As a proponent of magnet therapy, I believe that the efficacy of a magnet bears
great relationship to the
magnets strength. Biomagnetic therapy results of clinical studies using
magnets must be documented with information about specific strength, field
flux density on the pole face surface and on the gradient during penetration,
energy product, alloy composition, hysteresis characteristics, and
In addition, it is paramount to include magnetization pattern and technique
of application. (Magnetization pattern refers to the the orientation of
electrons in magnetic fields.) A conventional magnetization pattern has
negative on one side and positive on the other side of a flat surface.
Multiple/mixed dual patterns have negative & positive fields on the same side
of a flat-surfaced magnet.
Polarity is a critical variable, because different polarities have different
physical effects. Davis,1 Philpott,2 and I,3,4 all have concluded that mold,
bacteria, and plants develop more quickly in a positive magnetic field and
slower in a negative magnetic field as compared to controls. A cut will bleed
more in a positive field using a conventional ceramic 1,000-G magnet, whereas
it will stop in a negative field of 1,000 G.
These different responses are why only conventional magnets can be used in
first aid. Furthermore, Wadas5 deformation of spatial structure is different
depending on the magnetic field direction. The negative pole of a magnet will
set up a different spatial structure than a positive magnetic field. The
negative field induces electrical anisotropy rotation in a counter-clockwise
spin of electrons. The positive field induces electrical anisotropy rotation
in a clockwise spin of electrons. It has been established that there are
compounds with identical chemical composition, but different spatial
structure. This spatial rotational difference causes the compounds to have
different chemical properties and a different impact on our senses.
For example, (+)aspargine is sweet and (-)aspargine is tasteless. Because we
can sense the difference in spatial rotation, this may explain why magnets
can change the taste of wine and other foods.
Suzy Balliett, OTR, CBI
Biomagnetic Therapy Association
1. Davis AR, Rawls WC Jr. The Magnetic Blueprint of Life. Kansas City, Mo:
2. Philpott WH, Kalita K, Goldberg B. Magnet Therapy: An Alternative
Medicine Definitive Guide. Tiburon, Calif: AlternativeMedicine.com; 2000.
3. Balliett S. First Aid With Magnets. Lyons, Colo: Lazuli Press; 1996.
4. Balliett S. Complete Guide to Biomagnetic Therapy. Lyons, Colo: Lazuli
5. Wadas RS. Biomagnetism. New York, NY: Ellis Horwood Publishing; 1991.
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