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treatment benefits from the important interrelationship between
electromagnetic energy and the human body.
field therapy diagnoses and treats both physical and emotional pain;
it relieves symptoms and retards the cycle of new disease. Magnets
and electromagnetic therapy devices are now being used to eliminate
pain, facilitate healing of broken bones, and counter the effects
The world is
surrounded by magnetic fields: some generated by the earth's magnetism,
others generated by solar storms and changes in weather. Magnetic
fields are also created by electrical devices (e.g. motors, televisions,
office equipment, computers, microwave ovens, electrical wiring in
homes, power lines). Even the human body produces a subtle magnetic
fields generated by chemical reaction within cells and ionic currents
of the nervous system. An electromagnetic field (EMF)
is composed of both an electric and a magnetic field. The electric
field is due to the presence of charged particles (such as electrons)
and the magnetic field is due to the movement of the charged particles
(such as an electron current). Recently, scientist discover that external
magnetic fields affect the body's functioning in both positive and
negative ways. The observation of this led to the establishment of
magnetic field therapy.
have two poles, one positive and one negative. In 1974 Albert
Roy Davis, Ph.D., noted that positive and negative
magnetic polarities have different effects upon the biological systems
of both animals and humans. Davis then concluded that negative magnetic
fields have a beneficial effect on living organisms, whereas positive
magnetic fields have a stressful effect. A positive magnetic pole,
with prolonged exposure, interferes with metabolic functioning,
produces acidity, reduces cellular oxygen supply, and encourages
replication of latent microorganisms. Positive magnetic fields can
increase pain due to their interference with normal metabolic functions.
M.D., (Orthopedic surgeon) found that weak electric currents promote
the healing of broken bones. He brought national attention to the
fact that electromagnetic interference from power lines and home
appliances can pose serious hazard to human health.
M.D., Director of the Isuzu hospital in Tokyo, Japan, believes that
the time people spend in buildings and cars reduces their exposure
to natural geomagnetic fields of the earth, and may interfere with
their health. He calls the condition that they subsequently must
suffer from, magnetic field deficiency syndrome, which, he says,
can cause headaches, dizziness, muscle stiffness, chest pain, insomnia,
constipation, and general fatigue.
fields are produced by natural or artificial magnets. Pulsating
magnets are generated entirely by electrical devices. According
to William H. Philpott, M.D., of Choctwaw, Oklahoma, magnetic fields
can stimulate metabolism and increase the amount of oxygen available
to the cells of the body. Dr. Philpott pioneered the use of magnetic
therapy for psychiatric disorders. The biological value of oxygen
is increased by the influence of a negative electromagnetic field,
and the field causes the negatively charge deoxyribonucleicacid
(DNA) to "pull" the oxygen out of the bloodstream and
into the cell. The negative electromagnetic field keeps a cellular
buffer system (pH or acid-base balance) intact so that cells remain
alkaline; pathogenic microorganisms cannot survive in a well-oxygenated,
alkaline environment. Also, magnetotherapy can increase enzyme action
because it fosters a favorable environment within cells (mainly
a proper pH).
magnetic field applied to the top of the head has a calming, sleep-inducing
effect on brain and body functions, due to the stimulation of the
production of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin is antistressful,
antiaging, antiinfectious, anticancerous, and has control over respiration
and the production of free radicals (highly destructive molecules
that are missing one electron, and readily react with other molecules).
Free radicals can lead to decreased efficiency of protein synthesis.
no harmful side effects to magnetic field therapy if used properly.
A magnetometer is used as a standard method of determining the poles
of a magnet. With a compass, the arrowhead of the needle marked
"N" or "North" points to the magnets negative
pole. The strength of a magnet is measured in units of gauss (magnetic
flux intensity) or tesla (1 tesla=10,000 gauss). The actual strength
of a magnet at the skin surface is less than the manufacturer's
gauss rating because the magnet's strength decreases with increasing
distance from the subject. Two different conventions or "standards"
for naming the north and south poles of a magnet have developed.
One is called the "conventional" or "industrial"
magnetic pole nomenclature, while the other is called the "magnetobiological,"
"biomagnetic," or "medical" convention. Unfortunately,
they are opposite to each other: What the industrial convention
calls north, the medical convention calls south and vice versa.
capable of generating high magnetic fields are used for treating
fractures and pseudoarthritis, a joint affliction caused by nerve
breakdown. Magnetic blankets and beds reduce stress and promote
sleep. Ceramic, plastiform, and neodymium (rare earth chemical element)
magnets are placed individually or in clusters above various portions
of the head. In Japan, small tai-ki magnets are designed
to stimulate acupuncture points, although no clinical studies
have been done on these magnets as of yet. Small disc magnets (made
or ceramic neodymium or iron oxide) are placed around the head to
alleviate symptoms of panic, seizures, delusions, and hallucinations.
