What is magnetic therapy?

Magnet therapy, magnetic therapy, or magnotherapy or bioenergy therapy is a particular health therapy that finds its roots in ancient times.

Since those times it has been seen under two lights, some believe it can be beneficial in a number of treatments, while others believe that is pseudoscientific mumbo jumbo and has no use for medical purposes.

Magnetic therapy involves placing magnets of varying sizes and strengths on the body to try to relieve pain or treat disease, and it not the pulsed electromagnetic field therapy(PEMFT) that is most commonly used in the field of orthopedics for the treatment of non-union fractures, failed fusions, which stimulates cellular repair, and is often used by doctors in Europe.

Magnetic therapy is based on the fact that some cells and tissues in the human body give off electromagnetic impulses and that use of static magnetic fields can correct body imbalances and stimulate healing.

Magnets are used to treat painful conditions including general pain, pain after surgery, low back pain, foot pain, heel pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, carpel tunnel syndrome, painful menstrual periods, migraine headaches, incontinence and insomnia.

Others take the properties of magnets even further believing that they can even reverse degenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and several mental diseases and even cancer.

The magnets used in therapy take many different forms, from adhesive magnetic patches, magnetic jewellery (necklets or bracelets), wraps and mattress pads, but it is basically applying a magnet to the skin or close to the skin.

Magnetic therapy has undergone some studies, but so far they have only been pilot studies on small groups of individuals, with few conclusive evidence obtained.

There are no contraindication for using magnetic therapy, only pregnant women and people with cardiac pacemakers should avoid it.

Consult with your health care professional concerning any illness or pain, before seeking treatment with magnetic therapy.

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