Natural and Alternative Multiple System Atrophy Treatment Options

Multiple System Atrophy Treatment {introduction}

Multiple System Atrophy is a neurodegenerative condition characterized by the failure and progressive loss of nervous system cells that facilitate motor function. Primarily affecting men and women in their 50s, MSA cripples the autonomic nervous system and inhibits muscle movement. Common signs of MSA include fainting spells, difficulty swallowing, clumsiness, slurred speech, balance problems, frequent urination, tremor and others.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Multiple System Atrophy.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Multiple System Atrophy

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

There are no tcm differential pattern diagnoses listed for this pattern at this time.


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Herbal Formulas

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Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Submitted Case Studies

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Multiple System Atrophy related articles

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Forum posts related to Multiple System Atrophy

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  • milunika's picture
    Submitted On Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:30am
    Contributor ~ milunika

    Hello,

    my wife has multiple system atrophy (ataxia) for 4 years already. She is barely walking with help, having problems with speech, breathing, swallowing,... Recently she started to shake. Can acupuncture help with this?

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    Acupuncture Points for Multiple System Atrophy

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.

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    Professional Practitioner Information

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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Multiple System Atrophy

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Multiple System Atrophy

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Multiple System Atrophy

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

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    Western Herbs and Multiple System Atrophy Medical Information

    Western herbs for Multiple System Atrophy

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

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    Multiple System Atrophy - Western Medicine Information

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