For example, in 1994 the International Institute for Health in the USA created the new terms “Biofield” and “Biomagnetism”. Biofield research focuses on the almost imperceptible magnetic field energies which pervade the human organism.
These energies revitalise the human body, keeping it “in full swing” thus ensuring that we feel healthy and full of life. An imbalance in the Biofield results in tiredness, or even exhaustion, and illness. Feelings such as stress, anger, tension and worry also have an electric charge which can have a negative influence on the body‘s sensitive magnetic field.
This knowledge has the fairly self-evident conclusion: Wearing magnets has a decisive effect on the promotion of our own well-being! The step from this idea to the “invention” of magnetic accessories was a small, yet decisive, one.
Magnets – The History of a Wondrous Power
Many people find that magnets have something mystical about them. We are unable to perceive their power with any of our senses – our physical ones, at least! We cannot directly see, hear, smell, taste or touch their energy fields. But the power of magnets is perceptible in many situations. They attract ferromagnetic objects or other magnets as if by magic.
Magnetism has guided seafarers since ancient times, these days it is the principle behind the hard disk space in computers. The ability to measure minute magnetic fields makes it possible to look into the human brain with magnetic resonance imaging.
Man has been using magnetism for thousands of years. At first he measured magnetic fields with compass needles, nowadays he employs ultra-sensitive Hall-effect probes and SQUIDs, currently the most sensitive solid state magnetic field sensors. He has learnt to understand the origin of magnetism and now controls magnetic effects to a greater and greater extent.
Despite fast hard disks and detailed pictures of the body‘s interior obtained with magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic research is far from over. Surprising new phenomena like giant magnetoresistance and the magnetic behaviour of plastics and nano-structures present researchers with new challenges.
The 2007 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to solid state physicist Peter Grünberg and his French colleague Albert Fert. Working independently of one another, in 1988 they had discovered giant magneto-resistance (GMR), a hitherto unknown magnetic effect these days used in almost all computer hard disks.
The strongest magnetic forces in the universe are released when neutron stars collide. The collisions give rise to fields probably a billion times stronger than the earth‘s magnetic field. Astronomers hope they can be used to explain the biggest explosions since the Big Bang.