New Ranges.

New just in time Christmas (yes I said Christmas) are these fabulous sets at mps,  available exclusively at mps, there are four different sets from the best selling ranges, Alioth-Bayan with each bracelet containing two magnets per link of 3,000 gauss strength each (28 magnets in the standard length) and the necklace has one magnet per link of 3,000 gauss strength each, with the total of 31 magnets and Temur with each bracelet containing two magnets per link of 2,000 gauss, and the standard length contains total of 48 magnets, sealed with black epoxy and the necklace has one magnet per link of 2,500 gauss strength each, with 56 magnets in total.

Both are available in either silver or silver and gold and on offer at the fabulous price of just £122.94. Watch this space for more new ranges arriving soon…

Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a common inflammatory autoimmune disease, which typically begins to develop between 30 to 50 years of age. It is estimated that 387,000 people in the UK have RA, with three times more women affected than men. RA involves periodic inflammation of the synovium in joints of the hand, wrist, foot, knee or shoulder. This causes swelling of the joint capsule and irritation of nerve endings, producing pain and resulting in damage to both bone and cartilage. In turn this may lead to both disability and mortality. Although the disease can be managed effectively with prescription drugs, many people however are looking for alternatives and magnetic therapy is fast becoming a popular choice.

Magnetic therapy has been around for thousands of years but in recent times has been rewarded a resurgence, with magnetic therapy bracelets being widely available and at a very reasonable cost, it’s fast becoming the go to choice for alternative therapy seekers.

Almost 60% of people suffering with arthritis use complementary therapy, many people wish to find an alternative to the side effects they may receive whilst treating the complaint with drugs, magnetic therapy offers a safe alternative which can be very effective. There have been very few large-scale studies on magnetic therapy as most large studies are funded by drugs companies who have little to gain by investigating the benefits of magnetic therapy, the information which is widely available is mostly anecdotal. Many patients with arthritis use magnets as a complementary treatment for pain. One scientific trial with  patients with rheumatoid arthritis with unremitting knee pain showed significant pain reduction with two different types of magnetic treatment. Magnets have been effective for treating other types of pain, but the related scientific research is very limited for arthritis.  Anecdotal reports, however, are very positive.

There have been some links between serum copper imbalances in patients with arthritis and “in the most widely cited study on this topic, Walker and Keats randomised 240 arthritis sufferers into three groups. Group 1 wore a copper bracelet for one month and then an aluminium bracelet for a further month. Group 2 wore identical devices but in reverse order and Group 3 wore no device. From this Walker and Keats reported that significantly more participants rated the copper bracelet as superior than the aluminium bracelet and that copper bracelets actually lost weight by an average of 13 mg/month. This appears to support the theory that copper may be leached into the skin and that this may have had a positive therapeutic effect on arthritis symptoms.

“Although there is no conclusive evidence that they work, there is soon to be a major trial.

Professor Albert Singer, Emeritus Professor of Gynaecological Research at the Whittington Hospital, London, used the insoles to treat his own osteoarthritis, and was so impressed by the improvement in his condition that he designed a small study. It found that 96 per cent of patients reported an improvement in symptoms.

Professor Alan Silman, medical director of Arthritis Research UK, said: ‘Many people wear copper bracelets or rings to relieve pain, although there’s no real evidence to show that they work.”

How to and FAQ’s

Why do copper bracelets leave a residue on the skin?

As an element found naturally in the earth, copper requires refining into the metal worn as jewellery. Copper’s ability to conduct electricity with minimal loss of energy makes the metal extremely valuable. When exposed to other chemicals or outside elements, even those as simple as oxygen, copper reacts, leading to changes on its surface.

Copper reacts with the oxygen and moisture in a reaction called oxidisation, it’s perfectly harmless and is just nature’s way of depositing the minerals onto your skin, how fast this happens depends on the ph balance of your skin and doesn’t affect the way the bracelet works.

