Alternative Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis

Studies show that more than half of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients use natural and herbal remedies to manage MS. Alternative therapy includes anything from diet and exercise to various lifestyle changes.
Some of the following include alternative therapies:
• Dietary supplements
• Acupuncture
• Meditation
• Hypnosis
• Massage
• Chiropractic medicine
• Chinese medicine
• Ayurveda
• Magnets therapy
• Pilates
• Yoga

Complementary therapies are alternative therapies used in addition to traditional treatments. For example, you may have weekly massages to complement your drug treatment. Alternative therapy can be useful in many ways. However some treatments might not be effective and very expensive. The ideal way to assess whether the alternative therapy is right for you is to ask certain questions:

• What are the side effects?
• How long will it take to show results?
• How does it work?
• What does it include?

Contact reputed organizations and find out about the therapy. Additionally, it is very vital to mention the therapy to the doctor. Ensure your doctor knows what therapy you are planning to use so he or she can ascertain there are no side effects along with the main treatment. Also, your doctor can help you with information from other patients who would have used the same therapy. Ensure to investigate the therapy thoroughly by talking to others who have used the therapy. Find out from them how they felt using the therapy.

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