Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can be mild to severely debilitating condition affecting the central nervous system. Currently there is no cure for MS as its exact cause is not known.
Its symptoms are treated with natural home remedies, herbs, supplements and other alternative methods. If you decide to treat your Multiple Sclerosis pain with these methods then you must do it under the supervision of your doctor to see the effectiveness of each method.
Many herbs and supplements can be really beneficial but some herbs and supplements can be harmful. Therefore, medical guidance will save you from the harmful effects of the wrong herb or supplement.
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic progressive condition. Its symptoms become worse over a period of time, therefore it is important to identify those symptoms earlier in life and begin to deal with them as soon as possible to retard the progression and get pain relief.
Home Remedies for Multiple Sclerosis Pain Reduction
Multiple Sclerosis requires systematic pain reduction program by strengthening the muscles and reducing fatigue. There are a number of ways in which these objectives can be achieved. Some of these remedies are described below for you to get rid of your Multiple Sclerosis pain.
1. Cool Your Body
Heat increases symptoms and pain of Multiple Sclerosis. Keep your body cool to get relief. You can wear clothes that make you feel cool. Specially designed clothes for cooling purpose can help a lot.
Drinking cold juices also relaxes you as well as provide you nutrition.
Stay in an air-conditioned environment. Air conditioning will help to deal with body heat. Though air-conditioning will give immediate relief from MS pain, a regular long term exposure to the air-conditioned environment will make you deficient in Vitamin D which worsens the MS Pain.
2. Give Yourself Sun Exposure
Most people with MS are vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption. It not only impacts your bone strength but also reduces osteoporosis. A 2014 Study over 5 years period suggests that people with higher levels of vitamin D have slower progression of Multiple Sclerosis than those whose vitamin D levels are low.
Expose yourself to the morning sun for 30 minutes. Sun is the best natural source of vitamin D. Check your Vitamin D levels regularly and take supplements if you are deficient in vitamin D.
People living in air-conditioned environment gradually undergo reduction in vitamin D levels. If you are feeling tired for no reason then this may be an early warning sign of Vitamin D deficiency.
If you have multiple sclerosis and lead a lifestyle that naturally reduces vitamin D levels in your blood, then you must take Vitamin D supplements.
3. Drink Cranberry Juice
One of the symptoms of MS is frequent urinary tract infection (UTI). This frequent increases Multiple Sclerosis pain, therefore, controlling UTI becomes absolutely necessary to reduce MS pain./p>
Cranberry juice is an excellent natural remedy for urinary tract infection. If cranberry is unable to treat UTI then treat it with antibiotics. If your leg is feeling weak due to MS the UTI will make it weaker. That will be painful.It is important to get rid of UTI by any method if you have MS or any other neurological condition.
4. Enjoy Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea has been found reducing pain of MS. Though there are no scientific evidence to prove its effectiveness, the soothing chamomile tea refreshes your mind and body reducing fatigue and the feeling of weakness associated with multiple sclerosis.
Chamomile has antioxidant and antibiotic capabilities and is sued for many skin and intestinal conditions. It gives a general feeling of wellness so use it as an additional help.
In addition to all the above natural remedies to lead a healthy lifestyle to improve the quality of life living with MS. Quit smoking. It increases body heat that worsens the pain of Multiple Sclerosis. Alcohol does the same. If you can't give alcohol completely then reduce consumption significantly. Be active, do yoga and meditation to keep your muscles and mind strong.
Eat healthy food. Avoid junk foods from fast food joints. Stay in a positive mindset and be playful. enjoy every moment of life to distract yourself from the pain of multiple sclerosis.