magnetic field therapy Posts

Is there any difference in using the north or south pole of a magnet?

magnet with iron filingsWe are often asked… “Which side of the magnet do I apply, the north or south pole?”

A more important question however… “Does using the north or south pole actually make any difference?”

In any case, the question is irrelevant when it comes to Quadrapolar magnets.

Why we don’t sell magnetic jewellery

jewelleryYou might be surprised to learn that in 2004, a clinical trial was published in British Medical Journal called ‘Randomised controlled trial of magnetic bracelets for relieving pain in osteoarthritis of the hip and knee’. The study concluded that…

“Pain from osteoarthritis of the hip and knee decreases when wearing magnetic bracelets. It is uncertain whether this response is due to specific or non-specific (placebo) effects.“

Some of the benefits of the magnetic bracelet were on par with front-line osteoarthritis treatments including non-steroidal topical creams and exercise therapy. However, the authors did not even suggest a mechanism for how the magnetic bracelets might have brought about this pain relief. Of course there are numerous other studies that show magnetic jewellery not providing any health benefits at all.

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.

 

Cupping with Q Magnet Application Case Study

Cupping is applied by suction within a “cup” on the surface of the skin. An after effect is the stagnation of blood, which can persist for a few weeks after treatment. The application of Q magnets over haematomas has been shown to leave a white circle underneath where the magnet is applied only in a matter of days. Numerous examples have been documented such as these four…

Recovery for minor sprains and strains so you can get back to your favourite sport sooner…

 

Are the Dinosaurs of Medicine the Innovators or the Sceptics?

In 2013, Steven Salzberg declared Battlefield Acupuncture the worst quackery for 2011. Follow this link for…his explanation.

Battlefield Acupuncture was pioneered by Dr Richard Niemtzow and is administered at the point of injury to provide comfort and pain relief to wounded soldiers. Salzberg uses pejoratives such as pseudoscience, nonsense and unscientific to label acupuncture, as well as other complimentary therapies such as magnetic field therapy.

 

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