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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...6&dopt=Abstract Magnetic seizure therapy improves mood in refractory major depression.Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland.This report describes the successful treatment of a patient suffering from an episode of drug-resistant major depression using magnetic seizure therapy (MST). The patient suffered from recurrent major depression since adolescence.
 

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http://nccam.nih.gov/health/magnet/magnet.htm It is important to note that while the results for some of the findings from the scientific studies have been intriguing, none of the theories or claims below has been conclusively proven. For the following, summaries of research from peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals appear in Appendix I:Static magnets might change how cells function.Magnets might alter or restore the equilibrium (balance) between cell death and growth.Because it contains iron, blood might act as a conductor of magnetic energy. Static magnets might increase the flow of blood and, therefore, increase the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues.Weak pulsed electromagnets might affect how nerve cells respond to pain.Pulsed electromagnets might change the brain's perception of pain.Electromagnets might affect the production of white blood cells involved in fighting infection and inflammation.Here are two other theories and beliefs:
 

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http://nccam.nih.gov/health/magnet/magnet.htm It is important to note that while the results for some of the findings from the scientific studies have been intriguing, none of the theories or claims below has been conclusively proven. For the following, summaries of research from peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals appear in Appendix I:Static magnets might change how cells function.Magnets might alter or restore the equilibrium (balance) between cell death and growth.Because it contains iron, blood might act as a conductor of magnetic energy. Static magnets might increase the flow of blood and, therefore, increase the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues.Weak pulsed electromagnets might affect how nerve cells respond to pain.Pulsed electromagnets might change the brain's perception of pain.Electromagnets might affect the production of white blood cells involved in fighting infection and inflammation.Here are two other theories and beliefs:
 

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"MST is a novel brain stimulation method using transcranial magnetic stimulation at convulsive parameters in order to induce therapeutic seizures under general anesthesia in the same setting used for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The first use of therapeutic magnetic seizure induction in a psychiatric patient took place at the University Hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in May 2000. Results of a recent randomized, within-subject, double-masked trial comparing ECT and MST in 10 patients indicate that MST appears to have less subjective and objective side effects, is associated with faster recovery of orientation, and is superior to ECT on measures of attention, retrograde amnesia, and category fluency."Neuropsychopharmacology. 2003 Nov;28(11):2045-8. "Magnetic seizure therapy improves mood in refractory major depression." Kosel M, Frick C, Lisanby SH, Fisch HU, Schlaepfer TE.Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland.
 

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"MST is a novel brain stimulation method using transcranial magnetic stimulation at convulsive parameters in order to induce therapeutic seizures under general anesthesia in the same setting used for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The first use of therapeutic magnetic seizure induction in a psychiatric patient took place at the University Hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in May 2000. Results of a recent randomized, within-subject, double-masked trial comparing ECT and MST in 10 patients indicate that MST appears to have less subjective and objective side effects, is associated with faster recovery of orientation, and is superior to ECT on measures of attention, retrograde amnesia, and category fluency."Neuropsychopharmacology. 2003 Nov;28(11):2045-8. "Magnetic seizure therapy improves mood in refractory major depression." Kosel M, Frick C, Lisanby SH, Fisch HU, Schlaepfer TE.Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland.
 

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...5&dopt=Abstract CONCLUSIONS: Both HFL-TMS and LFR-TMS have treatment efficacy in patients with medication-resistant major depression. Treatment for at least 4 weeks is necessary for clinically meaningful benefits to be achieved. Treatment with LFR-TMS may prove to be an appropriate initial repetitive TMS strategy in depression taking into account safety, tolerability, and efficacy considerations.
 

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...5&dopt=Abstract CONCLUSIONS: Both HFL-TMS and LFR-TMS have treatment efficacy in patients with medication-resistant major depression. Treatment for at least 4 weeks is necessary for clinically meaningful benefits to be achieved. Treatment with LFR-TMS may prove to be an appropriate initial repetitive TMS strategy in depression taking into account safety, tolerability, and efficacy considerations.
 

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2003-06-02 04:26:53 ...PONOKA, ALTA. -- It may sound like the reborn dream of a long-ago medical quack, but modern science is returning to the use of magnets to treat mental illnesses ranging from depression to schizophrenia. Since 1995, a treatment called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has gone from research to routine at hospitals across the United States, Europe and Australia. A few weeks ago, a small room in a corner of Alberta Hospital Ponoka became the fourth place in Canada where powerful, fluctuating magnetic fields are changing the way sick brains work. http://www.canoe.com/NewsStand/LondonFreeP.../02/101326.html
 

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2003-06-02 04:26:53 ...PONOKA, ALTA. -- It may sound like the reborn dream of a long-ago medical quack, but modern science is returning to the use of magnets to treat mental illnesses ranging from depression to schizophrenia. Since 1995, a treatment called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has gone from research to routine at hospitals across the United States, Europe and Australia. A few weeks ago, a small room in a corner of Alberta Hospital Ponoka became the fourth place in Canada where powerful, fluctuating magnetic fields are changing the way sick brains work. http://www.canoe.com/NewsStand/LondonFreeP.../02/101326.html
 

