and the Study of Magnetic Field Therapy
There have been more than 3000 studies made on MFT - clearly more
than have been made on aspirin.
Some of the research and its results are
listed below together with explanations for
the impact of MFT. Research is being constantly
updated and extended..
The efficiency of pulsed electromagnetic
field therapy has been proved and demonstrated
in many different ways over the years.
- Dark field microscopy proves that clustering
in the erythrocytes can be cleared. This
leads to: improved viscosity of the blood,
improved blood flow, enlargement of the
surface area, increased
oxygen levels and reduced risk of thrombosis.
- Bone density measurements reveal a significant
increase in bone density after treatment
over a fairly long period of time.
- Infrared thermography measurements show
a warming of the skin caused by improved
circulation or rather a widening of the
- The measurement of the skin conduction
potential at acupuncture meridian points
(PROGNOS) method records the regulation
in the body.
- A combined bio feedback measurement demonstrates
he optimisation of a large number of bodily
functions after only a few minutes
of treatment with pulsed magnetic fields.
- Photoplethysmography measurements indicate
on average a 45% improvement in circulation
in the area of microcirculation and an
of 25% in blood oxygen levels.
After considerable experimentation
on himself, friends, acquaintances and
a few individuals diagnosed with AIDS,
all reaped some health benefit. Dr Beck
Soon,soon however, realized that the blood
might be cleared of viruses or other pathogens
but these same pathogens could be temporarily
hiding in the lymph system. To create the
necessary microcurrents in lymph and tissue
to neutralize viruses and other pathogens,
he developed a magnetic pulse generator.
Pulsed magnetic fields create microcurrents
in lymph and other tissue. Externally applied
magnetic pulses to the lymphatic system,
the spleen, kidney & liver, help neutralize
germinating, latent and incubating parasites
of all types, helping to block re-infection.
This speeds up the elimination of disease,
restores the immune system, and supports
detoxification. Permanent magnets, no matter
how strong they are, will not produce the
same results as the pulsed fields of Bob
Beck's device, which produces induced back-emf
- Osteoporosis particularly after the menopause (referring to both
prophylaxis and therapy)
- Sudeck's disease (post-traumatic osteoporosis)
- Status after bone fracture and fissure; status post surgery on
the skeletal system where, for example, bones have been set using
screws or pins.
- Status after implantation of endoprosthesis (to prevent slackening)
- Development of pseudoarthrosis (false joint) after unstable fractures
|There are generally two different
methods of magnetic therapy application,
those who expose the body to only the
north (negative) pole and those who
use low gauss strength simultaneous
exposure to both the negative and positive
poles. Magnetotherapy practitioners
who exclusively use the north (negative)
pole suggest an exposure intensity
of 2,000 to 4,000 gauss, an intensity
not recommended for a dual or bi-polarity
applications. The placement is generally
simple and straight forward, with the
magnet being placed directly on the
area being treated, like applying a
band-aide. In contrast, magnetotherapy
practitioners who promtote the use
of spatially alternating magnetic poles
generally employ magnets that are made
with some sort of spatial pattern of
alternating magnetic polarity such
as concentric circles or a checkerboard
The duration of treatment is
very important. The longer a magnet
is applied to the injured or painful
area, the more quickly it heals
and the greater the symptom relief.
Close to twenty four hours a day
application is sometimes suggested,
if possible. The duration of treatment
is dependent upon the persistence
Regenerating Function - Soft Tissues
- Trauma following accidents with or without the skin being
- Pressure sores (decubital ulcer)
Relaxing Function - Calming the Autonomic
- Neurodystonia (imbalance of
the nervous system eg. attacks of perspiration)
- Sleep disorders
- Prophylactic relaxation effect to counteract everyday stress
- Stress in the general sense of the word, particularly after
long periods of physical effort ("distress")
- Concentration difficulties
How Do Magnetic Fields Affect
All cells in the body
share common components, regardless of
their type. One
of the common constituents of all cells
are ions. Ions are positively and negatively
charged particles that conduct electro-magnetic
pulses from within the cell. The electro-magnetic
pulses allow the cell to function. Without
ions, a cell can not live.
Increased Oxygen Supply
- In aerobic cell respiration (increased stamina
in athletic performance)
- In anaerobic cell respiration (more rapid regeneration as a result
of expulsion of lactates and faster incorporation of glycogens
into muscle cells)
- General increase in metabolism owing to increase in combustion
processes within the cells (mitochondria)
problems: in vascular disease caused by diabetes
and sclerosis (arteriosclerosis), in varicose veins
- Accelerated absorption of bruises (haematomas)
- Expulsion of lymph oedema
Magnetic fields . They
will attract many different types of
metallic particles. The blood contains
iron and when therapeutic Magnetic
fields are placed on the skin the
penetrates through the skin and into
the surrounding tissues and blood stream.
The iron in the blood is attracted
to the magnetic field, this causes
movement within the blood stream and
the increased activity causes the blood
flow to improve.
The increase in blood flow is
localized to the area where the magnets
unless the Magnetic fields are placed
directly over a major artery such
as the radial
artery (the wrist pulse point) or the
carotid artery (the pulse point in
the neck). When Magnetic fields are
placed over a major artery, there
is a much
larger perfusion of blood flow so the
magnetic field is carried further around
When the body’s blood flow,
oxygen level is increased, nutrients
are distributed to the organs and tissues
much more effectively and quickly.
