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.

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”

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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.

Can a bracelet get rid of arthritic pains?

brtd-23-wmpsPhrased like that in sounds like somebody is setting up the magnetic industry for a fall – or at least a challenge. After all mainstream medicine refuses to recognize it.  But some doctors are hesitantly acknowledging that magnetic bracelets may have some therapeutic effect after all – at least to the extent that they reduce pain. It is quite possible that more individual doctors would be ready to speak out in favour magnetic and copper jewellery for the treatment of chronic ailments were it not for the fact that in doing so they risk being ostracised – and worse – by their fellow physicians.

hp-5-ampsWhere then, does this leave the patient? The answer is pretty much in limbo as they have to decide for themselves whether to believe the  narrow-minded doctors or the evidence of various limited studies that suggest magnetic bracelets and other jewellery can and does reduce the pain that chronic sufferers endure. The learned medicine men – and I don’t mean the Indians – are quick to counter that it is all due to the placebo effect and the purveyors of these products are just cowboys.  But the fact is that many of these studies are double-blind and that pretty much puts the kibosh on the arguments of the doubters.

Good Magnet – Bad Magnet

While you are trying to learn some about Magnetic Therapy you can find yourself constantly reading about different mag

nets which they say “do not work”.  Because most of us is no scientist with a little bit a professional description and vovabulary we get easily confused.

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Without enough knowledge it is hard to judge who is telling truth and who is only trying to mislead you – to only buy their product of course. MPS made deep – but not too – summary about what you should know about magnets if you want to make a well based decision. As you can see, we tried to include as many aspect as possible without making it too complicated.

We hope you will find it useful and correct!
You can read our summary HERE.

UK bracelets vs. US bracelets

A good example for the case, when we have to pay for our inscience.

Some US sellers are trying to make an impression, that  US bracelets are not just different, but better Magnetic Therapy bracelets, than the ones sold in the UK.
Based on what? Nothing. There is no ground in fact to state it.Using the same kind of magnets, in the same kind of bracelets which are usually coming from the same supplier.

The only actual real difference is the wrapping and the advertising copy they use. Do not pay more, if you do not KNOW what you have to pay more for!

http://www.magnetic-products-store.com/magnetic-therapy-jewelry.html

Censoring or protection?

We all know that pharmaceutical industry is a very strong and very influential part of our economy, of our world.Speculations are showing up every day, how far they might reach, how much do they do to protect their  power. 
Is it in their interest to heal people or keep them sick? Are they able to deal with alternative medications, or are they trying to fight against it? If so, how far do they go? 
We deny to believe in all the conspiracies, that they rule everything, and those companies are all evil. For sure not.  
But it is true, and normal that everyone is trying to put across his own interests. In this fight, truth many times does not count. All the alternative healing methods are struggling, to somehow break the barrier of mistrust people have against them. For this cause it would be extremely important to provide the proper platform research and discuss those methods. 
What you can experience but, that they are pushed into some kind of „illegality”, automatically stigmatized as a fraud. This way, you can never know, if something is working or not, true or not. Because they are not discussed in the depth they should be. So, the good methods remain unmarked, but the bad ones can live stand on the same level. It leads to a big mess about alternative medications, and many of us thinks that they are all like „the bad ones”. 
What we would like to stand up for, is the opened conversation. We sadly had to experience, that it isn’t so welcome these days yet. 
On our website we shared many testimonials which users sent to us, to report how magnetic therapy worked for them. Is it a bad thing? We do not think so. But some people do. We received a claim, that these opinions showed on our page might mislead people, therefor they are dangerous and against the law to share. 
On one hand, it is understandable, that people have to be protected, because you can state on the internet whatever you just want to. On the other hand, does not these kind of regulations kill the possibility to judge things for ourselves? To decide, what we want to believe and what we do not? Many of us might need the help of magnetic therapy, but they can never read others experiences. 
We cannot fight this situation, and had to accept that the testimonials have to be removed. But we are hoping for a better solution, where our protection does not keep us from getting the information we have right for.

http://www.magnetic-products-store.com/testimonials-2012.html

Paper dealing with Magnetic Therapy

A not that fresh, but quite extensive and deep article about magnetic therapy:

http://healthpsych.psy.vanderbilt.edu/arthritismagnets.htm