Archive for the ‘Pain’ Category

Can you retrain your pain system??

November 3rd, 2017 No comments

“7 Vital Facts You Should Know About Pain Relief Magnets, but Don’t”

February 4th, 2015 No comments

The free report  –

“7 Vital Facts You Should Know About Pain Relief Magnets, but Don’t”

is now available from the Q magnet website, click on the report below to go to the download page.

"7 Vital Facts You Should Know About Pain Relief Magnets, but Don't"

"7 Vital Facts You Should Know About Pain Relief Magnets, but Don't"

James and Dianne catch up with Australian Cricketer Shane Watson for Q magnet application

January 24th, 2012 No comments
Shane Watson, James & Dianne Hermans

Shane Watson, James & Dianne Hermans

Today, James and Dianne caught up with champion Australian all-rounder Shane Watson who has had his fair share of recent injuries. Shane’s sports physiotherapist recommended he start to use Q magnets to help manage his injuries. He has used Q magnets previously for back pain when on long plane flights with great effect.

While many elite athletes have embraced Q magnets to recover faster after injury, we find one of the best applications is for chronic pain. Q magnets are not for everyone, but patients that have not responded to conventional treatment often respond well to Q magnet therapy as an adjunctive treatment, see our chronic pain case studies for more information.

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What do maggots and magnets have in common?

December 11th, 2011 No comments

The Weekend Australian, 10th December 2011 had an excellent article “Medical maggot makes a comeback” – Treatments from the medieval medicine kit are gaining widespread acceptance.

Healing Maggots

The healing power of maggots!

An almost identical article could be written about the more credible forms of magnetic therapy. Maggot Debridement Therapy as it is called, is an extremely therapeutic, safe, painless, drug free treatment for wounds that are slow to heal. The specially bred maggots both clean the wound and speed up the healing. Who would have thought?

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Health professionals use complementary therapy themselves, but how often do they recommend it to their patients?

September 9th, 2011 No comments

According to a recent article published by Health Services Research, 76% of US health care workers use Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAM), whereas it’s only 63% of the general population as reported on

This is something we have also observed with the development of our Q magnets, which fit into the CAM category. Many health professionals find this unique type of magnetic therapy the most useful treatment available to them for treating chronic pain and other chronic injuries.

Take this plastic surgeon from Canada who was discussing his chronic tibia stress fracture with an orthopaedic surgeon while operating. The stress fracture was preventing him from training for an important up and coming marathon and the orthopaedic surgeon suggested he look up magnetic therapy. The plastic surgeon looked up the Q magnet website and had a set express couriered to his home and you can read about how well the stress fracture healed here.
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Does magnetic therapy work?

July 8th, 2011 No comments

It’s true that many forms of magnetic therapy are questionable. However, the research shows that for magnetic therapy to work requires a high degree of specificity and just slapping on a bipolar magnet or wearing magnetic jewellery is not at the cutting edge of this promising area of treatment for chronic pain.  So the question of does magnetic therapy work requires some big qualifications, such as what type of magnet (strength, size, bipolar, multipolar) and how is it used.

You have to look at the published research on magnetic therapy and speak to experienced health professionals who have extensive clinical experience using it on different types of conditions to answer this question. There are plenty of well meaning health professionals out there who are quick to judge but digging a little deeper, you quickly discover they have never experienced it, have little understanding of the science and rely on hear say.

Patient information is provided at the Lifestyle Pain Clinic

This is why Dianne Hermans, who has been a practicing physiotherapist for over 20 years, is an expert in this area. Dianne has treated thousand of cases using magnetic therapy over a ten year period and has presented at national and international conferences and trained hundreds of other health professionals. She has also recently completed a randomised controlled trial as part of a research masters at Griffith University looking at the effects of Quadrapolar magnets of osteoarthritis of the knee.

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BBC film on pain

July 7th, 2011 No comments

Quite an interesting film. A 60 min film over four parts on pain covering some interesting research into genetics and people who actually feel no pain and how understanding their genetics may play an important role in future treatments.

Part 4 shows a fascinating new treatment called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) which involves emitting short magnetic field pulses through the brain to rewire very sensitive pain pathways.

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A very informative lecture on chronic pain by pain specialist to physiotherapists.

June 2nd, 2011 No comments

This lecture goes for 55min and if you suffer from or treat chronic or persistent pain, then it’s a must. Presented by Pain Physician, Dr Saifee Rashiq in Canada the lecture covers the biopsychosocial aspects of chronic pain and in particular describes the frustrations of sufferers with having a debilitating disease often without the concern and support from sufferers of conditions with clearly identifiable causes such as cancer.

One aspect that we found frustrating were the goals that Dr Rashiq has for his patients, which without the type of ground breaking therapies we use here at the Lifestyle Pain Clinic are highly commendable; they are to…

  1. Keep the chronic pain sufferer off the operating table.
  2. Keep them out of ER.
  3. Never order new tests.
  4. Keep them out of the psychiatric hospital.

It must be understood that by the time a patient gets to a pain physician there is almost nothing the patient hasn’t tried so they manage them as best they can. At the Lifestyle Pain Clinic we often get chronic pain sufferers AFTER they have been to the pain physician.

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Very good article on home remedies for pain

May 18th, 2011 No comments

In this excellent article on home remedies for pain, Joe & Terry Graedon in the Huffington Post describe some of the nutritional solutions people seek for relief from chronic pain which include tumeric, boswellia, vitamin D and fish oil. Most of these you will find in our ebook on Natural Pain Relief.

They also cover some of the pitfalls of pharmaceuticals such as NSAIDs like ibuprofen and acetaminophen (paracetamol). While such drugs are extremely important for their convenience and short term use, the long term use of most medications when there are alternatives with health enhancing value such as nutrition and exercise should be the number one priority for all persistent pain sufferers.

Of course the one aspect of home remedies that this article neglected to mention is that of Q magnets. These neuromagnetic devices are well researched and are proving to be life changing for many chronic and persistent pain sufferers. They are inexpensive, never run out of charge, simple to use, non-invasive and they have no side effects and work in around 80% of cases. Somewhat of a no brainer! Q magnets are one of the therapies used by physiotherapists at Lifestyle Therapies and can be loaned out after the first treatment to assess how well they work in your case. Phone 1800 762 463 for an appointment, all you have to lose is your pain.

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The hidden dangers of prescription drugs and better alternatives

April 27th, 2011 No comments

The dangers regarding overdose of prescription medications in the US is now becoming critical. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 27,000 people died from prescription drug overdose in 2007, a 5 fold increase since 1990 with the main culprit being pain medications.

Even the cosy relationship between medical schools and pharmaceutical companies is coming under closer scrutiny. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health which has been criticized for its advocacy of controversial uses of narcotic painkillers said it will no longer take money from the drug industry. The university had taken $2.5 million over a decade from companies that make opioids with a clear conflict of interest for their “independent” advocacy for the use of narcotic painkillers for chronic pain.

Meanwhile, ground-breaking therapies with little or no risk for patients such as neuromagnetics are practically ignored by doctors. Despite good evidence for this unique type of magnetic therapy, it still struggles for recognition. Principle physiotherapist Dianne Hermans has treated thousands of patients using quadrapolar magnets since 1999 with an 80% success rate, you can read some of the chronic pain case studies here. This supports the neurologist, Dr Robert Holcomb who pioneered this work with over 2,000 chronic and complex pain patients treated at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the 1990’s also with an 80% success rate.
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