Alternative medicine may help some MS patients
- A significantly larger proportion with a high level of education use alternative medicine treatments compared with those with a lower level of education
- Individuals with a higher income use alternative medicine more than those with a lower income
- Younger women compared with older women are more likely to use alternative medicine treatments
- These findings may dispel the idea that only naïve individuals who are looking for a miracle turn to alternative medicine, noted Skovgaard. “Our results indicate that it is primarily the well-educated segment that is subscribing to alternative treatments.”
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune degenerative disease characterized by the destruction of the myelin sheaths, which are protective coverings on the nerves. The severity of symptoms of MS depends on the degree of damage and which nerves are affected.
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