hear and download the recording here:
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