Category Archives: Treatment

Treating MCS: What really works

(This article first appeared in Sensitivity Matters December 2003, so it doesn’t include treatments that have been developed since then, most notably Martin Pall’s protocol.) The September 2003 Environmental Health Perspectives contained an study by Pamela Reed Gibson about the perceived effectiveness of various conventional and alternative therapies tried by 917 people with MCS contacted through …

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Autism, chemical sensitivity and Environmental Medicine

  (This article first appeared in Sensitivity Matters September 2015) A new study has found that mothers with chemical intolerances were three times more likely than other women to have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 2.3 times more likely attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is good to see this study in …

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Treating MCS with dextromethorphan

  Martin Pall’s book, Explaining “Unexplained Illnesses”, and the treatment protocols based on his NO/ONOO- (nitric oxide/peroxynitrite) cycle theory, mainly focus on using nutritional supplements for treatment. However, Pall mentions a number of medications that act as NMDA antagonists and are already or may in future be used to treat MCS and/or other multisystem illnesses. …

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Mayo Clinic study of Gupta Amygdala Retraining

  The Mayo Clinic study of Gupta Amygdala Retraining was published in April this year. There are some serious problems with the study, eg the high drop out rate, but leaving those aside, this is what the researchers wrote about Gupta Amygdala Retraining: “Amygdala retraining serves to restore a more normal state of homeostasis through …

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What to do when you are reacting to chemicals

  Here’s a list of things that some people with MCS have found helpful for relieving symptoms of reactions to chemicals. They won’t all work for you – some even contradict each other. Ask your doctor for advice and work out what helps you (this may mean different remedies for different types of reactions). If …

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