Case Study: Pain management using alternative therapy with emphasis on magnetic therapy

Summary

Chronic pain and advancing old age have a strong ongoing relationship. People become debilitated with constant pain. Doctors can temporarily suppress such pain, but it reappears frequently. Patients try all kinds of methods of treatment. Some use Allopathic treatments, while others prefer Homeopathic, Ayurvedic, and Naturopathic remedies.

In my practice, I was frequently using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which would help initially in lowering the intensity of pain, but as the disease progressed, the effect of the drugs would gradually decrease. I was also using intra-articular steroids, but they had only a temporary effect.

Criteria for selection of patients in this study:

  • Adults more than 18 years of age
  • Both male and female
  • Complaints of joint pain
  • Co-morbidities other than cancer

Modalities of treatment used:

  • Tiens Magnet therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Diet control
  • Physical exercise

Background

I was greatly touched by the sufferings of my patients from chronic pain. I believe patients get involved in a cycle: inactivity or sedentary life style leads to obesity, stiffness of joints, and some may develop osteoarthritis with...

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