What is Magnetic Therapy and How Does It Work?
Magnetic therapy has been available for over a thousand years. Folk healers may have believed magnets could draw disease from the body. Today many people believe in this alternative therapy. They feel that the magnets can alter a person’s bioenergetics field. People are asking “What is Magnetic therapy and how does it work?“ in their search for alternative treatments. Many products are sold with static magnets that are supposed to help alleviate pain and other health concerns. Over the last three decades studies have shown that static magnetic therapy devices offer no benefit. Therapeutic magnets sold to ease aches and pains have magnetic fields that are generally too weak to penetrate your skin.
What is Static Magnetic Therapy?
Static magnetic therapy offers a non-varying, magnetic field with fixed strengths. Static magnets are made of various metals that once magnetized, stay magnetized. They are often found in bracelets, knew wraps, shoe inserts, mattress, etc. In order to work they should touch your skin. Usually these magnets are too weak to actually penetrate the skin. The body can also get used to static magnets and not respond.
What is Electro Magnetic Therapy?
Another type of magnetic therapy is pulsed electro-magnetic therapy. Electromagnetic fields are coils of wire that is magnetized when an electrical current flows through the wire. This electrical charge pulses safely through the body. Pulsed electromagnetic therapy, also known as PEMF, sets in motion cellular changes that help restore and maintain balance in cellular metabolism and health. PEMF can be used over a long period of time without the body becoming acclimated. Amanda Meyers, M.D. explains more about what PEMF is and why it works.
How does Static Magnetic Therapy Work?
Our bodies have their own magnetic and electrical fields. When we are stressed or have an ailment, our body’s electromagnetic field can become off balance. It is believed that magnets can bring our magnetic field back into balance. Some people wear magnets to help with pain, insomnia, headaches and other ailments. Some clinical trials have shown there is no clear proof that static magnets can treat any condition. If using static magnetic therapy, do not give up your conventional medicines and therapy. Since there is no proof that static magnets can help, you might be ignoring a condition that should be treated to prevent future health problems.
How does Electro Magnetic Therapy Work?
Research has found that pulsed electromagnetic field therapy does benefit our bodies by stimulating and rejuvenating our cells. PEMF penetrates throughout the body causing a cascade of effects. PEMF stimulates various functions of the body so that the body can better support and heal itself.
Electro Magnetic Therapy Can:
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Improve the immune system
- Improve circulation
- Relieves stress
- Improve blood/tissue oxygenation
- Accelerate repair of bone and soft tissue
- Help to regenerate cells
PEMF therapy does not cure diabetes, heart disease, arthritis or cancer, but has an effect on overall function and symptom relief. In many cases, PEMF magnetic therapy can be used to replace or reduce pain medications and other anti-inflammatories. NSAIDs are often prescribed for pain relief but are known to potentially have serious adverse side effects and addiction. Magnetic therapy is non-invasive and has no adverse side effects. Many people are turning to electro-magnetic therapy as a safe alternative. Pulsed Electro Magnetic therapy was approved by the FDA in 1979 for the healing of nonunion fractures. There have many clinical studies conducted on PEMF. One study found that PEMF therapy improved pain, stiffness and physical function in elderly patients affected by knee osteoarthritis. Be cautious of using PEMF if you have implanted metallic objects such as cochlear implants, pacemakers and defibrillators. If you are pregnant, ask your doctor before using PEMF.
Pulsed Electro Magnetic Therapy Studied by NASA
NASA (National Aeronautical and Space Administration) needed to develop effective prevention and treatments for bone loss and muscle atrophy to enable future human space exploration. The NASA research helped identify which Electro Magnetic frequencies are most effective in producing biological response in bone and muscle cells. The Magna Wave Maia is a high power – low frequency Pulsed Electro Magnetic therapy device suitable for humans and small animals.
Pulsed Electro Magnetic Therapy Gaining Public Attention
Recently Dr. Oz presented Pulsed Electro Magnetic therapy on his popular television show. This has helped to bring PEMF and the benefits it offers to the public.
Magna Wave Pulsed Electro Magnetic therapy devices
Magna Wave offers a wide range of Pulsed Electro Magnetic therapy devices that offer a safe non-invasive alternative to conventional medicine. Call the professionals at Magna Wave to find which device would be best suited for you. Magna Wave offers training and certification.