Natural and Alternative treatments (yoga, tai chi, accupuncture, supplements and more!)

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Gretchen1
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   Posted 5/14/2009 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Here is a place where you can discuss or ask about non-medicinal treatments.  Please share what you have tried and what works for you.  Enjoy!!
Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.


EBullins
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   Posted 5/18/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey ya'll,
Here is a short list, a very short list, of some of the things I do that help with my fatigue, weakness, spasticity, tremors, stress, etc. Would love to hear from others and get this thread moving!!!! smilewinkgrin
Individualized yoga and tai chi program, vegan diet, wheelchair for all outings, very relaxed fit clothing for ease of muscle movement, relaxation, meditation, prayer, a positive attitude and last but never least...dancing!!!!!! No matter how little energy or how great the spasticity, one must always
dance!!!!! yeah

Peace to all,
Elizabeth
~~~Know Peace Know Power~~~
 
***Let emotions subside then decide***


PSA
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   Posted 5/18/2009 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Elizabeth

I must compliment your positive attitude. Keep on dancing in the rain. Salute to brave people like you.

God Bless you. Stay tough - stay fit - keep on smiling

PS
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
 
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
 
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle: Albert Einstein
 
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popsie
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   Posted 5/19/2009 3:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Hot Woman & SWBBB,

I wanted to say I have had a bit of a revelation in that it seems it my hands are warm the dexterity is much better. This is kind of the reverse to the hot bath test for MS so I cannot explain it but if I have a shower, or have been warm in bed and then type on the computer the hands are not weak?? Had some hot water in the sink for the dishes now so went and put my hands in it and they are typing much better after 5 minutes!! smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin Cannot explain it but love it anyway & hoped it might help you too.

I love to dance too, tried to interest my husband all these years and now he says he will try it. Its the first thing I will be doing when I get my walking better. turn turn

I got a recommendation today for the Pranyanma/Kapalbhati/Kleva Kumbha breathing yoga, I have a good feeling about it so will be ringing tomorrow & will let you know how I go.

Keep dancing
Speedy
Have had relapsing/remitting MS since 10 yrs old. Secondary/progressive since 1995. Baclofen pump since 2008.
Plant your own garden & decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
Know that you are strong, worthy and can learn & endure.


EBullins
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   Posted 5/19/2009 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey again ya'll,
PS attorney dude, thanks so much for the compliment and right back atcha!!!! smilewinkgrin
Speedy, I am sending you positive mental waves of support and sooooo hope all goes well with the breathing yoga thing!!!! SWBBB is also not a dancer but can do a heck of a shake your groove thing to snappy music while making dinner. Not much rhythm, but boy does he try!!!! It gives me great joy just to watch. Have been fighting the neuro office for the past week...seems the support staff to my doc just love to play the control thing and get to decide when and if they return phone calls!!!! So am off to do some relaxation to relieve my office staff stress and will include them in my prayers that they do not end up with something like this and get to see how it feels to be on the other end !!! Gretchen, a big hey to ya and hope all is well !!!

Peace and well being to all !!!!

Elizabeth aka Hot Woman
~~~Know Peace Know Power~~~
 
***Let emotions subside then decide***


Denjski
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   Posted 5/20/2009 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I take several natural supplements that do make make a huge difference...vitamin D3, 4000mg, probably the most important........

ginkgo biloba, 240 mg standardized glcosides 24% terpene lactones 6%.... this supplement has been proven to help memory for people with MS by increasing oxygen to the brain...

and ashwagandha..this is a natural supplement from India, sometimes called the Indian ginseng....very helpful for over all energy levels, and there has been speculation that it helps heal nerve axons...600mg, standardized withanolides 5mg 1.5%

standardizations keep the purity levels ehhective
It seemed like a good idea at the time


popsie
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 271
   Posted 5/20/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Denjski,

I take colostrum & like that & I am also taking D3 and agree that it is good though I am only taking 2000 at present.
I also take tumeric for inflammation and am on an anti inflammatory diet and 4000 fish oil and alpha lipoeic acid.

I feel really good with lots of energy and no fatigue but because I am doing a lot of things I do not know which are best. I have thought about eliminating some to see how I feel but heck I am enjoying the feeling good part too much.

I will look at the ginkgo biloba too, thanks for that. :-)
Have had relapsing/remitting MS since 10 yrs old. Secondary/progressive since 1995. Baclofen pump since 2008.
Plant your own garden & decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
Know that you are strong, worthy and can learn & endure.

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