Orthodox doctors (‘scuse the alliteration) and advocates of alternative medicine can’t seem to agree on whether magnetic therapy works. But while the jury may still be out, it seems that there are a couple of things that may be said with confidence. The first is that in the world of doctors, pharmaceutical companies and Big Business medicine, the orthodox view prevails. That is, you can’t get magnetic therapy – let alone magnetic bracelets – on the NHS! But secondly – I would say this is more important – in the realm of public opinion, there is increasing acceptance of magnetic therapy, at least for pain relief. (There is no widespread acceptance that magnetic jewellery can actually cure ailments.)
It is therefore quite surprising that Wikipedia – an encyclopaedia of the people, by the people, for the people – should characterize Magnet Therapy as “pseudoscientific”. Has no one tried to challenge this sweeping statement? After all, in theory, anyone can contribute to Wikipedia. Well guess what? Somebody tried. They checked out Wikiepdia’s own sources and found that one of the articles that Wikipedia used to justify its scepticism said something quite different:
For osteoarthritis, the evidence is insufficient to exclude a clinically important benefit, which creates an opportunity for further investigation.” [Emphasis added]
And they changed the article accordingly, explaining why in an attached note. But the main author of the article wasn’t having it and simply removed the sentence! So someone else put it back in abbreviated form and pointed out that (again!) that the added sentence was taken directly from the source that the original author had already cited.
But again the original author removed it! Having said that, the author also realized that he (she?) was skating on thin ice so they threw in another reference, this time to a 2012 study on magnetic therapy in osteoarthritis that was supposed to strengthen their case.
However, even this 2012 study was a little more balanced and nuanced than the original author implied. It contained the following:
There is not sufficient evidence to recommend any of the practitioner-based complementary therapies considered here for the management of OA, but neither is there sufficient evidence to conclude that they are not effective or efficacious. [Emphasis added]
It seems that there was a raging gulf between what the author was saying and what his sources actually claimed. In fact both studies cited by the author suggested that magnetic therapy does work, but this was qualified by them both noting that the studies that purported to prove this were small.
The other main argument they use to question the favourable studies was the difficulty in conducting a double-blind study because the subjects can easily check if the magnets are real by holding them to a ferrous surface. But surely if people agree to participate in a study then they would hardly go out of their way to undermine the results by cheating. But then, another article suggested that they might be getting information subconsciously:
Perhaps subjects with magnetic bracelets subconsciously detected a tiny drag when the bracelets were near ferromagnetic surfaces (which are ubiquitous in modern life), and this distracted or otherwise influenced the perceived pain.
This is basically arguing that the patient started off thinking the magnet was fake, then found out subconsciously that it was actually a genuine magnet and then felt better (again subconsciously) because of this subconscious discovery! And that is a scientific approach?
If we don’t leap through hoops or mold the facts to fit the theory, we must accept the evidence of these studies: magnetic therapy works for pain relief – and that’s a proven fact.
Cheer yourself up with some colourful gemstones!
Did you know, that gemstones are not only pretty but each has its own impact or meaning?
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Magnetic Therapy + gemstones + beautiful design
What else would you need?
On the webshop of Northern Polarity you can always find some little treasures between the Special Offers!
The bracelets here are constantly changing and you can never know when will you find your favorite here for a discounted price. Worth to check back constantly, not to miss your chance!
Browse around and treat yourself with a little bit of jewelry time to time.
Some people say, “Magnetic Therapy is just some new craziness”. They do not know how far it is from the truth.
First of all if you make some efforts you can find various studies about the health benefits of wearing magnets. You still remain sceptic of course, it is everyones choice to beleive what they read or not.
But Magnetic Therapy is for sure not something new under the sun. The roots of magnets used for healing goes back tot he ancient times, have been documented in many corners of earth. On our website we tried to make an extent collection of every aspect of the History of Magnetic Therapy. To widen your knowledge, click HERE.
If you are trying Magnetic Therapy for the first time, you are probably a bit skeptic. Therefore you would not like to start with something too serious, just a trial piece. Bangles are a perfect choice in this case. They are available in many different style and colour, one size (so you cannot mistake to pick the right size) and for a very affordable price.
In a long term, it might be better to buy a chain bracelet, because they are more comfortable if you wear it each and every day.
Jewelry and accessories usually are strongly associated with women. Though, that these days it is completely accepted for men too, to wear not only a watch, but bracelets or necklaces too (of course, depending on amount and style).
So, why not give it as a present for even a men? Besides the good look, it is something he can carry with every day, and keeps him reminded of the person who gave it, and of course the love behind. Additionally, magnetic therapy bracelets can also express the care because of its health effects.
One of the most important questions, before you try a new kind of a therapy. Is it safe?
Magnetic therapy has been used through all the ages of medicine, because of that an extensive knowledge is available about possible hazards and side-effects. According to the current knowledge available, magnetic therapy has
*no known side effects
*no time limitation for wearing magnetic product
*no age limit
When magnetic field might cause error in electric medical devices are the only exceptions.
Therefore, not suitable for people
*animals with chip
Do not apply on oppened wounds!
Pregnant woman are advised not to use magnetic therapy. There are no records of any health issue of the baby because of magnetic therapy, but in this case it is better to be extremely careful.
We strongly recommend to seek your doctors advice though! Do not forget, magnetic therapy cannot replace other medical treatments whch your conditions might need.
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