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How athletes are using Q magnets to help get back to their sport sooner…

The active athlete playing contact or even extreme sports will inevitably suffer from heavy knocks and bruising. The RICE method is always a popular way of dealing with injury, but in the search for a smoother recovery and the temporary relief of minor aches and pains, many athletes are now adding another letter to the acronym – RICEM.

Magnets (Q magnets that is)

It’s such a simple addition to any rehab routine and may assist an athlete to return to their beloved sport sooner and and possibly experience less discomfort during the recovery process.

Homeopathy, Magnetic Therapy and Placebos

This is an excellent article from Prof. Edzard Ernst and his homeopathic journey from advocate to sceptic. Personally, I know very little about homeopathy and will not pass judgement. But we are experts in magnetic therapy and these are observations after thousands of patients treated, being familiar with almost all of the published literature and conducting our own university sponsored randomised controlled trial.

How can the placebo effect explain the following observations with Q magnet application?

The gold standard for medical research is the double-blind randomised controlled trial and one of the better trials was run by Dr Vallbona who was reportedly trying to debunk the notion of magnetic therapy.

Why are some of Australia’s top sporting champions using magnetic therapy?

The short answer is; there is now a type of static magnetic medical device that actually works.

It makes sense why magnetic therapy has little or no credibility in the court of public opinion or among health professionals when you understand the history. The lesson of the MRI, is that when magnetic fields are properly researched and optimised, the therapeutic effects can be life changing.

In the case of champion athletes, recovering from injury and maintaining peek physical condition is just as important as their skills, be it running, kicking, throwing, bowling or batting.

Review of the NCCIH misleading review of magnets for pain. Yes we agree. GET THE FACTS!

NCCIH (formerly NCCAM) recently used the modern communication method of Twitter to tweet their outdated review of the science and evidence for magnetic therapy. Their information page has the title “get the facts” and since they managed to leave out the most important facts, we felt compelled to write the following explanation.


NCCAM tweet on magnetic therapy

Q magnet therapy and power balance band holographic technology.

What’s the deal with the Power Balance Band and are there any similarities with Q magnets? As we explain on our magnetic therapy page, some products claim to influence the energy fields around the body.

There is no research to show that Q magnets affect the body’s “energy fields” but the original research pioneered by neurologists at Vanderbilt Medical University in the 1990’s does pose a credible mechanism of action for how Quadrapolar magnets might potentially provide comfort or localized temporary relief of minor aches and pains. This effect is typically produced by applying the field gradients generated by Quadrapolar magnets directly over the painful area or the nerves that innervate that area.

Distributors of the Power Balance Band have given away and paid a number of high profile athletes to use their product. The key difference is that elite athletes from around the world have used Q magnets long term and had them prescribed by the people in charge of player welfare. Teams including the Queensland Reds, Brisbane Lions, Western Force, Fremantle Dockers.


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