First of all, just to let you know, the winter giveaway is over and was a great success, with 83 entries. The winner has been notified.
Secondly, St. Valentine’s Day. It’s in four days time. And in honour of the day, Magnetic Products Store is doing a special promotion. But hurry up if you want to allow enough time for the item(s) you order to reach you.
No doubt there are those among you who would like to know why we celebrate Valentine as the “patron saint of lovers.” The question is, which of the fourteen saint Valentines are we talking about? In fact only three of them are celebrated on the 14th of February. By the way, on a purely pedantic note, this year St. Valentine’s day is also the 50th anniversary of Australia going over to decimal currency!
But I digress. Getting back to our pantheon of Saint Valentines, you’re probably wondering which was the romantic? The answer is that, as far as we can tell, none of them were. They were all Christian martyrs. So how did the name come to be associated with romantic love? I can only speculate here, but several factors may have contributed to it. chief amongst them is the Christian tradition that treats marriage as a sacrament symbolizing God’s unconditional love for humanity. Secondly, there were tales about early Christians performing secret marriage ceremonies for low-ranking soldiers who were allegedly not allowed to marry in pagan Rome. And some of these were attributed to this St. Valentine. But these tales have little if any basis in history. Because Roman soldiers most certainly were allowed to marry, regardless of rank.
It is quite possible that the actual association of St. Valentine with romance was due to Chaucer who wrote a poem in which he suggested that Valentine’s day was the date on which birds chose their mate. It’s unlikely that birds actually do start their mating season that early. But the mere fact that such a distinguished writer as Chaucer suggested it, planted the idea in people’s minds and as the reporter says at the end of The man who shot Liberty Valance: “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” Thus, St. Valentine’s Day came to be associated with lovers and romance, in England at least.
But because England – and it’s great language – came to lead the civilized world, the association of Saint Valentine with romance spread throughout the world. But by the late eighteenth century young men routinely sent handwritten cards to their paramours expressing their eternal devotion. And with the advent of modern technology, those cards then came to be printed, serving a mass market. To this was added the giving of gifts such as flowers, confectionery and jewellery.
And, of course, candle-lit dinners are popular.
But not everyone can afford gold and diamonds. But then again you don’t have to. The special promotion at MPS offers a massive range of magnetic bracelets, including copper bangles, stainless steel and glittering Swarovski.
Those nice folks at Magnetic Products Store – the largest online retailer of magnetic bracelets in Europe and the second largest in the world – are giving away a magnetic bracelet as part of the great giveaway season. They are launching this season with this late winter giveaway, designed to capture the spirit of the post-Christmas period by offering some late winter cheer during this inglorious interregnum between the recent festivities of Xmas and New Year and the forthcoming Spring thaw and the great warming up that we all hope will follow on, not a minute too soon.
Naturally, not everyone will be a winner. Like every other lottery and raffle, there will be many who cast their bread upon the waters, but only one who takes home the prize. But this is as it ever as. The difference is that there is no entry fee, no financial ante to be put up, no stake money to be put down on the line. No, indeed! All you have to do is enter. You can do so here if you are using a desktop or laptop and here if you are using a tablet, smartphone or other mobile device.
The draw will be made on Saturday the 6th of February, so there are only a few more days. But it only takes a few seconds to enter, so there’s no excuse not to.
If you want to know what the prizes are, they are a European titanium magnetic bracelet (if the winner is a man) or a Venus Hearts bracelet (if the winner is a woman). Of course, the winner can in fact choose either. After all, the more progressive among us don’t believe in gender stereotyping. And in any case, the winner might want it as a present for someone else.
This will surely not be the last giveaway that MPS do. And aside from giveaways, they will almost certainly be doing some great promotions for St Valentine’s Day.
So in addition to entering the giveaway you might like to check out what they have to offer. Apart from bracelets, they have necklaces, energy pendants, anklets and even things for dogs. Not that your dog needs a gift for Valentine’s Day! So go on Love birds… check out what’s waiting for you there. We know you won’t be disappointed.
Magnetic bracelets can brighten up the gloomiest days
Christmas is over. So is the New Year and the days are gradually getting longer. But in the meantime, it’s still miserable. So what can we do? You’re probably thinking that retail therapy is out because we’re all still recovering from the outgoing expenditures of Christmas. But that is precisely why we have January sales.
And the January sale of Magnetic Products Store is now on!
MPS™ VENUS’ HEARTS Titanium Magnetic Bracelet
Remember that the nature of winter depression is that it is brought on by cold weather and short days. In fact, the major factor that brings it on is a by-product of the short days: the fact that it gets dark early. The antidote to darkness is something bright. Well…jewellery is bright. Not only magnetic jewellery.
But obviously after spending loads of dosh on Christmas presents, dinners and turkey, the last thing you want is to squander the rest of your life savings down at Tiffany’s or Cartiers!
But magnetic jewellery, chrome-steel, Swarovski, etc is light and bright, full of luster and sparkle and sheen, but very affordable.
As mentioned above the January sale is on at MPS and this means that you can combine retail therapy with magnetic therapy. And they are offering some great bargains, with reductions as high as 80 percent. It’s well worth taking a look.
So go there online and check it out.
We often talk about the healing powers of magnetic therapy products, the healing power of magnetic bracelets, the pain-relief power of bangles, etc. But what about their aesthetic? Let’s take a look at some of the beautiful products that Magnetic Products Store has to offer.
There are copper bracelets, titanium bracelets, stainless steel, Swarovski, Ceramic and many more. At this time of year wouldn’t it be nice to treat yourself to one or buy one for your wife/husband or boyfriend/girlfriend?
Magnetic Products Store has the biggest and most diverse range of magnetic jewellery anywhere in Europe and even the world (after one store in America that is somewhat downmarket by comparison).
You will find pretty much everything you could possibly wish for there in magnetic jewellery, from a golfer’s wristband to something for your dog. They have necklaces and ankle wraps too.
Indeed, whether your taste runs to gemstones or Swarovski, it’s all catered for. They have strong, haematite magnets, they have four-in-one bioElements. You name it, they’ve got it. The only problem is that with all that choice – and this being Christmas time and all that – you find yourself binging out and buying several.
But that’s all right. You’re worth it!
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?
You can read about it here:
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.