Your organs have a fresh rich supply
of oxygen and nutrients to nourish
them. Plus the tissues also gain oxygen,
healing nutrients and hormones including
endorphins, which are the body’s
natural pain killing hormone.
If you have an injury or ailment
which is supplied with regular fresh
oxygen, nutrients and endorphins then
your injury or ailment will heal much
faster and the pain will be reduced
by the body’s own pain killing
Pain Alleviation in Bones and Joints
- Degeneration of the spin and the bones
and joints in the arms and legs (knee,
hip, elbow and shoulder etc)
- Rheumatic joint inflammations (eg. polyarthritis)
- Inflammations leading to stiffening in
the vertebrae (eg. Bechterev's disease)
- Joint injuries (eg. from sport)
In a normal healthy cell, the
ions are distributed around the cell with
all of the positive ions on one side and
the negative ions on the opposing side. The
ions which live outside of the cell in the
tissues will align with those inside of the
cell so that opposing poles are together
with the cell membrane between them (see
diagram of healthy cell below). This allows
fluid, oxygen and nutrients (fluid exchange)
to move freely in and out of the cell, while
maintaining the natural balance within the
||In a diseased (injured) cell, the positive
and negative ions do not stay on opposing
sides of the cell. They are disrupted
and scatter randomly around the cell.
At the same time the ions on the outside
of the cell membrane also become scattered
as they try to find their opposing pole,
this results in cellular imbalance. Extra
fluid from the tissues outside the cell
is able to penetrate the cell which in
turn pushes vital nutrients, hormones
and electrolytes (salts) out of the cell.
The cell’s ability to function
is greatly reduced and cellular degeneration
begins, which if not corrected will lead
to the cell dying.
Pain Alleviation in Soft Tissue
- Non-articular rheumatism (fibromyalgia)
- Connective tissue injuries (eg. post-surgery,
The term Magnetic Resonance Stimulation
Therapy refers to pulsating magnetic fields
of a low frequency with a maximum intensity
of 5 Gauss (equivalent to 10 times the
strength of the earth's magnetic field).
Our experiences in the practice and the
following reports refer to Magnetic Resonance
However on this website we use the generic term Magnetic
Field Therapy mostly because this term is more familiar to
The PMF therapy is a heatless therapy,
therefore, all implants (except heart pacemakers)
can be treated. Hospitals use PMF therapy to accelerate
the healing of patients with pins and bone plates
because no damaging heat is produced in the implants.
Fractures can be treated even through a plaster
cast, since magnetic fields permeate all materials
Microscopy - Blood Diagnostics
Darkfield blood diagnostics give us an overview of the body's individual
environment and thus its tendency to become ill. It allows for
conclusions to be drawn on the individual's state of the health
and possible causes of disease.
A drop of blood is taken from the patient's finger and immediately
looked at (therefore in its living condition) under a special dark
field microscope. With the help of a video camera the picture is
projected onto a monitor and discussed with the patient. The patient
experiences a real time view of the therapy's effectiveness.
The procedure gives a valuable picture of the "internal state" of
the patient's immune and metabolic systems. Detailed information
is available about the PH balance, the oxygen saturation levels
of the red blood corpuscles, the degree of oxidative stresses,
hydration of the cells and inflammations. Furthermore we can identify
the effectiveness of the blood corpuscles (and any immuno-deficiencies)
and the status of the liver and kidneys. Damage caused by environmental
poisons, toxins eg. heavy metals becomes visible.
Professor Dr G Enderlein's observations
of the micro-organisms living in blood
(1872-1968) provide valuable information
body's individual environment.
With the help of immune-biological medicine,
decontamination measures and by regulating
one's environment (nutritional advice,
of the bowel flora), disease processes
can be influenced and the immune system
can be stimulated.
Amazing results can be achieved particularly
with chronic illnesses.
The effectiveness of MFT can be seen by
taking a blood sample before and after
MFT and observing the differences between
Broad Spectrum, Good Results
Medical Tribune author Dr Grebe tests pulsating magnetic field
Medical Tribune Report
WIESBADEN - many individual health practices need to be....
Manche Individuelle Gesundheitsleistungen (IGeL) erfordern ein
erkleckliches Sümmchen an Investitionen. Und die Einsatz-
und Abrechnungsmöglichkeiten müssen gründlich ausgelotet
werden. Gut, wenn man bei der Entscheidung auf die Erfahrung von
Kollegen zurückgreifen kann. Dr. Wolfgang Grebe ist den MT-Lesern
seit Jahren als Abrechnungsexperte vertraut. Auch auf dem Internistenkongress
stellte der niedergelassene Internist und Co-Autor unseres Gebührenhandbuchs
wieder IGeL vor. Eine davon hat er frisch und erfolgreich in seiner
Praxis etabliert: die pulsierende Magnetfeldtherapie.
|In Canada, government licensing even
recognizes the use of a magnetic bed as a
medical device. With the use of static magnets,
the north pole (south-seeking pole) of the
magnet has different healing qualities than
the south pole. North pole therapy is generally
described as "contracting, healing,
alkalizing" while south pole therapy
is described as "stimulating." Having
said this, a wealth of studies translated
from Russian and Japanese, as examples, do
not differentiate between north and south
pole for effective healing.
