Magnetic Therapy In Eastern Europe – A Summary Of 30 Years Of Research

Magnetic Therapy In Eastern Europe: A Summary Of 30 Years Of Research

The scientific basis of magnetic therapy

Jiri Jerabek, M.D., Ph.D.

Former Director

National Institute of Public Health

Czech Republic


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

ISBN 0-9664227-0-8


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!”



Magnetic field, physical characteristics

Interaction mechanisms

Devices used

Internal Medicine Studies

Peripheral vascular diseases

Heart disease and hypertension

Lung diseases

Gastrointestinal diseases

Neurological diseases

Rheumatic diseases



Surgical Studies



Oral Medicine



Experimental studies

Studies in healthy persons and patients

regarding mechanisms of action

Animal experiments coherent with

clinical applications

Animal experiments oriented to


Immunity and experimental infectious


Reproductive function and embryo


Combined effects of ionising radiation

and magnetic fields

Experimental tumours

In vitro experiments

Interactions with drugs

Summary of Magnetic Field Effects

Summary of static field effects

Summary,  recommendations

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

Studies include:

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      Atherosclerosis

v      Brain neurosecretion

v      Breast fissures

v      Burns

v      Carpal tunnel syndrome

v      Cervicitis

v      Chronic bronchitis

v      Controlled Studies Animals

v      Corneal trauma

v      Edema

v      Endometriosis

v      Endometritis

v      Femoral artery surgery

v      Fractures

v      Increased circulation

v      Infected skin wounds

v      Ischemic heart disease

v      Limb grafts

v      Liver function

v      Polyneuritis

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.