A neurologist specializing in
headache treatments responded to an Ann Landers' column
in which it was suggested that a banana peel across the forehead
and across the back of the neck would help relieve headaches,
perhaps because of the potassium in the peel.
The doctor stated, "Headache is not always a minor disorder that
responds easily to such simple cures. Each month
in the United States, approximately 3 million days are spent
in bed by headache sufferers. Many of these people are
in excruciating pain, unable to tolerate even the light from
a bedside lamp or the sound of a child's step. Some vomit
repeatedly. For them, trying to cure a headache with banana
peels is like trying to irrigate the Sahara by spitting."
The doctor is wrong. I have measured the electrical resistance
at the site of pain in more than 18,000 patients and categorically state
my belief that pain is caused by the breaking, cutting, failure, or suppression
of electrical signals between cells in living tissue. With headaches
this often occurs across the forehead and across the back of the neck.
When I read the column, I couldn't run fast enough to get a banana
to find out how well the peel would conduct an electrical
signal. Just as I thought, banana peels are excellent
Putting the inside of a banana peel next to the skin across the
forehead and another across the back of the neck may
therefore help to heal the root cause of many headaches
(by reconnecting the broken circuits that you can prove for
yourself are the cause of pain); this, instead of just masking
the pain with medication that may have harmful side effects.
You, my readers, for the cost of a banana, can find out for yourself.
Banana peels will stop many headaches (no matter how severe). You
may look silly wearing a banana peel on your forehead, but it
sure beats $400 botulism toxin injections or harmful medication.
See the folowing letters:
(We have found that Banana peels will not
only help headaches but
may even relieve severe Neuropathic Pain, Trigeminal
or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, and Kidney Stone Pain.
Apply the inside of a banana peel held in place with
tape or an ace
bandage directly where it hurts.)
--- Original Message -----
From: Naomi Leon
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 7:45 PM
Subject: Cronic Pain
Hello my name is Naomi Leon. I reside in Chicago
IL. I have a daughter, she is 12 years old. About four years
ago she started with severe pain in her knees there was tenderness
and swelling with it. The pain progressed to her ankles, her wrist,
her elbows and shoulders. We have been to many different specialists.
They say it is not arthritis. They have tested her for every sickness
and illness known to man kind. Her pain in her legs and hand have all
left her because of Physical Therapy, but now her pain is all up and
down her spine. She has been on pain medications for four years now.
I took her out to the Mayo Clinic, they ran every test they could think
of, and they found nothing. They said that she has chronic pain but
they do not know what causes chronic pain. I took her out in August of
2007. She has had this pain in her spine ever since. It eases up
but does not actually go away. She has lived this way for a little over
a year now and takes pain medication up to three times every day. I looked
up what is chronic pain and I came across your book Pain Free for
Life. If you have any suggestions or someone you can refer
me to it would be greatly appreciated . As I read your book I realized
that everything in your book refers to her and how she has been feeling
. Thank you very much for your book it has been a revelation for me and
March 8, 2008
Dear Mr. Stoddard,
I just wanted to take this time to thank you for your advice.
When you responded to my e-mail I have to say it touched my heart
to hear that you would come to Chicago and treat her yourself. By
the way her name is Joceline. You can call her Josie. Friday night
the 7th of March Josie came home from school with a lot of pain in
her spine as usual; so I went ahead and taped banana peals on her spine.
To my astonishment it worked. In less than 15 minuets all her pain
had left her spine for the first time in over a year she went to bed
with no pain in her spine and woke up Saturday with no pain. I was amazingly
surprised and shocked but overwhelmed with joy. Once again I thank you
and Josie thanks you. We have been praying for a very long time for
God to heal her pain or send someone who can help us. I believe
that God has guided me to you. I also believe that God has gifted you
with the ability to teach others about natural medicine. I thank you
very much for your desire for others to learn this way of living.
I am very grateful to God and to you. May God richly Bless you. Thank
you from the bottom of my Heart. What is it about the banana peel that
helps take the pain away?
