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Session on Naturopathy

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MSSI Hyderabad Chapter has viewed another interactive and informative session on NATUROPATHY – “Joy of Life depends on Health”

Dr. Bapuji Balijepalli (Naturopath) was invited for a talk on the importance of diet in managing MS. He is the first graduate of modern medicine in India and has given a Scientific approach to the system of Naturopathy. He believes “To live is not sufficient, we also need the joy of living and joy of living depends on Health”

Enthusiastic and deeply engrossed MS patients and caregivers have learned many new things like how animal protein triggers antibody production that results into autoimmune diseases.
Sinus was discussed in-depth as it is considered as a Silent Septic Focus.

Many things like (milk products, food containing colours, additives and preservatives) are forbidden to improve our health and prevent oneself from relapses.

The session has ended up with one to one discussion and vote of thanks.

WMSD Events – Hyderabad

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MSSI Hyderabad Chapter observed the World MS Day on 30th May 2019 at the City Center Mall, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The theme this year was #My Invisible MS. MS can be Managed, let’s fight it together which means “TOGETHER WE ARE, TOGETHER WE CAN AND TOGETHER WE WILL “.

We had a large number of MS persons (29) along with their family members, caregivers, doctors, supporters and donors adding to over 100 people. The evening started with a welcome address by our honourable Chairperson Mrs. Mamta Gupta, who gave a brief outline of the activities held during the year.

Some of the friends with MS shared their invisible symptoms on MS, and how they are coping up with them.

Sushma
Neelima Aruru
Hameeda Sultana
Dimple
Arti Vishal
Mr. Venkatraman

It was a delight to have Dr. Namita Singh, Neuropsychologist from Apollo Hospital Hyderabad as the Chief Guest. She gave a very interesting talk on ‘Invisible symptoms of MS’ and how they can be managed. All the PwMS were able to understand and co-relate with many symptoms which occur off and on in their life’s journey with MS, for which they had no understanding earlier.

This was followed by the much-awaited fun and frolic for the laughter evening – rendered as a wholesome fun bomb by Mr. Vivek Muralidharan, the stand-up comedian.

The surprise for the evening was the arrival of Mr. Mahender Vaishnav, Captain of Telangana Blind Cricket. He has the distinction of winning the world cup for India 2018 in Dubai. He is also a motivational speaker. He shared his challenges and how he overcame them, which left all the PWMS motivated to the hilt.

The wonderful evening finally came to an end with the vote of thanks given by our Founder member Mrs. Meena Gupta, thanking Dr. Namita Singh, Mr. Vivek Muralidharan, Mr. Mahender Vaishnav, our main sponsor Sanofi Genzyme, and other co-sponsors Subway, City Centre Mall, Hyderabad Talkies.

The chirpy Master of Ceremonies was Mrs. Arti Vishal Mital, Secretary MSSI Hyderabad Chapter. This event was covered by the local media – TV channels ETV, HMTV, 10TV, INB etc. The Times of India daily published an article on – Stress a Key Trigger behind MS

Sujok Therapy

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MSSI Hyderabad has conducted a session on Sujok therapy to discover the wonderful benefits of therapy by Mamta Agarwal, a Certified Sujok Lecturer, Therapist and Instructor International SuJok Association.

This month we joined together to learn how to smile deeply through every cell of our being, spreading the smile around us bringing health and harmony to our wellbeing with the help of pressure points on the hands (Su) and feet (Jok).

This Korean therapy activates your energies, de-stresses your body and heals. Nature is the best healer

India MS Day 2019 – Hyderabad

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MSSI Hyderabad chapter organised Bike rally on 3rd February to celebrate India MS Day on the Necklace road, a prime location in the heart of Hyderabad. It was a unique experience with the rally driven by People with MS, their friends, caregivers, and family members. It perfectly reflected on the spirit of PwMS – “We are unstoppable”.

We had a very inspiring speech and flag off by our chief guest, Mr. Mahender Vaishnav who is an International Cricketer, member of Indian Blind Cricket team, captain of Telangana state team. and also a recipient of Padma Mohana excellence award – 2019.

We were happy to have amongst us, Ms. Nagamani, a well-known athlete of international fame and also three famous celebrities of Hyderabad in the fields of theatre, ikebana and remedial education join us in the support.

The international football team also participated with us in the ride. The gathering and the rally looked very attractive with the T- shirts and flags on the beautiful Sunday morning.

Highlights of the event:

  • Had a great opportunity to create awareness on MS to the public and also to media persons through Awareness speech at Eat street, Necklace road and at the railway station.
  • Helped raise enthusiasm and motivation among PwMS and their family members.
  • Brief Counselling to new members registered during the event.
  • Socializing and refreshing moments for PwMS and families over Breakfast.

Hyderabad chapter thanks Sanofi Genzyme for sponsoring this energizing event.

Overall it was a great success with excellent participation and enthusiasm among everyone. The event proved to echo “Together we are stronger”.

