The manufacturing of neodymium magnets began in 1983. They are made of an alloy of iron, boron and neodymium, a rare earth element.
Neodymium has a bright, silvery metallic luster; however, as one of the more reactive rare earth metals, it quickly oxidizes in air. These magnets are brittle and are often plated with a protective coating of metals such as nickel to help protect them from breaking and chipping. Neo magnets are also highly corrosive. Some manufacturers apply a multi-layer plating of Nickel-Copper-Nickel to help prevent corrosion. Neos are sometimes coated with epoxy, which helps to extend the life of the magnet.
Neodymiums come in many sizes, shapes and colors. Neos are the most widely used type of rare earth magnet. They have replaced other types of magnets in many applications in modern products that require strong permanent magnets, such as motors in cordless tools, hard disk drives in computers, and magnetic fasteners.
Neo magnets are able to hold more magnetism and are currently the strongest permanent biomagnet available. Experts agree that a neodymium healing magnet gives the deepest penetration. Neos are the most affordable type of rare earth magnet. When used as a biomagnet, this permanent magnet emits a static magnetic field that can be placed on the body to reap the benefits of Magnet Therapy.
Neodymiums are bipolar magnets (as are all magnets). There is a lot of controversy within the field of magnetic therapy as to which pole of a magnet to use for healing benefits. Learn more about the magnetic north pole south pole controversy, and get the facts!
There are many different ways to utilize these healing magnets. When using magnetic therapy for pain a neodymium can be placed directly on the body or in body wraps.
Manufacturers of magnetic stainless steel jewelry and magnetic titanium jewelry place neodymiums on the back of their magnetic therapy jewelry placing the north side of the magnet so that it faces the body when being worn. In this case, the jewelry is considered to be unipolar.
Neo magnets can also be used to create neodymium jewelry, which is held together only by the strength of the magnets themselves. The photo below shows some of the neodymium jewelry that was created by Natural Magnetism founder, Julie D. Mayo.
Regardless of how rare earth neodymiums are used, these strong permanent biomagnets are affordable to easy to use. These healing magnets can be used to alleviate magnetic field deficiency and to assist the body and biomagnetism to balance, heal, and achieve holistic health.