My Magnitizing Theory

I received the second and latest edition of Dr. Allen C. Bowling’s book, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis that I had ordered a few weeks ago. I wondered why the thing was oversized and thick.  Then I opened the book and realized I had ordered the large-print edition! Talk about words jumping off the page! After a while, I grew accustomed to the type, and I actually found  it easier on my eyes.

The book contains an update on the various kinds of therapies that were contained in the first edition plus some new ones. I found this edition to have some web site locations, journal articles for reference, and additional readings for all the therapies.  I found these very helpful.

 One therapy, among several, caught my eye. It is the one about magnets and electromagnetic therapy. While I am not ready to go the distance in trying the pulsing electromagnetic devices, I am interested in the static magnets. I had heard about these magnets available as bracelets, belts, and large mats for placing on a bed, and I’d like to give the bracelet a try. It’s supposed to help with spasticity. (I dealt with a bout of it this past weekend.)

Much more of the information in that chapter was devoted to pulsing electromagnetic therapy. This involves using devices that produce controlled weak and sometimes stronger fields. They’ve done clinical studies but only variable and not conclusive findings were obtained. Further research is needed. The FDA has not approved magnets for any medical condition as yet. Still, there were other folks using the static magnets (like the bracelets, etc.) and they felt they had some improvement. Again, no controlled studies were done, so like most of the therapies listed in the book, it is unconventional at best, subject to individual results. Because the bracelet is not invasive, I think I’ll go that route. I’ll ask my neurologist at my next visit what he thinks of the concept.

 One more thing regarding magnets: It’s a fact that the earth has several different magnetic vortexes. One of them is located in Sedona, Arizona. We were there once about eight years ago. I remember feeling wonderful, but why wouldn’t I have felt that way? We were on vacation having a great time. I didn’t realize, knowing nothing of vortexes and their healing reputations, why there were so many New Age shops selling crystals, etc.  So now I’m thinking, if I felt good then, besides having been on vacation, could it have been because of the magnetic vortex? Are the New Agers on to something?  Following this line of thought, why wouldn’t a magnetic bracelet work to channel some of that healing energy? I’m either going to buy one and try it out, or I’m seriously considering a road trip!

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