Rose, Peter. “Magnetic Therapy Illustrated: Natural Healing and Pain Relief Using Magnets”. Ulysses Press. California: Berkley: 2001.
“What magnets can do is help reduce the pain and improve the blood flow, thereby accelerating chemical re-building and the removal of waste products” (p.71).
Origins of magnetic therapy
“The magnetic properties of lodestones (naturally magnetic rocks) were recorded by the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus in around 600 BCE. (7)
”The ancient Chinese…certainly used magnets and magnetic material to improve the flow of chi, the internal energy that flows around channels of meridians in the body.” (7)
”The Atharva-Veda, the sacred ancient writings of Hinduism, refers to magnets being used to stop bleeding, while Cleopatra supposedly wore a small magnet on her forehead to preserve the fabled beauty.” (7).
“Paracelsus, the Swiss alchemist and physician wrote: “There are qualities in a magnet and one of these qualities is that the magnet also attracts all material humors that are in the human system. The magnet therefore is very useful in all inflammations, influxes and ulcerations in the diseases of the bowels and uterus….” (47).
“…The physician Dr. William Gilbert reputedly prescribed magnets for Queen Elizabeth I.”(7).