Contraindications of magnetotherapy

Below is a list of conditions where magnet therapy should be avoided or caution should be exercised.

Avoid magnetotherapy:

  • In patients who use sensitive electronic equipment such as a cardiac pacemaker, implantable cardioverter defibrillator or cochlear implant. Such patients should not apply a magnetic field to the head, neck or upper torso.
  • In pregnancy.
  • In patients suffering from haemorrhage (bleeding) of any origin. A magnetic field increases blood circulation in tissues which may, in some cases, exacerbate the condition.
  • In patients suffering from pain of unknown origin.


Care and caution should be exercised:

  • In patients with hyperfunction (increased function) of endocrine glands. Do not apply a magnetic field to the respective area.
  • Patients diagnosed with a tumour, patients who have had a cancer surgery, and patients on chemotherapy or radiotherapy should consult their physician prior to application.
  • In people suffering from an infectious disease during which body temperature exceeds 38 °C (100.4 °F).
  • A doctor’s consent is required in patients with active tuberculosis.
  • Patients with neurological disorders accompanied by seizures (e.g. epilepsy) should not apply a magnetic field to the head area (unless a neurologist recommends otherwise).
  • In patients with severe fungal diseases.
  • Combining magnetic therapy and radiotherapy is not recommended.

If you have any questions about PEMF therapy, please consult a healthcare professional or one of our experts.