This is an article by Dr. William Philpott that explains the current terminology used by many of us who use magnets for health improvement. In our terminology, the north magnetic pole is in the north - near the true north pole. The N end of a compass needle will point to this pole. As opposites attract, it is actually the south pole of the needle that is labeled N and is north-seeking. This north-seeking needle will also point to the north pole of a bar magnet, and to the north face of a flat magnet. This north pole we call "negative" and it is the pole usually used for health improvement, particularly cancer self treatment.
"Negative magnetic polarity energy -- this is identified as the side at a flat surface magnet with poles on opposite sides or end of a bar magnet that registers negative (-) on a magnetometer. This is also the same energy as the true physical north magnetic pole of the earth. This is opposite to the north seeking pole of a compass needle, which was originally wrongly named north pole when in fact the north seeking pole of a bar magnet (compass needle) is south pole since opposites attract. "Positive magnetic polarity energy -- this is identified as the side of a flat surface magnet with poles on opposite sides or end of a bar magnet that registers positive (+) on a magnetometer. This is also the same energy as the true physical south magnetic pole of the earth. This is the same as the north seeking pole of a compass needle. "This is to avoid the "semantic confusion" when using north and south positive compass needle pointing north which was misidentified as north pole by navigators as in fact a south pole seeking the north pole of the earth. This follows the recommendations and use of several authors, especially those interested in the biological responses to magnetism, electricity and ionization and provides the consistency of parallel biological responses to the specific separate pole and/or energy of positive and negative electricity, magnetism and ionization. "Parallels are the negative poles of a DC circuit, negative pole of a magnet,and negative ionization. Biological responses to a negative magnetic field, magnetic electric pole and negative ionization. "A magnetic pole identified by a magnetometer as position (+), is the same magnetic energy as the true physical south magnetic pole of the earth and is the same as the north seeking pole of a bar magnet (compass needle). Parallels are the positive pole of a DC circuit, positive pole of a magnet and positive ionization. Biological responses to a positive magnetic field, positive electric pole and positive ionization are parallel."