Additional Readings Websites CAM website of the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center


Bourdette D, Yadav V, Shinto L. Multiple sclerosis. In: Oken BS, ed. Complementary Therapies in Neurology: An Evidence-Based Approach. New York: Parthenon Publishing Group, 2004, 291-302.

Burnfield A. Multiple Sclerosis: A Personal Exploration. London: Souvenir Press, 1997.

Cassileth BR. The Alternative Medicine Handbook. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998.

Ernst E, ed. The Desktop Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach. Edinburgh: Mosby, 2001.

Forsythe E. Multiple Sclerosis: Exploring Sickness and Health. London: Faber and Faber, 1988.

Freeman L. Mosby's Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Research-Based Approach. St. Louis: Mosby, 2004.

Institute of Medicine. Committee on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2005.

Kalb RC. Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Haveā€”The Answers You Need. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2004.

Navarra T. The Encyclopedia of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. New York: Checkmark Books, 2005.

Polman CH, Thompson AJ, Murray TJ, et al. Multiple Sclerosis: The Guide to Treatment and Management. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2006.

Schapiro RT. Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, 2003.

Spencer JW, Jacobs JJ. Complementary/Alternative Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach. St. Louis: Mosby, 2003.

Winawer SJ. Healing Lessons. Boston: Little, Brown, 1998.

Journal Articles

Barnes PM, Powell-Griner E, McFann K, et al. Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults: United States, 2002. Adv Data 2004;343:1-20. Berkman CS, Pignotti MG, Cavallo PF, et al. Use of alternative treatments by people with multiple sclerosis. Neurorehab Neural Repair 1999;13:243-254.

Bowling AC. Complementary and alternative medicine in multiple sclerosis: dispelling common myths about CAM. Int J MS Care 2005;7:42-44.

Bowling AC, Ibrahim R, Stewart TM. Alternative medicine and multiple sclerosis: an objective review from an American perspective. Int J MS Care 2000;2:14-21.

Bowling AC, Stewart TM. Current complementary and alternative therapies of multiple sclerosis. Curr Treatment Options Neurol 2003;5:55-68.

Eisenberg D, Davis R, Ettner S, et al. Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States, 1990-1997. JAMA 1998;280:1569-1575.

Eisenberg D, Kessler R, Foster C, et al. Unconventional medicine in the United States. N Engl J Med 1993;328:246-252.

Schwartz C, Laitin E, Brotman S, et al. Utilization of unconventional treatments by persons with MS: is it alternative or complementary? Neurology 1999;52:626-629.

Shinto L, Yadav V, Morris C, et al. Demographic and health-related factors associated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler 2006;12:94-100.

Tindle HA, Davis RB, Phillips RS, et al. Trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine by US adults: 1997-2002. Alt Ther 2005;11:42-49.

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Native American Healing

A lot of healing practices and spiritual ceremonials that are being practiced nowadays by healing practitioners and metaphysical groups have been acquired from traditions that initiated from assorted Native American tribes.

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