The Dos and Donts of Magnetic Therapy


Millions of people have attested to the effectiveness of magnetic therapy to alleviate pain and as alternative treatment for a variety of ailments. And the number of people who discover magnetic therapy is increasing every year. With more formal studies finding positive results for magnetic therapy, it would be just a matter of time before the scientific community accepts formally magnetic therapy as a legitimate form of treatment. But for now, the therapeutic use of magnets remains under the alternative and complementary category. Nonetheless, based on the increasing number of people who use magnets as complementary treatment it would be best for them to know at least the basic Dos and Donts of magnetic therapy.

As you probably already know, magnetic therapy uses the magnetic fields to help relieve pain and induce healing. The magnetic field has varying effects. It can relax the capillary walls increasing the blood flow to a certain area. This means more oxygen and nutrients are flowing into an area of pain which helps in the healing process. The magnets are also known to help prevent muscle stiffness and muscle spasms. And finally, the magnetic field can go to the cellular level and helps prevent pain from ending up to the brain. Magnetic therapy is therefore a little bit like pain killers but without the side effects.

The therapy is ideally performed in the mornings. It is not recommended that you undergo magnetic therapy just after you ate a meal. It is possible that you feel some nausea if you do so. But some would suggest that you eat or drink hot foods and hot liquids before your treatment. The hot food and liquid will keep the body warm during the magnetic treatment. If you do need to take meals, do the therapy at least after two hours of eating a full meal.

Very strong magnets should not be used in sensitive areas. The brain, heart and eyes are areas that you should avoid applying strong magnets to. Ceramic magnets would be ideal for these areas.

Use the correct poles for each kind of treatment. Magnets have north and south poles pretty much like the earth. The north pole is the magnetically negative side of the magnet and the south pole is magnetically positive one. Each pole affects the body differently. It has been found out that the negative north pole charge stops the development of growth and infection while the positive south pole assists in tissue growth.

With this in mind, it is recommended that you use the negative charge north pole of magnets to fight infections such as the common cold and use on inflammations. The north pole magnets are also ideal for use to correct spine injuries or help relieve back pains, headaches and even joint pains. For tissue healing like burns, the north pole magnet has proven to be effective as well. However, you should avoid using north pole magnets on pregnant women and to treat muscle weakness.

You will need the magnet’s south pole for that. South pole magnets are pretty helpful in fixing prostate problems and addressing infertility issues. These are some basics Dos and Donts of magnetic therapy. If you need to learn more, always consult a professional.