(Last Updated on : 21/10/2014)
The magnets are applied in the treatment of various diseases among all age groups of patients. But, they should be applied properly with full precaution to get the best effect.
Here, some precautions are given, which should be considered while applying using the magnets.
The best time for applying magnetic treatment is the morning time. It should be taken after discharging usual routine duties and taking bath but before taking breakfast. In the morning, if it was not taken for some reason, it may be taken in the evening before meals.
One should not eat or drink anything cold for at least half-an-hour after applying magnets. It is because the magnets create temporary warmth in the body and it is not wise to take anything cold when body is heated. However, hot drinks like milk or tea, etc. can be taken immediately after application.
Due to the above reason, one should not take bath also for 2 hours after application of strong magnets. Therefore, the magnetic treatment is taken in the morning after taking bath.
Immediately after taking full meals, strong magnets should not be applied as their application might induce nausea or vomiting in some cases.
The pregnant ladies and the children should not apply strong magnets. It should not be applied to delicate points in the body such as brain, eyes, heart, etc.
Application of ordinary magnets does not have any harmful effect. But the application of strong magnets for a long time may result in some trouble, namely, heaviness in head, headache, sleepiness, yawning, tingling in nerves, etc. In that case, the contact of magnets should be discontinued immediately and the patient should take rest.
If the improper magnet is selected, the resulting sufferings can be permanently removed by laying the outspread hands on a large zinc plate for half-an-hour.
Homoeopathic medicine 'Zincum Metallicum' antidotes the effects of the medicines prepared from the magnet. Therefore, if any adverse effect of application of magnets is noticed, this medicine can also be used as antidote in low potencies.
The reverse poles of strong flat magnets should never be clapped together. If they are placed somehow face to face, then fingers should not be allowed to come between them as they may get crushed.
A 'keeper' should be kept in-between the two opposite poles of two magnets to join them when they are not being used. Otherwise, the magnetism of them can be lost.
It is not necessary to remove the gold and other ornaments worn on hands or fingers while using the magnets in palms.
The watches should be kept away from the contact of the watches unless they are 'magnetic proof'.