In a few months, I will have completed 13 years of monthly neural therapy newsletters – over 150 of them. From small beginnings this has reached farther than I could have ever imagined at the outset. We now have over 1600 subscribers from all continents except Antarctica (as far as I know). I say “as far as I know” because I really have only the vaguest idea of who my readership is. Email addresses give clues as to where the newsletters are sent, but only clues.
Fortunately, there has been feedback and encouragement, so I have gotten to know who many of you are. I have been in correspondence with readers from many corners of the world and it has been for me an enriching experience. I have learned a lot and made some truly warm friendships. Sometimes these friendships have resulted in visits to and from other continents. Neural therapy is not limited by national borders, and we have so much to learn from each other.
All of this is to say, that I now have a request to make of you. I need to know more about who you are and your interests for a couple of reasons. One is to communicate more effectively; the other is to gauge interest in taking this newsletter in another direction.
As many of you know, neural therapy in North America now has its own educational organization and its own website: the North American Academy of Neural Therapy. (Readers who are interested in joining this organization can apply through the website.) The website is in its formative stages and we would like to make it into a “gathering place” for English-speaking neural therapists, not only in North America but from around the world.
This will entail creating content of practical value. We are considering a “forum” or “chat room” where readers can pose questions, report interesting experiences and discuss matters pertaining to the practice of neural therapy. For example, just recently I have been hearing that a shortage of procaine has developed in Germany and is causing some consternation among neural therapists. Matters like these as well as clinical problems deserve to be publicized and perhaps solutions found through a neural therapy “forum”.
In addition to a forum, we are proposing a place for case reports, perhaps similar to those I include in my current newsletter. I will continue to contribute, but hopefully others (from anywhere in the world) will join in. Posts will be edited to maximize clarity so that those for whom English is not their first language will feel comfortable submitting material without worrying about the quality of their writing.
We now have some good neural therapy textbooks in English, (for example http://www.neuraltherapybook.com/newsletters/ Vol.13 No.3) but I still find that where I learn the most about neural therapy is from my patients. I have been practicing medicine for close to 50 years and every day I find something new and exciting. I expect that many of you are experiencing the same thing. How much more we will learn if we share those experiences!
So you will be doing me a great favour by completing the questionnaire found at this link: Hopefully it will take you only a few short minutes.