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by Ron Lawrence, MD.Latest research suggests that magnets really do work. Do Magnets have healing power? Alternative practitioners have long said yes, and recent studies suggest that they may be right. In a recent study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston found magnets to be more effective than sham magnets at blocking pain caused by post-polio syndrome. (This syndrome, marked by leg pain, affects up to 20% of polio sufferers later in life.) In the controlled study, 76% of patients treated with a magnet got pain relief. Only 18% treated with a sham magnet got relief. http://healing.about.com/library/uc_magnet_therapy_0111.htm
 

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by Ron Lawrence, MD.Latest research suggests that magnets really do work. Do Magnets have healing power? Alternative practitioners have long said yes, and recent studies suggest that they may be right. In a recent study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston found magnets to be more effective than sham magnets at blocking pain caused by post-polio syndrome. (This syndrome, marked by leg pain, affects up to 20% of polio sufferers later in life.) In the controlled study, 76% of patients treated with a magnet got pain relief. Only 18% treated with a sham magnet got relief. http://healing.about.com/library/uc_magnet_therapy_0111.htm
 

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I am not sure how effective it is. But if you believe it is more than placebo, here are some warnings about it"Doctors who work with magnet therapy have also noticed a difference in the polarities' effects. In his practice as a neurologist, Dr. Philpott, one of Magnet Therapy's authors, has noticed that positive magnetic energy stimulates neurons. He states, "The higher the gauss strength of the positive pole, the higher the level of stimulation. In fact, a sufficiently high positive magnetic field can even evoke seizures and precipitate psychosis in those so predisposed." Robert O. Becker, MD, also observed differences in the polarities' effects. He found that, at first, bodily injuries or tumors have positive electromagnetic energy; then the body draws negative healing energy to the site. In some cases, the body cannot generate and maintain enough negative magnetic energy to heal the injury; hence the reason for using an external magnet to supply a negative static magnetic field, i.e., magnet therapy. The authors of Magnet Therapy warn against using magnets containing both polarities when cancer or any type of infection is present because the positive polarity can encourage tumor growth and increase microbe replication. In addition, people with pacemakers should not put magnets on their chest, and pregnant women should avoid putting magnets on their abdomen since the effect on the fetus is unknown."Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Feb-March 2003 p26(2) Magnet Therapy. (Shorts). (Book Review) Jule Klotter. Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2003 The Townsend Letter Group
 

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I am not sure how effective it is. But if you believe it is more than placebo, here are some warnings about it"Doctors who work with magnet therapy have also noticed a difference in the polarities' effects. In his practice as a neurologist, Dr. Philpott, one of Magnet Therapy's authors, has noticed that positive magnetic energy stimulates neurons. He states, "The higher the gauss strength of the positive pole, the higher the level of stimulation. In fact, a sufficiently high positive magnetic field can even evoke seizures and precipitate psychosis in those so predisposed." Robert O. Becker, MD, also observed differences in the polarities' effects. He found that, at first, bodily injuries or tumors have positive electromagnetic energy; then the body draws negative healing energy to the site. In some cases, the body cannot generate and maintain enough negative magnetic energy to heal the injury; hence the reason for using an external magnet to supply a negative static magnetic field, i.e., magnet therapy. The authors of Magnet Therapy warn against using magnets containing both polarities when cancer or any type of infection is present because the positive polarity can encourage tumor growth and increase microbe replication. In addition, people with pacemakers should not put magnets on their chest, and pregnant women should avoid putting magnets on their abdomen since the effect on the fetus is unknown."Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Feb-March 2003 p26(2) Magnet Therapy. (Shorts). (Book Review) Jule Klotter. Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2003 The Townsend Letter Group
 

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In a way your warnings show that there is indeed an effect.All layman's books on magnet therapy warn the readers to NOT use the positive pole of the magnet. They warn that the positive pole can be inflammatory, can hasten microbial growth, and overstimulate.The negative pole is the calming, healing side. The negative pole is always listed as the side to be used whenever magnets are ordered online.Proper and knowledgable use of any magnet, drug, or therapy goes without saying.
 

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In a way your warnings show that there is indeed an effect.All layman's books on magnet therapy warn the readers to NOT use the positive pole of the magnet. They warn that the positive pole can be inflammatory, can hasten microbial growth, and overstimulate.The negative pole is the calming, healing side. The negative pole is always listed as the side to be used whenever magnets are ordered online.Proper and knowledgable use of any magnet, drug, or therapy goes without saying.
 

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Just be careful of some magnetic products sold.Something a friend of mine had to test out didn't seem to have any magnetic field to it whatsoever when the kid who was doing that unit in science tested it with a magnet they were sent home with
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Just be careful of some magnetic products sold.Something a friend of mine had to test out didn't seem to have any magnetic field to it whatsoever when the kid who was doing that unit in science tested it with a magnet they were sent home with
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quote:warn the readers to NOT use the positive pole of the magnet. They warn that the positive pole can be inflammatory, can hasten microbial growth, and overstimulate.The negative pole is the calming, healing side. The negative pole is always listed as the side to be used whenever magnets are ordered online.
This sounds made up.
quote:proper and knowledgable use of any magnet, drug, or therapy goes without saying
Where would we get this knowledge from?
 

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quote:warn the readers to NOT use the positive pole of the magnet. They warn that the positive pole can be inflammatory, can hasten microbial growth, and overstimulate.The negative pole is the calming, healing side. The negative pole is always listed as the side to be used whenever magnets are ordered online.
This sounds made up.
quote:proper and knowledgable use of any magnet, drug, or therapy goes without saying
Where would we get this knowledge from?
 
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