Magnetic Field Therapy
(MFT) permeates all cells, enhances ion exhange,
normalizes circulation, and increases the
oxygen utilisation of the cell.
Normal cell potential=about 90 MV (millivolts)
Inflammatory condition=about 120MV
Degenerative condition=about 30 MV
Magnetic Field Therapy Work with Multiple Sclerosis?
Pulsed magnetic fields are used in the diagnostic of multiple sclerosis
and they can have a role in its treatment as American researchers
have recently shown in a study. Weak pulsating electromagnetic
fields have a positive influence on fatigue and the general quality
||PEMFields will also affect
the white blood cells that are surrounding
the injury and fighting the disease.
White blood cells fight infection and
disease by engulfing infectious and diseased
and consuming them (phagocytosis). During
this process the white blood cells release
toxins into the blood stream. The body
can not detoxify and excrete these toxins
safely so they are stored in the tissues
as small hard pockets of fluid (cellulite).
When a magnetic field is present
in the blood, toxins in the tissues
are drawn out as the magnetized blood
passes through the tissues. The toxins
are then carried to the liver for
detoxification and on to the kidneys
For centuries people have tried to use
magnets to alleviate pain but so far MFT
has not enjoyed complete acceptance in
medicine. It is fact that until recently
only a few scientifically reliable studies
existed. American scientists have now proven
weak pulsating electromagnetic fields could
alleviate some MS symptoms.
117 patients with multiple sclerosis participated
in the research. For four weeks they were
exposed to a daily dose of a weak pulsating
electromagnetic field of low frequency.
The scientists paid special
attention to the effect of the treatment
on fatigue, blister control, spastics and
the quality of life.
|Much research and interest is now directed
toward the electrical nature of life.
Scientists have established beyond any
doubt that all living cells are electrical
in nature. The functioning of the cells
and nervous system of every living being
is based on direct current (DC) and pulsed
DC energy. Without this energy, there
is no life. Each individual cell possesses
a positive electrical charge at its nucleus
and a negative electrical charge on its
This positive-negative polarization
allows each cell to function in an
orderly and healthy manner. As cells
perform their normal bodily functions,
this electromagnetic charge wears
down. The body attempts to revitalize
these "tired" cells by
sending pulses of electromagnetic
energy from the brain through the
nervous system to recharge the cells
and strengthen the polarized field.
The energy can be diminished or
blocked conditions found throughout
today's environment, resulting in
a host of modern maladies. These
can range from headaches and fatigue
to tumors and disruption of both
circulatory and digestive systems,
along with other specific and non-specific
Treatment with electromagnetic fields significantly
reduced fatigue symptoms and improved the
subjects' general quality of life. Mixed
results were obtained with spastic symptoms
and blisters were unaffected by the treatment.
In the opinion of the authors a treatment
with pulsating electromagnetic fields can
alleviate some MS symptoms. Thus their data
the results of earlier research with smaller
numbers of participants. The heads of the
research endorse further investigation to
whether patients benefit from ambulatory
treatment or whether they can profit from
the beta interferons of this treatment.
Source: the technical periodical "Alternative Therapies in
Health and Medicine" July 2003
MAGNETIC THERAPY FOR DOGS
By Shawn Messonnier, DVM
In recent years, therapy
for dogs using magnets has
gained a large following
among some pet owners. It
is seen as a safe and simple
method of treating various
disorders, often producing
positive results without
side effects or much expense.
This type of treatment is
often used in conjunction
or to replace other therapies
include traditional medications,
surgery, and of course complementary
therapies such as acupuncture
Magnetic Field Therapy Influences Arterial
A study involving rats has shown that MFT affects the muscle tone
of capillaries dependant upon their original state.
Around 2000 years ago the Chinese already practised MFT. In the
21st Century the industry generates around 500m US Dollars a year.
Only sporadic reporting of MFT's effects mean that only limited
evidence of its potential is available.
All magnets have two poles, one
positive and one negative. In 1974
Albert Roy Davis, Ph.D., noted that
positive and negative magnetic polarities
have different effects upon the biological
systems of both animals and humans.
Davis then concluded that negative
magnetic fields have a beneficial effect
on living organisms, whereas positive
magnetic fields have a stressful effect.
A positive magnetic pole, with prolonged
exposure, interferes with metabolic
functioning, produces acidity, reduces
cellular oxygen supply, and encourages
replication of latent microorganisms.
Positive magnetic fields can increase
pain due to their interference with
normal metabolic functions.
Robert Becker, M.D., (Orthopedic surgeon)
found that weak electric currents promote
the healing of broken bones.
Static magnetic fields are produced
by natural or artificial magnets. Pulsating
magnets are generated entirely by electrical
devices. According to William H. Philpott,
M.D., of Choctwaw, Oklahoma, magnetic
fields can stimulate metabolism and
increase the amount of oxygen available
to the cells of the body. Dr. Philpott
pioneered the use of magnetic therapy
for psychiatric disorders. The biological
value of oxygen is increased by the
influence of a negative electromagnetic
field, and the field causes the negatively
charge deoxyribonucleicacid (DNA) to "pull" the
oxygen out of the bloodstream and into
the cell. The negative electromagnetic
field keeps a cellular buffer system
(pH or acid-base balance) intact so
that cells remain alkaline; pathogenic
microorganisms cannot survive in a
well-oxygenated, alkaline environment.
