I suggested that Ambicat and her/his Neurologist consider the following information.***
Scientific knowledge often evolves through fortuitous «accidents », perhaps the most famous being Alexander Fleming’s discovery of Penicillin. The accident in my case is that 1) I relieved an MS attack inadvertently by getting a Shiatsu massage, 2) my neurologist recognized an unusual medical incident had occurred which was confirmed by 3) a world renowned Neurologist before a master class of MDs and 4) I kept a journal concerning this event 5) which I compared to my medical file all of which 6) I brought together while writing this MS healing blog.
Why ignore this incident ? What harm could a massage do ? Why not ask the Neurologist to oversee the « treatment ». Maybe more steroids can be avoided ?
Below is a truncated version of a May 5, 2013 blog post on «mscureenigmas.net https://www.mscureenigmas.net
Dr. Christopher Pallis and Shiatsu Massage
My first known MS attack paralysed my right arm. My San Francisco HMO Neurologist said that mine was
an unusual case and asked if I would come to be examined by a renowned British Neurologist who would be giving a Master Class at the Hospital. After examining me Dr. Christopher Pallis drew on the board a tube like structure, making a partial “bite” in it, explaining that this was an unusual case since the lesions didn’t go all the way through as evidenced by the fact that the right leg was not affected like the right arm.
Dr. Pallis had drawn a spinal cord on the board. This was 1980 before the use of the MRI. He didn’t have an explanation for this anomaly.. Today, I do.
How is it that the “attack”didn’t “eat through”the entire spinal cord
which would have left me unable to walk?
My answer. The Shiatsu massage of 38 days previous. My notes show that when I went to the Emergency room on May 2 my upper spine burned fiercely. After the massage on May 9 I felt a total relief. The massage must have stopped what I believe to be blood back jets onto the spinal cord. By May 14 I was feeling much better.
I inadvertently saved my legs by getting a Shiatsu massage. Yes, the MS attack struck the spine on which the massage could be particularly effective. My Neurologist was puzzled, he was getting ready to launch me into steroid treatment, but then the whole process stopped. No one asked if I had done anything to arrive at this. Too bad Dr. Pallis didn’t think to ask.
I now believe at the first onset of MS symptoms one should get a massage.Why not? I can’t see any possible harm, and the benefits may be beyond anyone’s expectations.
The above is a truncated version of the May 5, 2013 blog post on MSCureEnigmas.net
*** « Diagnosed with CIS today, more tests to come. Things to know/ask ? » by Ambicat, April 26, 2019 TIMS