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MS Treatment and Unproven "Cures"

MS is a disease with no known cause and for which there is no universally effective treatment. However, multiple sclerosis has a natural tendency to improve spontaneously. These factors open the door for a number of unproven claims of cures. At one time or another, many ineffective and even potentially dangerous therapies have been promoted as effective treatment options or cures.
A partial list of these "MS cures" includes:
  • Injections of snake venom
  • Electrical stimulation of the spinal cord's dorsal column
  • Removal of the thymus gland
  • Breathing pressurized (hyperbaric) oxygen in a special chamber
  • Injections of beef heart and hog pancreas extracts
  • Intravenous or oral calcium orotate (calcium EAP)
  • Hysterectomy
  • Removal of dental fillings containing silver or mercury amalgams
  • Surgical implantation of pig brain into the person's abdomen (stomach).
None of these are approved as a treatment for MS or for treatment of specific symptoms.
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