The Health Benefits of Bio Magnetic Therapy

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Bio Magnetic Therapy:

Magnets and magnetic therapy has been used for healing for thousands of years.  The Ancient Greeks discovered Iodestone which is considered by many to be the very first natural magnet.  Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, discussed the use of magnets in his healing protocols.  Magnets are used by scientists and doctors to help people heal from all sorts of chronic health conditions.

Magnets are used as a healing therapy throughout many areas of Europe and Asia but have not been accepted by the traditional medical community in North America.  The United States does use magnets in complex medical imaging procedures to better understand the body.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses magnetic fields to formulate 3-D images of the brain and electroencephalographs (EEG) look at the electrical activity of the brain.

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Growing Evidence For Magnetic Therapy

According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, “there is growing evidence that magnetic fields can influence physiological processes (1).”  Many leading researchers and physicians around the world tout the benefits of magnetic therapy.  Dr. Kyoichi Nakagawa, the director of Isuza Hospital in Tokyo, Japan, is a huge advocate of magnetic therapy.

Some well-known celebrity doctors Dr. William Philpott, Dr. Gary Null and Dr Julian Whitaker are very big advocates of biomagnetic therapy and use it regularly.    These users of biomagnetic healing claim that it helps to relieve pain and discomfort.

This happens as magnets improve circulation and reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.  They also help the body ward off pathogens and improve tissue healing processes.   Many individuals and athletes use magnets regularly on injured muscles and joints and in regions of cancerous tissue and over struggling organs.

How Does Magnetic Therapy Work?:

Every cell in our body has a negative charge on the outside and a positive charge on the inside.  This allows for electrical signaling to move throughout the body very quickly and effectively.  When a region of the body is injured or inflamed it causes a lack of blood flow.  This reduces oxygen and nutrients into the region which causes a lack of polarity and disrupts the natural electrical currents in the body.

Magnets work by improving circulation to the damaged region and improving the injured cell’s polarity.  Magnet energy is considered a catalyst which speeds up biological processes and enables the body to reduce inflammation and heal itself.  Magnets also speed up circulation improve oxygen and nutrient absorption into the targeted cells.  They also help improve the efficiency of waste removal from these targeted cells (2, 3, 4, 5).

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Types of Magnets:

A magnet’s power is determined by the weight of iron it can lift.  Ceramic magnets are stronger but less flexible than other types.  According to Dr Null there are four major factors that determine a magnet’s effectiveness:

Strength:  The higher the gauss unit, the stronger the magnet

  • 10−9–10−8 gauss – the magnetic field of the human brain
  • 0.31–0.58 gauss – the Earth’s magnetic field at its surface
  • 25 gauss – the Earth’s magnetic field in its core
  • 50 gauss – a typical refrigerator magnet
  • 100 gauss – a small iron magnet
  • 2000 gauss – a small neodymium-iron-boron (NIB) magnet
  • 600-70,000 gauss – a medical magnetic resonance imaging machine

Thickness:  Thicker magnets together offer greater strength and penetration

Number:  More magnets together offer greater strength and penetration

Space:  The smaller the space between the magnet and the skin surface, the better.

The beneficial effects of magnets are produced from the negative pole which is thought to increase the amount of oxygen available to cells and create a more alkaline environment in the body.  This helps speed the healing of cuts, broken bones, infections and chronic diseases such as cancer (5).

Magnetic therapy is put in action by applying thin magnets on different regions of the body.  They are often mounted on bracelets and necklaces or attached to adhesive patches that hold them in place.  Some magnets are placed in bands or belts that are wrapped around joints such as the ankle, foot, wrist, knee, elbow or lower back.  Magnets can be placed in the soles of our shoes, seat covers, blankets and slumber pads.  They can be worn for a few minutes or weeks at a time.

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BioMagnetic Therapy and Cancer: 

Dr Albert Roy Davis, PhD, was one of the first to claim that magnetic therapy had the potential to kill cancer cells and improve many chronic health conditions.  His laboratory research led him to believe that magnets could be used to arrest and kill cancer cells in animals, and could also be used in the treatment of arthritis, glaucoma, infertility, and diseases related to aging. He concluded that negative magnetic fields have a beneficial effect on living organisms, whereas positive magnetic fields have a harmful effect (6).