Also, magnetotherapy can increase enzyme
action because it fosters a favorable
environment within cells (mainly a
A negative magnetic field applied
to the top of the head has a calming,
sleep-inducing effect on brain and
body functions, due to the stimulation
of the production of the hormone melatonin.
Melatonin is antistressful, antiaging,
antiinfectious, anticancerous, and
has control over respiration and the
production of free radicals (highly
destructive molecules that are missing
one electron, and readily react with
other molecules). Free radicals can
lead to decreased efficiency of protein
Scientists at the University of Virginia
are now examining the effect of static
magnetic field therapy on the micro vascilliary
tone of skeletal muscles. They base the
research on the assumption
that MFT can improve blood supply by changing
this muscle tone and therefore help with
injuries, inflammations and other pathophysiological
conditions. The scientists measured the
changes in capillary width
in the spinotrapezius muscle of Sprague
Dawley rates which were exposed to 15 minutes
of MFT. Before, during and after the therapy
the muscles were examined with the aid
Results showed that originally expanded
capillaries contract themselves and contracted
capillaries expand following treatment
From this study we can conclude at the
very least that MFT has a certain influence
on capillary muscle tone so the therapy
applicable to ischemic (contracted capillaries)
and/or edematous (expanded capillaries)
Source and Further Information:
Kongress: Experimental Biology 2003
"In 1989 David
Hood found chronic (30+ days) 10
Hz stimulation TRIPLED two CRITICAL
enzymes used during final stages of
respiration. Citrate-synthase the regulator
of the Krebs cycle and cytochrome-c-oxidase.
which is critical in the electron transport
chain. Hood concluded this was due
to similarly increased mitochondrial
In 2003 NASA-Goodwin found 10 Hz square
wave stimulation caused neural tissue
regeneration @ 4x baseline, w/ better
3-D orientation; cell DNA signature turned
- OFF - 120+ sets of maturation genes
and turned - ON - 120+ sets of developmental
genes. Over 100 sets of nucleic DNA reverted
from maturation to developmental. NASA
didn't dig deep enough to explain why
cell regeneration QUADRUPLED under 10
Hz pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF)
or why the genetic effects occurred ONLY
at 10 Hz pulsed electromagnetic field
(PEMF). However moreATP explains very
well based upon the work of David Hood
and the efficient demonstration by James
In 2007 James Tong DOUBLED mitochondrial
density at the nerve synapse but TRIPLED
nerve synapse energy utilizing 10 Hz
stimulation. These synergistic changes
took only 5 minutes to manifest. It is
prudent to consider Tong fist stimulated
at 1/2 Hz for just two minutes and both
mitochondrial density and nerve junction
energy parameters fell by 20%. However
within 5 minutes at 10 Hz both measurements
soared. Compare mitochondrial DENSITY
of unstimulated mitochondria (white circles)
w/ 10 Hz stimulated mitochondria (black
circles); compare TOTAL ENERGY at synapse
junction unstimulated (white circles)
w/ 10 Hz stimulated (black circles).
Mitochondrial density change=2x+ and
Synapse Energy change=3x+ so each mitochondria
increased its energy production by 50%
within 5 minutes "
Research Results Verify the Effects
of MFT on Patients with Diabetes and Poliomyelitis
Bremen. The Greeks of antiquity used magnets to treat their soldiers'
The menstruation pains of their women. Then
magnets faded into oblivion as a treatment
source. For a while they were even treated
with suspicion. Only now have magnets returned
to popularity as
a method of healing. At the present time
'healing magnets' generate a five billion
Dollar industry worldwide with the majority
used in the USA…. and in Germany where
the number of devotees is growing.
|Numerous testimonials from individuals
who use a magnetic pulse generator on tumors,
lymph, teeth and organs support the effectiveness
of providing the body with both microcurrents
and magnetic therapy. The research studies
on pulsed magnetic fields (many conducted
in Russia) indicate they are effective in
many cases to improve circulation, accelerate
tissue regeneration, regulate the nervous
system, reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
Studies in the US indicate pulsed magnetic
fields may help speed the healing of fractures
and have proved effective in fractures that
would not otherwise heal.
in the Use of Magnets Took Place in Japan
The magnetic Renaissance ended up occurring in Japan in the 1960s
where they developed small magnetic plasters of the size of a one
mark piece. These are fastened with the North Pole facing downwards
onto the skin. These were improved upon with time. For instance
the north and south poles of the so called magnetic foils are coiled
together alternately in circles. They can be concealed under clothing
and long past are the times when patients had to stand on large
magnetic blocks. Nevertheless the question remains whether technically
refined magnets can actually help.
are placed over an area of inflammation,
the magnetic field penetrates through
the skin and deep into the tissues
and blood stream. Damaged cells will
react to the presence of a magnetic
field by realigning their ions into
the correct position. This begins the
process of eliminating the excess fluid
from with in the cell. Cell damage
will stop and healing of the cells
will begin over a period of days.
