Treatment May Reverse Effects of MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a devastating disease. In MS, the victim’s own immune system attacks nerves in their brain and spinal cord. This causes scarring that “short circuits” the nerves.

The result can be pain, weakness, loss of bladder control, involuntary muscle spasms, and many other heartbreaking problems. And there’s no cure.

That’s why this latest breakthrough is so important. A breakthrough, powerful forces fought to suppress.

Results Even Doctors Call Miraculous

Basil Sharrack, a neurologist with Britain’s Sheffield Teaching Hospital, called the results of this breakthrough “miraculous.”

After MS struck Holly Dewry, she needed a wheelchair. She couldn’t even wash or dress herself. But after this breakthrough treatment, she walked out of the hospital under her own power

Two years later, she’s still going strong.

Steven Storey was a marathoner before he was sidelined by MS. The disease left him nearly paralyzed. Four months after this breakthrough treatment, he was standing unaided. In another six months, he could swim a mile and walk without help.

According to the team investigating this breakthrough, it’s the only treatment ever found that reverses nerve damage done by MS.

Perhaps even more remarkable, this breakthrough isn’t something new. It’s a process with decades of success against another disease: cancer.

Breakthrough “Reboots” the Immune System

Back in the early days of home computing, you could solve almost any problem by rebooting your system. Eventually, this became the famous key combination of “Control-Alt-Delete.” Rebooting gave the system a fresh start.

And that’s pretty much what this breakthrough does for the immune systems of MS sufferers.

The process is an autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant, or HSCT. It’s a variation of a bone marrow transplant.

Doctors removed healthy adult stem cells from MS sufferers. After chemotherapy had killed the patients’ “rogue” immune cells, they returned the healthy stem cells. These cells rebuilt their bone marrow, which began producing normal immune cells again.

In at least some cases – like Dewry’s and Storey’s – MS nerve damage actually reversed.

The study, which began in 2006, has only treated about 20 patients so far. But the results have been remarkable.

And the opposition has been surprisingly strong.

Why Suppress Such a Breakthrough?

Opposition to a breakthrough usually means only one thing: Money. And that appears to be the case here.

According to one of the researchers, “There has been resistance to this in the pharma and academic world.” So says Northwestern University professor Richard Burt.

“This is not a technology you can patent,” he explains, “and we have achieved this without industry backing.”

And that’s the thing. It’s an existing process. There’s no new blockbuster drug or fancy medical equipment to make anyone rich.

But the researchers seem determined to see this through. The trial continues. And it may be that, within a few years, thousands of MS sufferers will get a new lease on life.

About the Author: Jason Kennedy is a celebrated investigative health writer and the author of The X-Factor Revolution and Beyond the Blue Zone. With over 10 years of experience working with today’s leading alternative and anti-aging doctors, Jason shares his insider status and access to the latest breakthroughs with thousands of readers from around world.

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