What is Magnetic
Magnetic Therapy is a natural therapy which
does not involve drugs or other complicated procedure as in acupressure,
acupuncture, homeopathy, hypnosis, or elaborate diets. When magnets
are placed on human body, the magnetic field penetrates the skin
tissue and bones and thus helps to improve blood curculation and
stimulates the body to heal by itself.
Poor blood circulation can be to blame for
many of today's ills. The use of magnets can help enormously in
combating the effects of migraine, neck, back and knee pain, rheumatism,
arthritis, cramp, gout, angina, depression, period pains and insomnia.
Poor blood circulation can cause the whole body to be 'below par'.
Magnetic therapy can improve this, and give a whole new impetus
therapy dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Magnets have long
been believed to have healing powers associated with muscle pain
and stiffness. In 200B.C., Chinese physicians used magnetic lodestones
in therapy and put them on the human body to correct unhealthy,
imbalance flow of qi, or energy. The ancient Chinese
medical text known as The Yellow Emperor's Canon of Internal MEdicine
describes this procedure. The Vedas, or ancient Hindu scriptures,
also mention the treatment of diseases with lodestones. The word
"lodestone" or leading stone came from the use of these
stones as compasses. The word "magner" probably stems
from the Greek Magnes lithos, or "stone from Magnesia",
a region of Greece rich in magnetic stones. The Greek phrase later
became magneta in Latin.
The secret of Magnetic Therapy is that its
unique multi-directional Electro Magnetic Force (EMF) relieves
pain and enhances the speed of healing processes.
The belief in the healing power of magnets
is nothing new. It is even said that Cleopatra were a magnetic
lodestone to keep her young and beautiful. More recently NASA,
the American Space Agency, have uysed magnetic therapy to cure
space sickness. The use of magnetic therapy has become more and
more popular in recent years. In Japan, the use of magnets is
now regarded as a vital tool in overcoming stress in everyday
life. In the West magnets are widely used by sportsmen to relieve
pain and help in the healing of injuries.
Magnetic Therapy claims to have good effect
in the treatment of many ailments including:
- Pain relief
- Control swelling
- More restful sleep
- Increase tissue oxygenation
- Relief of stress
- Increase cellular oxygen level
- Improve blood circulation
- Improve anti-infective activity
- Reduce water retention
i.e. remove harmful toxins and improve circulation
of oxygen, proteins and minerals around the body. This assists
growth of healthy new cell and initiates the body to heal itself
by its natural ability.
Is magnet safe for everyone?
Research shows that there are no harmful
side effects caused by the use of magnets. They shouldn't, however,
be used by people fitted with heart pacemakers.