Bio-Magnetic Therapy is an alternative medicine, a drug-free form of treatment and one of the safest long term remedies available. It relies on the application of the magnetic field of electromagnetic devices or permanent static magnets to the body for purported health benefits. These benefits may be specific, as in the case of wound healing, or more general, as for increased energy and vitality.
Countless numbers of people around the world are now using magnets, as an alternative to drugs, and this therapy is usually prescribed primarily to relieve muscle joint pains. However, magnetic treatments are occasionally used for headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, and various other pains as well. Among their many applications are muscle strains, sprains of the spine, neck or limbs, hip pain, arthritis, and chronic pelvic pain.
Magnetic fields are also used to speed up the healing of bone fractures and some proponents of this form of treatment even advocate magnets to relieve stress, combat infections and even prevent seizures.
Magnets are used as a complementary therapy with a reiki treatment in cases of pain relief and balance as well.
Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth, Bill Clinton…… the list of celebrities who use magnets for the treatment of ailments is long and interesting. Cleopatra used magnets to preserve her beauty, Queen Elizabeth I had them for arthritis, and former US President Bill Clinton uses them for backache. While UK pop singer Mark Gillman use for cervical spondyloysis and eye ailments, Indian cricket stars use the magnets for stress and strain to the muscles of their body.
The therapy works on the principle of balancing electrical energy in the body by pulsating magnetic waves through different parts of the body. The electrical currents generated by magnets increase the blood flow and oxygen which helps to heal many of the ailments and countless numbers of people around the world are using magnets and this therapy is usually prescribed to relieve pain; - primarily muscle and joint pains, but occasionally headache, carpal tunnel syndrome and other types of pains as well.
Among its many applications are strains, sprains of the spine, neck or limbs, hip and joint pain, arthritis and chronic pelvic pain, plus healing of bone fractures and some proponents even advocate magnets to relieve stress, combat infections and prevent seizures.
The devices employed in magnetic therapy range from small simple magnetic discs to large, sophisticated magnetic field generators capable of producing high intensity magnetism. The larger machines are typically used to treat bone fractures and other major implications. For pain management, small magnetic discs are usually taped to the body over the areas that radiate the pain, known as the pain trigger points. Magnets used for this type of therapy typically generate a field, about 10 times the strength of a typical refrigerator magnet. To hold the magnet in place, many people find sport bandages, head bands, elastic bandages or Velcro, more comfortable and less confining than tape.
To relieve stress and insomnia, some practitioners advocate magnetic blankets and beds, as these devices produce a much stronger field in order to compensate for loss of potency caused by their greater distance from skin. Although all magnets have two poles, (positive for South Pole and negative for North Pole), they vary drastically in size and strength.
If you plan to try a magnet for pain relief, your best bet is to purchase therapeutic magnets from reputable medical vendors, and magnets delivering between 300 and 500 gauss (unit of magnetic flux density) are considered safe for home use.
Depending on the severity of the pain, the magnets may be left in place for as little as three minutes or as long as several days. Treatment frequency varies the nature and severity of condition. Often the magnet is applied several times per day for several days or for weeks at a time.
Many people use this therapy at the first sign of reoccurrence of pain.
The rationales for magnetic field therapy are as controversial as the treatment itself, and some advocates ascribe the therapy’s purported benefits to its effect on the nervous system, which depends on electrical charges to deliver its signals. Others say that magnets exert a pull on charged particles within bodily fluids, thereby promoting the flow of blood to the damaged joints or muscles, boosting levels of oxygen and nutrients, thus ultimately relieving pain.
Some proponents say that a negative magnetic field applied to the top of the head has a calming, sleep-inducing effect, since stress is a factor in a wide range of ailments, the therapy can be beneficial as an adjunct in virtually any circumstances. Other therapists claim negative fields can destroy bacteria, fungal and viral infections. However there is no definitive proof of such an effect and mainstream physicians warn against any attempt to substitute magnets for traditional antibiotics.
