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Uses of complementary and alternative medicine in multiple sclerosis

Namjooyan, F. and Ghanavati, R. and Majdinasab, N. and Jokari, S. and Janbozorgi, M. (2014) Uses of complementary and alternative medicine in multiple sclerosis. Journal of traditional and complementary medicine, 4 (3). pp. 145-152. ISSN 22254110 (ISSN)

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, disabling, recurrent demyelination of the central nervous system (CNS). It could affect different regions in the brain and spinal cord, and according to the domain which is affected, it could cause different symptoms such as motor, sensory, or visual impairment; fatigue; bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction; cognitive impairment; and depression. MS patients also face reduced quality of life. Drugs that are used in MS are not fully efficient and patients suffer from many symptoms and adverse effects. Today there is an increasing trend of using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). People are more likely to use this type of treatment. Using appropriate lifestyle and CAM therapy can subside some of the symptoms and could improve the quality of life in these patients. Many people with MS explore CAM therapies for their symptoms. This review is aimed to introduce CAM therapies that could be used in MS patients. Copyright © 2014 Committee on Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy, Taiwan.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Complementary and alternative medicine Multiple sclerosis Natural cure Phytotherapy
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 11:27

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