Biomagnetic Therapy

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Biomagnetic Therapy Biomagnetic therapy is an alternative form of healing that has been in existence for over 100,000 years (1). The “AncientGreeks discovered the very first natural magnet in the form of the lodestone, and Hippocrates, the father of medicine, noted it’s healing powers” (2). Unlike the United States, Japan, China, India, Austria, and Germany all are advanced in the field of magnetic therapy. (2). The United States does, though, use magnets in complex machines to help better understand the body and brain, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), which uses magnetic fields to formulate 3-D images of the brain, and electroncephalogreaphs (EEG), which look at the electrical activity of the brain. But, as for biomagnetic therapy being used as a form of healing, the medical field is not yet completely convinced of its success. As time goes by though, “More and more American studies, however, are confirming the value of magnetic therapy” (2). THE CLAIMED PURPOSE OF BIOMAGNETIC HEALING The claimed purpose of biomagnetic healing is to relieve pain and discomforts in the body. Gary Null, the author of Biomagnetic Therapy, (2) says that, in addition to relieving pain and discomfort, magnets can reduce inflammation and stress, improve circulation, help the body ward off invaders such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi, correct central nervous system disorders, enhance energy supply, quicken healing, increase athletic endurance and performance, and positively influence conditions such as aging, amputees with phantom pain, appendicitis, asthma and bronchitis, breast fissures, burns, cancer, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cervicitis, depression, Dermatitis, ear pain, Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, foot and leg pro... ... middle of paper ... ...y to Heal an Abdominal Wound: A Case Study. Ostomy Wound Management, 44(5), 24-9. 13) Steizinger, C., Yerys, S., Scowcroft, N., Wygand, J., Otto, R. M. FACSM. (1999). The Effects of Repeated Magnet Treatment on Prolonged Recovery from Exercise Induced Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 31(5), S208. 14) Loo, Colleen FRANZCP, Mitchell, Philip MD, FRANZCP, FRCPsych, Sachdev, Perminder PhD, MD, FRANZCP, McDarmont, Benjamin BSc(Psych), Parker, Gordon PhD, MD, DSc, FRANZCP, Gandevia, Simon PhD, DSc, FRACP. (1999). Double-Blind Controlled Investigation of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for the Treatment of Resistant Major Depression. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 156(6), 946-948. 15) Johnson, Leonard R. Essential Medical Physiology. New York: Raven Press, 1992. 16)

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