The Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu; must be the most “interpreted” text in the history of this planet. Most printed editions of this wonderful work include the producers’ interpretation of the original work. Since the original was written in ancient Chinese where so few “characters” had so many meanings and this had to be translated to modern Chinese then to western languages, often getting to English via German or similar transition steps; it is very hard to know which edition is nearest in meaning to the original text. Despite all this; the beauty and wisdom of those words flows through, full of meaning to us, who live lives so vastly different from the people who were the intended readers.

Magnets, at least the permanent magnets that are natural to nature of this planet, are so compatible with the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching that the mind reels.
All things achieved through non action. Return is the action of Tao. Plan what is difficult while it is still easy. These are just a tiny fragment of the wisdom and advice available in the Tao Te Ching, yet apply to Magnetic Therapy.
Permanent magnets dispense energy that flows through the receiver and back into the magnet. Within normal life span and normal use a magnet does not loose its power. Action through non action! Return is the action!
Magnets exert their influence without wearing themselves out. This must be the very pinnacle of Taoist attainment. The flux path and forces that come from a permanent magnet return to it. They do their work and return undiminished. If only we humans could do the same.

Magnetic Therapy suggests that the use of magnets and support wraps that contain magnets are much better at speeding recovery and then prevention of repeat problems than many other forms of treatment.

One of the nuggets of wisdom, within the Tao Te Ching is that although a wheel has many spokes it the hole in the centre of the hub that is the most use. Although a room has strong walls it is the holes for doors and windows that make the room usable. It is not usually what is visible and attention seeking, that is the functional purpose of the object. With a magnet you can not see the flux path; you can not see the forces that are acting. The actions are subtle and gentle yet they are working they are the important part.

Magnets cause a gentle balancing and correcting as the forces pass through the body. To find a way of visualising this, consider a river with logs trying to flow down stream but the logs are all over the place muddled up some at right angles to the river banks others at sixty degrees etc, a mess. Then consider what happens to the flow of logs, if they are all orientated in the same direction of parallel to the river banks. They flow effortlessly with the river water. This is what magnets can do to the flows of blood and fluids within the body.

In every aspect of our lives intuition is the principle guiding force and the intellect is the tool that enables us to go in the direction chosen by our intuition. Complete and eclectic (wide ranging, all embracing) training with really absorbed knowledge are vital for good treatment. Really absorbed knowledge is that knowledge which has become almost unconscious knowledge, that which is known without conscious logical reasoning. Only with these things can the practitioner allow their intuitive senses to guide them into which parts of their intellectual knowledge they use at any moment in time.

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Author's Bio: 

Born 16/2/42 Educated at Technical High School and Colleges.
GCE (Maths Physics and English) ONC and NVQ qualifications in engineering and

Having trained as a technical engineer in electro magnetic motors I then spent many years studying, with the leading teachers of the time, holistic forms of health care. Including Shiatsu and Acupuncture. In the later part of this time I started to investigate the use of magnets as part of health care
I have treated thousands of patients using this experience and knowledge; I have worked in drug and alcohol abuse and at large private holistic clinics.
I worked in various industrial management roles including costing/ estimating and sales.
1983/4 studied Shiatsu at the East West Centre in London and continued studies with Harold Dull, Waturi Ohashi, Yamomoto etc
1984 to 1986 studied massage/ anatomy/ physiology/ acupuncture and homoeopathy with the Association of Natural Medicines.
1986 and on going started to study the effects of magnetism and energies in the human healing process.
All studies are on going, each treatment teaches a little more, each lecture and each conversation adds to the total stock of knowledge.
Was one of the earliest members of the Shiatsu Society in the UK and a founder member of the Suffolk and North Essex Shiatsu Association.
Organizer of the first East Anglian exhibitions of Natural Medicine
Co started the Green Lodge Centre for Integrated Medicines
Worked for 3 years at the Colchester Open Road drug and alcohol treatment centre the 3rd year as full time therapy co-ordinator
Taught Shiatsu at The Colchester Institute (a regional College of Anglian Polytechnic University)
Was an elected director of the Shiatsu Society for 2 years
Manager of Shiatsu International.
Now retired from providing treatments that incorporate Shiatsu, Acupressure, Magnet Therapy, Moxibustion and advice on herbal, flower and homoeopathic remedies.
I have developed an on line course of instruction in magnetic therapy
Author of books on the I Ching and Magnet Therapy ( The practical guide to magnet
therapy pub Godsfield Press and Magnet healing pub Time Life.) but now concentrating on the “on line magnetic therapy course” and working on other books