By now, the magnets in magnet therapy had been recognized by many (excluding the formal medical community) to have the healing powers to relieve physical pain and alleviate the symptoms of many common ailments.
To date, these ailments include arthritis, Fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pains, sciatica and general muscle aches and pains.
Other diseases that magnet therapy is also known to give relief are diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and hardened arteries. It also promotes sound sleep, calms the nerves, and assists the relief of drug addiction.
In laymen?s terms, magnet therapy is an alternative non-medical method of treating discomforts brought about by injuries and other medical causes. It is a complementary way to also enhance the body?s natural healing power.
These days, there is already a heightened awareness of magnets and its power to eliminate discomfort and pain, as well as speeding up the healing process of wounds.
Consumer testimonials also helped disseminate the information.
How it works
It is believed that magnets have magnetic fields that attracts and repel charged particles in the blood. This creates movement and heat. In turn, the blood vessels widen and helps accelerate the healing process.
The process allows more blood to pass through the capillaries and improves the blood flow. This natural movement takes away the toxins in the system and brings in nutrient-rich blood to the injured area.
The improved blood flow and the fluid exchange in the injured tissue help reduce discomfort and inflammation. This field is also thought to stimulate the nervous system.
A magnetic field applied to the head calms and induces a hypnotic sleeping effect on the brain. The key is the stimulation of the hormone melatonin.
This had led to the manufacture of magnetic pillows and pads designed for a sound sleep.
Magnet therapy is also known for increasing the well-being of patients by enhancing energy. During natural sleep, the body revitalizes itself. This natural process can be enhanced by magnets.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
Magnets are placed on the front and back of the wrist to help alleviate the pain of this hard-to-heal condition. At the moment, the symptoms can only be controlled with the help of magnets, but the condition is hard to cure.
One way is the placement of magnetic strips along the forearm and sleeping on a magnetic pad at night.
One needs to sleep on a magnetic mattress pad and use a magnetic pillow. Magnets can also be placed over painful areas of the body during the day.
Magnetic insoles help increase the circulation and improve the conditions of numbness, burning, aches, and leg cramps. One should also sleep on a magnetic mattress. (This is also great for diabetes.)
Muscle / joint pains
These types need local applications on the area itself. Wear the magnet for several hours and then take a break. One way is wearing it all day and taking it off during the night.
These are just some of the many ailments magnet therapy had been able to treat. Consult your local magnet therapy practitioner on the other uses of magnets on your particular ailment.