In this issue:
- Editorial: The Healing
Arts - Animal Magnetism
3 Amazing Pet Recoveries from Illnesses
- Ask The Experts:
Treating A Cat's Slipped Disc With Magnets
Offer Of The Month: 15% off
any dog or cat collars or pet bed
Magnetic Health Matters - Issue
13 September 2007
To Your Pain Free Life...
HEALING ARTS: Animal Magnetism
by Allen M Schoen (Dr of
When one thinks of magnetic therapy for animals, one might envision
those classic horse shoe magnets pulling a dog off the ground, but
actually there has been quite a bit of scientific research documenting
the benefits of magnetic therapy. Magnetic therapy has enjoyed a recent
resurgence as a safe, simple and inexpensive method that produces
positive results without harmful side effect. The most recent review of
magnetic therapy for animals is by D Hudson in the textbook “
Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine, Principles and
practice.” Magnets are thought to work by means of magnetic lines of
force, measured and quantified in units called gauss.
There are two classifications of magnets, permanent (or static) magnets
and pulsed electromagnetic field magnets (PEMF). Normally permanent
magnets are taped over an effected area on an animal for a period of
time. A relatively new addition to permanent magnets are bipolar
magnetic strips or pads that can be taped on to a patient. These have
been made for both animals both large and small as strips that are
wrapped around injured or Arthritic joints or tendons, as blankets for
horses and dogs as well as magnetic bed pads for older dogs.
Therapeutic permanent magnets usually range from 200 to 3000 gauss. The
earth's magnetic field is 0.5 gauss for comparison. The most recent
addition to the field of magnet therapy are bipolar magnets. Bipolar
magnets are magnets where the north and south face are laid down
parallel to each other side by side. Both the north and south poles come
into contact with the skin.
There are different theories as to what is the best approach to applying
magnets. Some recommend placing one specific pole, north or south on the
injury. Advocates of this approach recommend using the north pole for
healing injuries and the south pole for stimulating growth in tissues.
Most veterinary practitioners recommend using the north pole only on the
skin. Though many people use Bipolar magnets with out any problem.
The big questions for our friendly pets are
1. What are they used for
2. How do I use them?
Magnet therapy can be used alone or in
conjunction with other modes of therapy, both traditional and natural.
Sometimes static magnets are used over acupuncture points, apparently
helping to stimulate the points. The main indications for magnet therapy
seem to be musculoskeletal problems such as Arthritis in joints such as
elbows, knees and as well as with back problems and hip dyplasia. I have
a few clients who have used magnetic blankets for their old Arthritis
dogs and claim that it has made a big difference in their pain relief
and energy levels and their ease of getting up and down and walking
better. Many of my horse patients have definitely improved with magnets
on their backs and around tendons. They can be used in horses for tendon
and ligament injuries.
The challenge with animals is how to keep the magnets on when they are
always moving around. Manufacturers have developed magnetic beds that
the dog or cat can lie on and magnetic pet collars. Magnetic rugs have been developed to wrap
around horses these seem to work quite well. They have also made
magnetic strips that you wrap around a particular joint. This works well
in horses. For our smaller animal companions the magnetic beds or
blankets are probably the best.
There you have the positive and negative of animal magnetism. Until next
time let the electromagnetic force be with you.
3 Amazing Pet Recoveries from illnesses
This month I have 3
success stories to share with you about 3 animals amazing recoveries
from pain and illness.
I was at my wits end with my poor cat having recurring cystitis.
Nothing seemed to work, except antibiotics, so I was keen to try an
alternative non-drug remedy.
I bought the magnetic cat collar, put it on my suffering cat and quite
remarkably her health improved within only a matter of days. She wears
the collar constantly and since then her cystitis has not recurred. I am
most grateful to these collars they are brilliant!
Miss A Falcinelli 30.04.07
I purchased a magnetic collar for my pet dog who has sadly passed away
now. I do think the collar helped my dog in the last years of his life
as he was suffering from arthritis and the magnetic collar certainly
helped him to have a better quality of life. (it certainly seemed this
way!) it also looked good on him! So thank you for providing my dog some
comfort in his difficult years I would recommend your magnetic collars
to other pet owners with older dogs and cats.
Miss Joanne Lewis
The patient is my cat Porthos who arrived on our doorstep in January and
said he was staying! My other cat Hara who is 13 was not amused and the
vet said that Porthos was suffering from mange to start with only it
wasn't so she said he was stressed. The signs were he was licking all
his tummy and legs bare of fur. After a course of tablets which were
useless I decided I must find something else. So to magnets.
He is wearing the magnetic cat collar. Both cats are drinking from the
water bowl. The magnetic pet bed pad - Porthos loves sleeping on it - is
in our bedroom and once he has gone to bed he doesn't get up until we
do. Before the bed he was always out all night hunting.
Sadly he is still licking his fur but it is early days and I hope the
magnets are going to work.
Rose Voelcker (13.07.07)
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|Ask The Experts:
Treating A Cat's Slipped Disc With Magnets
On Wednesday just gone I arrived home to find my 7 year old cat Pepper in pain.
I rushed him to the vets. It appears he could have a slipped disc and is on cage
rest for 4-6 weeks with a return visit to the vet this coming Wednesday. I want
to give him every chance of recovering completely without any long term effects.
Considering all this what magnetic therapy would you suggest please? - Thanks
Magnetic therapy will definitely help to reduce your cat’s pain and discomfort.
Whilst he is on cage rest, and obviously staying in one spot, a magnetic pet bed
insert and drinking magnetic water may be the best thing.
This will allow him contact with the magnets where he needs it most and drinking
the magnetised water will increase the overall effectiveness by up to 10 times.
Once he is on the mend and up and about more you may want to consider a cat
collar so that he still has the benefits of the healing magnets when he is out
of his cage or bed.
If you need any further advice please get in touch.
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