History of Biomagnetism

What does the term ‘Biomagnetism’ mean

The modern term “biomagnetism” refers to a branch of biology which studies the phenomenon of magnetic fields produced by living organisms and the sensitivity and reaction of living organisms to the earth’s magnetic field and artificial magnetic fields. Biomagnetism arises from electrical currents such as ionic currents generated by brain or heart activity and from magnetic materials such as iron compounds in the liver.

The Effects of Magnets were known since ancient times

For centuries the people of India, China and the eastern Mediterranean basin, as well as Australian aborigines and native Africans were all familiar with the use of magnets. Very ancient texts like the Vedas of India indicate that magnetic phenomena and effects were recognized and recorded from the earliest times. Later texts like those of the Greek physician Galen from the second century A.D. describe the use of magnets for healing purposes. Around 1000 A.D. a Persian physician named Ali Abbas was using magnetism to treat “spasms” and “gout”. In the sixteenth century Paracelsus, an innovative Swiss physician claimed to cure “hernias, gout, and jaundice” through the use of magnets. Around the same time Ambroise Paré, a French surgeon who authored several medical books and later became known as the father of modern surgery provided instruction on how to heal open wounds and injuries with finely powdered magnetite mixed with honey. In 1600 William Gilbert, the official court physician of Queen Elizabeth I, published his famous work about magnetism and attests to the use of magnets in the treatment of illness.

Research since the last century

In the last century the highlight in the study of magnetism was the discovery of the elementary magnetic moment, or magneton, made in 1921 by Otto Stern, a German-born American physicist. As a result of Stern’s work we now know the magnetic properties of atoms.

In the mid -1930s various studies and research reports dealing with magnets and the applications of magnetism to health problems started to emerge. For example between 1935 and 1937, Dr. William Campbell of Cambridge University studied the physical effects of magnetic fields on rodents and other small animals.

In 1954 American chemist Linus C. Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his discovery of the magnetic properties of hemoglobin. This was a crucial discovery, and we now know that iron is not only involved in transporting the oxygen in hemoglobin but also plays an important role in cell metabolism.

Later between 1956 and 1971 Dr. N.D.Hanoka of the University of Israel studied the effect of magnetic fields on the reduction of infection and the treatment of injuries. Researchers in other countries were involved with various other related studies, some of which confirmed what others had discovered before them.

In 1988 Dr. Isaac Goiz discovered the Biomagnetic Pair and has since then identified more than 350 Biomagnetic Pairs which are used for a variety of diseases including infectious, autoimmune, dysfunctional, metabolic, chronic, degenerative, pshycho-emotional and tumoral.

All these discoveries have given us a better understanding of the effects and application of magnetic fields and have also contributed to the development of various magnetic resonance equipment now used in the field of medicine.

The study of biomagnetism continues to expand. The first International Conference on Biomagnetism took place in Boston in 1976 and is being held every two years to this date. The Biomagnetism Therapy by Dr. Isaac Goiz was presented at the 9th International Biomagnetic Congress by Ricardo Hidalgo, PT.

Dr. Isaac Goiz

The summary of his work is contained in the 5 books he has authored, which are: “El Par Biomagnético” (The Biomagnetic Pair), “El Fenómeno Tumoral” (The Tumoral Phenomenon), “El SIDA es curable” (AIDS Is Curable), “Fisiopatología Bioenergética” (Bioenergetic Physiopathology) and a book of poetry titled “¿Qué puedo dar de mí?”(What Can I Give of Myself?).

Currently he works and collaborates with 10 universities around the world, giving courses, training academic high level therapists and pursuing research topics. Physiotherapist – 1964

Physician and Surgeon – 1984

Member of the Academia de Medicina Tradicional, A. C. (Tradicional Medicine Academy, A.C.), Mexico City, 1990

Founder and General Director of Centro de Investigación de Biomagnetismo Médico, S. C. (Medical Biomagnetism Research Center, S.C.) – 1994

Founder and General Director of Medicinas Alternativas y Rehabilitación, S. A. de C. V. (Alternative Medicine and Rehabilitation, S.A. of C.V.) – 1994

“Martin de la Cruz” National Prize – Traditional Medicine Academy, A.C., Mexico – 1997

Doctor in Medical Bioenergetics – International University Oxford, England – 1999

Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, USA – 2000

Professor in the Area of Medical Sciences at the De Loja National University, Republic of Ecuador – 2002

Graduate Professor of the “Biomagnetic Pair”, Autonomous University of Chapingo

“Tlamatini” Mexico Living Treasure – Geography and Statistics Academy, Mexico 2006. The highest recognition he says he has ever received.
Honorable Research Professor – Alcalá de Henares University, Spain 2014.

3 thoughts on “History of Biomagnetism

    1. Wow, I will check out this book! I heard that Dr. Goiz visited a seminar (I can’t remember the name but it was someone from NASA, I believe) where he learned about using magnets and tried it out for the first time…


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