Magnetic therapy is an alternative medicine practice involving the use of static
magnetic fields to alleviate chronic pains. Also referred as magneto therapy or
magno therapy, this healing method is quite prevalent in the history of Egypt, India
and Greece. Atharvana veda, one of the ancient scriptures of India has few notes on magnetic
therapy. The ayurvedic practitioners suggest that magnetic therapy is the best
to way to alleviate pains and rejuvenate the body and the mind.
Magnetic therapy deals with the application of electromagnetic devices or permanent
static magnets to the body for healing chronic pains or increasing energy flow
in the body. The therapy involves using magnets that are specifically designed for human application and has the power
to interact with the energy system of the body. Two schools of thoughts exist in describing magnetic therapy in humans.
- The first school of thought describes the application of magnets for pain relief. By this theory, magnets affect the electric current in cells. When magnets are subjected to the painful
regions of the body, the nerves in that area are stimulated thus
alleviating the innate pain in that area.
- The second school of thought on magnetic therapy is more relevant to the first one. It states
that when magnets are applied to the painful areas of the body, the cells
in that area respond to increased blood circulation, ion exchange, and
oxygen flow to the area. By attracting and repelling the charged particles
in the bloodstream, the magnetic fields increase the blood flow throughout
the body. Scientifically, increased oxygen in the tissues and blood stream
is bound to create a significant difference in the pace of healing.
The method of applying magnet to the human body is considered safe and non-invasive;
however, the therapy is not free of skepticism.
Magnetic therapy pain and healing
According to modern science, magnetic therapy is effective in treating
diseases pertaining to
- Circulatory system
- Digestive System
- Nervous system
- Respiratory system
- Urinogenital system
- Bowels of the uterus
- Pain, swelling and inflammation in the body
- Headaches and migraines
Magnetic therapy products
Considering the efficiency of its healing, a wide variety of magnetic products is sold in
the market. This includes magnetic jewelry, magnetic bracelets, straps for
wrists, ankles, knees and the back, magnetic shoe insoles, magnetic mattresses,
blankets. The market even has magnetized water for certain therapeutic purposes.
When shopping for these magnetic products, keep in mind to check the strength of the
magnet in the product. The most effective magnets are between 500 and 15,000
gauss. Remember, deeper the pain or injury, higher should be strength of the magnet.
A small self-adhesive magnet would be ideal for pains like headaches and sprains. Choose a larger and more powerful magnet if you intend to influence the flow of energy throughout the entire body.
Magnetic bracelets serve better in controlling nausea, aches and pains in the hands,
wrists or forearms. While a magnetic insole for your shoes can have some effect
on your feet, say like reflexology. Most of these magnetic insoles for shoes
are developed on the principles of reflexology.
As for magnetic pillows and mattress, they can increase the flow of circulation while
you are asleep. They also aid in relaxation during sleep. While shopping for
magnetic products, remember to buy products that have both magnetic and thermal
properties. Because heat and magnet when
used together, are found to produce better results.
Bio magnetic therapy is the field of scientific experimentation of magnetic fields
on living organisms. Researches worldwide have conducted experiments with
magnets on plants, bacteria, virus and human to ascertain their biological
effects. Many experiments were also conducted to discover the effect of magnetic field in the human body.
Japanese researchers indicate that magnets are effective in treating blood pressure,
stiff-shoulders, constipation and fatigue. While Russian studies indicate that
magnets are effective in treating kidney stones and gall-bladder stones in
Considering the magnets acquaintance with iron, it is
also found that magnets are effective in separating red blood cells from blood
plasma and other blood cells. This discovery has paved way for magnet as a
potential therapy in treating many diseases or conditions in human beings.