Steven Impey, Gloucestershire Echo: Having been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis for more than three decades, Steve Brisk has learned to appreciate the subtleties in life.
He was 29 at the time – the average age for adults who suffer from the condition.
Now the 61-year-old, from Woodmancote, is continuing his work to help others suffering from the same symptoms he did.
In the last 30 years, he has raised more than £250,000 for charities connected to the illness.
His therapy is driven through meditation, which allows sufferers to gain a foothold in their hectic lives which can lead to MS via stress or restless nights…
A new Swiss study reports that a form of meditation known as mindfulness may help patients with multiple sclerosis.
Patients with MS — a nervous system disease that typically surfaces in early adulthood and can cause muscle weakness, coordination/balance problems and thinking and memory problems, among other symptoms — often suffer from depression and anxiety.
The study compared multiple sclerosis patients who meditated to MS patients who didn’t. Dr. Moses Rodriguez, a professor of neurology and immunology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., who’s familiar with the study’s findings, said meditation is safe and cheaper than the drugs that MS patients …