Applied BioMagnetics

Copyright 1995-98 - R. C. Schafer, DC, PhD, FICC



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Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

THE REFINEMENT OF THERAPEUTIC BIOMAGNETICS -17
Through the Ages -17
Current Concepts -19
Technical impetus -20
Our extrinsic and intrinsic environment -21
The immunologic link -22
The Body and Its Electromagnetic Basis -22
Our intimate atmosphere -23
Body polarity -24
Effects of blood exposure -25
The pineal body -26

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF CLINICAL APPLICATION -27
North Pole Effects (Similar to Negative Biologic Voltage) -27
South Pole Effects (Similar to Positive Biologic Voltage) -28
Clinical Precautions and Contraindications -29
Application of Magnets Used in the Clinical Setting -29
Application of Magnets Used in Diagnosis and Investigation -30
Cellular Renewal -30
Cell division -30
Magnetic response -32
Magnetic frequencies -33
Consciousness frequencies -33
Origin and replenishment of human fields -34
Activity and rest -35
Respiration and air ions -36

BASIC PHYSIOLOGIC EFFECTS OF MAGNETIC ENERGY-37
Enhanced Healing -37

OXYGENATION AND ALKALIZATION FACTORS -37

AMINO ACIDS-38

TRAUMATIC OR PATHOGENIC SWELLING-38

INFLAMMATION -39

PAIN CONTROL -39
Neurologic Implications -39
Space -40
Negative vs Positive Magnetic Energy-40


2. PRACTICAL TECHNOLOGY

MAGNETIC POLES -42

INVESTIGATIVE PIONEERS -43

MAGNETISM -43
Natural vs Artificial Magnets -44
Natural magnets -44
Manufactured magnets -44
Artificial magnets -44
Polarity -45
Measurement -46
Unipole vs bipole magnets -46
The Magnetic Field -48
Lines of Force-49
The Constitution of Magnetism -50
The nature of magnetism -50
Holography and expanding this principal biologically -50
Terrestrial Magnetism -51
Nonclinical Uses of Magnets -53
Magnetic Strength -54

THE EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD -55
The Magnetosphere -55
The Magnetic Equator -56
Earth's Magnetic Flow -57
Terminology -59
Gravity -60

MAGNETISM AND ELECTRICITY -60
Solenoids and Electromagnets -62
Diamagnetism, Paramagnetism, and Ferromagnetism -63
Atomic principles of magnetic response -63
Paramagnetism -64
Ferromagnetism-64
Domains -65

EFFECTS OF MAGNETIC FIELDS ON LIVING ORGANISMS-65
General Considerations -66
Lower Animal Studies -66
Effect on Seeds and Plant Metabolism-67
Fowl Studies -67
Rodent and Higher Animal Studies -68
Longevity and Health Studies -69
Interpretation Guidelines -70
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Force Fields -70
Physical creativity -71
The unfolding mystery -72
Interfield Communication -73

3. SIGNIFICANT CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS

TECHNIQUE CONSIDERATIONS -76
Physiologic Effects -76
Positioning Magnets on the Head -76
Monopolar Exposure -79
Stacking Magnets to Increase Size or Strength -79
Right-Angle Applications -79
Nuclear vs Electron Magnetic Resonance Responses -80
Magnetoelectric energy -80
Resonance responses-80

COMBATING INFECTION -81
The Hypothalamus Factor -82
Bacterial Infection -82
Fungal Infection -83
Viral Infection -84

ENHANCING TRADITIONAL THERAPY -84
Establishing an Antibiotic Environment -84
Magnetized Saline Solution -85
Magnetized Oxygen Therapy -85
Water in Hygiene -86
Magnet-Exposed Water -86
The Nutritional Link -86

ENHANCED SLEEP INDUCTION-87
Insomnia -88
Improvising a Magnetic Bed -88
Jet Lag -88

SIDE EFFECTS, PRECAUTIONS, AND CONTRAINDICATIONS -88

INVESTIGATIVE RATIONALE IN CANCER -89

4. ADJUNCTIVE BIOMAGNETIC APPLICATIONS AND RESEARCH

PROTOCOLS

INTRODUCTION -92
Variables to Be Considered -92
Size and Strength of Typical Clinical Magnets -93
Positive Polarity -93
Spinal therapy -94
Areas of Controversy -96
Preventive Rationale and Routines -96

PAIN CONTROL -96
Magnetic Anesthesia -97
Control of Chronic Pain -97
Headaches and Other Neuralgias -98

MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS -98
Arthritis -98
Bone Repair and Related Disorders -99
Fracture -99
Phantom limb -100
Bone Spurs and Calcium Deposits -100
Bursitis-100
Edema, Posttraumatic -100
Intervertebral Disc Syndrome -101
Lower Extremity Circulatory Insufficiency -101
Myalgia-101
Osteoporosis-101
Postmenopausal osteoporosis -101
Scar Tissue -102
Functional Scoliosis-102
Shoulder Girdle Spasticity-102
Soft-Tissue Trauma (Bruises, Strains/Sprains) -102
Bleeding, clot formation -103
Spasms and Cramps-103
Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis -103
Tennis Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) 103
Whiplash Syndrome -103

NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS -104
Cerebellar Vestibular Syndrome (CVS)-104
Claudication, Intermittent -104
Deafness -104
Low-Back Pain Syndromes -105
Motion Sickness -105
Nervousness -105
Neuritis -105
Posttraumatic Central/Peripheral Nerve Syndromes -105
Seizures -105

MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL DISORDERS -106
Importance of Pineal Function -106
Anxiety and Depression -107
Anxiety -107
Panic attacks -107
Depression -107
Confusion and Disorientation -108
Emotional Overstress -108
Hyperkinesis and Other Childhood Behavioral Disorders -108
Schizophrenia-108

DIGESTIVE TRACT DISORDERS-109
Constipation or Diarrhea -110
Gallbladder Diseas-1110
Gingivitis and Other Dental Problems -110
Hemorrhoids -110
Indigestion -110
Nausea -111
Peptic Ulcers -112
Toothache -112
Toxicosis, Intrinsic -112

METABOLIC, IMMUNOLOGIC, AND RELATED DISORDERS -113
Adenopathy -113
Allergic States (Food) -113
Alzheimer's Disease -113
Blood pH -113
Calculi (Renal or Urinary Bladder) -114
Diabetes Mellitus -114
Gaucher's Disease -115
Gout -115
Hypoglycemia -116
Hypothyroidism -116
Lupus Erythematosus -116
Obesity -116
Local cellulite deposition -116
Osteomyelitis or Gangrene -116
Parathyroid Malfunction and Calcium Control -117
Parkinsonism -117

CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS -117
Aortic Stenosis -117
Atherosclerosis and Hypercholesterolemia -118
Hypertension -118
Hypotension -118
Transient Ischemia (Cerebral) Attacks -118

RESPIRATORY DISORDERS -119
Apnea -119
Asthma and Bronchitis -119
Bronchiectasis and Emphysema -119
Cough -119
Influenza -119
Laryngeal Polyp -120
Laryngitis, Pharyngitis, and Tonsillitis -120
Pleurisy --120
Pneumonia -120
Pneumonitis -121
Pulmonary Congestion -121
Sinusitis -122
Upper Respiratory Infections -122

DISORDERS AFFECTING THE SKIN, NAILS, OR HAIR -122
Acne -122
Athletes Foot and Fungus Nail Infections -122
Burns -123
Cosmetic Wrinkle Therapy -123
Herpes -123
Oral and facial -123
Genital -123
Shingles -124
Warts -124
Wound Healing Enhancement -124

OPHTHALMIC DISORDERS -124
Dry Eye -124
Glaucoma -125

UROGENITAL DISORDERS -125
Bladder infection -125
Cystitis -125
Fibroid Tumors -125
Hypermenorrhagia -125
Kidney Infection -125
Menopause Syndrome -126
Menstrual Cramps or Premenstrual Syndrome -126
Ovarian Cysts -126
Prostate Disorders -126
Prostatitis and/or hypertrophy (benign or malignant) -126
Underfunction -126
Chronic Renal Malfunction -126

OTHER ENTITIES UNDER INVESTIGATION -127
Addiction Syndromes -127
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Epstein-Barr, etc) -128
Mammary Neoplasm -128
Otitis Media (Uncomplicated) -128

5. CORRELATION WITH OTHER APPROACHES AND PHILOSOPHIES

CHIROPRACTIC AND OSTEOPATHY -129

MERIDIAN THERAPY AND THE MYSTERY OF CHI -130
Magnetic Anesthesia vs Acupuncture -131

HOMEOPATHY -132

NUTRITIONAL THERAPY -132

MOLECULAR PSYCHIATRY -132
Are Thoughts Things? -133

THE HUMAN AURA -134
infrared Photography -134
Electronic Fields -134

QIGONG, POLARITY THERAPY & LAYING ON OF HANDS -135
The Body's Microvoltages -135
Background -135
Early findings and observations -136
Later findings -136
Qigong -138
Research findings -138
Methodology -139
Polarity Therapy -140
Background -140
Basic methodology -141
Therapeutic Touch -142
Touch for Health -142

PERTINENT HERMETIC LAWS -142
The Principle of Correspondence. -143
The Principle of Vibration -143
The Principle of Polarity --144
The Principle of Rhythm -145
The Principle of Cause and Effect -146

COLOR THERAPY -147

PHOTIC STIMULATION -147

THE BASIC MIND-BODY RELATIONSHIP -148

"PERSONAL MAGNETISM" OR CHARISMA -149

6. ELECTROMAGNETIC DEFICIT AND POLLUTION

ELECTROMAGNETIC DEFICIENCY SYNDROME -150

AMALGAM DENTAL FILLINGS -150

ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION -151

BIOLOGIC CONTAMINATION -152
Background -152
Are Common Environmental Fields a Threat to Health? -153
Is Prevention a Concern? -153
Measurement of Minute Environmental Frequencies -157

SAFEGUARDS AGAINST ADVERSE EXPOSURE -158

7. A LOOK AHEAD

INNATE INTELLIGENCE -159

EVOLVING MIND/BODY INVESTIGATIONS-160
Ongoing Biomagnetics Research -160
Effects of Overstress -161
Belief Systems -161
Mysteries Unveiling? -162

THE NEWEST SCIENCE -163

GLOSSARY -166

APPENDIX

MAGNETIC SUPPLIES -185
Enviro-Tech Products -185
SEMINARS -185
RESOURCE GUIDES -186
Books -186
Journals -190
Audio Cassette Tapes -191
Audiovisual (Videotape) Cassettes -192
Organizations -192

BIBLIOGRAPHY -195

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