(Last Updated on : 31/03/2017)
Magnetic Therapy is a science as well as an art, postulating knowledge of human organisms and the expertise to cure through the appropriate application of Magnets
. This alternative branch of medicine, also known as "Magnet Therapy", "Bio Magnet Therapy" or "Magno Therapy", is evidently, far-reaching in terms of possibilities in physical as well as mental disorder
treatment through exposure to the magnetic fields. Magnetic therapy utilizes the natural energy of magnetism that is important to human existence and overall health.
Magnets designed specifically for human applications contain the power to interact with the energy system of the body, in order to create a distinct field for efficient cellular and hence organic activities. Be it localised or generalized application of magnets, the outcome tends to be visible on the basic functioning of cells, and is thereby reasoned to be effective.
History of Magnetic Therapy
The history of Magnetic therapy depicts that this particular therapy possesses an ancient heritage and has occupied a central role in the medicinal practices of Egypt, India and Greece. Until recently the scientific explanation of magnetic action was not available.
Magnetic therapy was widely used in the sections of alternative medicines since the ancient times in India when the latest ways of treatment were not available. In some ancient scriptures of India, the mention of Magnet therapy was found. In Atharva Veda
, there was the mention of Magnet therapy as the practitioners of Ayurveda
suggested it as the best way to alleviate pains and rejuvenate the body and mind.
Theories for Magnetic Therapy
Two theories are used to elucidate the magnetic therapy. The primary theory asserts that, magnets affect the electrical current in cells. When magnets are functional on the afflictive region of the body, the nerves in that area stimulate, thus discharging the bodys innate painkillers. This is responsible for the application of magnets for pain relief.
According to the secondary, but equally relevant magnetic therapy theory, when magnets are applied to a painful area of the body, the cells in that area respond to increased blood circulation, ion exchange, and oxygen flow to the area. Magnetic fields attract and repel charged particles in the bloodstream, thus increasing blood flow and producing heat. Increased oxygen in the tissues and blood stream is considered to create a significant difference in the pace of healing.
Benefits of Magnetic Therapy
Magnetic therapy is a safe, non-invasive method of applying magnetic fields to the body for therapeutic purposes. It accelerates the natural healing process, provides natural pain relief, relief from arthritis
-induced pain and betters sleep, without any adverse side- effects. It has elevated hopes; even where advanced drug therapies have failed. Magnet therapy has also ventured into the fields of physical disorders like cancer treatment
, and mental disorders like depression, where path-breaking research continues till date.
The modern science reciprocate that Magnet therapy is effective in all kind of diseases including circulatory, digestive, nervous, respiratory and urino-genital systems and can be beneficial in all types of pain, swelling, inflammation, ulcers and diseases of the bowels and the uterus. Since the modern science has accepted the efficacy of magnet in treating diseases that causes pain and bring proper alleviation, this very ancient Magnet therapy has been admitted and included into the list of modern treating technologies. Magnetic therapy is used to treat headaches
, insomnia, muscle and joint pain
, varicose veins
and other ailments of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems.
Magnetic Therapy Accessories
As magnetic therapy is applied and used in almost all over the world, some jewellery professionals are keen in creating ornaments and different devices like wristlet, chains
, back belts, ace bandages or athletic support bandages worn on the back, knee or elbow which are designed with special magnets to delivery proper magnetic therapy to the injured part of the body.
The results of Magnetic therapy vary from person to person depending on the quality of Magnets used, duration of use and the mode of application
. Magnetic therapy would be ineffective, if not followed appropriately. The astonishing pain relief and calming effect it provides, has by and large, facilitated in boosting its popularity to greater extent.