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Are there alternative treatments for polio?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Alternative treatments for the symptoms of polio include exercise, a well-balanced diet, and holistic pain management. Moderate exercise and physical therapy offer those affected with polio a way to fight off muscle atrophy, which is a loss of muscle mass and function due to non-use. A well-balanced diet provides the nutrients needed to feed the muscles and help the body fight the polio infection. Holistic pain reducers, such as massage and acupuncture, may provide pain relief and muscle relaxation without the need for prescription drugs.

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