In this issue:
- Editorial: Pole Wars -
The North v/s South Debate
Magnetic Back Belt Reduces Painkiller intake!
- Ask The Experts:
Which treatment improves arthritic joint pain?
- Tips Of The Month:
How to wash your magnetic straps
Magnetic Health Matters - Issue
10 June 2007
To Your Pain Free Life...
|Editorial: Pole Wars -
The North v/s South Debate
by Sanj Shimadry
There are many conflicting opinions regarding the use of north or
south pole magnets. Both poles of a magnet have beneficial properties.
The south pole, also known as the negative side, and often coloured blue
or black, has calming, soothing and reducing properties.
The north pole, also known as the positive side, and often coloured red,
has stimulating, healing and growth properties.
If you have a chronic ailment you will most probably have the needs of
both poles properties at some point. You can achieve this in 2 ways:
1. Use unipolar magnets (one pole only on each side) and start with the
south pole and then after a period if time turn the magnet over and
treat the injury with the north pole.
2. Use bipolar magnets (both north and south poles on the same side of
the magnet) and treat the injury with both poles at the same time.
The controversy revolves around the unipolar versus bipolar debate.
Advocates of unipolar magnets say that you must only expose one pole to
the body at any one time and there should be a resting period of 2-3
weeks in between changing poles.
This means that healing time can be greatly increased as the first
application of the south pole will reduce inflammation and sooth pain
but your body must then wait 2-3 weeks to receive the stimulation to
heal and encourage new cellular growth. The other main drawback of
unipolar magnets is that an individual can be responsive to only one of
the poles. If this happens and you start by using the pole that you are
unresponsive to then you may test that pole for 3-4 weeks, without any
benefit, then you must remove the magnet and wait another 2-3 weeks
before testing the opposing pole.
The main benefit of unipolar magnets is that, a small percentage of
people experience adverse effects, like sickness or dizziness with a
particular pole and when this occurs the person should not use that
pole. Unipolar magnets allow you to use only on pole at a time so it is
then easy to avoid the pole that does not agree with you.
Advocates of bipolar magnets state that as the body will normally
require properties from both the north and the south side of the magnet
a mush faster and more beneficial result will be achieved when using
both poles together at the same time. You do not have to rest in between
poles and because both poles are working to reduce , sooth plus
promoting healing and new cell growth the overall length of time an
injury takes to resolve is greatly reduced with bipolar magnets.
There is also an argument that states:
All magnets have a north and a south pole, therefore if you place a
small magnet on a person, whilst one pole will be in contact with the
skin, the other pole may only be a few millimetres away, and as the
magnetic field will curl around the magnet one pole will be balanced by
The main disadvantage of bipolar magnets is that if for some reason you
are unable to use a particular pole, for example if you have cancer and
are undergoing chemotherapy you would not be able to use the north pole
as it promotes new cell growth and the aim of chemotherapy is kill cells
not re grow them, so if you were using bipolar magnets you would have to
suspend your magnetic treatment until the chemotherapy course was over.
It should be noted here that most scientific research studies that have
taken place in the last ten years have used mainly the north pole of a
unipolar magnet against the skin.
At World Of Magnets, we advocate the use of unipolar magnets mainly
because if one pole doesn't work for you, you always have the option of
using the other pole. And since our practice follow scientific research
studies closely, we recommend that you use the north pole of the magnet
against your skin for pain relief.
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Magnetic Back Belt Reduces Painkiller Drug Intake
"I had been diagnosed with severe arthritis in 1995 in my back, hips and
knees. I had one hip replacement operation in the year 2000 and the
other in 2004, having spent a small fortune on various tablets, creams
and gadgets which didn't work.
I saw an advert in the local paper about magnetic
therapy and phoned Dee to enquire. I was willing to give the
belt for my back a try and I have to admit it is marvellous.
given me a new lease of life. I had been on painkillers four times a day
and now I have cut them down to twice a day and I hope to come off them
All this and I only started wearing the belt 5 weeks
ago. I also bought the knee strap, water wand, bed pad and shoe insoles,
which I believe are all helping with my aches and pains. Thank you Dee."
Isle of Skye.
UK - 7th March 2007
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|Ask The Experts: Which
magnetic treatment improves arthritic joint pain?
My mother has Osteoporosis, also
arthritis in the joints. She had a stroke 2 years ago, so is
on a lot of drugs. would magnets help her, if so which type
should I buy for her?
Answer by Debbie Shimadry - Pain Nurse Specialist:
Magnetic therapy is very good for treating arthritic joint pain and osteoporosis.
The particular type would depend on where she suffers the most with her pain.
Magnets work best when they are placed as close to the point of pain as
possible, so a bracelet wouldn't help knee pain or back pain but it would help
hand, wrist and elbow pain.
The strength of the magnets is also important. The more pain that she is in the
higher strength of magnets you will need for her. Healing magnets need to be at
least 800 gauss, anything less than this will not be strong enough to penetrate
the flesh. The highest strength magnets are around 2000 to 3000 gauss and are
brilliant for treating moderate to severe pain.
It might help you to understand if I give you and example or 2:
Someone who had an arthritic knee, who would rate their pain (on a scale of 1 -
10) at 6 or above would need to use a high strength magnetic knee strap that
contains 6 x 2,600 gauss magnets.
Someone who had sprained their wrist and gave a pain score of 3 out of 10 would
be fine to use an open ended bracelet containing 6 x 1,700 gauss magnets.
If your mother is in pain in multiple areas, then you can either buy products
for each part or use a magnetic mattress cover or travel pad. This is a very
good way of treating people with all over body pain or people with multiple
points of pain they contain between 45 and 120
high strength 2,600 gauss magnets and are very effective.
Have a look on our website at the various packages and if you need any more advice
please get in touch.
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|Tips Of The Month...
Wash your Magnetic Straps!
If you use any Magnopain magnetic
straps, you will sure want to wash them at some point. You will be glad
to know that there are no special requirements for washing your straps.
You can either hand wash them with any washing detergents or simply put
them in your washing machine at 30 or 40 degrees. You must NOT
spin dry any magnetic straps as it might shrink the Neoprene fabric.
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