What Works Best to Treat Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome?

What works best to treat Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome?

Mul­ti­ple chem­i­cal sen­si­tiv­i­ty (MCS) is a con­di­tion in which you expe­ri­ence neg­a­tive health effects from expo­sure to low lev­els of com­mon chem­i­cals.

In some peo­ple, the expe­ri­ence of Mul­ti­ple Chem­i­cal Sen­si­tiv­i­ty over­laps with the symp­toms of fibromyal­gia or chron­ic fatigue syn­drome.  Some­times a doc­tor will diag­nose more than one of these con­di­tions in the same per­son.

In any case, if you have chron­ic health prob­lems affect­ing mul­ti­ple organ sys­tems, and your symp­toms seem to wors­en when you’re exposed to cer­tain chem­i­cals, you’ll want to know what treat­ments oth­ers have found to be most help­ful.

In 2003, a team of researchers at James Madi­son Uni­ver­si­ty sur­veyed 917 peo­ple with MCS.  The patients they sur­veyed typ­i­cal­ly had seen many doc­tors (an aver­age of 12) and tried numer­ous meth­ods.  What treat­ments did these MCS vet­er­ans find most help­ful, with the least poten­tial for harm?

The two most help­ful treat­ments involved pro­tect­ing your­self from chem­i­cals in the first place.  On was sim­ply avoid­ing  chem­i­cal expo­sure  as much as pos­si­ble.  The sec­ond was the more inten­sive process of cre­at­ing a chem­i­cal-safe home envi­ron­ment.

Third place?  Prayer.

You can incor­po­rate prayer into your pro­gram of self-care even if you don’t have a reg­u­lar reli­gious tra­di­tion.  Or even if you’re skep­ti­cal about “god” in the first place – you can choose your own per­son­al ver­sion of prayer.  I also rec­om­mend that you check out the very exten­sive and use­ful web­site Spir­i­tu­al­i­ty & Prac­tice.

Chi­ro­prac­tic care was also ranked high­ly as an effec­tive treat­ment.

View the entire report here.

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Aaron is a health conscious individual living in the Pacific Northwest.

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