Magnetic Therapy Posts

Response to RACQ magazine “The Road Ahead” article on magnetic therapy.

An article on magnetic therapy titled “Magnets’ pull yet to be proven” appeared in the Oct/Nov, 2014 issue of the popular RACQ magazine, The Road Ahead.

The RACQ is also a large insurer for motor vehicle injuries and ironically we have had a role in rehabilitating many of their policy holders for conditions such as whip lash using Q magnets. The author of the article is prominent Australian sceptic Loretta Marron OAM. Click on the image to enlarge it and read the entire article. Here is our response below…

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Magnetic Revolution: Why magnetism is a new frontier in medical research.

 

The use of magnetic fields is fast developing into a most promising area of medical research. Magnetism is cutting edge in the areas of cardiology (remote magnetic navigation, spatially targeted therapeutics), surgery (reflux management system), oncology (magnetic induction hyperthermia), psychiatry (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS),  radiology (MRI) and pathology (magneto-optic screening), while the use of medical magnets in pain management is gaining credibility amongst medical practitioners.

The principle reason for this magnetic revolution in medicine is science. That is, by testing, validating and refining the optimisation process. Innovation produces more effective technologies and their commercialisation improves the lives of patients. Magnetism in medicine has the added advantage of its non-invasive nature with few side-effects and relatively low-cost. Unfortunately, most people’s concept of magnetic therapy is bipolar magnets in underlays and magnetic jewellery, however these are just a diversion to the real innovation.

Good Medicine program investigates research on Quadrapolar magnets.

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.

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.

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.

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