Canavan disease

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Are there alternative and complimentary treatments for Canavan disease?

Various complimentary treatment options have been explored for children with Canavan disease. Complementary medicine are treatment methods that can be used along with standard medical practices. Complimentary medicine includes massage therapy, acupuncture and acupressure, music therapy, water (aquatic) therapy, and hippotherapy. Hippotherapy involves using horses to help enhance neurological and physical functioning. Hippotherapy uses the movement of the horse to improve a child's balance, trunk strength and control and other abilities.

Complementary Medicine. The National Tay Sachs and Allied Diseases Association website.

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