The MAP Factor
by Pat Long
May 10, 2004
An excellent article and so true. More people need to be proactive
with their health care. Anyone with a computer can research a
disease, a treatment, a medicine, or health care association
or support group.
I have one area of dissent,
however. In the last paragraph of Joanne Flora's "The MAP
Factorin Health and Healing", Ms. Flora states "there
is no reason for anyone to become victimized by an illness, injury
There is a cost factor. I have had rheumatoid arthritis for 35
yrs. I think I have a high MAP factor. There are a few alternative
therapies I would like to try. But they won't fit into my budget.
Although some alternative therapies are now being recognized
by insurance companies, you have to HAVE insurance. Try to get
any health insurance if you have a chronic condition. The cost
is prohibitive to most people.
So, even a proactive, MAP person with a desire, can still not
be able to get all the relief that may be available. But I'll
still keep doing the best I can. I won't ever let it get me down.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
THE MAP FACTOR IN HEALTH &
HEALING by Joann Flora
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