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TNAA Collaboration with Q Magnets in a Pain Management Trial

Our Association has been in consultation with James Hermans, the Managing Director of Q Magnets to offer an exciting opportunity for our members.¬†“TNAA Collaboration with Q Magnets in a pain management trial”.

Although there has been research covering the effectiveness of magnets to help reduce pain, it is extremely difficult to set up clinical trials and set a generalised standard for people who live with chronic pain.  Every person who lives with chronic pain is unique in the pain they experience.

We believe that utilisation of Q Magnets should be applied in an individual treatment program, but to provide parameters we need anecdotal feedback and data that can be analysed.

In order to provide a protocol that could be applied, the Association has purchased 5 sets of Q Magnets, utilising donations this year, and will be loaning the sets of magnets to our members who are willing to undergo a 6-week trial, complete data collection surveys each day the magnets are used, and, provide feedback on their experience.  If an improvement to pain levels is experienced by the member trialling the product, Q Magnets have offered a 20% discount if they would like to purchase their own set.

The Association is hoping our members embrace this opportunity.  Members who agree to satisfy the conditions of the trial, (see below for conditions) can register their initial interest by completing our Q Magnet Trial Participant Request Form

Please complete participation interest form below.

Q Magnets Pain Management Trial Participation form
Q Magnet Pain Management Trial

Q Magnet Pain Management Trial

First Name
Last Name
Address
Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
Are you a current member?
Can you attend a face-to-face support group meeting?

In order for our Association to offer the loan of Q Magnet sets, it will be a requirement for the participants to agree to the following:-

  1. Each trial participant is a current financial member.
  2. The Product Loan will be facilitated at a face to face support group meeting.
  3. A refundable deposit of $50 is paid via the Associations website or cash.
  4. Participate in a 6-week trial.
  5. Completion of Loan Agreement.
  6. Completion of data recording each day the Product is used via the Associations website.

Note – data collection must be completed online to ensure protocols are adhered to.

Please complete the Daily Data Collection Form every day the Q Magnets are used – this should take no longer than 5 minutes.

Daily Data Collection Form
Q Magnet Pain Management Trial - Data Collection

Q Magnet Pain Management Trial - Data Collection

First
Last
What is your level of pain today? (check one)
Where is your pain? (check all that apply)
Which Q Magnets were used today (check all that apply)
Do you have bi-lateral pain (check one)
Which side of the face has pain? (Check one)
Q Magnet used and placement. (check all that apply)
Q Magnet used and placement (check all that apply)
Q Magnet used and placement (check all that apply)
Q Magnet used and placement (check all that apply)
Time Q Magnets were applied (click all that apply)
Approx length Q Magnets were applied (check one)
End of Day Observations - Pain Intensity(check one)
End of Day Observations - Pain Duration (check one)
End of Day Observations - Pain Frequency (check one)

Details of the Q Magnets to be included in the trial.

Q Bonus Package ‚Äď General Use

Total retail cost of the product is $387

Members who trial them, will have all three types of magnets to choose from which will also help in gathering feedback to further support the research.

The update to the protocol from the information booklet is below.

  1. Use the HF20-3 over the trigeminal ganglion, just in front of the tragus
  2. For the central component of the nervous system, apply a magnet over the TCC (trigeminocervical complex), which covers C1, C2 and C3. So instead of placing the QF28-3 magnet over the occiput, place it just under the occiput. So that it basically finishes at the top of the hairline. Which still makes it tricky to apply, but a bit easier than over the occiput.

Loan Agreement and Terms for Q Magnets used for Pain Management Trial

Parties: This Loan Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into between Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia, a registered Charity “Charity” with its principal office at 8 Wadsley Crescent, Connells Point, NSW 2221, , and the member, referred to as “Borrower,” with the contact information recorded on the Agreement

Product Description: The Charity agrees to loan the Borrower Q Magnets for a Pain Management Trial (” Product “) for a fixed term of two months from the date of this Agreement.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Loan Term: The Borrower agrees to borrow the Product for a period of two months, commencing from the date of this Agreement and lodge a deposit of $50 via the Charity’s designated website platform at Home – Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia (tnaaustralia.org.au) or by cash.
  2. Return of Product: The Borrower shall return the Product to the Charity’s Support Group Meeting no later than the end of the two-month loan term. The Borrower is responsible for any shipping or transportation costs associated with returning the Product.
  3. Usage and Reporting:
    • The Borrower agrees to use the Product as directed and for its intended purpose.
    • The Borrower further agrees to diligently track and record their pain management progress and results while using the Product.
    • These progress reports shall be submitted via the Charity’s designated website platform at Home – Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia (tnaaustralia.org.au) or by utilising the manual data collection forms, throughout the loan term.
  4. Cost of Non-Return:
    • In the event that the Borrower fails to return the Product within the specified two-month loan term, the Borrower shall be held liable for the full cost of the Product, which is valued at $400.
    • The Borrower hereby authorizes the Charity to charge the Borrower’s provided payment method for the full cost of the Product in case of non-return.
    • On return of the Product the deposit value of $50 will be refunded to the Borrower.

