The New Magnetic Medicine

Author: Pawluk W
Assistant Professor. Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD
Conference/Journal: Whole Person Health Summit, 2nd Qigong Summit
Date published: 2005
Other: Pages: 60 , Word Count: 149

Magnets have been used for healing for millennia in various cultures. Over the past 40 years, a large body of research has been accumulated on the biological and health effects of nonionizing magnetic fields, across a good part of the electromagnetic spectrum. There are hundreds of studies in humans, including randomized controlled trials, and tens of thousands of studies in animals and in vitro conditions. There are now many congresses annually, several journals, and multiple scholarly societies where all aspects of EMF's are being discussed. The FDA is approving an increasing number of magnetic devices for use in clinical medicine. There is an NIH-funded study on a pulsed ELF magnetic pad for rheumatoid arthritis. The current research is beyond the level of conjecture, anecdote or case series. The use of magnets or magnetic fields in medicine is coming of age and is, without question, becoming a new branch of medicine.