“Iron atoms in a magnet are crammed together in a solid state about one atom apart from one another. In your blood only four iron atoms are allocated to each hemoglobin molecule, and they are separated by distances, too great to form a magnet. This can be easily tested by pricking your finger and placing a drop of your blood next to a magnet. ” –Michael Shermer
Looked on by many today as a popular form of alternative medicine, magnetic therapy actually dates back more than four thousand years ago to the pharaohs of ancient Egypt and the oldest medical texts in India, China, Israel and Greece. Well-entrenched currently in China, Japan, India, Austria and Germany as a method for alleviating pain and promoting healing, magnetic therapy has only gained acceptance in the United States within the past few years.
To explain magnetic therapy in layman’s terms: think of the body as a dynamic organism that consists of individual “electrical” cells. Each cell has a positive charge at its nucleus, and a negative charge at its outer membrane. When the polarities are equal, the body is able to function at its optimal level.
Magnets can help the body correct this imbalance, as evinced by ample evidence suggesting that seven out of ten magnet users experienced beneficial results. There are two types of fixed magnets: Unipolar and bipolar. Unipolar magnets have a positive charge on one end (biomagnetic south pole) and a negative charge on the other (biomagnetic north pole). This “unidirectional”, or concentration on only one direction, assures an optimal depth of penetration. Bipolar magnets, on the other hand, have repeated north and south polarities on the same side of the magnet, which can ultimately cancel out, or at least weaken, each other’s magnetic fields.
- It is based on the principle that the earth is one big magnet and that all our bodies are surrounded by magnetic waves emanating from the earth and other spatial bodies including the sun and moon. This natural magnetism influences and supports all forms of life.
- Disease is therefore caused by the imbalance between the various electro-magnetic forces present within our bodies and atmosphere. If body is exposed continuously to excessive static electricity due to weather fluctuations, household electrical devices and various environmental stimuli, the body becomes inundated with positive ions. This imbalance can result in tiredness and fatigue, headaches and migraines, insomnia, muscle and joint pain, varicose veins and other ailments of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems.
- Thus strategic placement of magnets on specific parts of the body can treat chronic ailments that standard medicine might find difficult to control.
Legend has it that Cleopatra always wore a small magnet on her forehead to maintain her youth and beauty. And those men in love kept magnets with them to keep their beloved attracted
- Use of mutually opposite properties of the North and South Poles.
- The use of two methods – Unipolar and Bipolar. The use of only one pole on a diseased organ gives desired results but only if diagnosis and selection of pole is correctly made.
- During the course of treatment the patient is made to sit or lie down on an insulating wooden chair or bed for best results.
- For optimum results, magnets should be tightly grouped together – while not touching each other – for maximum field strength and penetration. The more magnets used, the greater their therapeutic potential. Place magnets approximately ¼” apart, allowing to use 20 magnets in the same area in which leading competitors can only fit 15.
- While shape or size of the magnet does not matter, for sensitive organs as eyes, brain and heart, weak magnets are used for very short periods of time. For chronic ailments, strong magnets need to be employed.
- Never given on a full stomach, pregnant women should opt out of it and all metallic objects that absorb magnetic waves should be taken off before.
- In the treatment of skin diseases, a cloth should be used between the magnet and the skin.