There are many people all over the world who suffer from the chronic autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis.  While there is no permanent cure, there are many different multiple sclerosis alternative medicine options.  These alternative therapies can be used in conjunction with many different types of traditional therapies, and they can help a patient to further reduce some of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with the disease.  Alternative medicines do not always have to be prescribed by a doctor, so this can also make them more convenient to use as well.  However, they may not be covered by insurance policies, so cost can be an issue for some people.

To learn more about alternative therapies and treatments, patients can start by asking their physician or specialist.  They may have some suggestions to try.  They may also know what has worked for their other patients.  To find out more about alternative treatments, online resources can also be helpful.  Many multiple sclerosis organization and foundation websites will have information about the different types of treatment options that are available, include alternative ones.  They may have research information available as well for treatments that are undergoing clinical trials.  This can help a patient understand the effectiveness of a treatment and the risks involved with multiple sclerosis alternative therapies.


Types of Multiple Sclerosis Alternative Treatment


Alternative treatments and therapies come in many different forms.  Some examples can include dietary changes, adding different forms of exercise, acupuncture or acupressure, and herbal supplements.  Some of these treatments can be done at home for the patient’s convenience.  This can be especially helpful if a patient is experiencing physical difficulties.  There are many different specialists who can help a patient with learning more about the different types of alternative therapies and how to apply them.  Some include registered dieticians or nutritionists, physical therapists or personal trainers, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and more.  Doctors may be able to recommend people in these fields who have experience with multiple sclerosis patients, or there are Internet databases where names and contact information are listed.

People can also connect with other patients to learn more about alternative treatments and the specialists who were able to help them.  A good place to find information is at a support group.  A support group may be for multiple sclerosis patients only, or it could be for people with various chronic diseases.