X-Power magnetic therapy pads are the strongest and deepest penetrating magnetic therapy pads available.
They relieve pain and inflammation faster than Platinum magnetic pads, and provide coverage for larger body areas, like the abdomen, hips, thighs, chest and back. X-Power pads are often used to help speed up healing after recent injury or surgery.
X-Power magnetic pads use very large 4,300 gauss mini-block magnets, with an effective penetration depth of 9" away. These pads can be placed under a pillow, towel, or blanket if extra padding is desired, and the magnetic fields will go right through to your body.
X-Power magnetic pads are best used when sitting or lying down. Because of the larger magnets inside, they are ¾" thick and heavier than Platinum magnetic pads. However, they can be similarly held in place with a breathable, elastic Comfort Wrap. This is recommended for use over the thigh or hip.
X-Power Pads also work well if you're having trouble sleeping. The pineal gland produces melatonin, the natural hormone that helps us fall asleep. Research shows this tiny gland contains a biomagnetic crystalline, which is sensitive to the earth's and other magnetic fields. This is how natural sleep/wake cycles are regulated.
As we age, melatonin production often decreases, leading to more difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. When placed underneath a pillow, an X-Power magnetic pad can help stimulate production of melatonin, improving sleep. (Also see Magnetic Pillows)
When selecting a size, a magnetic pad should be larger, or close to the same size as the area it will be applied to.
Easy-to-follow instructions included. All pads are bio-north facing the body, and clearly marked for proper use. Made in the USA.
|Product #||Pad Size||# of Block Magnets|
|PN510||6" x 9"||10|
|PN512||9" x 12½"||21|
Mfr. Gauss Rating: 4,300
# of Magnets: 10 (for 6"x9"); 21 (for 9"x12½")
Magnet Size: 1" x 2" x ½"
Max. Penetration Depth: 11"
Effective Penetration Depth: 9"
Inner Cushioning: Flexible foam padding
Outer Covering: Plush Fabric
Swelling is the body's way of telling you there's an injury. It makes an area painful and difficult to move, cautioning you to prevent further injury.
Swelling is NOT part of the healing process though. It actually hinders it. Reduction of swelling is essential to decreasing pain, restoring range of motion, and most importantly, allowing the body to begin healing itself.
Magnetic therapy has been shown to reduce swelling faster and more effectively than ice and compression. Studies worldwide have proven that strong magnetic fields help regulate the constriction and dilation of capillary blood vessels. This decreases or increases blood flow, depending on what response the body requires.
Unlike ice and other magnetic products, the Advanced Biomagnetics® used in Therion magnetic pads and supports can reach capillaries located deeper below the skin surface, reducing swelling in less time. They can also be used comfortably and consistently, without any pause in treatment to allow swelling to return.
By far, the greatest benefit of magnetic therapy's regulating effect is that it continues to help after swelling is gone and healing begins. During healing, magnetic fields allow capillary blood vessels to relax and dilate faster. This increases blood flows more efficiently, delivering more oxygen and nutrients to damaged cells for quicker repair. (See Healing for more information.)
Inflammation Affecting Nerves & Joints
Therion magnetic pads and supports are NOT limited to treating swelling from injury. Therion's Advanced Biomagnetics® can also help chronic conditions where inflammation is putting pressure on a nerve. Sciatica, herniated discs, and carpal tunnel syndrome typically respond to magnetic therapy very well, easing symptoms like shooting pains, buzzing sensations, pins-and-needles, burning, and numbness.
Magnetic therapy can also help joint-related inflammation - easing pain and stiffness from arthritis and after surgery. In some cases, Therion customers have said the progression of their arthritis seemed to slow down or stop altogether. More research in this area is still being done, but this is an immense benefit if proven.
But the most important benefit that Therion magnetic therapy provides is safe, highly-effective natural pain relief. Instead of relying on chemical reactions and changes, as with medications, magnetic therapy optimizes the body's own ability to heal itself - so there is no health risk.
Removing swelling after injury or surgery is not the only way magnetic therapy can help reduce pain. Studies are finding that magnetic fields can reduce pain signals sent by nerves, providing a natural analgesic effect.
Nerve cells maintain a careful balance of electro-chemicals called ions. These ions have positive and negative electric charges. In a normal, resting state, nerves have a slightly negative charge. But when injured, the balance of ions shifts and the nerve becomes more positive. This sends a pain signal to the brain.
