Biomagnetic Pair Therapy

Biomagnetic Pair Therapy is a holistic, therapeutic practice which was pioneered by Dr. Isaac Goiz Duran M.D. after his discovery of the first pair in 1988; a discovery brought about by his increasing frustration at the often unsuccessful application of chemistry to the body and his interest in whether physics could provide some answers with regards to health. It is a simple, non invasive, low cost and very effective therapy that utilizes magnets of opposite polarity by pairs to detect pH imbalances of acidity and alkalinity in specific areas of the body to fight and neutralise viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi; which are the main cause of most illnesses, while also balancing dysfunctions of the endocrine, nervous and immune system and clearing the body of heavy metals, pesticides and other toxic substances that accumulate over the years.

History and Development

Whilst we here in Ireland consider it a new therapy, there is evidence of magnet therapy being utilised in some form going back as far as 2000B.C., The Yellow Emperor’s Book of Internal Medicine, published in China and thought to be the first documented medical text, mentions the application of`magnetic stones to correct health imbalances. The Ancient Egyptians and Greeks also experimented with the application of magnets to the human body as documented in texts of Aristotle and this practice carried through to 15th century Europe with the famous Swiss Physician and Alchemist, Paracelsus. He explored the idea that there existed a “life force” in nature and the human body, which he called archaeus (meaning “ancient”). He used magnets to energize and influence the body’s life force to start the healing process, which was aided by therapeutic herbs and nutrition, treating conditions such inflammation, gastrointestinal issues and epilepsy.

Magnets continued to be utilised in similar ways throughout the following centuries, but our story fast forwards to twentieth century America and the work of Dr. Richard Broeringmeyer, a scientist from Kentucky who was a chief medic at NASA in the 1980’s. He discovered a phenomonen called hemisbody shortening when studying the effects of space on the body’s of astronauts newly returned from space missions whereby the right leg would consistently appear to be shorter than the left. This was determined to be the result of changes to the body’s magnetic field and prompted Dr. Isaac Goiz Duran to investigate further after he attended a seminar of Dr. Broeringmeyer’s in Mexico.

This led to years of painstaking study, whereby he would place negative polarity magnets on areas of the body, checking for hemisbody shortening, and finding corresponding areas on the body where placing a positively poled magnet would correct the shortening. This had th effect of de-polarizing whatever pathogen was present at that point, allowing the body’s natural healing mechanisms to take over. Research continues at his hospital in Mexico City to this day where teams of Doctors and Biomagnetists assess medical diagnostics such as blood tests and ultrasound scans in comparison to the pairs being discovered and conclude what illnesses each newly discovered pair relates to.

Dr. Goiz has very successfully treated more than 250,000 patients with Medical Biomagnetism and has trained more than 5,000 Medical Doctors and other Health Therapists from many different countries. It is estimated that to date, he has discovered more than 350 biomagnetic pairs. The therapy is currently being practised at many hospitals and clinics as well as being taught at several Universities worldwide.

How Does Biomagnetic Pair Therapy Work?

Dr Goiz’s research led him to conclude that each pathogen that enters the body, be they viral, bacterial, fungal or parasitic in origin, resonate with a particular anatomical area of the body where they exist happily and reproduce. There they have the ability to create a biomagnetic pair; two points that are energetically connected and have a resonance, one point negative, which is alkaline, the other positive, which is acidic. Viruses and fungi have a symbiotic relationship and live in acidic environments, whereas, bacteria and parasites, also connected by symbiosis, prefer an alkaline environment. By placing magnets of the proper polarity on each point, the opposite charges are pushed towards each other, neutralizing them and balancing the area; equilibrium is then restored to a neutral pH. This makes it difficult for pathogens to survive while at the same time enabling our immune systems to work more efficiently.

