Medical science devotes a lot of resources to fighting MS. In many ways, the disease is still a mystery to doctors and scientists: it is considered incurable. Fighting multiple sclerosis with a variety of medications and therapies makes it likely that someday, widely-accepted cures for the disease will be developed.

While conventional medicine considers MS an incurable disease, non-conventional medicine has a variety of opinions on the subject. Some practitioners of non-conventional medicine and some MS patients who have used non-conventional therapies attest that MS can be cured if one is able to identify the factors that caused it in the first place and to address those factors.

As can be expected, this is a controversial subject. Practitioners of conventional medicine are concerned about such claims because they believe they could mislead patients who are desperate enough to try anything. Their worry arises from the fact that there are different variants of MS, triggered by different factors, and the disease progresses in different ways in different patients. It is possible that a patient with a particular variant of MS, living a particular lifestyle, could effectively treat his or her disease using non-conventional therapies. But there is no guarantee that the results will be replicated for another patient who tries the same therapies. Patients who latch on to non-conventional therapies expecting near-miraculous results would be disappointed if it turned out that they didn’t work as well for them as they did for other patients.


Fighting MS with Caution


For these reasons, it is important for patients to approach non-conventional therapies with the same caution they apply to conventional therapies. Rather than relying on promises or guarantees, they should look into the legitimacy of the people making the claims. This includes credentials that demonstrate that they are qualified to make the pronouncements they are making, and evidence that their work has been subjected to scientific scrutiny. Patients should also make sure that they have the guidance of qualified medical practitioners as they investigate these non-conventional therapies. That way, they can avoid negative interactions with whatever medications they are already on. They can also confirm that the non-conventional therapies they adopt are actually helpful in fighting MS.

It is worth pointing out that medical practitioners vary in their perspectives on non-conventional therapies. Some dismiss them outright while others are more open-minded about them. A patient seeking to incorporate non-conventional approaches to fighting multiple sclerosis into his or her treatment plan should obviously seek the guidance of qualified medical practitioners who are open to considering some non-conventional therapies.