The Science Behind Magnetic Therapy and Blood Circulation
Magnetic Therapy is believed to work by increasing blood flow and oxygen to all areas of the body and more specifically pain affected areas of the body. Increased blood flow produces higher levels of the anti-inflamitory white blood cells and the more densely oxygen saturated red blood cells to the damaged areas, whilst at the same time removing toxins more readily which can often be a cause of pain. As result pain is eased and the healing process is more efficient.
How Red Blood Cells Respond to Magnetism (Photos taken my an electron microscope before and after magnetic therapy application)
These are red blood cells and look like a doughnut without the hole. They contain the element iron and transport oxygen around the body whilst at the same time removing the carbon dioxide. There are around 5 million per cubic centimeter of blood.
This is what is known as the "coinroll formation" effect, where strings of red blood cells stick together. This greatly reduces the available surface area of the red blood cells and in turn their capacity to absorb oxygen and nutrients to transport around the body.
This shows the affect of magnetism on the red blood cells. They have separated and are free to absorb more oxygen and take on more nutrients to transport around the body. This means that they can take the maximum amount of oxgygen from the lungs and nutrients to the cells in the body, particularly those in need of regeneration and repair and remove toxins and carbon dioxide more efficiently.
So, the increased surface area of the red blood cells means that the blood has a greater capacity to transport the nutrients and oxygen required by the cells in the body. It also means that the tiny mineral ions such as sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium that are carried around in the blood stream and when they come into contact with a magnetic field, its' own negative and positive polarity becomes charged causing a separation. Movement generated by the separations creates heat and small electrical currents within the bloodstream. This causes the blood vessels to widen as the magnetic heat allows the capilliary walls to relax and so more blood can pass through.
Pain and inflammation is reduced as the blood flow and fluid exchange is more efficient and as a result the healing process is stimulated. It is also believed that the movement and heat created by the application of a magnetic field to a specific area of the body can impact upon the efficient working of the nervous system too.
All magnets have a north and south polarity and the most effective magnet design uses concentric circles of alternating polarity as this allows the magnetic field to penetrate deeply into the body tissues. Our products use magnets in this way to make the magnets as effective as possible.