The history of the magnetic field therapy

Already in antique Egypt and China iron permanent magnets were used for remedial purposes. Also in the traditional Indian medicine magnets were used already in 600 B.C. for removing heads of the arrow.

As a founder of the modern magnetic field therapy is valid Paracelsus (in 1493-1541). He ascribed the ability to the magnets to charge the vitality of the people again. Besides, he treated different illnesses with magnets.

Among the rest, attempts to utilise artificial magnetic fields for the medicine decrease to the physicists Michael Faraday (1791 - 1867) and Luigi Galvani (1737 - 1798). Faraday explained the process of the electromagnetic induction. Galvani investigated the interrelation of biological functions and electricity. He bound dead frog's legs to the wire grids on his balcony and observed how the frog's legs got with thunderstorm in convulsion.

Alexander Volta (1745 - 1827) explained the interaction between the chemistry of body liquids and the bioelectric processes. Metabolism processes, as they also form the basis of the muscle movement, are steered through the electric loads which our body can generate. This electric field can be influenced by external electric and electromagnetic effect.

Of the physicist Pierre Curie (1859 - 1906) the principle of the "Piezo effect" discovered. It means, a quickened healing with broken bones with the help of electromagnetic fields. This principle is also used even today with the medical treatment by osseous breaks.

While one allowed to flow electric stream by rings or reels, artificial magnetic fields were generated for the first time. The modern pulsating magnetic field therapy is based on this principle. The double American Nobel Prize Laureate Linu C. Pauling (1901 - 1994) had decisive influence on the scientific grounds and advancement of this method. He proved that the ferrous red haemoglobin owns Hämoglobin magnetic qualities (chemical Nobel prize in 1954).