Q magnets are a medical device intended to produce a mixed (positive and negative) magnetic flux field over a superficial body siteto potentially provide comfort or localized temporary relief of minor aches and pains (e.g., from muscle soreness/stiffness, arthritis).
The magnet is typically applied directly to the skin with adhesive or glued or sewn into braces.
In the beginning use the basic placements which were developed by neurologist and physiotherapists over many years from the treatment of thousands of patients. These placements should provide the best results in over 50% of cases, but individuals may require slight variations in placement which can be assessed through trial and error and/or by seeing an experienced health professional.
The Trigger Point Locator is a useful tool in identifying areas of sensitive nerve activity that can be accurately targeted with Q magnet therapy.
The magnet should be facing the skin so that the label showing the writing is visible. Just under the label is the flux plate which acts as a shield to direct the magnetic field deeper into the body. In other words, the label or sticker showing the writing should always be facing away from the body so that you can see it.
The orientation arrow is just above the model number and when applied, should always point up towards the head. This means the the nerve will travel under the therapeutically active part of the magnet, i.e. the narrow band at the interpole boundaries, see here for more details.
With multiple devices, keep them separated by the width of the device with up to 2cm separation.
Method to glue Q magnets inside braces.