A recently published study
from the USA (JAMA, 283 (2000), 1322-1325)
gave rather sobering
results. Here 20 patients had magnetic plasters
placed on their backs to treat back pain;
some of them were treated
to placebos. The result; after four weeks
both groups were only somewhat better with
the magnets performing no better than the
placebos. However the research was strongly
criticised as the test
patients only wore the magnets for 18 hours
per week. "the
correct application requires the magnets to be worn 24 hours a
day on the skin" stresses Dr Michael
I Weintraub of the New York Medical College
in Briarcliff in the US Federal State of
Weintraub carried out a study with 24 patients
who suffered from peripheral polyneuropathy
as a complication of their diabetes mellitus
(J Pain Manage 9, 1999, 8). On one foot they
inserted a magnetic
sole, on the other, a placebo.
" Magnetic Feet" Showed Clear Improvement
A month later the patients' "magnetic feet" were
clearly improved. The pain had substantially
decreased in comparison to
the other foot.
In another American study the magnets were
tested on 50 patients. They had had poliomyelitis
and now had chronic join pain (Arch
Phys Med Rehabil 78, 1977, 1200). Magnetic
foils with alternating polarity led to three
quarters of the test subjects having a clear
reduction in their complaints. In Germany
the Munich Dr. Michael
Kris has worked for some time with permanent
magnets and in his opinion "the success rate of this treatment on patients with
soft tissue injuries is more than 70 percent".
Three hours of exposure
to a 50-Hz magnetic field in this
study revealed that experimentally
induced inflammation and suppressed
arthritis in rats was significantly
inhibited as a result.
Y. Mizushima, et
al., “Effects of Magnetic Field
on Inflammation,” Experientia,
December 15, 1975,
placebo-controlled research study
on the effects of pulsed electrical
fields administered over a 4 week
period revealed significant improvement
in patients receiving the therapy
relative to the controls.
J.C. Reynolds, “The
Use of Implantable Direct Current
Stimulation in Bone Grafted Foot
and Ankle Arthrodeses: A Retrospective
Review,” Second World Congress
for Electricity and Magnetism in
Biology and Medicine,
8-13 June 1997, Bologna,
In this general review
article on the treatment of patients
with psoriatic arthritis with magnetic
fields, the authors state that an
alternating low-frequency magnetic
field (30-40 mT) from such generators
as “Polius-1? and “Polius-101?
improves the clinical state of afflicted
joints. Such treatments are normally
carried out for 30 minutes per day
over a period of 15 to 20 days.
et al., “Therapeutic Use of
Physical Factors in Complex Therapy
of Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis,” Vopr
Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult,
(6), 1995, p. 48-51
This research studied
the effects of magnetolaser therapy
alone or combined with conventional
drugs in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
This treatment utilized a AMLT-01
device for magnetolaser therapy and
consisted of 14 days with 6 minute
exposures daily. An obvious improvement
was seen after 3 days of treatment,
with greater improvement by patients
suffering from mild to moderate levels
of the disease. End results computed
into a 90 percent patient improvement
et al., “Use of Magnetolaser
Therapy with an AMLT-01 Apparatus
in Complex Therapy for Rheumatoid
Arthritis,” Fiz Med, 4(1-2),
1994, p. 101-102
This study on 7 to
14 year old juveniles suffering from
rheumatoid arthritis examined effects
of low-frequency magnetic fields
from a Polius-1 device. Ten daily
treatment exposures of 10 to 12 minutes
each were conducted on three experimental
groups. The three groups showed 58,
76, 37 percent beneficial effects
from the treatment.
E.A. Shlyapok, et
al., “Use of Alternating Low-Frequency
Magnetic Fields in Combination with
Radon Baths for Treatment of Juvenile
Rheumatoid Arthritis,” Vopr
Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult,
1992, p. 13-17.
Low frequency and
constant magnetic fields in patients
suffering from rheumatoid arthritis
and osteoarthrosis was the focus
of this study. Patients with stages
1 & 2 rheumatoid arthritis as
well as patients with osteoarthrosis
deformans, showed the beneficial
effects from treatments. These low
frequency, constant magnetic fields
were found especially beneficial
to the knees, ankles and wrists.
et al., “Therapeutic Application
of Low-Frequency and Constant Magnetic
Fields in Patients with Osteoarthritis
Deformans and Rheumatoid Arthritis,” Vopr
Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult,
4, 1980, p. 29-35.
Magnets have a very real pain reducing effect.
Physiologically this effect is explained
by magnetism expanding blood vessels and
improving blood flow. The results of laboratory
research have so far revealed no harmful
side effects nor are they expected. The
World Health Organisation declares static
magnetic fields of up to 20,000 Gauss as
harmless and magnets used for treatment are
only of between 300 and 5,000 Gauss. It is
however difficult to
acquire these magnets in Germany and they
are more accessible on the Internet or through
advertisements in women's magazines.
Certainly headlines like "the absolute pain relief weapon
from Japan" make the treatment seem less respectable. In addition
it is often unclear which type of magnet is being sold. Inexpensive
products are usually the simple magnetic plasters which do not
always work whereas the Magnetic foils with alternating polarity
are substantially more expensive. But their abilities are well
documented. They have recently been designated as "LiTai" in
Further information under:
www.infoline.at Studies and Research by the
Sportorthopaedic Clinic Bern
Complementary therapies in the treatment
of pseudoarthrosis (Dr. Med. Ottmar Gorschewsky,
Dr. Med. Fabian Krause).
