Acuscope appears reasonably safe, but it is not clear that it has a mechanism of action that would be useful to PALS. One person with PLS experienced slightly slower ALSFRS-R measurements while using Acuscope than she did before starting it, but a PALS had slightly faster ALSFRS-R progression during treatment. Since the natural history of motor neuron disease progression can vary spontaneously, it is not clear that either of these slight changes in progression were related to the treatment. Given these limitations, at this time we cannot endorse the use of Acuscope to slow, stop or reverse ALS progression.
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