Magnetotherapy is considered as very effective in alleviating pain and stiffness. When the body comes into contact with magnets, the magnetic waves pass through the tissues. This induces secondary currents to produce impacting heat and thus it reduces pain.
Magnets have the power to promote the growth of cells and they increase the number of healthy red blood corpuscles. The red blood corpuscles contain hemoglobin and the hemoglobin contains iron. The magnets influence the iron in the blood through which it reaches every part of the body. Thus, it removes calcium, cholesterol and other minerals that get deposited.
Magnets have the potential to clean, purify and ionize the blood. The flow of ionized blood takes place easily and there is no clotting. Activities of the heart and the blood pressure are at ease. Secretion of hormones gets regulated and it also improves the skin luster.
Magnetotherapy does not require medicines and injections. Magnets alone are enough. Magnets of different shapes, sizes and strengths are used to regulate and strengthen the natural system and preserve the balance of magnetic field in the body.
In magnetotherapy,two types of artificial magnets are used. These include the following:
Electro-magnets: These magnets work only when connected to electricity.
Permanent magnets: These magnets get charged with electric current and they remain magnetized permanently.
Most treatments are performed by disc shaped magnets of medium or high potency (1500-3000 gauss power). Disc shaped magnets are generally available in pairs - North Pole and South Pole. These two poles have different therapeutic properties. North Pole magnet proves to be beneficial in diseases caused by bacterial infection. On the other hand, South Pole magnets are effective in the treatment of all kinds of pains, swellings and weakness.
Magnetotherapy has proved effective in the cure of digestive and nervous disorders. It relieves aches and pains in migraines, arthritis…etc. Every single session in magnetotherapy lasts for 20-30 minutes. This therapy has no side effects but nevertheless there are some guidelines to be considered.