I attended a seminar by Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen MD about twenty years ago. I wrote her a letter asking about how to cope with the multiple sclerosis I had at the time. She responded with a hand written two page letter.
The Dali Lama at one point chose her as one of twenty psychiatrists and psychologists to attend a tour. A main value of Buddhists is compassion. It is easy to see why he chose her.
Her Goddesses in Every Woman and Gods in Every Man books helped me learn to interpret dreams. She has written many books. As a psychiatrist, she used to do group therapy with people who had cancer (the book is Close to the Bone). I hope to be more like her someday.
Actress Selma Blair describes the many years it took for her multiple sclerosis to be diagnosed in this interview:
She needs prednisolone infusions for the flare up. If I were her, I would use the once every six months infusion of Ocrevus. In any case, she should consult with her doctors regarding either of these possibilities as each case has its own unique features. She could avoid reinventing the wheel by reading my book “Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission: Healing MS Against All Odds” which is available on amazon and is described at http://www.msmissionremission.com
MS Post 12: We have come a long way, baby!
Stem cell treatments for multiple sclerosis is one of the newer success stories. See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/28621766/
Findings are that autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation will completely suppress MS disease activity for four or five years in seventy to eighty percent of people completing the procedure. That’s the good news.
The less fortunate news is that it works best on young ambulatory MS patients who have inflammatory activity going on in their brains, i.e. the multiple sclerosis is more active. So that probably rules me out.
Prior to 2005, there was a 3.6 percent mortality associated with this complex procedure. After 2005, the mortality was greatly reduced to only 0.3 percent.
I am older and very ambulatory with no inflammatory lesions or disease activity going on in my brain so I am probably not the best candidate for what sounds like an arduous procedure. I have achieved total remission with the help of a combination of different medical drugs with many healthy, alternative, and spiritual practices described in my book at
I was interview #606 on psychologist Dr. David Van Nuys’ http://www.Shrinkrapradio.com