I think of MS I think of Roger MacDougall. Roger was a play-writer best known
for his films "The Man in the White Suit" and "The Mouse that Roared". In the
1940ís Roger was confined to a wheelchair by Multiple Sclerosis. He put together
a diet for himself - one that even today, fifty years later, most naturopaths
would little to disagree with or to add to - and slowly recovered. When I met
him in the mid 1950ís he was out of his wheelchair, though still walking with
a cane. Later he would throw his cane away and do cartwheels. He lived to be a
healthy old man. His diet has been written of more than once in the prestigious
medical journal "The Lancet", and he has written of his struggle with MS in a
pamphlet, "My Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis"
give Rogerís pamphlet to all my MS patients, and to others, not only for the obvious
reasons, but most specifically because of his observation that after he started
his gluten-free diet it was fully four years before he began to see any marked
improvement. Patients and perseverance is the name of the game.
to read Roger MacDougallís pamphlet, "My
Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis"
There are several papers in the literature
reporting beneficial effects with MS from acupuncture. Though the reports I have
seen all use different points and approaches, acupuncture may be worth trying.
St. Johnswort, which is a nervine vulnerary (a healer for the nervous
system) may also be of value.