Each pair is composed of a pathogenic organism and a non-pathogenic organism, the former being evident when the hemisbody shortening phenomenon utilised through kinesiological-type muscle testing demonstrates a muscle shortening through the right side of the body when a negative polarity magnet is placed on an affected area. This is corrected with the placement of a positive polarity magnet on a corresponding anatomical point which represents a connected non-pathogenic organism, whereby the muscles on the right side of the body will relax, and balance will be restored in the body.

Some central tenets of Biomagnetic Pair Therapy highlighted by Dr. Isaac Goiz Duran. (The Biomagnetic Pair, 1995)”
  • The positive biomagnetic pole is formed by the presence of hydrogen ions, H+, and/or pathogenic viruses.
  • The negative biomagnetic pole is formed by the presence of free radicals and/or pathogenic bacteria.
  • The poles are vibrational and energetic resonances.
  • The poles are depolarized by magnetic induction of fields greater than 1000 Gauss.
  • The biomagnetic depolarization obeys the universal law of charges. Biomagnetic induction is instantaneous but the charge is exhausted in seconds.
  • When the biomagnetic poles are impacted, the pathogenic viruses lose their genetic information and the bacteria loses its favourable alkaline medium for metabolism and reproduction.
  • Theoretically, only one impact is required to eradicate a Biomagnetic Pair and it does not reactivate again.
  • Biomagnetic poles have their specific opposing poles, but occasionally, a pole can support more than one contrary pole.
  • Positive biomagnetic poles are asymptomatic, that is, the patient does not present with any symptoms; they cannot be detected by conventional forms of diagnoses and, therefore, would not respond to medication.
  • Negative biomagnetic poles are symptomatic and respond to medicinal treatments.
  • The normal energetic level (NEL) cannot generate pathogenic micro organisms, but they can manifest by themselves and by their metabolites.
  • Natural permanent magnets of medium intensity are non-toxic and cannot damage the organs or tissues when they are applied in pairs. The magnets focus energy on the pathogens, but do not alter cellular metabolism or tissue entropy. That is, the magnets can only give order to a disordered system but not the other way around.
  • Hydrogen bridges cannot be broken by magnetism, however they can be broken by electricity, heat and radiation.
  • In the Northern hemisphere of the Earth, the negative poles of the BMPs tend to establish themselves in the right half of the body, while in the Southern hemisphere, they tend to establish in the left, due to magnetic current rotations.
  • Common diseases are produced by a single pair, while complex diseases are the association of two or more pairs.

What to Expect During a Treatment

The average treatment will last approximately two hours. This begins with a detailed consultation where I will take your history and explain to you how the process works and what to expect. Biomagnetic Pair Therapy will find imbalances existing through the body regardless of whether I know your current diagnosis and symptomology at all; in fact, a shared language between practitioner and client is not even necessary as the body will communicate effectively without a word being passed. However, I like to get to know my clients; hear their stories, as often they have gone many years without ever being truly listened to, and assess the severity of their symptoms so that I can more accurately track their progress from appointment to appointment.

Once this is completed, you will be required to remove your shoes, which will be replaced with a pair of specialised scanning shoes; these shoes do not contain magnets but allow me to apply the kinesiological-type scanning technique more hygienically and give me a clear baseline for assessing whether hemisbody shortening has occurred or not.

You will lie on a comfortable massage table, with your legs slightly elevated, and can relax in silence or whilst listening to soothing relaxation music as I scan approximately 300 different anatomical points in the body, saying each one out loud and applying magnets to areas of your body displaying imbalances. The magnets may need to be placed just about anywhere on the body; the face, torso, limbs, back or even the groin but I am very mindful of my client’s comfort and privacy and always explain what I am about to do before touching your body. Once a biomagnetic pair has been found and applied, the pairs of magnets need to stay in place for 25-30 minutes in order to de-polarize any pathogens present and restore balance. I will then continue through the entire body scan, applying magnets where necessary. Most clients find the process deeply relaxing, often falling asleep, and most are not aware of any particular sensations from the magnets themselves; there is no pulsation or electrical sensation for example. However, some clients do experience sensations of heat, cold, tingling and may notice the absence of pain or a feeling of inflammation easing even while they are still on the massage table.

