It appears that magnet was discovered several hundred
years before Jesus Christ. One story of its discovery is
very interesting. There is a story according to which, a
vast area called Magnesia in Asia Minor was enriched with
black iron ore composed of iron and oxygen – Fe3O4
(Ferrosoferric oxide). The local inhabitants found the ore
having powers of attraction and named it “Magnetite” as
it was first found in Magnesia.
|“Magnetism is the King of
All Secrets.” Paracelus
Physical disability, such as spinal cord injury
(SCI), multiple sclerosis (MS), and post polio
syndrome, often aggravates many ailments that
are amenable to magnetic therapy, an increasingly
popular alternative medicine modality.
It was a Physician from Switzerland – P A Paracelsus – 1493-1541 – who
recognized the therapeutic powers of magnets. He made a
relevant observation, which is, “…that which
constitutes a magnet is an attraction force which is beyond
our understanding, but, which nevertheless causes an attraction
of iron and other things. Magnetic treatment was useful
in all inflammation, influxes, and ulcerations, in diseases
of uterus and bowels, in internal as well as external diseases…”
Dr William Gilbert of England (Colchester) 1540-1603 AD,
made a scientific study of electricity and magnetism and
wrote a path-breaking book entitled “De Magnet”.
An English scientist, Michael Faraday (1791-1867 AD),
made extensive discoveries and has come to be known as
the founder of Biomagnetics. He is the one who worked to
point out that all matter is magnetic and they are either
repelled or attracted by a magnetic field.
The Chinese called the magnet ‘Chu Shi’ the
French called it ‘Aimant’ whereas the Greeks
called it ‘Magnetis’.
Dr Mesmer (1734-1815), who was known to be the father
of hypnotism, in fact “mesmerism” came to be
known from his name, Father Hall of Austria, Dr Samuel
Hahnemann, the father of Homoeopathy are some of the pioneers
who contributed their might for the development of Magnetic
In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in
alternative medicines or treatments. People seeking more
relief than drugs can give them, or looking to treat their
illness/pain without medication, are flocking to the “natural” alternatives
being offered, including magnetic therapy.
Magnetic therapy is based on the premise that since all
living things exist in a magnetic field (the Earth), and
since the human body itself has a magnetic field, then
the application of static magnets will help to re-arrange
or restore that magnetic balance. What benefits does it
offer? Proponents and medical supporters of magnetic therapy
claim that the use of magnets on certain parts of the body
relating to pain, injury or disease, can help to re-direct
the flow of positive and negative ions in the natural magnetic
field, thus increasing blood flow, and drawing away acids
and inflammation that have built up in the surrounding
|Until relatively recently, scientists believed
that life was mostly a biochemical process. The idea
that magnetic fields could significantly influence
living systems seemed far-fetched. Perspectives have
shifted rapidly, however, and many scientists now
believe that at some level we are fundamentally electromagnetic
Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tx.,
conducted a double-blind study of 50 patients with postpolio
syndrome who reported muscular or arthritic-like pain.
The study reported that 76% of the group with a "real" magnet
showed improvement compared with 19% of the group with
a "sham" (inactive) magnet. This study was published
in Arch Phys Med Rehabil Vol 78, November 1997.
Michael I. Weintraub, MD, FACP, conducted a pilot study
of diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy. This was
published in the American Journal of Pain Management, Volume
8 No. 1 January 1998. Using magnetic foot insoles, this
pilot study revealed that 75% (6 of 8) subjects experienced
a reduction or reversal of symptoms. Dr. Weintraub is currently
conducting a similar, nation-wide study using a double-blind
protocol. The results are expected to be published by fall
of 2001. Be sure to watch for this! (We believe, based
on the anecdotal evidence we have seen, that the results
will be very favorable!)
Between February and December 1996, 38 subjects with wrist
pain were part of a study conducted by Dr. Michael McLean,
Robert R. Holcomb, and others supported by the Sara Lee
Corporation in collaboration with the Holcomb Medical Research
Institute and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 29
of these subjects were evaluable. This team found that
pain decreased an average of 53%, an 18/29 (62%) improved
during the blinded phase of the test.
|Gauss rating is a confusing factor
to many consumers. Many believe that the higher the
gauss number, the more powerful the magnet, and the
better it will work. This is only partly true. Our
magnets are rated at 2200 Gauss. However, this is not
as important as the penetrating ability of the magnet.
Due to their unique design, these magnets have a magnetic
field that travels much farther than comparable magnets
of the same size, weight, thickness, etc. The ability
of the magnetic field to reach the affected area is
essential to obtain a response! Plus, they are COMFORTABLE
MAGNETIC THERAPY – TECHNIQUES OF APPLICATION
Human body is endowed with natural healing powers. As
Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine once said: “Nature
cures; not the physician”. All the systems of alternate
medicine aim at holistic healing. They try to create conducive
conditions for the natural healing process of the body
to speed up. Magnetic therapy is no exception to this principle.
