There is allot of talk about Magnetic Therapy and it’s natural healing power. You have probably heard about or have seen someone wearing a magnetic therapy device of some sort. One particular product that comes to mind is the magnetic bracelet. In addition to magnetic bracelets there are many other types of magnetic therapy products all of which claim to provide a natural stimulus to relieve or cure health problems. But do they really have the power to reduce pain, heal various ailments and improve your immune system as claimed?
Magnetic Therapy Defined
Magnetic therapy is an alternative health solution involving the stimulation of the body with magnetic fields from electromagnetic devices or permanent static magnets for purported health benefits. Practitioners claim that subjecting certain parts of the body to magnetic fields has beneficial health effects. Typically common health ailments such as pain, allergies, dermatology issues, and other health issues can be treated.
Magnetic Principle and Healing
All life, be it plant life, animal life or human life, exists in and responds to the magnetic field of the earth. We live on a big magnet called the earth and every individual on the earth is exposed to and has benefited from the earth’s natural magnetic energy fields. Magnetism is healthy and necessary to sustain life on earth. I wonder what the earth and for that matter humans, would be like without magnetism? Magnetic Therapy is based on this principle of nature and uses the natural healing characteristics of magnetism to promote health and wellness by providing the stimulus for self healing. It should be made clear that Practitioners state using magnetic therapy does not heal or cure; rather using magnetic energy provides the body with the necessary ingredients it needs to repair or heal its self.
Static vs. Dynamic Magnetic Therapy
There are two basic types of magnetic therapy, static and dynamic. Static magnetism can be thought of as the type of magnetism that is associated with a standard metallic magnet. A horseshoe magnet or steel magnet we played with as kids have a static magnetic field. This type of magnetic field is ever present and constant; however over time a static magnetic field can weaken and may be completely diminished by mishandling. This form of magnetism is used for bracelets, jewelry, body wraps, shoe insoles etc. While manufacturers of static magnetic products claim many health benefits, this form of magnetic therapy is not as beneficial or therapeutic as dynamic magnetic therapy.
Dynamic magnetic therapy is an application of magnetism where the magnetic field is controlled in a manner that causes the magnetic field to energize and de-energize. This form of magnetism otherwise known as electromagnetism or pulsed magnetics is controlled by an electronic powered device. There is an additional therapeutic advantage from electromagnetism that static magnetic therapy devices cannot achieve. The primary benefit from a dynamic or pulsating magnetic field is that an electric current can be caused to flow within a conductive pathway. In the human body this pathway is formed by the connecting cells within our body. The electric current flow provides a natural stimulation within cell tissue that has a far greater health benefit over static magnetic devices. The current flow assists the body to naturally heal itself by improving our natural immunity to illness and disease.
Expected Benefits of Magnetic Therapy
Individuals will experience different levels of results at differing time factors dependant on many elements. Much depends on the severity of the condition, how long it has existed, how long and how often the magnetic therapy has been administered and other factors of lesser degree. Some users report receiving relief within a few minutes, others have said it takes a few hours, while others did not gain benefit for days or weeks. In some cases permanent relief was never achieved, rather reduced frequency and diminished severity were sometimes the outcome. It has been noted that some ailments do not respond to magnetic therapy for some individuals.
Is Magnetic Therapy Safe
Magnetic therapy is used by over 150 million people worldwide. Clinical studies in the U.S., Far East and Europe have shown magnetic therapy to be a safe, effective method of relieving pain and promoting health and wellness. There have not been any cases or reports of harmful effects due to the use of magnetic therapy. Many eastern European countries, as well as parts of Asia, use magnetic therapy extensively and continue to find that it provides tremendous benefits for a wide range of ailments and conditions. Magnetic therapy is also effective as a preventative measure, somewhat like taking vitamins. The World Health Organization has stated that magnetic therapy is safe and has no known health risks.
Is Magnetic Therapy Right For You
Magnetic Therapy in some circles is a controversial subject. There are those that are non-believers of the healing power of magnets and there are many that discovered the power of magnetic therapy by improving their own health through the use of magnetics. If you believe in natural healing and are looking for a convenient and cost effective natural way to improve your health then magnetics is something you should try.