Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Loren M. Fishman, MD,Eric L. Small
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-05-18
ISBN: 1934559830
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Yoga for people with multiple sclerosis? Absolutely! Today, people with a wide range of medical problems use yoga successfully. Because of its emphasis on relaxation, breathing, and deliberate movement, it can be especially beneficial for individuals dealing with a neurologic disease like multiple sclerosis. Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis, coauthored by Dr. Loren Martin Fishman and Eric Small, a yoga teacher who first embraced these techniques as a way to manage his own symptoms of multiple sclerosis, is a comprehensive guide to applying the principles of yoga to the management of MS. The first section is a straightforward but gentle introduction to yoga - a therapeutic approach to the practice itself. The second part is functionally oriented. Different yoga poses that work toward a common goal, such as combating fatigue, reducing spasticity, and increasing range of motion, are included and illustrated. This user-friendly guide Describes how yoga works Includes photographs and descriptions of each pose Explains effects, advantages, and contraindications Contains starter poses that will help the uninitiated or physically challenged to gently achieve a posture Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis: A Journey to Health and Healing is an excellent guidebook and tool for people with MS, people who undertake yoga on their own, and for all members of the medical and yoga communities.

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis A Journey to Health and Healing

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis  A Journey to Health and Healing
Author: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-05
ISBN: 9780826172174
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis A Journey to Health and Healing Book Excerpt:

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Loren M. Fishman
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2010-05-07
ISBN: 1458757439
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Yoga for people with multiple sclerosis? Absolutely! Today, people with a wide range of medical problems use yoga successfully. Because of its emphasis on relaxation, breathing, and deliberate movement, it can be especially beneficial for individuals dealing with a neurologic disease like multiple sclerosis. Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis, coauthored by Dr. Loren Martin Fishman and Eric Small, a yoga teacher who first embraced these techniques as a way to manage his own symptoms of multiple sclerosis, is a comprehensive guide to applying the principles of yoga to the management of MS. The first section is a straightforward but gentle introduction to yoga - a therapeutic approach to the practice itself. The second part is functionally oriented. Different yoga poses that work toward a common goal, such as combating fatigue, reducing spasticity, and increasing range of motion, are included and illustrated. This user-friendly guide:; Describes how yoga works; Includes photographs and descriptions of each pose; Explains effects, advantages, and contraindications; Contains C starter posesC that will help the uninitiated or physically challenged to gently achieve a posture Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis: A Journey to Health and Healing is an excellent guidebook and tool for people with MS, people who undertake yoga on their own, and for all members of the medical and yoga communities.

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis 16pt Large Print Edition

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis  16pt Large Print Edition
Author: Loren M. Fishman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2010-05-07
ISBN: 9780369323248
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis 16pt Large Print Edition Book Excerpt:

Yoga for people with multiple sclerosis? Absolutely! Today, people with a wide range of medical problems use yoga successfully. Because of its emphasis on relaxation, breathing, and deliberate movement, it can be especially beneficial for individuals dealing with a neurologic disease like multiple sclerosis. Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis, coauthored by Dr. Loren Martin Fishman and Eric Small, a yoga teacher who first embraced these techniques as a way to manage his own symptoms of multiple sclerosis, is a comprehensive guide to applying the principles of yoga to the management of MS. The first section is a straightforward but gentle introduction to yoga - a therapeutic approach to the practice itself. The second part is functionally oriented. Different yoga poses that work toward a common goal, such as combating fatigue, reducing spasticity, and increasing range of motion, are included and illustrated. This user-friendly guide: Describes how yoga works; Includes photographs and descriptions of each pose; Explains effects, advantages, and contraindications; Contains C starter posesC that will help the uninitiated or physically challenged to gently achieve a posture Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis: A Journey to Health and Healing is an excellent guidebook and tool for people with MS, people who undertake yoga on their own, and for all members of the medical and yoga communities.

