-- Posted by Indianna
on Oct. 4, 2001
Does anyone know of a supplier of a rug with magnets which
is not horribly expensive? The only one I've seen so far
is in the CAM catalogue at £174!
Also has anyway any experience of using magnetic healing aids
and if so, did they work?
-- Posted by TF1 on 1:40 pm on Oct. 4, 2001
magnetic rugs are expensive I think.
I've got magnetic boots for my horse (£65) and I think they
are very good.
What is the reason you want a rug? Is it anything in
-- Posted by Alison on 1:40 pm on Oct. 4, 2001
All the magnetic rugs I have seen are expensive but I know
of a couple of people who have used them and swear by them.
I have used magnetic boots to help my horse returning from
injury and then seemed to do a lot for him. I know some people
think they have calming properties but I am not so sure on
but I would agree with the healing properties of the magnets.
The magnets work by increasing the level of activity of the
ions in the blood flow and so it has been proved that you
don't necessarily need to put a magnet on the back to improve
the blood flow as the blood is pumped regularly around the
whole body and so as long as the magnet is at a point where
the blood is close to the surface it will theoretically effect
the whole body and improve circulation generally!
-- Posted by TF1 on 1:45 pm on Oct. 4, 2001
Oops just tried that link and it doesn't work but if you go
to google.com and put in equine therapy, go to page 2 and
there is a link there for Equine Therapy at Northfield
Farmhouse, that's the one it should be!!
-- Posted by Indianna on 1:47 pm on Oct. 4, 2001
Thanks to you both - I'll try the website. The rug
idea is one of many that we are coming up with as a last
resort for my youngster. He has been lame for nearly 4
months and after nearly £4,000 worth of veterinary
investigation we still don't know why! He is now
undergoing physio and the physio believes that his back is
very, very sore. The saddle was checked (again) by a
different saddler who felt that the saddle was not fitting
correctly. I'm not sure if the saddle is/was causing the
lameness (its worse under saddle) as the fitting was not
really terrible just slightly so! The horse also put up
a major fight about loading to go to our last vet appointment
and may well have hurt his back during this time (he spent
nearly 2 hours on his hind legs!).
I thought perhaps that a magnetic rug MIGHT just help .... I'm
at my wits end with the lameness as he is only just 4 yrs old.
-- Posted by AlisonWoods on 1:50 pm on Oct. 4, 2001
I was bought a magnetic wrist band by my mother at Burghly
which I find quite effective. Having read the material
it seems that the magnets do not need to work on a specific
area but on the bloodflow. So would you need a magnetic
rug or could you get by with boots?
I posted some of the info from articles etc in an earlier
thread but hope it will help you if I post it again here.
Apologies for the length of my post.
How does magnetism help our bodies? Basically our bodies
require continual maintenance. Essential to this is the
provision of oxygen and enzymes to all our body cells and the
removal of waste products from them. Blood, the body's
great transport system, carries oxygen, nutrients and enzymes
to our tissues through a network of arteries and capillaries.
It then carries the waste material in veins back to the
lungs and kidneys for excretion. The actual 'carrier' of
oxygen in the blood is haemoglobin, which contains ionised
iron molecules to which oxygen temporarily bonds during
transportation from the lungs to the tissues. The carbon
dioxide produced in the tissues during metabolism is carried
away primarily in the form of bicarbonate ions, which are
soluble in the blood plasma.
It is believed that the positive effect of magnotherapy is
attributed to the blood's ability, subsequent to passing
through the specific magnetic field, to absorb and carry
larger amounts of oxygen and nutrients as well as larger
amounts of waste products. This process is called
'Ionisation by Magnetic Induction' (IMI). Healing can be
accelerated and pain reduced by an improved circulation and
supply of the body's requirements.
Extract from the Camborne, Redruth & District Free Gazette
EXPLAINING MAGNOTHERAPY AND ITS BENEFITS FOR SPORTS PEOPLE AND
HEALTH & FITNESS ENTHUSIASTS
How Does Magnotherapy Work?
The benefits of magnotherapy have been well documented in
recent years by the many people who have undeniably benefited
from its use - both to aid healing and to alleviate pain.
But, how exactly does magnotherapy work?…
The pain relieving and healing benefits of magnotherapy are
the result of a change in the body's pH levels caused by
Stress and inflammation (together with the resulting pain
experienced by many sports people and health & fitness
enthusiasts) usually causes an excess of lactic acid to be
produced by the body.
The importance of maintaining the correct pH balance is vital
to the life of cells in the body - but the pH level of a cell
can only be neutralised by the movement of electrons in and
out of the cell. Therefore an acidic cell (low pH) can
be nuetralised by accepting electrons, and an alkaline cell
(high pH) can be neutralised by donating electron.
The movement of electrons in the body is the fundamental
action of magnotherapy. In other words, without the
movement of electrons, pH levels cannot change and the
benefits are not felt.
Magnotherapy can play an important role in maintaining the
correct pH levels which are important to optimum health and
Magnotherapy and Healing - The Proof
Magnotherapy has been successfully used to help promote
connective tissue healing and repair, musculoskeletal pain
relief, bone repair and the acceleration of the healing of
fractures - problems commonly experienced by sports people.
Thermography (heat) trials have shown an increase in blood
flow when magnets are used2.
Scintigraphy scanning (which measures the metabolic uptake of
an injected substance) has shown a 30% increase in the rate of
substance uptake in the soft tissues, and in the bone of a
leg, treated with magnets2.
Magnotherapy and Pain Relief - The Proof
Magnotherapy can help to reduce pain which has not been
effectively controlled by medication.
In a double-blind, placebo controlled study, patients were
treated with magnets applied to the skin. A
statistically significant reduction in lower back pain was
observed. The pain relief was significantly greater than
the placebo group where unmagnetised pads were used2.
Why is it Important to Use Central Reverse Polarity Magnets?
Central Reverse Polarity (CRP) magnets are superior to any
other static magnet because they are specifically designed to
move electrons. As the moving of electrons is the
fundamental action of magnotherapy, which enables the body's
pH levels to change, it is clear why it is important to choose
a high quality CRP magnet.
How Can Magnotherapy Help Sporting Enthusiasts?
Many sporting injuries/conditions are the result of excess
lactic acid production. This has a detrimental effect on
the body's pH balance and triggers the brain to respond as
Magnotherapy can help to increase the cellular oxygen levels,
increase fluid and gas circulation by dilating blood vessels,
improve cell permeability, reduce imflammation and normalise
pH levels in the body thus relieving pain2.
It is thought that the magnetic field influences ionic
exchange across cell membranes thus influencing the metabolism
of waste products left behind by injury.
By increasing the circulation to and around an injury site,
pain can be alleviated and the healing process accelerated.
Magnotherapy can help to improve recovery rates after
exercising, competing or illness and can also help to boost
1 Vaclavek MV Doctor; Magnotherapy the pHacts (1999)
2 Ecoflow data on file
Written by Ron McAndrews, Athletics Coach & England Team
-- Posted by issyhotten on 2:10 pm on Oct. 4, 2001
My friend got magnets from somewhere and sewed them into a
summer sheet, which is then used under the night rug.