When you understand the history of magnetic therapy, it’s easy to understand why and how it’s surrounded in mystery and scepticism. However, this does not negate the fact that promising subsets within magnetic therapy such as Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) and gradient modulated magnetic fields like those produced by Q magnets provide significant therapeutic benefits. After all, isn’t a large magnet at the leading edge of medical diagnostics? The MRI illustrates the possibilities.
11 out of the 13 randomised controlled trials relevant to multipolar magnets listed on our website, show positive effects over placebo. Some of the studies such as Vallbona, Costantino, Man and Laszlo showed significant pain relieving and fracture healing effects.
The two studies that showed no effect were Collacott and Cepeda.
Investigating low back pain was Collacott, who used a weak flexible rubber magnet with an effective penetration of around 10mm. This study was unlikely to show a positive effect because it was the wrong type of magnet. It requires a magnet such as the QF28-6 or OF50-3 to penetrate the 30-40mm required to capture the nerve roots and dorsal horn of the spine to be effective for low back pain.