1) Assume personal responsibility for your own physical and mental health!
By establishing a personal commitment to overcome MS then victory is halfway accomplished. (Mind-body medicine is the most powerful resource at our availability). There is an old and powerful saying which sums up the importance of personal responsibility and positive thinking: "AS YE THINK SO SHALL YE BE!"
Continue to work with doctors and other healers taking advantage of their expertise, but never accept just one opinion as the absolute.
2) Rest and Meditation
Rest is the basis for all health and activity. Adequate rest is the most effective way the body has in repairing itself. Begin to practice Prayer and Meditation. All meditations are good but extensive scientific research has shown that Transcendental Meditation is the most powerful tool anyone can use to improve his/her health.
3) Exercise and Yoga
Exercise is vital to good health! The ideal exercise would balance the whole human system, mind and body. It is also vital that exercise gives more energy than it takes, which is a concept foreign to most exercise programs. The gentle stretching of Yoga and Tai Chi keep anyone flexible and will help spasticity, flexibility, and pain. Also start a comfortable aerobic exercise program of walking, cycling, wheeling, or swimming. This aerobic activity is a wonderful complement. It is critically important to stay as active as you can within your own potential – but don’t overdo it!
Activity is essential to help the body stay functional!
If you scroll through the personal stories of MS beaters in the stories section you will see that diet is the singularly most important way anyone can overcome MS. It is critically important that an MS person adopt a diet that is balanced and wholesome! A diet that is as rich in the building blocks of a healthy body and healthy myelin! Use foods that are as natural, organic, wholesome, and fresh. Avoid unhealthy fatty foods - especially red meats that are highest in fat content. Avoid milk if you can, but If you must, drink organic milk, and boil it before using as it is much easier to digest. Avoid refined sugars (sugar robs the body of Vitamin B) if you must sweeten, use apple juice, Stevia, raw sugar, honey, maple syrup. Have a daily input of essential fatty acids (flax-seed oil, olive oil, evening primrose oil).
5) Balanced Breathing
The majority of the energy our bodies use is from oxygen! Balanced breathing, is the most effective way for an individual to nourish every cell in one's body, providing us with extra energy and stamina.
6) Nutritional Supplements
Adding Vitamin D,, Systemic Enzymes, Evening Primrose Oil, Vitamin B (especially B12), and a multi-vitamin , to one’s diet can assist the rebuilding of myelin. A daily supplement of a probiotic may stop or even dramatically improve the MS https://www.livestrong.com/article/228947-how-to-repair-myelin-sheath-with-diet/
7) A sense of Jubilation and Laughter Therapy - The Healer
Elation and Laughter is the best medicine. Creating neuro-peptides associated with happiness promotes the healing response. https://msfocusmagazine.org/Magazine/Magazine-Items/Striking-a-Positive-Pose-with-Laughter-Yoga.aspx
8) Water Therapy
Many Health systems considers MS to be a condition where the body is too dry - by hydrating the physiology any MS person can achieve increased wellness. http://www.healthylifems.com/importance-of-hydration.html
9) A balanced Life
Live a balanced life in harmony with nature to maximize the body’s ability to heal incorporating a healthy lifestyle that facilitates wellness. Get plenty of rest; stop smoking; reduce amount of coffee and alcohol; enjoy more walks, or wheels, in nature; stay physically and mentally active - but don’t overdo it; and engage in activities that bring joy to your life.
For a more detailed description of the Nine Point Program please continue to the next section.