Multiple sclerosis can be a frustrating disease for those who suffer from it. Confusing opinions about its origins and unhelpful research comparing one drug with another can all conspire to leave the MS patient feeling hopeless. However, there is genuine help to be found in alternative treatments such as nutritional therapy and in concepts such as environmental medicine. Perhaps more than any other type of patient, the MS patient needs to be proactive in seeking out those therapies which work, and not worrying too much about conventional opinion.
Often, multiple sclerosis sufferers improve through a multi factoral approach combining the medical, nutritional, emotional and psychological. While they follow this course, they need first class support from family and friends as well as doctors with good clinical judgement and a willingness to put the patient first.