generally two different methods of magnetic therapy application,
those who expose the body to only the north (negative) pole and
those who use low gauss strength simultaneous exposure to both the
negative and positive poles. Magnetotherapy practitioners who exclusively
use the north (negative) pole suggest an exposure intensity of 2,000
to 4,000 gauss, an intensity not recommended for a dual or bi-polarity
applications. The placement is generally simple and straight forward,
with the magnet being placed directly on the area being treated,
like applying a band-aide. In contrast, magnetotherapy practitioners
who promtote the use of spatially alternating magnetic poles generally
employ magnets that are made with some sort of spatial pattern of
alternating magnetic polarity such as concentric circles or a checkerboard
of treatment is very important. The longer a magnet is applied to
the injured or painful area, the more quickly it heals and the greater
the symptom relief. Close to twenty four hours a day application
is sometimes suggested, if possible. The duration of treatment is
dependent upon the persistence of symptoms.
Roy Davis,Ph.D., found that magnets could be used to arrest and
kill cancer cells in animals, and could be used to treat arthritis,
glaucoma, infertility, and diseases related to aging. Magnets eliminate
toothaches, eliminate periodontal disease, and eradicate
fungal infections, like candidiasis. Magnets dissolve kidney
stones and calcium deposits in inflamed tissues. Furthermore,
magnetic therapy reduces swelling and edema.
magnetic field can stop such symptoms as hallucinations, delusions,
seizures, or panic without disrupting a patient's mental alertness.
The negative magnetic field normalizes disturbed metabolic functions
that cause painful conditions such as cellular acidosis (excessive
acidity of cells), lack of oxygen to cells, and infection.
joint syndrome (TMJ)
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disease (There are motor
and non-motor benefits of magnetotherapy)
and sleep disorders
and other headaches
Resonance Imaging (MRI) is slowly replacing x-ray diagnosis because
it is safer and more accurate. In addition, magnetoencephalography
is now replacing electroencephalography (EEG) as a preferred technique
for recording the brain's electrical activity.
devices are very popular in Germany because the use of certain devices
is covered there by medical insurance. NASA eventually incorporated
artificial magnetic fields inside manned spacecraft because of the
realization that the earth's natural geomagnetic fields are probably
beneficial and perhaps necessary to life itself.
and other magnetic field diagnostic techniques, magnets and electrical
devices are beginning to gain mainstream medical acceptance as human
diagnostic and treatment tools because medical equipment manufacturers
and distributers are primarily driven by the profit motive to promote
their products. Because magnets do not introduce any foreign substances
to the body, this will make them safer over the long-term than aspirin
or other over-the-counter medications.
observed benefits of magnetic field therapy, while intriguing, are
too often not convincing to many Western medicine authorities and
practitioners. In order to rule out placebo effects and convince
mainstream doctors that magnetic field therapy actually does work,
many scientific studies need to be done and published in reputable,
peer reviewed journals. This means that placebo studies with both
real and fake (placebo ) magnets must be done. As of now, there
has been little funding for magnetic field therapy, an important
area of science and medicine.
This personal experience, cited by Dr. Ludwig, features a 46-year
old man who suffered from severe heart flutter, diarrhea, nausea.
No treatment helped him until a magnetic applicator with less than
1 gauss of energy was placed upon his solar plexus for
three minutes. His symptoms immediately ceased; no relapse occurred
two years later to boot!
A 27-year old man who had undergone coronary bypass surgery continued
to suffer from heart pain. His walk was reduced to a shuffle, his
speech became slurred, and he struggled with chronic depression. According
to Dr. Philpott, a plastiform magnet was placed over the man's heart.
Within ten minutes his pain almost miraculously disappeared! He also
had magnets applied to the crown of his head while he slept and within
months, his depression was gone, his speech was clear, and his walking
returned to normal.
woman in her 70's had pain and weakness in her left leg for 33 years
from a blood clot in her groin area. She could not climb stairs without
stopping due to the excessive pain she experienced, according to Dr.
Philpott. After 12 months of sleeping on a negative magneto-electric
pad, the woman found that she could walk long flights of stairs without
pain or weakness in her leg.
woman who had a benign tumor removed from her spine could not walk
without dragging her feet. Dr. Philpott placed a positive magnetic
pole over the area where the tumor had been removed. The result: the
woman began to walk perfectly. With positive and negative field magnets
and lots of practice, neuronal function returned. The positive magnetic
field (with brief exposure due to the potential dangers) stimulated
nonfunctioning neurons and produced endorphins (the brain's pain killers,
naturally occurring opiates). The negative magnetic field prevented
neurons from becoming overly excited.
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