Magnetic therapy, natural pain relief for humans and pets
Magnetic therapy is a centuries old way of curing aches and pains. Whilst many will view this as an ‘alternative’ medicine with little factual evidence that it actually works, there are literally millions of people over hundreds of years who will swear by the healing powers of magnets.
Magnet therapy is in fact the application of a magnetic field to any part of the human body for apparent physical benefits. (Also great for animals too)
Products that you may purchase include magnetic bracelets and magnetic bangles and also rings and necklaces because in fact most forms of jewelry can utilise magnets. A particularly common use for magnets is for body support products such as knee support, elbow support and back support.
Today many more applications of magnets can be bought such as insoles for shoes and blankets, mattresses or pillows all with magnets in them. So why is this exactly? The most commonly held view is that magnets can improve the blood flow in human (& animal) body tissues. This is disputed by many scientists but for the advocates of magnet therapy the criticism is brushed aside due to the nature of the so called healing effects.
Much research has been carried out recently to determine the validity of magnet therapy and the results tend to polarise opinion even further. Those who are sceptical remain so, whilst fans of this alternative medicine will not be dissuaded. For certain the tangible effects of magnets on pain relief have limited substance and most scientists attribute any benefits to a placebo effect. i.e. The patient thought he/she was receiving good treatment and thought that he/she would benefit and hence there were some actual minor benefits.
So whatever your perspective it seems that either you are a fan and a user of magnet therapy and you always will be or on the other hand you view it as an alternative medicine which had a role to play many many years ago but that role has now been taken by modern day drugs.
Note: All prices in British Pounds