Magnet Therapy

Magnets and the Body - A Brief Word

Magnets for neuropathy? YES! Magnets have myriad health benefits for all sorts of maladies, as listed below. Magnets help to combat the ’causes that cause the causes’ of neuropathy. (as mentioned here) The benefits listed in purple are why we use and recommend them for neuropathy sufferers.

A magnetic field is the environment around a magnet in which magnetic forces act. Magnetic field lines represent the area around a magnet: magnetic field lines flow from the north pole to the south pole.

How Do Magnets Work?

To understand how magnets work within the body, it helps to understand some basic anatomy and physiology. This helps to understand exactly how magnets affect the body.


Your blood is a living tissue that circulates around your whole body via a network of arteries, veins and capillaries, it carries nutrients, oxygen, hormones, antibodies, heat, electrolytes and vitamins to the body’s tissues. Blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, plasma, electrolytes, hormones, minerals and iron.

Blood flows around the body in arteries, veins and capillaries. The blood is transported from the heart to the lungs where it picks up oxygen and then transports it to all the organs and tissues. Every part of the body depends on blood to provide the necessary oxygen and nutrients it needs to survive.

How Do Magnetic Fields Affect Blood Flow?

Magnets are composed of metal alloys such as iron, nickel or cobalt. They will attract many different types of metallic particles. The blood contains iron and when therapeutic magnets are placed on the skin the magnetic field penetrates through the skin and into the surrounding tissues and blood stream. The iron in the blood is attracted to the magnetic field, this causes movement within the blood stream and the increased activity causes the blood flow to improve.

The increase in blood flow is localized to the area where the magnets are placed, unless the magnets are placed directly over a major artery such as the radial artery (the wrist pulse point) or the carotid artery (the pulse point in the neck). When magnets are placed over a major artery, there is a much larger perfusion of blood flow so the magnetic field is carried further around the body.

When the body’s blood flow oxygen level is increased, nutrients and hormones are distributed to the organs and tissues much more effectively and quickly. Your organs have a fresh rich supply of oxygen and nutrients to nourish them. Plus the tissues also gain oxygen, healing nutrients and hormones including endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain killing hormone.

If you have an injury or ailment which is supplied with regular fresh oxygen, nutrients and endorphins then your injury or ailment will heal much faster and the pain will be reduced by the body’s own pain killing hormones (endorphins).

How Do Magnetic Fields Affect Cells?

All cells in the body share common components, regardless of their type. One of the common constituents of all cells are ions. Ions are positively and negatively charged particles that conduct electro-magnetic pulses from within the cell. The electro-magnetic pulses allow the cell to function. Without ions, a cell can not live. (nor could we!)

In a normal healthy cell, the ions are distributed around the cell with all of the positive ions on one side and the negative ions on the opposing side. The ions which live outside of the cell in the tissues will align with those inside of the cell so that opposing poles are together with the cell membrane between them (see diagram of healthy cell below). This allows fluid, oxygen and nutrients (fluid exchange) to move freely in and out of the cell, while maintaining the natural balance within the cell (homeostasis).

In a diseased (injured) cell, the positive and negative ions do not stay on opposing sides of the cell. They are disrupted and scatter randomly around the cell. At the same time the ions on the outside of the cell membrane also become scattered as they try to find their opposing pole, this results in cellular imbalance. Extra fluid from the tissues outside the cell is able to penetrate the cell which in turn pushes vital nutrients, hormones and electrolytes (salts) out of the cell. The cell’s ability to function is greatly reduced and cellular degeneration begins, which if not corrected will lead to the cell dying.

When a static (fixed in place) magnetic field is applied over an injured (diseased) area, the magnetism penetrates into the tissues and surrounds the damaged cell. The magnetic field that is created around the outside of the cell will pull the ions, both inside and outside, back into alignment. The result is that the ions once again return to their correct position within the cell. The extra fluid that has penetrated the cell is pushed out (via osmosis and diffusion) and returned to the surrounding tissues. The cell regains its natural healthy balance and any damage is repaired over a period of days (see diagram of a cell with a magnetic field).

