Magnetic Therapy vs. Biomagnetic Pair Therapy
The reason that there is so little
research done in the field of magnetic therapy, and especially Biomagnetic Pair therapy,
lies in the fact that patenting and trademarking techniques related to
static magnets is not possible. The law does not permit the patenting of
processes that are naturally occurring, such as magnetic fields.
Because the medical and scientific industries are unable to benefit
financially from such studies, they are less inclined to conduct
extensive research into their efficacy. We often read reports and
articles refuting claims that magnetic therapy works. Not surprisingly,
this negative propaganda is brought to us by the medical establishment and its omnipresent lobby,
which stand to lose a great deal of their market share to alternative
therapies which they find economically limiting.
There is an important difference between traditional magnetic therapy and Biomagnetic Pair therapy as taught by Dr. Isaac Goiz Durán. The ancient art of magnetic therapy dates back thousands of years to Egyptian and Chinese cultures, and perhaps others. Today, many veterinarians use magnet therapy to quickly heal broken bones of horses and livestock (Null, G. 1998). The use of magnetic therapy has also been recommended by athletics professionals to speed up the healing of sports injuries (1998). However, magnetic therapy, as practices for centuries, is applied for the treatment of pain relief and improved blood flow. The theory behind this application says that the negative (north) magnetic fields of static magnets greatly increases blood flow around injuries, helping blood cells fight infection more effectively. For the treatment to be even remotely effective, the correct strength is necessary. For example, a refrigerator magnet is around 200 Gauss. Therapeutic
magnets that are commonly used for "magnetic therapy" measure anywhere from 400 to 800 Gauss. Biomagnetic Pair therapy, on the other hand, uses magnets of two poles measuring anywhere from 3,000 Gauss to 10,000 Gauss.
In one study, a double-blind,
trial of 64 people with
of the knee compared the effects of strong alternating polarity magnets with the effects of a deliberately weak unipolar magnet.
Researchers used the weakened magnet as a control group so
that participants wouldn’t find it easy to break the blind by testing
the magnetism of their treatment. After 1 week of therapy, 68% of the participants using the
strong magnets (called the treatment group) reported relief, compared to
27% in the control group. The difference was statistically significant. Two out of four other subjective measurements of disease
severity also showed statistically significant improvements. However, no
significant improvements were seen in objective evaluations of the
condition, such as blood tests for inflammation severity or physician’s
assessment of joint tenderness, swelling, or range of motion. This study
suggests that magnet therapy may reduce the pain of rheumatoid
arthritis without altering actual inflammation. However, the mixture of
statistically significant and insignificant results indicates that a
larger trial is necessary to factor out "statistical noise." (Author unknown. http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=33778)
Another radical difference between the two therapies is that standard magnet therapy does not consider the duality of biomangetic charge buildup in the body. According to magnet therapy, one magnet of a single pole may be placed on any injured organ or tissue to reduce inflammation or pain with only that goal; to reduce swelling and reduce pain. Biomagnetic Pair, on the other hand, uses the principles of pathogenesis, and duality. For every negatively charged point in the body that is harboring a toxic microorganism, another corresponding opposite charge is creating a resonance with another pathogen, hence the term Pair. One pathogen creates or sustaining an acid environment communicates with the microorganism creating and sustaining the alkaline environment. However, only the pathogen on the acid side is creates symptomatology. These imbalanced poles are neutralized with two magnets of opposite poles, thereby destroying the pathogen that thrived in that pH (or energetic charge).
Quoting Dr. Richard Broeringmeyer,
"It has been clinically established that north pole energy
arrests protein activity, draws fluids, contracts, vaso-constricts,
increases alkalinity, acts to sedate or inhibit pain, decreases
activity, increases potassium ions, decreases abnormal calcium
ions and decreases hydrogen ion concentration. The north pole
can be said to be the normalizing energy. It normalizes the
alkaline state of the body but never produces an overly alkaline condition. It oxygenates the body but never produces oxidized
free radicals. It has a normalizing effect no matter how long
Magnetic therapy is limited to healing based on electromagnetic energy from which the body may benefit. This requires, in most cases, only one side of the magnet; north.
This differs from Biomagnetic Pair therapy in many respects. First, the theory behind Dr. Goiz Durán's technique is that micro organisms that cause various symptoms in the human body are responsible for diseases and syndromes for which science has not found a true cause. However, Dr. Goiz discovered that the pathogens in our body are, to a great extent, reliant upon a pH environment suitable for their needs (Dr. Goiz, 1995). Acid environments; those that have large quantities of Hydrogen ions in their molecular composition, are said to be hospitable for viruses and fungi. Conversely, the alkaline areas of the body are identified by Dr. Goiz as being those hospitable to bacteria and parasites, generally. To those points, positive magnets are placed.
As can be seen, the two concepts differ in the way they heal. One by stimulating blood flow through veins, arteries and capillaries, and electromagnetic flow through the nervous system, while the other by altering the terrain where pathogens are disturbing equilibrium.
1998 (Null, G, Koesler, R) Healing with Magnets. Carroll and Graf Publishers, New York NY.
Dr. Goiz, I. (n.d.). Biomagnetísmo Médico. Retrieved from http://www.biomagnetismo.biz/bio.html
Dr. Goiz, I. (1995). The biomagnetic pair. (p. 28). Mexico City, Mexico: Secretaria de Educacion Publica.