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The MS MindShift

"is an initiative built to help you understand the critical role the brain plays in multiple sclerosis (MS), and what you can do to help keep your brain as healthy as possible, for as long as possible."

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Rady's Children Hospital - Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center

The Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center, led by Jennifer Graves, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S., coordinates multidisciplinary care for children living with multiple sclerosis and related diseases.

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Alternative Therapies

What About Alternative Therapies?

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in multiple sclerosis (MS) can include a wide variety of treatments, and may include:
  • special diets
  • vitamin supplements
  • use of cannabinoids or medical marijuana
  • meditation
  • magnetic therapy
  • herbal treatments
  • exercise
  • acupuncture.

Some MS patients may use these techniques to complement their traditional prescription medicine.

The American Academy of Neurology has released a guideline on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in MS which provides evidence-based recommendations. If you are interested in CAM, be sure to discuss these options with your doctor to weigh the available evidence.

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