One of the main goals of the NUCCA/AO doctors is to improve drainage of blood and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). I’ve been seeing an AO chiro for about five months. There had been some small improvements. Ten days ago I started using the technique below from Dr. David Williams, DDS, (http://essentialms.ca/
), and things have started to improve quickly.
I still “wall-walk”, but it’s smoother and faster, and using the stairs is much easier. Also, bladder issues are noticeably better.
Give it a try and post your results. I could tell a difference within a day.
Take a facial tissue (like Kleenex or Puffs) and roll it into a cigar shape so it’s about 4 inches long by ½ inch thick. Place it between your upper and lower teeth so that your molars don’t touch. Recline (don’t sit straight up) and wear it for 20-30 minutes three times a day. Wear it like a bite guard.
That’s it, that’s the whole thing. Three tissues, 90 minutes, costs nothing and I’m walking better. Sounds impossible, looks pretty stupid, but it’s working for me.
The vastly over-simplified concept behind it is to relax the muscles of the jaw. Dr. Williams has research on his site that shows that MS patients exert much more pressure between their jaws than does the average person. Those tight muscles can compress the structures that drain blood (CCSVI) and CSF (AO/NUCCA). On a related note, the CCSVI Alliance (http://www.ccsvi.org/
) has recently expanded their topics to include the flow of CSF as well as blood.
I thought I noticed a little improvement the first time I tried it, so I did it three times a day for two days. When I went to my AO chiropractor, she was amazed at how much the cranial bones now moved (who knew that was a good thing?), and wanted to learn as much as she could from Dr. Williams.
I would never have said that I had TMJ or any jaw problems, but I’ve got a whole box of tissues and I can’t wait to see what else happens. I’ve had real problems walking for more than seven years, so my muscles are weak and physical therapy will have to be done. But I’m going to see how far the tissues get me before I add another medical practitioner to my calendar.
Obviously, this is not the answer to MS! However, it is cheap, immediately available and has no side effects, so let us all know what happens if you give it a try.
I’ll keep you posted.