People often ask how do magnetic bracelets work, as if assuming that they do? Others ask more skeptically: do the magnetic bracelets really work at all?
There was an excellent discussion on this subject a number of years back by a writer called Karen Hellesvig-Gaskell that was reviewed in some detail in the blog of Magnetic Products Store. She did a quick run through of all the ailments that magnetic therapy has been claimed to cure or at least treat effectively, and at first it seemed that her article was quite sympathetic to alternative medicine in general and magnetic therapy in particular.
However, she then did a complete one-eighty (or bootleg turn as it is sometimes called) and trashed the whole idea. To bolster her case, she cited no less than an agency of the United States Government:
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says magnets have no medicinal value.”
This is actually a case of the skeptic gilding the lily with a thick layer of negativity. In reality, the FDA has no power or authority to say whether or not magnetic therapy can cure diseases or does not and cannot state that magnets lack medicinal value.
What the FDA does do, however, is not allow any commercial operator from claiming in the course of commercial business that magnetic bracelets can heal illness or ameliorate physical discomfort. In other words, you can sell what you like and you can say what you like. But be careful when you try to do both at the same time.
In fact, tens of millions of people wear magnetic and copper bracelets. And to them, the question about magnetic bracelets – how do they work – is the starting point.
Answers tend to focus on the hemoglobin in the red blood cells of the body. This contains iron and of course we know that iron is affected by magnets. However, this line of reasoning has been challenged by physicists and doctors alike, on the not entirely unreasonable grounds that the magnets are not strong enough to affect the iron in the human body. In fact if the trace quantities of iron in the human body were that susceptible to external magnetism, then it would not be safe to use MRI scanners. Indeed, if magnets could attract our red blood corpuscles, then even going to the North or South Pole would be dangerous.
Now admittedly not many people have gone to the North or South Poles. But a few people have – Peary, Henson, Amundsen, Scott to name a few – and while Scott and his crew didn’t make it out alive, the others did. And not one of them suffered from any effects of the polar regions on their blood circulation.
But then again, neither is there any proof that they failed to benefit from their visits to those highly magnetic regions. So… watch this space.
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.
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.
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.
If you ever considered using magnetic therapy, you probably know magnetic bracelets and wraps well enough.
But are you aware of other fashionable choices?
Take a look at these too specialties!
Elegant and charming, yet an inexpensive magnetic therapy solution.
Unique and maybe a bit mysterious….Definitely not an ordinary jewelry.
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Interesting email. This new site also appeared on the radar in another blog about magnetic bracelets and magnetic therapy, you can see it at http://magnetic-therapy-bracelets.net/.