The acidic nature of human sweat and other chemicals on the skin, such as soaps, lotions and makeup, react with the copper. This reaction causes a green patina or surface coating to form on the copper, and that colour gets transferred onto the skin. The reaction varies according to individual body chemistry, both in how long it takes for the green discoloration to form and in how distinct the colour becomes. Some people might not experience any discoloration at all.

This and the answers to many other questions can be found on the MPS website

Do Magnetic bracelets work? Depends who you ask!

Should we ask the question do the magnetic bracelets really work or should we go for broke and ask how do magnetic bracelets work? It’s harder than you think. Like a chicken and egg question. Do we presume that they work and look for the mechanism? Or do we start off assuming nothing, like orthodox scientists. It was after all George Francis Gillette who said “there is no ox so dumb as the orthodox.

But was that just the voice of an embittered would-be scientist or a legitimate criticism of those who are incapable of thinking outside the box? Does it even matter? The important thing is that user experience has endorsed this alternative approach even if the mainstream medical community has not. So while the medical community lags behind and either ignores the issue altogether or tentatively asks does magnetic therapy work, the more enlightened and open-minded seeker of answers, instead asks a deeper query of magnetic bracelets – how do they work?

As yet there is no definitive answer, although – needless to say – some theories have been put forward. But of more interest perhaps is the what rather than the why. As in the inquiry that asks what do magnetic bracelets help with? The usual answers are arthritis and headaches. But how much evidence is there to support those claims. Sure we can ask, hopefully, do magnetic bracelets work for arthritis? But as fast as one study says that they do, another study comes along and says actually no, they don’t. Accepting new ideas in medicine is slow. That’s because whenever an innovation comes along, the specter of thalidomide hangs over it.

And of course the same goes for hypertension and its consequences. Do magnetic bracelets work for headaches? There are no medical studies or trials that say they do. But there was a study that said that treatment with pulses from high-power electromagnets could reduce the severity and frequency of migraines. So at least when some one asks do magnets really help with pain, we can answer in the affirmative – albeit to a limited degree. Then maybe the same question could be asked of arthritis. Do magnets work for arthritis, even if not of the kind you wear on your wrist?

Alas no similar study had been undertaken for the use of such high power magnets on arthritis patients as in the migraine study. So there is no data one way or the other on that one. On the other hand, there was a study in 2004 by Tim Harlow of the Peninsula Medical School that concluded that magnetic bracelets ‘ease aches’ in osteoarthritis sufferers specifically. So magnetic bracelets DO work, say researchers, albeit in the case of one particular ailment.

But what are the benefits of magnetic bracelets to those who suffer from other chronic conditions? Do magnetic bracelets really help with pain in general? Or one type of ailment only?

Of course it is good to be able to cite the recognized positives of such treatment.  There may only be limited things one can say about health benefits of magnetic bracelets – safe alternative medicine, at least even if not yet guaranteed to be effective treatment. But at least we can say, when someone asks “What is a healing bracelet?” that the answer is: whatever works for you.

Guess that it was bound to happen

 

…Just a habit of mine.

I keep talking about why customers are happy / But forgetting ’bout what makes them whine.

Now it seems I was doing a puff job / Just an ordinary blog couldn’t do.

But I can’t turn a blind eye to what’s bugging you.

You’ve really got to hand it to me / I praised Magnetic Products Store

And just when you thought I’d gone away / I came back and then praised them some more.

I was trying to make customers happy / that’s the thing that good salespeople do.

But I can’t turn a blind eye to what’s bugging you.

 

What AM I banging on about? Those of you too young to remember Jim Croce won’t have a clue. Okay so let me put you out of your misery. Most customers are very happy. End of! But a few are not. That is to say, they love the product they purchased, but they have some small, nagging problems that spoil an otherwise perfect customer experience.

Fortunately, MPS does not take its customers for granted. And so on their website they have an entire section devoted to Troubleshooting. For example, supposing there is a problem opening the clasp? What if it keeps getting stuck? The MPS troubleshooting section has a very good HELP Page for this.

