For patients with multiple sclerosis, natural treatment options are worth a try. For the most part, these patients already use conventional medicine to treat MS. Natural treatment as a complementary form of treatment could significantly improve their quality of life.

Various forms of non-conventional treatment are referred to as natural treatment. They include diet, the use of nutritional supplements and the inclusion of regular exercise in one’s regime. The term “natural” is applied to these health-oriented practices because they are not radical forms of intervention. A good diet and regular exercise constitute healthy practices that, ideally, should be part of every person’s routine. They play an important role in getting the body into good shape. An MS patient who adopts these practices is likely to have improved overall health and is also likely to heal or recover from MS attacks better. This might reduce the number of MS attacks to which the patient succumbs and lengthen the periods of remission between attacks.


Natural Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis


The use of the label “natural” for nutritional supplements may be questioned by some. Nutritional supplements do not occur in nature. They are the product of processes of synthesis, extraction and purification. One might argue that they belong in the same category as medical drugs. The rationale for including them in the “natural treatment” category is that, when used properly, they constitute a form of food and can help correct nutritional imbalances. Subsequently, the body is better equipped to respond to diseases like multiple sclerosis. Natural treatment of this form facilitates healing.

Nutritional deficiency is implicated in the development of some variants of MS. Natural treatment in the form of nutritional supplements is apt for addressing these variants of MS, as is a healthy balanced diet. It should be pointed out that using nutritional supplements without optimizing one’s diet is a counterproductive treatment strategy. For nutritional supplements to work well, they should be combined with a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables, adequate sources of protein and polyunsaturated fats (including omega-3 fatty acids).

It is ideal to view natural treatment as a form of medical treatment. Conceiving of it in such terms helps the MS patient to realize that there are rules regulating it. One cannot simply consume nutritional supplements in a haphazard manner without attention to dosage or to the specific deficiencies being treated. The same applies to diet and exercise. The MS patient has to take the time to find out what practices are ideal through research and by consulting a qualified medical professional.