Magnetic Therapy In Eastern Europe: A Summary Of 30 Years Of Research
The scientific basis of magnetic therapy
Jiri Jerabek, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institute of Public Health
William Pawluk, M.D., M.Sc.
Advanced Magnetic Research Institute
of the Delaware Valley Rancocas, NJ
This book contains an extensive amount of medical information and detail on the scientific basis of magnetic therapy. It is appropriate for professionals and those with serious interest in the subject of magnetic therapy. The details of the application of magnets found here, as derived from actual research studies, are useful for anyone planning to use magnets for care. There is no current source with as much practical research-based medical evidence.
The information presented is based on extensive research done over 30 years in Eastern Europe. Magnetic therapy has been practised extensively in Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary and other countries. In the Czech Republic there is in fact an NIH-type Institute specifically for magnetics.
This information will save clinicians interested in using this very safe treatment modality much time looking for research-based data on the clinical application of magnetic fields in humans. Physicians from these other countries are helping us by making their experience available to us. It may also serve to guide further Western research.
Published 1998 in the United States of America by William Pawluk, MD, MSc Copyright 1998
Single copies may be ordered or quantity discounts are also available for orders of 10 or more books. Send a letter to Dr. Pawluk, indicate the number of books you wish to purchase and attach a check or money order with the invoice for $39.95 US + $4.00 for s/h for each book.
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“…a book which summarizes the Eastern European literature on magnetism and health is a necessity for the advancement of research and practice in this developing field. I applaud Dr. Jerabek’s and Pawluk’s work, for finding the stones and paving the path.”
L. Cocchiarella, MD, MSc
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine –
Complementary Medicine Section Chair
“an excellent contribution to the information base on magnetic therapy. Filled with difficult-to-locate information from the Eastern European countries where much of the early research on magnets was conducted, this book is a ‘must-read’ resource for anyone interested in the application of magnetic therapy in the healthcare field. Quite simply a fine and timely book for those of us conducting research in complementary therapies.”
Ann Gill Taylor, MS, EdD
Director, Center for the Study of Complementary
and Alternative Therapies, University of Virginia,
Charlottesville; NIH OAM Center Grant Winner;
conducting studies on static magnetic fields
“summarized the exciting results of 343 studies done on magnetic therapy in Eastern Europe. The results … cited were truly impressive, covering an amazing range … of conditions … also summarized the major magnetic effects …: vasodilation, analgesia, anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, antiedema (swelling), and healing acceleration.”
Ron Lawrence, MD, PhD & Paul Rosch, MD
from their book “Magnet Therapy: the Pain Cure Alternative – A Scientifically Proven Method That Really Works!”
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Magnetic field, physical characteristics
Internal Medicine Studies
Peripheral vascular diseases
Heart disease and hypertension
Studies in healthy persons and patients
regarding mechanisms of action
Animal experiments coherent with
Animal experiments oriented to
Immunity and experimental infectious
Reproductive function and embryo
Combined effects of ionising radiation
and magnetic fields
In vitro experiments
Interactions with drugs
Summary of Magnetic Field Effects
Summary of static field effects
Contraindications and precautions
General rules for application of magnetic
fields and conclusion
We summarize the data from over 340 studies
q human and animal
q clinical and experimental
q controlled and uncontrolled
q basic and clinical science
q frequency magnetic fields (sinusoidal and pulsed)
q and static (permanent and DC electromagnetic) fields
q basic science
q medical specialties
q surgical specialties
q static and electromagnetic fields
The book presents information summarizing conditions studied, magnetic field strength and type of field used, frequency and duration of application and summary of actual results. There are detailed descriptions of many studies on both static (permanent) and frequency (pulsed) fields.
Clinical practitioners are increasingly approached by the public about complementary medicine, including the use of magnets for personal care. Since there is little scientifically sound information in the traditional English language medical literature to guide clinicians’ advice, our book serves to bridge that gap.
Summaries of the clinical protocols studied are presented which can guide clinical application. Tables are layed out showing the condition/parameter studied, type of field used, magnetic field strength applied, duration and frequency of treatments and results of treatment. This last will help guide clinicians on what to expect subjectively and objectively, that is, physiologically from use of the magnetic fields.
In the last two chapters there are summaries of explanations of how and what magnetic fields do physiologically. Most other books written to date are basic science or personal opinion. This is one of the first books to summarize true medical research. Some people doubt the validity of possible magnetic field actions on the body. Here described are examples from 30 years of actual clinical experience. More and more research is being done in the “West” that will duplicate these results. Both authors have academic credentials and themselves have used magnetics clinically for at least 20 years between them and have first hand experience with many of the actions found here.
Controlled human studies described include:
v Brain neurosecretion
v Breast fissures
v Carpal tunnel syndrome
v Chronic bronchitis
v Controlled Studies Animals
v Corneal trauma
v Femoral artery surgery
v Increased circulation
v Infected skin wounds
v Ischemic heart disease
v Limb grafts
v Liver function
v Post-ischemic injury
v Post-partum problems
v Pre- and post- operative healing
v Reduced clotting
There are also uncontrolled studies describing many more conditions where benefits have been found. We are taking part in the emergence of a great new era of magnetic and bioelectric or resonance medicine – alongside chemical medicine.