It's with some sadness I announce I'll be winding down my Healing Options series, which started in 1998 soon after I left the Paralyzed Veterans of America's (PVA) national office in Washington, D.C., and moved out West.
After my departure, I wrote what I thought would be a one-time PN article on alternative medicine. As it turned out, the effort was anything but one time.
Because of reader interest, I was invited to write more articles on alternative topics. This endeavor evolved into a long-term series (100-plus articles), as well as a book, Alternative Medicine & SO, the website healingtherapies.info and a widely distributed email newsletter.
The series' objective was to provide information about diverse therapies that expanded the healing spectrum for individuals with spinal-cord injury/disease ranging from Traditional Chinese Medicine to stem-cell treatments.
I believe the healing world is vast, and there are many under-appreciated therapies that not only can augment wellness but, in some cases, actually restore some life-enhancing function.
Over the years, my efforts have been facilitated by periodic PVA grant and contract support. Because this support has now ended, I need to, unfortunately, wrap up the project.
The effort it takes to research and write an article on a different topic every other month is considerable. Nevertheless, I will try to submit the occasional article.
Overall, I've been very grateful for my 20-plus year PVA association. PVA is a great organization with a lot of heart and soul.
Laurance Johnston, PhD
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|Date:||Dec 1, 2013|
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