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How To Treat Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Aug 17, 2007
You will want to know how to treat Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (or MCS), if you have this condition. Obviously, the best way is to reduce or prevent your exposure to known allergens and irritants. This will give your body a chance to heal itself.

However, you would find it an almost impossible task to completely eliminate that many allergens from your life, since we are surrounded by many products with synthetic chemicals in them. This being the case, you can consider various ways to help treat MCS so that you can alleviate the symptoms that you suffer, such as irritated eyes, itchy skin and other bodily reactions.

One such treatment can be found in a sauna. Saunas are used by many cultures for cleansing and detoxification. Saunas are a powerful way to eliminate environmental chemicals that are stored in your fat cells. You would need to get a sauna that uses dry heat and that has not been treated with toxic chemicals.

Do not go hungry, have just eaten or feel weak before going into a sauna. Prior to a sauna, perform between 20 to 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise. You will then want to sit in the sauna between 10 to 45 minutes. Additionally, you may want to consume niacin supplements. Of course, you should talk to your doctor about using a sauna detoxification treatment for MCS before you get started.

You can also use contrast showers to treat MCS. Contrast showers will increase micro circulation in your body tissues. They can assist in replacing your damaged and stressed tissues with nutrients, oxygen and immune cells. Your body will also expedite the removal of metabolic waste and other toxic substances, with this detoxification treatment. They also help strengthen your immune system by increasing your white blood cells.

You will need to alternate hot and cold water as you take a contrast shower. Simply have 3 minutes of hot water followed by 1 minute of cold water. You should repeat this at least once, always ending with cold water.

You also need to be watchful over your diet. You would need to drink between 8 and 12 glasses of water each day. If you intend to do sauna cleansing, then you will need to drink more water. Liquid mineral supplements can also help. However, if you have heart or kidney disease, then you should talk to your doctor about taking these supplements.

Skin brushing can also be used to treat MCS. Skin brushing helps to facilitate the cleansing of your skin by stimulating your lymphatic system. As such, toxins will be eliminated through your skin. Skin brushing will also improve your blood circulation and remove the dead skin cells that clog your pores. You will need a long handled natural bristle brush for skin brushing. Purchase this brush at your local health food store. If, you cannot find one of these brushes, you can use a loofah sponge instead.

For skin brushing, begin with the soles of your feet. Apply light pressure while brushing your skin in small circular motion up to your stomach, then from the palms of your hands towards your chest and finally with your scalp. You should not however brush your face, breasts or any other sensitive areas. Skin brush either in the morning or in the evening. It will work really well with a contrast shower.

While you cannot control factors outside your home, you can always make your home MCS safe. Here are some tips:

1. Use area rugs that are made out of natural material and do not have a stain resistant finish.
2. Remove all of the carpeting in your home.
3. Eliminate tobacco smoke.
4. Install an air filter or seal off ductwork.
5. Remove any natural textiles that have chemical finishes on them.
6. Remove or seal off the fireplace in your home.
7. Use an air exchanger to filter the air in your home.
8. Use furniture that is made out of solid wood.
9. Remove any man-made textiles in your home.
10. Use only organic fiber that has no chemicals.

While you are outside your home, these are some exposure areas that you should avoid:
1. New buildings
2. Stores that sell seasonal merchandise
3. Moist or damp areas
4. Clothing that has to be dry clean
5. Stores that sell leather products
6. People who are wearing perfume or cologne
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