Glasgow Health Solutions Ltd
9 Mar, 2010 19:48 CET
Dr Tom Gilhooly GP , Essential Health Clinic
Conference offers hope for people with MS.
The European LDN Conference will be held in Glasgow on 24th April 2010.
People with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and others suffering with a range of
often debilitating inflammatory conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
and Fibromyalgia, will take heart from advances in treatment for their
conditions, and will follow events at The 2nd European LDN Conference with
Taking place in Glasgow on 24th April, 2010 at the Thistle Hotel in
Cambridge Street, The 2010 European LDN conference is again organised by Dr
Tom Gilhooly of the Essential Health Clinic in Glasgow with support from
Linda Elsegood and the LDN Research Trust. According to Dr Gilhooly,
"Following the success of last year's inaugural conference, we are returning
to Glasgow. There have been a number of important developments in the past
year and this year's conference is set to be a landmark event." The
conference is sponsored and supported online by BIG ON Glasgow.
LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone - was initially developed as a treatment in the
United States in the 1980s. Working with opiate addicted patients, it was
realised that in low doses, Naltrexone could actually be used to increase
endorphin levels, effective in the treatment of MS. It was first used as a
treatment for MS in 1985.
As an MS sufferer, Linda Elsegood spent two years bed-bound until treatment
with LDN enabled her to regain the use of her motor skills. She set up the
charity LDN Research Trust with the aim of increasing awareness and to raise
funds for clinical trials. The LDN Research Trust has a database of over
3,000 people using LDN treatments in the UK.
As one of the small number of practices administering LDN in the UK, Dr
Gilhooly and his fellow GPs at The Essential Health Clinic are hoping to
raise the profile of LDN. Dr Gilhooly comments "LDN treatment can aid a
better quality of life for both long-term sufferers and those newly
diagnosed. I hope the conference will result in many more patients becoming
aware that this could be a treatment for them."
The conference will attract leading medical professionals and patients
interested in the use of LDN in several conditions including Multiple
Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, IBS,
Parkinson's Disease and Autism among others. Dr Jarred Younger of Stanford
University will present some of his exciting findings on the use of LDN in
Fibromyalgia and will highlight several patient testimonies on the subject.
The conference will also look at the relationship between LDN and CCSVI, the
new vascular disorder causing much excitement in the world of MS. Where
CCSVI fits in with LDN in the treatment of MS and other auto-immune
disorders will be the centre of discussion and debate.
The conference website www.bigonldn2010.com contains the agenda,
registration form, venue details plus more information, news and videos on
LDN. BIG ON Glasgow will film and post the conference oline. The website
also offers the opportunity to join BIG ON LDN forums.
For more information contact Ramsay McLellan on 08700 53 6000 or email
Glasgow GP Dr Tom Gilhooly, an Omega-3 expert, has been at the forefront of
research into the relationship between nutrition and a number of common
medical conditions, including mental health issues. At his Glasgow Practice,
The Essential Health Clinic, Gilhooly treats people suffering from MS,
Crohn's disease and other hard-to-treat conditions with Omega-3, with