Tuesday, April 23, 2013

MS Patients Increasingly Use Alternative Treatments To Improve Lives




Although they often don't let their mainstream medical doctors know it, large numbers of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) use alternative treatments such as dietary supplements, acupuncture and herbal medicine to improve their lives. Thanks to researchers at the University of Copenhagen, for the first time a major research project has been undertaken to map the use of these alternative therapies by MS patients. It's a subject of special importance to Denmark which has highest incidence of the disease worldwide.

The results of a new study were just published in two scientific journals, the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health and Autoimmune Diseases. The researchers gathered information over the course of three years from 3,800 people with MS in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland.

"There is a lot of talk about 'self-care competence', in other words patients helping themselves to get their lives to function. Here, many people with a chronic disease find they benefit from using alternative treatments, so we should not ignore this possibility," head researcher Lasse Skovgaard said in a media statement.


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