Multiple Sclerosis and Alternative Medicines

Alternative treatments for multiple sclerosis may include exercise, yoga, medical marijuana, and acupuncture. Other alternative medicines include bee-venom therapy and taking evening primrose oil. Some of these options have not been studied enough to know if they relieve multiple sclerosis symptoms.

Fast Facts:

  • Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system causes damage to the protective sheath surrounding the nerves.
  • Symptoms of multiple sclerosis vary depending on the nerves that are damaged.
  • Severe cases of multiple sclerosis may cause a patient to lose their ability to walk or speak.