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Colon Therapy

The practice of using liquid to cleanse the colon, or colon therapy, has been practiced in various forms for thousands of years. Colon therapy was introduced to the United States at the end of the 1800s and was practiced as a treatment at health spas. John Harvey Kellogg was one of the most well-known American […]

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Coffee

Caffeine-containing herbs and supplements are consumed around the world. Of these, coffee is the most popular. The caffeine in coffee increases alertness and decreases fatigue, as anyone who enjoys a morning cup of coffee is well aware. Despite widespread caffeine use, no rigorous, well designed study has evaluated caffeine-containing substances in people with MS. One […]

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Chiropractic Medicine

Daniel D. Palmer developed chiropractic medicine in the 1890s in Iowa.  This form of treatment, based on spinal manipulation, has since grown into one of the most popular types of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the United States. After physicians and dentists, chiropractors are the largest group of health care professionals in the US.  […]

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Chelation Therapy

Chelation therapy is the practice of giving an individual metal-binding chemicals to treat medical conditions. This type of therapy has been used to treat MS patients. In the United States, it is estimated that tens of thousands of people currently use chelation therapy to treat MS and other conditions. Treatment Approach In chelation therapy, a […]

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Cannabis

See Marijuana page.

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Calcium

Vitamin D helps regulate the immune system and maintain bone density. As people with MS have an excessively active immune system and are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis, vitamin D has therapeutic potential. Vitamin D is both a vitamin and a hormone. Formation of vitamin D is dependent on sun exposure; thus, inadequate sunlight […]

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Caffeine and Caffeine-Containing Herbs and Supplements

Caffeine-containing herbs and supplements are consumed around the world. Of these, coffee is the most popular. The caffeine in coffee increases alertness and decreases fatigue, as anyone who enjoys a morning cup of coffee is well aware. Despite widespread caffeine use, no rigorous, well designed study has evaluated caffeine-containing substances in people with MS. One […]

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Biofeedback

Biofeedback is the process by which electronic monitoring instruments are used to display readouts of a person’s bodily functions, such as heart rate and muscle tension. With biofeedback, the person is asked to try to consciously manipulate these presumably “involuntary” functions. The idea is to use the mind-body connection to facilitate healing. This therapy has […]

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Bee Venom Therapy

The practice of using bees or bee products for the treatment of medical conditions is known as apitherapy. These products can include bee venom. Apitherapy has been practiced in many cultures. It was even used by Hippocrates, who used bee venom therapy for the treatment of arthritis. “Bee” is a general term that refers to […]

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda, meaning “knowledge (or science) of life,” is the oldest known medical system still practiced today. It was developed in India thousands of years ago, and, although it has been modified over the years, it is still widely practiced there. It has been popularized in the United States as a result of the work of […]

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