are two important methods of applying magnets:
1. The uni-polar method
In this method, only one pole, either
the south or the north is used at a time.
2. The bipolar method
In this method both the poles are used simultaneously. The
two poles have their own distinctive properties.
Properties of the south pole
It is inhibitory and suppressive.
imparts coolness and peace.
If kept in water for
some time, it makes the water slightly alkaline. It
decreases the acidity of fluids.
It slows down the
circulation in small blood-vessels and capillaries.
It inhibits the activity of bacteria, controls
infection and decreases inflammation (swelling).
arrests growth of boils, carbuncles and tumors.
checks the ripening of fruits and vegetables and acts
to retain their freshness.
It decreases pain.
brings down the body-temperature.
Thus, the south
pole is useful in infectious and inflammatory
conditions. It is commonly used in skin conditions,
infectious diseases, anxiety,
convulsions, eye ailments, etc.
Properties of the north
The north pole possesses stimulatory or
imparts warmth and
If placed in water for some time, it renders
the water slightly acidic. It increases the acidity
It produces expansion of body-tissues.
speeds up the circulation in small blood vessels and
It encourages the activity and growth
of bacteria, worsens infection and increases
It stimulates the growth of boils and
It hastens the ripening of fruits and
It has little effect on pain and
sometimes makes it more acute.
It increases the body
The energy, strength and warmth-giving properties of the north
pole can be utilized to treat paralysis, hernia, leucoderma,
muscle weakness, general weakness, unconsciousness and a
number of other disorders.