The bio-north side of a magnetic is the negative polarity. When strong enough, the negative field helps nerves restore their electro-chemical balance. In turn, this reduces pain signals or blocks them altogether.
Therion's Advanced Biomagnetics® produce the strongest magnetic fields, optimized for each area of the body. They are made with very high gauss ratings, and are much larger in size than the standard magnets used in other products. (Greater mass = more energy.) This combination of size and strength ensures maximum penetration, reaching nerves located deeper within the body for stronger, faster relief.
The primary cause of muscle spasm is a lack of oxygen supply to muscle tissue. Traditionally, heating pads and creams are used to soothe aching muscles. The mild warmth they provide causes capillary blood vessels to dilate, increasing blood flow, and carrying more oxygen to muscles.
While heat is a well-known treatment, it's not the most effective. Heat is limited to capillaries located just beneath the skin's surface, and it takes time for warmth to radiate through muscle tissue to begin working.
Studies worldwide have proven that strong magnetic fields can act to dilate the walls of capillary blood vessels quickly and effectively.
When the right magnets are used, magnetic therapy immediately reaches capillaries and muscles located deeper below the skin, increasing blood circulation and oxygenation. This provides better and faster relief of muscle spasm and tension, as compared to heat.
The advantage of using Therion MTR supports, is that they provide both strong magnetic therapy, and controlled heat therapy - maximizing relief and speeding up results.
Magnetic therapy is a simple and highly-effective means of speeding up recovery. It's able to reduce swelling and pain, and most importantly, improve blood circulation.
A 1999 double-blind study found that magnets placed over the operative areas of liposuction patients drastically reduced pain, swelling and discoloration within the first few days as compared to the control group (using sham magnets). Another study on wound healing of rats showed the same increased healing.
Bio-north (negative) magnetic fields help dilate capillary blood vessels. This enhances blood flow, transporting vital oxygen and nutrients to cells and damaged tissue more efficiently. As the body is optimized to better heal itself, recovery times can be reduced by as much as 50%.
Bio-north magnetic fields also help the body maintain a healthy, slightly alkaline pH level in the blood. This is important, because when blood is more acidic, yeast, bacteria, and disease thrive, and the body becomes more susceptible to sickness.
Calcium ions are not as easily absorbed when blood is more acidic too. Calcium ions play pivotal roles in bone formation, muscle contraction, tissue repair, and transmitting nerve signals. By helping maintain a proper pH level, bio-north magnetic fields help optimize the body to better repair itself and protect against illness.
Helpful Tips when Using Magnets:
The sooner magnetic therapy is applied after injury or surgery, the quicker and more noticeable the effects will be. Long-term conditions tend to require more time.
For the best results, consistent use is important. Even after pain and swelling subside, the healing process is still continuing within the body. Removing a magnetic pad or support too soon can allow pain and swelling to return.
Magnets will NOT affect surgical pins, plates, screws and similar objects. These are made of non-magnetic metals, such as surgical stainless steel.
IMPORTANT: Magnetic therapy should NEVER be used over open wounds.
Should I Use a Magnetic Pad or Support
Therion magnetic pads can be used anytime, anywhere. They're primarily recommended for small areas of recent pain or swelling.
Muscle tension and spasms, headaches, minor burns, bumps and bruises, and even insect bites all respond very well to magnetic therapy. (Often within the first 15 minutes of use.) Typically, the sooner Therion magnetic pads are applied to an injury or ailment, the faster results are felt.
Therion MTR braces and supports are recommended for chronic conditions and pain. They are best used for body areas constantly in motion, including larger joints, like the wrists, elbows, ankles and knees, as well as the lower back.
The added compression and support of a magnetic brace helps ease pain during movement, assists with bending, and enhances comfort. Braces are the better option if you lead a more active lifestyle. They will fit more securely than a magnetic pad with a comfort wrap.
Restrictions on Use
* Do not use magnetic therapy if you have a pacemaker, defibrillator, or other implanted electro-medical device.
* Do not use magnetic therapy if you are pregnant.
* Magnetic therapy should NEVER be used over open wounds.
* If you have received a localized cortisone injection, do not use magnetic therapy over the same area within the first 2 weeks.
Comfort Wraps (NOT included) available (Accessory for reference):
Style Number/Actual Length/Stretches Up To*
FBF-AC530 12" 17"
FBF-AC532 24" 34"
FBF-AC534 38" 52"
FBF-AC536 52" 72"