What is Magneto Therapy?
Magnetotherapy is a medical method that treats several pathologies in man and animals, exploiting magnetic fields.
How does it work?
The cells, whose fundamental task is the production of energy, have an electric voltage that feeds a coordinated activity on a level of tissues and organs.
In a situation of internal or external injury, cell activity is compromised and the consequences are inflammation, pain, etc.
The creation of a magnetic field by means of permanently magnetised NEODYMIUM plates having several polarities helps restore the biological energy, slowing down the physiological deterioration of tissues.
Effects of magnetic fields
The magnetic fields favour and facilitate lymphatic and blood microcirculation, the change and use of nutrient substances by the cells, the natural biological defence system and the elimination of metabolic waste matter.
Moreover, the magnetic fields provide significant benefits in all inflammatory processes which are often accompanied by pain. The benefi t is obtained through a reduction of the inflammatory process and, at the same time, an analgetic action with respect to the tissue nerve fi bres.
Magnetotherapy also stimulates vasodilatation, i.e. increases the blood fl ow to the injured part, speeds up the elimination of dead cells and toxins, relaxes the muscles and reduces swelling. The static magnetic energy also stimulates the production of ELASTIN and COLLAGEN, which are indispensable elements for the reconstruction of tissues.
When to use magnets
Using magnets before exercise will warm and loosen the muscles, tendon and igament before a work out, this will help prevent strains and sprains occurring during exercise.
Should be placed on the horse when completely cool. Magnets will ease post exercise aches and pains and if any damage has occurred during exercise the magnetic fi led will start reducing the infl ammation around the injury straight away.
On an injury
If the horse has an existing injury or develops a new injury magnets should be applied as soon as possible, to reduce infl ammation around the injury site and also to encourage new cell growth. The magnets should be placed as close to the point of injury as possible. If the horse is not exercising because of the injury the magnets can be left on for 24 hours a day but as soon as exercise recommences they should be discontinued during the exercise period. Do not use in the acute phase of injury (fi rst 72 hours).
Magnets can be used during travel to prepare a horse for competition or exercise, they will also have a calming and soothing effect on the horse, which is very benefi cial if a horse is nervous of travel.
Magnets can be overnight, when the horse is boxed or turned out. They can be paced under all weather rugs or used alone. During the night-time the body increases the rate at which it heals , so this is the ideal time to use magnetic therapy to treat ailments.