Back of the Book:
Be it an ailment that has you at your wits ends or fact that you simply seek to enhance your general well-being without burning a hole in your pocket or suffering unforeseen side effects, magneto-therapy is just the right choice for you.
The book is divided into sections. Section I focuses on magnets, magnetism and magneto-therapy in general and its status in India, while Section II deals with the scenario in the West regarding research, treatments and advances in magneto-therapy. From the origins of magneto-therapy to its current status, from everyday cures to the larger influence of magnets on our lives, from products that are easily available to experiments conducted with magnets all over the world on human, plants and animal life, you will find all this and much more in the book.
About the Author:
Rajendar Menen is an award-winning journalist who has written over 2,000 articles in more than 30 journals in five countries. He has launched and edited magazines, co-authored three books on AIDS and prostitution in South Asia and freelanced for the BBC, UNFPA, Irish Education Society, France 2 and a number of other international media organizations. He has also authored books on Music Therapy and Vaastu & Feng Shui both published by Pustak Mahal.
If practiced properly and diligently, before long you should be eating well, sleeping well and feeling a general sense of well-being all times.
Magnets are known to all of us. We have played with magnets or used them at some time or the other in our lives. We may have, unwittingly, even come close to magnets at the doctor's office, in some medical examination or the other, and yet not given it a second thought.
Did we ever imagine, even for a microsecond, that magnets are all around us and the very essence of our being? The earth has a magnetic force, the planets have a magnetic force, every little atom in our bodies has a magnetic force all its own. For that matter, every living creature in the solar system has a magnetic force. Its presence is so universal, and so invisible, just like the air we breathe, that it is easily taken for granted.
Let me illustrate this with a simple example. The other day, while researching the book, I was sitting with a friend of mine at a bar. The friend, a well-travelled sports correspondent, is one who goes purely by empirical evidence. He is an agnostic and a complete believer in science. So I broached the subject gently, lest a reprimand sully an otherwise perfect evening.
I told him that I was working on a book on magnets and I had stumbled on an ancient truth that their invisible presence permeated every aspect of our lives. He looked at me with large, disbelieving eyes and suddenly, without a word, bent forward and, with his right hand, pulled out something from his back. It was a tiny magnet strapped to a piece of plaster. "I got this at Heathrow airport," he told me, "and I use it for back and muscular pains. It is very effective."
I was taken aback. My friend continued with some eloquence on the use of magneto-therapy in sport and how he had seen it work on himself with enormously gratifying results. I was, at that time, under the impression that I was researching a secret therapy! But later, as I asked around, I was surprised by the general affirmation given to magneto- therapy.
As I went along and met practitioners, I realised that magneto-therapy had entered the Indian consciousness. Magneto-therapy products were on sale at select outlets and there was a substantial demand for them. Belts, bands, necklaces, earrings and other accessories with magnets worked into them were also commonly used.
This gave me great joy. I realised that I was fortunate to be chosen to document an ancient therapy that was finally being accorded a place by modern science. If, at the end of the book, you will have gleaned something about the use of magnets for better health, the effort will not have been in vain.
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