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What is Biomagnetic Therapy and Its Products?

10/25/2013 9:27:52 AM | by Anonymous

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Biomagnetic therapy is a relatively new type of medical application that utilizes magnets to help the body heal itself in different ways. These magnets primary aim is to increase blood flow circulation in the body by attracting the iron in our blood. Other benefits of biomagnetic therapy include the relaxation of muscles, increase nutrients and oxygen carried to the cells, reduction of inflammation of joints and reduction of swelling in muscles. Also, biomagnetic therapy is said to cure and prevent chronic diseases, increase bone density, increase the body’s immune system and help overcome sleeping disorders.


Magnets used for healing purposes date back to 200 BC in many countries such as north America, India, Egypt and china. It was not until the 1800s that Carl Gauss invented a system to measure the strength of a magnet. The unit for measuring the strength of a magnet is known as gauss. Generally, magnets are not known to be harmful, but they are also not proven to be useful as well. This has caused many people to doubt the effectiveness of magnetic therapy. There are some cautionary measures to be taken before using any magnetic products. These magnets should not be used near items that are sensitive to magnetic activities such as computers, credit cards or flight instrument. Before buying any type of magnetic product, you should always consult a medical professional first.


There are many types of magnetic products that can be used for medical purposes. One of the most common and popular types of magnetic products are magnetic bracelets. Manufacturers of such bracelets claim that they have many benefits for the wearer such as inflammation, stiffness, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Some manufacturers even claim that such magnets are able to fight depression. Depending on the quality of the bracelet, it may come in many different types of materials. These materials are stainless steel, gold and silver coating, titanium, copper and tungsten carbide. Sometimes, these bracelets have different pieces of jewelry to serve as decorations. These may include hematite beads, millefiori glass and other semi precious stones. More often, manufacturers describe the materials used in a bracelet to attract the buyer along with the gauss units the magnet has.

Another type of magnetic product is the magnetic mattress. Magnetic mattresses are placed on top of a normal mattress to combat problems such as arthritis, back pains and sleep disorders. These magnetic mattresses are supposed to alleviate pain to ensure that one can sleep properly at night.

 

A magnetic mattress is usually about 5 to 10 cm thick and they comprise of magnets. These magnets are sewn into the mattress itself. An average of 50 to 200 magnets are placed in the mattress pad and the gauss ratings can range from 300 to about 10,000. These magnetic mattresses are known to help with a range of health issues such as chronic back aches, insomnia, circulation problems, migraines, joint pains, fibromyalgia, lupus, and many other illnesses and disorders.


Believers in magnetic therapy also mention that magnets are also able to increase blood flow when it comes into contact with a certain part of the body. Thus, a magnetic mattress is aimed to have magnets contacting the whole body to increase an overall increase in blood flow. Many people have reported that they feel better after using such magnetic products. However, it is still not scientifically proven so it might just be a placebo effect.


While wearing such magnetic products does not have any harmful effects, there are certain people who should stay away. These people are those who have insulin pumps, defibrillators and other metal implanted objects in their body. These magnets may interfere with those objects and cause injury. As magnetic products are still not scientifically proven, one should always take things with a pinch of salt before purchasing. This is due to the fact that they are not yet proven and there is no concrete evidence that proves magnetic products really help with health problems.

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