Ionic distribution in healthy cell, diseased cell, and magnetic influenced cells

The beginning of the inflammation process.

A knee joint with chronic inflammation

The Inflammatory Process

Inflammation is the body’s reaction to invasion by an infectious agent, antigen or even just physical, chemical or traumatic damage. The inflammatory reaction is one of the body’s oldest defense mechanisms. When damage occurs the body’s automatic defense system starts the inflammatory process within seconds. Blood flow is firstly increased at the point of injury, the blood vessels widen (vasodilate) to allow oxygen, clotting agents (platelets) and white blood cells to penetrate the damaged tissues. Over a period of hours the concentration of white blood cells increases at the injury site (white blood cells fight infection).

Individual cells are affected by the inflammatory process. Extra fluid that has migrated from the blood vessels passes into the damaged cells; this begins the process of disrupting the ionic balance of the cell. The chemical balance of the cell changes and cellular degeneration begins.

The presence of extra fluid, white blood cells, and increased blood flow within the tissues causes the damaged area to enlarge and swell… this is commonly known as oedema.

If untreated or caused by a chronic “incurable” disease process such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and spondylosis, inflammation can become chronic. When removal of the foreign bodies that are causing the inflammation is ineffective, damaged cells become fused together, forming gigantic cells with multiple nuclei (the brain of the cell) which in turn eventually become granuloma.

Toxins show up as “clouds” in the blood stream.

How Do Magnetic Fields Influence Inflammation?

When a magnetic field is present in the blood, toxins in the tissues are drawn out as the magnetized blood passes through the tissues.
The toxins are then carried to the liver for detoxification and on to the kidneys for excretion.

When inflammation in the body is alleviated, the damage caused by the inflammatory process begins to be repaired by a fresh and rich supply of oxygen and nutrients. Cells that have been disrupted and de-oxygenized begin to heal, and tissue regeneration starts. Excess fluid is eliminated from the body and toxins are removed. The circulatory system returns to normal and the heart does not have to work so hard to pump extra fluid around the body. Magnetic fields will stabilize all of these processes and aid the body in its recovery.

Magnets Do Not Block Pain Signals, They Treat the Cause of the Pain.

Conventional pain killing drugs like paracetamol and codeine based tablets (di-hydrocodiene, co codamol, co dydramol, tramadol and codeine phosphate) work by blocking the pain stimulus pathway. They interrupt the signal that starts at the point of pain (stimulus) and travel along the nerve pathways via the spinal cord to the pain receptors in the brain.

Depending on the type of drug, the signal may be interrupted at the pain stimulus or at any point along the nerve pathway to the brain. Pain killers only last for a short period of time. Depending on the type of pain killer and where they interrupt the pain pathway and the strength of the drug, they can last from 4-12 hours.

Magnets do not block the pain signal.
They work on the cause of the pain, which is why static magnets have to be placed as close to the point of pain as possible.

The pain pathway from the point of pain to the brain

Trauma alone does not cause all of the pain. Pain is also caused by pressure on the nerves. This can occur with out a traumatic injury, as with long standing chronic conditions. Joint wear and tear, chronic damage from earlier injuries or chronic inflammation can cause pressure upon nerves. The pressure upon the nerves is usually caused by swelling or inflammation around the injury, this extra fluid causes the tissues to swell and thus places pressure upon the nerve endings. Compression of the nerves causes constant pain stimuli to be sent to the brain. This causes the chronic constant pain, that is often associated with long term ailments.

To relieve the pressure on the compressed nerves the excess fluid in the tissues must be removed. Once the pressure has been removed the pain will subside. Magnets do reduce the inflammation in the tissues therefore they are very effective at reducing pain at the point of injury. Because the cause of the pain has been removed ( i.e. the inflammation) the pain relieving results will last for a much longer period of time than pain killers, which are just blocking the signal. Whilst the magnetic field is reducing the inflammation it is also improving blood supply to the injured area. The extra blood flow brings fresh rich oxygen, nutrients and hormones.

These hormones, known as endorphins, are released by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland     and are responsible for actual real pain relief and mood enhancement. As increased blood flow reaches the injured area the concentration of endorphins increases and pain is reduced.

