A biomagnet, often referred to as a healing magnet or therapy magnet, is simply a magnet that is applied to the body for health benefits. Healing magnets emit a static magnetic field.
The following information is offered to help clarify what could otherwise be a confusing topic and to familiarize you with some common terminology.
Not all magnets are permanent magnets, some are temporarily magnetized. Temporary magnets can lose their magnetism (magnetic charge). A permanent magnet makes the best healing magnet.
Neodymium magnets, also known as rare earth magnets, are the strongest permanent available today. Neodymium's are made of rare earth and are very affordable. Neodymium magnets are commonly used as healing magnets.
The manufacturer will usually rate the strength of a magnet with an internal gauss rating. However, when selecting a magnet for use in Magnetic Therapy, it is the surface gauss rating that we should be concerned with. Learn more about magnet strength and the surface gauss rating.
Depending on what the magnet is used for or how deep within the body the problem is, the amount of magnetism needed can vary. How much magnetism is required for therapeutic benefit will depend on the application.
Polarity raises a lot of controversy within the field of Magnetic Therapy.
First, there is confusion as to which side of the magnet is called the north side. Most biomagnetic scientists and practitioners tend to name the magnet poles the complete opposite of how the traditional scientific and industrial worlds name the poles of a magnet.
Another area of controversy is whether to use unipolar or bipolar magnets. Some believe that bipolar magnets are more effective, while others believe that unipolar magnets are the way to go.
Some individuals today still believe that the south polarity of a magnet causes negative health effects. Get the facts about the magnetic north pole south pole controversy.
The poles of a magnet correspond with Yin Yang energies. According to Chinese Medicine, depending on the type of imbalance, a particular pole can be used to achieve balance in the body.
Magnet Therapy utilizes the natural energy of magnetism, which is essential for human existence and overall health. This holistic remedy utilizes healing magnets to assist the body to balance its biomagnetism and to obtain holistic health.
Magnets are very strong and can affect watches and magnetically stored information. Be sure to keep magnets several inches from items such as audio and videotapes, computer hard drives and floppy disks, television and computer monitors, magnetized credit cards or any other cards with magnetized strips. Never put magnets in direct contact with these items, as the items can be damaged.
Magnetic Therapy Safety - A few precautions.