MS, short for Multiple Sclerosis, is a disease that affects the nervous system. This disease damages the insulating covers of nerve cells, impairing the connection between different parts of the nervous system. As a result, neurological symptoms like muscle weakness, loss of coordination, and loss of sensation can occur. Since there is currently no cure for MS, managing the disease and relieving its symptoms is key to improving quality of life. A growing number of MS patients use the Wim Hof Method to find relief from symptoms caused by MS. You can learn more about the method by following our free Wim Hof Method Mini class.
Symptoms of MS
Multiple Sclerosis is related to many different neurological symptoms, and their manifestation depends on the specific parts of the nervous system that are affected by the disease at any given time. Symptoms can gradually worsen over time, or occur in isolated attacks, followed by partial recovery. People with MS rarely share the same combination of symptoms.
Symptoms of MS include:
- - Eye failure
- - Loss of energy
- - Nausea
- - Sore muscles
- - Sensory symptoms (such as tingling sensations)
- - Ataxia
- - Failure of speech
- - Cognitive failure
Since there is no cure for MS, the clinical treatment of MS is mainly focused on slowing the progression of the disease, on preventing attacks, and on speedy recovery from attacks. This is usually done by using corticosteroids and other types of medicine. Additionally, doctors frequently prescribe MS patients muscle relaxants, and medication that reduces fatigue.
MS relief with the Wim Hof Method
The Wim Hof Method is a powerful method, developed by ‘Iceman’ Wim Hof. Because his method helped him to achieve extraordinary things (such as his incredible collection of over twenty Guinness World Records) Wim made it his mission to share the power of the Wim Hof Method with the rest of the world. It is a combination of breathing, commitment, and controlled exposure to cold, which helps people from all shapes and sizes to take control over their body and mind.
MS patients use the Wim Hof Method to relieve their symptoms in a number of ways. For starters, the combination of specific breathing exercises and cold showers is known to strengthen the body’s immune response, which has a positive effect on the reduction of inflammation associated with the development and progression of multiple sclerosis. Moreover, damaged nerves are known to perform poorly at higher temperatures. Unsurprisingly, MS patients who incorporate cold showers into their daily routines report serious benefits such as regained feeling in body parts that had lost sensation, increased energy, and even recovery from MS related urinary difficulties.
Practice the Wim Hof Method
You can practice the Wim Hof Method yourself with our Fundamentals online video course. We have specifically developed this video course to help anyone learn the basic principles of the method, and how these can be incorporated into one’s daily routine. The course is in English, but subtitles are available in many different languages such as German, Spanish, and French. You can watch the videos virtually anywhere, as you only need a quiet place and an internet connection, which makes it suitable even for the most demanding of lifestyles. You can watch some testimonials from people who already use the Wim Hof Method here.
The three pillars
Breathing exercises, exposure to cold, and training of focus are the foundation on which the Wim Hof Method is built. It is a unique combination, with powerful effects on body and mind. People who use the method to become stronger, happier, and healthier, report benefits such as more energy, better sleep, faster recovery from physical exercise, and relief from symptoms related to MS, arthritis and fibromyalgia.
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