Biomagnetics summary

Biomagnetics, or Biomagnetic Therapy, uses pairs of powerful neodymium magnets to help eliminate disease-causing pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasistes and fungi) from the body.

Briefly, when pathogens get established in the human body, they cause pH variances in certain areas along the body’s natural meridians. These pH variances create a hospitable environment for the pathogens, but a very inhospitable environment for the immune system. When a magnet is placed on both ends the meridian, the magnetic fields disperse the ions that cause the pH variances, thus creating a hostile environment for the pathogens and a hospitable environment for your immune system.

People often confuse Biomagnetics with Magnet Therapy. Magnet Therapy uses a single low-powered magnet for a prolonged time to stimulate blood flow.

Biomagnetic scan

Biomagnetic Therapy starts with an initial scan of your body in order to see what areas are pathogenic. The magnetic fields actually provide the diagnostic tool used to locate and identify the pathogens. A single magnet is placed on 355 specific points of your body. When there are pH issues along that point’s meridian, it causes a physiological leg length change in one of your legs. That is, it causes the right leg to either draw in or extend, depending on the type of condition. This is not an anatomical leg length change – it is not an actual difference in the length of the bones. By the way, this was one of the first biomagnetic effects that NASA scientists discovered when astronauts came back from space. Once all 355 points are measured, they are prioritized according to type of pathogen, the strength of pathogen, the area of the body, and relationships between pathogens. Then a series of Biomagnetic sessions are performed, in prioritized order, to flush-out and neutralize the pathogens.

Today, there are tens of thousands of Biomagnetic practitioners throughout the world, but it has not taken hold in the USA. The fact that the USA has largely ignored Biomagnetics would be troubling to me if the United States’ health care system was not so poorly ranked. But when our Healthy Life Expectancy is ranked 36th in the world1, it makes me wonder why we are not adopting some of the therapies that higher ranked countries are commonly using.

What do Japan, Germany, Austria, India, China, Spain, Costa Rica, and Chile have in common?  Biomagnetics is very popular in all of these countries, and all of these countries are ranked above the USA in Healthy Life Expectancy.

Amazing as it sounds, the USA is ranked 36th in the world in healthy life expectancy, just below Cuba (35th), Czech Republic (34th), and Croatia (33rd). Healthy Life Expectancy (HALE) is a measure of how long a person can expect to live without debilitating health conditions and is a good gauge of how well the health care system does at keeping people healthy.

Biomagnetics negatively affect pathogens

Many pathogens prefer an environment with a non-neutral pH value. Once established, they alter the local pH , thus promoting their own growth while simultaneously hindering your body’s ability to destroy them. Different types of pathogens have a mutually beneficial relationship to each other. Viruses flourish in a low pH (acidic) environment, while most bacteria flourish in a high pH (alkaline) environment. These pathogens are so much more detrimental in pairs because the ions that cause the localized pH can flow between a concentration of ions in one specified area and a shortage in another. Placing magnetic pairs on the meridian between these two environments results in a redistribution of ions to allow for a uniform pH throughout both areas, thus creating a hostile environment for the pathogens and a beneficial environment for your immune system.

Biomagnetics can have an antimicrobial effect by increasing immune function through the oxygenation of white corpuscles, an important part of the immune system’s arsenal.

It is important that we eliminate pathogens in a systematic way. For example, Viruses provide the acidic environment for fungus to grow. Removing the virus greatly helps to remove the fungus. But it is very difficult to remove the fungus without removing the virus that is providing the acidic environment. A similar condition exists between bacteria and parasites. Parasites often feed on bacteria, so parasites can actually keep bacteria under control. Removing the parasites first allows the bacteria to multiply, thus causing additional issues.

Biomagnetics promote healing

Blood cells, nerve cells, tissue cells, and intracellular fluids all respond to magnetic signals. If you place a few drops of a blood sample from any animal onto a microscopic slide and examine it, the cells will be arbitrarily arranged. Now place them in a magnetic field and they will spin around and align themselves with the magnetic field according to the magnetic spin imparted. This has been found to increase certain biological effects such that a north-pole energy field tends to cause healing effects, whereas south-pole fields tend to cause a reversal of healing effects2. In the absence of magnetic fields, cellular nutrients can become depolarized, making utilization of those nutrients more difficult.

Biomagnetics relieves pain

Magnets have been show to relieve pain. Pain signals are transmitted along nerve cells similar to an electric current flowing through a wire. When inactive, the nerve has a very small 70 mV charge. As a pain signal flows through the nerve, the signal tends to depolarize the cell. Magnets have been shown to raise the depolarization potential of the cell so the signal has much more trouble depolarizing the cell, effectively making it harder for the nerve to transmit the signal. This results in pain relief in the affected area.

Acupuncturists are now using Biomagnetics as a painless form of acupuncture that also allows the affects to continue long after a visit.

An American double-blind, placebo-controlled study on the effects of static magnets on the treatment of arthritis shows that magnets have a significant positive effect on the transmission of pain through the nerve cells4.

Biomagnetics can fight drug-resistant bacteria

Some bacteria have developed resistance to antibiotics that were once commonly used to treat them. Some commonly used antibiotics have been administered so frequently and for so long that the infectious organisms have adapted to them, making the drugs less effective. The Center for Disease Control says “Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections.”3

In April of 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that antimicrobial resistance is now present in every region of the world.


Dr. Keiji Fukuda, assistant director-general for health security at the WHO, said in a news release that the “capacity to treat serious infections is becoming less all over the world.”

Scientific research

I am not going to regurgitate reams of scientific research. Instead I will refer you to this paper that cites 331 peer reviewed scientific studies related to biomagnetism. Some of these are specifically related to static biomagnetism. Others show the relationships between biological systems and magnetic fields.

Read Biomagnetic Healing by Gary Null here


Magnets have been used for medical purposes for at least 2,000 years. Biomagnetics, in its present form, really started in the 1960’s. We took an interest because of our space program. NASA was sending people into orbit and they came back with physiological symptoms, such as one leg longer than the other. These effects spurred the research to investigate how magnetic fields affected the human body, resulting in NASA placing magnets in space suits and around spacecraft. But it wasn’t until the 1970’s when the technology for measuring the magnetic fields produced by the human body became common.


In the 1980’s, Dr. Isaac Goiz Duran discovered the first Biomagnetic pair (I studied under Dr. Goiz). Today several hundred Biomagnetic pairs have been discovered and are regularly being used.


1 Healthy Life Expectancy (HALE) Data by Country, World Health Organization, 2016-06-06,

2 “Method of Using Magnetic Fields to Conduct a Screening Diagnostic Tool”, US Publication number US4134395 A.

3 Centers for Disease Control, March 29, 2018, Antibiotic and Antimicrobial Resistance,

4 ®MDBR¯ Journal of Rheumatology, November 1997, p. 1200