An Introduction to Alternative Therapies for MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Part I


How Healing Your Crown Chakra Can Help Your MS Symptoms

Begin to Harness the Healing Power of the Crown Chakra in Controlling, Reducing, and Eliminating the Pain and Sensory Symptoms & Hormone Level Effects that Rule Your Life



If you’ve been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, you’re painfully aware that there is no cure for your illness. Due to the nature of the disease, it can become more debilitating as time goes on. And while conventional medications help slow its progression, they don’t help you manage the symptoms that you may experience on a daily basis.

That’s why many MS sufferers seek alternative complementary treatments.

If you feel you’ve tried everything to manage your MS symptoms and nothing has worked, look into chakra therapy.


Why am I experiencing symptoms if I’m already on conventional medication for MS?

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune illness that results in lesions to the central nervous system. Put simply, your body acts as if it’s at war with itself, attacking perfectly healthy tissue as though it were the enemy. And once those healthy nerve cells in your brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve become damaged, you experience symptoms that are both physical and mental in nature.

 

It’s different for everyone, and varies in intensity on the day-to-day, but symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue

  • Pain

  • Numbness

  • Weakness

  • Impaired mobility

  • Impaired vision

  • Impaired speech

  • Poor bladder/bowel control

  • Mood swings


What are the chakras?

The chakra system originated in India and is based on the belief that we are not just our physical bodies, made up of muscles, bones, and skin. We are energy as well. In fact, we have over 70,000 energy channels in our bodies, through which our life force flows. The center of these channels are called the chakras, and each chakra corresponds to various nerves, organs, and other areas throughout our body.

While we have 114 chakras in all, there are seven main chakras that you’ve likely heard of. They’re located at various points along the energy pathway that starts from the base of the spine up through the crown of the head.

The lower three chakras are more physical, grounding us here on earth and relating to our relationship with ourselves and other people. The upper three chakras are spiritual, and connect us with our higher selves, enlightenment, and the Universe. Between these two is the bridge, the heart chakra.

In order to experience optimal emotional, mental, and physical well-being, our chakras need to be clear, open, and aligned. You see, when our bodies are balanced, the energy – or our life force – freely moves within us and rejuvenates us.

But a blocked chakra is another story…


Which chakra associated with multiple sclerosis?

The Chakra associated with MS is the seventh chakra or the crown chakra. It is located at the top of the head and is linked to every other chakra. This means that the crown chakra not only affects our brain and nervous system, but also the organs associated with the other six chakras.

An unhealthy crown chakra restricts the flow of your life force, and this can lead to many physical maladies, including:

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Brain cancer

  • Bone cancer

  • Epilepsy

  • Chronic pain

  • Migraines

  • Mental illness

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Depression

  • Headaches


Can chakra therapy help my MS symptoms?

By healing your crown chakra, your energy will be able to flow freely. Any blockages will be opened. It’s a cleansing experience that may help your body to restore itself and heal the lesions that are causing your symptoms, or at the very least lessen the pain and fatigue that accompany your symptoms.


How can I heal my crown chakra?

Here are 12 ways to increase your crown chakra energy for optimal well-being.

#1. Live life inspired.

Never stop learning new things. Stimulate your senses with uplifting music, books, movies, activities, and experiences to help open your crown chakra.

#2. Visualize your crown chakra opening and healing.

Imagine your crown chakra as a light purple or white halo opening at the top of your head.

Expand that halo so that it looks more like a funnel, with a wide opening.

Now, allow the Universe’s healing white (or light blue, if you prefer) energy to flow directly into your body, from the top of your head (or tip of your halo), filling your torso and the rest of your body, and going out through your feet. Let it continually flow through you. Let it cleanse you.

If you know where your lesions are, focus that healing light specifically on those areas of your brain or your spinal cord. Imagine this cool white or blue healing light encircling your lesions and gently removing scar tissue.

Imagine that that light is filled with healing properties – in this case, with myelin, which is the protective sheath that surrounds those nerve cells. Let the light repair your myelin so that it can protect those nerve cells.

This visualization promotes your crown chakra’s healing as well as your body’s healing of those lesions. As your lesions heal, so too will your symptoms dissipate.

#3. Stimulate your head before you meditate.

Spiritual connection opens up the crown chakra, and there is no better way to spiritual connection than meditation.

Before meditating, massage your head or do a downward dog pose to bring conscious attention to that area at the top of your head.

This releases tension to allow the chakra to open and let energy pass through during your practice.

There are many guided meditations online you can do to open your chakra, or simply use the visualization in tip #2 above.

#4. Be a mental gymnast and stay flexible.

Those who are close-minded have a closed chakra. So try to question your thoughts and beliefs and open yourself to new perspectives or ways of looking at things. Stop judging and start observing.

#5. Take quiet time out.

You can influence the opening of the crown chakra through silence. This quiet time allows for thoughtful reflection, clarity, and peace of mind.

#6. Chant OM.

The crown chakra also resonates with the mantra OM. So close your eyes and place your hands in a prayer position at your heart level.

Hold this sound for as long you wish. As you do, again, visualize white light flowing in through your crown chakra and filling your body with healing energy.

#7. Wear the colors purple or white.

These are the colors for the crown chakra.

#8. Wear or carry amethyst or sugilite.

Make sure you have these gems either on you or with you in your surroundings. They are the stones for the crown chakra.

#9. Get outside and get up high.

Fresh air and sunlight open your chakra, and this is particularly powerful at scenic views from above, like on a mountaintop.

#10. Live in the present moment.

Find ways to release negative emotions that you may be holding onto from the past. This shuts down the chakra. Move forward and stay in the now.

#11. Keep a gratitude journal.

The crown chakra becomes blocked by unhappiness and resentment toward life. Unblock it by expressing your gratitude. Write at least one thing every morning and every evening that you are thankful for in a notebook. This will help open your energy channel and invite in even more wonderful things to be grateful for.

#12. Engage in meaningful acts of love, for others and for yourself.

Show kindness toward others, in even the smallest of ways. This gives you a sense of connectedness and is another way to show gratitude.

And I know this next task may be difficult for many of you, but show yourself love. Write down all the ways that you are loveable (because you are). And treat yourself well. Give your body the proper food, drink, exercise, and playtime it needs to be nourished.


Will healing my crown chakra heal my MS?

Chakra healing therapy is a complementary treatment to practice when dealing with MS. While I do personally believe self-healing is possible, I do not recommend that any patient stop their conventional treatment to try this.

Use chakra therapy in conjunction with your conventional treatment to get your body and mind into optimal condition so that you’re able to deal with life’s stressors, your illness, and its symptoms. And always consult with your treating physician when undertaking any new treatment.


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