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Multiple Sclerosis

Acupuncture for Multiple Sclerosis

Are you or a loved one been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? It is overwhelming and frightening, as there is no cure for MS. However, proactive care, including Acupuncture, may help recover from attacks and manage symptoms. Acupuncturist Dr. Bennet has been providing Acupuncture for Multiple Sclerosis for many years.

MS Symptoms and Progression

MS attacks axons in the central nervous system protected by myelin, commonly called white matter, altering the messages between the brain and body. The nerves affected by MS can deteriorate and become permanently damaged. Some people with MS can lose their ability to walk or move independently. Some become confined to a wheelchair. MS for others may experience lengthy remission periods without symptoms. For this reason, it is important to consult with their medical provider and Dr. Bennett.

Dr. Bennett knows how overwhelming and frightening MS can be and to be able to find some relief.

While Acupuncture cannot “heal” or “cure” a patient with MS, studies have shown regular treatments in conjunction with other modalities such as ATP Resonance BioTherapy™ can help alleviate symptom severity. That is so important. Acupuncture releases endorphins and peptides in the brain and in turn helps sensory modulation information between the brain and body, helping to mediate MS symptoms.

At Bennett Acupuncture and Functional Medicine of Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach, we provideAcupuncturetreatmentsto those with MS. We invite those in Orange County and surrounding counties to contact us today at 714-962-5031 or fill out the below form.

Results do vary for each person, especially when accounting for other medical and lifestyle factors.

Research Finds Acupuncture Relieves MS Symptom

The Washington Acupuncture Centre research study, with 10,000 patients getting Acupuncture treatments for three years, found that patients with MS reported an 85 percent improvement in their symptoms.

Objective and subjective data indicate the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. The research referenced below shows acupuncture improves the quality of life in MSpatients and delays relapses.

[1] Quispe-Cabanillas J G, Damasceno A, Glehn F V, et al. (2012). Impact of electroacupuncture on quality of life for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis under treatment with immunomodulators: a randomized study. BMC Complement Altern Med, 12(1):209.
[2] Stoll SS, Nieves C, Tabby DS, et al. (2012). Use of therapies other than disease-modifying agents, including complementary and alternative medicine, by patients with multiple sclerosis: a survey study.
[3] Esmonde L, Long AF. (2008). Complementary therapy use by persons with multiple sclerosis: benefits and research priorities[J]. Complement Ther Clin Practi, 14(3): 176-184.
[4] Wu YQ, Zhang YL, Gao Y. (2013). An analysis of contemporary medical practitioners’ experience in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Chinese Archives of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 31(8): 1781-1784.


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