The best way to treat any disease is to go to the root of the disease and treat it. Allopathic medicines believe in treating the symptoms and not the cause of the disease. This limited approach is prompting individuals to adopt alternative methods of treatment. There are many such treatment methods available. Magnetic therapy is one such treatment method. This is not a new treatment that has surfaced overnight. It had been there much before the world knew about allopathic treatments. Hence, it is not right to brush aside this therapy without trying to understand it fully. People look at magnetic bracelets and expect results immediately. It is not always possible. Let us look at some of the benefits of magnet therapy.

The magnetic therapy works on the principles of magnetism. It believes that magnetic fields act on the body and stimulate its natural healing systems. Therefore, it facilitates the possible help on its own without the need for any external medication. In fact, the early civilizations used to practise such methods of treatment. If it worked for them, it should work for you and me too.

Let us look at some of the benefits of magnet therapy.

Magnetic Deficiency: Many people believe that modern day mankind may be "magnetic deficient". This condition may be arising from modern life, the insulating effect of living and working in concrete and high-rise buildings. Added to this we are surrounded by a surfeit of electronic and electrical gadgetry. Both of these effects actually block our natural exposure to the Earths magnetic field. There is also a relatively recent decline in the Earth's magnetic field. If this 'magnetic deficiency' is true, it may be the cause behind many recent unexplained illnesses, and why the use of magnets can have a positive effect in so many conditions. Magnetic Deficiency would make an interesting subject for scientific research.

There are many viewpoints and theories, new, old and alternative, as to how magnets work therapeutically. Most of these theories have not been verified scientifically, but represent informed speculation.

Many commentators believe magnets have a significant effect on the blood mechanisms within the tissues. While it may be too simplistic to say that blood flow is improved under the influence of magnets, there maybe improvement in certain aspects of the bloods quality and function.

Magnetic therapy is based on the biological effects of magnetic fields on the living organism. When magnetic fields are properly applied (polarity, intensity and frequency), it penetrates every single cell being exposed to the field. This in turn is believed to influence the ion exchange within the cell, which improves the oxygen utilization of the cell. It is thought that the magnetism increases the electrical conductivity of the blood, creating a weak current and increasing the quantity of ions. The newly ionized blood circulates throughout the body improving oxygenation to cell tissue, thereby significantly contributing to the efficiency of the blood flow. Blood is essential to life, this maybe important for the healing and regeneration process as blood flows to all parts of the body.

This is one of the benefits of wearing these copper magnetic bracelets. In addition, copper is an essential nutrient. Mankind has known of its benefits for centuries. The effect of magnets and copper in combination could be of great benefit for the overall health of the body.

There has been studies into the possibility the magnetic therapy helps in the production of the hormone melatonin. The pineal gland produces this hormone. It is a great sleep inducer. People having sleep disorders take external supplements of melatonin to overcome insomniac problems. Magnet therapy might allow the body to increase the production and supply of melatonin and to sleep more efficiently and peacefully when you undergo this therapy.

You have just seen some advantages of magnetic therapy. There are some more that we shall see in a separate blog.