How Magnotherapy Can Be Used To Benefit Your Animal
What is Magnotherapy & How Can It Help My Animal?
People have recognized the benefits of magnets for managing pain for centuries, with many magnotherapy products now available for humans (e.g. bracelets, back supports). Although there has been no actual scientific evidence confirming magnetic healing, people often find that it does work.
The principle is that the magnetic energy fields speed up the blood supply. This allows more oxygen to enter the bloodstream which in turn allows a more efficient absorption of the nutrients. At the site of injury, toxins gather and inflammation occurs. Magnotherapy is believed to help in removing toxins, thus reducing swelling. Additionally, animals may appear more relaxed through using magnotherapy. It's commonly used to help with relieving stiffness and promoting movement.
Many holistic animal therapists will use magnotherapy as part of their 'toolkit' to help your animal (e.g. physiotherapists, massage therapists, etc).
What is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)?
It promotes healing by using electro-magnetic fields to help the body's tissues to regain health. PEMF is gaining popularity to help animal wellbeing. PEMF is usually used via specially designed 'magnotherapy devices'.
Read more about PEMF for horses, in my Natural Pet Health Blog here.
How Can Magnotherapy Be Used With Animals?
Horses can wear magnetic rugs, boots, leg wraps or pieces attached to the bridle, dogs can use special magnetic collars and dog beds. Cats can also benefit by using special collars.
There are several manufacturers of magnotherapy products for animals however, they often vary due to the different technology used. It is advisable to look at a few different companies in order to select the best one to suit your animal. Your vet or complementary therapist maybe able to help you decide which maybe the most appropriate for your circumstances.
Although beneficial results can happen quickly from using magnotherapy. It can also take a few weeks for a noticeable difference.
I've used a variety of magnotherapy products over the years. With boots and rugs for my horse and collars for my dogs. In 2019 I discovered Stream-Z magnetic therapy products. My horse Tara had one of their pastern bands. At 30 years old, they made an enormous difference to her. Her stiffness from arthritis reduced and she definitely seemed much happier. So I have no hesitation in recommending them. Visit their website at https://www.streamz-global.com for more information.
When Should it NOT Be Used?
It is generally very safe - but for some conditions, ailments and injuries it should NOT be used, for instance it should not normally be used in pregnant animals.
If your animal is unwell, is on any medication or has any long-term health condition, then speak to your Veterinary Surgeon for advice BEFORE using PEMF or any other magnotherapy.
Would you like more information on Magnotherapy products for your animal? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org - I'll be pleased to try and assist!
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About The Author
This article has been extensively researched and written by Suzanne Harris. Who is also the designer and developer of this site. A lifelong animal lover with a passion for ensuring animals can access complementary therapies for their health and wellbeing.