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Optimal Health with Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide to Integrating Lifestyle, Alternative, and Conventional Medicine

by Allen Bowling Demos Health
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Pbk 402 pages
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For everyone in the MS community, the only source for reliable, evidence-based information on the relevance, safety, and effectiveness of various alternative and lifestyle medicine approaches to MS treatment and the best ways to safely integrate them with conventional medicine. In addition to conventional medicine, many people with MS also use some form of alternative medicine and there is growing evidence and interest in the effects of lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, on MS. Yet, until now, it has been difficult to obtain unbiased and practical information about the MS-relevant aspects of these non-medication approaches. Written by a renowned specialist in MS and alternative medicine, ''Optimal Health with Multiple Sclerosis'' provides the accurate and unbiased information people with MS, their friends and family, health care professionals, and educators need to make responsible decisions and achieve the very best outcome. Find other options that may provide symptomatic relief when conventional therapies are limited Learn about potentially dangerous interactions between alternative therapies and medical treatments used in the management of MS Identify alternative and lifestyle therapies that are effective, low risk, and inexpensive Recognize ineffective, dangerous, or costly alternative therapies

Preface Part 1: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Chapter 1: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Chapter 2: Placebos and Psychoneuroimmunology Chapter 3: Importatnt Precautions About Complementary and Alternative Medicine and MS Part 2: Types of Therapy Chapter 5: Allergies Chapter 6: Aromatherapy Chapter 7: Aspartame Chapter8: Ayurveda Chapter 9: Bee Venom and Other Forms of Apitherapy Chapter 10: Biofeedback Chapter 11: Candida Treatment Chapter 12: Chelation Therapy Chapter 13: Chiropractic Medicine Chapter 14: Colon Therapy, Detoxification, and Enemas Chapter 15: Cooling Therapy Chapter 16: Craniosacral Therapy Chapter 17: Dental Amalgam Removal Chapter 18: Diets and Fatty-Acid Supplements Chapter 19: Enzyme Therapy Chapter 20: Exercise Chapter 21: Feldenkrais Chapter 22: Guided Imagery Chapter 23: Herbs Chapter 24: Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Horseback Riding Chapter 25: Homeopathy Chapter 26: Hyperbaric Oxygen Chapter 27: Hypnosis Chapter 28: Low-Dose Naltrexone Chapter 29: Magnets and Electromagnetic Therapy Chapter 30: Marijuana Chapter 31: Massage Chapter 32: Meditation Chapter 33: Music Therapy Chapter 34: Pets Chapter 35: Pilates Method and Physicalmind Method Chapter 36: Prayer and Spirituality Chapter 37: Prokarin Chapter 38: Reflexology Chapter 39: T'ai Chi Chapter 40: Therapeutic Touch Chapter 41: Toxins Chapter 42: Tragerwork Chapter 43: Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Nonherbal Supplements Chapter 44: Yoga Part 3: A Five-Step Approach: Integrating Conventional and Unconventional Medicine Appendix: Summary of the Effects of Popular Dietary Supplements References

Allen C. Bowling, MD, Phd is a nationally renowned neurologist and multiple sclerosis specialist. He was the associate medical director of the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center from 1997-2002 and the medical director from 2003-2007. Dr. Bowling currently treats patients at Neurology Care in Englewood, Colorado. He is the medical director of the Multiple Sclerosis Service at the Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) and a clinical associate professor of neurology at the University of Colorado-Denver and Health Sciences Center.