The science of healing-with-magnets dates back thousands of years to the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Chinese. Today, proponents of magnetic therapy strongly believe in the power of magnets to improve a number of common ailments. While others feel that any benefit is the result of a “placebo” effect.
I was a skeptic but was convinced by a friend to look into magnetic therapy after having had heart surgery in 2011. I read a few books on the subject of healing-with-magnets and purchased a magnetic seat cushion that extends up the back to just under the neck.
I do a lot of work on my computer and drive for long distances, both require sitting for extended periods of time. While I make an effort to walk every day, we all know that sitting for long periods of time is not healthy. I usually feel the effect when my legs or feet start to tingle. A sure sign that circulation is being effected. My magnetic seat cushion has made a big difference for me both at my computer desk and on a recent drive from Indiana to Tampa, Florida.
There are a number of studies that indicate that magnets have a healing effect on many ailments and conditions. Most of these studies were conducted in Europe and the far-east. Research has shown that magnets can increase blood flow to painful areas and decrease pain. Magnets are widely used by both amateur and professional athletes to enhance performance and provide relief from training soreness and pain.
Some physicians use spot magnets for pain in localized areas. Others recommend magnetic shoe insoles, universal chair pads or mattress pads. While mattress pads may be too strong for some people, many find them very effective.
That the life of the body is in the blood is a physical reality and a Biblical truth. Chapter 17:11 in the Book of Leviticus reads, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood.” A healthy circulatory system and healthy blood are essential to every organ and indeed every cell in the body. The blood is in constant motion bringing oxygen and nutrients to all the cells in the body.
There is ample research demonstrating that magnets improve circulation and blood flow. Some of the effects of magnets on circulatory function are greater blood vessel dilation and improved vascular resistance and decreases in the stickiness of blood platelets. Improved blood flow enhances the oxygenation of the cells of our bodies. This helps the body heal itself and is most effective when coupled with stress management, good nutrition and exercise.
While healing-with-magnets is not yet widely accepted it has a growing number of health practitioners who use it in their practices. I am a believer that healing-with-magnets is an effective option. Magnetic therapy with good nutrition and exercise may help in the prevention of many diseases including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s.
Magnetic therapy is not a cure all but is certainly worth looking into and may improve your retirement health. Gary Null, PHD includes several pages of peer-reviewed scientific studies in his book “Healing with Magnets.” Discuss magnetic therapy with your family physician and if appropriate for you include it in your health maintenance plan. Persons with heart pacemakers should not use magnets. Pregnant women should consult with a physician before using any magnetic device.
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