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    In this issue:
  • Editorial: Pole Wars - The North v/s South Debate
  • Success Stories: 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 other.

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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Success Stories: 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 Magnopain magnetic belt for my back a try and I have to admit it is marvellous.

It has 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 altogether soon.

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."

Marion Nicholson,
Isle of Skye.
UK - 7th March 2007

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Ask The Experts: Which magnetic treatment improves arthritic joint pain?

Question: 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? Fay Bradon

Answer by Debbie Shimadry - Pain Nurse Specialist:

Hello Fay,

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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Sanj Shimadry