Naomi & Joceline Leon
My own Banana
"A very sharp
knife up under my skull, just above my right eye"
how it felt to me in the middle of the night. I had stopped
to stay with my 90 year old mother on my way to Idaho with a full schedule
of patients to see the next day. When I went to bed I had just
a hint of a headache. Then, in the middle of the night, I woke
up with the sharpest headache I have ever experienced. It felt like
someone had driven a very sharp knife up under my skull, just above my
I do? There would be no more sleep that night. Then
I remembered some bananas on the kitchen counter.
I got one and laid the inside of the peel over my eyebrow and
eyelid. IMMEDIATELY, the second the peel touched my eyelid,
the pain was totally gone! I thought, I can't believe this.
I took the banana peel off and as quickly as the pain stopped, the
sharp knife shot back up under my skull again, almost making me scream.
This is impossible,
I thought. It couldn't happen that fast. Am I dreaming?
For the sake of science and objectivity, I had to try it
one more time. Removing the peel brought the same sharp
knife and the same excruciating pain. Then, again, the
same blessed instant relief. I left the banana peel in
place, went to sleep, woke up without a headache and haven't had one
for five years since.
wherever you hurt, try banana peels held in place with
an ace bandage. It will amaze you how much it helps (to relieve
and even correct what causes the pain).
Banana Peels (most assuredly)
will stop headaches Ann Landers. I know that as well as
I know the sun will come up in the morning!
Darrell Stoddard, Founder - Pain Research Institute
Pursuant to the above and instead of banana peels, The Pain Research Institute has produced
a conductive silver "Headache Band."
It is adjustable to fit all sizes, goes all the way around
head and may be washed and used an unlimited number
of times. Hundreds have been sold with a money back guarantee
and less than 1% have been returned.
Related to the Headache
Bands is a product for pain called Biotape. After doing
more than 18,000 studies to determine the physiology and
underlying cause of pain, I declare that Pain
occurs when the endogenous electrical signals between cells are
broken, cut disconnected, shut off, or suppressed. Banana
peels, Conductive Silver Headache Bands, or
Biotape will connect the broken circuits. To learn
more about Biotape, go to:
If you would like to buy Biotape or a Conductive
Silver Headache Band go to: www.biotape.net
Following is a response from a headache patient:
it may concern,
I have suffered severe headaches
since 1967 when I fractured my back ejecting from a
jet during combat in North Vietnam. I have the headaches
almost 24 hours a day.
About a month
ago Darrell gave me a headband to use for my headaches. These
headbands are wonderful! I wear them almost constantly
to prevent headaches - even sleeping with it on. I
notice that while I am wearing it I seldom have a headache.
If I take it off, my headache is back within a minute.
I have loaned my headband to a number of persons suffering
from headaches, sometimes for only a few minutes before they hand
it back saying their headache is gone. I highly recommend
these headbands to anyone suffering from headaches." Robert
Houghton, Major USAF (Ret)
Subsequent to writing the above letter Major Houghton injured
his back and had severe
pain (sciatica) clear to his foot. He taped his headband along
the route of pain from just below his knee down to his foot. The pain
went away. He also reported that after wearing
the headbands for about three months, the headaches are now
better and he doesn't have to wear a headband anymore. For the first
time in 26 years, Robert Houghton is free of headaches!
Another Conductive Silver Headache Band Story:
I am writing to request another
conductive headband. My Mother, Susan Tiede, purchased
one from you a little over a year ago for my husband.
He gets migraines three or four times a week and is in bed many
hours. Since he has been using the conductive headband
he has spent next to zero hours down with a migraine.
He often wears the headband all day long, but he is able to work,
concentrate, and enjoy life more fully. I have witnessed
the miracle of this headband almost daily.
I am now pregnant
and seem to get headaches a little more often myself.
The headband has made it possible for me to go on with life.
Lately, my husband and I have taken turns wearing the headband.
I have also lent the headband to friends who have had migraines
or headaches. They have commented on the difference it
makes the second they take it off.
As you can
tell our conductive headband has had TONS of use and is getting
a little worn out. I have enclosed a check for $20.00 to
purchase a new one. Thank you for the amazing change it has
made in our lives.
