Natural Body Healing

Restoring health and harmony to your body

Home Articles Books Contact  









An Introduction to Magnet Therapy

By Gloria Vergari, Expert in Magnotherapy, Founder of Vergari Biodynamics and Original Founder of Norstar BioMagnetics

Our bodies are incredible things, designed to heal themselves whenever possible.  Magnets help speed up the process, and much more.  As a species we were developed in an environment, rich in magnetic fields, oxygen and water.  Indeed, the nature of 'life' is 'electro-magnetically' charged.

We were designed to live amongst nature, but in today's world we simply don't.  We live and work inside concrete structures and metal tubes; we insulate ourselves from the natural magnetic field our bodies need to function at their optimum potential.  Subsequently, our health pays the price.  In fact, we need 5 ‘essentials’ for a healthy life; oxygen, water, food, exercise and magnetic fields.

Think of all those planets, moons and stars out there, just hanging around in space.  What is it that keeps them up in their own particular place?  It is gravity and magnetic fields continually pulling and opposing, holding the planets in their appointed place and orbits.  The Earth is in fact a giant magnet.  From physics, 4 forces give and maintain order on our planet and in the universe: the weak nuclear force, the strong nuclear force, gravity and the electromagnetic field.

The earth, mankind, animals, cells and atoms - indeed life itself - are exposed to and charged with, terrestial magnetic fields.  Every cell in our body has some energy or force flowing through it.  This magnetic energy field we were born into is crucial, in fact vital for our health and well-being.

Living within today's modern world and lifestyle, put simply, we’re receiving less energy from the terrestial magnetic fields than we have in the past, in the days when we would live and work outside, in what was to us our natural environment.  The changes we have made to our lifestyle have been major; they have occurred in a relatively short space of time, not giving us time to evolve and adapt physiologically.  

The changes that have occurred over the last 2 generations mean that we expose ourselves constantly to unnatural magnetic environments.  Isn't it true we commute everywhere in metal capsules, work in metal framed buildings, expose ourselves to electrical appliances, lights, heating, computers, mobile phones, microwaves and TVs - all with their own magnetic environments?

Modern electromagnetic pollution causes a new type of stress on our bodies.  Radio waves, microwaves, electric fields from overhead cables, mobile telephone masts and even our own home lighting and power are presently surrounding us.

This cocktail of electromagnetism is now known to be depleting our own natural energy source.  How much is electromagnetism the subject of intensive research?  In Japan, links between electromagnetic pollution and ‘modern’ diseases (e.g. ME, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) are being heavily researched.  More widely, links of electromagnetic pollution to a variety of disorders including neck and shoulder tension, headaches, lassitude, chest pains, lumbago, insomnia and constipation are being established.

The History of Magnetic Therapy

Magnetic therapy is not new.  Over 4,000 years ago, Chinese Medicine was based on the understanding that good health depended on the circulation of vital energies, known as Qi (Chi).  The first major work on healing was called ‘The Emperor's Book of Internal Medicine’, which recorded how imbalances could be corrected by the use of acupuncture and magnetic stones.

In Egypt, Cleopatra, well known for her youthful looks and beauty, used a lodestone (magnet) in an amulet on her forehead to preserve her youth.  We know today through science, that at the back of the forehead lies the pineal gland, home to the chemical ‘melatonin’ which is known as the ‘youth hormone’ due to its potential for cell repair and anti-ageing benefits.  History of medicine is dotted with anecdotal evidence of the power of magnets.  But when, in more modern times, did we really understand the therapeutic power of magnets?

Modern or Therapeutic Magnets

When man first ventured into space in the 1960s, this was the first time man had left the intensity of the earth's magnetic field.  On return to earth, even after a very short period in space, it was discovered that the astronauts were losing bone density, their immune systems were being affected and they were experiencing calcium deficiency, meaning that they had to have intensive medical treatment following their return to earth.

