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Multiple Sclerosis

Hippotherapy For Multiple Sclerosis Makes Horse Sense

Posted February 26, 2014

Despite its name, hippotherapy has nothing to do with the hippopotamus, which is probably a relief to patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who want to try this treatment approach. Rather, they will find themselves spending time with horses.

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Why Consider Reflexology for Multiple Sclerosis

Posted February 25, 2014

When Ann Romney, wife of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), one of the treatment options she turned to was reflexology. Is there any evidence to suggest you should consider reflexology for treatment of MS or is it just a waste of time?

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Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s – The Vitamin D Connection That Can’t be Ignored

Posted February 5, 2014

The importance of vitamin D, and the ever-increasing rates of vitamin D deficiency in the United States, have steadily been in headlines over the last five years. But now, new studies are showing that vitamin D may help those suffering from two kinds of central nervous system disorders: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s.

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Possible Role for Chiropractic in Multiple Sclerosis

Posted February 5, 2014

Chiropractic is among the alternative or complementary therapies for people who have multiple sclerosis, yet not much has been published about the relationship between them. If you have MS, have you ever considered or sought treatment from a chiropractor?

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MS: Slow Progression With Vitamin D?

Posted January 21, 2014

Patients with relatively high vitamin D levels in the year after a first multiple sclerosis-like attack showed, over the next 4 years, markedly lower levels of MS disease activity and disability progression than those with lower levels, researchers found.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis, Hope or Hoax?

Posted January 15, 2014

A recent article in appearing in a UK news source reported on the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for multiple sclerosis, a treatment that has its share of skeptics as well as advocates. The article highlights the question as to whether this form of natural therapy offers hope to MSers or is it a hoax.

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Studies Show Vitamin E Has a Role in MS Symptoms and Treatment

Posted January 1, 2014

Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) are always on a quest for better ways to manage their symptoms and find a treatment plan that works for them. Several recent studies, including a new one published in Neuroscience, suggest vitamin E may help fulfill that search.

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Antioxidant drug knocks down multiple sclerosis-like disease in mice

Posted December 27, 2013

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have discovered that an antioxidant designed more than a dozen years ago to fight damage within human cells significantly helps symptoms in mice that have a multiple sclerosis-like disease.

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Study: Vitamin D May Be Helpful in Fighting Multiple Sclerosis

Posted December 10, 2013

In mice with a rodent form of multiple sclerosis (MS), vitamin D appears to block damage-causing immune cells from migrating to the central nervous system, offering a potential explanation for why the so-called “sunshine vitamin” may prevent or ease symptoms of the neurodegenerative disease, according to results of a study at Johns Hopkins.

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Acupuncture Effectively Treats Pain in MS Patients

Posted October 25, 2013

In a study involving 20 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who received acupuncture and who were evaluated using a questionnaire assessing changes in pain relief, sleep pattern, mood improvement, energy levels, and mobility issues, 55% of patients reduced their use of analgesics and 3 stopped analgesic use completely, as a result of acupuncture treatment.

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