A possible, physical mechanism in the treatment of neurologic disorders with externally applied pico Tesla magnetic fields

Physiol Chem Phys Med NMR. 1994;26(4):287-97.


The clinical studies describing the treatment of some neurological disorders with an externally applied pico Tesla (10(-12) Tesla, or 10(-8) gauss) magnetic field are considered from a physical view point. An equation relating the intrinsic (or "rest") energy of a charted particle of mass m with its energy of interaction in an externally applied magnetic field B is presented. The equation is proposed to represent an initial basic physical interaction as a part of a more complex biological mechanism to explain the therapeutic effects of externally applied magnetic fields in these and other neurologic disorders.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Electromagnetic Fields*
  • Humans
  • Nervous System Diseases / therapy*