Medical Applications of Diamagnetism: A Narrative Review

Review Article | Volume 2 | Issue 2 | JRS Jul – Dec 2022 | Page 07-12 | Pietro Romeo , Obando Felipe Torres , Federica di Pardo , Thomas Graus
DOI: 10.13107/jrs.2022.v02.i02.53

Author: Pietro Romeo [1], Obando Felipe Torres [2], Federica di Pardo [1], Thomas Graus [3]

[1] Periso Academy, Lugano, Switzerland,
[2] Cell Regeneration Medical Organization-University El Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia,

[3] Periso Medical Division, Pazzallo, Switzerland.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Pietro Romeo, MD
Periso Academy, Lugano, Switzerland.


Magnetism includes the tendency of the matter to react to an incoming Magnetic Field both in attractive and repulsive way. With regard to the latter phenomenon , Diamagnetism, the ultra-structure of the matter shows unpaired electrons with an antiparallel spin, the high polarity, and the absence of a proper magnetic moment. All this results in a repulsive effect which induces the movement of diamagnetic liquids and molecules, the water first, so realizing the so called diamagnetic effect . This effect involves both the extracellular and intracellular environment, with the possibility to move various diamagnetic molecules and the flux of ions across the cell membrane, acting on the metabolic processes of the biological matter. The full realization of this phenomenon requires a high intensity of the magnetic field together with the possibility to modulate two key parameters such the Frequency and the Amplitude of the impulse. This review analyses the real and possible applications of Diamagnetism in clinical practice.

Keywords: Diamagnetism, Repulsive Effect, High Intensity Magnetic Fields.


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How to Cite this article: Romeo P, Torres OF, Di Pardo F, Graus T |Medical Applications of Diamagnetism. | Journal of Regenerative Science | Jul – Dec 2022; 2(2): 07-12.

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