A 2006 review in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that meditation helps to relieve symptoms of autoimmune illnesses such as multiple sclerosis. This was noted in an article in the January 15th edition of Bottom Line that places emphasis on a long-term study that showed MS patients who switched to a vegetarian diet and avoided processed foods that are often high in saturated fat can reduce their relapse rate by 95%. The study notes that most medications achieve only about a 30% reduction.