I was wondering if any of you have tried alternative medicine to alleviate symptoms of MS. I was recently experiencing several symptoms and feared that I had developed MS but had an MRI done that did not show any lesions. I'm in the scientific research profession and have been doing a lot of research online (specifically published case studies). I came across a few that mentioned chinese medicine as a treatment for MS and how it alleviated many symptoms. I was just curious whether or not anyone has sought treatment and what their outcomes were. I realize many of us have been trained to understand medicine in a western perspective (myself included) but if an alternative exists that can prevent MS symptoms from manifesting itself..well, I would love to know if it works and if so, how well. I realize that western medicine is very young compared to chinese medicine but with the numerous chronic diseases out there that are so difficult to treat, one can't help but wonder if there is something an older medicine may have to offer that a young one can't especially if it means aiding a lifelong struggle.
Unfortunately, western medicine has not been able to give me an official diagnosis but I have been taking chinese herbs for a few months now and my symptoms are slowly fading. Although it took me awhile to find a good chinese medicine practitioner where I could see results, I have to honestly say that the effort was worth it. I was just wondering how well it works for a more complicated disease like MS.
If any of you have any experiences you are willing to share or even thoughts on this topic, I would love to hear it. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. To my understanding, most of these forums don't allow you to share your email address but if any of you would like to contact me and know of a way to do so please let me know. I wish you all well. Your courage is envious.
Post Edited By Moderator (LanieG) : 9/8/2009 7:36:48 AM (GMT-6)