I've done Polarity and Cranio-Sacral therapy for years. I also did Feldenkriss (sp?). Feld. helped me become aware of how normal feels so when I begin to slump or walk differently, I am able to correct it. It also helps me remember how to sit in a chair properly.
Polarity and Cranio-Sacral has helped me maintain a fairly good stasis, so that when something came along (like CCSVI) I would be in good enough shape to benefit from it. It definitely helps me walk better, stand up straighter, and helps my liver, kidney, and lungs function better.
When I was first diagnosed, 15 years ago, I also did chelation therapy. That helped immensely! My leg muscles were almost completely atrophied. After chelation, my leg muscles returned to almost "pre-MS" tone.
I have relied completely on alternative treatments rather than go on drugs. I looked around and saw that the people I saw on drugs were not doing particularly well. I decided not to go that route, and, for me, am very glad I did.
I work with diet extensively, only good fat (as important to have it each day - avacado, fish oil, olive oil - as it is to have no bad fat). I do supplements: fish oil; Cal Mac and homeopathics (symphytum 6X) to make cramps disappear; vit D.
I use chiropractic (one who does Cranial-Sacral adjustments with an "activator") to keep me going each week. The PT who does Sranial-Sacral and Polarity works on a much deeper level, once a month.
I also sleep on a magnetic pad. This has helped greatly with my energy level. A side benefit is that I only need about 7 hours of sleep. Quite striking to what it was before.
I tried hyperbaric O2 therapy, this summer. I had great results that lasted a few minutes to three months, depending on the symptom. So, I know that increased O2 is very helpful to me. Unfortunately, hyperbaric is very expensive, and for me (transitory); however, my son-in-law's step-mother did hyperbaric 15 years ago and has not had any MS symptoms since.
Each to his/her own treatment. Some work for some, some for others. It is wonderful that there is this forum to inform so many about the possibilities out there besides just drugs, for those who may choose a different path.
I am going to try the Inclined Bed Therapy. That sound promising; however, I can't wait until Dr. Dake's study begins and I can have the CCSVI procedure. Have had the MRI and consult. Am in line for the procedure as soon as the study begins!