Transcript: Magnetic field therapy is extraordinarily important for peripheral neuropathy. There is more information in my book Power Tools for Health about peripheral neuropathy. There’s also information on the website. Often you have to find out why the problem exists in the first place. You need to be treating the brain as well as peripherally. Magnetic field therapy is most effective for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Other forms of peripheral neuropathy are harder to deal with because we don’t always know the cause. It can be due to toxicities or viruses or combinations of these things, insecticides, pesticides, other types of toxicities. It’s not easy to get rid of the toxicities, so very often you’re just treating the inflammation.
Most neuropathies do not get treated locally. In the case of diabetic neuropathy, the solution is to get rid of diabetes, reduce the hemoglobin A1C levels. But if there’s no circulation to the tissues, you have to improve that. If the neuropathy is coming from a problem with a disc in your spine, then you have to treat that. For disc problems, you’re normally going to need to use higher intensity magnetic fields. You can sometimes get away with a lower intensity system like a Micropulse or a Flexpulse, but I usually recommend a much higher intensity magnetic system. The one I typically recommend is the Tesla Fit Plus 2 because it acts deep enough into the tissues to produce a strong enough magnetic field action to decrease inflammation and pressure on the nerve to restore discs to decrease the arthritic process of the spine, and so it can be very helpful, and often very quickly.
You’re going to have to continue to do this treatment for the rest of your life. Going to somebody for a chronic disc problem and doing injections provides at the most temporary relief and you can only do so many steroid injections anyway. They weaken the ligaments and the tissues around the injection site. If you inject the skin with a steroid for people with bad acne, you’ll get a pockmark, a little crater. What does that do? It’s almost like it melted the tissue. You inject that into joints. You inject that into the spine. What do you do? You weaken the ligaments and the tissues around it. Yes, you’ll often feel better fairly quickly but how many times do you want to inject that tissue with a steroid? Do you want to weaken those ligaments of that area? I don’t think it’s a good idea at all, but that’s what doctors do because that’s the tool they have.