Diamagnetic Therapy

CTU Mega 18 Diamagnetic Pump




References

1. A Randomised Pilot Equivalence Trial to Evaluate Diamagnetically Enhanced Transdermal Delivery of Key Ground Substance Components in Comparison to an Established Transdermal Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Formulation in Males With Prior Knee Injury. Bill Vicenzino, Peter Lawrenson, Asaduzzaman Khan, Aiofe Stephenson, Luke Heales, Heather A E Benson, Anthony Wright. PLoS One. 2019 Feb 22;14(2)

  • Patients with diamagnetic field applications had better relief of pain then with NSAID pain killer use.

2. Efficiency of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on Pain, Disability, Anxiety, Depression, and Quality of Life in Patients With Cervical Disc Herniation: A Randomized Controlled Study Erkam Hattapoğlu, İbrahim Batmaz, Banu Dilek, Mehmet Karakoç, Serda Em, Remzi Çevik Turk J Med Sci. 2019 Aug 8;49(4):1095-1101

  • Patients with magnetic field applications experienced statistically significant pain relief.
3. Efficacy of physical therapy for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis: a meta-analysis Christoph Weber, Veronika Thai, Katrin Neuheuser, Katharina Groover and Oliver Christ. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (2015) 16:223
  • Patients with tennis elbow had better relief with a a number of therapeutic applications including magnetic field therapy compared with sham controls.
4. Exposure to a Specific Pulsed Low-Frequency Magnetic Field: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study of Effects on Pain Ratings in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Patients N M Shupak, Julia C McKay, Warren R Nielson, Gary B Rollman, Frank S Prato, Alex W Thomas Pain Res Manag. Summer 2006;11(2):85-90
  • Patients with magnetic field therapy had positive improvements compared to controls.

5. Static Magnets for Reducing Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials Max H Pittler, Elizabeth M Brown, Edzard Ernst. CMAJ. 2007 Sep 25;177(7):736-42

  • The meta-analysis failed to show benefit in the use of commercially available static magnets (eg.bracelets) in reducing pain. Curiously, other large series have shown benefit albeit small in knee and hip osteoarthritis using static magnets.

Principle of action
Forget everything you know about magnetism......

Okay, so maybe we're being dramatic. Nevertheless, if , like us you've had a a fairly basic education in science you would probably understand that magnetism refers to a form of energy set up by two poles (north and south) that permit attractive and repulsive forces. It turns out that there are actually three forms of magnetism :

1. Feromagnetism
2. Paramagnetism 
3. Diamagnetism

Diamagnetism

These are very weak and negatively susceptible to magnetic fields. In other words diamagnetic materials like water are repulsed by magnetic fields. When diamagnetic materials are placed in a magnetic field, the lines of force tend to avoid the substance. There is no polarity to this, they are only repulsed. The materials do not retain any magnetic properties when the field is removed.



In this video from the Netherlands scientists subjected a frog and insects to a diamagnetic field which permitted the frog to be suspended in mid air. The frog did not appear to suffer any ill effects afterwards.This effect is capitalised on by the CTU Mega 18 Diamagnetic Pump.
 


 

Now imagine if water is diamagnetic and the body is made up of 80% water. The ability to move water under a magnetic influence would therefore enable us to provide three different effects:
1. Mass movement of fluid (eg. oedema control, deep massage)
2.  Stabilization of membrane potential
3. Microimplantation of diamagnetic materials like various therapeutic gels 
 
 
Paramagnetism

These are small and positively susceptible to magnetic fields. The lines of force will tend to pass through the substance rather than air. In other words diamagnetic materials like liquid oxygen are slightly attracted to the magnetic field but again do not retain the magnetic properties when the external field is removed.
 In paramagnetism molecules are attracted to a magnetic field as in the case of liquid oxygen shown here.  



Ferromagnetism

This the traditional magnetism everyone has heard of. It is large and positively susceptible to an external magnetic field because the lines of force crowd into the specimen. 
 
Ferromagnetic materials are strongly attracted to magnetic fields and are able to retain their magnetic properties after the external field has been removed. Ferromagnetism is the most familiar kind of magnetism that governs compasses, the earth's magnetic field and the attraction of iron filings to a magnet.