Magnetic therapy is a drug-free form of treatment and physicians who prescribe it claim that it is one of the safest long term remedies available and fans of this therapy even argue that treatment outcomes are more predictable than most traditional approaches. Side effects are generally unlikely, however some practitioners have reported slight cases of dizziness when magnetic therapy devices were used near carotid artery; (The carotids are the two main arteries in the neck). Also, feelings of light headedness have been reported when devices were used continuously for more than 24 hours.
Some patients experience an increase in intensity of the pain during the first few treatments; others notice a warming sensation due to expansion of tiny blood vessels in the area over which the device is placed. The most common complaint however is skin rash or irritation that often develops from the adhesive used to attach the magnets to the skin. To alleviate this discomfort, many physicians recommend protective barrier products that can be applied to the skin prior to the adhesive tape. Vitamin E creams can also be used to soothe skin irritated by the adhesives.
Practitioners of magnetic therapy recommend a number of additional precautions:
Never use a magnetic bed for more than eight hours.
Wait at least 60-minutes after heavy meals before applying magnets to the abdomen. Earlier application is said to interfere with normal contractions in the digestive tract.
Remember that magnetic devices will stick to other metal products, possibly causing injury. Be cautious, for example, when removing a pan from stove while wearing a device on your wrist.
Be careful to keep the devices away from anyone wearing a pacemaker or defibrillator.
Although the treatments are usually administered at home, you shall need the advice of an experienced practitioner when starting therapy, since proper placement of magnets is considered very important. It is also best to remain under supervision of a qualified healthcare professional until your condition has resolved
ARTICLE COURTESY OF DR.KAMAL - BIO MAGNETIC HEALTH CENTER.
Magnetic Health Care Products
Magnetic Head Belt (KS-101) Magnetic head belt is very useful in the treatment of all kinds of headaches, for easing mental tension, migraine, mental fatigue, sleeplessness, fits and mental retardation. It can be applied for 30 minutes each time twice daily. This belt is very useful as it saves the patient from taking various tablets which cause side effects.
Magnetic Knee Caps (KS-102 Single/KS-103 Pair) Magnetic knee caps are very useful for the treatment of Arthritis, gout, Rheumatism, shoulder, elbow, knee, calf muscle pains and inflammatory conditions, the knee caps can be applied throughout the day and night.
Magnetic Eye Care Belt (KS-104) Magnetic velvet eye care belt is very useful in the treatment of all types of eye troubles like dimness of vision, conjunctivitis and pain in the eyes. It can be applied for 10 to 15 minutes at a stretch, twice in a day. In case of Conjunctivitis, the red side should touch the eyes and in all other problems the blue side should touch the eyes. The eye care belt also helps in reducing the power of spectacles and in the treatment of glaucoma and cataract. The belt should be placed on closed eyes and care should be taken to ensure that the tension of the elastic band is felt on the eye brows and not on the eyes. When not in use the belt should be kept in a clean bag to avoid dust setting on it.
Magnetic Blood Pressure Belt (KS-105) Magnetic Blood Pressure belt is very useful for maintaining normal blood pressure, It should be worn on the right wrist to control and normalise high blood pressure Similarly in case of low blood pressure wear it on left wrist. It has to be worn whole night and day as and when required. In the case of low blood pressure, this belt should be worn on the left wrist. It is also useful for ensuring sound sleep and as such is very useful for insomnia.
Magnetic Back and Belly Belt (KS-106) This powerful magnetic belt covers the entire belly and is very useful for disease like intestinal troubles, gastric/digestive troubles, prostrate enlargements and diseases of the uterus. It also helps in belly reduction. It can be applied throughout the day and night in acute cases. It is useful for asthma and can be applied on the lungs for 20 minutes at a stretch. It is also effective in treating acute backaches and slipped discs, in most of the cases even surgery can be avoided. It can be worn over the clothing. It is available in different sizes (Small and Large).
