Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan, L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
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Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
      Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects your nerve cells. This damage slows down or blocks messages between your brain and your body, leading to the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis signs and symptoms may include:

• Numbness or weakness in one or more limbs
• Partial or complete loss of vision
• Double vision or blurring of vision
• Tingling or pain in parts of your body
• Electric-shock sensations that occur with certain head movements
• Trouble with coordination and balance
• Fatigue
• Dizziness

Conventional treatment typically focuses on combating the autoimmune response, managing the symptoms and preventing new attacks. Unfortunately, as with many medical treatments, the medication used in the management of multiple sclerosis can have significant adverse side effects.

Traditional Chinese medicine has been treating the symptoms of multiple sclerosis for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese medicine would view multiple sclerosis as a result of organ imbalances, most likely that of the stomach and the spleen. This results in food and moisture becoming stagnant in the body giving rise to “dampness”, the TCM equivalent of suppressed neurological function, characterized by a heaviness and increasing lack of response in the muscles, depression and low energy levels. Treating multiple sclerosis focuses on removing dampness from the body and ensuring that the stomach and spleen are re-balanced with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
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Wang, Xiaoyan
Phone: (804) 301-1784