Scientists at Yonsei University in South Korea found that magnetic therapy has the ability to activate a key receptor that instructs cells to die.  This discovery may have a profound effect on cancer treatments (7).

The Korean study published in the journal Nature Materials describe The outside surface of every cell has receptors that act like a chemical lock.  When the appropriate chemical interacts with the receptor it is like a key that unlocks activity within the cell.  Activating a receptor called “death receptor 4” releases a signaling process called cellular apoptosis or programed cell death.

One of the characteristics of cancer cells is that they have lost their natural apoptotic switch.  Most cells have a certain lifespan and then they die while cancer cells resist cellular death and continue to replicate.   Programmed cell death, or apoptosis, as it is known, is one of the body’s ways of getting rid of old, faulty or infected cells.  When we lose this switching mechanism it can lead to malignancy and metastasis (8).

This study was done in a lab dish with colon cancer cells and it showed that magnetic therapy activated the death receptor 4 in these resistant cancer cells.  Another study showed the effectiveness of magnetic therapy and cancer cell apoptosis in zebra fish (9).  However, the study has never been performed in a live body so it is too early to say that this works in live cases.


Using Magnets as a Cancer Therapy:

Most experts still believe the best benefit of magnetic therapy in cancer patients is the negative poles ability to produce alkaline hyperoxia (abundance of oxygen).  Cancer cells form their energy in an anaerobic fermentation state without oxygen and acid is the byproduct.  High levels of oxygen are destructive to cancer formation (10).

Magnetic therapy should never be considered as a sole therapy for cancer but it may have success as an adjunct therapy when used with many other natural or traditional cancer treatments.  According to experts, there are several rules that must be applied if magnets will be a successful adjunct therapy in reducing cancer cell growth.

1)     The Magnetic pole must be entirely negative

2)     The magnetic field should be larger than the primary lesion

3)     Gauss Strength should be greater than 25

4)     Minimal Duration of 20 hours per day of constant usage for no less than 3 months is required in most cases.

5)    Many natural doctors who use magnets swear by super magnets that are an inch in size and diameter and have over 4000 Gauss.

Russian scientists have used magnetic therapy along with chemotherapy and seen much greater success than using either of the therapies alone.  Patients given magnetic therapy have less chemotherapy related symptoms and recover from treatments much quicker (11, 12)

Super magnets are small but pack a ton of Gauss strength.   Experts believe this treatment does not damage healthy cells because healthy cells have a different electromagnetic potential than cancer cells.   Most believe that super magnets only enhances the function of normal healthy cells.

In Discovery of Magnetic Health by George J. Washnis and Richard Z. Hricak quote Robert Barefoot, a bio-chemist who deals with nutrition and disease, as follows:  “The loss of energy from natural magnetic fields means that cellular calcium is not maintained in an active ionized state and so reverts to its inert molecular state and is deposited as a solid substance on cells. The benefit of magnetotherapy is the ability of its magnetic fields to raise pH and thereby ionize the calcium, converting it into biologically active calcium ions (13).”

Budwig Magnetic Protocol:

This is from the Budwig Center who has had great results helping people with terminal cancers.  I agree with much of their philosophy and protocols.

*This therapy could possibly be dubbed “the lazy man’s cure” as you simply sit on, sleep on or wear magnets on your body and you receive the healing benefits. It might seem recommendable for anyone simply as a preventive for any kind of disease. Magnetic therapy combined with the Dr. Budwig formula creates a powerhouse of healing (14).

Dr. Philpott treated a woman, aged 71, who had a basal cell carcinoma on her forehead as a result of intense sunburn. Every night, Dr. Philpott had the woman sleep with a 12,300-gauss magnet placed, negative side down, directly on the cancerous area. In 6 weeks, this pathological spot had dried up and peeled off without a scar, reports Dr. Philpott. Five years later there was still no reappearance of the cancer.

