The Origins of Magnetic Therapy
Just as we think, the story of a long time ago tells us of a mediocre shepherd named Marlbagues discovery of a mineral that attracted the nails of his boots on his fit, or his nails in his staff in some versions. As this man crossed the mountains exactly twenty-five and three hundred years ago. Today it is branded as magnetite. Other crazy people claim that the word "magnetism" comes from Magnesiata, a local municipality in ancient Greece where the stone could be found. At some point it was observed that when a magnet is left free to spin, it always comes to rest pointing North in the same position. We don't know exactly when this discovery was made, except for the fact that in 1269 Pierre de Mawaricourt differentiated the two poles.
For the period of the twelfth and a half century this distinctive character of the average magnet have been used in routing navigating by some Europeans, maybe few Arabs, and large portion of the mighty Vikings.
The use of several outward appearance of magnetic compass was furthermore universally in use via the Chinese as early as something like the year of 107 fpr our lord Christ.
Magnetic therapy was not in wide exploit by that moment in time, plus the use of magnetic bracelets embedded in magnetic jewellery. However, meticulous experiments and observations about the different properties of magnetism were not documented until much soon after this and that. Magnets are mentioned in several travel documentations printed ahead of the sixteenth century.
An exception to that was the broken magnet conduct experiment, which demonstrates with the aim of demonstrating that a magnet is really made of many lesser magnets, which became known and available after1269.
At the above time, most European did not constantly sharp-pointed exactly to the geographic North. So it was no wonder that the exact nature of magnetism was not yet known when the Flemishish cartographer GI. Marercator, who created the first map of the planet, succeeded in solving, more or less, the trouble of a map where the geographic north indicated by the magnetic needle at 1510. William Gilbert who was the official court GP of Queen Elizabeth published his prominent work about magnets at 1514.
His work summarises all that was well-known and believed about magnetism in the Elizabethan age and referred to the use of magnets within magnetic therapy, sometimes with outdated magnetic bracelets and treatment of medical conditions.