When the magnets are removed from the area of pain, the cause of the inflammation will return, as the magnets are a treatment for the inflammation and poor circulation, they are not a cure for any disease process. Depending on the severity of the injury or ailment the effects of the magnets can last days, weeks or even months. Each individual will experience different time scales for the return of the pain as the disease process for each individual is slightly different

How Long Before Magnets Will Relieve Pain?

Magnetic fields will influence individual areas of the body in different ways. For example a swollen knee joint may respond very quickly to the presence of a magnetic field, with symptoms being alleviated with in just a few days. How ever the same person may treat another area of the body without the same quick response. The length of time that magnets will take to resolve the symptoms of an injury is entirely dependent on the severity of the ailment, the amount of inflammation surrounding the injured area, the cause of the ailment, and the type of magnets used. Long standing chronic conditions, with large amounts of inflammation and cell damage will take longer to treat than a recent acute injury.

The process is similar when looking at different peoples reactions to magnets. Each individual will react to magnets in a slightly different way. Some people react very quickly to magnetic fields and others will take a longer period of time. An individual’s medical history and symptoms must be taken into consideration when estimating how long magnets will take to work for a particular ailment.

As a general rule of thumb, you should not expect to gain exactly the same results as another other person that has used magnets. Just because one person experiences pain relief within 2 days it does not mean that you will garner the same results. Many people are only too pleased to talk about their own experiences with magnetic therapy and while it is always great to hear an individual’s personal success with magnet therapy, it is sometimes hard not to expect to receive the same level of response for you.

Results can take any where from 2 days – 6 weeks depending on the condition and the severity of the injury.

Magnetic Fields and Water

Magnetic water remains a little known treatment in the field of magnetic therapy, plus there is always much speculation as to the validity of magnetizing water. Despite this skepticism, magnetic water remains one of magnet therapy’s most powerful treatments. Many scientists and doctors profess that it is impossible to magnetize water and that water quite simply can not hold a magnetic charge. Our answer to these people is… “do a little more scientific research and you will find that all water in it’s natural state (such as a spring) has a magnetic charge”.

In order to fully understand how magnetized water works, it is important to know a little bit about the water that comes out of your tap. The original source of water is mountain streams, which flow into rivers and eventually out to sea. The water has had contact with both over ground and under ground during the passage to the sea. As the water passes under ground (many rivers and streams pass under ground) it comes into contact with the earth’s magnetic field, the magnetic charge is passed into the water and it becomes magnetized. Similarly, as the water flows over ground it comes into contact with magnetic rock (lodestone) and water is again magnetized.

Once water is collected for consumption, it has to be treated and purified. During transportation to the treatment plant the water is carried in under ground metal pipes. The water is de-magnetized by the presence of the metallic lining of the pipes and when it is purified and comes out of the tap it is no longer magnetized. If you drink water from a spring at its source it will be magnetized. The benefits of spring water have long been recognized, however once the water is bottled and removed from the source it will only keep it’s magnetism for 3 days before it dissipates. It is not possible to permanently magnetize water.

How Magnetic Fields Affect Water?

At first site, water seems to be a very simple molecule, consisting of just two hydrogen atoms attached to an oxygen atom. Indeed, there are very few molecules that are smaller or lighter.

Once a water molecule has been exposed to a magnetic field the molecule changes in several ways:

1. The molecule increases in size. This increases the water solubility and permeability (the ability to disperse and penetrate other substances). The increase in permeability assists in the dissolution of nutritional substances, and improves the body’s absorption of water as well as the nutritional substances. Also, when the size of the water molecule is increased its ability to absorb toxins is much greater.

2. The surface tension and density of the water is increased. The increased surface tension, permeability, and density all combine to improve the intake of nutrition in the body’s cell structure. Increased surface tension allows the cell membrane of the food to expand rapidly. This is beneficial to digestion. The increase in density also aids in the absorption of nutrition.

