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What red flags should I watch for from providers of alternative treatment for multiple sclerosis?

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Beware of products from telemarketers, direct mailings, infomercials, or ads disguised as news articles or in the back of magazines. Don’t trust MS "cures" or other outrageous claims. Be wary of products offered through only one manufacturer. Make sure all active ingredients are listed, and don’t trust "secret formulas." Beware of universal praise, especially if you see or hear "paid endorsement." And be wary of testimonials by people who are listed only by initials, locations, or first names.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Complementary & Alternative Medicine."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Alternative Treatment options."

Yadav, V. , May 2010. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 30, 2019

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Complementary & Alternative Medicine."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Alternative Treatment options."

Yadav, V. , May 2010. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 30, 2019

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