The history of magnetic therapy is unclear, but it is thought to go back several hundreds of years. It is even possible to go back as early as 2,000 years ago, when healers felt magnets could pull diseases from the body.

The use of magnetic electromagnetic fields have fascinated people for many years. Among the artifacts displayed at the Bakken Museum, in Minneapolis, MN, is an impressive solenoid coil from the 19th Century, in which a patient stood while an electric current circulated through the coil. The patient’s whole body was immersed in a magnetic field supposedly to accomplish some healing action.

Although not well known in the United States, Biomagnetism is practiced in many countries currently, especially in Central America, South America and Europe. Dr. Isaac Goiz, of Mexico, discovered what would be called Biomagnetic Pair Therapy in 1988. He developed the therapy after attending a seminar on bioenergy held at the medical school of the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, taught by Dr. Richard Broeringmeyer. Dr. Broeringmeyer was researching the impact of single pole magnetic fields on living organisms. He explained that the body’s organs and tissues can become magnetically polarized. This polarization was the result of pH alterations within the body. Using kinesiology, Dr. Broeringmeyer demonstrated how to locate these magnetic polarizations.

Biomagnetism or Biomagnetic Pair Therapy (BPT) is a scientific, therapeutic, and bio individual approach to wellness that balances the body’s internal pH allowing our innate immune system to work optimally. When the body is stressed, (physically, chemically, or emotionally), one area will draw ions (H+ or OH-) from another thus altering the local pH and creating a hyper-acidic and hyper-alkaline terrain. The altered pH creates an environment where pathogens thrive, and the immune system is hindered. BPT strives to attain bio-energetic balance by investigating the root cause to promote restoration of the body at the cellular level. When accurately applied, this therapy encourages the optimal function of organ systems, normalizes response to inflammation, and stimulates detoxification.

Biomagnetism research has also learned to identify where pathogens (viruses, parasites, bacteria, and fungi) flourish and reproduce in the body. Viruses and fungi live in acidic environments whereas bacteria and parasites thrive in alkaline. Pairs of therapeutic grade magnets of opposing polarity are applied to two energetically connected points on the body that demonstrate an imbalance. This creates a hostile environment for pathogens and a healthy habitat for your body and its immune system. The theory is that these pairs push out the excess ions enhancing the body’s own ability to regulate and re-establish optimal pH. Under these conditions, pathogens cannot survive and are quickly eliminated. Restoration of health can now occur.

This safe and non-invasive approach has shown benefits for multiple conditions. It has been used for migraines, Lyme disease, depression, anxiety, IBS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, fungal issues, smoking cessation, and just about all chronic health issues.

It is always recommended that a thorough medical work-up be done to rule out serious health issues before turning to biomagnetic treatments.

Special thanks to Natalie Drenthe, Biomagnetism Practitioner at Pursue Wellness, for her contributions to this blog! Find out more about Natalie’s background and how Biomagnetism facilitated her own healing journey here. To inquire about Biomagnetic Therapy or book a session with Natalie, please contact her by phone at 774-764-9069 or email at 


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