Indemnification and Liability:

The Borrower agrees to use the Product responsibly and acknowledges that any misuse or damage caused to the Product during the loan term shall be the responsibility of the Borrower. The Borrower agrees to indemnify and hold the Charity harmless against any loss, damage, or liability arising from the Borrower’s use or possession of the Product.

Governing Law:

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Australia, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

Entire Agreement:

This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings, and representations.

Execution:

By completing the Agreement Form below, the parties acknowledge their acceptance and agreement to the terms and conditions set forth in this Loan Agreement.

Please complete the Loan Agreement form – a copy will be emailed to the participant.

Q Magnets Pain Management Trial Loan Agreement
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Manual Loan Agreement below can be downloaded as an alternative to the online process

TNAA Q Magnets Pain Management Trial - Loan Agreement

 

 

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Novel magnet treatment for trigeminal neuralgia used at Lifestyle Therapies

This article creates awareness of how magnet treatment for trigeminal neuralgia may help in pain management.  Please consult your medical team for advice.

Magnetic therapy for trigeminal neuralgia.

Article published on lifestyle.physio

Since 1999, we have used Quadrapolar magnets as an adjunctive therapy in combination with conventional treatments. For some conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia, there is not a lot physiotherapy can offer. On the recommendation from a neurologist, we were able to treat trigeminal neuralgia with Q magnets and began seeing encouraging results.

If you live outside of Brisbane, the Q magnets can be easily purchased from the manufacturer, Neuromagnetics Australia and shipped all over the world. For treatment we used the¬†QF28-3 and have written up an explanation and treatment protocol based on over 20 patients we have treated. Click on the following link to download the notes…

Novel Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia: January, 2016
Some of the smaller trigeminal neuralgia support groups such as the Western Australian group have been open minded and actively seek out and investigate new drug free and non-invasive treatments in the interest of their members.

Page three of the Western Australian support groups April 2011 Newsletter¬†describes a number of their member’s experiences with Q magnets, some of which were very encouraging. The following in an excerpt from page 1 of the December, 2011 Newsletter 192…

“…asked if there was any news on magnet therapy trials which led to a brief discussion on the subject. Although we know that the research and the trials have not proven absolute success, it has been of some benefit to several members and is deemed worthy of a trial. As Julie Russell pointed out, medications also do not work for everybody and have side effects. Julie has experienced more pain relief with magnets than with medications. Beverly¬†and Julie have both found that the magnets help in minimising hyperactivity of the nerves.”

See our medico newsletter that provides a description and two case studies.

Lifestyle Physiotherapy‚ĄĘ¬†is our signature style of physiotherapy treatment and you will learn the power of laser therapy, magnetic therapy and trigger point therapy in treating pain.

Nutrition, diet, herbs and nutritional supplementation can also play a key role in treating and preventing pain. There are many foods and food additives that increase our inflammatory responses. This can lead to increased joint pain and even more concerning increased risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes.

Our nutritionist/naturopathand Lifestyle Medicine doctors can all assist in the arena. If you are looking for the right advice with herbs and nutritional supplements, then see our nutritionist/naturopath. In our report you will learn what to do, what to take and what to avoid.

Pain can be very complex and ones perception of how strong pain is can vary greatly from person to person. We tend to have a much greater tolerance to pain when we are well balanced psychologically and emotionally. Conversely, we have a much lower tolerance to pain if suffering from depression or anxiety.

Lifestyle Medicine addresses issues such as life balance, habits, lifestyle issues, relationships, nutrition, medication, attitudes to aging, advice on bodily changes with aging, can request blood tests and offers a whole of person approach in a comprehensive medical context.

So for example, the management of menopause with bio-identical natural hormone replacement can play an important role in general wellbeing and pain relief. Hormone treatment may alter the perception of pain, particularly after anxiety and depression are under control.

Remember, look at pain as a message from your body that something is not right. Don’t just put up with it or find a way mask the symptoms such as anti-inflammatory drugs. Listen to your body, read the report we have produced, it will get you started.

