What do we know about our body? That it consists of bones and soft tissues that work under the direction of a very advanced computer – our brain. We also know that each organ or tissue is composed of millions of cells, of billions upon billions of molecules and atoms. In addition, water molecules surround these atoms and molecules, and that there exists constant movement of these atoms and molecules which can be observed under new high resolution microscopes.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Also, WHO distinguishes "Biological effects" from "Health effects" by defining that not every biological effect can cause health effects. More and more scientists and health professionals believe magnetic fields used for therapeutic purposes are capable of initiating biological responses that help to restore normal functioning of certain organs/systems in our body. Of course, this requires that the health problems are within the normal range of biological variation and physiological compensation. Deciding whether the biological and/or physiological changes may have genuine health consequences depends, in part, upon whether they are reversible.

There are a series of alternative therapies recognized in the United States. The National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine has been authorized to coordinate and fund research in this area. Magnetic field therapy is a relatively new and not fully accepted modality in Alternative Medicine. The main reason is that the use of any physical modality requires approval by FDA and the process of collecting convincing evidence is a long and expensive one. It should also be noted, that outside the United States magnetotherapy is well recognized and frequently used to treat variety of health problems from skin diseases through wound and fracture healing, diabetics, Parkinson’s, epilepsy as well as various types of cancer.

The world of Magnetotherapy is best represented in the recent book BIOELECTROMAGNETIC MEDICINE edited by Dr. Paul Rosch, President of the American Institute of Stress and Dr. Marko Markov, Director of Research International, Buffalo. Within 850 pages, 86 of the most recognized world experts described the general principles of magnetotherapy and particular application for treatment of specific diseases, injuries and pathologies.