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Using Vitamins and Supplements Safely With MS: What To Avoid

Using Vitamins and Supplements Safely With MS: What To Avoid

Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) can complicate decisions about what supplements and vitamins to take due to changes in your immune system and central nervous system. Maintaining your physical health is especially important when you’re...
Posted 08/09/2022

Alpha-Lipoic Acid: Can It Be Safe and Helpful for MS Symptoms?

Alpha-Lipoic Acid: Can It Be Safe and Helpful for MS Symptoms?

If you experience nerve pain with multiple sclerosis (MS), you may be looking for new therapy options to improve your quality of life. In some cases, this means trying new prescribed medications, while in others, it could involve exploring other...
Posted 06/14/2022

Saunas for MS Muscle Aches: Dry, Wet, or Infrared Heat?

Saunas for MS Muscle Aches: Dry, Wet, or Infrared Heat?

Muscular sclerosis (MS) and muscle aches often go hand in hand. With muscles that feel like they are tight and cramping, you may be seeking something to relieve muscle soreness. Just as hot tubs and baths are known to release tense muscles, heat...
Posted 05/26/2022

Kratom and MS: Is It Safe and Helpful for Pain or Other Symptoms?

Kratom and MS: Is It Safe and Helpful for Pain or Other Symptoms?

If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you may have heard about kratom — an herbal supplement touted as a natural way to increase energy, enhance mood, relieve pain, treat opioid withdrawal, and more. At first glance, kratom may sound like a natural...
Posted 05/23/2022

3 Ways Compression Socks May Help With MS Symptoms

3 Ways Compression Socks May Help With MS Symptoms

If you’re living with multiple sclerosis (MS), you may have heard that compression socks (also called compression stockings) can help when it comes to managing MS symptoms. But how do these compression garments work, and what benefits can they...
Posted 05/17/2022

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and Multiple Sclerosis

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that involves damage to the myelin sheath that covers nerve fibers in the central nervous system. The condition can cause physical disabilities, including trouble with walking. Some people with MS will...
Posted 05/20/2021

Low-Dose Naltrexone for Multiple Sclerosis

Low-Dose Naltrexone for Multiple Sclerosis

Although there are a variety of treatment options for multiple sclerosis (MS), many people still struggle with managing their symptoms. Pain is one symptom that can be especially hard to live with on a daily basis. Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) has...
Posted 05/07/2021

Chiropractic Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Chiropractic Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Many people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) have experienced pain relief from chiropractic therapy — a type of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy. Although disease-modifying therapies are typically used as the primary...
Posted 04/13/2021

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis

People living with multiple sclerosis (MS) often try complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, alongside traditional medical treatments, to manage their symptoms and improve overall quality of life. Up to 80 percent of people living...
Posted 04/07/2021

Acupuncture for Multiple Sclerosis

Acupuncture for Multiple Sclerosis

Each year, an estimated one million Americans undergo acupuncture, a form of traditional Chinese medicine that is over 2,000 years old. While it’s unclear how common acupuncture is among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), the National Multiple...
Posted 03/30/2021
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