The first use of magnetic
fields in the treatment of PA is attributed
who published his first clinical results
The health benefits of magnetic fields with
PA is due to the imitation of the physiological
cell potential by the low-frequency alternating
current. The cell's own membrane potential
is overcome which induces
a cellular change so that bone healing can
progress. Good conduction conditions for
the current applied are needed to guarantee
ie. Deperiostized bones, unstable and atrophied
PA worsen because of the higher electrical
resistance of the stimulation.
MFT helps where vital fractures are not healing
and it also helps to treat calluses.
Contraindications arise from electromagnetic
resistance such as proximity to a cardiac
pacemaker and ferrousmagnetic osteosynthesis
|Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D., one
of America's pioneers in the field
on regeneration and electrical currents
in living things, has achieved what have
been termed "miraculous" results
in healing with biomagnetic therapy.
He has gone so far as to speculate that
electro-pollution, in addition to causing
some cancers, may be contributing to
the onslaught of such maladies as Reye's
syndrome, Lyme disease, Legionnaire's
disease, and AIDS.
Kyoichi Nakagawa, M.D., one of the world's foremost authorities
on magnetism and its therapeutic effects on the human body,
claims that the continuing degrading of the earth's magnetic
field, combined with mans electronic environment, is responsible
for a broad range of ailments which he labels as the Magnetic
Deficiency Syndrome. These ailments include stiffness of
the shoulders, back pain, neck pain, uncertain low back pain,
chest pains for no specific reason, habitual headache, heaviness
of head, dizziness, insomnia for uncertain reasons, habitual
constipation and general fatigue
High-energy dynamic magnetic fields with
curve amplitudes of up to 20 Gauss must be
applied for up to 10 hours daily. A newer
which work by using low-energy dynamic magnetic
fields within a static magnetic field with
a curve amplitude of only 0.4 Gauss,
need only be applied for 30 minutes daily.
Magnetic field therapy is not very common
despite supporting clinical evidence in German
speaking countries. Healing rates in the
of PA in larger clinical studies are between
70-85% (multi-center study in the USA - Orthologic
6'96, S Sattler et al. - Bangladesh
Med. Res. Counc. Bull. 4'99).
Source and further information under:
|Pulsed magnetic fields have proven to
help by increasing oxygen in the cells, improving
cell metabolism and enhancing mineral exchange.
Studies indicate these benefits have helped
individuals overcome heart, lung, gastrointestinal,
rheumatic and skin diseases as well as overcoming
infections and improving immunity. In short,
there are many benefits from the use of a
magnetic pulse generator.
About 26% of the population suffer from sleep disturbances. More
than 88 different forms have been identified. More than 50% suffer
in the over 60s age group. Alongside a range of medical and behavioural
measurements, evidence exists that pulsed magnetic fields can lead
to improved sleep patterns and reduced daytime tiredness. A goal
of this investigation was to evaluate the influence on daily fatigue
of a regular application of magnetic fields. Altogether 150 patients
with non-organic sleep disturbances were included, about 75 of
whom would use magnetic field treatment for two weeks.
|" a persons
biological daily clock may causally
be related to
memory deterioration in Alzheimer’s
patients and in the ageing. Synchronizing
of the circadian rhythms using magnetic
fields, (this article suggests) could
lead to improved memory for those affected.
R. Sandyk, et al., “Age-related
Disruption of Circadian Rhythms: Possible
Relationship to Memory Impairment and
Implications for Therapy with Magnetic
Fields,” International Journal
of Neurosci, 59(4), August 1991, p.
results were determined on the basis of three
internationally valid scales. On
the Epworth scale (maximum 24 points) a clear
decrease showed of daily tiredness of on
average 11.6 +/-1.3 …… after
application of magnetic fields while in the control group (initial
level: 11.4 points) no significant improvement was attained. On
the Stanford Sleep Scale (Max 7 points) the magnetic field group
reached 3.1+/-0.2 points …. From an original 5.3+/-1.1 points.
Once again no improvement was noted in the control group (initial
level:5.0 points). With the self-evaluation group (max 40 points)
the magnetic field group went from an initial 28.2+/-2.2p points….
To afinal score of 16.1+/-2.2 points while
the control group (start value 26.5 points)
showed no significant change. These results
prove that magnetic field therapy reduces
daily tiredness which
leads indirectly to an improvement in sleep
patterns. Further polysomnographic investigations
confirm this assumption.
CH. Thuile, M Walzl
Ch. Thuile, Internationale Gesellschaft für
Energiemedizin, Wien; M. Walzl, Landesnervenklinik
This study was presented at the 4. International
Congress on Geriatric dieeases, 17. to 19.
May 2001, in Vienna published in
ENERMED, 5. Jg., Nr.1, June 2001
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Pulsed magnetic fields have proven
to help by increasing oxygen in the cells,
improving cell metabolism and enhancing
Through the principle of induction,
this magnetic field creates tiny electrical
micro-currents in living organic materials
that contain an electrolyte such as saline.
Pulsed magnetic fields, in addition
to the healing qualities of static magnets,
produce microcurrents of electricity
in body cells and tissue. This was the
purpose in the development of a magnetic
pulse generator for health.
