You might know that there is a "controversial" new treatment for MS that has yielded fantastic results. The response of the Canadian MS society and Canadian government, medical councils and media has been to use the word "controversial" a lot and stall by studying it to death. Why? Well, MS drugs cost about $40,000 per patient per year. This treatment costs $10,000 in the for profit American system and probably in the region of $4,000 here in Canada if was allowed. Why on earth would a MS society which is supposedly looking out for patient health, and a Canadian governement who is supposedly tight wad and trying to save money be so anti this new treatment? And we need to go back to Military-Industrial Complex Speech, from Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1961. In Canada, we have a medical-pharmaceutical complex that absorbs money in much the same way and it is utterly disinterested in patient health.
Anyway, nobody knows what causes MS. And there is no drug treatment to reverse it. And it has a huge battery of symptoms. They used to use the symptoms to designate people who have the disease but now they go on brain lesions that show up on mri scans. If you have the symptoms and no spots on your scans you are shit out of luck. You get no diagnosis at all! Now to the fake studies. They are studying blood flow and narrowing of veins in ms patients to see if there is a co-relation between adnormalities and ms. First of all, the studies are being done by neurologists and not vascular surgeons. The vascular surgeons (experts in blood flow and adnormalities) are being excluded. Second, the people who ballooned my wifes veins think that narrowed veins has almost nothing to do with why the ballooning succeeds! And they boast a 90% success rate in symptom relief! which is higher than the industrial average. They are saying that the ballooning of the veins actually "wakes up" the vagus nerve and others that runs down beside the veins and "reboots" the autonomic nervous system. They balloon veins based on symptoms that they can fix and based on a heart test under physical stress. And this brings us to an important point of medical research. We don't know how the ballooning works or what it works on, so we should be researching it in a wholy different way. The questions need to be open ended and the researchers need to listen to patients. If the patient is happy with the outcome, that probably means the operation was successful, regardless of whether the researcher understands why or not. So lets check and tweak and go with what works and we can have a better quicker cheaper, more responsive medical system. Here is a video playlist of my wife's treatment. Now I cannot think for a second that this is contraversial, I just know that it works, and it works pretty damn good and every ms patient who has those symptoms should have the treatment immediately if they want it. Why Suffer Needlessly?. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkzXlmAwZTZfQ01RnN-8Ip5lUz0HrNWzN