The first edition of this authoritative book quickly became the single source for accurate and unbiased information on complementary and alternative medicine approaches for the management of MS symptoms. The second edition, completely updated throughout, reflects advances in the field since the bookas initial publication in 2001. Therapies are organized alphabetically so that readers can easily pinpoint a specific treatment and learn about its origins, merits, and possible uses in MS. In-depth discussions cover Naltrexone, acupuncture, biofeedback, chiropractic medicine, cooling therapy, yoga, diets, the use of supplements, herbs, vitamins, and minerals, and many other topics. This invaluable guide alerts MS patients and their families to new options for relief when conventional therapies are limited; directs them to therapies that are effective, low-risk, and inexpensive; and helps them recognize those that are ineffective, dangerous, and costly.... (glatiramer acetate [Copaxone], interferons [Avonex, Betaseron, and Rebif]), natalizumab (Tysabri), and chemotherapy drugs that are sometimes used to treat MS, such as methotrexate, ... The initial evaluation costs between $90 and $225, and follow-up visits cost $60 to $90. Ayurveda usually is not covered by insurance.
|Title||:||Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis|
|Author||:||Allen C. Bowling|
|Publisher||:||Demos Medical Publishing - 2006-11-07|