Magnetic therapy is a type of physical therapy during which the body is exposed to a low-frequency magnetic field. Cells and colloidal systems in the body contain ions that can be affected by magnetic forces. When the tissue is exposed to pulsed magnetic fields, a weak electrical current is induced activating all cells that are exposed to it.
Tissue treated with the help of a magnetic field with suitably selected biotrophic parameters, results in the increased activity of the cell’s surface, further increasing its membrane potential, eventually resulting in the balancing of the intracellular potential. You can get more information about magnetic field therapy through https://www.sheldonwellness.com/services/magnetic-field-therapy/.
Effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields on tissue:
- Improving the permeability of the cellular membrane affects cell metabolism and allows for quicker absorption of swelling. It helps in healing bone fractures as well as open wounds of the skin and subcutaneous tissue.
- A pulsed magnetic field reduces the transmission of painful sensations from the nerve endings to the central nervous systems, further reducing pain (acting as a pain-killer).
- Within a couple of minutes, it expands blood vessels in the affected area and improves the circulation of blood.
- Magnetic therapy is not addictive and has no known side effects. The patient does not experience any negative sensations during treatment. Magnetic field pulses penetrate evenly across body tissue so the patient does not need to take off any clothes.
It can also penetrate through plaster casts. Metal implants are not an obstruction either as in modern usage, they are no longer ferromagnetic in nature.