Greetings fellow travelers,
This is my first thread, created after reading the first negative response in
regarding the power of magnets to heal.
I am a walking testament to the power of magnets to heal.
First, understand, I am not claiming that magnets can or will heal everything, nor am I making any claims of how they work. My understanding is that
their power, in a general sense, is in their ability to do two things when properly applied: reduce inflammation, and stimulate blood
circulation/flow. It is precisely this understanding that lead to my deciding to give them a try.
Here is my story - believe it or not, but I have the MRI scans, insurance claim, Chiropractor bills, and my wife's testimony (she was not a believer
and was mad at me initially for spending the $120 or so for the kit) to back it up.
I first learned about using magnets for health during a class held at a Health Expo in Atlanta Georgia probably 25 years ago. It was very interesting
to me, but I had no health issues at the time, and so never pursued their use other than as an intellectual exercise. One of the things that stuck
with me was the claim by the older gentleman that put on the seminar was the title of his presentation: 'Magnets can cure, and magnets can kill.'. I
then 'forgot' about them.
Fast forward to December of 2012, I was involved in a head-on collision (headed to work early in the morning, pulling out/turning left of our
subdivision, pitch black (no street lights there), and whammo, head-on collision with someone half asleep who had pulled out of an apartment complex
about 1/4 mile up the road and forgotten to turn his lights on (still don't know how he could see anything). So, I pulled out right into him because
I simply couldn't see him coming.
First few days I had no problems, and was almost ready to sign the insurance waiver (they'd been bugging me to do this since the day after the
accident), when, about 4 days after the event, huge, deep bruises appeared where the seat-belt impact had been, and I started getting sore... then
sorer, and sorer, and then pain spread to my neck and right shoulder and arm, when finally, about 7-10 days after the accident, I was in agony. The
pain was worst when I laid my head down on a pillow, preventing me from getting anything even approaching restful sleep, with a pronounced aching pain
in the neck and down my right arm during the day (but not nearly as bad as at night).
Chiropractor said it was whiplash, and an MRI confirmed 3 bulging disks. During my meeting with my chiropractor after my MRI, he told me that chiro
treatments would help, but that there was no viable alternatives for treatment. We discussed going to a spine specialist for possible surgery, but he
said that kind of surgery is extremely risky and will often make things worse.
His next words were devastating. He said that I would be living the rest of my life under 'pain management'.
I simply couldn't imagine living the rest of my life with this kind of pain, so I spent the next 4+ months taking all kinds of supplements (most that
were supposed to help with reducing inflammation), and going to the chiro 3-4 times per week, with the bills piling up, and with only very little and
very temporary pain relief (never lasting more than an hour or so). The only way I could get any sleep at all sleep was by taking a prescription
anti-inflammatory (I first tried massive doses of serrapeptase and other natural anti-inflammatories with no real help). I'm also a recovered
alcoholic/drug addict (now almost 30 years clean), but for the first time in my life, I actually tried some prescription pain meds. I don't remember
what it was, but I hated the way it made me feel, and it didn't help much with the pain, so I stopped taking it.
During some of my chiro sessions, he sometimes would casually comment that 'what we are trying to do is reduce the inflammation and increase
circulation', and every time he said that, little bells went off in my head but I didn't know why. Finally, one time he said it, I remembered that
class I took on magnets that claimed that those two things are what magnets are supposed to do. By this time, I was close to the end of my rope, as my
wife will attest. I had never experienced sleep deprivation before, but researching it, I learned a lot, and it isn't pretty.
Remember, at this point, I had been going to the chiro almost every other day for months with basically no pain relief, and even with the naproxin
(sp?) - a prescription anti-inflammatory - I'd wake up in pain numerous times during the night (5? 10? more?). I was miserable. Well, that is an
understatement, it was more like borderline psychotic and/or suicidal - and getting worse every day.
Anyway, I immediately ordered/overnighted a kit that had specific instructions for whiplash (there are tons of sources online), and the next evening
when I got home from work (6 or 7pm), we (wife and I) put the magnets on according to the little diagram (4 magnets, 3 with north pole to the body,
and one with south pole to the body). I went to bed about 3 hours later.
First night - probably had 50% pain reduction, and got the best nights sleep I'd had since the onset of the pain.
The next morning felt better than I had since the pain onset, but there was still a little pain.
By that night (the day after first putting on the magnets)... I had ZERO pain. I mean *none*. I couldn't believe it (and neither could my wife, or
my chiropractor - and to this day he still tries to take the credit for it). I slept through the night, and woke up still pain free.
This lasted the entire time I wore the magnets.
The treatment protocol was 10 days with 4 magnets on (3 with north pole to the body, one with south pole to the body), then I removed the one with the
south pole to the body, and another 10 days with just the 3 with the north pole to the body. They said it was not uncommon to have to go through this
protocol multiple times if you have a serious injury, and it also depended on how much time elapsed between the injury and beginning treatment.
After the first 20 day protocol, I was actually reluctant to remove the magnets, fearing the worst.
I remained pain free for a couple of weeks, then it started back up, very slowly, and got worse and worse, until I decided to do it again.
This time it wasn't quite as dramatic/immediate - it took probably 3 or 4 days for the pain to go completely away, but, it did go away.
This time, in experimentation mode, I waited until I'd been pain free for 3 days, and stopped wearing them. This time, I remained pain free for about
3 or 4 weeks, when it again started coming back. I repeated the process (wore the magnets until the pain had been gone for 3 or 4 days then removed
I remained completely pain free for over 2 YEARS, until I was in another accident (friend driving rear-ended someone, airbags deployed), and had to
use the magnets again, but again, it only took about 4 days for total relief, which brings us to the present.
For me, this was as close to a miracle as it gets. I just wish I'd remembered about them sooner, but at least I'll never forget about them again.