Magnetic therapy is a direction in physiotherapy based on the effect of a low-frequency magnetic field on the affected area or the body as a whole. The tissues of the body are not magnetized, but magnetic properties are transmitted to the individual components of the body (lymph, blood).
The main purpose of magnetic therapy is to combat pain. When exposed to a magnetic field, people with severe injuries, ailments associated with arthritis and osteoarthritis have a reduced pain. Also, magnetic therapy is successfully used to relieve inflammation and resorption of hematomas.
One of the most important advantages of this method of treatment is that it is easily tolerated even by debilitated patients and the elderly. In addition to relieving pain, there is an improvement in the general condition of the body.
Effects of magnetic therapy
- improvement of overall health, sleep normalization;
- weakening or complete disappearance of pain;
- improvement of the properties of blood trace elements;
- improvement of joint mobility;
- reduction of lymph nodes;
- lowering blood pressure;
- temperature normalization;
- cleansing of the urinary tract;
- restoration of peripheral nerve function;
- normalization of blood sugar levels;
- resorption of infiltrative tissue.
Indications and contraindications
Magnetic therapy is successfully used in treatment of the diseases:
- cardiovascular system (hypertension in I art. A and II art. B, vegetative-vascular dystonia, venous diseases);
- respiratory organs (bronchitis, sinusitis, pneumonia);
- gastrointestinal tract (gastritis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, spastic colitis, gastric ulcer);
- musculoskeletal system (arthrosis, arthritis, osteochondrosis);
- musculoskeletal system (purulent-inflammatory processes, soft tissue diseases);
- nervous system (neuralgia, neuropathy, dyscirculatory encephalopathy, sleep disorders, initial manifestations of insufficient blood supply to the brain, neuroses, consequences of injuries, sleep disorders);
- ears (otitis and inflammation);
- eyes (conjunctivitis, glaucoma in the initial stage, keratitis, iritis, optic nerve atrophy);
- genitourinary system (urethritis, cystitis, pyelonephritis, metritis, prostatitis, adnexitis, impotence, infertility);
- skin (psoriasis, neurodermatitis, burns, frostbite);
- teeth (gingivitis, inflammation of the oral mucosa, periodontitis);
Contraindications to magnetic therapy:
- pathology of the blood coagulation system,
- postinfarction condition, angina, arrhythmia.
The course of treatment is selected by the doctor based on your disease and individual characteristics of the body. Usually the course of treatment lasts about a month, the best results are observed when undergoing a full course of treatment. In some cases, the course of magnetic therapy should be repeated in some period of time.