Dee Parsonís RN Dip (MC) MT 1- Hour Telephone Interview With Louise Winters RN
Dip HC MC Chairperson Of The Magnetic Therapy Council - April 2007
Dee: A common mistake is not leaving the magnets in place for long enough.
Magnets need to be worn 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The magnets begin to
work the moment you first place them on and as you keep them in place day and
night it will only be a matter of 3-6 weeks on average before pain relief is
What will happen is, as the magnetic field starts to reduce inflammation
(swelling) and increase endorphin (the bodyís own painkillers) levels, to regain
mobility and movement. Over a period of days or a few weeks the benefits
gradually increase over the next few weeks. As long as the magnets are left in
place day and night this process happens in 93% of people, whoa are using the
correct device and strength for their pain.
Itís natural to be impatient and we all seem to live in a world of instant
gratification, where we want results instantly. With magnetic therapy you must be
prepared to have a little patience and wait a short while for the results to
become evident. If you take the magnets off after just a day or two then no
benefit or relief whatsoever will be felt.
In my opinion if you have had severe pain for many years waiting a few weeks for
that pain to be resolved is not too much to ask.
Louise: Why should people use magnets during the night, what extra benefits do
the magnets give at night-time?
Dee: When you think about it logically, sleeping on magnets makes a lot of
sense. When we are asleep our body automatically slows down our heart rate and
respiration rate, we enter into a rest phase our body doesnít need so much
energy to function. The excess resources of oxygen and nutrients that are
available during sleep are directed to the areas that need them the most, namely
injured areas, it is at night-time when most of your bodyís healing takes place.
Sleeping on magnets actually stimulates and enhances this natural
process. The magnets dramatically boosts the bodyís natural healing
process; reducing the time it takes for your pain to be relieved and for your mobility to be
I am a firm advocate of sleeping on magnets, they encourage copious supplies of
oxygen, healing nutrients and pain killing hormones all over the body. They
regulate the sleep hormone melatonin promoting deep and restful sleep and they
leave the user rested and energised on waking in the morning.
Louise: Can people use too many magnets?
Dee: I get asked this question a lot, itís is a very common misconception. The
magnetic therapy field created from a medical magnet canít harm the body. There is an
electromagnetic current in all living things, including humans, it is essential
for cellular function. The magnetic field that flows from magnetic therapy
devices is the same as the current that occurs naturally in our body.
As an example, an MRI (magnetic resonance imager) scanner used in hospitals for
diagnosis purposes emits a magnetic field of around 450,000 gauss, (a medical
magnet is usually a maximum of 3,000 gauss). People enter the scanner and have
450,000 gauss of magnetism forced through their body with absolutely no harmful
Louise: Is there anything else that users can do to ensure that they get the
best possible benefits from their magnets?
Dee: One of the quickest and simplest ways to get the best benefits from
magnetic therapy is to treat the body from the outside in and inside out at the
same time. I know that this nay sound complicated but itís actually very simple
You treat the body from outside in by wearing magnetic products
directly over the area of pain as we discussed earlier. You then,
in-conjunction with wearing magnets on the body, drink magnetic water which treats the body from the inside out.
Louise: Iím sorry to interrupt Dee, but can you please
explain just what magnetic water is and what it does?
Yes, I was coming to that, most people find it a bit strange when I
start talking about magnetic water so I will try to explain what it is without being
All water in its natural state (from rivers, streams, springs that has not been
treated by chemicals) is naturally magnetised. This is because the Earth itself
is a gigantic magnet (gravity is a magnetic field) with a north and a south
pole. All water before it is treated holds a magnetically charged by the Earthís
Magnetic water has several very beneficial properties: it aids absorption of
nutrients from our food, it aids digestion, it detoxifies the blood, it
regulates hormone levels particularly insulin, serotonin, melatonin and
endorphin, it lowers high blood pressure and it increases the strength of the
magnetic field at the point of pain, plus it also speeds up the healing process
by increasing the absorption rate of the magnetic field by up to an amazing 6-10
The water that comes out of the tap has been chemically treated and transported
in lead pipes; this destroys the naturally occurring magnetisation (also called
ionisation) in the water. By introducing a water magnet (shaped like a stick
with a ball on the end) to your tap, filtered or bottled water for 15 minutes
you re-magnetise the water and with it gain its substantial benefits.
Just 4 glasses a day is enough to see quite dramatic differences in a persons
pain levels, but it canít be used alone it must be used in-conjunction with
magnets directly over the area of pain.
I personally feel that everyone,
whether they have pain or not, should drink magnetic water. Itís how nature intended us to drink it and there are a wealth
of health benefits to be had from drinking it. It canít harm you and does not
interfere with any medications or treatments and it does not alter your body in
Louise: Before we finish do you have any last tips for people who havenít yet
found natural pain relief with magnets?
Dee: Well quite frankly there are so many other things that we havenít had time
to talk about, but I know our time is running out so I will try very quickly to
cover the most important things.
Firstly, users must always make sure that they are using medical grade magnets.
Medical grade magnets are not kike your common garden fridge magnets, they are
much stronger. For instance a fridge magnet is about 50-150 gauss and a medical
magnet must be at least 800 gauss to be of any use. So you can see the
And if you have moderate or severe pain or you have had pain for a long time
then 2,000 Ė 3,000 gauss magnets would be needed. I always advise people that
regardless of where they buy their magnetic products from, they should always ascertain the
strength of the magnets and the number of magnets. They should be at least 800
gauss per magnet.
If the retailer will not tell you the strength of their magnets or does not know
the strength of their magnets then simply walk away. You should NEVER buy any
therapeutic magnetic device if you do not know the strength of it!
Secondly, I would suggest to anyone who is using magnets in the right place and
has the correct strength and is using them 24/7 but still not benefiting, that
they check that they are using the correct pole.
A magnet has a north pole and a south pole and both poles have completely
different actions. The north pole has calming, soothing properties, regeneration
properties whilst the south has stimulating, healing and growth properties.
In magnetic therapy we primarily use the north pole to the skin to calm, soothe,
reduce inflammation and encourage healing of soft tissue damage. If you are
unsure about which pole you are using I would recommend that users check with
the supplier as a south pole to the skin can be the reason for not receiving
My final piece of advice is if you are considering using magnets or are using
them without your desired result you should consult a trained and qualified
magnetic practitioner. You wouldnít take advice about a heart condition from the
girl on the supermarket checkout and the same principal applies to magnetic
therapy, magnets are after all a medical devices and should be treated with the
same reverence as conventional medical treatments.
Magnetic therapy provides a host of health benefits providing you use it
correctly, ensure you are treating the right condition with the right magnetic device and
get the correct strength and application for your needs.
Louise: Thank you so much for taking the time out to talk to talk to me today,
youíve cleared up many of the most common mistakes when using magnets and I hope
that current and potential users of magnetic therapy take your advice onboard.
My advice to you is this, call Dee herself (0115 8226296) if you have bought just one magnetic
and its not working. As you have just read, thereís a reason, call her up and
she will tell you that reason.
But she needs to know your specific ailment, your specific condition, type and
severity of pain. She canít tell you anything worth while generically, call her
and tell her about your problems, so she understands your specific pain.
Sheís not going to try to sell you anything sheís just going to listen to your
story and tell you the truth about your pain and then itís up to you what you
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