If you thought my breathwork practice sounded wild, wait until you hear this. Biomagnetic pair therapy is an incredibly not well-known “alternative” healing method, and luckily enough, I currently live in our nation’s hotspot of biomagnetic therapists. The therapy is based on a combination of energy healing and use of magnets to manipulate the pH of parts of the body, and it goes like this:
I relax on the table while my healer sits at my feet and asks my body questions, using muscle-testing (a way of reading the body’s energy) to discern the answers. In this way, the practicioner can learn what pathogens, toxins, and even emotions are causing dis-ease. The practicioner then places magnets on the body in accordance with energy meridians (like those used in acupuncture) to support the body in healing in various ways. Magnet placement may “chase” pathogens out of hiding (remember, the body harbors pathogens all the time,) so that the immune system can more easily eliminate them. The magnets may support organ function, or the functioning of entire systems.
In my case, my body began by informing us that it was suffering from mold toxicity, nearly a dozen tick-borne viruses and bacteria (including Borellia, the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease,) various heavy metal toxicities, Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) (the virus that causes Mononucleosis), and a handful of other pathogens, and at subsequent appointments continued to report serious emotional distress, dysregulation of sleep, nervous system distress, lymphatic overload, and liver and kidney distress.
As I have written about, my medical doctor refused to treat or even test me for Lyme Disease and EBV, because I had had both of these in the past, and recovered from them. It is accepted within western medicine that EBV, at least, lives (usually dormant) in the body forever after infection, but for some reason, many doctors do not believe that EBV, once identified by the immune system, could ever cause infection again, even after an immunocompromising event. As for Lyme Disease, it is debated as to whether some Borellia (the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease) may survive antibiotic treatment by “hiding” in the body. Given what we know about antibiotics essentially speeding the evolution of bacteria by killing all but the most resilient bugs, coupled with the known ability of Borellia to hide from the immune system, I am honestly frustrated by many doctors’ reluctance to believe than a person would continue to have Lyme Disease after being treated with antibiotics.
In another doctor’s hands, I may well have been diagnosed with both Mono and Chronic Lyme. (So you can see why many different diagnoses among different individuals may all be pointing toward similar forms of dis-ease.)
Because the body cannot heal from, or “clear,” (as we call it in the world of biomagnetics,) all these toxicities at once, it takes several appointments to fully heal. My treatment has been a rollercoaster. True to form, my body continues to request extremely high loads of pathogens to clear, which often means I leave my sessions feeling totally exhausted, sometimes nauseous or dizzy. I generally feel hard-core sick for a few days after treatment, and usually I feel pretty good by the time I go in for the next session (my body tells us how long it needs between each session…and it’s pretty darn accurate!)
You may still have about a hundred questions about how this works, and the simple answer may well be that we don’t know. We don’t know exactly how it works. I found biomagnetic pair therapy at the suggestion of a dear friend to whom I will be grateful for the rest of my life. I plan to learn the protocol and someday be able to help others heal.