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Magnetic Therapy Information
 
 
1 Rediscovery Of Magnetic Health 4 Dr. Philott On Magnetics
2 History Of Magnetics 5 What Do Experts Say
3 Magnets And Biology 6 Magnets And Pain
 

Rediscovery Of Magnetic Health

The use of magnetic therapy was recorded by the Chinese in the Yellow Emperor's Book of Internal Medicine at approximately 2000 B.C. 

Authors/researchers George J. Washnis and Richard Z. Hirak say that "Very vital magnetic energy enters our bodies from the earth's natural magnetic field. Unfortunately, the earth's field has been declining over the centuries, as much as 5% in the past century alone. And it's effect is further reduced by reinforced concrete buildings, elevators and autos. Somehow we have got to make up the difference, as well as fight off the effect of certain adverse electromagnetic fields from high power transmission lines, computers, microwaves and other household appliances. 

Magnetic therapy can relax tense muscles, relieve muscular and skeletal pain, and accelerate the healing process. The treatment involves the placing of the simple, natural magnets of the correct configuration on the body tissue, allowing the body to heal itself. 

Millions of Americans use natural alternative medicine. Worldwide, over 100 million people use magnetic therapy: 30 million in Japan alone, where 10 million sleep on magnetic beds to counter the effect of stress, fatigue, arthritis, sciatica, carpal tunnel, asthma, migraines, and more." 

According to Dr. William H. Philpott, an Oklahoma psychiatrist and neurologist who has researched biomagnetics for many years, "A negative magnetic field applied to our body stimulates the sleep hormone, melatonin, and promotes more restful sleep." 

Champion golfer Jim Colbert relies on magnets to keep playing without back pain and discomfort, as well as increase energy. He damaged a disc in his lower back when he was 15, and played in constant pain until he discovered magnets. 

"I would not think of playing without magnets. I play with a magnet belt under my shirt and travel with the magnet sleeping pads," says Colbert. 

Without magnets, Denver might never have won the 
Super Bowl.  Bill Romanowski, the meanest linebacker in pro 
football, credits magnet therapy with getting him pain-free and 
off anti-inflammatories  following knee surgery last April, thereby 
enabling him to play for theBroncos this season. 

For years, football players, pro golfers and racehorse trainers have 
strapped on magnets to relieve sore muscles. 
This winter, the therapy won scientific endorsement in a study of 
post-polio-pain patients. 

Magnets involve no illegal chemicals that can 
contaminate blood or  urine testing. As far as Olympic regulations are 
concerned, they're no  different from hot water bottles. 

Long-jump champion Mike Powell always straps 
magnets on his back immediately after attempting a 30-foot leap, 
then sleeps on a magnet   pad that night, says his coach, Randy 
Huntington, who also directed   Romanowski's recovery. 
``Elite athletes are always looking for better 
ways to regenerate  without drugs,'' Huntington says. 
Jack Scott, a member of the medical staff for 
the past four Summer   Games, says he has seen injured athletes 
restored to competitive condition with magnets. 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
History of Magnetics

Magnetic energy has been used therapeutically throughout the world for hundreds of years. Scientific medicine is currently in a state of rapid change, and several magnetic instruments have now passed FDA approval for both safety and therapeutic claims. Non-union fractures have been treated magnetically for over 40 years, with an overall success rate of more than 80%, when other procedures had failed. Over 4,000 medical and scientific papers have been published on the use of magnetics.  

Experiments at Loma Linda University, M.I.T., and several European universities have proven that certain magnetic devices increase the blood flow. The proposed pathological mechanism behind many orthopedic and congenital problems is a lack of vascular flow and a disturbance of neural tissues. In other words - proper nutrients were not getting to the cells! Several theories have been proposed, but the end result has tended to fall into the following categories:  

  1. relief of pain and inflammation 
  2. stimulation of tissue 
  3. increased blood circulation 
  4. increased oxygen to the tissues 
  5. rehabilitation 
From the standpoint of biophysics, magnetic therapy polarizes anions and cations. That is, the tissue salts are brought from a state of inactivity and stagnation to order and alignment within the cells and tissues. Injury depolarizes damaged cells. Magnetic stimulation gets the tissue fluids flowing again, waste products are removed, edema and congestion is regulated, and so cell metabolism soon reverts back to normal.  

Magnetic fields, therefore, are simply very useful forms of physical therapy. Most benefits are due to a biophysical field which allows cellular functions to improve considerably. So when field lines impact on the animal organism, or on parts of it, they absolutely permeate these areas. Within the range of the magnetic field, all parts of the body are penetrated equally.  



