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Study: Marijuana only alternative therapy showing promise for MS patients

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Researchers said medical marijuana seems to be the only “alternative therapy” showing promise for helping those with multiple sclerosis.

Officials at Oregon Health and Science University said research shows therapies like massage and acupuncture aren’t as effective as medical marijuana.

They found patients taking medical marijuana pills or oral sprays reported less stiffness and pain.

However, a doctors exam could not confirm those improvements.

The study could not find significant benefits linked to other therapies like supplements, reflexology and magnetic therapy.

It is estimated up to 80 percent of M.S. patients try some form of alternative therapy.

Medical marijuana pills are not approved for M.S. patients and they are not readily available in the U.S.