People with MS are often looking for alternative therapies, natural approaches to combat MS and its effects. There are plenty to choose from out there, from straightforward approaches like diet and exercise to truly bizarre things like bee venom.
I’m not a doctor, but I’ve played one on stage.* That gives me all the hubris I need to make a treatment suggestion for your MS or, for that matter, any other illness.
I prescribe M4Y.
What is M4Y, you ask? It stands for “Me for You”, which just happens to be the name of a movie script I wrote, which will be performed as a reading on Saturday, June 13, at 7 PM. Full details can be found on this page. If you are a regular and attentive reader of this blog, you might recall that I tried to pull this off a month ago. Unfortunately, schedules collapsed and reality crept in. As a result, I was forced to postpone it.
According to what twisted logic do I call this a therapy? Mine and mine alone. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of M4Y therapy:
- You’ll be out and about instead of sitting home thinking about your condition. Dwelling on your problems is a surefire way of letting them bury you.
- You’ll be hanging out with a bunch of cool people. The amazing Dr. David Rintell counts “Building connections” among his top ways to build resilience when dealing with MS and other stressful chronic conditions. You’ll be able to make lots of connections, both new and old, at the script reading.
- You’ll get some laughs out of this romantic comedy. As we all know from Reader’s Digest, “Laughter is the Best Medicine.” Or, as King Solomon put it long ago, “A cheerful heart is good medicine.”
- You’ll thank me that you went, thus increasing your gratitude. Once more I look to Dr. Rintell. He ranks “Express Gratitude” as the number one way to maintain resilience in the face of chronic illness.
- Proceeds support the National MS Society. By coming to this event, you’re helping others. Dr. Rintell ranks “Helping Others” as number 1 1/2 on his list. Whether that’s higher or lower than #1, I’ll leave to others to debate.
There you have it, conclusive evidence that attending the Me for You script reading is effective therapy for MS and other chronic conditions. In the absence of scientifically based evidence via experimentation or clinical trials (it’s more than a little ironic that the working title for the script was, “Double Blind”), you’ll just have to take my word for it.
Has Dr. Rick ever lied to you before?
*Does that improve my credibility? An ad campaign actually used a line like that to push cough syrup. If you fall for that crock, you might want to check what MS is doing to your judgment.