With all of these scientific findings, it is easy to see why magnetic field therapy is rapidly gaining in popularity.
Because magnetic field therapy allows athletes to stay healthy with a minimum amount of time, administration, and expense (it can be used while the athlete is practicing or even competing), trainers and medical personnel would do well to investigate its potential use in their programs.
Magnetic field therapy uses magnetic energy that is produced by the motion of electrical and electronic charge (Whitaker and Adderly, 1998).
These physical effects, which do exist, provide the basis for a quasi-scientific theory to account for the purported effects of static magnetic field therapy. Weintraub (1999) used 475 gauss in diabetic peripheral neuropathy whereas, Carter et al.
Key words Science of Unitary Human Beings, magnetic field therapy, pain, power
Magnetic field therapy is a noninvasive health promoting modality which has been used since ancient times.
Since the experiences of pain and power are different manifestations of well-being, which evolve through an individual's mutual process with the environment, the individual's choice of strategies to change pain and power must take into account different environmental factors such as magnetic field therapy. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore pain and power over time among persons with chronic primary headache who were randomized to participate in magnetic field therapy, placebo therapy or standard therapy.
Davis and Rawls' (1974) theory of magnetic fields provided the rationale for the magnetic field therapy. Their theory of magnetic fields encompasses four characteristics which are different from the conventional theory of magnetic fields: (1) magnetic fields flow in a broken eight (8) figure fashion from one pole to the other rather than flowing in a semi-circle fashion; (2) the vortex of magnetic fields travels in both directions, south pole to the north pole and vice versa instead of travelling from the south pole to the north pole; (3) the flow of the magnetic fields of each pole is opposite rather than the same directional flow; and (4) the north and south pole magnetic fields are two separate energies which have different functions rather than being the same.
Magnetic Field Therapy. Magnetic field therapy uses magnetic fields to promote health.
This empirical literature on magnetic field therapy and its relation to healing is not consistent.