Benefits of Magnotherapy/ Magnetic Therapy for horses
Equine magnotherapy or magnetic therapy is a drug free,
non-invasive natural treatment which gives pain relief and aids and speeds
up the healing process, by increasing blood flow to the areas of the horse
that are treated with magnets.
Magnets have been used in medicine for over 100,000
They are now widely used on horses to treat, are are particularly beneficial
for, equine degenerative bone conditions such as arthritis, healing wounds
, bruising, circulatory problems, bowed or strained tendons, injuries
to bone and soft tissue, diseases and complications in the back and to
treat general stiffness and aches in a horse or pony.
TYPES OF EQUINE MAGNET THERAPY PRODUCTS
There are two main types of equine magnet therapy products - bipolar
magnet and pulsating electromagnetic field, PEMF, systems.
The main benefits of magnetic therapy for horses are gained via the
increase in the blood circulation.
Blood has iron in it, which is naturally attracted to the magnets. This
speeds up the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the treated areas and
improves the removal of toxins via the horse's lymph system.
EQUINE MAGNET THERAPY - A PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT FOR HORSES
Equine magnet therapy can also be used as a preventative treatment,
stimulating bloodflow to a potentially weak or stiif area prior to exercise.
Many racehorse trainers routinely use an electro magnetic rug on their
horses for this purpose.
With PEMF systems different magnetic frequencies can be used for various
purposes. A lower frequency promotes healing in horses, whilst a high
frequency is recommended for removing the initial pain from an equine
Therapy magnets are also good for treating wounds that need stitches
- as magnotherapy can help to prevent swelling, which helps to avoid stitches breaking."
Magnotherapy Systems with magnets
Bipolar treatments , as used in the popular
Bioflow magnotherapy products for horses,
use a rug, boot or leg wraps that incorporate small magnets
set so that the magnetic field of each magnet is the opposite
of the ones next to it.
When blood flows past the magnets, charged
atoms are moved towards and away from them according to whether
the magnetic field is positive or negative .
This causes the blood vessels in that area to dilate, which
promotes better blood flow to the treatment area and speeds
Pulsed Electro Magnetic
Field Therapy (PEMF) systems
Pulsating magnotherapy systems use battery
power to send a current down a coil of wire housed in a rug,
boot or leg wrap placed on a horse or pony.
When an electric current is passed along the wire, an electromagnetic
field is thrown out. The wire then acts as a magnet.
When the current stops the electromagnetic field disappears.
By turning the current on and off rapidly, the same effect
on the tissues underneath can be achieved as with the magnets.
The stronger the current, the deeper the penetration.
PEMF magno-therapy systems tend to be stronger and have
greater tissue penetration than the bipolar magnets. It is
generally acknowledged that maximum benefit is gained from
this type of system.
A brief History of Magnotherapy
Magnets were used to promote health in
Africa as long ago as 98,000 BC. This was
revealed when a magnetite mine 100,000 years old was discovered
in Africa. The magnetite was used in foods, potions, and lotions.
Over 1,000 years ago the Chinese were the first to realise
the benefits of magnet therapy. They carried "lode stones"
made from a mineral with naturally ocurring magnetic
It is thought that Cleopatra used the properties
of magnetite as a beauty therapy.
In 1982 the police horse Sefton was treated
with magno-therapy for the horrific injuries
he received when an IRA bomb exploded in Hyde Park.
of Equine Magnetic Therapy products
- Equimagnets - High Wycombe Bucks
- FMBs and Magnet Medics 15
Langley Way Marlow Bucks SL7 2RQ
- Equine Magnetic Therapy, Inc USA
Advice about the Benefits of Magnotherapy/ Magnetic Therapy
for a horse or pony