Dealing with sensitivity is a delicate and complex matter. If a person is very sensitive to electrosmog, electromagnetic fields, etc, they are probably quite ill in other ways. Approaches to dealing with these are very individualistic and are hard to generalize.
The general rule in sensitivity is to GO SLOW AND GO LOW.
Sensitivity is usually due to 2 factors – enhanced psychological sensitivity to the stimulation of the sensors in the skin especially and/or hyper-reactivity of response systems due to toxicity of the nervous or metabolic systems to magnetic field exposure. Usually people have a combination of factors. The former is often helped by awareness, education and reassurance. The latter can only be helped with detoxification. Treating toxicities is paramount as a component of managing the whole person, even with MT’s (magnetic therapies). Sensitivities can range from very mild to very severe. Knowing where they are in this range will greatly guide the approach to take.
The first goal in sensitivity is to decrease the amount of field exposure. You can control duration, total area of exposure and/or location of exposure and intensity, and sometimes the frequency or frequencies. Reduction of any one of these may help. All we can do is reduce/eliminate one at a time to find which one/ones work/s for a given person at a given. Treatment is usually a “moving target” since the treatment continually changes the body’s processes and often needs to be adjusted as the therapeutic changes – usually for the better – occur. This is akin to peeling the layers of the onion. In homeopathy terms, it is called Hering’s Law.
If the sensitivity is severe, reduce all 3 parameters (area, duration or intensity) and see if that helps. First, establish the settings (usually duration and level) at which the sensitivity began, if it occurred only after the treatment had been happening for some time. You can try to go back to settings that worked before sensitivity reactions started. Continue the treatment at that prior level until the body feels comfortable. It may never feel comfortable going any higher. If the person becomes comfortable again at a previous level, stay at that level for at least a week and then gradually build back up again. Go slow and low in people with sensitivity. Go very slow – a minimum of one level, frequency or intensity of only one variable every week.
In some people, intensity is important. In others, duration is more important. In others, limiting how much of the body is exposed (area) is more important. In others, selecting other parts of the body to treat is more important, that is, remote to the problem area – up higher in the body or lower in the body. From an acupuncture perspective – Above the problem in the front and lower than the problem in the back. In some people, the program settings or frequencies may be more important. Knowing the programs in the system is critical. Some programs can normally be very sedating or even over-sedating. Some may be over-stimulating, and depend on the cause of the sensitivity.
Limiting exposure to other non-ionizing radiation exposures at the time of treatment would help too. Examples are, sitting close to TVs (within 15 feet), sitting in front of computer monitors for hours, fluorescent lighting, noise vibrations (including some kinds of music), UV exposure (sunlight) of uncovered skin, using other electric devices such as hair dryers, heating blankets, cell phones without hands-free accessories/adapters, microwaves, photocopiers, and many workplace electric equipment devices, etc. These appliance or equipment sources are a set-up to experiencing sensitivity with MT systems. Some occupations may set-up people for over-exposure and sensitivity, that is, the work acts as a primer to increase sensitivity to other exposure sources.
The use of any therapeutic system requires the confidence that comes from experience. Every application of MT is an experiment since the outcome is not guaranteed. Still, some kinds of prediction are possible or should be considered when certain individuals are seen.