3. The ions in the water are affected. This has the effect of reducing free radicals contained within the water (free radicals are harmful substances found in the body). A further benefit of the alteration to the ion states of both calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate is this: the structure of these compounds (which are the cause of the scale build up in water pipes, kettles, taps, etc) changes, resulting in a much decreased build up of scale due to the looser nature of the ions. This decrease in scale build up has resulted in extensive use of magnetized water in central heating systems, water cooling systems in engines, recycling water systems, and house water systems.

Biological and Therapeutic Functions of Magnetized Water:

By de- clustering clumped water molecules, the efficiency of water moving in and out of cells greatly improves oxygen and nutrient delivery, and also allows cellular waste to be removed more efficiently, radically improving the body’s ability to detoxify itself.

The following biological and therapeutic functions have already been identified and verified by experiment:

It can prevent damage to the endothelium (the layer of scale like cells that line the inside of the blood and lymph vessels, also found in the lining of the heart and some other body cavities). This has the effect of inhibiting the build up of cholesterol, thereby greatly reducing the chances of cerebral and cardiac arteriosclerosis (thickening and hardening of the arteries).

The viscosity of the water is lowered, resulting in improved blood flow thereby aiding in the prevention of cerebral and cardiac thrombosis (clotting of the blood in the circulatory system resulting in the obstruction or complete blockage of the blood flow).

Magnetised water greatly improves the solubility of calcium thereby inhibiting crystallization and, in fact, dissolving already formed calculus (any hard, solid, concretion or deposit in any part of the body, such as kidney stones, or in the arteries) allowing it to become smaller, looser, and easily broken. It is therefore helpful in the treatment and prevention of kidney stones and cholecystitis (gallstones).

It has been found to seemingly increase the weight of the spleen (which has various functions in modifying the structure of the blood) and thymus, heightening the body’s production of disease resistant antibodies, while also aiding anti-aging.

It has been found to seemingly increase the content of the body’s immunoglobulin and enhance the phagocytosis (the action or process of leucocytes [white blood cells] attacking bacteria) of the liver, spleen and blood vessels endothelium. This is of considerable benefit to the cellular immune system.

It can lower the content of blood plasma urea and free amino acid, aiding in the prevention of renal failure.

Magnetized water has been shown to assist in the protection of the stomach mucous, promote small intestine movement, and increase the active dissolution of food, there by alleviating the level of the pathological process of stress induced ulcers.

The treating scope of magnetized water is such that it can prevent, alleviate or cure arteriosclerosis, hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure, especially in the arteries, or a diseased condition of which this is the chief symptom), coronary heart diseases are also able to be treated.

• Gargling with magnetized water may fight gum disease.

– from “Magnet Therapy with Burton Goldberg”

Experimental study and clinical observation have demonstrated that there are no side effects from drinking magnetized water over a long period of time.

This is not “witch doctory”. Water as medium is a scientifically proven and remarkably effective way of radically increasing the power of magnets. In short, when you drink water that has been magnetized, the magnetism travels into the stomach and is absorbed into the blood steam through the bowel wall, it is then very rapidly distributed around the whole body.

Of course the magnetic field that is circulating around the body has the same effect on the inside as the magnetic field has on the outside of the body. It will reduce inflammation within the body plus increase blood flow and oxygenation of the tissues, especially around any damaged areas.

Think about it… when you drink magnetized water you are tackling your problem from inside and outside at the same time. This 2 sided approach will most definitely increase the strength of the magnetic field at the point of pain, plus it will also speed up the healing process by increasing the absorption rate of external magnetic fields by an amazing 10 times!

Detoxifying with Magnetized Water

Your body stores harmful toxins within the tissues (dermis) of the skin, to keep the toxins from poisoning the body they are stored in small pockets of fluid, this is seen as cellulite and feels like lots of little raised bumps ( the body can store an extra 2 litres(4½ pints) of fluid containing toxins in the tissues). Toxins are released during many processes in the body such as: during the inflammation process; from the breakdown of medications (particularly painkillers and high blood pressure tablets); and from the chemicals and additives in food and from environmental pollution. Toxins are normally detoxified by the liver and sent to the kidneys for excretion (expulsion of waste products). Some toxins are potentially harmful to your body and can not be safely detoxified by the liver.

