Japanese Elekiban Magnet Therapy is the therapeutic use of magnets instead of needles on Vital Energy Points.
In Japan, Magnet Therapy is extensively used as a self-help i.e. self-healing modality to relieve pains and tensions. This is carried out by using so-called Elekiban (sometimes also written as Erekiban), which are small magnets placed on specific location across the body.
Magnetic therapy is based on the idea that magnetic or electromagnetic fields can change actions in the body’s energy field — the latter also called the biofield — and has been a widely used remedy in traditional Oriental medicine.
In Asia, Magnet Therapy treatments are often used in conjunction with acupuncture, but they may also be used together with massage or other bodywork treatments.