Magnetic hyperthermia is one of the most powerful methods of combating the deadly effects of freezing-cold temperatures. By applying a steady, constant magnetic field at a set depth within your patient’s body, you can prevent their body from adapting to and adjusting to low temperatures. This article will give you everything you need to know about using a magnetic hyperthermia instrument; from itspurpose, to usage examples, and potential risks.
What is Magnetic Hyperthermia?
Magnetic hyperthermia is a form of therapy that uses a strong, permanent magnetic field to warm the body. A common application is to go inside a patient’s body, applying the magnetism from a magnetic hyperthermia instrument to the patient’s skin, rather than their clothing. This mode of therapy was originally developed to treat patients with epilepsy, but has now been adapted for a wide range of other conditions. Typically, the magnetic field involved is between 10,000 and 30,000 gauss—that is, standard strength—and it is applied at a depth of between 1 and 5 centimeters within the body. The goal of this application is to raise the body’s temperature, either by conduction, convection, or both. The temperature change can be as high as 35 degrees Celsius, which is well above body temperature, and is comparable to the relatively high temperatures found outdoors in the winter.
How Does Magnetic Hyperthermia Work?
You can use a variety of tools to apply the electromagnetic field to the skin, but the most commonly used are neodymium iron-boron magnets. These are permanent magnets with extremely high permeability, meaning that they will generate a strong electromagnetic field around themselves when exposed to current. However, unlike normal solenoid magnets, which gradually lose their magnetic properties over time, neodymium iron-boron magnets are non-degradeable and can be used for minutes on end. As the magnet interacts with tissue it causes an electric current to flow, which is detected by an electromagnet embedded in the instrument’s housing. The magnet’s polarity and the direction of the current are adjustable, and can be used to prevent the flow of inflammatory and blood cells, as well as water and nutrients, within the body. This allows the instrument to “cook” the body, which is one of the main benefits of this therapy.
What Are the Potential Risks of Magnetic Hyperthermia?
Like with any type of therapy, there are risks. These may be significant and include: Wear and tear on the skin and instruments Infection, particularly of the skin and blood cells Damage to the 302d vagus nerve, which controls your immune system and affects your decision-making Risks of over-therapy, which could lead to muscle spasms, organ damage, and even death
What should you know about Using a Magnetic Hyperthermia Instrument?
You must know the risks of potential complications of magnetic hyperthermia very well before beginning the procedure. This includes but is not limited to: Wear and tear on the skin and instruments Infection, particularly of the skin and blood cells Damage to the 302d vagus nerve, which controls your immune system and affects your decision-making Risks of over-therapy, which could lead to muscle spasms, organ damage, and even death You must also consider the patient’s overall health, including their diet and lifestyle, before beginning the therapy.
Benefits of Magnetic Hyperthermia
There are many advantages to using magnetic hyperthermia, including: Improvement in metabolic function Increased skin hydration Improved collagen content Decreased blood pressure and heart rate Increased tolerance to cold Increased lean body mass Increased aerobic capacity Reduced incidence of diabetes Increased likelihood of lowering blood pressure in people with high blood pressure Increased ability to regulate body temperature Reduced risk of developing certain cancers Increased ability to store fat Improved mood and alertness Increased range of motion Increased work capacity
Magnetic hyperthermia is a form of therapeutic medical treatment that uses a strong, permanent magnetic field to warm the body. It may be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including pain and inflammation, as well as to prevent further damage caused by cold. Although its use is relatively new, there is potential for magnetic hyperthermia to become very important in the future because it is non-invasive, can be used on patients of all ages, and has few side effects.