By Dr.Charles Lee and Colonel Casey Wardynski, USA Retired
This month, on the eleventh of November, we recognize the contributions those who serve and have served in the military make to the security of our nation and our way of life. This tradition began at the end of World War I as Armistice Day, the day on which fighting stopped and the war to end all wars ended. The military armistice that marked the end of fighting in Europe began at the stroke of the eleventh hour (noon German time) of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918.
Following the second great world war, President Eisenhower signed legislation to rename Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954. Near the end Vietnams War in 1971, the Uniform Holidays Bill moved Veterans Day from 11 November to the fourth Monday in October. In signing that bill, President Johnson noted “The provisions of this bill ensure a minimum of five regularly recurring 3-day weekends each year for Federal employees. The costs will be offset to an important degree by avoiding disruptions of Government business through Monday observance of holidays. The private employer will enjoy similar gains in efficiency. The Monday holiday will stimulate greater industrial and commercial production, sparing business and labor the penalty of midweek shutdowns.”
On September 20, 1975, President Ford signed Public Law 94-79 that reverted observance of Veterans Day to November 11. Mindful that 46 of the nation’s fifty states and all of its major veterans groups had ignored Federal observance on the fourth Monday in October, President Ford noted that “it has become apparent that the commemoration of this day on Nov. 11 is a matter of historic and patriotic significance to a great number of our citizens.”
While some may have found the mid-week observance of Veterans Day disruptive, the states, their people, and their veterans found meaning and value in honoring veterans and their service on the day their efforts attained victory and peace.
In our work at Regenesis, we honor the service of veterans each day by providing therapies that return the peace that many veterans have lost due to service-connected trauma and stress disorders and by significantly improving the comfort and function of joints damaged during physically demanding military service.
We have seen great improvement in the quality of life and peace of mind gained by veterans following our PTSD therapy. As opposed to traditional approaches, our proprietary Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) for PTSD has brought veterans peace in place of anxiety, fitful sleep, headaches, depression, and long-term reliance on pharmacology.
Primarily, our approach seeks to reset the autonomic nervous system through a small number of injections to the Stellate Ganglion nerve bundle between the C4 and C6 vertebra in the neck. We have successfully administered hundreds of such blocks in the course of traditional medicine. In the case of PTSD, following administration of our proprietary SGB, veterans we have treated have evidenced significant and enduring relief from, triggers, nightmares, phantom nerve pain, headaches, sleeplessness, fitful sleep, headaches, and despair.
In the coming year, we plan to expand our therapy for PTSD to meet the needs of veterans and bring them and their loved ones the peace they need and deserve.
If you have any further questions regarding our SGB or other services, visit www.regenesisstemcell.com or schedule a consultation at Regenesis Stem Cell Center by calling (256)715-8193.
Charles I. Lee, M.D. and