Where do you draw the line between science and science fiction?
How do you discern if that NEW breakthrough is valid?
Why is it that the weird and bizarre technological advances always happen abroad?
Sometimes when I read about an exotic, life-giving plant or a holistic therapy that grows hair, I am reminded that all of the wacky National Enquirer stories take place in countries other than the United States.
So, when I was asked to review Nikken, a company made famous for using magnets to treat pain, I rolled my eyes and prepared to write a witty and scathing article on yet another scam that preyed on the hopes of the misfortunate.
Like any good journalist, I would do my research and find scores of complaints about the product not working, the science being shoddy and the company surrounded in a cloud of doubt. I figured it would take me about 3 hours to compile enough negative information to fill a textbook with the data on how this entire premise was bad science and deceptive business.
After 15 minutes, I changed my mind.
Most scientific studies do require double blind testing to insure purity and confidence that the hypothesis is true and that the placebo effect (where the thought of a cure is the cure) isn’t responsible for the results. After watching a video from Dr. Weintraub and reading his research on magnetic therapy for pain patients, my skepticism waned.
Dr. Michael Weintraub is a neurologist who specializes in pain management. Like me, curiosity got the best of him when he started to see anecdotal evidence supporting the totally wacky idea, that magnets could have an effect on human tissue.
Weintraub conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled medical study to determine how magnets work in reducing Symptomatic Diabetic Neuropathy pain with Nikken insoles. If you are interested in reviewing the report, you can find it in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Magazine, Vol.84 in May 2003.
Nikken may have started off with their research and application of magnetic therapy for people. However, their company philosophy has never been about magnets or even pain management. Their mission has always been wellness. In fact, their mission statement has been trademarked:
The 5 Pillars of Health™
The Nikken vision includes an understanding that total wellness rests on the 5 Pillars of Health. They classify these pillars as a Healthy Body, Mind, Family, Society and Finances. Balance in all of these areas can help produce a more healthy and satisfying lifestyle.
While it sounds obvious when you read it, not many companies encompass ALL 5 pillars in their business model. In fact, MLM companies are one of the rare industry segments that support a client’s needs for healthy finances AND a healthy body. Nearly all other business models can only support one or at best two of these segments.
Nikken supports all five.
In fact, their products have branched out from magnet therapy to include ion, infrared, air and water technology for a complete approach to wellness.
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