The cause of MS and a solution

The Boulderstone Technique for MS is a learning experience, a way of understanding how the MS process can be changed.

MS has been labelled an auto-immune disease but the idea of the body attacking itself is a very strange concept. It is equivalent to someone punching themselves in the face. Of course we all probably feel like doing it on occasion, and perhaps even try, but we very quickly learn that it doesn’t solve our problems and stop. It is not that I don’t believe the body attacks itself, it is that I believe the reason for it doing so must be discovered. If it is not discovered, just stopping the ‘attacks’ will not solve the underlying problem.

The point is, for people with MS, the real problem occurs before the myelin starts disappearing. The process of myelin disappearance occurs because the associated nerves are not being used properly, and ‘if you don’t use it you lose it’. The nerves aren’t working so the body wants to clean them up and take them away. The problem is not with that process. Stopping it will not help in the long run. In fact, stopping the natural process of the body ridding itself of unwanted cells will probably lead to unwanted cells hanging around for longer than they should and that is not a good idea.

Loss of myelin is not a cause it is a result: the result of the nerve not working.

So why is the nerve not working properly? It has long been known that nerves are delicate structures. Tight jeans, tourniquets, or any pressure can damage nerves. Even sitting awkwardly for a short time can cause pins and needles, a crushed nerve.

MS symptoms develop because of prolonged problem tension. However, prolonged problem tension is not the cause for MS; the tension has to come from somewhere. Luckily, we know where the tension comes from and how it got there and what has to be done to get rid of it.

And now we get to the cause.

The cause of prolonged problem tension, and of MS, is the way mental and emotional problems are dealt with.

Of the hundreds of people I have seen who have been diagnosed with MS, every single one of them deals with their difficult issues in such a way that it causes them PROBLEM TENSION.

The key to understanding the MS process is through understanding how problem tension is caused and removed.

People use tension to stop themselves feeling emotional. For example, how do you stop yourself crying when you are with other people who you don’t want to show your emotion to. Imagine that situation now and you will find you tense inwardly. The more emotional you are the more tension you need to stop it leaking out.

This tensing by itself is not a problem; you can get rid of the tension at a later date or it will get discharged while you sleep, in a dream. Or you can play some sport and get the feeling out through physical exercise. Or you might get angry or you might cry when you are alone in the same way you nearly did when you were in company. The point is the tension stays with you until it is discharged.

Some people can feel this unresolved tension in others and often ask them “What’s wrong?” Sometimes they are remarkably accurate at understanding that a person has unresolved emotional problems.

If this tension is not resolved it builds up, compounds itself with other unresolved tensions and becomes problem tension.

The tension caused by suppressed emotions can be incredibly strong. Emotions themselves can cause people to kill themselves, kill others, scream until they can’t speak, have strokes, burst blood vessels and a whole lot of other incredible things. Suppressing and holding these within the body just focusses that force inwards.

Removing problem tension is the heart of the Boulderstone Technique and when it is removed remarkable changes occur. The patient becomes a nicer person, they are less tense. Their symptoms do not get worse, they feel on top of their situation.

Using the Boulderstone Technique you feel the tension caused by unresolved emotional distress.

Every single MS symptom (physical and emotional/mental, including fatigue and depression) is the result of a particular problem tension that can be felt by a practitioner and the patient.

Every single problem tension can be removed.

When every single problem tension is removed symptoms do not get worse and no new symptoms occur.

Some symptoms may remain when all problem tension is removed (because scar tissue has replaced myelin) but those symptoms do not get worse. Just because symptoms remain when the problem tension is gone does not mean the MS is still there. MS is the process of not dealing with emotional issues which leads to problem tension which in turn crushes the life out of nerves and the body then gets to take away the unused nerves.

Even when clear of problem tension, fluctuating symptoms may still occur as day-to-day emotional tensions fluctuate. Daily clearing of tension is the key to health for everyone not just people with MS.

Roy’s wife: “I like him better now; we have a better time together. We can talk about things more. People with MS really can’t afford to bottle things up. I remind him to do his head clearing when he is upset about something in the family.”


MS is a process. The cause is the way we deal with difficult emotions – we use tension to suppress it. When the tension builds up, and stays in place for years on end it crushes the life out of the nerves. The nerves stop working and the body tries to take them away because they are not being used.

Why are we so confident that this technique works?

When a patient with MS comes to me they always have huge problem tension in their head or neck which can be felt. If they come in the middle of a relapse the tension is massive. I have yet to find a single MS patient that doesn’t have this problem tension. Occasionally, the person does not even realise they have this tension, until it is released.

If I increase the problem tension (temporarily) the MS symptoms get worse. If I decrease the problem tension symptoms get better; this is The Boulderstone Technique in action. If the problem tension is removed in the middle of a relapse, the relapse ends. The patient doesn’t have to believe in anything, I can feel what is going on. In fact, it is even easier to feel the problem in the middle of a relapse because it is so intense.

When someone with MS thinks about an unresolved emotional difficulty, I can feel their problem tension increase. When they think about something pleasant I can feel their problem tension reduce and move into the background.

When the problem tension has completely gone, MS symptoms do not get worse.

Generally, problem tension does not get removed through massage, physiotherapy or manipulation. Each of these therapies may help for a day or so but the problem comes back because it has an emotional base.

We believe it is much more important to clear your emotional difficulties daily than it is to do any other daily activity including, eating, drinking and even brushing your teeth. If you do not forget to brush your teeth then you should certainly not forget to clear your emotions.

We say that MS is caused by the way people deal with their difficult emotions. In no way is there any blame attached to any person diagnosed with MS. We know that every human being has acted in the best way they possibly could in their past. They may not have had the best role models or the best methods for dealing with their difficulties but hopefully now they may learn a better way.