Annual Health Check at Lucid Diagnostics

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MSSI Hyderabad organized the annual health check this year at Lucid diagnostic centre in collaboration with CALL HEALTH on 27th January.

Approximately 50 PwMS, caregivers, family members and members availed this facility.

Everyone was happy as it was very well conducted by the Call Health and Lucid staff and went home happy after the yummy breakfast.

MSSI Awareness at Hyderabad Literary Fest

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MSSI Hyderabad put up an awareness stall at the Hyderabad Literary Fest held at HYDERABAD PUBLIC SCHOOL on 26th and 27th January 2019. There was an inflow of more than 5000 people of all age groups each day.  Leaflets were distributed and the book FORMS OF THE FORMLESS by Amita Talwar (having write up on MS and MSSI) was sold in good numbers. The book was gifted to the Bollywood celebrity, Shabana Azmi, who was there for the screening of the film on her father, Kaifi Azmi made by none other than Amita Talwar and to many other well-known writers, poets, theatre artists present at the fest.

Manadala Art Event

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The gear wheel in the brain of our beloved chairperson Mrs. Mamta Gupta decided that come December we should have the exuberant Mandala Art which was not only intriguing but enthralled everyone from old to young

The Honorable Judge for the event was Mrs Sharada.

Mandala Art: The word Mandala in Sanskrit means circle.

Mandalas generally have one identifiable centre. From which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. A Mandala represents wholeness. The circular design symbolizes the notion that life is never-ending.

Mandalas can contain both geometric and organic forms. They can also contain recognizable images that carry meaning for the person who is creating. It also represents a connection between our inner worlds and outer reality. Designing your own Mandala is both inspirational and therapeutic. ‘Carl Jung’ introduce this art as a form of self-discovering. Viewing or Coloring the Mandala relaxes and heals the mind. Traditional mandalas are used as meditative tools and spiritual symbols. ‘Rangolis’ alpanas and designs in temples etc.

 Waiting for the Mandala to begin…

Participation with Enthusiasm…

Exploring the Colors…

Reliving moments of childhood. Mother and Daughter…

Mesmerizing show of Colors…

Young at heart. Bright with Colors…

Brilliance at Large…

 

 

 

Managing MS with dietary intake

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The November monthly meet held on 18th November 2018 concluded leaving all the PwMS with a new experience upon alternate ways of managing MS with the dietary intake.

MSSI Hyderabad chapter had invited Mrs Kavita Kabra, a nutritionist and dietitian with about 28 years of experience in counselling and helping people.

Below are the tips as advised by her.

  • Managing your lifestyle by eating simple healthy food every 2 hrs.
  • Drinking more water early morning is not required.
  • High fibre low fat.
  • Omega fat.
  • Rice bran, evening primrosa.
  • Change of food oil every 2 months.
  • 1 tsp of Ghee per day & nuts in your diet is preferable.
  • Compressed oil should not be heated in high flame – cooking compressed oil on a low flame is advisable.
  • Supplements should not be taken along with your meals.
  • Bakery items and aerated drinks are not advisable.
  • Omega 3, vitamin D and Biotin named Radiance is good for MS.

Any supplement should be taken only after consultation with your Neurologist.

Talk by Dr. Srikanth Jawalkar

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In our October monthly meeting which was held on 21/10/2018, we MSSI Hyderabad chapter invited Dr. Srikanth Jawalkar a senior consultant neurologist with 40 years of experience.

He had a one to one interaction with PwMS and caregivers.

Dr Srikanth a Senior consultant with Apollo and Yashoda hospitals, shared facts on MS and its management to new depths.

One of the vital insight into MS management is that anxiety may exist alongside the various drugs which are being used to manage MS today and the same should not be treated as exigency.

Different people respond in a different manner to the medication hence efficacy and result of any medication cannot be generalized.

Awareness is a key important issue as an early diagnosis of MS does help in managing the ailment effectively in the long run and helps maintain a better quality of life for the affected individuals

Insight on a number of drugs was spoken and he emphasized on physiotherapy for effective management.

 

Fundraiser – MSSI Hyderabad

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MSSI Hyderabad organised a fundraiser on 9th September 2018. It was a Sufi dance concert by the world-renowned danseuse,  Manjari Chaturvedi, titled The Courtesan – An Enigma.  Actress, Nisha Singh narrated episodes and stories from the lives of well-known courtesans.

There was a gathering of about 400 people including high ranked Government officials, writers, poets, publishers, media person, our members, guests, doctors and our PwMS. An opportunity was given to PwMS Deepthi to put up a stall of her artwork near the reception which did fairly well.

The programme was highly appreciated and received excellent reviews in magazines and daily newspapers. Awareness was also made by putting up hoardings and posters at prime locations in the city. Event listing was done 15 days ahead of the programme in the newspapers –  The Times of India, Deccan Chronicle and via curtain raiser by Ratna Rao, in the Wow magazine.

Hyderabad  Chapter is thankful to all those who willingly supported the cause and our esteemed sponsors.