Magnetic Therapy Posts

Cochrane Review Supports the Use of Electromagnetic Field Therapy

DISCLAIMER:
The type of magnets evaluated in this review are electromagnetic fields (generated by electricity) and not static magnetic fields as Q magnets are defined.

 

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

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.

Do you need prompting to remember to use your Q magnets if you are in need of pain relief?

You wouldn’t believe how many times we hear customers say… “I put up with this pain for weeks, before the lights went on and I remembered my Q magnets!” Q magnets can potentially provide comfort or localized temporary relief of minor aches and pains without the complication of many other treatments.

Now that you have your own set of Q magnets for ongoing use, there are so many applications.  So instead of reaching for the systemic aspirin and/or anti inflammatories you can now use your Q magnets specifically over the affected areas.

The suggested placements can work very well and are an excellent guide to placing them correctly.  Simple aches and pains can potentially be relieved in a few minutes by simply placing them over the injured area.

Magnetic Field Therapy – Paradoxically, few people are actually well informed about it.

In a journey through the history of magnetotherapy, Giordano, et al. (2009) concluded that…

Magnetotherapy has been applied and continues to be applied in many branches and fields of medicine,

and

Magnetotherapy has so many fields of application in medicine, we may therefore ask why doubts, prejudice and limitations to its therapeutic use still exist? The answer may be that although many people prescribe and use magnetotherapy, paradoxically, few people are actually well informed about it.

Why Q magnets are a such a great therapy to try and self-manage pain..

 

Recently The Lancet published a comprehensive review on effectively managing pain. It said…

…use of more than one class of analgesic drug or technique concurrently—multimodal analgesia—or adjunct complementary therapies could hold promise in the future.

The fact is, there has been very little progress in the treatment of non-cancer pain in the past 10-20 years and pharmaceutical companies are even leaving the area.

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