There is growing popularity in the use of magnet therapy in such countries as Australia, Russia, Germany and many other European countries. Lately, western medicine had used magnetic energy for diagnosis with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and as an alternative method of accelerating the healing of bone fractures. How did it all start? Early civilizations, apparently, were already using magnetic therapy. The first use of magnets was traced in the place called Magnesia, during 2500 to 3000 BC. The Chinese have been using this kind of healing as early as 2000 years ago. Magnetic healing in Chinese medicine where used along with reflexology and acupuncture. However, MRI subjects people under high levels of magnetism only for a short time, while magnets for their illnesses subject patients to long-term magnetic fields, however low those may be. Prohibitions Totally prohibited is the use of magnets on people with defibrillators and pacemakers. There is fear magnets might interfere with the sensitive electronic parts. It is an alternative form of treatment that is more popular in China, India, Japan and in some countries in Europe. Practitioners claim that the therapy has been around for quite some time now with the early Egyptians as one of the very first who used magnets in practical applications. Most of the people today who seek medical attention shy away from invasive procedures like operations. If they do not work the first few days, reposition the magnet over the nearest acupuncture point. (See the Internet or acupuncture books where they are.) If repositioning the magnet fails to bring relief within a month, odds are they are not going to work. Magnet therapy sometimes fails to contain the pain. We need to use stronger magnets since it is important to reach organs and different elements like boron, cobalt and samarium. With magnetic healing, the magnets are in close contact with the problem area. Injuries, pain and inflammation can be a cause of electromagnetic induction. The intention is to regularize or return the body to its balanced condition.