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But the students were not told that, in fact, trivaricaine contained only water, iodine and thyme oil – none of which are painkilling medicines. There are a number of approaches that are sometimes helpful in the treatment of MS. These can be either in addition to treatments or as alternatives to the orthodox approach. Nutritional therapists, nutritionists and dieticians are easily confused but they vary in their approach and they have significantly different levels of qualification and regulation. They are all included here together for clarity and ease of comparison. There is currently a lack of evidence to show that coconut oil plays any role in preventing or treating dementia or its symptoms. It is thought that electrical stimulation of nerves via the skin may cause chemical changes in the brain.

Once treatment has been agreed upon, you will have fine needles gently inserted through the skin and briefly left in position. In some circumstances, manual or low voltage electrical stimulation may also be applied. Practitioners will usually recommend a course of treatment, typically lasting five to eight sessions. Sessions are regular to begin with, sometimes weekly, but then spread out over time.

A complementary therapy means you can use it alongside your conventional medical treatment. It may help you to feel better and cope better with your cancer and treatment. An alternative therapy is generally used instead of conventional medical treatment. Advantages of complementary therapies include a high level of contact time between therapist and patient, which can be therapeutic in itself. There are often limited side effects or physical components to the therapy, so it does not do physical harm to the patient.

More alternative and complementary therapies should be assessed, on the basis of the available scientific evidence, for clinical and cost-effectiveness. More research into all types of treatments for dementia, including complementary and alternative therapies. There is a high level of unmet need among people with dementia and few treatments available. Because of their perceived benefits and image as safe and natural, many people with dementia and carers use complementary and alternative therapies. The UK needs a national and long-term plan for dementia research that it is funded in proportion to its impact on society and with greater co-ordination between funders of dementia research.

If you choose to follow a diet that cuts out some food types, it is important to make sure you are not missing out on important nutrients. For example, if you follow a dairy-free diet it is important to replace the calcium that you would usually get from dairy products, with other calcium-rich foods. Talk to your cancer doctor, specialist nurse or dietitian before cutting out any food group from your diet. THC in cannabis oil can cause side effects, such as an increased heart rate, dizziness, hallucinations, paranoia and feeling stoned. CBD oil is also sold in some shops, such as health food shops.