A Factual Guide for Consumers
by Kris Nanan
We now stand on the verge of a great new age in magnetic science and its applications, a tool that has been provided by Mother Nature herself. — Ralph U. Sierra, MD
Why Magnetic Therapy?
Magnetic Therapy is a natural method used to relieve pain, restore energy, and enhance sleep. It has proven to be a safe, effective, economical, and simple-to-use form of alternative therapy. Magnetic therapy is thousands of years old yet holds great promise for the future.
Benefits of Magnetic Therapy
Magnets have been scientifically proven to enable the body to regain its self-healing electromagnetic balance naturally. Strong evidence suggests that magnetic therapy may help to: relieve pain, reduce inflammation, restore natural energy, increase blood circulation, prevent or reverse infection, promote metabolic processing of toxins, and support the healing process.
Magnetic therapy is a non-invasive treatment method with a very high success rate. It has much to offer in both the prevention and treatment of chronic ailments.
How Magnetic Therapy Works
It utilizes the natural energy of magnetism that is important to human existence and overall health. A magnetic field provides a natural way to assist the body's normal healing process as it passes through all tissues and cells. Studies show that magnets can be an effective therapy for the relief of pain by blocking pain sensations. For example: Applying magnetic fields to an injured area improves the flow of blood and oxygen to enhance the body's natural healing process, and the improved blood flow and fluid exchange to the injured tissue helps reduce pain and inflammation.
Dr. U. Warnke's studies showed higher body temperatures under the influence of magnetic fields. His studies used infrared thermography, a method that maps increased heat caused by increased blood flow thus proving magnetic fields increase circulation.
Dr. Julian Whittaker states, "The big question in the scientific community is exactly how magnets produce such amazing pain-relieving sensations. At this time no one can answer that question. But regardless of how they work, there is no question that they do work."
The Effects of Magnetic Poles
In simple terms, magnetic poles have the following effect: North Pole—has a sedating, healing effect; South Pole—has a stimulating, activating effect; Bipolar (both poles)—increases circulation, and is effective in pain control on conditions on or near the skin surface.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Magnets Have the Power to Heal? Magnets themselves do not heal. Magnets create an environment to assist and speed up the healing process.
Will Magnets Work For Me? An estimated 140 million people around the world currently use magnetic therapy. Published studies demonstrate a success rate of 75 to 95 percent (depending on the various ailments studied).
How Long Should I Wear a Magnetic Product? This is an individual's choice. Some use magnetic devices until pain is relieved and re-apply when pain returns. Others wear magnetic devices most of the time. Base your decision on your results. Magnetic products used to relieve pain and speed up the healing process are generally used short term whereas those used to promote overall health and wellness are often used on a long term basis.
How Quickly Can One Expect Results? Some individuals get relief within minutes. The majority however, get relief within several hours to several weeks. The effect can be very subtle and in some cases it is not noticeable until after the treatment is stopped.
Are Magnetic Products Safe? Magnets are a natural product from the earth's resources. All research done to date indicates that magnets are one of the safest forms of alternative therapy available. This is also the position of The World Health Organization as stated in their study on magnetic fields published in 1987.
How Long Will Magnets Last? In normal use and with proper care, the magnetic element in products will last a lifetime. Magnetic products can be demagnetized if exposed to high temperatures exceeding 140ºC (250ºF).
What the Experts Say
Dr. Ulrich Warnke: Magnetic energy has a beneficial effect on blood circulation, lymph flow, hormone production, nerves, and muscles.
Dr. Evelyne Holzapfel: The application of a magnetic field has the virtues of simplicity, freedom from danger, and low cost.
Dr. Neville S. Bengali: The astounding results obtained through magnetic therapy give it a place of considerable importance in the field of therapeutics.
Dr. J. B. Baron: This is a revolution in the therapy of muscle injuries, joint pain, and posture problems. We have treated 4,000 patients with whiplash injuries by means of magnetics and helped over 80 percent of them.
Dr. Ken Wianko: Magnets are scientifically proven to be able to assist the body regain its self-healing electromagnetic balance naturally.
Dr. William Philpott: Magnetic fields can stimulate metabolism and increase the amount of oxygen available to the cells of the body. Magnetic therapy can increase enzyme action because it fosters a favourable environment within cells (mainly a proper pH).
Precautions: According to the World Health Organization the type and Gauss strength of magnets used in magnetic therapy offer no health hazard. Consult your health care professional before using any new type of therapy. Most magnetic products carry warning labels indicating the following precautions:
- Do not use magnets or magnetic therapy if using a pacemaker, implanted medical device, or insulin pump as they may interfere with the delicate electronic equipment.
- Magnetic products are not recommended for use during pregnancy. They are not proven beneficial nor detrimental. Be on the safe side, do not use them.
- Keep magnetic products at least six inches away from objects such as credit cards, computers, diskettes, audio and videotapes, and similar items, as loss of data may result.
The above information was provided by Nanan Healing Magnetic Therapy, 345 Main Street North, Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 0W2, phone (306) 691-6686 or cell 684-5658, toll free 1-866-900-6384, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nananhealing.com. Also see Directory of Services ad on page 20 of the 12.2 July/August
issue of the WHOLifE Journal.