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Are there alternative treatments for myotonic dystrophy?

No alternative treatments for myotonic dystrophy exist, although acupuncture and massage may alleviate the muscle pain associated with the disorder. Both therapies appear to be relatively safe if performed correctly by a licensed practitioner. However, it is always a good idea to consult with your doctor before receiving any type of alternative treatment.

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