How Effective Is Magnetic Therapy?
According to various research studies and experts in the field, if magnetic therapy products are designed and used properly they can be incredibly effective and pose absolutely no health risk at all.
When used correctly, magnetic therapy can reduce swelling from a recent ankle sprain in as little as a few hours. However, it can take a few weeks before there is noticeable pain relief from a chronic condition such as arthritis.
Magnetic therapy is far more complex than most people realise. Aspects such as magnet size, strength, and polarity, how many magnets are used to cover the body area, and the duration of use are just some of the factors that must all be taken into account.
These magnetic requirements will vary depending on the body area, the condition being treated, its severity, and also how long it has existed.
There are also various categories of magnetic therapy products, including jewelry, orthopaedic supports, pillows, mattress pads, and electro-magnetic devices. And within these categories, there are many different product designs - some more effective than others.
Strong magnets should be placed directly over an area of pain or swelling to have an effect. Research results consistently show that magnetic health effects do not spread out, and weak magnets offer minimal benefit. For example, magnetic bracelets will have very little impact on back pain or widespread arthritis.
When choosing a magnetic product, think practically. For knee pain, wear a magnetic knee support. For headaches or trouble sleeping, use an eye mask or pillow. To treat widespread pain or the entire body, a mattress cover or pad should be used.
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