If you are ready for professional support right now, call us on 3821 7300 and make an appointment with one of our professional team at Lifestyle Therapies so we can assist you on your journey to living pain free.

With a whole of body approach, the greatest benefit of addressing the causes of your pain, possibly even greater than living pain free is reducing your risk factors for contracting all the major lifestyle diseases such as heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes and dementia.

Now that has to be worth the effort.

Lifestyle Therapies | 209 Manly Road | Manly Qld 4179 | Phone: (07) 3396 9111
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Magnetic Therapy for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Magnetic Therapy – can it form part of a trigeminal neuralgia pain Treatment Plan?

This article is for information and education purposes – we do not recommend individual treatment – always consult your medical team to evaluate the best course of treatment for your circumstances.

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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Energy

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy is non-static, unlike therapy with standard magnets, which are constant or static. To create a PEMF, an electrical current is introduced into a looped wire thereby creating a magnetic field. The electrical current is then activated and then deactivated in cycles between one time per second to thousands of times per second. The cycles and frequencies are dependent upon the unique design of any particular PEMF Device.

 In main stream western medical communities, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is utilized in the two following ways:
  1. A specially engineered version of PEMF known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is designed specifically to treat the brain with low-frequency magnetic pulses. This special form of electromagnetic therapy is undergoing additional studies, and many of these studies indicate that rTMS might be beneficial for depression. It is also being studied for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

  2. PEMF Therapy has been used to stimulate bone repair in non-union (the broken bone ends do not join together) and other fractures since the 1970’s. This is the specific use that has been approved by the FDA.

Studies using PEMF have shown great promise for other conditions, such as, healing soft-tissue wounds by suppressing inflammatory responses at the cell membrane level, alleviating pain, and increasing range of motion. Interestingly, vision, an area that is still undergoing study, has been shown to improve in some instances through PEMF.  At this time, PEMF is being investigated for its effect on osteoarthritis, stress, incontinence, migraines and a host of other conditions

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QMAGNETs – Neuromagnetics Australia Pty Ltd PO Box 5238 Cranbourne, VIC 3977 AUSTRALIA

Phone: From Australia only phone freecall Р1800 Qmagnets or 1800 762 463

Magnetic therapy is applying static magnets that produce a therapeutic magnetic field for pain relief and recovery for a variety of issues.

Today many people use magnet therapy for pain management. Health professionals such as physiotherapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, chiropractors, neurologists, nutritionists, sports performance trainers, vets and rehabilitation centers might be surprised with the latest advancements in magnetic therapy.

Painaustralia estimated 3.24 million (~16%) Australians were living with chronic pain in 2018. In United States in 2016, an estimated 20.4% of adults had chronic pain. These studies also point to unhealthy treatment practices. Clinical trials have shown that magnetic therapy can benefit a number of painful conditions, therefore it should definitely be considered and is worthy of further research.

This article, covers the basics of magnetic therapy and will assist readers to understand what kind of magnetic therapy is the most effective. If you’re a home user, you’ll get a fair idea of how to assess magnetic therapy products and get a better understanding of magnetic therapy. Professionals will get an in-depth insight into how it works and what are the current advancements in magnetic field therapy.

What are the benefits of magnetic therapy? read the full article HERE

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Links to Magnetic therapy providers – we are not affiliated with any of these providers

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Medical Definition of Magnet therapy

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Magnet therapy: Magnetic therapy, also called magnetic field therapy and bioenergy therapy, is an alternative therapy that uses magnets of varying sizes and strengths that are placed on the body to relieve pain and treat disease. Thin metal magnets are attached to the body alone or in groups. They can be worn as bracelets or necklaces, attached to adhesive patches to hold in place, placed in bands or belts to be wrapped around the wrist, elbow, knee, ankle, foot, waist, or lower back. Also available are magnetic insoles, blankets, and slumber pads. These magnets may be worn for just a few minutes or for weeks, depending on the condition being treated and the practitioner.

Proponents state the magnetic fields produced from the negative pole of the magnet have healing powers. Negative magnetic fields are thought to stimulate metabolism, increase the amount of oxygen available to cells, and create a less acidic environment within the body. Conditions diagnosed or treated include arthritis, cancer, circulatory disorders, diabetic neuropathy (nerve disease), fibromyalgia, HIV/AIDS, immune dysfunction, infection, inflammation, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, muscle pain, neuropathy, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, stress and to increase energy and prolong life.

Although there are anecdotal reports of healing with magnetic therapy, available scientific evidence does not support these claims. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers magnets harmless and of no use for medical purposes.

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Below are various studies referencing Magnetic Therapy for Trigeminal Neuralgia