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The Ultimate Guide to Biomagnetic Terms

Biomagnetic pair showing the polarity of the magnets

I love that awareness of Biomagnetic Therapy is increasing. A year ago, there were only a few hundred monthly searches for Biomagnetism, now there are several thousand. Unfortunately, the world of Biomagnetism and Magnet Therapy is full of confusingly similar terms. Allow me guide you through the world of Biomagnetic terminology.

Biomagnet, Biomagnetic Magnet, Biomagnetism Magnet, Biomagnetism-grade Magnet

A magnet specifically for Biomagnetic Pair Therapy. These magnets must have a surface gauss of 1000+. These are the more conventional terms. Either can be used interchangeably with each other or with biomagnet. You can purchase biomagnets here.

Biomagnetic Pair

Two areas of the body that energetically resonate with each other. One area is alkaline, one is acidic. The north pole of a magnet is applied to the acidic area, while the south pole is applied to the alkaline area.

Biomagnetic Pair Therapist, Biomagnetism Therapist

An individual that is trained to practice Biomagnetism. Whenever choosing a Biomagnetic Pair Therapist research their training and ask about their experience and approach.

Biomagnetic Therapy, Biomagnetic Pair Therapy, Biomagnetism

A holistic therapy that uses pairs of magnets with surface gauss above 1,000 placed in specific locations for a short amount of time,10-90 minutes. The proper placement of the magnets is determined by muscle testing. Biomagnetism is a terrain therapy that focuses on reestablishing normal pH and promoting homeostasis. Any of these terms can be used interchangeably. Click here for a deeper explanation of Biomagnetism.


The Spanish word for Biomagnetism.

Core Gauss

The measurement of the magnetic field at the dead center of a magnet. Core gauss are approximately 10x greater than surface gauss.

Dr. Isaac Goiz Duran

The doctor from Mexico City who discovered and developed Biomagnetism. Learn more about Dr. Goiz and the history of Biomagnetism.


The unit of magnetic induction. This tells you the strength of the magnetic field produced by a magnet.


A self-regulating process by which an organism can maintain internal stability while adjusting to changing external conditions. Homeostasis supports optimal functioning of the body.

Magnet Therapy

A holistic therapy that uses single pole magnets and is based on two principles: 1) south pole is analgesic, pain reducing, and 2) north pole is anti-inflammatory. The magnetic fields used are low intensity (usually between 100 to 500 gauss) and are applied for long periods of time, hours or days. While Biomagnetism is technically a magnet therapy, a therapy that uses magnets, Magnet Therapy proper is a different approach. This blog post does a deep dive on the difference between Biomagnetism and Magnet Therapy.


A bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease.


A figure expressing the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a logarithmic scale on which 7 is neutral, lower values are more acid and higher values more alkaline. The body maintains an overall pH of 7.35-7.45 with an average of 7.4

Surface Gauss

The measurement of the magnetic field on the surface of the magnet.

Terrain Theory

A holistic viewpoint of wellness that considers the ‘terrain’ of the human body as more important than the ‘pathogens’ that infect it. Unlike germ theory, terrain theory explains why, when exposed to the same pathogens, some people get sick while others do not.

Terrain Therapy

A therapy that focuses on improving the "terrain" of the body thus making is less likely to succumb to illness. Biomagnetism is a terrain therapy.

Let me know, in the comments, if there are other Biomagnetism related terms you would like the definition to.


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