Biomagnetism: History and Theory

Biomagnetism is the study of the effects of a magnetic field on a biological system. All life exists in a magnetic field. Animals have always responded to changes in the earth’s magnetic field. Migratory birds fly south being guided magnetically by the pineal gland. The human pineal gland is receptive to daily changes in the earth’s magnetic field.

Robert Becker M.D., proved that cell division was a magnetic process. A magnetic imbalance causes an oxygen deficit, creating a high risk for cell mutations. When function is disturbed producing irregular acid-base in the tissue, the result is diagnosed as a disease. Magnetic therapy has been used as early as 200 B.C. The Greek physician Galen in his ninth book uses magnetism as an outstanding purgative. The Persian physician Ali Abbas in 1000 A.D. used magnetism to relieve spasms and gout. In the sixteenth century Paracelsus wrote of his work relieving conditions of hernias, dropsy and jaundice with magnetic applications. In laboratory studies the south pole of a magnet energizes (acts like heat) or stimulates and causes a hyper reaction to the organ or tissue beneath it. The north pole (acts like ice) inhibits and has a soothing antiseptic effect to tissues that it has been placed on. Dr. Broeringmeyer has found the north pole(-) energies have an ability to dissolve many excessive amounts of fatty build up and excessive calcium. The positive (south) pole promotes all forms of life. This encompasses bacteria and virus as well as cancerous growths. South pole should not be used near a state of bacterial or viral infections or near a growth. The north pole arrests protein activity, draws fluid, contracts, vaso-constricts, increases alkalinity, acts to sedate-inhibit pain, decreases activity, increases potassium ions, decreases abnormal calcium ions. The south pole increases protein activity, disperses fluid, expands and enlarges, vaso-dilates, increases acidity, stimulates, increases activity, increases sodium ions.

In America, November 1979, the Food and Drug Administration ruled that magnet therapy was a a safe and effective method of treatment and instructed all orthopedists to start using it for fractures that would not heal (JAMA Feb 5, 1982-Basset, Bone Healing). In May 1989, the FDA and the University of Tulsa jointly sponsored the first Conference on Emerging Electromagnetic Medical Technology. Researchers and medical specialists discussed the benefits of magnetic therapy. In 1990 William Philpott, M.D. wrote the Biomagnetic Handbook, this text is an extensive review of the use of magnets on diagnosed diseases. In Germany, medical students have as required reading Electro-Bio-Klimatology by A. Varga, University of Heidelberg. This text describes magnet use in biochemical processes, stimulating specifically all processes involving oxygen. In Russia, the 1970 research showed magnets as an effective treatment for chronic inflammation. In 1978 magnets were found to be a safer recovery tool following transplantation surgery and cerebral hemmorage. The Russians used the north pole magnets to promote wound healing on the battlefields during World War II. In Sweden, 1982 studies tested patients with and without magnets (bracelets) after three weeks there was an increase in oxygen. They produced a 12,000-20,000 gauss neodynium magnet disc, the size of a quarter, to place on cancerous growths. They found an arrest of growth and in some cases a reversal of tissue.

Most magnetic research has involved the human response to magnetic fields and specific pulsing frequencies. These fields evoke a biological response. The earth’s magnetic field is a natural pulsing frequency of 7.96 cycles per second. The energy field reduces stress and encourages relaxation (north pole) which has caused a recent influx of magnetic mattress products on the market. Common applications are magnetic foot beds, bracelets for golfers and appliances for arthritic joints.


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