Physical Therapy, Electromagnetic Field
What is magnetic therapy
Magnetic therapy uses only the magnetic part of the electromagnetic field for healing purposes. The treated body part is exposed to an artificial magnetic field that induces weak electric changes in the tissues. The magnetic field used in medicine is usually pulsating and it is applied via various types of applicators depending on the nature and location of the health problems (magnetic pads, blanket, cylinder). During the application of a pulsating magnetic field, the patient usually feels no special perception (no heat, sound nor tingling). The patient is dressed during the procedure. The treatment may be provided even in case of non-metallic bandages, casts or braces in place.
How magnetic therapy helps
The magnetic field affects the cellular metabolism so that it works more efficiently, along with improved blood flow – this results in the regeneration of cells, thereby supporting the healing process (proven in broken bones and sprained joints). Moreover, the magnetic field also suppresses pain and swelling, relieves muscle contractions and enhances immune processes in the body.