Magnetic therapy is a natural approach to relieve pain and restore energy levels. It is successfully used by millions of people around the world and has proven to be safe and easy to apply. The practice of magnetic therapy itself dates back to ancient times when countries such as Egypt, Greece and China were using the magnetic properties of natural stones for healing purposes. Because magnetic therapy is natural, it has no known side effects and is completely non-invasive.
Today on a scientific level there is growing evidence that magnetic therapy is effective and works in healing diverse conditions such as:
* Joint pains and sprains
* Back pain
* Sleep disorders
The British National Health Service is now prescribing magnetic leg wraps for treating leg ulcers with positive results. The power of magnetic therapy has also become popular amongst professional athletes for relieving pain and healing. Most popular forms of application are magnetic therapy bracelets and magnetic body support wraps.
2. How It Works
The way magnetic therapy works is based on the foundation that magnetic fields are produced everywhere in varying strengths from the earth itself to the magnetic fields produced in our cells and nervous system. Since electromagnetism is a fundamental part in the functioning of the human body, it is known that external magnetic fields can affect us also, both positively and negatively. When our bodies are in a natural healthy state, our bodily fluids are more alkaline.
When illness occurs such as inflammation or swelling, the area of illness in the body becomes more acidic and has a more positively charged magnetic field. The human body naturally produces a negative magnetic field to help it heal the affected area of the body in order to redress a healthy balance. (This negative charge is the same as one produced by a geomagnetic north pole magnetic field). The application of an external negative magnetic field on the problem area aids in accelerating the body's own immune system by re-normalizing the pH level and at the same time it relaxes blood vessels that allows for increased blood flow into the affected area by bringing oxygenated blood and clearing away toxins.
Using the correct application of negatively charged magnets in contact with the relevant part of the body enhances the body's natural ability to heal faster and re-establish a natural healthy state. As magnetic therapy is slowly gaining mainstream acceptance in western medicine, it will be used increasingly to treat physical and emotional disorders.
3. Not for Everyone
Magnets can have an adverse effect on electrical and magnetic appliances. It should not be worn by people fitted with a pacemaker or any other health related electrical device. It is also not recommended for use by pregnant women.
It is important to note that our lifestyle choices that include nutrition intake, drinking, smoking, etc, as well as age contribute towards our overall well-being and our responsiveness to recover effectively from illnesses. The effectiveness of medicine including conventional medication depends on our own natural ability to recover. It is very important for us to prevent illnesses by maintaining a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise, proper sleep, etc. Magnetic therapy may be used to treat an affected area, but as it is holistic in nature, it is more effective in conjunction with having a natural healthy lifestyle.