Illnesses from A to Z

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic illness of the nervous system that is classified as an autoimmune disease. Presumably due to misdirected phagocytes and T cells, the insulating layer of nerve fibres in the brain or in the spinal cord is destroyed so that the transmission of nerve impulses no longer functions smoothly. Initially, the symptoms are relatively minor and show themselves, for instance, in the form of feelings of weakness or numbness in the limbs. Speech and visual disorders occur later, bladder emptying disorders and severe paralysis can also occur. The illness often begins in early adulthood and progresses in episodes, whereby the periods between the episodes can last years.

Signs of illness that occur at the beginning often recede completely, but each new relapse can also lead to lasting damage. MS cannot be cured and is primarily treated in conventional medicine using anti-inflammatory medications. However, the factors diet, physical activity and mental regulation can often have a positive influence on the progression of the illness. This is all the more successful the earlier countermeasures begin, so a good diagnosis plays an important role. There are many MS patients who can live with few restrictions even years after the outbreak of the illness.

Medicinal mushrooms for multiple sclerosis

Hericium contains a component that can stimulate the nerve growth factor and in this way support the functions of the nervous system.

The balancing (adaptogenic) effect makes Reishi a valuable helper for all autoimmune illnesses and thus also for MS. It can contribute to regulating the immune system, i.e. either activating or even suppressing it depending on the requirement. What’s more, this medicinal mushroom has great anti-inflammatory potential and has a mood-lifting effect.

Agaricus blazei Murrill
ABM is also suitable for having a regulatory effect on disorders in the body’s own defences and promoting the healthy functions of the immune system.

Our suggestions about the usage of medicinal mushrooms is no substitute for treatment from a doctor or alternative practitioner. Medications currently being taken or ongoing treatments should not be stopped without first consulting your doctor or alternative practitioner.