All about Electrostatic massage therapy

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Did you know that static electricity is an effective remedy for headaches, arthritis and other common sources of pain? Physicians have long recognized that the human body is pulsing with minute electrical currents. If this flow becomes disrupted, “normalizing” it may promote healing. In fact, doctors have been using low-voltage electrical current to mend broken bones.

A similar effect can be obtained using static electricity. Sweeping a charged object across a painful or injured region of the body attracts a flow of healing electric current to the area.

Doing so also speeds circulation of fluid away from the area, thereby reducing swelling.

To do “electrostatic massage” (EM), you’ll need a one-foot section of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe, 1.5 inches in diameter plus an ordinary painter’s mitt. These items are available at hardware stores.

What to do: Rub the pipe vigorously with the mitt for one minute, and then slowly sweep the pipe over the painful area. Move in a head-to-toe direction one-quarter to one-half inch away from the skin.

I’ve used electrostatic massage in my practice for more than two years now with remarkable results.

Ninety-two percent of sinus headache sufferers benefited from EM, as did 81% of fibromyalgia sufferers, 76% of tension headache sufferers, 75% of muscular pain sufferers and 72% of osteoarthritis sufferers.

I usually recommend two 15-minute electrostatic massage sessions each day for as long as pain persists.

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