Magnetic Therapy
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Learn about the natural health benefits of Magnetic Therapy & find an Magnetic Therapy practitioner/clinic in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to assist you further within New Zealand.


Definition: Legend has it that Cleopatra wore magnetic bracelets and necklaces for healing.
Dr. Franz Mesmer introduced "animal magnetism” technique in 1766.
Therapy Type:
  Energy Healing


Magnetic therapy, or electromagnetic therapy as it is also known, is a type of alternative treatment which utilizes the electrical currents and energy of magnets to encourage through the stimulation of cells, physical and mental healing within the body.  The human body is akin to the earth in the sense that they both produce magnetic and electric fields.
Electromagnetic therapists from this basis believe that, interactions between the earth, the body and other electromagnetic fields has the ability to alter humans emotionally and physically.  Magnetic fields created by magnets can permeate the body, affecting the functioning of individual cells.  The result of which can see improvements in the effectiveness of the nervous system and other organs.  Therapists maintain that for the body to maintain good health, the body’s electromagnetic field must be in balance.
Typically, magnetic field therapy is applied to the outside of the body.
The magnets used may be electrically charged in order to deliver an electrical pulse to the treated area.  Alternatively, the therapy may be applied in conjunction with acupuncture needles which treat blocked energy pathways in the body.  The magnets can also be ‘static’, i.e. no electrical charge, and instead remain stationary on the treated area for periods of time to deliver continuous treatment.  The World Health Organization has stated that magnetic therapy is safe and has no known health risks.  However, treatment should not be used by anyone wearing a pacemaker or any other implanted electro-medical device.


Magnetic Therapy may treat the following physical and mental conditions:

  • Abscess (Boils)
  • Acne
  • Addictions
  • Anemia
  • Angina
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis (& Rheumatoid)
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bladder problems
  • Blood Pressure (High/Low)
  • Bronchitis
  • Burns
  • Cancers
  • Cellulite Deposits
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Circulation Problems
  • Common Cold
  • Colitis
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhoea
  • Earache/Infection
  • Eczema
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye Problems/Cataract
  • Flatulence
  • Flu/Influenza
  • Foot Pain/Heel Spurs
  • Gallstones
  • Glands (Swollen)
  • Hair Loss
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Infections (Bacterial/Fungal)
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Learning Disorders
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sinusitis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Whiplash



Many people choose to use magnets on their own.  It is advisable to receive magnetic therapy under the guidance of a doctor or body worker such as a massage therapist. It is believed that magnets must be placed precisely to have an effect.You may be advised to purchase small magnetic devices that can be secured to the ailing body part with tape, elastic bandages, or Velcro. These magnets typically generate a magnetic field ranging from 250 to 500 gauss--about 10 times stronger than the magnets on your refrigerator.Depending on how much pain you are experiencing, you might be advised to keep the magnets in place for as little as five minutes or to wear them for a number of hours every day over several weeks.  If you are trying magnets to help cure insomnia, your doctor may suggest a magnetic pillow or mattress pad.Magnetic insoles are also often suggested to supply more energy to your feet and legs which helps bring comfort and pain relief for tired, aching feet.  These magnets may be worn for just a few minutes or for weeks depending on the severity of your condition.To date, there has not been enough research completed to determine what, if any, gauss level is high enough to be harmful.  However, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines generate magnetic fields as high as 15,000 gauss with no known harmful side effects.  Hence, magnetic therapy advocates claim that the strength of therapeutic magnets poses no health risk.


Most people find Magnetic Therapy deeply relaxing and enjoy the tension it releases throughout the body.  It is also a safe and non-invasive form of treatment when carried out by a qualified therapist.  It is wise to carry out some research and select a therapist who is either a member of, or accredited by, an association or professional body such as the Massage Association of New Zealand (MNZ).  Magnetic Therapists are obligated to a code of ethics and procedure that determines the therapy is carried out in a suitable and safe environment.  These regulations also guarantee a specialist who has undergone certifiable training and receives professional upskilling.

The Wellness Directory provides a ready-made referral list of certified Magnetic Practitioners within your region.  We fully encourage you to do some independent research by checking out individual credentials, i.e. experience, training, qualifications, relevant client feedback and so forth.

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