As many as one in four Britons suffers from poor sleep and one in 10 has a sleep disorder. This startling fact was mentioned in the Independent on Saturday (18th August) in an article proposing that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, increasingly used to treat people with depression and anxiety, is also clinically proven to help insomniacs. However “insomnia has never really been on the Department of Health’s radar and there is no central drive to improve access” according to Professor Kevin Morgan of Loughborough University. Given that more than 12 million prescriptions for sleeping tablets were dispensed by UK chemists last year, it seems high time that more emphasis be given to more natural (and cost effective) solutions.
Frustratingly, there is also little NHS support for the many health benefits of magnet therapy, not least of which is insomnia. By offering improvement to the whole body, it is an holistic treatment which can offer remarkable results. In simple terms, the iron in the blood responds to the magnets and the blood is then drawn both more efficiently and more effectively around the body, thus helping the body to help itself. For what it is worth, we have a cynical suspicion that the reason magnet therapy is not more widely promoted in the UK is because pharmaceutical companies have little or no interest in making people better, because if they do, they see a loss of revenue hence an unspoken negative stance against natural health treatments….