All About Magnetic Therapy

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Below you’ll get a short synopsis of how (in theory) magnets work to help your body heal, as well as links to a couple of respected studies in the area of magnetic therapy.

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HOW DO MAGNETS WORK?

Magnetic therapy operates on the premise that the human body is controlled by magnetic fields and charged ions, and that the body benefits from them being in balance.

When an area of the body is injured, positive ions flood the area, causing pain and swelling. Magnetic therapy (theoretically) causes the positive ions to flee the affected area, allowing the body to return to its normal negative state. This, in turn, would allow an increase in blood flow to the area, improving circulation, which would speed healing and reduces pain and inflammation.

You can read more about the theories behind magnetic therapy at Wikipedia.

 

WHAT CAN MAGNETS HELP WITH?

Primarily, magnets are used to treat pain and physical injuries. A good example would be the traditional lingering sports injury; the wrist or knee that just always hurts.

Other benefits reported by people who use magnets are less pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles, reduced allergy symptoms, more restful sleep, fewer headaches, and an overall feeling of well-being. 

Some customers have reported that relief can be felt within minutes. For others, they say several weeks before they see any change. Seems like amount of time depends on the person, as well as the severity and location of the pain being treated.

Customer reviews can be found on individual listings, such as this one.

WARNING: While most people do not have a problem using magnetic jewelry, you should check with your doctor if you have any health concerns, including if you have a pacemaker, are pregnant, have any metal in your body, or have other serious health conditions. Magnetic therapy should never be considered as a substitute for professional health care.

 

NECKLACES VS. BRACELETS

Necklaces are designed to place the magnets nearest muscle and joint pain in the shoulders and upper back, as well as the muscle groupings related to headaches & migraines.

Bracelets  are designed to place the magnets nearest muscle and joint pain in the fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, arms and shoulders.

 

LINKS TO STUDIES ON MAGNETIC THERAPY:

-New York Times: Study on Using Magnets to Treat Pain Surprises Skeptics

-University of Virginia: Biomedical Engineering Study Demonstrates the Healing Value of Magnets

 

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