Magnetic fields produced from the south pole of the magnet have healing powers and stimulate metabolism, enhance the amount of oxygen available in blood and maintains correct acidic environment within the body. Whereas, the north pole of a magnet has a calming and relaxing effect on the body.
There are basically two types of magnets used in the therapy, static magnets and electromagnets. Static magnets are made up of steel, iron or alloys. These magnets are put directly over the skin or wrapped up in clothe. Static magnets can be bipolar or unipolar. Unipolar magnets have only one pole facing or touching the skin. Bipolar static magnets have both poles which either touch or face the skin. Electromagnets are still under research and clinical trials.