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. You can find out yourself for the cost
of a banana and you don't need to irrigate the Sahara. 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 medications that (according to the American Heart Association)
can all lead to heart attacks, stroke, and death.
We have found that Banana peels
will not only help headaches but
may relieve pain anywhere else in the body, including:
Chronic back pain, Arthritis pain, Neuropathic Pain, Trigeminal
Neuralgia Pain, "RSD"
or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, and even Kidney Stone pain.
Apply the inside of a banana peel held in place with tape
or an ace bandage directly over where it hurts.
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 nerve
suppressing medication. See the following letters:
--- 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 my family.
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 right eye.
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
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.)
I was discussing the above phenomenon with Dr. Verl McBride, Ph.D.
who has spent a lifetime successfully helping children
and adults with learning disabilities by synchronizing
the hemispheres of the brain using patterning exercises.
Dr. McBride suggested another way to stop headaches: Put a patch
over one eye. After several minutes if it doesn't work,
try the other eye. Putting a patch over one eye,
visually eliminates the disharmony of the hemispheres of
the brain which may be causing the headache. There are
also several exercises that do this. One is crawling on
your hands and knees without turning the head with the eyes following
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 to drink."
Bud (Lloyd) Kersey
Yes, I would be honored to make a statement on how this headband
has helped me.
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
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 pain.
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.
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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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