The solution was discovered to be magnetism and the need to place the astronauts within an environment that simulated the earth's magnetic field.  However, traditional magnets made of iron were too heavy, so this led to the development of extremely high-powered magnets that were lightweight.  These are the magnets and materials that are now widely used in modern magnet therapy.

Today, when astronauts go into space, they wear suits lined with flexible magnetic materials and the spacecraft has a magnetic lining. The difference to the astronauts upon return from space today enables them to go straight from the space-craft into their press-conference!

The strength of the magnets used is important.  A magnet that may hold a note on the refrigerator door is about -100 gauss (gauss is the term for measuring magnetic strength); whilst a magnet now used in health care (of the same size and weight) can hold a magnetic strength of -12,300 gauss.  What this means to us is that it is now possible to have lightweight, portable magnets that are strong enough to stimulate changes in the way our cells behave and react.

How Do Magnets Work?

The science of Magnotherapy indicates that 2 vital things happen when a magnet is placed on the skin:


·       First, the soft tissue will lengthen and will help to relax a muscle or ligament that is damaged or traumatised.  It will work in an area and depth directly proportional to the type and strength of the magnet used.  Depending on the strength, you can effect a change to a radius of between 3-5 inches around any one magnet and to a similar depth.

·        Secondly, as the tissue relaxes, more oxygen and blood flow is able to gain access to the damaged site, and so it enters the damaged area with increasing magnitude.  This effect can be seen using thermal imaging techniques.

Normally an injured site, whether from arthritis, torn muscles or any other condition, will be surrounded by inflammation. This can comprise of lactic acids, calcium and other deposits.  Basically the site is ‘hot’ with acidity.  The increases in oxygen and blood flow brings with it increased alkalinity.  This neutralises the acidity, allowing the body to re-commence its own healing abilities.  Magnets merely encourage this in a truly dramatic way.

Once the tissue area starts detoxifying, the thermal benefits of magnets can begin.  As the blood in our body continuously circulates, periodically, it comes close to the magnet placed on the skin above it.  In this magnetic field, the ions in the blood become agitated and are attracted to the magnet.  As a result, atomic particles begin to spin inside the cell (known as ‘The Hall Effect’).  

This ‘switching-on’ causes the body to stimulate its own beta-endorphin (pain relieving processes).  So, in summary, magnet therapy activates the following responses in the body;

1.      Lengthens and relaxes tissue.

2.     Commences the process of flushing out debris and inflammation from the site.

3.      Starts the body's own pain relieving system.

The key point is that the magnet only works where it is placed.  If a magnet is going to work for you, it will happen within hours when quality magnets are placed over the damaged area.  Normally, improvements should be seen within 1-7 days, when you are directly treating the site of pain. 

With magnet therapy, it must be remembered that it is also necessary to drink at least 3-4 glasses of water a day, which is required to flush from your system the toxins that are being released from the cells.

The Benefits That Can Be Obtained From Using Magnets:

  • To alleviate pain, increasing mobility in arthritic joints.

  • To ease stress and depression.
  • To promote sound sleep.
  • To aid the recovery of nerve sensation.
  • To aid recovery of torn ligaments, muscle and tendons.
  • To reduce bruising and swelling.
  • To speed recovery in sports injuries.
  • To increase resistance to infection.
  • To improve circulation/body and extremity warming.
  • To assist removal of waste products from the blood, ie. lactic acids, calcium, cholesterol and fat deposits.
  • To increase strength and energy.
  • To speed healing ie. bone fractures.
  • To help recovery or prevent onset of RSI.
  • To alleviate migraine and headaches.
  • To improve overall health.

The use of powerful magnets truly encourages and speeds up the body’s natural healing abilities.  Find out more about the 'Magnetic Pulser Therapy' from Natural Body Healing, or indeed why not purchase your own high quality magnets by Norstar BioMagnetics and Vergari Biodynamics for your own use and in your own home?

The above information should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional.






 Web Disclaimer

Copyright © 2013 All Rights Reserved Natural Body Healing