Magnetic Therapy is a holistic therapy that is most commonly known for it's ability to alleviate pain. However, this natural therapy offers numerous other health benefits.
Magnet Therapy utilizes the natural energy of magnetism, which is essential for human existence and overall health. Our physical body is encompassed by a field of energy commonly referred to as a subtle energy body or subtle energy field. This biofield or biomagnetism is produced by all living organisms. Once this is realized, it should not be so surprising to learn that our bodies can benefit from this natural bio-compatible energy field.
What Is Magnetic Therapy
Magnetic Therapy is a body-energy therapy that involves the application of magnets or magnetic fields to the human body for the purpose of healing or health benefits. We’re not talking about any ordinary magnet. A healing magnet or biomagnet is a magnet that is specifically manufactured for the purpose of physical and mental healing.
By enhancing the body’s natural energy fields, Magnetic Therapy is thought to stimulate the metabolism and increase circulation thereby increasing the amount of oxygen delivered to the cells. This natural therapy is used to relieve stress, depression, headaches and pain, to accelerate and promote healing, and to slow disease processes such as cancer and infections.
This alternative therapy dates back to antiquity, yet it is still used in complementary and alternative medicine and today.
The History Of Magnetic Therapy
The history of Magnetic Therapy goes back about four thousand years. It is mentioned in some of the earliest writings in Egypt, India, Greece and China.
The Yellow Emperor’s Book of Internal Medicine from 2000 B.C., one of the early writings of Chinese Medicine, mentions the use of magnetic stones (lodestone) to therapeutically influence energetically charged points (acupuncture points) and their associated channels (meridians). This was done to balance the body’s subtle energies.
Records indicate that the Chinese, Indians and Egyptians all believed that physical disease was a result of energetic imbalances. Ancient healers used this holistic remedy to assist the body’s innate ability to balance and self-heal.
It is said that the stone Queen Cleopatra wore on her forehead was lodestone also known as magnetite (a magnetic mineral form of iron oxide). She believed it would keep her young and beautiful.
Today, Magnetic Therapy is well advanced in China, Japan, India, Australia and Germany and much research has been done. The majority of physicians, here in the United States, have been slow to recognize and embrace it.
More recently, healthcare professionals and holistic practitioners such as acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and naturopathic doctors are incorporating static magnetic therapy into their practices. They are now realizing how this natural remedy can assist the body to achieve holistic health.
Magnetic Therapy Research
Skeptics often claim that the benefits of Magnet Therapy must be due to the placebo effect. However, research has proven that applying biomagnets to the body provides a static magnetic field which can assist the body to balance and self-heal.
Magnetic Therapy benefits are backed by biomagnetic research. Japan, China and many European countries have used Magnet Therapy for centuries, dating back to antiquity, and much research has been done. Here in the United States research has been somewhat limited due to the prevalence of Western Medicine.
Although biomagnets (healing magnets) have not been approved by the FDA as medical devices, over the last few decades this holistic therapy has gained popularity here in the United States and more and more researchers have begun to do research and already many have proved the beneficial effects of Magnetic Therapy for both chronic and acute conditions.
One of the most popular studies done in the Unites States is commonly referred to as The Baylor Study. This study was done in 1997 by the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Here’s a reprint from the original Baylor study. Magnet Therapy Reduces Pain in Post-Polio Patients.
Researchers have reported that permanent magnets can speed up the body’s natural healing process. They have demonstrated that the application of biomagnets can accelerate post-surgery recovery time and speed the healing of injuries and wounds.
Both clinicians and researchers boast an impressive 80 to 90 percent success rate in pain reduction. Biomagnetic research has also shown that permanent magnets restore energy, boost the immune system, and enhance sleep.
Magnet Therapy Increases Endorphin Levels
If you have ever suffered from symptoms of endorphin deficiency you know how debilitating it can be. Or perhaps you’ve been experiencing the symptoms but haven’t known the cause.
There is evidence that the use of biomagnets (healing magnets) increases endorphin levels in the body. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain relievers. Endorphins are pain prohibiting hormones that are naturally produced by your body. Endorphins inhibit pain by binding to the opioid receptors in your brain. They work similarly to opioid pain medications like oxycodone or morphine. Endorphins are commonly referred to as “happy hormones.” Since these natural pain relievers are produced by the body they yield no negative side effects.
Dr. Saul Liss reported that after applying a static magnet to an acupressure point, the endorphin level increased 48 percent from the pre-treatment level. There are approximately two thousand acupuncture points in the body. Even when a magnet is not purposely placed directly on an acupuncture point, it is likely that the magnetic field will affect one or more of these points and the body will release pain relieving endorphins. This is why so many people have turned to Magnetic Therapy for pain relief.
Magnetic Therapy For Pain
Biomagnets have been used for alternative pain relief in conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, tendinitis, neck and shoulder pain, back pain and other back problems, headaches including migraines, muscle strains, sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia and the list goes on. Magnetic Therapy has even been used during post-operative care to accelerate healing of surgical wounds.
Clinicians and researchers have reported a success rate of 80 to 90 percent in pain reduction. My personal experience has been 100% pain reduction. The majority of my clients have also reported a 100% success rate.
Many professional athletes credit the use of magnets to enhancing their performance and increasing their endurance. The use of magnets have also been reported to reduce their recovery time. Professional athletes also use this alternative therapy for natural pain relief and to accelerate the healing of sports injuries.
Magnetic Therapy Offers Holistic Benefits
This holistic therapy provides physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits beyond pain relief; it can benefit an array of symptoms and health problems such as diabetes, depression, insomnia, and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), just to name a few.
This natural remedy is not only beneficial for symptoms; it can be used as a preventative measure as well. For example, I’ve had numerous clients with a history of migraines who started wearing my Magnetite magnetic jewelry and reported back that they never experienced a migraine while wearing their magnetic necklace. Magnetic therapy also offers EMF protection from the ill effects of electromagnetic radiation.
Wearing magnetic therapy jewelry is a simple and affordable way to benefit from this holistic therapy. Magnetic jewelry can be worn as a preventative measure, to alleviate symptoms, to assist the body to heal and achieve a state of homeostasis, and to assist one in obtaining holistic health.
Magnetic Therapy For Pets
Veterinarians were among some of the early professional groups that embraced Magnet Therapy. Within the past 3 decades or so, the use of magnets on dogs and horses, particularly to speed the healing of injuries, has become increasingly widespread.
Magnetic Therapy is safe and effective for pets and other animals. Magnetite Jewelry can be worn as a cat or dog collar. My sister had a Great Pyrenees that was suffering from arthritis and was really having trouble walking. I sent her a Magnetite necklace for her dog Hunter, and she soon reported back that he was running around and playing. She said that she hadn’t seen him act like that since he was a puppy!
Is Magnetic Therapy Safe?
Magnet Therapy is a complimentary therapy. It can complement modern medicine and alternative therapies alike. This natural therapy is not meant to replace proper medical care. You should see a qualified healthcare professional if you have acute or persistent undiagnosed pain. Such pain may indicate a serious problem that requires more than Magnet Therapy.
Magnetic Therapy is safe for most; however, there are a few precautions to be aware of. To learn more check out my article Magnetic Therapy Safety. To learn more about Magnet Therapy and the use of biomagnets check out our other Magnetic Therapy articles.
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