Magnetic fields and electric current are related. Each current,
and that includes the current in electrical circuits, creates a
magnetic field. Each reversal of a magnetic field creates an electrical
field. This mutual induction of variable electrical and magnetic
fields is the basis of the Maxwell equation in physics. These laws
of physics lead to eg. the fact that moving electrical charges
align themselves into a constant magnetic field. Nuclear spin tomography
(MRT) is based upon these laws. Moving electrical charges for eg.
electrons or loaded molecules produce a small magnetic field and
work like elementary magnets which can interact with constant magnetic
fields. A variable magnetic field creates an electrical field which
in itself exerts a force on resting electrical charges.
Results of this double-blind, placebo-controlled
study indicated that pulsed electromagnetic
field therapy exhibited significant
beneficial effects in the treatment
of patients suffering from persistent
rotator cuff tendonitis.
A. Binder, Pulsed Electromagnetic
Field Therapy of Persistent Rotator
Cuff Tendinitis. A Double-blind Controlled
Assessment, Lancet, 1(8379), March
31, 1984, p. 695-698.
Biological procedures are usually
achieved through electrical operational sequences
for example all nerve information transfers.
procedures in the cell depend on oxygen and
other carriers of energetic charges which
are magnetisable. When the organism is ill,
these procedures are often disturbed which
leads to metabolism disorders. There is a
reduced power supply in the cell and a build
up of waste products within the cell as they
cannot be effectively
removed. Applying a magnetic field allows
the electrical operational sequences to realign
and poisoned and inactive cells normalise.
Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
A study of three
patients with Amyotrophic Lateral
Sclerosis were treated with
a pulsed magnetic field apparatus.
Given three times a week for approximately
75 sessions to achieve maximum benefits,
all three experienced beneficial effects.
A. Bellosi & R. Berget, “Pulsed
Magnetic Fields: A Glimmer of Hope
for Patients Suffering from Amyotrophic
Lateral Sclerosis,” Second World
Congress for Electricity and Magnetism
in Biology and Medicine,
8-13 June 1997, Bologna, Italy.
The fact that almost all disease
affects the cells, our smallest independent
unit, explains MFT's high success rate.
Stimulation of the cells leads to increased
metabolism and efficient disposal of wastes
and toxins. Toxins can be removed and the
process is enhanced.
|A group of 83 adults with ununited
fractures were examined for the effects
of bone grafting and pulsed electromagnetic
fields for this study. Results showed
a successful healing rate of 87 percent
in the original 38 patients treated with
bone grafts and PEMF for ununited fractures
with wide gaps, malalignment, and synovial
pseudarthrosis. Of the 45 patients that
were not successfully treated with PEMF
and had bone grafting, when re-treated
with pulsing electromagnetic fields,
achieved a 93 percent success rate. (
I hope you can comprehend this – there
was no union, meaning the bone did not
heal until they used pulsed magnetic
field therapy )
C.A. Bassett, et al., “Treatment
of Therapeutically Resistant Non-unions
with Bone Grafts and Pulsing Electromagnetic
Fields,” Journal of Bone Joint
Surg, 64(8), October 1982, p. 1214-1220.
Continuous, non-pulsating magnetic fields
do not change inactive charges. Therefore
pulsating magnetic fields should be used
treatments. The energy fields work at a
deep level which reach all parts of the
body like the internal organs or bones
be treated through other methods.
Although more scientific proof of the effects
and mechanism of MFT is needed, pulsating
magnetic fields of certain frequencies
and intensities are very well researched
and are proving very successful.
PEMF therapy has successfully been
used for the control of pain associated
with rotator cuff tendonitis, multiple
sclerosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and
peri-arthritis (Battisti et al, 1998:
Lecaire etal. 1991). An improvement was
observed in 93% of patients suffering
from carpal tunnel pain and in 83% in
case of rotator cuff tendonitis. PEMF
therapy was also used for treatment of
migraine, chronic pelvic pain, neck pain,
and whiplash injuries (Rosch et a!, 2004).
The therapy is used mainly with inflammations
and pain and supports wound and bone
healing. It is suitable for stabilizing
system eg. with infection and metabolism-dependent
allergies and in particular for the improvement
of the bone and cartilage structure
with joint problems after sport and spinal
injuries. It is effective in pain alleviation
with migraines and headaches, for hormone
and for the treatment of rheumatic conditions
(acute and chronic).
Similarly positive results have been achieved
for the treatment of blood circulation
disorders which affect the metabolism (eg.
with gout and diabetes) and blood pressure.
Bronchitis and asthma,
vertigo and tinnitus can be treated. Even
patients with carcinomas can be treatable
with regard to pain therapy.
Many applications and the theoretical bases
of MFT have been scientifically proven
however not every human responds in the
same way. The exact
mechanisms of the effect of magnetic fields
on the body and optimal therapy doses are
still unclear. In all other respects MFT
devices fall under medicine product law.
To summarise MFT therapy devices can often
be a very useful complementary method to
traditional medicine. Unfortunately there
are a wide
range of therapy devices on the market
whose uses are questionable. With magnetic
field therapy it is often the case that
initial therapy complaints could worsen
for a short time. These reactions often
indicate the beginning of the healing process.
It must be mentioned however that aggravated
symptoms could also
be caused by the progression of an illness
and are not an absolute indicator that
an improvement has been affected. In principle
field therapies should only be applied
under medical supervision since only the
physician can assess whether the healing
and/or pain relief has been caused by the
treatment or whether it there has been
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|Human and animal organisms consist of a large
number of cells which function electrically.