The first scientific evidence that static magnetic fields can provide  significant pain relief within a short period and with no apparent side  effects came from a double-blind study of 50 patients with severe post-polio pain, published in the November issue of The Archives of  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 

`The majority of patients in the study who received treatment with a 
  magnet reported a significant decrease in pain, and most of the 
patients who were given a placebo or inactive magnet reported very 
little or no improvement. That was a surprise to 
me because I was  very skeptical,'' says Dr. Carlos Vallbona, 
professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and chief 
investigator for the study. 

 Vallbona says he became interested in magnets because of  testimonials 
from some of his pain patients. 
The study did not evaluate how long pain relief 
lasted.  Vallbona now is planning a magnet study on 
patients with chronic arthritis, fibromyalgia (inflammation of the 
muscles) and muscle pain  resulting from stress and trauma. 

Other researchers are looking at phantom pains 
in amputated limbs  and stumps. 
 


We know that magnetic therapy is as natural as nature. Without pills or drugs, we are influencing the healing and regenerative powers already within the genetic makeup of any organism. And that is a truly holistic approach to health!  

 
 
 
Sleep Your Way To Youth

Dr. Philpott is chairman of the Bio-Electro Magnetic Institute in Oklahoma City. He is a Psychiatrist and Neurologist who received his medical degree from Loma Linda University, and is the author of “Brain Allergies” and “Victory over Diabetes.”  

by WILLIAM H. PHILPOTT, M.D.  

The human body itself is an electromagnetic machine. Each body cell has a positive and a negative field and physical and mental functions from the brain and central nervous system. Moreover, all life— plant and animal, including human— exists in and responds to the magnetic field of the Earth. For instance, Earth’s magnetism activates the enzyme system in fruits and vegetables that causes normal ripening. And homing pigeons are magnetically guided back to the coop.  

In just the past decade, we have begun to realize that, since magnetic energy influences our health, it can be used to intentionally improve our health. Indeed, enough is already known for me to outline to you why this is so and what you might want to do about it.  

As electromagnetic systems, our bodies exist in balance between and under the influence of negative and positive magnetic forces. The Earth’s crust exerts a powerful negative magnetic field, while during the day we experience the sun’s opposite, positive magnetic force. At night, the Earth’s negative magnetic energy increases cellular oxygen, encourages deep restorative sleep, supports biological healing, reduces inflammation and relieves pain. But when the sun comes up, its positive magnetic energy decreases cellular oxygen, stimulates wakefulness, inhibits biological healing, increases pain, and can increase inflammation.  

All life—plant and animal, including human— exists in and responds to the magnetic field of the Earth.  

The pineal gland in the center of our heads controls hormones, enzymes and immune function, and is itself a magnetic organ containing magnetite crystals. It is acutely sensitive to magnetic energy and produces its most important and characteristic substance, the sleep hormone melatonin, almost entirely during the night when the Earth’s negative magnetic field is dominant. In turn, human growth hormone, which is produced by the hypothalamus as we sleep, appears to be strongly influenced by melatonin levels.  

It may startle you to learn that the negative magnetic field of the Earth can be duplicated and enhanced with the aid of simple commercial magnets. There is no fundamental difference between Earth’s negative magnetic terrestrial field, with all its effects, and the negative magnetic field in any unipole magnet, with its negative force on one side and its positive force on the opposite side.  

Without discussing the wide range of illnesses— from arthritis and atherosclerosis to schizophrenia and sleep disorders—that a qualified practitioner can treat with magnets, I’d like to simply illustrate how the negative field of magnets stimulates the pineal gland’s production of melatonin and the hypothalamus’ production of human growth hormone.  

As electromagnetic systems, our bodies exist in balance between and under the influence of negative and positive magnetic forces.  

As we age, we produce less of these essential hormones. But high levels of melatonin are necessary for adequate sleep, and human growth hormone is a controlling factor in hair, skin and muscle mass. It’s decline is responsible for the effects of aging. So it may be no exaggeration to say that magnetic stimulation of the pineal gland could slow the aging process. I have seen many people (including myself) whose hair and skin became healthier as a result of magnetic therapy. Some people show signs of hair returning to its normal color. Because of the increase of human growth hormone, older subjects typically show an increased rate of hair and nail growth.  


 Bedtime use of magnets. 

Clinical Test Results 

Summary of a 12-month, double-blind, clinical test of magnetic mattress pads carried out by San-ikukai Hospital, Tokyo Communications Hospital and  Kouseikai Suzuki Hospital, by Dr. Kazuo Shimodaira 

Conclusion 

     Dr. Shimodaira's conclusion of this year-long study conducted in 3 of Japan's foremost hospitals: "The magnetized health mattress pad is proved to be effective on neck and shoulder pain, back and lower back pain, back pain, lower limb pain, insomnia, and fatigue, and to have no side effects." 
 
