My acupuncture colleagues and I use small (800 gauss) magnets on either side of a break to help energy cross the fracture and speed bone reweaving. (north side down on one side, south side down on the other side of the break)
I buy them from Lhasa OMS: http://www.lhasaoms.com/page.ccml?26,507,25089,o25089,,,Inv,searchres.html
According to meridian theory, here’s how to decide where to put the north side or south side down (you need to know which way the meridians flow – discuss this with your acupuncturist):
. • South draws from North, pulling energy across the break.
. S pulls energy up the meridian across the fracture.
. • yin leg meridians: S above, N below – Liver, Spleen/Pancreas, Kidney
. (S on higer number point on meridian
. N on lower number point on meridian)
. • yang leg meridians: N above, S below – Gall Bladder, Stomach, Bladder
. • yin hand meridians (arms hanging down) – Heart, Pericardium, Lung
. S below, N above (S on higher # point on meridian,
. N on lower # point on meridian)
. • yang hand meridians (arms hanging down) – Small Intestine, Large Intestine,
. S above, N below Triple Warmer
According to this article http://www.sld.cu/galerias/pdf/sitios/mednat/magnetos,meridianos_y_medicina_energetica.pdf
“The primary actions of magnetic fields work through calcium metabolism, through the movement of calcium in the tissues. The earliest FDA-approved mag- netic devices were for bone healing. The magnets help to move osteoblasts into a fracture, for example.. . . magnetic fields increase osteoblasts; they increase osteogenesis.”
Study most often cited: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18330079 Treatment of wrist and hand fractures with natural magnets: 2007 preliminary report. Costantino C, Pogliacomi F, Passera F, Concari G. Orthopaedics, Traumatology ..
Other studies cited at therionmagnetics.com/fracture-healing-research.html Research studies and reviews on magnetic therapy and its uses in healing bone fractures, bone formation, spinal fusion, and congenital pseudoarthrosis.