Yoga and Scoliosis

Yoga and Scoliosis
Author: Marcia Monroe,Dr. Loren Fishman
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-10-24
ISBN: 1936303027
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga and Scoliosis Book Excerpt:

Provides yoga-based exercises for treating scoliosis without braces or surgery, evaluating the condition as a spiritual and metaphysical challenge while providing a discussion of historical treatments and the ways in which Inyengar yoga can address alignment complexities. Original.

The LIFE Program for MS

The LIFE Program for MS
Author: Susan J Epstein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2009-04-13
ISBN: 0190452501
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The LIFE Program for MS Book Excerpt:

Due to some of the limitations imposed by MS, such as chronic fatigue, depression, and muscle weakness, patients often become sedentary, gaining excess weight and developing poor eating and exercise habits. The LIFE Program for MS is a user-friendly teaching tool that helps sufferers to incorporate new behaviors into their daily routines, to live a healthier life and reduce the chances of secondary illnesses, such as cancer, stroke, and heart disease. Drawing on her own experience as a professional athlete, as well as her work at the Jacobs Neurological Institute in Buffalo, New York, Susan J. Epstein provides readers with tips and strategies for healthy eating, managing weight, incorporating exercise into daily life, and managing and conserving both mental and physical energy for daily living. She also emphasizes the importance of establishing a support system of coaches who can provide the MS patient with motivation and reinforcement. Finally, she addresses the unpredictable factors in life that affect behavior outcomes, whether family, environment, vocation, or self-awareness.

My journey with MS

My journey with MS
Author: Susanne Christensen
Publsiher: Saxo Publish
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 8771430687
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My journey with MS Book Excerpt:

The author sometimes provokes her fellow humans by saying that it was perfect she got sclerosis (MS) so she had to stop and think carefully and find a new depth of life. Otherwise, she had probably continued her former comfortable life in Denmark, but the disease made it necessary for her to make some alternative choices. She chose to seek insight in her loving India, where they have a different view of MS - ie Multiple Sclerosis - and of life. She became so excited about the old Indian health system Ayurveda, yoga, meditation and healthy food, that she returned to Ayurvedic and similar retreats in India and Sri Lanka, totally for preliminary 15 times. She writes in an enthusiastic, funny and positive way about all those retreats, a lot about yoga and how she has managed the disease. It’s a very colorful and happy book, a little gem in positive thinking.

Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies

Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies
Author: Rosalind Kalb,Barbara Giesser,Kathleen Costello
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN: 1118175875
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Your trusted, compassionate guide to living with MS Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) doesn't mean your life is over. Everyone's MS is different and no one can predict exactly what yours will be like. The fact is, lots of people live their lives with MS without making a full-time job of it. Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies gives you accessible, easy-to-understand information about what happens with MS—what kinds of symptoms it can cause, how it can affect your life at home and at work, what you can do to feel and function better, and how you can protect yourself and your family against the long-term unpredictability of the disease. You'll learn how to make treatment and lifestyle choices that work for you, what qualities to look for in a neurologist and the rest of your healthcare team, how to manage fatigue, the pros and cons of alternative medicine, why and how to talk to your kids about MS, stress management strategies, your rights under the Americans with Disabilities act, and so much more. Covers major medical breakthroughs that slow the progression of the disease and improve quality of life for those living with MS Helps those affected by MS and their family members understand the disease and the latest treatment options Helpful and trusted advice on coping with physical, mental, emotional, and financial aspects of MS Complete with listings of valuable resources such as other books, websites, and community agencies and organizations that you can tap for information or assistance, Multiple Sclerosis For Dummies gives you everything you need to make educated choices and comfortable decisions about living with MS.

The Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto

The Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto
Author: Julie Stachowiak, PhD
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2009-12-22
ISBN: 9781935281726
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto Book Excerpt:

An empowering guide for increasing your quality of life, navigating challenges, and embracing opportunities Julie Stachowiak, PhD is the About.com Guide to Multiple Sclerosis. As an epidemiologist who is also a person living with MS, Julie has an in-depthunderstanding about the scientific developments around MS and the personal side of living with a chronic illness. In the Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto, Julie shows you how to create your own personal MS manifesto and provides practical tools and reassurance to help you ìget betterî in your life, from optimizing medical care and managing symptoms, to strengthening relationships, dealing with emotions, and embracing activism. Committed to making the hard parts easier and the good parts last longer, Julie show you how to figure out what you need, identify opportunities, understand challenges, and get your needs met. With the Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto, youíll know how to: Create your personal mission statement Protect yourself by learning more about medications you are currently taking or considering to take Determine what you want in a doctor and how to evaluate the doctor you have Celebrate your successesóand why itís essential that you do Make disclosing your MS status to friends, family and others easier Find a support group

The Everything Health Guide to Multiple Sclerosis

The Everything Health Guide to Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Margot Russell,Allen C Bowling
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-12-17
ISBN: 1605507628
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Everything Health Guide to Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society estimates that 400,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with MS. Because MS is a chronic disease, people with this diagnosis will live with the disease for years. MS sufferer Margot Russell and Dr. Allen C. Bowling, a nationally known MS expert, team up to help you: Recognize signs and symptoms Understand the types of MS Decide on treatment and find the right doctor Explore alternative therapies Take charge by creating a management plan Develop strength and avoid relapse And more! Filled with tips for daily living (like staying cool) and the latest information on new treatments, this reassuring book offers more than medical advice. It gives readers with MS the strength, knowledge, and resources they need so they can live a full, active life!

The New Yoga for Healthy Aging

The New Yoga for Healthy Aging
Author: Suza Francina
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 0757399010
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Yoga for Healthy Aging Book Excerpt:

One in five Americans is now moving toward the age bracket of "sixty and beyond," and while many are calling sixty the "new forty," this milestone is the perfect time to take stock in good health. One form of exercise that is proven to prevent or alleviate a host of physical and mental ailments for the last 5,000 years is yoga. Now, under the guidance of a qualified and well-known Iyengar yoga teacher, who is also the author of The New Yoga for People Over 50, readers can reap the benefits of yoga with this gentle and clear guide written specifically with today's baby boomers in mind. Filled with clear instructions, including the use of yoga props and modified poses, plus crisp follow-along photographs, The New Yoga for Healthy Aging takes readers step by step through the asanas (poses) that can prevent or lessen ailments such as osteoporosis, hip fractures, chronic pain, arthritis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. With heartfelt interviews and tips from some of America's most active yoga teachers and their older students—each sharing wisdom, insights and successes—readers will discover a source of inspiration that will help their practice evolve into more than just those moments they spend on the mat.

The Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto

The Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto
Author: Julia Stachowiak
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2010-06-21
ISBN: 1458757390
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto Book Excerpt:

Julie Stachowiak, PhD is the About. com Guide to Multiple Sclerosis. As anepidemiologist who is also a person living with MS, Julie has an in-depth understanding about the scientific developments around MS and the personal side of living with a chronic illness. She has been the best MS writer on the web. In the Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto Julie has given us a call to self-help, self-reliance, and political action. The books covers such diverse topics as: How to create your personal mission statement; How to protect yourself by learning more about medications you are currently taking or considering to take; How to determine what you want in a doctor and how to evaluate the doctor you have; The importance of celebrating your successes; Tips to make disclosing your MS status to friends, family and others easier; Finding a support group Learning to stand up for yourself Joining the fight - Adding your voice to the movement.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Rosalind C. Kalb, MD
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-11-11
ISBN: 1617050768
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need, 5th Edition is the definitive guide for everyone concerned with the disease - those who have MS and those who share their lives with someone who has it. It covers a wide range of topics in an accessible question and answer format that allows people to easily find the information they need while providing a model of successful communication with healthcare providers. The contributors are leading authorities in all areas of multiple sclerosis management, who proffer expert answers to the most common questions about living with MS-medical, emotional, social, and economic - and represents a interdisciplinary approach to the disease. The book's goal is to help those living with MS live the lives they aspire to lead. The chapters cover everything from treatment to emotional, sexual, and employment issues. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. The book provides the most current information on multiple sclerosis including a review of the controversy surrounding CCVSI, discussion of the first two pills in development for the disease, new information on the drug Tysabri, emotional issues, and the family. The thoroughly revised and updated fifth edition of the classic Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need answers even more of your questions about how to live and thrive with MS. What are the current drug therapies for MS? What about alternative medicine? Should I exercise? How common is depression with MS?

Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis

Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Jeffrey N. Gingold
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 1276
Release: 2011-06-17
ISBN: 1617050873
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

When attorney Jeffrey N. Gingold misplaced his wife on the living room couch and lost awareness of his children, little did he know that he was experiencing a hidden symptom of multiple sclerosis: cognitive difficulties. How do you handle getting lost, while driving just blocks from your home? Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis is a courageous and compelling personal account of one man's anguishing struggle with this aspect of the disease. It is written for the silent majority of MS patients who are privately dealing with MS cognitive symptoms and potential disabilities. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society estimates that over 400,000 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and there are millions more worldwide. Conservatively speaking, half of them will encounter varying degrees of cognitive difficulties. Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis brings this hidden disability into the open. It is an essential resource that will educate individuals coping with multiple sclerosis, and inform their families, caregivers, doctors and therapists. This new edition has been revised with on-point cognitive strategies and updated MS resources. The book includes a new foreword written by Dr. Dawn Langdon of the UK MS Trust and four completely new chapters that follow Jeffrey's journey since 2006. He openly explores some MS physical symptoms, which may accompany the thinking impediments that strike at his cognitive awareness and functions. Jeffrey carves a path of finding physical and cognitive wellness, as well as weighing the need to accept beneficial MS medical therapies. Not only did he become more active in the movement to cure MS, the progression of his MS led to a more controversial MS treatment, in effort to make his disease manageable. Jeffrey also shares the benefits of introducing a Ïsafety personÓ into a life with MS and the strength gained from helping others, even while they may be assisting you. Whether or not a person is dealing with the cognitive issues associated with multiple sclerosis this book deserves to be on the bookshelf of every individual who is dealing with multiple sclerosis.

What Nurses Know Multiple Sclerosis

What Nurses Know   Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Carol Saunders, BA, BSN, MSCN
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2011-02-19
ISBN: 9781935281849
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Nurses Know Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

An initial response to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is typically an active search for information about the disease itself and its potential long-term effects. Over 450,000 people in the US have received a diagnosis of MS and are living with this chronic debili- tating condition. What Nurses Know...Multiple Sclerosis sheds new light on this illness and itÌs symptoms from a trusted source: nurses. Written by a nurse who has practiced with MS patients for 25 years and was named the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Volunteer of the Year in 2008, the author presents up-to-date information on every- thing a person with MS would want to know. Special Features Include Numerous call-out boxes with "What Nurses Know..." Resources Definitions of Common Terms And much more! About the Series Nurses hold a critical role in modern health care that goes beyond their day-to-day duties. They share more information with patients than any other provider group, and are alongside patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, offering understanding of complex health issues, holistic approaches to ailments, and advice for the patient that extends to the family. Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process. What Nurses Know gives down-to-earth information, addresses consumers as equal partners in their care, and explains clearly what readers need to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives.

