Since the placement of Q Magnets is critical to its efficacy, how does one find the specific placement?
The simplest principle is to place the Q Magnets over the area of tenderness. However, use of multiple devices may be necessary to gain adequate pain control and the basis for positioning may not be obvious. Clinical feedback has shown to place multiple devices along neural pathways proximal the affected site.
This depends on accurate knowledge of neurological localization. For example, the pain of a wasp sting or of tendonitis due to tennis elbow may respond to placement directly over the tender spots. However, the pain of radiculopathy lancinating into the heels may respond to placement of several Q Magnet devices over the paraspinous region of the point of entry of the S1 root.
Some physicians have achieved success in treating patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy by placing Q Magnets over the superior cervical ganglion and over the paraspinous regions of entry of roots from the affected limb into the spinal canal. Thus, the therapy must be tailored to the specific problem and to the individual.
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Placement of Q Magnet devices over acupressure points on the wrist may avert nausea of chemotherapy or surgical anesthesia. Thus, interfering with neural traffic along the referral patterns may dictate the points of localization of Q Magnet devices. The optimal use of multiple Q Magnet devices requires a willingness to use careful neurological localization and even paradigms of acupressure and acupuncture. With regard to the latter, there is much still to learn. However, the reported efficacy of these ancient techniques should not go unnoticed.