If there is no electrical potential left in
the cell, it is no longer viable. These cells
have a basic (or rest) potential that is necessary
for normal cellular metabolism.
Diseased or damaged cells have an altered
rest potential. If the ions (electrically
charged particals surrounding the cells)
move into an area of pulsating magnetic fields,
they will be influenced by the rhythm of
the pulsation. The rest potential of the
cell is proportional to the ion exchange
occurring at the cell membrane.
Formation of Melatonin
The ephyiphysis (pineal gland) and the hormone melatonin are influenced
by electrical fields, magnetic fields and electromagnetic fields.
This leads to:
The effect of magnetic fields on biological systems is scientifically
proven and can thus be effectively used in treatment.
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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Magnets appear to heal the body removing
inflammation and restoring circulation.
By increasing blood flow to a diseased
site on the body, increased nutrients become
available to speed the healing process.
In fracture healing, for example, the use
of magnetic fields increases the adherence
of calcium ions to the blood clot formed
at the site of the break. This allows for
the proper formation of the callus that
is necessary for fractures to heal properly.
In the eastern view of healing, magnets
help restore the energy flow of the body
to allow healing and proper metabolism.
This is similar to one of the theories
used to explain the positive affects
of acupuncture as well
It was noticed that MFT works in two different ways: on the one
hand it works on the individual cell and therefore directly on
the different organs, on the other hand it gives the governing
organs of the body impulses that can regulate individual organs
and the functions of the body. On one hand it provides for the
fitness of the individual organ and on the other hand it rectifies
malfunctions or poor performance in organ control.
A further positive effect occurs in the cells' Ca+ ions which,
together with a changed pH value, lead to the so-called calcium
cascade. Calcium is an essential messenger conductor in the cell.
As a consequence of the raised calcium levels the metabolism is
stimulated as well as specific cell functions. The following processes
- Activation of macro phages, thereby improved waste disposal from
tissue and blood and in addition, resistance to pathogens.
- Activation of the metabolism by acceleration of essential processes.
- Production of nitrogen monoxide which relaxes the tissues of
the blood vessels and therefore expands them. As an essential component
of nitroglycerin it is important in the primary care of cardiac
- Optimization of blood pressure. Blood pressure adjustment sensors
are found in the brain stem which can positively react to shifts
in calcium levels. Blood pressure receptors in the carotid arteries
are also positively influenced and narrowing of the vessels is
- Stimulation of cytokines For eg. explain MFT's very high success
rate in the treatment of wounds and in general orthopaedics.
- Reduction in sensitivity when adrenaline and cortisol are administered
and therefore lowered stress.
- Activation of insulin secretion in the pancreas.
- Increase in the pain threshold at free nerve endings.
Possible contraindications eg. electrical implants (eg. cardiac
pacemakers), epilepsy and pregnancy.
On review, after
applying external electromagnetic
fields ranging 5 to 8 Hz, large improvements
were detected in Alzheimer’s
patients. These included improved
visual memory, drawing performance,
spatial orientation, mood, short-term
memory and social interactions.
R. Sandyk, “Alzheimer’s
Disease: Improvement of Visual Memory
and Visuoconstructive Performance
Treatment with Picotesla Range Magnetic
Fields,” International Journal
of Neurosci, 76(3-4),
June 1994, p. 185-225.
Indications of MFT
as a Complementary Treatment
- Orthopaedics: arthrosis, arthritis, torn ligaments, pulled ligaments,
ligament disc injury, Bechterew's disease, fibromyalgia, joint
replacement, prostheses, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures,
osteoporosis, tennis arm, illnesses of rheumatic nature.
- Pain Conditions: migraine, tension headache, phantom pain, palliative
- Heart and circulation problems: apoplexy, blood circulation disorders,
hypertension and hypotension, peripheral arterial blockage
- Pulmology: bronchial asthma
- Stomach and intestine disorders: irritable bowel syndrome, digestive
- Urology: problems in emptying the bladder and remaining urine,
- Neurology: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis,
neuralgia, Parkinson's disease, polyneuropathy, restless leg syndrome,
increased sensitivity, vegetative dystonia
- HNO: hearing problems, sinusitis, tinnitus
- Psychological affects: bed wetting, depression, concentration
difficulties, sleep disturbances, stress
- Skin: Acne, boils, dekubitus, ulcers and gangrene, lupus of erythematodes,
psoriasis, burns, sunburn, wound healing, herpes, allergies
- Gynaecology: menstruation complaints, premenstrual syndrome
- Metabolic illnesses: diabetes mellitus types I and II, thyroid
- Dentistry: parodontistry, implantology
- Sport Medicine: orthopaedic indications, regeneration in the
context of training practices, sleep promotion, muscle strains
- Optometry: blood circulation disorders of the retina, glaucoma
- Veterinary Medicine: movement problems, blood circulation disorders,
wound healing, pain, illnesses of the vegetative nervous system
(Source: Physician Weekly Extra April 2000)
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Magnetic Field Therapy Tested
Help or Empty Promises?
3Sat TV report of 27.5.2004
At the university clinic of Vienna doctors tested the impact of
magnetic field therapy. Physicians and physicists work together
to improve the form of therapy. Their first results suggest that
the magnetic field devices presently on the market produce very
variable magnetic fields (strength and frequency).