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08 November 2010
Life on Earth is swimming in a sea of magnetism.
Not only is the Earth's core magnetic but organs, blood flow, brain waves, cell functions create their own magnetic field as they function. When a disease happens that disrupts these fields we can use external magnets to bring a system back into balance.
A Little History:
Magnetic Therapy has been around since 3rd century AD according to ancient writings. The Chinese used "lodestones" (magnetized stones) for acupuncture, the Hindu's, Greeks and Egyptians used lodestones for treatments for various diseases.
In the 16th century an English doctor Dr William Gilber, who studied electricity and magnetism, published one of the first books on Magnetic Therapy, “De Magnet”. He was also the personal physician of Queens Elizabeth who used magnets under his direction.
in the 18th century Michael Faraday, the founder of Biomagnetics, made extensive discoveries in healing with magnetism, his work is used as the framework for today's magnetic treatments.
Magnetic devices are now being used in conjunction with other treatments in 54 countries world wide, with new research going on all the time.
MAGNETS AND HEALING YOUR DOG (PETS):
Magnets in animal care are often used to help with pain relief, inflammation, fracture healing, arthritis, hip dysplasia, osteochondritis, epilepsy, chronic organ disorders, vertebral disorders, sprains and strains, etc..
An important piece of information to be aware of when working with magnets are the different healing effects of the north pole and the south pole.
The north pole is negative energy, normally used for healing, increases alkalinity and reduces acidity, slows bacteria and growths, reduces inflammation, increases oxygen to the cells, controls bleeding.
The south pole is positive energy, used on under active glands, bone fractures, cartilage repair, back pain, increases bleeding, usually used where stimulating energy is needed, not used for healing as often as the north pole.
Magnets should NOT be used in acute infectious conditions, on cancerous growths (although some vets will use them in treating cancerous tumors), in acute injuries, pregnant animals, or in dogs with cardiac pacemakers.
Magnets work by increasing blood flow to an area, bringing oxygen and essential nutrients, helping relieve pain, inflammation, and enhancing the healing process.
Magnets have been used to decrease the healing time of simple fractures up to 50% by including them in the bandage, they have been used for post surgery healing, placed over acupuncture points for energy balancing, used for reducing the pain and inflammation of arthritis, etc.,etc.... There are also magnetic sleeping mats, magnetic collars, blankets, wraps, coats, beds and free standing magnets you can attach to the body.
Below are links to more information and finding a veterinarian in your area.
Magnetic Therapy in Veterinary Practice -More information on Magnetic Therapy
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association - Find a veterinarian for MT (Magnetic Therapy)
Understanding Magnetic Therapy For Dogs - Three articles on Magnetic Therapy
A Note On Alternative Therapies
Mixing herb, aromatherapy, homeopathy, and/or any medication on your own may cause problems for your pet. Always tell your vet what your pet is taking and/or what alternative therapies you are using to avoid unpleasant interactions.
Keep in mind when using alternative products and services, the treatments are gentle to the dog's body and can take up to several months to see results.
Please be aware of what you give your pet; the herbal, aromatherapy, homeopathy products I carry have been around for awhile and are safe... but there are herbs, aromatherapy oils, and homeopathic products that can be toxic to your pet if not given properly(and in some cases, at all).