Multiple Sclerosis

What is multiple sclerosis?

When someone develops multiple sclerosis, their body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and damages the myelin, which is the fatty material around the nerves(1). This can cause pain, weakness and a myriad of other issues. 

According to MS Australia, MS is the most commonly acquired chronic neurological disease affecting young adults, and is often diagnosed between the ages of 20 to 40. In Australia, MS affects three times more women than men. 

What are the symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

No two people have the same symptoms as a result of MS, although pain is a common symptom. MS Australia have listed the most common symptoms as:

What are traditional treatments for multiple sclerosis?

At the time of writing there is no cure for MS. Some prescription medications are available in Australia that can reduce inflammation, reduce relapses and delay disability, however, they won’t cure the disease. Treatment that doesn’t involve medications is physical therapy with an occupational therapist, however, this is often conducted in combination with prescription medications. 

Are there alternative treatments for MS?

If you or a family member has multiple sclerosis and have tried other treatment methods that haven’t worked or have produced unwanted side effects, we encourage you to seek medical advice and speak with one of our experienced practitioners. After assessing your medical history and individual needs, our practitioners will determine if plant based treatments are a suitable treatment option.

FAQ

To make an appointment with one of our practitioners, click here to book online or call our friendly patient care team on 1300 508 888, who will work with you to find a suitable time for an appointment.

We are authentic, affordable and have a highly trained team of doctors and nurse practitioners who put patients’ needs first. Our practitioners only recommend treatment options that are suitable for each patients’ individual situation.

REFERENCES
  1. MS Australia – What is multiple sclerosis?

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Our Women's Health Medical Expert

Kathleen Kuntz, MSN/NP

University of Pennsylvania BSN/MSN Nursing 2002 
Australia – AHPRA Registered Nurse with Nurse Practitioner
Specialisation in Obstetrics/Gynaecology/Sexual Health

Kathleen is an experienced Nurse Practitioner with a proven track record of assisting clients in finding relief through alternative plant based medications.

With over 25 years experience in women’s health, Kathleen has extensive experience in looking after female veterans who experience chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD and related insomnia (at unacceptably high rates); women experiencing chronic pain associated with endometriosis or other chronic pelvic pain syndromes; sexual health, vulvovaginal pain, pain with intercourse, and pain related to menopause.

After experiencing the positive effects plant based medicine had on patients in the USA, Kathleen undertook the training/education to become a certified cannabis prescriber. After moving to Canberra from the USA, Kathleen became an authorised prescriber in Australia. 

Kathleen is driven by her passion to help patients on their healthcare journey through alternative medication.