The History of magnetic therapy In China ,Egypt and India



The history of magnetic therapy log that The Yellow Emperor’s Book of Internal Medicine, published in China around 2,000 B.C., mentions the application of ‘magnetic stones” to correct health imbalances.

The word magnet comes from the ancient Greeks. It is thought to derive from Magnes lithos, meaning “stone from Magnesia,” an area of Greece that was known for its volcanic rocks with magnetic attributes. The Greek philosopher Aristotle spoke about using magnets as a healing therapy.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated over 5,000 years ago and is a comprehensive system of medical practice that heals the body according to the principles of nature and balance. A TCM physician considers the flow of qi (pronounced CHEE) in a patient’s body. Qi is variously translated to mean “vital energy,” “essence of life,” and “living force.” The proper flow of qi along energy channels (meridians) within the body is crucial to a person’s health and vitality.

Referring to the history, Qi has two essential qualities: yang (active, fiery, moving, bright, and energizing) and yin (passive, watery, stationary, dark, calming). The manipulation and readjustment of qi to treat disease and ensure health is the basic principle of acupuncture. Qi could be interpreted as a kind of bioelectric or biomagnetic force, a current running through the body, with yang as the positive pole and yin as the negative pole. Under this conceptual framework, the Chinese may have recommended the use of magnetic stones in order to enhance or influence the qi or “vital energy” of the body.

The ancient Egyptians were apparently also acquainted with the power of magnets. The history of magnetic therapy legend has it that Cleopatra slept with a magnetic stone on her forehead to preserve her youthful appearance (perhaps trying to cause the pineal gland in the brain to release melatonin).

The ancient Hindus in India believed that a dying person should rest with their body aligned north and south (their head pointed north) to relieve their pain and ease their departure from this life.


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