Welcome to MS in Harmony, a friendly, supportive, informative space where you can discover the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) on the body and mind—and the potential effect of music therapy as it relates to the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of MS.
“MS in Harmony is a cool and really fun way for people with multiple sclerosis and their loved ones to explore the potential of music therapy in achieving harmony of the mind and body. I’m involved because my sister-in-law Courtney has relapsing MS. This was a chance for me to give to her – and to everyone living life with this condition.” ~ Ben Platt, award-winning actor, singer, and songwriter
Whether you’re living with MS or the loved one or care partner of a person with MS, you’re taking a great first step in exploring the MS In Harmony website.
What’s next? Dive into some videos or read on to learn a little more about music therapy.
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves.
Signs and symptoms of MS vary widely and depend on the amount of nerve damage and which nerves are affected. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk independently or at all, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms.
There’s no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms.