Magnetic / Biomagnetic Therapy Treatment for Asthma

Asthma is one of the conditions most commonly treated using magnetic therapy.  Magnetic therapy is shown to relax the capillary walls and increase blood flow to affected areas in your body.   This is then said to relieve the constriction common to asthma sufferers and attacks.

Magnotherapy involves the use of a magnetic device placed on or near the body to relieve pain and facilitate healing.  The theory behind magnet therapy is that the magnetic fields produced by magnets (or by devices that generate electromagnetic current) can penetrate the human body and affect the functioning of individual cells and improve the working of the nervous system and various organs.)

While there is a lack of research studies related to the effectiveness of magnetic therapy for asthma, it is a non-invasive procedure that can safely be used in conjunction with traditional treatments, and there are many anecdotal examples of people being relieved of asthma symptoms through the use of magnetic or biomagnetic devices.

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Frequently Asked Question about Magnetic / Biomagnetic Therapy

What are the Costs of Magnetic Devices?

The magnetic devices available over-the-counter vary dramatically in size, shape, strength, and price. Smaller devices, such as those that can be taped to the wrist, cost around $25. Magnetic insoles can run about $100, and you could spend about $300 to $800 on a magnet-filled mattress pad. Be sure the product you are considering has a refund option, and try to buy any magnetic products from a reputable vendor.

How to Select a Good Magnetic / Biomagnetic Therapy Practitioner

Magnetic therapy may be practiced by a doctor or bodyworker or may be self-administered. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may want work with a reputable and experienced practitioner who is knowledgeable about the therapeutic use of magnets, or you may simply try a device yourself and experiment with whether it works for you.

Various courses can be taken by individuals seeking to become magnetic therapy practitioners, both online and in training centers. Researching what qualifications a practitioner has and the reputation of these courses is a good place to start when looking into finding a practitioner.

History of Magnetic / Biomagnetic Therapy

The origins of using magnets for medical purposes can be traced to Ancient Greece. Hippocrates is noted for his research using a naturally occurring mineral, lodestone, for the magnetic properties it possesses. Galen, another ancient Greek doctor, reportedly discovered that when magnets were applied to the body pain would be reduced or alleviated completely.

Unrelated to the Ancient Greek studies, the effects of magnetism on health were noted in China in the first century AD. Physicians during this era in China observed and recorded how diseases in the body and the body in general reacted to the natural magnetic field that surrounds the Earth. Later, Persian doctors used magnets to treat conditions such as muscle spasms and gout.

Magnets continued to be used in medicine during the middle ages and the Renaissance In 1777, Abbot Lenoble, of France's Royal Society of Medicine, conducted an in-depth study of biomagnetic therapy.  He made and tested therapeutic magnets, recommending the application of magnetic bracelets and necklaces to the wrist and chest.  He replicated results in dozens of cases of magnetic therapy including the treatment of toothache, arthritis, stomach spasms, and convulsions, among other diseases.  During the 19th century, the number of detailed studies continued to grow including studies by Eydam in 1843, Charot and Renard in 1878, Westphal and Gangee in 1878, Mueller in 1879, and Benedict in 1885.

In the 20thcentury extensive biomagnetic therapy studies have been conducted in Japan which have demonstrated the effectiveness of magnetic fields in treating various disorders.  Magnetic jewelry, including necklaces and bracelets, are sold in Japan, Europe, and China for the relief of pain and stiffness, as well as for improved circulation.  Many magnetic devices sold in Japan are registered with the Japan Welfare Ministry as medical devices.  To obtain this registration, devices are required to undergo clinical tests at accredited medical facilities to verify their effectiveness.

Theory behind Asthma Treatment using Magnetic / Biomagnetic Therapy

The reason people use magnetic therapy to treat asthma relates to the fact that magnetic therapy has been shown to relax the capillary walls and increase blood flow to affected areas in your body.   This is then said to relieve the constriction common to asthma sufferers and attacks.

Magnotherapy involves the use of a magnetic device placed on or near the body to relieve pain and facilitate healing.  The theory behind magnet therapy is that the magnetic fields produced by magnets (or by devices that generate electromagnetic current) can penetrate the human body and affect the functioning of individual cells and improve the working of the nervous system and various organs.)

Research of Asthma Treatment using Magnetic / Biomagnetic Therapy

There are few research studies related to the use of magnets for asthma, but there is one that is interesting.

The effect of the pulsatile electromagnetic field in children suffering from bronchial asthma (2003)

Summary: This study was done as a follow-up to previous studies showing that a pulsatile electromagnetic field has an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect (causing vasodilatation, myorelaxation, hyper-production of connective tissue and activation of the cell membrane).  The goal was to study the possible use of pulsatile electromagnetic fields for asthmatic children.  42 children participated and were divided into two groups; one group received pulsatile electromagnetic treatment as well as pharmacological treatment - the other group received only pharmacological treatment.  The results were asses based on pulmonary tests.  The first group (receiving the electromagnetic treatment) did show improvements in their flow volume and the clinical status of the children and their moods became better.  The authors conclude that 'We believe that the pulsatile electro-magnetotherapy in children suffering from asthma is effective. On the basis of our results we can recommend it as a complementary therapy.'

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14708875

Stories of Asthma Treatment using Magnetic / Biomagnetic Therapy

Some of the folk remedies for asthma using magnets include:

  • Placing a north polarized magnet on the chest area.
  • Applying a pair of high-powered magnets under the palms for about 10 minutes in the morning and evening with the north polarity be under the right palm and the south polarity under the left palm.
  • Using crescent-type ceramic magnets for the nose and throat with the north polarity applied on the right nostril and the south polarity on the left nostril covering the full nasal wall for about 10 minutes twice daily to help with breathing difficulties
  • Applying crescent-type magnets on the throat for about 10 minutes everyday.
  • Wearing magnetic necklaces
  • Drinking bipolar magnetised water; two ounces drunk several times a day to clear congestion in the lungs.

Questions and Comments about Magnetic / Biomagnetic Therapy for Asthma

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ana almada 2014-05-06 02:22
hi i live in mexico i would like to know which magnet i need to trear asthma in my 8 year old daughter
thanks
ana
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sharron 2014-07-28 12:56
Want to know,how can I cure.my astma
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mengistu shewayie 2016-02-23 06:36
hi my name is mengistu.I live in Ethiopia.I need to get Magnetic / Biomagnetic Therapy for Asthma.

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