One of the things that recent events have taught me is that nothing is completely predictable. I’m sure you all know what I am talking about – at least those of you who have been following the news lately. We are a country deeply divided, or at least so it appears. Differences of opinion are driving us apart to the point that we are losing even that most quintessentially British virtue: our politeness.
But there is also a law that holds that it is what we have in common that binds us together. It is this that enables entire societies of diverse individuals to work together and thrive and flourish. The centripetal force is stronger than the centrifugal, when it comes to human solidarity. We may differ in our political convictions. But we all breathe the same air. We all desire prosperity and happiness. And, of course, we all aspire to be healthy.
But the cost of healthcare grows as the population grows (and ages). This is a major logistical challenge. New medicines and methods of treatment are being invented all the time. But they are expensive – not only in themselves but also in their development. Drug companies and medical research companies know that for every medicine and treatment that they successfully developer, there are dozens or even hundreds of others that they try without success. And naturally, they try to recoup these research expenditures in the prices they charge for the successful treatments and remedies.
But this makes those remedies expensive. And neither the overstretched National Health Service, nor the hard-pressed “man in the street” can afford them, in many cases. Consequently, people with chronic ailments are drawn to alternative medicine. This, of course, includes therapy magnets for healing.
And this, neatly segues into my theme – to which I return, yet again, with no apologies: therapy magnets. By that, I do not mean going into a therapist’s office and spending a fortune on being hooked up to electromagnetic machines. Rather, I mean wearing magnetic on one’s person to counter such chronic ailments as osteoarthritis, which has been proven to benefit from magnetic therapy.
And if one is going to wear a healing magnet on one’s person, it might as well be pleasing to the eye and aesthetically positive, whether it be copper bracelet for arthritis or one the many men’s bracelets packed with sports magnets. My reasoning is that just as magnets are attractive to other magnets and to red blood cells, aesthetic attractiveness has a powerful effect on one’s mentality, promoting the kind of positivity that counters pain and promotes an internal sense of well-being.
Remember that disease is a word that comes from dis-ease. In other words, the opposite of disease is being at ease. And healing bracelets with extra strong magnets that also look good, will certainly promote a sense of ease.