Optimal Health with Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide to Integrating Lifestyle, Alternative, and Conventional Medicine


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by Allen Bowling

The only source for reliable, evidence-based information on the relevance, safety, and effectiveness of alternative and lifestyle medicine approaches to MS treatment and the best ways to safely integrate them with conventional medicine.

In addition to conventional medicine, many people with MS also use some form of alternative medicine, and there is growing evidence and interest in the effects of lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, on MS. Yet, until now, it has been difficult to obtain unbiased information about the MS-relevant aspects of these nonmedication approaches. Optimal Health With Multiple Sclerosis provides the accurate information people with MS, their friends and family, health care professionals, and educators need to make responsible decisions and achieve the very best outcomes.

  • Find other options that may provide symptomatic relief when conventional therapies are limited.
  • Learn about potentially dangerous interactions between alternative therapies and medical treatments used in the management of MS.
  • Identify alternative and lifestyle therapies that are effective, low risk, and inexpensive.
  • Recognize ineffective, dangerous, or costly alternative therapies.

“A valuable resource… Dr. Bowling’s new book takes us all further in our management decisions. We can think in a more global sense that includes conventional approaches as well as a broader utilization of lifestyle management and unconventional therapies which may improve symptoms.”

— Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis And Past President, International Organization Of MS Nurses

“The ever expanding knowledge base about MS demands the integration of traditional allopathic medicine, complementary, and alternative strategies, and lifestyle considerations into a coordinated approach to treat the whole patient… This book will be an indispensable aid to health care providers and persons with MS as they partner to achieve ‘optimal health’. ”

— Barbara Giesser, MD, Professor Of Neurology, Clinical Director, UCLA Multiple Sclerosis Program, David Geffen UCLA School Of Medicine

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936303700
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2014
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 402


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