The therapeutic effects of magnets work through: (1) Nervous
system (2) Respiratory system (3) Digestive system (4)
Urinary system, and, most importantly through (5) Blood
Extensive studies have revealed that water from North
Pole magnets has the benevolent effect of controlling bacterial
infections, including neutralizing, or, in some cases killing
cancer cells. Also found to be effective in tumors, skin
rashes, sores, boils etc. North Pole, in effect, has a
retarding action. The South Pole oozes energy, imparts
strength and warmth to the affected parts, reduces swelling,
stops pains and in general increases power of resistance
of the patient.
The metabolism of every living cell of not only human
beings but also all other life forms is linked essentially
to electro-magnetic energy. Biological self-healing powers
are buttressed, if energy is significantly made available
to it. An organism full of energy is anathema to bacterial
and virus infections as its power of resistance peaks.
It only spells rosy health and extreme fitness. The basic
concept of magnetic therapy is nothing more than this.
Some doctors prefer only North Pole, whereas others prefer
South Pole for treatment. Dr Albert Roy Davis, U.S.A; is
an ardent supporter of single pole use in treatment. His
book “The Anatomy of Bio-magnetism” states:
North Pole (N.P)
Arthritis - calcium of joints is slowly dissolved by
Bleeding or hemorrhage - After birth or due to female weak organs.
Bleeding of wounds, cuts, bruises due to weak tissues.
Boils and Cancers
Broken bones, broken joints, fractures - South Pole on the upper and
North Pole on the lower portion ensures best healing.
Burns - North Pole on the burnt portion - When the pain is less, South
Pole to give strength to the tissue and to form flesh over the burnt
H.B.Pressure - N.P. under the right ear down the artery.
Infection, pus, discharge due to any infection - (N.P. arrests it and
Kidney infection or stone (even partially lost kidneys may start functioning
in some cases).
Sprains in ankles, back, hips, legs and feet, etc.
Teeth and gums - Decaying teeth, infection of gums, swellings, and pus
Toothache with bad smell, bleeding & wounds
South Pole (S.P)
All kinds of pains, stiffness and weakness in fore limbs,
arms, legs. Shoulders, hips, etc.-S.P. encourages & provides
strength and life to the limbs.
Encourage life in all its forms but makes infection worse.
Digestion poor, as formation-Due to more acidity in stomach.
Production of insulin less.
Prostate enlargement (Fluid discharge is increased. M. W. every 2hours
or earlier is a must).
Hair coloring-S.P. improves hair coloring in limited cases of those persons
only whose health is good. South Pole for ½ hour on the seat of
the person after he/she has gone to bed gives good results.
Heart- We should ascertain the actual heart disease as there may be several
types of complaints. For weak of pulse rate, and heart beats-apply South
Neuralgia (Headache0- the causes should be investigated and treated.
S.P. works to remove it if applied also below the left side of the stomach,
M.W, and diet should be advised.
Weak muscles- South Pole for 10-minute morning and 10 minutes in the
Weakness to walk-South Pole for a week or 10 days provides energy and
How Magnets Affect the Body
Although not exactly sure how, scientists believe that
magnetic fields perturb the body’s own magnetic energy,
which, in turn, triggers more conventional biochemical
and physiological mechanisms. Magnetic fields:
· Increase blood flow, bringing in more oxygen
and nutrients, and flushing away waste products.
· Modulate calcium flow through the body, which
is essential to many physiological processes. Magnetic
fields can attract calcium ions to heal a broken bone or
help move calcium away from painful arthritic joints.
· Alter the acidity or alkalinity of body fluids,
which are often out of balance with illness;
· Affect hormone production (including those of
the brain’s all-important pineal gland), which initiates
a cascade of biological effects.
· Alter enzyme activity and other biochemical processes,
such as the production of ATP, a molecule that provides
cellular fuel for the entire body.
· Stimulate electromagnetic energy flow through
· Alter cell chromosome alignment.
Magnetic Therapy is said to have soothing effect on the
cells, tissues and nerves, when applied to an affected
part and cause to lessen the pain, stiffness, soreness
or swelling. Magnetic Therapy acts: To improve circulation
As a corollary of the above, increases the temperature, and,
Relaxes the muscles
studies indicate the potential benefit of magnetic-therapy
for many disorders and ailments (from Healing
with Magnets by Gary Null):
Spinal Cord Injury
Diseases of Larynx
Simply place the magnets on the area you are seeking positive
change; affix with the high quality, durable adhesive tape
included. Simply peel off the protective backing and place
over the magnet to hold the magnet in place. (The raised "N" on
the magnet is the North side of the magnet, and we suggest
that this side be placed Next to the skin.)