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by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy Magnetic therapy is applied by wearing a magnetic device for extended periods of time in close proximity to that part of the part of the body under treatment. Usually the magnet is in a flat shape so as to fit well against the surface of the body.

How Magnetic Fields Affect The Living Body

Magnetic Therapy makes use of a scientific principal known as the Lorentz force. When a magnet is applied to the human body, magnetic waves pass through the tissue and increase blood flow. which allows the circulatory system to carry the cells active in the healing process affected areas and the lymphatic system to carry away toxins. Generally, it can be expected that by using Magnetic Field Therapy, healing time of injuries may be accelerated by as much as 50%.

Specific factors now known to be involved in magnetic healing include:

  • Increased blood flow with increased oxygen delivery to tissues, both of which are basic to healing.
  • Normalization of calcium ion flow which can bring calcium ions in to heal a broken bone or can help move calcium out of painful, arthritic joints.
  • The pH balance (acid/alkaline) of body fluids which are often out of balance in illness, can be altered by magnetic fields.
  • Hormone production by the endocrine glands is normalized by magnetic stimulation.
  • Enzyme activity and other biochemical processes are altered.
  • Magnetic Fields pulsed at lower frequencies are used to relieve pain, inflammation and   bruising. The higher frequencies increase the size of blood vessels, thereby increasing blood flow accelerating natural healing.
  • Conditions which are treated include:

  • insomnia (the magnet is worn as an eye cover)
  • torn muscles
  • pains
  • fractures
  • ligament damage
  • open wounds
  • rheumatism
  • arthritis
  • neuralgia
  • migraine
  • lower back pain
  • Biomagnetic Research

    Research on the therapeutic potential of magnetism is continuing and the publication, Journal of Bioelectricity, is devoted to the field. Among the places where this technology is being studied are: Loma Linda University in San Diego; New York University; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; The Institute for Magnetotherapy in Madras, India; the University of Leeds in England, the University of Colorado, the University of South Carolina, the University of California in San Francisco; Columbia University in New York; Florida State University; and scores of other laboratories and institutions in Japan, Germany, Sweden and other nations

    The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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