Is current pain medication targeting just the initial pain? One research team thinks so.

 

Last month a research team at the Harvard Medical School led by Professor Qiufu Ma found that testing of pain medications may have been targeting their effectiveness against only one type of pain – the initial pain reaction – rather than the ongoing pain that continues after an injury.

 

Why this Australian manufacturer of magnetic therapy devices agrees with Choice’s 2018 Shonky Awards

Neuromagnetics Australia has no problem with Choice including magnetic therapy on the Shonky list. Choice is an Australian non-profit organisation looking out for the interests of consumers. Its annual Shonky Awards name and shame products and companies they perceive as taking advantage of consumers. This is our official Press Release on the matter.

 

The Shonkys Awards

Scientific Evidence for Magnetic Field Therapy

 

Many people ask, what’s the scientific evidence for using magnets for pain relief?

Like any medical treatment, the subject of evidence should address the question, does it work? But the bottom line is…do the benefits outweigh the risks and inconvenience and justify the costs? The simplicity and low costs of static magnets, certainly sets a low bar in this respect.

 

Guidelines for the treatment of osteoarthritis are changing

 

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners have developed new guidelines for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and hip.

The statistics were showing that too many hip and knee replacements procedures were not helping patients and many were simply unnecessary. Exercise is now the treatment of choice for osteoarthritis, ahead of medications and surgery.

 

How even good articles make misleading claims about magnetic therapy

 

Media articles that cover magnetic therapy, almost without exception ignore, or in some cases ridicule the idea that static magnets can relieve pain. Articles such as Magnets’ pull yet to be proven, demonstrate this so well.

 

A very good article; You won’t believe how magnets are changing medicine  in My Body & Soul explains some of the exciting areas where magnets are being used in medicine.

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