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I wrote a few years ago on Magnet Therapy as a treatment for Fibromyalgia and with most sufferers unable to access pain management programs at the moment, it may help by trying this at home. As always please DO NOT try anything new at home without talking to your GP first.

The Chinese use magnets, as well as acupuncture, and say the difference is just that needles work faster, but that magnets applied correctly are just as effective for some complaints.

They also think that the magnets are thought to stimulate the body’s ‘chi’ to promote healing. Apparently, Cleopatra is said to have worn a polished lodestone on her 3rd eye to maintain her beauty!

Although magnets became popular in the 19th and 20th centuries, the medical profession was against the use of them, but since then, magnets and magnetic products have become more and more popular with an increase in scientific studies showing the effectiveness of them.

Magnet Bracelets have become more and more popular especially for arthritis and are worn by males and females. A company called TRION have super strong magnets of 4000 Gauss which they say helps relieve symptoms of joint pain, arthritis and carpal tunnel. It also helps to improve the blood circulation and balance your body’s physiological magnetic field. They are available from Amazon for £34.99

A company who deal in magnets Synergy For Life say that ‘Therapeutic magnets deliver results – quickly, quietly, and inexpensively. Our products may be used over and over again by every member of your family.’ They have magnetic applications for every joint and muscle, as well as magnetic sleep and seating systems. As we enter a new era in self-managed health care, “soft” medical alternatives are preferred over drugs and surgery. Biomagnetic and electro-medical therapies are among the fastest growing “soft” modalities.

Q Magnets recently wrote a post on how their magnets can help with golf and other injuries and pain. Back pain, rotator cuff injury, tennis/golf elbow and knee pain can bother even the fittest among us and the first sign of trouble is loss of backswing. Loss of rotation maybe pain induced and is a sign your body isn’t as flexible as it used to be. Loss of swing-length affects your club head speed and invariably leads to higher scores.  Q Magnets are one of the best natural pain relief technologies today.

A great book I ordered which explains all about the points with images and diagrams is Acupressure for Beginners: How to Release and Balance Energy Flow available from Amazon and all good book shops.

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Here are this months 28 reasons to check out Back Pain UK’s posts for April which included my regular Sleep Sunday slots, a list of Awareness Days and a Q&A with runner Matt Wood.

I included three of my Sleep Sunday’s which included…

Ten Sleep & Lifestyle Facts

The Right Pillow to Sleep On

Coronasomnia” – the inability to fall and stay asleep

Some other interesting topics I covered included…

Twelve Interesting Facts About Chocolate and Coffee being Good for your Health

Ten Lockdown Activities to Inspire Creativity

Twenty Ways to Enjoy Cooking Without Pain

New Health & Medication App – “Know Your Meds” – hailed as the “One To Keep”

Physical & Mental Health Benefits of Running Highlighted as Top UK Running Events Company Run Through Returns after lockdown

An Interesting Q&A with runner Matt Wood from Run Through

Some Tips on Dealing with Migraines

Some regular posts about Fibromyalgia and its Awareness month included…

Progressive Relaxation for Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia

How to get the best treatment for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Awareness Month May 1st – 30th & World Fibromyalgia Awareness Day May 12th

Acupuncture Back in the News As Successful Treatment for Fibromyalgia

My Back Pain Blog Alert posts included…

Is Your Knee Pain Actually coming from a problem with your back and not your knee?

A Follow up from “Twenty Ways to Enjoy Cooking without Pain”

Could there possibly be one good thing about Fibromyalgia?

Specific posts I wrote about Back Pain included…

Sciatica and sitting – can sitting for long cause this problem?

Are You Healing or Being Healed?

Back Pain Relief Through Cannabis Medicines Webinar 25th May

I wrote a Review on a CBD product…

DragonFly Body Moisturiser with CBD Benefits

I Re-Blogged a few posts which really caught my eye and included…

Back Pain Taught Me 5 Important Lessons

Fibromyalgia & Insomnia

Earth Day 2021 – Everyone joining together to make a better place to live in

Finally, I wrote quite a bit on Awareness Days which included –

Over 13 Health Related Awareness Days, Weeks and for the Month of May

Homeopathy Awareness Week April 10-15th

MS Awareness Week April 19-25th #LetsTalkMS

Nature Theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 10th-16th May

Well, that was my packed month of posts for April. I hope you enjoyed reading them and as always I am happy to accept guests posts or pitches. Thank you for stopping by.

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This years Mental Health Awareness Week’s theme is NATURE.

Mr. Mark Rowland Chief Executive of The Mental Health Foundation wrote how during lockdown he encountered a family member who was quite reliant on her daily hit of nature to get her through the day.

During the long months of the pandemic, millions of us turned to nature, including me. I became quite neurotic about how I could attract birds to my garden. I tried every type of food and tactics but soon realised nature needed a few more trees and hedges to hide in. I am glad to say we are getting some regular visitors now.

Mark Rowland wrote that their research on the mental health impacts of the pandemic showed going for walks outside was one of our top coping strategies and 45% of us reported being in green spaces had been vital for our mental health. Websites which showed footage from webcams saw hits increase by over 2000%. Wider studies also found that during lockdowns, people not only spent more time in nature but were noticing it more.

Nature is our great untapped resource for a mentally healthy future, it is central to our psychological and emotional health. In the US a study found that patients who were treated in hospitals with a view of nature recovered faster. So during Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 they hope to raise awareness and inspire more people to connect with nature in new ways and to convince decision makers at all levels that access to and quality of nature is a mental health and social justice issue as well as an environmental one.

Mind are asking you to join in with them and the Mind community to speak out and share why fighting for mental health is important to you. Whether you’re fighting for your younger self who struggled with depression, for your friend on CAMHS waiting list or simply for properly funded mental health services. Whether you use social media or speak with friends, family or colleagues – help create a movement.

If you’re sharing on social media, remember to tag Mind and use the hashtags #mhaw #fightforMH to make sure you’re joining in the conversation. The coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on our mental health. Help their Infoline be there for everyone so they all have someone to talk to when it becomes too much. Help them reach more people feeling trapped and isolated with our peer support networks and advice on staying well. And help them to continue campaigning to protect your rights and support your needs. Donate here.

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding and they won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.