Hi, my name is Dr. Kim Makoi. I’m a Holistic
Chiropractor from San Francisco and this is Do Magnets Influence Health? There are many
theories about why or how magnets may influence health and there’s still a lot of research
left to be done in this area. But for now it’s safe to say that a magnetic force definitely
can influence the physiology and, the physiology and things that are going on in the body.
If a question is, how much does it influence and what sorts of things are real applications?
Magnets are already use in the health care field. On a intense powerful scale, there’s
the MRI machine which is Magnetic Resonance Imaging and that’s one application of magnets.
Most people who think of magnet therapy think of bracelets and different things to put on
the body to influence pain, increase circulation, things of that sort. Some of the theories
about why magnet healing might help with blood flow is because there is iron in the blood
and magnets exert influence on iron particles. Most of the cells in the body do have a polarity
and a lot of the tissues in the body are electro-sensitive. So there, those are other mechanisms by which
magnet therapy may influence the health of the body. It’s also important to note that
anything that can influence the body can also over-influence the body. So if a little bit
of magnet seems to help with the symptom, it’s not always true that adding a lot more
magnets would help even more. Sometimes they can even make people feel worse. So as with
any alternative healing method, use some common sense and if your symptoms are not resolving
or if they’re getting worse, make sure to check in with your doctor.