Magnetism in medicine will be the solution to many shortfalls in medical research…

Probably the most comprehensive text on magnetism in medicine written to date.

In conclusion, the elegance, noninvasive nature and other advantages of magnetic procedures in medicine – combined with the need to solve many current research problems – will ensure that this highly technological field retains its dynamic state over the years to come. Jens Haueisen

Magnetism in Medicine: A Handbook. By Wiley-VCH

Magnetism in Medicine: A Handbook. By Wiley-VCH

Andra, W. and H. Nowak (2007). Magnetism in Medicine: A Handbook. , Wiley-VCH.

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Dowsing, divining and magnetic fields.

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Did you know that a dowser, walking along divining for water, is actually sensing changes in the earth’s magnetic field? If you were able to shrink right down to miniature size and move across the surface of a common bipolar magnet, there would be no change in the magnetic field and it’s said to be uniform or “homogeneous”. Whereas, if you were able to walk across a Quadrapolar magnet, there would be large changes and the magnetic field is said to be non-uniform or “inhomogeneous” and produce magnetic field gradients.

One of the key factors in optimising static magnetic fields for therapeutic effects is incorporating magnetic field gradients which require multipolar magnets. See “How Q magnets work” for more details.

Dowser holding a divining rod while searching for underground water. (Illustration from Abbe´ de Vallemont’s Treatise on the divining rod, Paris, 1693).

Dowser holding a divining rod while searching for underground water. (Illustration from Abbe´ de Vallemont’s
Treatise on the divining rod, Paris, 1693).

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Vanderbilt Medical University doctor recommends Q magnets for shoulder pain…

A Doctor at Vanderbilt Medical University recommended I trial Q magnets for a long term shoulder complaint. While I was hesitant to order them all the way from Australia, they did arrive soon enough.

After 3 unsuccessful surgeries on my left shoulder, my life revolved around Fentanyl patches; for 6 years. For the first time I’ve been able to slowly reduce my dosage. Hopefully, I will one day be off the patches for good. I’m not pain free, but I’m better than I’ve been since 1985.

David from Arkansas. July, 2014

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Drug Free Pain Relief – Much Better Than Magna Bloc

I discovered Q magnets quite a few years ago after using and losing my Magna Block magnets from Amway. I searched the internet and found Q Magnets and have used them ever since.

Originally I wasn’t sure they would be as good as my Magna Blocks but after starting with an earlier model, the new Q magnets encased in plastic are brilliant, they are slimmer, more comfortable to wear and easier to get apart if they stick together.

Previously I have used them on my elbow for joint pain, currently I am using them on my right thumb where I have arthritis.

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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) does not appear to be helped by static magnetic field therapy, but probably by PEMF…

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is something very familiar to athletes or anyone embarking on a fitness campaign unaccustomed to strenuous exercise. There have been two studies looking at the effects of static magnetic field (SMF) therapy on DOMS and three with pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF). Looking at this research provides a valuable lesson in how varying the type of field and strength and duration of treatment will determine whether or not there is a benefit to the patient.

The first study by Reeser (See REF 1 below) looked at 23 non-active subjects who were randomly assigned to an active or placebo group. After exhaustive arm exercises, a relatively weak 350Gauss (35 mTesla) multipolar magnet (Bioflex) was applied around the elbow for just 45 minutes per day for 5 consecutive days. There were no noticeable differences in outcome measures between the two groups.

One could say, “of course there would be no difference”. The magnet used in the Reeser study was too weak AND should have been used all day in order to provide a therapeutic benefit.

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Using magnetic field therapy to put knee replacement surgery on the backburner…

David Knox is a very active business owner and farmer in Brisbane and has had long term chronic keen problems. In fact in the past 15 years he’s had 10 operations and doctors had recommended two total knee replacements. David read this article in the Courier Mail and sought advice from his physiotherapist who applied two QF28-3 Q magnets.

Upon using Q magnets, David’s pain levels and function improved remarkably and has now deferred any need for the knee replacement operation. As David says…

“My knees have improved incredibly by using Q magnets.”

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Is there any difference in using the north or south pole of a magnet?

We often get asked the question… “Which side of the magnet do we apply, the north (positive) or south (negative) pole?”

Q magnets are multipolar magnets and for very good reasons both poles are placed facing the body. When quadrapolar magnets are used, all four poles face the body in what is a symmetrical field, much like the yin-yang symbol.

YinYangQMagnet

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Dr Ross Walker comments on pain relief from Q magnets – Radio 2UE Healthy Living

 

Click on the image to bring up the show. It’s almost 2 hours and Dr Walker as an eminent cardiologist is always worth listening to, but you can go straight to the Q magnets conversation at 1hr 14min.

DrWalker2UE

We have provided a transcript of the interview with some links to the supporting documents and quoted studies.

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Cochrane Review Supports the Use of Electromagnetic Field Therapy

The Cochrane Collaboration published an important review in October 2013 called “Electromagnetic fields for treating osteoarthritis (Review)”.

For those that are interested, the review can be downloaded here.

Electromagnetic fields for treating osteoarthritis (Review).

Electromagnetic fields for treating osteoarthritis (Review).

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Three Things You Should Know When Someone Says – “There is no Evidence for the Use of Static Magnets”.

Two of the most recent scientific reviews on the effectiveness of static magnets have been by Pittler et al (2007) and Laakso et al (2009). See references below where both articles are free to access.

Pittler’s paper concluded from the 29 studies it reviewed… ”The evidence does not support the use of static magnets for pain relief, and therefore magnets cannot be recommended as an effective treatment.” Since this is often quoted by those seeking to discredit the therapeutic use of static magnets it deserves to be scrutinised.

The first anomaly is the summary of the study by Segal (2001). Compare Pittler’s summary… “No significant differences”, to Laakso’s summary of the exact same study… “Significantly less pain in treatment group compared to control group”. See tables below.

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