As magnetized water increases the size of the water molecule, it’s ability to absorb toxins is much greater! So, as the magnetism of water is absorbed into the blood stream and transported around the body, harmful toxins are drawn out of the tissues and safely transported to the liver and then onto the kidneys for excretion from the body.

In a nutshell, you can lose as much as 2 liters (4½ pints) of excess fluid that you don’t need! The effect of losing this excess waste fluid is that you will have so much more energy, and sleeping will be easier and generally you will have a great sense of well-being.

Block Magnets

-Dimensions: 4″ x 6″ x 1″ thick
-Weight: 4.5 lbs
-Internal Strength: 3950 gauss
-Surface Strength: 660 gauss

(It is often recommended that 2 magnets are used simultaneously. Simply rest your feet (or hands) on them as often as you can. Ex. while working, watching TV, reading, etc…)


Forget everything you’ve ever read or heard about magnetic therapy in the mainstream that didn’t address the importance of polarity. Polarity is the single critical factor in the use and application of magnets to the body!

This 4 x 6 x 1″ ceramic biomagnet is designed after the workhorse that was commonly prescribed in the magnetic research protocols for disease management and reversal by the highly esteemed magnetic therapy researcher William H Philpott, M.D..

Proper magnetic balance is essential to good health. The body is electric and in most cases Negative magnetic field deficient due to electromagnetic pollution (EMF), which causes over stimulation and activity of many body systems. We are literally bombarded daily with damaging Positive magnetic field energy. Supplementing the body with Negative magnetic field energy has been observed by Dr. Philpott in clinical research to improve metabolic function significantly. He has also observed that the Negative magnetic field promotes good health and dramatically accelerated healing. Magnetic Health is possibly the most overlooked factor of good health in the medical business today.

The Magnetic Health Block is easy to use and can easily last a lifetime. Any part of the body that can be placed upon this magnet will receive a very strong and therapeutic field of magnetic energy that passes through bones and deep into the internal organs.

Ceramic Block Magnets are the most widely used magnet for Magnetic Therapy. The reason is both the expense and the results. This magnet will provide the deepest penetration of all magnets available at a price that is affordable to everyone. They will never lose their power so it is a one-time investment. This magnet design encased in durable plastic that is waterproof. The strong plastic cover will protect the magnet from chipping as stated earlier these magnets are very brittle and should be protected. It is also hygienic by being easy to keep clean. My competitors offer a material cover that needs to be washed repeatedly and does not protect the magnet from chipping. I also color code the polarity so you do not have to worry about what side is the Negative Magnetic Field. There is a warning sticker on the white side which is positive. The Blue or Green side is the Negative Field and should be applied towards the body.


These magnets have numerous applications. They can be used for joints, muscles, nerves, organs and skin conditions. They can also be used for sleep aid and systemic treatment. This fine biomagnet can be placed under the pillow, and has been shown to calm and normalize both brain and metabolic function while promoting improved natural production of melatonin via the Pineal Gland (ref. Dr. Philpott HQ research report 1995 First Quarter)

Oxygen and water are paramagnetic, meaning they are able to be temporarily be magnetized. So if you are doing a local treatment, the oxygen and water are magnetized in the blood stream and then carrying a negative charge through your blood stream to the whole body meaning systemic. It is best to place next to a joint for treatment while sitting in a chair or lying down. They can be placed under the feet, ankle, shoulder and back. They can be held in place for treatment by an ace bandage or Velcro.

Making Magnetic Drinking Water:

Magnetizing liquids with the Negative Magnetic Field, has been shown by multiple researchers to reduce surface tension of water molecules which in turn allows for improved cell hydration.

Container holding water or juice should fit within the surface area of the magnet. Fill 6″ – 8″ deep. (don’t use metallic containers, only glass. Place on top of magnet and after about three hours water or other liquid will be well magnetized. Water will also become better magnetized if vessel is shaken periodically while charging.

We don’t recommend magnetizing tap water which often has toxic sodium fluoride, chlorine and other toxic chemicals.

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