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Have you or a loved one recently been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? An MS diagnosis can feel overwhelming and scary, especially since there is no cure for MS. However, proactive care, including acupuncture, may help speed recovery from attacks and better manage symptoms. Acupuncturist Dr. Peter Lok has been providing acupuncture for Multiple Sclerosis in Las Vegas for more than 35 years. When used in conjunction with other modalities, acupuncture treatments can mediate the effects of MS and provide effective relief from many MS symptoms.
Multiple Sclerosis attacks the myelin in the central nervous system, adversely impacting the flow of messages between the body and the brain. Over time, these nerves can deteriorate and become permanently damaged. The type and quantity of nerve damage impact MS symptoms, causing these symptoms to vary widely between people. Some people with MS may ultimately lose their ability to walk or move independently and must be confined to a wheelchair. Other people with MS may experience lengthy remission periods without obvious symptoms. Before beginning acupuncture treatment, it is important to talk to Dr. Lok about your current symptoms and treatment goals.
As an acupuncturist in Las Vegas, Dr. Lok has worked with many MS patients. He understands how scary and frustrating the loss of mobility and independence can be and is passionate about using acupuncture to help MS patients live a more active life.
Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique that can have a prominent place in modern life. While acupuncture cannot “heal” a patient with MS, studies show that regular treatments in conjunction with other modalities can help alleviate symptom severity. Acupuncture releases endorphins and peptides in the brain. This release modulates sensory information between the brain and body, helping to mediate MS symptoms.
Research studies support the benefits of acupuncture for MS treatment. A study of 40 MS patients who were treated with acupuncture found that patients reported symptom improvement, and some patients reported improvement after fewer than 10 treatment sessions. In a larger study conducted by the Washington Acupuncture Centre, 10,000 patients receive acupuncture treatments for three years. The study found that patients with MS reported an 85 percent improvement in their symptoms.
Your initial visit with our acupuncturist in Las Vegas Dr. Lok will last between one to two hours. During this time, Dr. Lok will discuss your medical history, current MS symptoms and treatment goals. Dr. Lok will explain how acupuncture treatments work and discuss how these treatments may help with your MS symptoms, including how acupuncture can support your existing MS care program. The body is a complex system and the amount of time it takes to notice the benefits of acupuncture for MS symptom management can vary. In general, most patients experience initial benefits after just a few treatment sessions.
Take control of your well-being with acupuncture. For more information on acupuncture for multiple sclerosis in Las Vegas, contact Lok Acupuncture Clinic in Las Vegas at 702-732-0178.