Magnetic Spondyloysis (Neck Belt) (KS-107) Magnetic Neck belt has been successfully applied in the treatment of cervical spondyloysis and stiff neck, shoulder swelling etc. Its application should be for 1 to 2 hours at a stretch, twice a day, in case of acute pain, it can be applied day and night. It is also a multipurpose belt and useful for relieving pain in all parts of the body except the head, eyes and the heart.Magnetic
Diabetes/Obesity/Backache Belt (KS-108) This magnetic belt is extremely effective in the treatment of diabetes, Obesity, Kidney Stone, Urinary problems and backache. It can be used for 24 hours (except while bathing). It gives instant relief in the case of backache, slipped discs and kidney pain. It controls diabetes by stimulating pancreas, its application reduces belly and such is very useful in the treatment of obesity. It is also useful for treating enlargement of prostrate gland and hernia.Magnetic Hair Brush (KS-109) Magnetic Hair brush can be used like a regular hair comb and is very useful for stopping falling of hair, premature greying of hair. It also helps in controlling the dandruff. Hair should be brushed regularly, like normal hair comb.
Magnetic Necklace (KS-110) Magnetic necklace is a magnetic ornament which is worn around the neck and is used for getting rid of pain in any part of neck and chest, stiffness of neck, palpitation of heart and for maintaining beauty. It can be worn throughout the day and night except while bathing. No wonder it was the secret of Cleopatra's beauty and charm! It is very effective in bronchial Asthma and cervical spondyloysis also.
Magnetic ENT Blocks (KS-111) Magnetic ENT Blocks are specifically prepared for all sorts of Ear, Nose and Throat Problems like sinus, common colds, tonsils, Bad Throat and pain in ear. Both Red(North) and Blue(South) poles are to be used together externally for 10-15 minutes on both sides of nose for sinus cold and blocked nose, twice or thrice daily or as required according to the seriousness of the problem. The Blue (South) should be placed on the site of pain, swelling and Red (North) side should be placed in case of wound, itching, cavity in teeth etc. The North Pole can be placed in the middle of forehead to improve the memory.
Magnetic Water Stand (KS-112) The magnetized water improves digestive system, reduces tiredness as it gives relief to all vital organs of the body .It inhabits cholesterol deposition in blood vessels. It gives relief to heart and increases its efficiency. Due to being diuretic it is very effective in the problems relating to Kidney, Uterus and urinary bladder etc. It helps in relief of irregularities of menstruation and uterus. It helps to quit away Acidity, Piles, Gastric trouble; it is very effective in Asthmatic, bronchitis, common colds. The magnetized water can be used in car radiator to avoid the deposit of carbon and the pipes will never be rusted. It stops the formation of stones in the body. If used in plants a healthy and quick growth is witnessed. Its regular use during pregnancy gives birth to a healthy and smart child.
Acupressure/Magnetic/Pyramid Power Mat (KS-113) An easy and effective device to apply pressure on all the acupressure points under the feet sole which helps to relieve gastric trouble, backache, reduces obesity, controls diabetes, increases metabolism, sexual power and maintains vital energy.
Acupressure/Magnetic Health Sole (KS-114) Relieves mental tension, muscular aches, pains and strains in spinal cord. It helps to improve the metabolism. Reduces fatigue and restlessness. It helps to remove the nasty smell of stuffy feet.Acupressure Magic Ball (KS-115) This is a wonderful device to be used for pressing all the points in the hands. It helps to solve the digestive problems and problems of dislocation of solar plexus.
Jimmy (KS-116) Jimmy is a useful device for applying pressure on the acupressure points effectively.Magnetic Ear Rings (KS-117) Magnetic Ear Rings makes you look and feel you wonderful all the day long. It is very effective in reducing weight and improves memory.
Magnetic Head Cap (KS-118) The magnetic cap helps to improve memory relieve mental tension, migraine, headache and epilepsy and meditation. It is effective in curing dizziness and insomnia.
Acupressure Fingers Massager (KS-119) It can be used to massage the fingers by applying the bearable pressure to the fingers. It is helpful for fingers stress, pain and numbness .It is flexible and can easily be used to apply pressure and massage all the fingers.
Su Jok Ring (KS-120) It can be used to apply mild pressure on all the fingers which helps to improve the blood circulation and promotes the effectiveness of organs at large.