The idea of magnetic therapy may seem novel and perhaps even disarmingly simple, but I can assure you that my experiences with several thousand patients support its very real effects.  

Moreover, the FDA has officially declared that magnetic therapy carries no health risks.  

Electromagnetism and its effects on the body may be one of the most exciting scientific breakthroughs in current research. Since 1989, when the FDA was among the sponsors of the first Conference on Emerging Electromagnetic Medical Technology, It has approved an Institutional Review Board for the research projects of the Bio-Electro Magnetic Institute.  

 
 
 
The Experts

“Magnetic energy has a beneficial effect on blood circulation, lymph flow, hormone production, nerves and muscles.”  
Dr. Ulrich Warnke, M.D. 
Magnets to Overcome Pain.  The New Healing Method  

 "In a search for a universal cure all, none fits the description nearly as well as magnetic energy therapy. The application of magnets provides proven pain relief in seven out of ten users, as good as or better than orthodox medicine"- Ken Wiancko MD,   Health Naturally, April 1995. 

“The application of a magnetic field has the virtues of simplicity, freedom from danger and low cost. It offers the lay man or woman a suitable form of self treatment for the minor ills of everyday life.”  
Dr. Evelyne Holzapfel 
Magnetic Therapy  

 

“The magnetic field will in due time develop into a powerful new analytic and therapeutic tool of medicine.”  
Dr. Madeleine F. Barnothy  
Biological Effects of Magnetic Fields  

  Reported by Dr. Lawerence K Altman, "No one was more skeptical about using magnets for pain relief than Dr. Carlos Vallbona, former chairman of the department of community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. So Vallbona was amazed when a study he did found that small, low-intensity magnets worked, at least for patients experiencing symptoms that can develop years after polio"  The New York Times, Dec. 8,1997. 

“I can’t say anything officially yet, but let’s face it: this treatment (magnetic therapy) is a Godsend. It’s good for almost anything.”  
Dr. Kenneth S. Mclean, MD  
Bioenergy Newsletter, Feb. 1986  

 

“Besides being easy, efficient and inexpensive, magnet therapy holds, furthermore, a total guarantee of safety.”  
Dr. Louis Donnet, M.D.  
Magnets for Your Health  

 

“Magnetic therapy in Japan and elsewhere in parts of Europe and Asia has become a kind of folk medicine, a reliable form of medical self-care.”  
Richard Leviton  
“Healing with Nature’s Energy” East-West Journal, June 1986  

 

“We now stand on the verge of a great new age in magnetic science and its applications - a tool that has been provided by Mother Nature herself.”  
Dr. Ralph U. Sierra  
Power in a Magnet to Heal  

 

“The astounding results obtained through magnet therapy gives it a place of considerable importance in the field of therapeutics.”  
Neville S. Bengali M.D.  
Magnet Therapy: Theory and Practice  

 

“This is a revolution in the therapy for muscle injuries, joint pain and posture problems. We have treated 4000 patients with whiplash injuries by means of the magnets and cured 80 percent.”  
Dr. J. B. Baron, M.D.  
Medical Convention at the Baylor College of Medicine, Texas  

 

“This is the most exciting thing I have seen since I discovered chiropractic for the first time. All chiropractors should know about magnet therapy.”  
Dr. George A Rolfs, D.C.  
Energy Therapy  

 

“Every family should have a couple of magnets and know how to apply them in minor ailments and infections.”  
Dr. A. K. Battacharya, M.D.  
Healing by Magnets  

 

“It is hoped that the use of magnetic energy can be kept non-prescriptive for easy availability for home and self use.”  
Dr. William H. Philpott, M.D.  
NEW HOPE: Magnet Therapy  



EFFECT OF PERMANENT MAGNETIC FIELD ON POSTOPERATIVE PAIN AND WOUND HEALING IN PLASTIC  SURGERY *
  Presented at THE SECOND WORLD CONGRESS ON ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM  IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, June 8-13, 1997, Bologna, Italy 
This study was designed to evaluate the effect of static magnetic field on postoperative wounds in 21 patients who undergo cosmetic plastic surgical procedures. 
The magnitude of the reduction in postoperative pain was significant allowing for a decrease in the need for analgesic resolve, while the application of magnets resolved the problem in 3-5 days. 
The manifested clinical benefits include: a reduction of edema, anti-inflammatory effect, and analgesic effect. The most plausible mechnism should be considered as the enhanced blook flow to the site of surgery, which is pooling oxygen and nutrients thereby speeding the overall healing process. 
 
