Vanderbilt Medical University doctor recommends Q magnets for shoulder pain…

A Doctor at Vanderbilt Medical University recommended I trial Q magnets for a long term shoulder complaint. While I was hesitant to order them all the way from Australia, they did arrive soon enough.

After 3 unsuccessful surgeries on my left shoulder, my life revolved around Fentanyl patches; for 6 years. For the first time I’ve been able to slowly reduce my dosage. Hopefully, I will one day be off the patches for good. I’m not pain free, but I’m better than I’ve been since 1985.

David from Arkansas. July, 2014


Much of the early research on Quadrapolar magnets was undertaken at Vanderbilt Medical University in Nashville, Tennessee. See the following local TV news service investigative report…




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Drug Free Pain Relief – Much Better Than Magna Bloc

I discovered Q magnets quite a few years ago after using and losing my Magna Block magnets from Amway. I searched the internet and found Q Magnets and have used them ever since.

Originally I wasn’t sure they would be as good as my Magna Blocks but after starting with an earlier model, the new Q magnets encased in plastic are brilliant, they are slimmer, more comfortable to wear and easier to get apart if they stick together.

Previously I have used them on my elbow for joint pain, currently I am using them on my right thumb where I have arthritis.

If I wear the magnets overnight I get relief the next day, if I wear them over the weekend I get about three days relief. The more constant I wear them the longer the pain relief; far far better than popping pain killers and more effective. I will keep you updated as time goes by, once again thanks.

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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) does not appear to be helped by static magnetic field therapy, but probably by PEMF…

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is something very familiar to athletes or anyone embarking on a fitness campaign unaccustomed to strenuous exercise. There have been two studies looking at the effects of static magnetic field (SMF) therapy on DOMS and three with pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF). Looking at this research provides a valuable lesson in how varying the type of field and strength and duration of treatment will determine whether or not there is a benefit to the patient.

The first study by Reeser (See REF 1 below) looked at 23 non-active subjects who were randomly assigned to an active or placebo group. After exhaustive arm exercises, a relatively weak 350Gauss (35 mTesla) multipolar magnet (Bioflex) was applied around the elbow for just 45 minutes per day for 5 consecutive days. There were no noticeable differences in outcome measures between the two groups.

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Using magnetic field therapy to put knee replacement surgery on the backburner…

David Knox is a very active business owner and farmer in Brisbane and has had long term chronic keen problems. In fact in the past 15 years he’s had 10 operations and doctors had recommended two total knee replacements. David read this article in the Courier Mail and sought advice from his physiotherapist who applied two QF28-3 Q magnets.

Upon using Q magnets, David’s pain levels and function improved remarkably and has now deferred any need for the knee replacement operation. As David says…

“My knees have improved incredibly by using Q magnets.”

Click here for instructions on how to use Q magnets for knee pain.

David shows how he uses his Q magnets in this short video clip…


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Is there any difference in using the north or south pole of a magnet?

We often get asked the question… “Which side of the magnet do we apply, the north (positive) or south (negative) pole?”

Q magnets are multipolar magnets and for very good reasons both poles are placed facing the body. When quadrapolar magnets are used, all four poles face the body in what is a symmetrical field, much like the yin-yang symbol.


While the world wide web is a great research tool, it’s also a trap to being misled by people who really aren’t that well informed themselves. Hence people using magnets for pain relief can become fixated on needing to use a north or south pole magnet against the body for reasons that make little or no sense.

The following advice comes from an often quoted source of information on medical magnets

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Dr Ross Walker comments on pain relief from Q magnets – Radio 2UE Healthy Living


Click on the image to bring up the show. It’s almost 2 hours and Dr Walker as an eminent cardiologist is always worth listening to, but you can go straight to the Q magnets conversation at 1hr 14min.


We have provided a transcript of the interview with some links to the supporting documents and quoted studies.

Introduction by host David Prior of 2UE:
People have been using magnets for a long time now, third century AD the Greeks were actually treating arthritis with magnets. Medieval doctors used magnets to treat gout, poisoning and also baldness, believe it or not. Today, magnets are popular for pain relief for shoe insoles, bracelets, head bands, belts and mattress pads. So, can magnets bring about better health doctor Ross? What is the research?

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Cochrane Review Supports the Use of Electromagnetic Field Therapy

The Cochrane Collaboration published an important review in October 2013 called “Electromagnetic fields for treating osteoarthritis (Review)”.

For those that are interested, the review can be downloaded here.

Electromagnetic fields for treating osteoarthritis (Review).

Electromagnetic fields for treating osteoarthritis (Review).

It considers nine studies investigating Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy (PEMF), which are magnetic fields generated through electrical wires with pulsed electricity. So while it’s not technically the same as static magnetic field therapy, it will hopefully silence the many critics of magnetic field therapy who still ignorantly claim magnetic fields have no effect on the human body.

The author’s conclusion was as follows…

“Current evidence suggests that electromagnetic field treatment may provide moderate benefit for osteoarthritis sufferers in terms of pain relief. Further studies are required to confirm whether this treatment confers clinically important benefits in terms of physical function and quality of life. Our conclusions are unchanged from the previous review conducted in 2002.”

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Three Things You Should Know When Someone Says – “There is no Evidence for the Use of Static Magnets”.

Two of the most recent scientific reviews on the effectiveness of static magnets have been by Pittler et al (2007) and Laakso et al (2009). See references below where both articles are free to access.

Pittler’s paper concluded from the 29 studies it reviewed… ”The evidence does not support the use of static magnets for pain relief, and therefore magnets cannot be recommended as an effective treatment.” Since this is often quoted by those seeking to discredit the therapeutic use of static magnets it deserves to be scrutinised.

The first anomaly is the summary of the study by Segal (2001). Compare Pittler’s summary… “No significant differences”, to Laakso’s summary of the exact same study… “Significantly less pain in treatment group compared to control group”. See tables below.

Pittler et al (2007). “Static magnets for reducing pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.”

Pittler et al (2007). “Static magnets for reducing pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.”


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Magnetic Fields and Laser Combining Once Again to Improve People’s Lives…

In a previous post, we debunked the myths around magnetic therapy and blood flow and explained why the common assertion that the iron (Fe) in blood being attracted to a static magnet is absolute nonsense.

The scientific principles around iron in haemoglobin have now made it possible to simply detect the malaria parasite in blood by using a combination of magnetic fields and laser. Many clinics use LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy) in the treatment of pain which can be very effective and is often greatly improved by using Q magnets in conjunction as a “take home” therapy. So it’s slightly ironic that once again magnetic fields and laser is combined, this time as a diagnostic tool.

As you know, haemoglobin in red blood cells contains iron and is the carrier used to transport life giving oxygen around the body. The malaria parasite digests haemoglobin as a food source, but the isolated heme component which contains the iron is toxic. So the parasite cleverly converts the heme into an insoluble rod like crystal called hemozoin.

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Pain Relief from Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia

I first heard about Q magnets from my sister who said they had helped her with her fibromyalgia pain.

Despite the price, I decided to purchase a set and used them for low back pain and then pain practically anywhere.

The magnets really do WORK!

I like that they are small and lightweight, yet powerful. I have osteoarthritis in my spine, a small tear in one of my lumbar discs, and muscle spasms/ nerve pain caused from Fibromyalgia.

Within an hour of putting the magnets on using BSN tape to secure them, my pain usually diminishes and I feel much better!

Dana from Florida

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