According to an article published in the American Journal .of Electromedicine in April 1995, “30 million people worldwide use magnets for the alleviation of discomfort.”
No one was more sceptical about using magnets for pain relief than Dr Carlos Vallbona, former chairman of the Department of Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, USA. So he was pleasantly surprised when a study he did found that small, low-intensity magnets worked, at least for patients experiencing symptoms that can develop years after polio.
Biomagnetism works in the human body through the circulatory system, the nervous system and the endocrine system. Magnetism is continuously penetrating every known particle, right down to the single cell. Its ability to bring about order on living systems arises from the fact that magnetism is a blueprint of life itself. All known energies have, as a base, this electromagnetic field. The latest research indicates that magnetism has a very significant beneficial biological effect on human beings.
All living systems contain minerals in their bodies. They need to function properly. Without minerals, the living system is not able to function and will die, because minerals in the body can activate life currents or biological energy to power circulation in the blood which, along with the minerals, produce a bodily magnetic field.
To understand the concept of energy therapy we must first recognise certain facts:
Science has discovered that man cannot exist outside of a magnetic field. Everything in nature, including man, depends on electromagnetic energy to exist. Man is nothing more than a biomagnetic energy field which lives in a magnetic atmosphere. We are like fish that live in water and have water inside their bodies. Like fish, we are living in an ocean of electro-magnetism. And we possess magnetic energy in our bodies.
Stimulating the brain with a dose of low-frequency magnetism reduces the number of seizures suffered by severe epileptics, a study has found. The new treatment, reported in The Lancet, could improve the quality of life for many sufferers who endure epileptic seizures everyday, and are not helped by conventional medicines.
In recent years, magneto-therapy has attracted a great deal of interest and is the subject of much discussion all around the world.
For several centuries water has been an integral part of treatment of several diseases among the ancient Egyptians, Hebrews, Greeks, Persians and Hindus. The Chinese used water as a remedy several centuries before Christ, the Japanese used cold water for treatment of several diseases almost eight hundred years ago. Hippocrates, father of modern medicine, also used hot and cold water successfully for management of diseases such as fever, ulcers, bleeding, inside or outside the body, etc.
There is something almost magical about hot water, something that heals. Slipping into a warm bath reminds you to let go of mental and physical tension, to give up all the striving and activity, to just be held by the penetrating warmth.
Hydrotherapy is a branch of healing systems that deals with the management of diseases such as headache, constipation, high blood pressure, etc. by using water, either as an external application or taken internally or both.