Scotland physiology MS study focuses on neck, vascular

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Scotland physiology MS study focuses on neck, vascular

Postby Cece » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:51 am ... ent-study/
During the treatment the therapist will gently massage head, shoulders, back and feet, which makes the patients more relaxed for the next stage of treatment.

Then the therapist will gently stimulate parts of the body below the head, shoulders, upper and lower back to increase the flow of blood. In this way, the therapist releases tension and facilitates the body’s own natural healing process.

No placebo group, so it will be hard to evaluate the results of this 30 person, three-month study starting in February. I think neck massage, etc, might be beneficial but not a replacement for venoplasty for the very real intraluminal malformations within our veins. Still good to see the worldwide interest in the vascular theory of MS.
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Re: Scotland physiology MS study focuses on neck, vascular

Postby cheerleader » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:10 am

Agree, Cece. This doesn't have enough scientific bio-markers to prove efficacy. Of course massage is good and relaxation helps blood flow. But a study like Dr. Rosa's, which measures blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid movements before and after atlas treatment, is much more substantial. And the BNAC venoplasty study which looks at CSF stasis and flow after venoplasty provides evidence of perfusion changes. I worry that CCSVI science will be over run with this kind of "research."
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