The Effects of Magnetism

Red blood cell image

Red blood cells contain haemoglobin a molecule with four atoms of iron at its centre. It was Linus Pauling (winner of two Nobel prizes) who in 1936 discovered that each red blood corpuscle has an iron atom, and that blood is paramagnetic.


Studies conducted in several countries show that if a small magnet is applied to the skin where blood flows past it eg. immediately above a vein or artery, it creates an electromotive force, which in turn generates a weak electric current in the iron atoms. This current is carried around the body and produces an influence mainly on the autonomic nervous system, causing several physiological changes to occur.


Dr Bansal and associates clinically observed that the blood stream is agitated; more thoroughly mixing toxins and cholesterol; flushing out and keeping to a minimum the waste products that normally lodge on the walls of the arteries, thus helping prevent arteries blocking, and the associated increase in blood pressure.


Blood cells are oxygenated, and as the haemoglobin molecules absorb more oxygen the body’s ability to perform increases.


Circulation is improved; blood cells separate, increasing their surface area, allowing cells to pick-up more oxygen and release more carbon dioxide. Blood vessels and capillaries dilate slightly, and the greater volume of blood cells increases the velocity of blood flow, thus helping with allergies, bacterial and viral infections. Hormonal problems, metabolism disorders, fluid retention and the menopause can all be helped with the use of magnets, as can respiratory illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia. Skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis also react favourably to magnetic therapy.


Magnetic therapy can help revitalise the whole body, the increased oxygenation of blood and tissues can speed-up the body’s own natural ability to heal and regenerate damaged tissue. Blood pressure and pulse do not change significantly during treatment.


Numerous experiments using magnetism have been performed on humans, animals, plants, and live tissue. Such experiments have established that living creatures are not harmed by exposure to these magnetic forces.


The pineal gland, in the centre of the head, is a magnetic organ containing magnetite crystals and is responsible for the production of melatonin, the master controller of our hormones, enzymes, immune system, metabolism and cyclic patterns. Magnetic energy can be directed into the crown of the head to stimulate the pineal gland. Perhaps Cleopatra’s claim was not so far fetched after all.


Experimental work has led to the following conclusions: that the magnetic field affects the middle brain, which controls the endocrine system; it has an affect on every cell in the body; and that magnetism has a positive affect on healing wounds.


Davis and Rawls carried out numerous experiments on the physiological aspects of magnetism, and the effects of the positive and negative poles upon living organisms. The results showed that each pole of a magnet has a different and opposite effect upon living organisms. Their findings have encouraged the use of magnetic fields in treating disorders, and research worldwide has continued, as a result we have developed a range of products to utilise these aspects of magnetism.


Results released in November 1997 from a double blind study undertaken by Dr Carlos Vallbona, MD, Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine at the Institute of Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) in Houston, showed that ‘seventy six percent of patients who received magnetic therapy reported a significant and quick decrease in arthritic pain and discomfort in the joints and muscles’.


Dr Becker believes that negative polarity heals and controls infectious cell growth.


Dr Philpott has documented evidence on both negative and positive magnetic fields.


Negative energy (North)

  • Speeds-up circulation in small blood vessels and capillaries
  • Supports biological healing
  • Heals and arrests infection
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Normalises acid-base balances
  • Helps dissolve fat


Positive energy (South)

  • Inhibits and suppresses
  • Slows down the circulation in small blood vessels and capillaries
  • Inhibits the activity of bacteria, controlling infection and decreasing inflammation
  • Increases acid levels
  • Increases swelling


Dr Bansal supports the application of either polarity or both polarities together, but acknowledges that the polarities function differently. Many practitioners believe that both magnetic polarities are healing. Two poles of a magnet (bipolar method) are often used simultaneously, eg. if part of the body is painful as well as weak or stiff.


Dr Benjamin S. Harrison PhD associate professor at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, North Carolina and Christina L. Ross a PhD candidate and research fellow researched the use of magnetic fields for the reduction of inflammation, their results were published in an article in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine Mar/Apr 2013 19(2). Their results showed that with an interest in magnetic field therapy rapidly increasing in recent years research shows that this non-invasive, cost effective modality might be safer than drugs and surgical procedures for reduction of inflammation. Inflammation is a signal mediated response to tissue invasion by pathogens or toxins or to injury or physical stresses. The immune response plays a pivotal role in reaction to insult, which triggers an inflammatory response almost immediately. Commonly, pharmaceuticals are used to suppress inflammation, although some evidence shows that suppressing inflammation can hinder wound healing. Immunological studies show that magnetic field therapy, even low-intensity magnetic field therapy, interacts with cells and tissues, and the use of magnetic field therapy as an alternative or complement to currently prescribed therapies could lead to a faster reduction in the inflammatory response

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