||Precautions During Magnetic Therapy Treatment
Certain precautions ought to be observed during the course of magnetic application to avoid
certain untoward reactions in certain sensitive individuals and to derive maximum benefit
from such treatment., The present knowledge of the effect of biomagnetism suggests that there
are no harmful or adverse
effects observed in human beings or higher animals. However, precautions are necessary in the
use of magnets due to, their intrinsic properties of improving the circulation, generation of heat,
etc. These precautions are given below.
- Avoid intake of cold drinks or eatables during or after the application of magnets, as
these may unnecessarily dampen the effect of heat produced during such application. A
cold bath should also be avoided immediately after the application at least for an hour.
However, hot drinks may be taken during or after the application if desired.
- Do not apply magnets immediately after a full meal but only after about two hours.
Certain persons experience a sensation of nausea or vomiting if they apply magnets
soon after meals. Also, as the blood circulation is mainly geared towards the alimentary
canal soon after meals, the efficiency of the magnetic application may be considerably
- Do not apply strong' or medium-power magnets to delicate parts like brain, heart or
eyes. Ceramic magnets are suitable for application to these organs - for not more than
- Pregnant women should not apply strong magnets - of SEM or SUM type - as these may
sometimes induce abortion, especially if two similar poles such as north poles or south
poles are used simultaneously. Also medium-power and ceramic magnets should not be
applied directly over the womb.
- Magnetised water recommended in various diseases should be taken in moderate doses.
(Click Here to See Dosage) The over-use of magnetised water may unnecessarily over-
activate an organism and hence the same should only be used in medicinal doses. This
water should not be kept within easy reach of children.
- Strong encased magnets of about 2000 gauss power have immense attractional
properties and therefore clamp together forcefully when brought near each other. If not
careful, your fingers may be trapped in between and may be badly crushed. It may be
more so in the case of children. Hence care should be exercised in handling magnets
and children should not be allowed to use these as playthings.
- When not i in use, the magnets, except the ceramic, should be kept with a suitable
keeper to avoid loss of magnetism. Similarly, the magnets should not be allowed to fall
on hard ground or remain near a fire as that may severely affect their magnetic
properties and may necessitate recharging.
- Some of the sophisticated electrical equipments and certain clocks and watches if not
well protected against magnetism may be severely damaged if brought in close vicinity
of these strong magnets. It is preferable to advise the patient applying magnets to
remove their watches when commencing the application. The magnets should therefore
be kept away from any electrical or electronic equipment.
- Do not expose the magnets to rain or high humidity as these may slowly corrode them
and may therefore necessitate repolishing and cleaning. It is advisable to replace the
magnets in the polyethelene pouches which are provided together with the magnets.
This will increase their functional life.
- The first sitting with magnets should always be in the presence of a magnetotheraplst.
You should not just hand over the magnets to the patient with the necessary instructions
on their application. Some patients may over-react to the application and unnecessarily
become apprehensive of the treatment. Depending upon the reaction of each individual
patient, the duration and mode of application of magnets should be recommended.
- Care should be exercised in prescribing and slip-shod methods of prescribing avoided.
Never use the wrong type of pole in local applications either due to ignorance or because
you are not too sure about the correct application. As we know, the north and south
poles have varying modalities of application and should therefore be applied with due
regard to their therapeutic peculiarities.