Magnetic Therapy is an alternative therapy and stems from thousands of years of ancient practise. It has become more widely used in the western world and has developed from its use on humans to being used by animals to help a variety of disorders in a pain-free way. Magnetic therapy, used in conjunction with traditional veterinary practices has worked for many animals and it is no surprise that it is becoming increasingly popular amongst those humans and animals that have conditions that can only be palliatively treated and not cured.
Magnetic therapy is based around the fact that the Earth has its own magnetic field and all the cells in our bodies have a normal magnetic field to enable efficient functioning and energy flow. Magnets appear to enhance healing of the body by reducing inflammation and boosting circulation. The boost in blood flow increases nutrient distribution to cells and can boost healing. Eastern medicine practice more strongly with the use of magnets and believe that the restoration of energy flow is strongly linked to healing, an efficient metabolism and wellbeing. There it has gained popular usage in humans for hip-disorders, osteoarthritis and rotator-cuff injuries.
Animal medicine is also starting to adopt magnets as a way to aid the treatment of certain conditions, including fracture healing, arthritis in joints, hip dysplasia, osteochondritis, epilepsy, pain relief, organ disorders and muscular and skeletal problems. A veterinary surgeon Dr Strazza in America, even believes that due to the boost in circulation, calcium is distributed more quickly to broken bones and believes that with more focussed application of magnets to those injured areas that weight bearing and healing can be improved by around 40%.
Magnets, being safe and relatively in expensive can be an aid but never a substitute for conventional and traditional medical practices, however with a growing number of humans and animals seeing some benefit in wearing a magnetic product and the resultant effects of a boost in circulation it is no suprise that products that incorporate magnets are becoming increasingly popular.
For example magnetic dog beds, magnetic pads and dog collars are all useful ways of introducing magnets easily to your animal.