Accessible Yoga

Accessible Yoga
Author: Jivana Heyman
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN: 1611807123
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accessible Yoga Book Excerpt:

This daring, visionary book revolutionizes yoga practice--and makes it truly accessible to everyone, in every body, at any age, and in any state of health. Yoga practice has so much to offer us physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. But many of us feel discouraged to practice because we see young, slim, flexible, well, and able-bodied people dominating yoga spaces. Yet, yoga is truly a practice for all--conferring enormous benefits to our overall well-being as our bodies change, age, and navigate various health challenges. Jivana Heyman, founder of Accessible Yoga, views yoga as a basic human right--saying we all deserve to practice it in whatever state we find our body or mind. Accessible Yoga offers a simple, clear, and wonderfully adaptable practice for all people regardless of ability, health, and body type. Heyman has spent over twenty years sharing yoga with people of all abilities and backgrounds, and in this book, he shares his knowledge by breaking down complex yoga poses, breathing practices, meditation techniques, and yoga teachings into clearly understandable and practical tools we can use every day, regardless of our limitations or challenges.

Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Author: Randall T. Schapiro, MD, FAAN
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-07-16
ISBN: 1617052183
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis Book Excerpt:

The fully updated and revised sixth edition of the definitive guide to clinically tested and proven methods for effectively managing all of the symptoms characteristic of MS and MS treatment. Based on the most up-to-date disease management strategies, medical and research breakthroughs, and latest drug therapies, Dr. Randall T. Schapiro provides the information you need to manage both the disease and symptoms, and make everyday life easier. New chapters offer essential advice for those newly diagnosed with the disease, and those who experience more symptoms with age. Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis features comprehensive treatment options for: Fatigue Spasticity Tremor Incontinence Speech and swallowing difficulties Pain Numbness Cognitive difficulties

Mental Sharpening Stones

Mental Sharpening Stones
Author: Jeffrey N. Gingold
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2008-07-30
ISBN: 9781935281160
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mental Sharpening Stones Book Excerpt:

With an estimated 400,000 multiple sclerosis patients in the United States alone, conservatively speaking, half of the MS population will encounter varying degrees of cognitive difficulties. Newer studies point to a percentage of 65%, affecting over 2.5 million world-wide MS patients. Mental Sharpening Stones: Manage the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis provides real-life techniques garnered from MS patients and their medical providers, sharing their practical methods for pushing back against the disruptive and potentially disabling cognitive symptoms that affect MS patients. The book offers strategies that will assist those living with MS to retain their intellectual faculties through sharpening their mental discipline. This book is a vital step beyond acknowledging cognitive symptoms and the revealing changes that can affect those living with MS. It will also inform those who know them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The contributing writers of this book serve as exemplars and guides of how to live with and function - despite MS cognitive challenges. This book includes: Tips and tricks for dealing with cognitive issues A conversation with Montel Williams A conversation with New York Times bestselling author Richard Cohen A conversation with Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, Mary Mullarkey A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Montel Williams MS Foundation

Dancing with Life

Dancing with Life
Author: Jamuna Rangachari
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN: 9381398755
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing with Life Book Excerpt:

Hope is the only real antidote to any ailment or challenge . . . A journey marked by courage, conviction and determination that brings to life the exceptional efforts of one individual to emerge victorious against a debilitating disease. At thirty-three, Jamuna Rangachari seemed to have it all: a job she loved, a wonderful family and perfect health. Then she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis – an often disabling autoimmune disorder for which there is no known cure. In painful detail Rangachari describes the gradual loss of vision, chronic fatigue and the progression of a balance disorder. In this engaging memoir, Rangachari chronicles and celebrates the story of her decade-long battle with an illness that can only be managed with treatment and counselling. With honesty and grace, Rangachari describes what it is like to live with a complicated, progressive disease. Her story goes a long way towards increasing awareness about alternative healing therapies and support for those living with MS.

The Science of Yoga

The Science of Yoga
Author: William J Broad
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2012-12-25
ISBN: 1451641435
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Yoga Book Excerpt:

Examines the health claims of modern yoga, drawing on scientific and cultural research to offer advice on how to recognize authentic yoga practice and gain actual benefits.