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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
What is it?
Results from damage to the sheaths surrounding the nerve fibres of the central nervous system. Symptoms usually develop over a period of hours or days. The disease may attack only once, but usually runs a course of relapses and remissions over many years. Sufferers may develop weakness numbness and lack of coordination. They may develop slurred speech or lose full control over their bladder and bowels.
Symptoms:
Weakness, numbness, lack of coordination, slurred speech, weak bladder, weak bowels.
Conventional Practice:
Conventional doctors will diagnose the disease, as well as performing a thorough neurological examination, the doctor may recommend a lumbar puncture. Treatment includes courses of steroid injections, physiotherapy, occupational therapy to help the patient cope with disabilities.
Alternative Treatments:
  Yoga
  Yoga is a system of spiritual, mental and physical training. YogaпїЅs underlining philosophy stresses the influence of mind over body, and holds that mental and spiritual development are necessary to reinforce the benefits that the physical exercises can bring. More Info
  Massage
  Therapeutic massage has grown into the art of creating and maintaining the best possible health for its devotees. It does this by relaxing, stimulating and invigorating mind and body. More Info
  Naturopathy
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
   



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