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Magnets have been around for a long time,as far back as 2000 B.C. The application of lodestones at acupuncture sites was written in the oldest Chinese medical texts. Ancient Hindu religious scriptures believed to be 40 century old similarly refer to the treatment of diseases with lodestones.
The Greeks called them live-stones and got
them from fields rich in deposits of magnetic stones.
Electric eels and fish were used by the Romans to treat arthritis and gout. Medieval doctors reported that magnets could cure arthritis and baldness.
The popularity of permanent magnets soared
shortly after the Civil War. They were convinced of their therapeutic benefits,hundreds of thousands continue to use them particularly in Europe and the Orient.
Today, hundreds of touring golf professionals in addition to other sports celebrities in football and baseball are using the magnets for pain relief.
More patient visits were made to alternative
care practitioners in 1996 than to primary care physicians. Dozens of respected university medical schools--including Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, Tufts, Columbia, and Stanford now offer courses as part of medical training on various alternative therapies. Conventional western medicine and alternative therapy
dramatically converged in November of 1997, when an expert panel of two dozen scientists and clinicians convened by The National Institues Of Health found clear evidence that acupuncture is effective for a limited range of conditions: post-operative dental pain and nausea associated with
surgery, chemotherapy, and pregnancy. The report concluded that it may be used as an alternative to more conventional medical treatment.
Many are uncomfortable with prescribed medication and their unwanted side effects.
Magnets offer gentle, safe choices for people.
We all know our body is made up of billions of cells. When a magnet is applied over an area of pain there is a reaction to all the cells under that area which include: increase ion exchange, increased blood circulation, and increased oxygen flow to the cells and especially the white blood cells. Some people have reported some warmth and
gentle tingling under the area of the magnet,but it’s a normal reaction.
There are 3 basic reasons why magnetic will help reduce pain and promote faster healing.Magnets dramatically influence ion exchange at the cellular level.
Magnets increase oxygen utilization of the
Magnets increase blood circulation.
Magnetic therapy is based on the effects of
magnetic fields on the human body. When a magnetic product is used and applied properly there is a reaction that will relieve joint and body pains.
What you can expect from magnetic therapy:
Relieves pain, reduces swelling, promotes sound restful sleep, calms and relieves stress, and fights infections.
This is a list of some of the conditions and
discomforts magnetics has had positive results in treating for temporary relief of pain and swelling.
Arthritis, swelling, and pain.
Bursitis and sciatica.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, tennis
elbow, hip pain, stiffness, and sprains.
Backache, lower back pain, torn ligaments,and fractures.
Burns, Chronic sinusitis, osteoarthritis, foot
disorders, pulled muscles, torn muscles,bruise’s, shoulder, arm, and leg pain.
Most all sports injuries.
Of course no one is saying that magnets are a
cure-all. They should not be used by themselves
for any major disease or condition, but rather,
they should be looked upon as an added therapy.
While magnets are safe, there are times when they
should not be used. Here are some things to keep
in mind:
Until research proves otherwise, pregnant women
should not wear magnets, especially over the
stomach. Using magnets on the shoulder, arm, or
elbow, however would not expose the baby and
would be OK.
People wearing pacemakers or other electronic
implanted devices should not use magnets near the
devices. A magnet should not be worn over the
heart, nor should they be worn on the mid-back.
It is all right to wear magnetic insoles for sore,
tired feet or a magnetic pad on the elbow, knee, or ankle.
Magnets lessen the stickiness of platelets, blood
components that make a scab after you cut yourself. So, if you use a magnet when you have
an active bleeding wound, you may actually
increase the amount of bleeding in the wound.
Definitely DO NOT use magnets if you are on an
anticoagulants or if you have a condition, called
polycythemia, than increases the likelihood of
People with cancer or any sort of infection, like
candida, fungi, viruses, or bacteria, should avoid
exposure to the bipolar magnets.
Many believe from their observations and clinical
experiences that the south pole of magnets
accelerates the growth of cancer cells, bacteria,
viruses, and fungi. Not all practitioners and
manufacturers agree, but until research proves
otherwise, it is prudent to err on the side of
caution and only use magnets with north-facing
magnetic fields.
When using magnets for healing purposes, the
strength should generally be between 100 and 500
gauss. Most treatments employ static magnets.
Some conditions to use magnets with are:
Asthma and Bronchitis
Breast Fissures, this is skin wounds that occur in
women who are breastfeeding.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Circulatory Problems
Dermatitis, magnets can decrease the swelling of
any kind, they can be placed over any area of
inflamed, red, itch skin.
Some of the effects of magnets on circulatory
function are greater blood vessel dilation and
increase oxygenation of tissues. Magnetic therapy
may also improve vascular disorder and
arteriosclerosis. It may also undo blockages
throughout the body, such as vessels of the lower
extremities, the arteries in the neck, and the blood vessels in the hands and arms. By opening up a blockage in the heart, magnets may help prevent or improve ischemic heart disease, angina, and heart attacks.
Magnets should never take the place of any medical treatment, but could, under a doctor’s
care be used in conjunction with it.