The Healing Powers of Magnets
Who believes they work? An estimated 140 million people use magnetic therapy to relieve
pain, improve circulation, reduce swelling, minimize stiffness, and increase overall
performance. Can they ALL be wrong?
Professional athletes use them, Doctors, Veterinarians, Psychiatrist, Chiropractors on and
on! Acclaimed scientist and thousands of medical experts around the world have proven
beyond a shadow of a doubt that magnets heal and strengthen the body.
A review in the Journal of Psychiatric Research 2001, suggests that repetitive
transcranial magnetic stimulation benefits numerous psychiatric disorders, including
depression and mania. A strong magnetic field is used to induce electric currents that
modulate the neuronal circuits; these changes resemble those produced by antidepressant
Institute of Environmental Health and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine,
Beijing, China. 1998, Study on the effects of static magnetic fields on free radical
metabolism of human body. Results suggest that the function of the free radical metabolism
of human body could be improved by static magnetic fields at that magnitude.
A double-blind study at Baylor College of Medicine, published in 1997 in Archives of
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine concluded that permanent magnets reduce pain in
post-polio patients. The results were reported in The New York Times and on PBS's Health
Week in Bryant Gumbel's Public Eye.
Time magazine reported recently of the growing use of magnets by champion golfers and
other professional athletes to relieve pain and improve strength.
Magnetic therapy has long been a significant component of the health industry in Japan and
China. Therapeutic applications of magnetic fields is now becoming a scientifically
acceptable and respected part of the medical communities of the United States and Europe.
There are now Neuromagnetics Institutes and the Bioelectromagnetics Societies all over the
world which use magnets to treat and cure a wide range of illnesses and injuries.
Long considered only a component of quack medicine, new magnetic research is revealing
much information on the therapeutic use of magnetic fields.
Strong evidence gained from research suggests that magnetic therapy may :
- Relieve Pain
- Reduce Inflammation
- Naturally increase the production of Melatonin and the growth hormone
- Restore Energy
- Increase blood circulation and release of oxygen from free radicals
- Prevent or reverse infectious states and degenerative diseases
- Promote metabolic processing of toxins
- Support the healing process
Even strong magnetic fields don't interact very strongly with non-iron based materials.
Human beings have iron in them. Magnetic fields exist and do interact with the
constituents of human tissues. All physical matter including ourselves, consists of atoms
and molecules, all moving about, some slow, some fast, depending on their molecular
make-up. For instance, iron and nutrient rich blood cells are heavy and move slow, blood
returning to be replenished moves fast. This constant movement in our bodies causes
friction, this friction gives us heat in the form of body temperature. This movement that
causes temperature also causes a magnetic energy field.
Now, the problem is getting the rich blood to the proper location. Do you think maybe a
magnet placed on the body would attract the iron/nutrient rich blood? Magnets deeply
penetrate the flesh and create a magnetic field that energizes and oxygenates the blood,
especially the white corpuscles which are the body's natural healing agent. The charged
ion particles in the blood are moved about, creating heat. This constant heat helps
increase blood flow, which helps to ease body pain and enables the body to perform its
natural healing process. Magnetic therapy is safe, non invasive, and non addictive.
Who May Benefit from Magnetic Therapy
The following are just a few of many conditions that may benefit from Magnetic Therapy:
Studies on magnetic therapies in the Journal of Electro and Magnetobiology led some
pioneering doctors in this country to experiment with magnets in their practice. Their
activities helped to standardize the use of magnets. The magnets size and strength in
treating various conditions. The length of exposure to a magnet for healing certain
ailments was also determined. Because of their work we know which magnets work most
efficiently. For example, a magnet placed in one specific area of the body may not
activate the entire body's healing power, whereas sleeping on a magnetic bed pad radiates
a magnetic field that can penetrate evenly into every part of the body and boost the
entire immune system.
Magnetic therapists have general guidelines for magnetic use. Magnets with 1000 to 3000
gauss power are recommended for chronic diseases like rheumatism, paralysis, backache and
injury to large muscles. More delicate parts of the body such as eyes or ears require less
gauss power of around 500. 500 gauss should also be employed when treating children.
Magnets are not meant to be used with pacemakers or automatic internal defibrillators. Nor
in cases of pregnancy. There are some other basics to know about magnets. To begin with
the power of a magnet. The strength of a magnet is measured by a gauss meter in gauss
units which is by the iron weight it can lift. For example, a magnet that can lift two
pounds of iron weight has 530-600 gauss power; five pounds of iron weight has 900-1250
power; 25 pounds has 2500 gauss power. The magnet's strength is determined by its size,
weight and the type of materiaI it is made of.
The range of healing using magnetic energy has been found effective in treating complaints
from acne to asthma, but knowing the proper gauss strength, how and where to place a
magnet on the body and the duration of exposure to magnetic energy are variables that a
trained practitioner would know best. Keep an open mind as you explore this alternative
therapy, but be practical and find a therapist who can help you to maximize its benefits
rapidly and safely.
HERE to Read articles published in USA Today, New York Times and more to help find the
perfect magnetic healing device for you!
Copyright 2002 Herbal Remedies USA LLC & Deb Jackson
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