Magnet therapy is a safe, non-invasive therapeutic method. Various kinds of magnets are used to supply natural pain relief for a wide range of conditions without any adverse side effects. This is also known as magnetic therapy, magneto therapy or magno therapy.
Magnets are used to diagnose. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imagery) is a powerful tool in modern diagnostics.
- Magnets are also used to treat
- Circulatory disorders
- Diabetic neuropathy (nerve disease)
- Immune dysfunction
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscle pain
Magnetic fields are administered by applying magnets to required parts of the body. This is done by magnetic field-generating gadgets. Magnets are tools and not medicine. They aid underlying conditions like circulation, improve energy levels, and provide oxygen to body cells – thus helping to heal. Always being used as a complementary therapy.
Body magnets are contraindicated in people having radio therapy, an MRI or wearing a cardiac pacemaker.
How does magnetic therapy work?
There are two main theories to explain magnetic therapy.
1. One maintains that magnets produce a slight electrical current. When magnets are applied to a painful area of the body, the nerves in that area are stimulated, thus releasing the body’s natural painkillers.
2. The other maintains that when magnets are applied to a painful area of the body, all the cells in that area react to increase blood circulation, ion exchange, and oxygen flow to the area. Magnetic fields attract and repel charged particles in the bloodstream, increasing blood flow and producing heat. Increased oxygen in the tissues and blood stream is thought to make a considerable difference in the speed of healing.The careful balance of positive ions (sodium, potassium) and negative ions (chloride, calcium) in and around nerves maintains a slightly negative charge. When this balance of ions shifts, and becomes more positive, that triggers pain in the area. The balance and movement of different ions signals and regulates different biological processes. And these ions can be influenced by external magnetic forces. A magnetic field provides a natural way to assist the body’s normal healing processes as it passes through all tissues and cells.
Studies show that magnets are an effective therapy for the relief of pain. Applying magnetic fields to an injured or painful area improves blood flow and oxygen to enhance the body’s natural healing process and help reduce pain and inflammation.