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The term alternative therapy, in general, is used to describe any medical treatment or intervention that has not been scientifically documented or identified as safe or effective for a specific condition. Alternative therapy encompasses a variety of disciplines that range from diet and exercise to mental conditioning to lifestyle changes.

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      • Multiple sclerosis symptoms introduction
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  • MS, Alternative and Complementary Therapies