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Application of magnetic therapy

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Magnetic water

Animals and Magnetic therapy

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Frequently asked Questions

Below is a list of the most common questions that we are usually asked about.

1. Are magnets safe for everyone to use?

    Magnets are perfectly safe to use providing you do not fall into the following categories:

• People with an internal pacemaker- the magnetic field may interrupt the signal between the pacemaker and the heart. Magnets could cause a pacemaker to malfunction. You may use magnetic devices if your partner has a pacemaker but they should be removed for periods of intimate contact with your partner, for example sexual intercourse.
• People with an internal defibrillator (machine which re starts the heart)-the magnetic field may interrupt the signals between the defibrillator and the heart, causing the defibrillator to malfunction. If a partner is using magnets follow the precautions for a pacemaker above.
• People with an internal insulin pump- a magnetic field could interfere with the timing and delivery mechanism of the pump, causing the machine to administer an incorrect dose of insulin. If your partner is using magnets follow the precaution as per the pacemaker.
• Women during pregnancy- north pole (positive) magnetic fields stimulate new cell growth. Because new cell growth is occurring in the foetus during pregnancy there is a potential to increase cell growth within a developing foetus. Tests have not been carried out to ascertain whether magnetic fields produce abnormal cell growth in developing foetuses, so with the absence of clinical data, to prove otherwise, it is recommended to avoid using magnets during pregnancy. It is however safe to use magnets whilst breast feeding as the magnetic field is not carried in breast milk.
• During chemotherapy and radiotherapy- The aim of chemotherapy and radiotherapy is to kill off cancerous cells. North pole ( positive) magnetic fields promote and stimulate new cell growth, studies have not seen any evidence that magnets can stimulate the growth of new cancerous cells and to the contrary there are study results that suggest that cancerous cells can not live in the presence of a strong magnetic field, but as there is always a possibility of new cell growth during chemotherapy or radiotherapy it is recommended to avoid using magnets during these treatments. However it is safe to use magnets before and after chemotherapy and radiotherapy and many patients find the south pole (negative) very beneficial for treating the side effects of many cancers.
    The people listed above should not use magnets in any shape or form; even magnetised water. If you are unsure whether you  have any of the above mentioned conditions consult your doctor before use.

2. Are there any side effects to using magnets?

    There are no known side effects to using magnets. They are totally safe, they do not contain any chemicals or drugs. Unless you have one of the conditions listed in question 1 you may use magnets and you will not have any side effects.
Some people report that they feel warm or hot for the first few days and this is because their circulation is improving and their body is well perfused and they have oxygen and nutrient blood through out their body. The feeling will settle after a few days.
Others have documented that they feel tingling and slight dizziness for the first few days of use and once again this is due to the increased blood circulation and it will also settle very quickly.
Very rarely people have commented that they have developed a rash, or redness or that they have felt nauseous as soon as they have put their magnets on. There is absolutely no physiological reason for this to occur. It can not be and allergic reaction as it does not fit the pattern of an anaphylactic reaction. All the patients who have experienced these phenomenon report that as soon as the magnets are removed the symptoms dissipate straight away. This also supports the evidence that it is not an allergic reaction as an allergic reaction would require drug therapy to reverse the effects simply removing the magnets would not be sufficient
    We do not know for sure why occasionally this happens but the most favoured professional rationale is that the effects are psychosomatic , i.e. that the symptoms have been manifested due to the persons fear and insecurity about using magnets.
When we are nervous and unsure about a situation that is new to us the body goes through many biological processes to help us decide whether the situation is safe or not. The mind has an important role in telling the body how to react to an unfamiliar situation. If the mind decides that it is safe then you will continue as normal but if the mind decides that the new situation is unsafe then it will take measures to protect itself from potential danger and harm. This is known as the flight or fight response. The body decides whether to run for safety or stay and fight. All of this happens in the sub conscious mind and we are not usually aware of the process, until as decision is reached by the mind.
    With the use of magnets the mind has to decide whether it believes magnets are safe to use or not. Most peoples minds do accept that magnets are not harmful and therefore safe to use and you will not feel any adverse effects from using them. On the other hand there are a few people who are worried that the magnets nay be harmful and unsafe to use, their fear grows and if they do not seek reassurance from a trained practitioner to allay their fears they can begin to manifest in “symptoms” like the ones described above. Their mind is simply playing tricks on them to get them to stop using the magnets so their fear goes away. As soon as the body complies the mind stops producing the “symptoms” and all the rashes, redness or nausea abates almost immediately.
    It is natural to be wary and fearsome of the unknown and for most people magnets are very unknown. The best way to prevent unnecessary fear about using magnets is to find out as much information about magnets and how they work as you can. Also if you have access to one consult as trained magnetic therapist who will be able to answer all of your questions and out your mind at rest.

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