Magnetic Therapy Explained
What is Magnotherapy?
Magnotherapy is the application of a magnetic field to a living body. Magnotherapy is not new, it has been used for hundreds of years to help relieve pain and accelerate the natural healing process. The search for complementary therapies and natural remedies has led to advances in magnet technology making possible the manufacture of high quality products at affordable prices.
How Does it Work?
The truth is that nobody really knows. A magnetic field can be generated in the form of a pulsed electo-magnetic field or a static field. Pulsed electro-magnetic field equipment is used in hospitals and by physiotherapists. As these need electricity to operate they are not usually suitable for personal home use. Static magnetic fields do not need electricity and can be generated from various magnetic materials including flexible strip magnets.
How do magnets increase blood circulation and blood flow?
It is believed that the benefits derived from magnotherapy are attributable to an improvement in the efficiency of the blood subsequent to passing through a magnetic field. It is not understood why this should be, but certainly the blood's ability to carry oxygen and dispose of waste products does appear to improve and this could account for some of the remarkable benefits that have been experienced by people.
Magnotherapy is suitable for all conditions that can be helped by more efficient blood circulation. If you have any reservations, then please discuss them with your health professional.
Caution: Magnetic products should not be placed over a transdermal drug delivery patch. People with heart pacemakers or insulin pumps, and pregnant women should consult their doctor before using a magnetic product.
It is safe to use magnetic products with electric blankets and water beds provided low-warmth setting are selected (otherwise the magnets could become warm and uncomfortable).
The medical benefit of magnets has been proven in countless studies throughout the world. Links to many of them are available from the 5Pillars website2008-02-26