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. Read more: Alternative Treatment for MS (CAM for MS) Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- gabapentin (Neurontin)
- baclofen (Gablofen, Lioresal)
- glatiramer (Copaxone, Glatopa)
- Avonex (interferon beta 1a injection)
- dalfampridine, Ampyra
- dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera)
- teriflunomide (Aubagio)
- interferon beta-1a (Rebif)
- peginterferon beta-1a (Plegridy)
- daclizumab (Zinbryta)
- Monoclonal Antibodies
- Baclofen vs. Flexeril (Side Effects and Interactions)
- Interferon Beta-1b (Betaseron, Extavia)
Prevention & Wellness
- Second New MS Drug Secures FDA Approval
- Mayzent Approved for Relapsing MS
- Managing MS
- Hot Cocoa May Ease the Fatigue of MS
- Stem Cell Transplant May Help Some With Aggressive MS
- Drug May Delay MS Disability for Some
- FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With MS Drug
- Yoga, Meditation Surging in Popularity in U.S.
- Selma Blair Reveals MS Diagnosis
- For Many With MS, Well-Being Increases With Age
- Stem Cell Transplant for MS Shows Promise
- Sunnier Days in Youth May Mean Less Odds of MS Later
- Eating Fish Might Guard Against MS
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