More than 10,000 people in New York City are living with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
It is a disease with a long list of symptoms, an often progressive severity and no cure.
With M.S., a person’s immune system attacks healthy tissue in the brain and spinal cord, eventually damaging nerve fibers. It is “highly unpredictable” and “a very costly disease,” said Arney Rosenblat, a spokeswoman for the society, with treatment costing a family $70,000 a year on average nationally. Typical symptoms include muscle pain and tingling, numbness, cognitive impairment, vision problems and difficulties with balance and walking. Its cause is unknown. Though precise figures can be difficult to determine, and estimated 400,000 people in the United States and 2.3 million worldwide are reported to be living with the disease, Ms. Rosenblat said.
The articles here highlight the increasing toll the disease can take on the once-solid structures of life. They are tales of battles waged on both body and spirit (New York Times, December 21, 2014).
Body/Mind Empowerment Therapy is a new holistic approach to physical neuromascular rehabilitation. Its mainly designed for those withe severe neorological condition such as: Spinal Cord Injuries, Trauma Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Strokes, and orthopedics.
For more information or an appointment please call 973-259-9226.
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The BMET Leadership Team
The Bone Morrow Charity Event is supported by Centenary College leadership and concerned
employees. The event is dedicated to two friends of the College, Mary Jane Barry and David
Turrisi-Chung. The goal is to raise awareness about bone marrow matching and create an
opportunity for Centenary College and the surrounding community to donate hope to others.
According to the Be The Match® Foundation, “Every 4 minutes, someone is diagnosed with
a blood cancer like leukemia. For many patients a marrow transplant is the only life-saving
treatment — their only chance for a cure.” Through the largest registry of potential bone marrow
donors and cord blood units in the world, the Foundation offers support, education and guidance
to patients and their families following diagnosis. In partnership with the Foundation, event
coordinators ask all to: Join Us. Make a Difference. Save a Life.
From the desk of Dinu Dan,
Life Coach/BMET Specialist, nmRTS., MLPA.
I would like to share this article from NYTimes:
How Inactivity Changes the Brain
Body/Mind Empowerment Therapy/Training (BMET Technique) is based on these compelling
science research findings regarding human brain plasticity in respect to motor neurons and
exercise. BMET Techniques is designed and is a practical application to those with severe or
mild neuromuscular conditions such as: Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple
Sclerosis (MS), Chronic Pain Management, Orthopedics, and form of cancer. Additionally,
BMET Technique is an effective approach to Alternative and Preventive Medicine.
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