The bias against the therapeutic use of static magnets in society is as irrational as it is remarkable.
An article titled – “What are the best methods to help reduce knee pain” was published in The Australian on September 28, 2018 as republished from the The Times of UK. The author, Peta Bee claimed that magnets “work by increasing the circulation of iron in the blood”. This description is comical and completely contradicted by published research as explained in this article on debunking myths around magnetic therapy and blood flow. The published clinical trial used to justify the author’s rediculous comments was a 2009 paper using magnetic and copper bracelets; see references below.
Twice we attempted to post a comment, not our words, but quoting a published Harvard Medical School clinical trial using static magnets for knee pain and twice the comment post was denied publication. You could call this a classic example of astroturfing, where vested interests promote agendas.
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