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.

Time waits for no man…

Almada Premium IonTopia Bracelet Have you noticed how summer seems to go by so quickly. If only someone could invent a magnetic bracelet that could actually make time run slower (or better still turn it backward) that would truly be a boon to mankind. Unfortunately, that is the stuff of fairy stories. And as one of the characters said in ET: “This is reality!”

So no time-warping magnetic bracelets just yet – not unless Doctor Who puts in an appearance. So what’s to be done? Well if we can’t turn back time, can we not at least use it more wisely? Of course, we can. But for that, we must feel good. We need more energy. And one way to get it is with magnetic bracelets, such as the IonTopia range of Magnetic Products Store.

ALPDA CrucisThis range is unique to MPS and is on the cutting edge of magnetic therapy and the use of magnets for health. But better yet is the fact that these bracelets look so classy. None of that poorly-made rubbish you get in some places. It is this combination of the positive therapeutic effects of these bracelets and their aesthetic beauty – itself an inherent contributory cause to the feel-good factor – that makes them worth taking a look at… and even buying.

Links removal tool from magnetic bracelets

Links removal tool

Links removal tool

So here’s the deal, you order a magnetic bracelet online, it arrives a few days later, you try it on and – oh bugger! it’s too big! It’s floppy and it keeps sliding over your hand and onto the floor. You were careful not to buy one that was too small, because you didn’t want it to cut off your blood circulation and now your stuck with one that’s too big instead!

That means I’m gonna have to send it back! you think.That means I’m gonna have to wait another few days!

Worse still, you think you’re going to have to pay extra…

Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

Expanding Cobra bracelet

Expanding Cobra bracelet

At least, if you bought it from Magnetic Products Store. Because MPS includes a FREE links removal tool with every links bracelet they sell! And, of course, Magnetic Products Store provides clear instructions – with pictures – on how to use the tool, making removal of surplus links a doddle. (That means making it easy to you Yanks, Aussies and Kiwis out there!)

Of course, the problem of the wrong size bracelet only applies to links bracelets. If you buy one of the MPS range of expanding bracelets, it slips over the hand and snaps back into place over the wrist, fittings many different wrist circumferences. And, of course, it also has no fiddle or tricky clasp to contend with. I’m tempted to paraphrase Tolkien and say: One bracelet to fit them all.

Oh bugger! Oh Bilbo Bugger! I’ve just said it!

Magnetic bracelets versus winter blues… and the winner is…

VENUS' HEARTS Titanium Magnetic Bracelet

VENUS’ HEARTS Titanium Magnetic Bracelet

One of the questions we are often asked is whether magnetic bracelets can be used for psychological therapy, as opposed to its physical counterpart. This is particularly important at this time of year. January is cold and gloomy, its days short and its mood one of utter depression. Unlike December, which offers us Christmas and then the New Year, January offers us nothing by way of good cheer. It is the time when the winter blues really set in.

So if magnetic therapy with an emphasis on psychological benefit is ever needed by the general masses, it is in January.

 MPS™ MEN'S TARENT Stainless Steel & Germanium Magnetic Bracelet


MPS™ MEN’S TARENT Stainless Steel & Germanium Magnetic Bracelet

Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence that magnetic bracelets can cure depression. But hold your horses there, isn’t that the whole point of psychosomatic action? Whenever magnetic bracelets or other magnetic jewellery appears to work, it is dismissed by the sceptics as the”placebo effect.” In other words, it makes the person feel better psychologically. And in the case of winter depression there is a specific malady known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) that is well-known to psychologists and that is crying out for treatment.

 

brs4-2-ta-wmpsAnd how might the placebo effect work with magnetic jewellery against Seasonal Affective Disorder? Well first of all the act of purchasing a magnetic bracelet might itself give a modicum of pleasure. They don’t, after all, call it “retail therapy” for nothing. But aside from that, magnetic jewellery has that very attribute that is the most powerful antidote to the darkness and dreariness of winter: they are bright and shiny – whether made of stainless steel or polished copper.

And they are especially affordable right now, because the January sale is in progress at MPS, with discounts up to 80%. So if now is a time to buy an affordable magnetic bracelets like the ones pictured here and beat those winter blues.

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.

Health and safety of magnetic jewellery

When discussing side effect and health hazards of magnetic therapy jewellery such as magnetic bracelets and bangles, we are facing a very strange answer: There are no known side effects for the use of magnetic jewellery, and there is no measurable observed time limitation for length of time or the amount of magnets or the accumulative strength of magnets anybody one can wear at any given time or for a certain defined period of time.

The use of magnetic therapy products generally and magnetic jewellery in specific enable any person to safely and economically treat many human and animal body aches and painful conditions without the use of injections, salves and drugs. In fact, the usage of magnetic therapy is completely non intrusive.

Using magnets is as safe as anybody have ever observed. It is non invasive and also non addictive, with the few notable following exceptions:
Magnetic therapy products, magnetic jewellery, magnetic bracelets and bangles are may not suitable for:

Pregnant women: This is precautionary notice, as we actually do not have any empirical data based on observation regarding the possible effect of magnets on un-born children. In this case, it’s best to be extra careful.

People with pacemaker or any other electrical implants: Magnetic field effect electric currents, as they are actually similar in origin and effects. Though not all electric devices are being effected by magnetic fields, it is best to ensure that you don’t use magnets where electric devices that may have fatal consequences on humans if fail.

People with insulin pump: Same apply as above.
Also, magnets should not be used near and on open wound: Goes without saying, you may say. Trivial. Well, it’s not. Some people have been known to place magnets on open wound and expected results.

Animals (Mainly cats and dogs) with any electrical implants: Some electric chips that are implanted on animals are not affected by magnetic collars. It depends on the device and also the location of the implant in relation to the collar. It’s best to consult your vet about the matter – Ask him or her if it is all right to use the magnetic collar.

People are saying that magnetic therapy helps

An interesting debate is going on here. In replay to the posting that dealt with the hottest issue in alternative therapies – That magnetic therapy treat many illnesses, Wof Dfuiw brought up the argument that as ” Magnetic therapy is becoming popular in the US and in the UK with those suffering from painful conditions such as arthritis…”, though there are no masses and masses of empirical medical research that demonstrate the effectiveness of magnetic therapy in treating medical conditions such as Arthritis, the fact is that the people out there are saying that their magnetic bracelets did help in such conditions, as per the tones of emails to sellers of magnetic bracelets.