Some of the latest research has brought many experts to consider MS to be an immune-mediated disease in which the body's immune system attacks the central nervous system (CNS). Most MS experts believe it to be an autoimmune disease, although this continues to be the subject of debate in the scientific community. Autoimmunity — the prefix “auto” means “self" — means that the immune system is reacting against normally-occurring antigens (proteins that stimulate an immune response) in the body, as if these antigens were foreign.
In the case of MS, the immune system attacks and damages certain structures and cells within the CNS, including:
Myelin (the fatty sheath that surrounds and protects nerve fibers), Oligodendrocytes (myelin producing cells), and Underlying nerve fibers.
T cells, which are one type of white blood cell in the immune system, somehow become sensitized to proteins in the CNS. When T cells become activated, they enter the CNS through blood vessels and produce damaging inflammation. Once in the CNS, these T cells not only injure myelin, but also secrete chemicals that damage nerve fibers (axons) and recruit more damaging immune cells to the site of inflammation. It is not known what causes T cells in persons with MS to become activated but it is postulated that both genetic and environmental factors are important.
Our alternative therapy acts specifically on these T cells in order to halt and revert the condition. We use our proprietary immune modulators.