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Friday, June 12, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Ashley Ringstaff, of MS World, asks Dr. Jack Burks, how we can slow progression for those diagnosed with a progressive form of Multiple Sclerosis. Either Primary Progressive and/or Secondary Progressive. - Video found here
A Patient's writings: Hope and Collaboration: A Preview Of What I’ll Be Writing About As A Blogger For CMSC’s Annual Event
The Effect of Biofeedback as a Psychological Intervention in Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized Controlled Study
In this randomized controlled trial, biofeedback was examined for its ability to improve emotional well-being in patients with relapsing-remitting MS. Two groups of patients received treatment consisting of relaxation, mindfulness, social support, and education, and one of the groups also received biofeedback designed to regulate the physiological stress response. Both groups showed reductions in anxiety, fatigue, and stress; patients in the biofeedback group also demonstrated significant reductions compared to the control group in physiological measurements of breathing rate and muscle tension.
Monday, June 8, 2015
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Provided as an enduring material for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis to learn-from and share with others. see more of our video-recorded programs at The MS Views and News Learning Channel on YouTube found here: www.youtube.com/msviewsandnews
Listen to the dialogue first to MS Views and News' Emcee along with the discussions from a local support group leader, an ambassador to iConquerMS and a member of MS World
THEN watch these two empowering videos that will provide needed information for many people:
Mark Janicki, MD - Neurology from Indianapolis
Patricia Pagnotta, MSN, ARNP-C - from Mailtland, Fl.
Researchers at Monash University and the MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research in Australia recently proposed that specific human stem cells with immunomodulatory properties represent a new promising therapeutic strategy for diseases like (MS). The study was published in the and is entitled “”
Review Suggests PEG-IFN Therapy for Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Significantly Reduces Relapse Rates
Sunday, June 7, 2015
While some alternative treatments may help with pain and slow MS progression, the jury is still out on others.
Acupuncture is a popular pain-relief strategy among people with multiple sclerosis.
Although most alternative and complementary therapies for MS haven't been thoroughly studied and approved by conventional medical doctors, growing numbers of people with MS consider them effective at getting MS symptoms under control.
Pushpa Narayanaswami, MD, an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and a staff physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, says people with MS often use complementary and alternative medicine to help reduce relapses or ease symptoms, usually in addition to — rather than in place of — conventional therapies.
Exploring Alternative Medicine for MS
Because so many people use alternative approaches for treating MS, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) had a committee look at relevant research and develop complementary and alternative medicine guidelines, which were published in March 2014 in its journal Neurology.
RELATED: Complementary Therapies to Enhance Your MS Care
“We viewed a lot of treatments but did not find evidence for most therapies — not enough to say whether it is useful or not,” says Dr. Narayanaswami, who is also a spokesperson for the project. The researchers found little evidence on the safety of the different alternatives, she adds.
Alternative Treatments That May Work
MS symptoms can include fatigue, muscle spasms and stiffness, pain, weakness, and bladder problems. According to the AAN guidelines and the latest research, here are some alternative treatments that could help despite there not being an abundance of evidence.
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