||Magnets are mainly applied in two ways, namely, general and local, depending upon the
seat of disease, nature of affection and expediency of application.
General Application in Magnetic Therapy
This mode of application does not take into consideration certain localised affections like pain
in the arm or knee or infection but broadly divides any affection according to occurrence
either in the upper or lower or right or left portion of the body. The magnets are used in pairs
- north and south poles. With our knowledge of electrical affinity of the body, it has been
established that the front, upper and right sides of the body have an affinity for the north pole
and the back, lower and left sides of the body for the south pole. Hence the north and the
south poles are recommended accordingly for these regions of the body. The application is
carried out, irrespective of the fact whether the affection is attended with any infection or not.
In case the affection is mainly found in the upper portion of the body - above the navel - like
pain in the chest, headache, stomachache and asthma, the magnets should be applied to the
palms of hands.
The north pole should be applied to the right palm and the south pole to the left palm. On the
other hand, if the disease condition occurs in the lower portion of the body like
dysmennorrhoea, arthritis of knees and piles, the magnets should be applied to the soles of
Similarly, the magnets may be applied to the palm and sole of one side or the palm of one
side and the sole of the other side in a case of affection of the shoulder and the knee. In such
a case, the north pole should be applied to the palm and the south pole to the sole of the foot
on the affected side - or diagonally.
General application is also useful when the disease is bilateral or if the precise localisation of
the disease is difficult. It is comparatively easy to decide upon the mode of application, as a
patient can, in most cases, precisely - locate the' seat of the disease. This method of
application imparts a general magnetic 'flux' to the whole body and thus heals by correcting
various disorders. Hence, this method is also used by healthy persons who apply magnets
regularly to keep fit and energetic the whole day as also during epidemics of infectious
diseases when magnetic treatment is taken as a prophylactic measure.