Woman, aged 75, who had a melanoma tumor on her forehead. Dr. Philpott had the woman wear a 3950-gauss magnet over the cancerous growth for 24 hours a day for 3 months. After one month of this treatment, the tumor stopped growing and its soreness eased up; then the tumor started to recede and dry up; after 10 weeks, it literally fell off her forehead.

Neo will be effective over a radius of 6 to 8 inches and penetrate 5 to 6 inches into the area. Rated at 12,300 gauss core/1,500 gauss surface ideal for breast, liver, pancreatic, melanoma, forehead, stomach cancer and tumors – attaches with Medical tape.

How Does Medical Magnetic Therapy Work?

A negative pole magnetic field is applied to the cancer. This changes the pH of the cells, which are too acidic, (cancer cells operate in a pH acid state) making them more alkaline, which is favorable to healing. In addition, the negative magnetic field releases oxygen bound up in the acids of the unhealthy cells. The oxygen then diffuses throughout the cells, restoring health and vitality (15).

A male diagnosed by biopsy of having a prostatic cancer with bone metastasis to the sacral area was treated continuously over the sacral and lower abdominal areas which would radiate into the pelvic area and thus place the pelvic area in the magnetic field. Three months later there was no evidence of bone cancer on X-Ray. The PSA had changed from an original abnormal 28 to a normal 2.

A male in his late 20’s with an inoperable glioblastoma of the brain which had rendered him unconscious and completely unresponsive to the environment was corrected by a continuous negative magnetic field applied to the head. We offer two possibilities:

This very comfortable MAGNETIC HAT uses special neodymium magnets placed strategically on the inside rim. People with a brain tumor wear the hat during the day and sleep on a MAGENTIC PILLOW at night, thus receiving 24/7 therapy.

A female with cancer of the lung with a symptom of loss of appetite breathed negative poled oxygen for a period of four hours and her appetite returned.

A male with cancer had been treated with chemotherapy. Two years later the oncologist decided it would be wise to undergo a second course of chemotherapy. During his first chemotherapy treatment he lost his hair and his fingernails and toenails. During the second course of chemotherapy he did not lose his hair, fingernails or toenails.

Magnets and Cancer from Dr Philpott:

With Cancer there are two factors that are always present. Those two factors are pH acid (instead of pH alkaline state) and lack of oxygen. Medical magnets manipulate those two factors in a totally natural way.

The body through its mechanism of the nervous system and cells that surround the nervous system concentrates the negative electromagnetic field at the site of injury for healing. However the magnets must be kept in place 24/7 to maintain the negative magnetic field and in order for healing to occur.

Contraindications for Magnet Use:

Contraindications to using magnets include pregnant women, individuals with pacemakers and individuals who are hemorrhaging.

Magnets appear to be a safe and effective therapy although there is a lot of variability in results that is based on the size, strength, positioning and time of usage with the magnets.  It is best to use magnets under the guidance of a trained professional for best results.

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Sources For This Article Include:

