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Complementary and alternative therapies 

Complementary and alternative therapies
Complementary and alternative therapies

John Zajicek

, Jennifer Freeman

, and Bernadette Porter

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date: 18 January 2020

The term ‘complementary and alternative therapies’ refers to a broad and complex combination of interventions and is also interchangeably called holistic, unorthodox, unconventional, natural, traditional or non traditional, according to your cultural beliefs.

Complementary therapies appear to be widely used by people with MS although their potential benefits in the treatment of MS remain controversial, not least because conclusive evidence about the effectiveness and safety of most forms of complementary therapy is not available....

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