Alternative & Complementary Medicine

Updated:   4/9/2015
Contains:  23 items
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Healing Tails: Service and therapy dogs can transform the lives of people with neurologic conditions such as epilepsy, autism, and multiple sclerosis. Dog owners and other experts ...

Pompilio, Natalie

Neurology Now. 12(1):46-55, February/March 2016.

Service dogs can transform lives for people with epilepsy, autism, and multiple sclerosis. Learn more about their potential benefits.

Heading Off Migraine: What's the evidence for non-pharmaceutical approaches?

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now. 8(3):23-30, June-july 2012.

For many people with migraine, prescription and over-the-counter drugs just don't cut it. Here, we provide expert opinion on a range of complementary treatments for migraine headache, such as vitamins, supplements, biofeedback, acupuncture, and avoidance of triggers.

The Science of Survival: No magic bullet exists to cure the brain tumors known as gliomas, but scientists continue to advance diagnosis and treatment.

Stephens, Stephanie

Neurology Now. 7(4):25-28,30, August-September 2011.

A diagnosis of malignant brain tumor can be terrifying—neither surgery, radiation, nor chemotherapy can completely eliminate this kind of tumor. But ongoing research continues to advance diagnosis and treatment for brain-tumor patients.

RESOURCE CENTRAL: The BookshelfMultiple Sclerosis

Neurology Now. 6(5):42,44-46, September-October 2010.

Where to go for more information on the topics discussed in this issue of Neurology Now and for a directory of patient advocacy organizations.

Boning Up On Multiple Sclerosis

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now. 6(1):26-30, January-February 2010.

Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS)—and even some neurologists—are unaware that the disease can put people at increased risk of bone loss. Steroid treatments, vitamin D deficiency, and inactivity due to impaired mobility may all contribute to bone loss in people with MS. Here's what you can do to protect your bones and stay strong.

Bittersweet Symphony: With gratitude and hope, acclaimed singer-songwriter and MS sufferer Victoria Williams faces the music.


Neurology Now. 5(4):14-17, July-August 2009.

You may never have heard of singer-songwriter Victoria Williams, but many of today's legendary musicians, like Lou Reed and Lucinda Williams, cite her as an inspiration. Here, she opens up about her ongoing struggle with multiple sclerosis.

Healing Touch


Neurology Now. 4(3):26-28,30, May-June 2008.

Research shows that people who suffer with multiple sclerosis (MS)—as well as migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease, and HIV-related neuropathy—may experience benefits from massage therapy. “Healing Touch” discusses how massage can help people with neurological conditions, when massage should not be used, and how to find a good massage therapist.

Mindful Of Pain


Neurology Now. 3(6):20-23,27, November-December 2007.

In the fourth installment of our series on “Innovative Therapies,” we explore the ancient exercises of yoga and tai chi. Emerging evidence—and the experience of practitioners—suggest that these forms of meditation-in-motion can help you harness the mind-body connection to ease the pain of multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, and other conditions.

Dementia Therapy Goes to the Dogs


Neurology Now. 3(2):28-31, March-April 2007.

Pet therapy offers emotional, cognitive, and social benefits for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

The Art of Therapy


Neurology Now. 2(6):24-27, November-December 2006.

For people with brain disorders, the mere act of painting or sketching can draw out memory and movement.

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