Complementary and alternative medicine and multiple by Allen C. Bowling MD PhD

By Allen C. Bowling MD PhD

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Several other MS studies of Chinese herbal medicine (as well as Japanese herbal medicine) have been conducted. Paradoxically, in one of these studies, an herb that appears to stimulate the immune system, Ganoderma lucidum, was reported to slow the disease course in five people with MS. Overall, because these studies are not available in English, it is impossible to rigorously evaluate them or to make any clear conclusions about the research results. Several specific Chinese herbs have anti-inflammatory effects or suppress the activity of the immune system and therefore could be therapeutic for MS.

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