History of Magnets

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For centuries, Eastern Medicine (Oriental Medicine) and Europeans have used magnetic therapy to banish arthritis, back pain, fatigue, insomnia, migraines, asthma and other therapy ailments and pains.

Rediscovery of Magnetic Health

Magnetic therapy dates back to 800 B.C. when physicians in ancient Greece, Egypt, and China practiced it. It was described in the books of Homer, Hippocrates, and Aristotle.

This ancient knowledge is now rediscovered, as people all over the world are searching for natural alternatives from modern medicine for healthy, pain-free, energetic lives.

History of Magnetism

The use of magnets to improve health isn’t new. For more than 2,000 years, the effects of magnets on biological systems have been investigated and debated. The term “magnet” was probably derived from Magnes, a Turkish shepherd who discovered iron deposits that were attracted to the nails in his sandals. These deposits, now called magnetite (a form of iron), were known to the ancients as lodestones (“leading stones”).

During medieval times, lodestones were thought to have strong aphrodisiac powers, and magnetic “cures” for afflictions such as gout, arthritis and baldness flourished. By the middle of the 18th century, durable high-power magnets were available throughout Europe. One young researcher, Franz Anton Mesmer, used magnets to treat patients with various illnesses, which led to a medical review in Paris that denounced his work as medical quackery. By the late 1800s, magnets became popular in America, with the Sears Roebuck mail-order catalog advertising magnetic boot insoles for 18 cents a pair.

Modern Times

Fast forward to 1997. While most consumers today won’t stand for the dog-and-pony-show mentality that prevailed in earlier times, they’ll still do almost anything to find relief from pain. Magnets are being used to ease discomfort associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, post-polio syndrome and migraine headaches.

Magnetic therapy is accepted and widely used in Germany, Italy, England, France, Spain, Australia, and Russia. Results were released in November 1997 about a double-blind study done by Baylor College of Medicine at the Institute of Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) in Houston, Texas.

“Seventy six percent of patients who received magnetic therapy reported a significant and quick decrease in arthritic pain and discomfort in the joints and muscles.”

This study was conducted by principle investigator Dr. Carlos Vallbona, MD, Professor. Co-principle investigator Dr. Carlton F. Hazlewood, Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.

“It is important to bring magnet therapy to the awareness of the interest lay public-particularly to those seeking help naturally.” – Prof. Holger Hannemann, M.Sc Switzerland, 1990

Millions of Americans use natural alternative therapy. Worldwide over 100 million people use magnetic therapy, 30 million in Japan alone, where 10 million people sleep on magnetic beds to counter the effects of stress, pain, fatigue, arthritis, sciatica, carpal tunnel, asthma, fibromyalgia, headaches, loss of cartilage, neck pain, back pain, tennis elbow, pinched nerve, high blood pressure, insomnia, cartilage, rheumatism, carpal tunnel and other therapy ailments.

Permanent magnets are emitting a magnetic field that is 100% compatible with human magnetic field. Biomagnetism promotes balanced energy and wellness – naturally.