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Magnet field therapy for pain relief – Radio 2UE Healthy Living

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?

OK, last week (link to last week’s show) I was mentioning that I have trialled magnets for pain relief, I’ve trialled the Scenar therapy and I’ve also trialled the Pain Master. All of which have given me enormous relief, which I think is a good thing. I don’t think you need the very rigid randomised controlled clinical trials that you might need for strong pharmaceutical agents that also have the potential for harm or for significant surgical procedures. Alex called up and said I shouldn’t be condoning or advising therapy that doesn’t have proper science. He said there was a Cochrane Review that said that magnets don’t help at all, that it’s basically just snake oil salesman stuff.

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,


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.

Small magnets being withdrawn from sale, what about Q magnets?

The dangers of children swallowing small magnets are coming into focus and for good reason.  Canada recently came out with such an announcement

At Neuromagnetics Australia, we have been well aware of this from the outset. Our Information and Instructions sheet provides the following warning in the Precautions section…

Inhomogeneous static magnetic field (magnetic therapy) effects on TMJ Pain

The type of magnet used is this study is not a Q magnet.
The safety and effectiveness of Q magnets has not been established in the treatment of dental or TMJ pain.


A recent paper studying the effects of an inhomogeneous magnetic field on dental pain was published in the International Journal of Radiation Biology. While the size of the study was relatively small (29 for TMJ pain) and of short duration (5 min), none the less, it demonstrated a significant pain relieving effect over placebo. The magnetic device used in this study was not a Q magnet, but being a multipolar magnet they share many of the same characteristics.

Q magnets featured in Run 4 Your Life Magazine

The word is getting out about the therapeutic value of Q magnets for the serious athlete. The Feb-Mar, 2012 edition of Run4 Your Life magazine is in stores now. On page 10 in the “What’s Hot” section is a brief editorial on Q magnets. See a sample below – click on the image for a larger view.

Q magnets featured in the "What's Hot" section.

Q magnets are a no brainer for the athlete seeking to recover faster from injury. If you haven’t got yours yet, purchase your set of Q magnets through the secure shopping cart today.


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