Once I am satisfied that the entire body has been scanned and all pairs of magnets applied have been on for a sufficient length of time, I remove the magnets, help the client off the table and invite them to sit with a glass of water to discuss what they might expect following their treatment and when a follow-up appointment might be best in order to assess any changes in the body and check that biomagnetic pairs treated are no longer showing as being imbalanced.

What to Expect After Treatment

On the day of treatment, it is not unusual to feel quite tired and to experience deep sleep that night. While you may feel as if you have not been doing anything, your body has been working hard and will continue to do so for seven to ten days following treatment. The therapeutic effects of the magnets are facilitating your body’s own innate healing mechanisms and it is the time between treatments that this is primarily allowed to take place. This can be quite empowering when you realise that it is you doing the healing; not me as the therapist. I am simply reading your body’s responses and enabling it to restore homeostasis and eliminate pathogens and waste more efficiently.

Following treatment, you will be asked to change your toothbrush and pillowcase and give an extra deep clean to commonly used utensils such as water bottles in order to mininise the chances of re-infection. Experiences differ from client to client with some undergoing a healing crisis, or die-off reaction, as pathogens are eliminated and toxins released; others feel a ‘boost’ with more energy and improved mood. Common die-off symptoms include short-term diarrhoea, headache, increased thirst and urination but should ease quickly. I am always happy to give advice if you are concerned at any of these symptoms but they are usually eased with simple detoxification methods such as drinking lemon water, eating a clean diet or bathing in epsom salts and bread soda. While biomagnetic pair therapy is sufficient to restore balance in the body, lifestyle changes may also be suggested at treatment and it is the client’s responsibility to assess how useful they will be and to implement them in order to give them the best chance of recovery and lasting improvement to health.

How Many Treatments Will Be Necessary?

This varies greatly from client to client depending on the severity of their illness, their age, lifestyle and the duration of the illness. Acute conditions generally react quite quickly to the therapy, whereas understandably, more chronic, multi-systemic illnesses of longer duration may take multiple sessions to see improvement. Relatively minor, acute conditions can disappear after one session, although I always recommend at least two treatments in order to assess the efficacy of the depolarization of pathogens following the first treatment. In my own case, I had multiple infections which had been affecting me for over a decade, impacting my neurological, endocrinological and immunological systems and I required approximately twenty treatments over the course of eighteen months to feel back to my old self. I initially felt worse during treatment before turning a corner after a number of months and I continued to climb from there. Other individuals have seen gradual, sustained improvement from treatment one, some are not aware of major shifts until they realise that certain symptoms have left them at a point into treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Can Biomagnetic Pair Therapy be used alongside other therapies?

A) Absolutely yes. Biomagnetic Pair Therapy is a truly complementary therapy which can be used alongside any allopathic medical or complementary treatments. The only exceptions are in the cases of IV chemotherapy or radiotherapy; regrettably if an individual is undergoing such therapies or has had them in the last five years, it is advisable for them to not undergo this therapy. A good Biomagnetist will happily work alongside any other practitioner helping the client and will never, ever give dangerous advice such as stopping prescription medicines. I am firmly of the opinion that traditional, allopathic medicine has its place and a General Practitioner should be anyone’s first port of call when concerned about their health. However, sadly it can not help in every case or a certain condition may require an integrative approach utilising the power of traditional medicine and complementary therapies.

Q) What are alternative, complementary, holistic and integrative therapies?

A) Alternative medicine is considered an alternative to what your Doctors may recommend and is often taken as a route on its own instead of undertaking traditional medical therapies. In contrast, complementary therapies are those which are considered as being useful taken alongside traditional medical treatments. Holistic therapies refer to treatment of the whole person (the word is derived from Holos, the Greek word for whole), treating the physical, emotional and spiritual body. Integrative medicine describes a multi-faceted approach to treatment, utilising the powers of different therapies, often utilised by Doctors who may treat with conventional medication alongside treatments such as acupuncture, hyperbaric oxygen, nutritional therapy or herbalism for example. I consider Biomagnetic Pair Therapy to be a holistic, complementary therapy which blends well with other modalities and treats the body as a whole.

