Stable field magnetotherapy has been known since ancient times, in fact, the works of Pliny and Aristotle refer to the therapeutic action of magnets.
Even the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Jews, and many others, were familiar with the therapeutic effect of natural magnets, having created amulets with a magnetic material that they wore as ornaments.
Although it surrounded by an empirical-mystical connotation, magnetotherapy with artificial magnets was used at the end of the 1700s in France to treat nervous illnesses, muscle contractions and various types of pains.
From the beginning of the second half of our century, studies on magnetic fields have intensified, in relation to biomagnetism and magnetotherapy, in the wake of studies on the affect of geomagnetism on the human body.
The magnetosphere, generated by the interaction between the Earth’s magnetic field and solar wind, represents a protective shield that the living matter of our planet has always been immersed in.
The Earth’s magnetic field has a low intensity (0.47 GAUSS) that decreases at the poles, at the equator and is subject to annual, seasonal and daily oscillations that have an effect on the biological clock of living organisms.
Other behaviours of living beings (such as the precise direction of bird flight, the movements of certain insects, plant growth, etc.) depend on the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field.