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.

Arthritis and Magnetic therapy

know-home1 Do you suffer from arthritis? Do you know how magnetic therapy may help?
In MPS knowledge center you can find a lot of information about different aspects of magnets and their usage!

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Magnetic therapy is not up there with the rest of the therapies

When looking at the results in the last posting I had published, one may ask how comes magnetic therapy is not up there with the rest of the therapies. One possible reason is that using  magnets for healing may not needed to be applied by a trained professional health personnel. After all, magnets are magnets, they is no real risk to use and  do not have any side effects. One can simply chose and wear a magnetic bracelet of his / her choice.

Indeed some of these alternative treatments really work, say leading arthritis specialists, and even have scientific evidence behind them (although most  doctors admit that more research is needed). On the other hand, many more of the alternative treatments don’t work or need more studies to support anecdotal claims.

Different alternative therapies for arthritis

Some known and different alternative therapies for arthritis range like the alpha-bet from Acupuncture to Zinc, with much in between. From magnetic bracelets made  of titanium, stainless steel and copper to direct magnets applications to yoyo to name just a few .But the questions remains; Do alternative therapies for  arthritis real really work? Many people who sometimes suffer chronic arthritis are looking constantly alternative therapies in an effort to find relief from their pain, stiffness,  stress, anxiety, and depression accompany the disease. Indeed Arthritis Foundation reports that around two-thirds of those suffering from the  disease disesteemed some form of alternative therapies. An over view of the those alternative therapies: Some Work, Many Don’t

A survey conducted for Arthritis Today reported that the favourite alternative therapies of the 791 arthritis sufferers who responded to the survey included  everything from prayer and meditation to magnets. The writer is associate director of the Thurston Arthritis Research Centre at the University of North  Carolina at the famous Chapel Hill location.

Out of the 2,147 physicians who responded to the survey, the alternative therapies most recommended were capsaicin, relaxation, biofeedback, meditation,  journal writing, yoga, spirituality, tai chi, and also acupuncture.

Stainless steel magnetic bracelet seams the right device to help arthritis. See the actual item at http://www.magnetic-products-store.com/premium-stainless-steel-magnetic-bracelets/nasan-ii-premium-stainless-steel-magnetic-bracelet-for-men.html.