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Using the Correct Poles

Using the Correct Poles
All our magnets are magnetized with biomagnetic north pole on one face and biomagnetic south pole on the other. They are also marked on one or both sides (depending on the magnet), so youíll always be sure youíre using the correct side. Biomagnetic poles are the opposite of geographic poles. Most physics books and the National Bureau of Standards designate the north-seeking pole as north and the south-seeking pole as south. However, because opposites attract, biomagnetic north is actually the south-seeking pole, and biomagnetic south pole is the north-seeking pole. So if a magnet points toward the north, that side of the magnet is the south side.

North pole sedates and South pole stimulates. In most cases you will be using the North side against your skin. Most conditions for which people use magnets (pain, inflammation, cuts, bruises, muscle injuries, etc.) require the North pole to assist in healing; South would stimulate it, which would be harmful. There are certain conditions, however, that might be helped with South pole energy, such as stimulating blood flow to an area. For detailed information on how to use magnets, consider ordering one of our books on magnets. For beginners, we recommend Magnet Therapy: The Gentle and Effective Way to Balance Body Systems.
This information should not be construed as medical advice. The products offered are for experimental uses only. They are not medical devices or a substitute for your health practitionerís advice. If you have a medical problem, consult a physician or other health practitioner.

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