Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Here at Glenn Fertility & Family Wellness we offer a 100% natural treatment for MS
We want you to always feel your best, shorten relapses and expand the time between relapses with an all natural approach that combines the best holistic therapies.
Here are just some of the things we’ve seen positive results with at our clinic:
Numbness or tingling
Dizziness and vertigo
Why our natural treatment works so well:
We address the root cause
We use less known yet highly effective therapies
We keep it simple
We focus on how YOU feel not just what the numbers and scans show or say
We always include stress reduction
We have a unique combination of very potent, time tested therapies including -
Functional nutritional medicine, Acupuncture, and Herbal medicine
At your free initial consultation you’ll meet with your clinician to discuss your case, your medical history, any medications you’re taking, and most importantly YOUR GOALS. We want to be certain that our program is going to meet your needs and that there is a HIGH probability of success for you – BEFORE we move forward to the next step.
Detailed assessment and treatment plan -
Once your free consultation is complete, and we agree to move forward, your next step is the Intake appointment. At this appointment, your clinician will do a detailed assessment of your symptom pattern, medical history, and other factors to determine the root cause of your issue and devise a specific plan of attack.
Your first acupuncture session will be performed at this time, and a you will be given a treatment plan with exact, easy-to-follow instructions. Your treatment plan will include dietary and lifestyle adjustments as well as key supplements and herbal medicines to address the root of YOUR thyroid issue.
Active treatment and symptom resolution -
You’ll return for once-weekly visits to ensure close support as you begin to feel the positive shifts of the therapy. We want to make sure your treatment plan is yielding the expected results. You’ll also receive acupuncture at each visit to ensure that your neuroendocrine system (the delicate connection between your nervous and hormonal systems) is rebalancing in a way that results in optimal function of your hormonal system.
Transitional Care As Things Stabilize -
Once we see stable improvements, we will begin to reduce the frequency of visits. This usually occurs after about 4 - 6 visits. Initially you’ll come every other week, then once a month for a couple of visits, then you will no longer need regular treatments.
We’ll be here in case you ever want to come in for a tune-up or to address other health concerns.
Of course, many of our patients do wish to continue with “ongoing maintenance” and we are happy to work that out with you, should that be your wish.
There are numerous case reports and acupuncture clinical studies reporting acupuncture’s effective treatment of MS symptoms. Many of these reports are case studies from China, and while these reports do demonstrate successful use of acupuncture in MS patients, additional randomized double blind clinical trials would be beneficial in drawing clearer conclusions and clinical outcomes.
It is, however, worth noting that there have been a number of documented clinical trials of significance. For example, Quispe-Cabanillas et al. measured the impact electroacupuncture (EA) had on the quality of life of 31 patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis while under the treatment with immunomodulators. Although the study’s sample size was small, it was a double blind randomized study in a University outpatient clinic setting. All patients received immunodulators and were divided into two groups, one receiving electroacupuncture treatment and the second placebo group receiving sham acupuncture. The 6-month study found that the placebo group’s pain and depression had continued to worsen while the electroacupuncture group’s deterioration was stalled/progression slowed down. Improvements were also seen in the quality of life in these patients. 
To gain further understanding into acupuncture’s impact on the actual MS disease, scientific research in China has focused on the effect acupuncture has on T-cells.
A group of Chinese researchers used an experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) on mice that mimics many of the clinical and pathological features of MS. Liu et al. demonstrated on rats that electrostimulation at the ST 36 (Zusanli) acupoint attenuated EAE severity, while rats receiving non-Zusanli acupoint therapy were still suffering serious disease. Liu et al. also proved that successive eletroacupuncture treatments, up to 21 days at the Zusanli ST36 acupoint of rats, could restore the balance to the Th1,Th2,Th17 Treg T helper cell responses by stimulating the hypothalamus to increase ACTH production . This is significant since the hypothalamus is a key regulator of various physiological and pathophysiological processes including emotion, autonomic activity, and pain. In addition, Liu et al. also found that EA at ST 36 increased the production of β – endorphins, which have a protective role in the context of EAE. Increased β-endorphin production has the potential of reversing the Th1:Th2 ratio thus lowering the EAE severity. It’s important to note that these studies do show that the actual traditional acupuncture point does create a significant palliative biochemical autoimmune response in patients.
Demyelination of the spinal cord is another significant type of integrated Western science and acupuncture research that is important to highlight. Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) are one of the potential treating factors for MS. Thus, the production of cells and differentiation of OPCs in a demyelinated spinal cord are highly significant for improvement of the reparative process. Huang et al, investigated the effect of acupuncture along the Governing (Du) Meridian on ethidium bromide microinjected mice which acted as a model for demyelinated spinal cord. After 15 days of EA treatment, neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) levels and the number of NG2-positive OPCs were significantly increased. In rats given longer EA treatment for 30 days, the number of adenomatous polyposis coli (APC)-positive oligodendrocytes increased. Simultaneously, the number of newly formed myelin also increased. There was also an increase in production of endogenous oligodendrocytes involved in myelin formation. The results showed that EA treatment can promote NT-3 expression, increase the cell number and differentiation of endogenous OPCs, and remyelination in the demyelinated spinal cord as well as the functional improvement of demyelinated spinal cord.
In these research studies its important to note that improvements at the biomolecular level appeared after 15 to 30 days of treatment. Therefore, the most beneficial acupuncture care plan for MS patients is with frequent and consistent acupuncture sessions for at least one month, also it’s important to take note that additional large-scale clinical trials need to be performed to further the understanding of and improve acupuncture’s effects on MS.