Sharina Adams, Cedar City,
A banana peel is much cheaper
than a silver headband. Try banana peels first
and if that helps, then you may want to consider
a Conductive Silver Headache
More tips for stopping headaches
Dehydration is a major cause of headaches because dehydration
pulls water from the brain. This causes the electrical signal's in
the head to fail which may be the cause of the pain. Drinking more
water, with the chlorine removed by evaporation or through a carbon filter,
could stop most of your headaches. (Distilled or reverse osmosis water
may not work because too many of the minerals have been removed to conduct
an electrical signal.)
Another way to stop headaches is by taping "Biotape" across
the forehead. (See "Pain Healed Immediately" at: http://www.healpain.net.)
Biotape cannot be used over again many
times like the silver Headache Bands, but it is
effective for the same reason - it connects the "Blocked Chi" (broken
electrical signals between cells) in the forehead that the Chinese
believe is the cause of pain.
I treated an elderly lady for chronic migraine headaches using
Auricular therapy. Then I put a strip of Biotape
across her forehead telling her to just try it for an hour
or two. "Just see if it helps," I said. "You don't
have to leave it on because of how strange it will make you
look." I saw her about 10 days later and she still had the
strip of black Biotape across her forehead. "You
even wore it to church?" I asked. "Yes," she said. "I didn't
care what anyone thought. That was the first time in years
that I didn't have almost constant migraine headaches."
Dear Darrel Stoddard,
Well, let me just start off by saying, "Thank You!" My
name is Michele, and I am a 31 year old Physical Therapist.
I have been gravitating towards Holistic Healing, Oriental
Medicine, and energy work over the last few years and
further and further away from the medical model and pharmaceuticals.
I have never been one to take medications for myself, however I
have always had headaches since as long as I can remember, say
6 years old or so, and when it got bad enough, I would take an "Excedrin
for Migraine" or just 2 Tylenol. I never agreed to take
prescription drugs, because I just don't like them.
And since about the age of 18 or so, I've been getting occasional
migraines, though this past year has been the greatest frequency
(4 times in 1 year).
In desperation a few years ago I took 3 Excedrins because
I just could not stand the pain and the vomiting. Not
only did it not take away the pain, but I ended up with
hives for days from the medications themselves. The Dermatologist
and Allergist both agreed I just needed a higher dose of antihistamines
to get rid of the nickel sized hives all over my extremities...but
as a result, I developed a hypersensitivity to that medication
as well as antihistamines. Now I cannot even take any
type of antihistamine or Excedrin or even Advil without reacting.
I am forced to go natural!!! Yeah, funny how the
body works for your best interest sometimes! I am on a whole new path
in life now because of this so called tragedy! Maybe I'll find
a safe cure...drugless...all natural cure to headaches, migraines, and allergies!!!
Things that make you go HMMMMM! Well, so far Acupuncture
shows the most hope!
I remember way back as a kid my parents taking me to the pediatrician
for answers...he thought it was my nose/sinus.
Then they took me to the eye doctor, and...he thought it
was my eyes...years later I saw a chiropractor...he thought
it was all coming from my neck...my friend thinks it's from being
on the birth control pill. The Acupuncturist/ DOM I just
began seeing thinks it is dehydration and blood deficiency.
The truth is that they may all play a roll. But one thing
is for sure, something has to be done because the migraines
are starting to come very frequently and they are so intense,
with visual disturbances (the aura), one-sided numbness in
my hand and face, nausea, inability to understand communicated
language or even written words, the inability to formulate a sentence
and not slur my speech...how scary is that!!! Then the killer
headache comes...it wipes me out for 2 days, and then it takes me
several more days to get my energy level back up and be able to even
exercise!!! It's terrible.
I happened to hear about you, Darrel, from Kevin Troudeau's
book "Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About." I immediately
looked you up since I had just gotten a migraine the day after Hurricane
Wilma (last week). I saw your Headache Band and all the testimonials,
so for $20 I ordered one!!! Seemed to good to be true but for $20 it's
well worth it. Good thing I did because 2 days after it arrived on
my doorstep, I began having the aura and classical migraine symptoms described
above while at breakfast with my Mom...again...bam, just like that!!