 

Fix the clasp

What more can I say. Check out the other MPS Troubleshooting pages for problems like how to remove links from regular or expanding bracelets. Oh and one more thing:

Clasps are made for opening / and for snapping shut too

And links are now made for removing / If the bracelet is large and it doesn’t fit you.

Still I hope that you can find a bracelet that suits your style and taste

If you cannot find the one you want then this entire blog is a waste.

’cause they’re trying to keep customers happy / that’s the thing all good retailers do.

And I’m sure that MPS will have the one for you.

 

Happy customers

OsirisCustomer satisfaction is the gold standard in retail. And the same of course applies to it’s 21st century counterpart: eTail. In fact, customer satisfaction is even more important in electronic retail, because even one-off customers can check up on a retailer’s reputation by looking up the retailer’s name on the worldwide web. Customer satisfaction is now just a few mouse clicks away for anyone with access to the internet. (And let’s face it: if they don’t have access to the internet, then they’re not going to be your customers anyway!)

So what do customers say about Magnetic Products Store? A good way to find out is to check up on reviews.co.uk. Here are some examples:

“This is my second purchase from MPS and I have recommended them to a number of my friends.” [David]

Europe titanium magnetic bracelet

Or as Robert said:

“I have purchased 3 -4 magnetic bracelets from MPS and found their products to be excellent value for money and of good quality with a fast delivery service. I would recommend this company to family and friends. I will be using this services again in the near future.”

But it’s not just the quality of the products that’s important. It’s also the speed of delivery. To quote Catherine, another verified buyer:

“Excellent ordered lunchtime and it was delivered lunchtime next day very very good service”

Tennis Summer Sky

A sentiment echoed by William:

“The delivery service was very good, I ordered it at 14:00 hrs and I received it next day. Wow.”

But it’s still the quality of the products that counts the most, something that “Sash” realized intuitively:

“MPS bracelets are great products and solidly built. Previously I had bought a black Titanium bracelet which I still wear (over 3yrs old and no issue) but wanted to buy one for my other half. The selections were great and the products were posted quickly and I received them within 2 days. The bracelets themselves are solidly built and the magnets are powerful. I really like the products from this company.”

Adel Ladies steel bangle

Adel Ladies steel bangle

 

So while the skeptics who doubt the value of magnetic therapy rage on, the customers themselves are more than satisfied: they are wildly enthusiastic.

Do you believe in fairies?

Fairies AlluringIn addition to acrimonious family dinners and drunk driving and commercialism gone insane, Christmas is also the time for pantomime. Yes we all know them: Cinderella, Aladdin, Dick Whittington, Sleeping Beauty and my personal favourite: Peter Pan. Written by J M Barrie – who bequeathed the copyright to Great Ormand Street Children’s Hospital. Now of course there’s so much to remember about Peter Pan. But we all remember it. Tiger Lily’s dance (for the dads!). Tick-tock the crocodile. The villain captain Hook (who even has his very own modern day counterpart). And of course…Tinkerbell! The fairy!

“Do you believe in fairies?” asks Peter, as Tinkerbell is dying – presumably due to someone somewhere saying that he doesn’t. At which point the play lapses into the most shameless piece of audience manipulation. Now of course, believing in fairies is one thing. Finding them is another. They are, shall we say, quite shy and elusive. It’s hard to even catch a glimpse of one, let alone attract one.

But there is a solution. And it is based on the concept of magnetic attraction. The fairies alluring stainless steel 4- elements magnetic bracelet from MPS is guaranteed to attract fairies from within a 12 mile radius! Of course that doesn’t mean it will attract all fairies from within such a radius. After all you might be competing with someone else who has a similar bracelet and who happens to be nearer to the fairy. But if you are nearer, you will get the fairy. And once you’ve got the fairy, it’s yours for life – or at least as long as you treat the creature with kindness. It’s like these Pokemon Go characters. Same principle. You have to get in first.

But the best thing is that the bracelet is affordable. Just remember one thing. If you have a Wendy in your life as well as a Tinkerbell, there could be a little… rivalry.