Massage will help you to maintain flexibility and reduce spasticity. It also helps to relax and reduce stress and depression that can aggravate the symptoms. Many studies have shown that Reflexology (form of massage that involves stimulation point on the feet) can improve the symptoms significantly. However, patient who has developed osteoporosis (bone thinning) should be careful while receiving massage.
Acupuncture some people with MS had reported that the acupuncture had alleviated many symptoms such as pain, muscle spasms or bladder control problems. It may help to enhance immune function and normalize digestion. However, there have been no scientific studies to confirm that acupuncture is safe for people with MS. The risk of infection is also associated with acupuncture as the therapy involves puncturing of body with needles.
Hydrotherapy, in many cases Hydrotherapy treatments including hot tubs, saunas, cold and hot packs and other treatments that rely on water had been found effective in reducing symptoms of MS.
Homoeopathy- is a science based on theory of similia. Many patients have found over all reduction in symptoms and improved lifestyle after taking homoeopathic treatment. The professional homoeopath prescribes the medicine after having the detail information about the patient’s physical, emotional and psychological make up. The risk of side effects with homoeopathic medicine is rare.
The other alternative therapy such as yoga, meditation and reiki helps patient to come out from depression. They had been found significantly effective in relieving the anxiety disorder.
Discuss about the therapy with your treating health care professioonal or doctor, before undergoing any althernative therapy. Always consult a registred althernative therapist for the treatment. content in the article is for information and support only ; not a substitute for professional medical advice.