Complementary and alternative medicine (booklet)

Publish date: 
Dec 2015

Many people with MS use complementary and alternative medicine at some time. Many believe these therapies help to relieve some of the symptoms of MS but others give them up because they feel no benefit.

The nature of the treatments makes research trials difficult so there is limited evidence on how effective these treatements are.

This booklet covers:

  • what are the kinds of complementary and alternative medicines available?
  • where can I get them and how much do they cost?
  • are people who practise them regulated?
  • how do I find a practitioner?
  • what should I do before making an appointment?
  • tips to get the best out of the appointment, and what to do if you’re unhappy with the results
  • useful organisations

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Page last updated: 15 Dec 2015
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