Acupuncture is effective for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). University of Campinas researchers found true electroacupuncture more effective than sham electroacupuncture for improving quality of life in patients with MS. In another study by Wang et al., acupuncture reduced the rate of MS relapses. Compared with sham acupuncture, true acupuncture reduces the annual recurrence rate, pain levels, and bouts of depression levels.
Multiple sclerosis is a nervous system autoimmune disorder. The disease is common in young and middle-aged people, with 80% of whose clinical courses are characterized by relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). This eventually causes neurological dysfunction and seriously affects quality of life. While immunomodulatory drugs have been proven to delay disease progression, reduce relapse rates, and lower disability rates in clinical practice, they are expensive, may have serious adverse effects, and require lifelong use.
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