Magnetic field therapy can be effective in a wide range of health conditions. But before it is used for healing, it is important to have a basic understanding of some of the physical characteristics of magnetic science, including electric and magnetic fields and some of their actions on the body.
All matter is made up of moving particles. Forces exist in the space around these moving (electrical) particles. Those forces are magnetic fields. By definition, force is an interaction that changes the motion of an object.
An electric field is the force field created by the flow of electricity (caused by the attraction and repulsion of electric charges). A magnetic field is the force field created as a consequence of the flow of electricity. Electric fields and magnetic fields always exist in tandem – one cannot exist without the other. An electromagnetic field, then, is the combination of an electric field and a magnetic field.
Let’s back up briefly and talk about charge. Electric charges can either be positive or negative. Positively charged substances repel other positively charged substances, but attract negatively charged substances. Conversely, negatively charged substances repel other negatively charged substances, and attract positively charged substances.
Our bodies are fundamentally electric. When a person goes into cardiac arrest, for example, a defibrillator is used to apply electrical energy to the heart so that it can reestablish a normal rhythm.
So, the electricity that flows through our body creates electromagnetic fields. External magnetic fields and the body’s native magnetic fields interact regularly. Because of these interactions, a magnetic field passing through the body will have an electromagnetic effect on a cellular level.
Electric and magnetic fields control our chemistry by changing and influencing the motion of charged particles. This movement stimulates a vast array of chemical and electric actions in tissues, helping them rebalance or heal themselves where necessary. Additionally, this increased motion of ions and electrolytes helps cells increase their available energy by as much as 500%.
Electromagnetic fields affect the charge of the cell membrane, rebalancing it so that membrane channels can open up. These channels are like the doors and windows of a house – by opening them, oxygen and nutrients are better able to enter the cell, and carbon dioxide and waste are more easily eliminated from the cell. This helps to rebalance and restore optimum cell function.
If you restore and rebalance enough cells, they will all work more efficiently. Cells of the same type come together to make tissues, which come together to make organs. By restoring or maintaining cellular function, you will in turn restore or maintain organ function, allowing the entire body to function better. This is the basis for magnetic field therapy – affecting and improving basic cellular function in order to combat a variety of health conditions and when possible, prevent cellular damage from happening in the first place.