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MS patients have recourse to alternative therapies, source says

June 17, 2009 by  

MS patients have recourse to alternative therapies, source says People who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS), a debilitating neurological condition, may benefit by supplementing their mainstream therapy with alternative treatments.

Complementary approaches such as moderate and targeted physical exercise, in particular tai chi and yoga, can increase balance and flexibility as well as energize the body, suggests WebMD.com, a medical news website.

For those who do not suffer from osteoporosis, which sometimes results from mainstream medical treatments for MS, gentle massage has also been shown to bring some relief of their symptoms and to lower the level of stress.

Others have responded well to acupuncture which may improve muscle spasms and alleviate bladder control problems, the source says.

Doctors have also been stressing the importance of proper diet and supplementation for those trying to manage their MS. In particular, there is evidence that oral supplements containing linoleic acid, also known as evening primrose oil and found in sunflower seeds and safflower oil, may slightly improve MS symptoms.

Before embarking on any course of alternative therapy treatment for MS, it is important to consult with a physician.
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  • ColinCody

    I have a friend I meet at the gym from time to time who has MS. We discuss her changing condition and I share with her the information I have found recently about alternative treatments for MS. Usually, I have several things to contribute, so, I know that there are many things that can be done for MS people from that perspective (For instance, powerful doses of curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice, Tumeric, is being used in England to help these people significantly.)

  • J. Patrick Wills

    Why not try Rife (electronic) technology?.? Have my own frequency (Pro Wave 101) machine and money could not buy at any price!! Don’t have MS, but have had personal success with several listed programs i.e. Flu/sympthons; Hives; Eczema; Carpal Tunnel; more ..) Have (electronic) education/knowledge/understanding of what Roy’s achievements/accomplishments were/are. My personal thoughts? .. this is where future medicine lies (less emergency/surgical procedures, etc.) My wife loves it, also. The timeless adage: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” STILL! holds true, today.

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