1. NIH – Magnets for Pain Relief Link Here
2. Yambe T, Inoue A, Sekine K, Shiraishi Y, Watanabe M, Yamaguchi T, Shibata M, Maruyama M, Konno S, Nitta S. Effect of the alternative magnetic stimulation on peripheral circulation for regenerative medicine. Biomed Pharmacother. 2005 Oct;59 Suppl 1:S174-6. PMID: 16275489
3. Roshchin VA. [Evaluation of the local effect of the magnetic field on the human body in laboratory studies]. Gig Tr Prof Zabol. 1985 Jul;(7):33-6. Russian. PMID: 4043778
4. Sieroń A, Cieślar G. [Application of variable magnetic fields in medicine–15 years experience]. Wiad Lek. 2003;56(9-10):434-41. Polish. PMID: 15049208
5. Markov MS. Magnetic field therapy: a review. Electromagn Biol Med. 2007;26(1):1-23. PMID: 17454079
6. Biomagnetics USA – A History Link Here
7. Nature Materials – A magnetic switch for the control of cell death signaling in in vitro and in vivo systems Link Here
8. Nature Reviews – The role of apoptosis in cancer development and treatment response Link Here
9. Kabli S, He S, Spaink HP, Hurlstone A, Jagalska ES, De Groot HJ, Alia A. In vivo magnetic resonance imaging to detect malignant melanoma in adult zebrafish. Zebrafish. 2010 Jun;7(2):143-8. PMID: 20515295
10. Dunn T. Oxygen and cancer. N C Med J. 1997 Mar-Apr;58(2):140-3. PMID: 9088144
11. Solov’eva AS, Samtsov VS, Gorbach IN. [Use of a constant magnetic field for increasing the effectiveness of chemotherapy in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis]. Probl Tuberk. 1987;(8):53-6. Russian. PMID: 3684991
12. Springer Link – Magnetohydrodynamic thermochemotherapy of malignant tumors with nanopreparations with magnetic resonance monitoring Link Here
13. Washnis G, Hricak R. Discovery of Magnetic Health Link Here
14. For Health & Wellness – Cancer, The Magnetic Answer Link Here
15. Null G. Biomagnetic Healing Link Here
Additional Sources For This Article:
R. Ehrenberg. “Cancer cells executed by magnet.” Science News. Oct. 9, 2012.
E. Sohn. “Bionic bacteria.” Science News for Kids. Oct. 21, 2005.
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Dr. Jockers

Dr David Jockers is passionate about seeing people reach their health potential in mind, body and spirit. He is the host of the popular “Dr Jockers Functional Nutrition” podcast and the author of the best-selling books, “The Keto Metabolic Breakthrough” and “The Fasting Transformation.”


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  1. I enjoy reading your weekly newsletter and found the article on Magnetic Therapy quite fascinating. Has this therapy ever been used on patients with a rare blood cancer? And if so, what were the results?

      1. Where can we get a magnetic hat for brain tumor? Also, a magnetic pillow?
        Can you be a coach for this?


    1. Hi Natalia, I have arthritis all over–all major joints. I’ve been going to a Naturopathic Clinic where they have PEMF (Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields mat. I lay on that and have acupuncture done and cupping. I’ve had huge improvements since starting this therapy. So much so we’re going to purchase a PEMF mat for home use.

  2. Hi. It says in your bio that you are a doctor of natural medicine too. Do you treat hepatitis C patients as well? If so, please share an email where I can get more details. Thanks!

  3. Hello, I am very interested in magnetic therapy. I am in the advanced stage of prostate cancer, about to undergo a bone scan to see if it has spread. Dr has given a dismal prognosis at this point. I have a pacemaker/ defibrillator device. Is there no way to utilize the magnets in the prostate region, like in pocketed underwear ? Where can I purchase these magnets ?

  4. Hi Dr. Jockers,
    My name is Jen and I have oligodendroglioma 3. I’m running out of treatment options although recently started up chemo again. I’ve recently started using a magnesphere once a week, I’m thinking this isn’t enough though. What duration of the magnesphere would you suggest?
    Also, do you think compared to the magnesphere would it be better to use the magnetic hat and pillow instead or as well since the magnetic exposure would be more permanent?
    And lastly, any suggestions of where to find a good magnetic pillow and hat?

    Thank you!!!😘

      1. The reason I ask is I had a session while I was pregnant (about 5 1/2 weeks) and I had a miscarriage at about 61/2 weeks.The provider knew I was pregnant. I just need to clarify for me. As this has been a very hard time. I have 13 living children which are all amazing, but I do mourn for the sweet baby no longer with us. I doknow that my Father in Heaven heals all things! Thank you for your time!

  5. FYI, I’ve used biomagnets for pain for years. I’m a chronic pain patient compiling a 300 page eBook. One specific is: A magnet on an acupuncture point reduces its Galvanic Skin Resistance. Bionegative side on the skin for most acupuncture points. 2nd specific: A biomagnet placed on a muscle knot reduces pain/makes the knot softer. 10,000 gauss magnet or stronger. #surviveorthriveopioids

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