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Duration of Magnetic Therapy Application

Factors such as severity and length of disease, individual susceptibility, age of the patient,
organs to which magnets are to be applied and the strength of the magnets decide the
duration of the application. Normally, each 'sitting' should be for a duration of 10 to 30
minutes, though prolonged exposure for even 45 minutes may be allowed in cases of
paralysis, rheumatoid arthritis, polio and sciatica. The above period of exposure applies to
treatment with magnets not exceeding 2000 gauss and not for extra-strong magnets with
higher gauss powers.

It is absolutely necessary to stick to the periods of exposure as longer exposures may lead
to over-excitement of tissues and may, in certain cases, result in cellular shock, especially
in extremely susceptible patients. As every medicinal substance has a safe dose, the 'dose'
of magnetism for every individual should be worked out on the basis of the following

  • Severity and Length of Disease

    As a rule, acute diseases of recent origin require a shorter duration of application of
    magnets. Experience shows that the severer the disease, the quicker it responds to
    magnetic application and hence shorter durations of exposure are adequate for
    desired results, On the other hand, chronic and long-lasting diseases demand longer
    exposures to magnets as the response in such cases is slow due to the slow reaction
    of the organism. Also, some of the crippling diseases like polio and arthritis require
    longer periods of application. In such cases, it is advisable to increase the number of
    sittings rather than the duration. For instance, in a case of rheumatoid arthritis, two
    sittings of about 20 minutes each should be taken 12 hours apart - one in the
    morning and the other in the evening. In the diseases of the heart, brain and eyes,
    the duration of each application should not exceed 10 minutes, as these are delicate
    organs with highest fluctuating magnetic fields.

  • Individual Susceptibility to Magnets

    No two individuals are alike with regard to their susceptibility to magnets. One person
    can stand an exposure up to several hours, while another may not tolerate an
    exposure even of a few seconds. This fact has been repeatedly verified in everyday
    practice. In some paralytic patients, the magnetic susceptibility is so great that they
    experience acute spasm of the muscles and pulling sensation after an exposure of
    merely one or two seconds. Such patients may be required to take several sittings at
    shorter intervals to derive maximum benefit from such treatment. Therefore, the
    method and duration of application have to be tailored for individual patients and no
    general rule should be applied to all.

    Every magneto therapist keeps handy two of the well-known antidotes to over-
    magnetism, namely, a zinc plate and the homoeopathic zincum metallicum 6. In case
    of any suspected over-reaction to magnets, the patient should be asked to
    discontinue contact with the magnet immediately and to place his or her hands on the
    zinc plate. If the reaction is violent, which however is very rare, the patient should be
    administered a few doses of the homoeopathic medicine, every 15 minutes.

  • Age of the Patient

    The age of the patient also has an important bearing on the duration of application.
    Infants and very young children need a shorter duration of exposure to magnets than
    adults. Children also require smaller low-power magnets - MEM and CCM - for
    general and local applications.

    Very strong magnets or prolonged exposures should be avoided in old persons. In
    any case, the first application should be under the direct supervision of a
    magnetotherapist to avoid any untoward effect.

  • Strength of Magnets

    The recommendations about the duration of exposure given here are based on the
    magnetic strengths of 500 to 2000 gauss and not the extra-strong ones. Hence, the
    duration of exposure requires to be manipulated according to the strength of the
    magnets available. In case magnets stronger than 2000 gauss are to be used, the
    duration of application may be reduced to 10 to 15 minutes in adults and 5 to 7
    minutes in old persons. The extra-strong magnets should not be used in children or
    debilitated patients as these can adversely affect their organs. These should never be
    applied to delicate organs like the heart or brain.

    Low-power magnets of a gauss strength of less than 200 can be used for longer
    periods. Very small magnets should better be tied to the affected organ for 12 hours
    or more to derive the required benefit. Low-power magnets are also used in
    magnetic articles like necklaces, head and waist-belts, wrist bands and chains, as
    these are worn on the person for longer periods. However, a sitting on powerful
    magnetic chairs which utilise electro-magnetism and have a magnetic strength
    exceeding that of normal permanent magnets should not exceed 10 to 15 minutes. In
    such chairs, the poles lose significance as the electro-magnets provide only the
    magnetic flux. Such chairs are used for painful afflictions rather than on
    considerations of individual characteristics of the two poles.

    Some magnetotherapists use discarded industrial magnets more due to easy
    availability than any biomagnetic considerations. Such magnets can be used for
    healing purposes, provided their gauss-power is known and distinct polarity is
    available, or else it may not be advisable to use these in the treatment of diseases,
    especially those attended with infection.

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