She freaked out and took me home for me to sleep it off with ice on
Suddenly I jumped up and remembered I had ordered the headache
band...I took it out of the bag, read the instructions,
put it on...AND IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES MY PAIN WAS GONE!
COMPLETELY GONE! IT WAS A MIRACLE!! INSTEAD
OF BEING WIPED OUT FOR 2-3 DAYS, I WAS READING YOUR BOOK FROM
COVER TO COVER AS FAST AS I COULD (AND CHUGGING LOTS OF WATER
I MIGHT ADD). Then I went to the mall, out to dinner,
and remained painfree all night! I called everyone I knew
to share this amazing discovery! I walked around all night
with the headband on looking like Olivia Newton John, singing "Let's
Get Physical!" But I didn't care one bit! This headache
band cured my migraine in minutes, stopped it dead in its track,
and kept it away! The next day there wasn't even a hangover
type feeling or nothing and I was back to work (without the band on).
I just ordered a bunch of rolls of tape and headache bands to
give to my family and friends...and heck no, I 'm not
waiting till the holidays!! If everyone gets good
results (which I know they are) I would like to be able to
try the products on my patients!!! I also can't wait to
use it on my Dad, who has the supposed diagnosis of ALS/Lou Gherig's
Disease...who knows though. I am sure that could be a big
giant energy blockage, huh!!? I ordered him the silver socks
because he is suffering from painful feet and legs from poor circulation...and
like you say Energy Blockages! And yes, he doesn't like
to drink water! That is the first thing that's going to change,
believe me!!! I read your book!
So, in conclusion, thanks a million! I will keep you posted
on me and everyone who I am connecting to your products!
Banana Peel Story (told on the phone to Darrell
"I went to bed early with banana
peels taped the entire length of my spine for severe back
pain. After about two hours, the pain was completely gone so I
got up and went out for the evening with my husband. I felt
so good that I did something I almost never do because alcohol brings
on an excruciating headache. I drank a few cocktails and sure
enough there was the headache. As soon as I got home, I held a banana
peel across my forehead and on the back of the neck. Oh la,
the headache was gone! I slept through the night and woke up the next
morning without a headache which never happens after I've had something
Bud (Lloyd) Kersey
Yes, I would be honored to make a statement on how this headband has
Last night I put on the new headband before going to bed and this morning
my pain has gone down. My TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) head pain
is less in addition the pain in my lower back and other arthritis pain
in the body is less.
My history of using your Biotape:
It has been many years of chronic TMJ pain and I
have spent thousands of dollars on dental work to help my problem. My husband
was watching late night TV and seen one of your commercials that talked about
your pain therapy. He told me about this and I would not call the number
because I did not think it would work. I went into high end pain and was
suicidal so I called the number that my husband gave me. We made an appointment
to see you.
It was a life changing experience for me to find
you and learn about your pain therapy and it was great to read your book
to learn how your therapy works on the body. After you put the tape on my
neck, I was out of pain by the time we were driving away, it has been a miracle
therapy for me.
Later I bought the headband and I wear it day and
night. I have even tested it by not using it because I was tired of wearing
my hair the same way so I could wear the headband, the pain would get worse
within hours of not wearing it. I'm so happy to be out of pain, I don't
care about the hair style.
Thank you so very much for your pain therapy Biotape
and the many years of research you have completed and the many areas around
the world you have traveled to research and study and work to create a
therapy for pain. Many people can benefit from its use for any kind of
Thank you-Thank you again and again and again.....
Pain occurs when the endogenous electrical
signals between cells are broken, cut disconnected, shut off, or
suppressed. Banana peels, Conductive Silver Headache Bands, and
Biotape will help the body connect the broken circuits
that are the underlying cause of pain.
or wherever you hurt, apply the inside of banana peel held in place
with tape or an ace bandage. It will amaze you how much it helps.
-- Darrell Stoddard
If you would like to buy Biotape or a Conductive
Silver Headache Band go to: www.biotape.net
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is based on the opinions and experience of Darrell
Stoddard and the sources cited.
The information given is not intended to replace medical
advice from a qualified health care
professional. Unless indicated, the evidence provided
only anecdotal and not substantiated
by controlled scientific studies. Please share this
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