Magnetic field therapy has been around longer than current civilization. From the earliest recorded history of medicine, Greek physicians and scientists were intrigued with magnetic substances and the way in which they affected the human body.
Magnets were used and studied by some of the great doctors of yesteryear including the 16th century doctor William Gilbert who was president of the Royal College of Physicians and personal physician to Queen Elizabeth I. In fact Gilbert wrote what is widely regarded as the beginning of modern science and electricity, a book called De Magnete. In Ayurveda too magnets have been used for treating diseases.
Currently there are two great advancements in magnetic field therapies, one is the now popular PEMF (Pulsed electromagnetic field) which is frequency modulated magnetic fields, and the other more natural method is multipolar magnetic field which is gradient modulated.
Magnetic field gradients are integral to life. In nature, magnetic field gradients are found in gravity, temperature changes, light intensity and electric potential in cell membrane. Multipolar magnets are much more effective than the common bipolar type, they generate magnetic field gradients which have very different effects on moving charged particles and as it turns out on nerves and pain as well.
Last year, I discovered one of the last remaining schools of magnetic science, known as Neuromagnetics from Australia. These scientists have been pushing the boundaries of what is possible by making therapeutic magnets that have a near-instant pain relief action. They’ve patented unique designs which involve having multiple symmetrical poles on the same side of the magnet. These designs were innovated based on decades of research and developments passed on by scientists to their assistants and researchers to doctors.
Digging deeper, I found that it’s not a matter of simple construction at all. The magnets have very specific field characteristics optimized to deliver the field to specific parts of the body.
Q Magnets by Neuromagnetics has been online since early 2000s and I find their research and protocols to be thoroughly explained for home-users and professionals alike. They have magnetic therapy protocols based on acupuncture/energy medicine points, physiotherapy principles. All explained via simple images that show magnet placements to target specific pain areas such as knee, neck, shoulders, lower back, etc.
Currently, most therapeutic magnets and magnetic therapy products such as knee braces or bracelets found on Amazon or Walmart all utilize 12 mT/mm power and below bipolar magnets. On the other hand, more significant effects are to be found with Q Magnets with some of them going up to 260 mT/mm with 4-8 poles on the same side.
Currently I use the Q Bonus Package Active Athlete Package, works great for all sorts of localized pain conditions and sports injuries.
For quicker recovery and larger pain areas, the Q28 Blanket works good.
Q Magnets as it turns out have been applied by sports physiotherapists of many international Australian sports stars and some American rugby players as well. They work quite well for healing inflammation resulting from practice and play, and can also be used for prehab.
Besides, helping sports performance, Q Magnets are also frequently deployed by physiotherapists for many different pain conditions.
The great thing about Q Magnets is that they are developed by physiotherapists and neurologists in collaboration, making them really one of the best pain treatment technologies. Having non-invasive and drug-free pain relief has a huge potential in biohacking pain.