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Stress, anxiety and mental fatigue severely worsen symptoms of MS. Due to hormonal changes and other biochemical responses to stress, the nervous system is aggravated, creating pain and depressing the immune response.

Sleep disorders often result causing fatigue which increases one’s susceptibility to stress. This, in turn, exacerbates MS symptoms. Hence a vicious circle gets created.

An effective stress reduction technique, and a key component of Ayurveda, is meditation, specifically the

Transcendental Meditation

program, which is excellent for:

  • Reducing and often removing stress altogether
  • Removing the stress component of pain
  • Reducing insomnia
  • Promoting rest and relaxation
  • Creating inner peace and enhancing emotional well-being
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Reducing negativity and depression
  • Reducing fatigue and increasing energy

Meditation has also been shown to help:

  • Reduce symptoms of allergies and asthma
  • High blood pressure, heart disease and cancer
  • Binge eating, substance abuse and anxiety disorders

Transcendental Meditation is the single most effective tool Richard Beecroft uses to overcome his MS – physically, mentally, and spiritually.