A biomagnet, also known as a healing magnet or therapy magnet, is simply a magnet that is applied to the body for health benefits.
These are not just any ordinary magnets you may find lying around the house or stuck to your refrigerator door. Biomagnets are manufactured specifically for the purpose of physical, mental and emotional healing; they emit a static magnetic field.
Though we have discovered a lot about Magnet Therapy, there is still much to learn. While all experts agree that magnets work, many topics within the field of Magnetic Therapy are controversial.
The following information is offered to help clarify what could otherwise be a confusing topic and to familiarize you with some common terminology.
Many types of magnets come into play within the field of Magnet Therapy. Not all magnets are permanent magnets, some are temporarily magnetized. Temporary magnets can lose their magnetism (magnetic charge). A permanent magnet makes the best healing magnet.
Neodymium Magnets Make Great Biomagnets
Neodymium magnets, also known as rare earth magnets, are the strongest permanent magnet available today. Neodymium's are made of rare earth and are very affordable. Neodymium magnets are commonly used as healing magnets.
The manufacturer will usually rate the strength of a magnet with an internal gauss rating. However, when selecting a magnet for use in Magnetic Therapy, it is the surface gauss rating that we should be concerned with.
Depending on what the magnet is used for or how deep within the body the problem is, the amount of magnetism needed can vary. How much magnetism is required for therapeutic benefit will depend on the application.
Magnetic Polarity Controversy
Polarity raises a lot of controversy within the field of Magnetic Therapy.
First, there is confusion as to which side of the magnet is called the north side. Most biomagnetic scientists and practitioners tend to name the magnet poles the complete opposite of how the traditional scientific and industrial worlds name the poles of a magnet.
Another area of controversy is whether to use unipolar or bipolar magnets. Some believe that bipolar magnets are more effective, while others believe that unipolar magnets are the way to go.
Some individuals today still believe that the south polarity of a magnet causes negative health effects. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recognizes the healing benefits of both magnetic poles. The poles of a magnet correspond with Yin Yang energies. Yin represents the negative polarity, while Yang represents the positive polarity. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, depending on the type of imbalance, a particular pole can be used to achieve balance in the body.
I'll address each of these Magnetic Therapy controversial issues in separate blog posts.
Magnetic Therapy utilizes the natural energy of magnetism, which is essential for human existence and overall health. This holistic therapy utilizes biomagnets to assist the body to balance its biomagnetism and to obtain holistic health.
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