 

 


 
 
 

 The effect of  permanent magnetic field on ecchymosis following liposuction. 
  *Daniel Man,  Boris Man,  Harvey Plosker,  Marko Markov,  Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center,  Boca Raton, Florida, USA;  Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, USA 

 


[Medical Tribune: Obstetrician & Gynecologist Edition 5(5): 1998. © 1998 Jobson Healthcare Group, excerpts from an opinion letter]
By Paul J. Rosch, M.D.

 Magnet therapy is riding the crest of the current tidal wave of
 enthusiasm for alternative medicine. Annual U.S. sales for one
 manufacturer are estimated to be in excess of $100 million.
 Magnets are now regularly used by golf professionals and other
 sports celebrities, all of whom provide glowing testimonials to
 the ability of magnets to relieve pain and stiffness and to
 accelerate the healing of injuries.

 That these are not entirely placebo effects is supported by
 observations in animals and humans. There is no doubt that
 magnets can provide effective pain relief.

I believe electromagnetic field therapy will become an
 increasingly important component of 21st century medicine that
 could replace certain drugs.

 The future of permanent magnets also is very bright, and it would
 be unfortunate if it were tarnished by irresponsible claims that
 they can cure depression or cancer. I am convinced that certain
 magnets can provide remarkable pain relief for many patients,
 and speed up the healing of soft tissue and bone injuries.

 Dr. Rosch is a clinical professor of medicine and psychiatry at
 the New York Medical College and president of the American
 Institute of Stress in Yonkers, N.Y.

 
 
 
Magnets And Biology

What Are The Biological Effects Of Magnetism? 
by Ken Wiancko, MD  

The question whether alternating or pulsating magnetic fields have a biological effect, can be answered positively, in as much as the physical entity "magnetic field" is in a position to affect the organism in a bioenergetic way.  

We know that with many diseases the surface potentials of the cells in the organism seem to vary when compared with the normal values.  

The magnetic field completely permeates the body and thus every single cell.  

The ions in the cells and the colloidal system are influenced, as we know, by magnetism and are moved in accordance with the magnetic pulsation that passes through them.  

Furthermore, recent experiments proved that the partial pressure of oxygen in the tissue may increase up to 1,000% compared to the initial value under the influence of pulsating magnetic fields of a certain intensity and frequency.  

Thus the pulsating magnetic field enables an effective therapy which can be used for a broad range of indications. The changes in the surface potentials of the cell, the colloidal state and the degree of ionization of the tissue, that occur in many diseases are markedly influenced by the entire body in rapid pulsation.  

This causes a better blood circulation in the vessels and capillaries, increasing the partial pressure of oxygen in the tissue and resulting in an accelerated transportation of metabolic waste products - a basic requirement for every healing process.  

Measurements by means of highly sensitive thermography devices showed a significantly improved circulation.  

Magnetic fields permeate the whole organism. when intensity and frequency are controlled properly, energy is accumulated in all tissues of the body.  

As a result of long-lasting changes in the condition of the colloidal tissues increases in cell activity and membrane potential will occur. In addition, intra-corporeal electric processes will intensity again and a regeneration of all functional parts and organs of the body can be clearly noted.  

 
 
 
Magnets And Pain

MAGNETS HELP BANISH ACHES AND PAINS! Sports heroes, superstars and doctors all say there are no negatives, and a lot of positives, about the latest way to treat aches and pains---with magnets. 

Supporters such as Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins hail the age-old method of natural healing as a miracle cure for twinges and the physical symptoms of stress, like headaches and depression."I tried everything but nothing seemed to get rid of the pain," says Hopkins. who used magnets to end a bout of shoulder pain. "When I heard about the magnetic treatment, I jumped at the chance to try it. It answered my prayers." 

And Dan Marino of the NFL's Miami Dolphins swears that magnets strapped to his fractured ankle not only helped the bones to heal more quickly but also eased the pain. 

Even golfers find magnets attractive. According to Golf Magazine,90 percent of the senior pro golfers use them to stay limber on the links. 

“Magnetic fields can be localized and targeted,” says neurologist Michael J. McLean, MD of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, Tenn., where more than 5,000 patients have been treated with magnets.  

According to a new book, The Pain Relief Breakthrough: The Power of Magnets, co-authors Julian Whitaker, M.D., and Brenda Adderly say magnets can also help headaches, arthritis, menstrual cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome and a variety of other ailments.  “My patients have reaped the benefits of magnets, and I believe that millions more can experience these miraculous results as well,” says Whitaker, director of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, Calif., and founder of the American Preventative Medicine Association. 

 
 
 
 
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