Magnetic therapy is a non-traditional method of alleviating pain. In the 1970’s, Albert Roy Davis, PhD claimed that magnetic therapy could kill malignant cells and promote fertility. There have also been studies on magnetic therapy in recent years. Some were inconclusive, but others suggested that static magnetic fields do have a positive effect on the human body.

Static Magnetic Field: How it Works for Pain Relief

All static magnets have an unchanging force measured in gauss (G) or tesla (T, one unit of which is equivalent to 10,000G). They are different from electromagnets, which only produce magnetic force when an electric current runs through them.

Magnetic therapy stems from the belief that the body emits electromagnetic pulses (due primarily to blood, which contains 70% of the body’s iron). When they are in contact with static magnetic fields, we can help the body heal itself. To treat pain, therapists place magnets directly on those problem areas to stimulate blood flow and promote faster healing.

Magnetic accessories for pain relief are 200G or higher. These charges are safe when worn against the skin, but physicians still don’t recommend them for pregnant women, people who wear pacemakers, and people who use defibrillators and insulin pumps (the magnetic field may interfere with these devices).

Hematite’s Magnetic Properties

In Feng Sui, hematite promotes mental focus, healing, and stabilization. In ancient times, the Greeks used crushed hematite for protection and diviners used the stone for fortune telling.

Today, people carry or wear hematite charms to stay grounded. According to, hematite stones also detoxify the body, mind and spirit. It is an iron-based stone, and although it is not ferromagnetic, it helps maintain the charge of nerve cells and regulate blood flow. These are capabilities aligned with magnetic therapy for pain relief.

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How people respond to magnetic therapy varies. There are some who experience noticeable changes, while others experience minimal to none. To be safe, use magnetic therapy to supplement your medical treatment, and let your physician know so that he or she may warn you if it interferes with your current treatment.