There is a lot we don’t know about Multiple Sclerosis. Most of the useful information – what the causes are or how to cure it, for instance – remains unknown. Scientists theorize that it may be an autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths covering nerve endings causing them to degrade and send pulses to the pain center of the brain.
Mindy Eisenberg’s life has been touched by the disease from an early age. Now, she’s trying to do something about it. She started her Yoga, Spirit and Wellness and the Yoga Moves MS movement to help combat the disease.
Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a terrible, debilitating disease that affects millions of Americans. It can cause numbness or weakness, rigidity, loss of vision, painful spasms that have feel like electric shock, tremors, and an unsteady gait. It takes a toll on the mind, as well. Patients are plagued by anxiety, fatigue, and depression. Exercising, or even just an increase in body temperature, can set off an attack.
But there is a silver lining – because it’s such a emotional and physical drain – not to mention, costly, Mindy set her sights on coming up with a way to help – not to cure the disease, unfortunately – but to help alleviate the pain associated with the symptoms. And she does it for very little recognition and a smile.