Q) Is Biomagnetic Pair Therapy the same as Magnet Therapy, Bioresonance, Bio-Energy Therapy and Rife Therapy?

A) No, Biomagnetic Pair Therapy is quite different to these other modalities, although they are all energetic, vibrational therapies. Magnet therapy generally utilises negative polarity magnets only and works on the premise that our blood contains iron, which is then drawn to the magnetic field applied to whatever area of the body, helping to increase blood flow and draw toxins to the surface. Bioresonance scanning involves the use of a ‘biocom’ machine to detect imbalances in the body whereas there is no machinery involved in Biomagnetic Pair Therapy. Rife therapy is similar, in that a machine is used to scan ultrasound frequencies and influence these frequencies in such a way as to destablilise pathogens. Bio-Energy therapy is an energy therapy similar to reiki in which the body’s energetic flow is balanced, allowing for natural healing.

Conditions Treated

My personal interest lies primarily in the treatment of so-called invisible illnesses which are becoming ever more prevalent and often result in widespread, debilitating symptoms and very poor quality of life in an individual who may look quite well and have multiple normal laboratory blood tests and scans, yet know that there is something very wrong going on inside their body. These include conditions such as M.E./C.F.S, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Lyme Disease, M.S., Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohns Disease, Hypothyroidism and many more. Whilst Biomagnetic Pair Therapists are unable to offer diagnoses or cures, they can often help to alleviate the symptoms associated with conditions such as;

  • Chronic Lyme disease and coinfections such as Borrelia, Babesia, Bartonella, Mycoplasma Pneumoniae, Rickettsia, Yersinia, Chlamydia Pneumoniae, Ehrlichia and Anaplasma along with associated reactivated viruses, parasitic infections and fungal infections.
  • Autoimmune disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus and Crohns Disease
  • Fungal, Parasitic and Viral Infections such as Candida Albicans, Athlete’s Foot, Blastocystis Hominis, Tapeworms, Herpes Viruses such as Herpes Simplex, Epstein Barr Virus (E.B.V.), Human Parvovirus, and Cytomegalovirus (C.M.V.), Human Papillomavirus (H.P.V.) Human t-Lymphotropic Virus (H.T.L.V.) and Xenotropic Murine Leukemia-associated Virus (X.M.R.V.)
  • Dermatological conditions including Psoriasis and Eczema
  • Gastrointestinal issues such as Irritable Bowel Disease, Colitis, Crohn´s Disease , chronic constipation, diarrhoea and gastritis
  • Genitourinary condition such as recurrent kidney infections and cystitis.
  • Glandular dysfunctions affecting any of the major glands such as the Adrenals, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Pituitary, Pineal and Pancreas, treating conditions such as Adrenal Fatigue, Polysyctic Ovarian Syndrome (P.C.O.S.) and Hypothyroidism.
  • Gynaecological disorders such as Infertility and missed or painful periods
  • Dermatological issues such as psoriasis and eczema.
  • Hepatic conditions such as Hepatitis, Cirrhosis and Fatty Liver
  • Chronic Pain conditions including Joint, Muscle and Nerve pain.
  • Chronic migraine or Headaches.
  • Respiratory conditions such as Influenza, Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Sinusitis and Emphysema.
  • Diabetes Types 1 and 2.


Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine article on Biomagnetic Pair Therapy

Official list of certified biomagnetic pair therapists in Ireland

Biomagnetic Pair Therapy tested against live blood analysis at Dr. Raymond Hilu’s clinic in Spain

Interview with Marianne Wims, Biomagnetism Therapist in Dublin, Ireland