FAQ about Magnet Therapy

Please note: Always consult your personal physician before beginning any new treatment.  The answers to the following questions are not a diagnosis or a prescription for your medical condition. And, more emphatically, please consult your doctor about any painful conditions.
 

  1.    When will I see results?
  2.    What are the benefits of magnetic therapy?
  3.    Aren't the north pole and south pole magnetic fields the same?
  4.    What do magnets do to decrease painful conditions?
  5.    What does the FDA say about magnetic therapy?
  6.    Who can use magnetic therapy?
  7.    Is there anything I should know about finding high-quality magnets?
  8.    Does it make a difference where I wear magnetic products?
  9.    Who uses magnetic therapy?
10.    How much do magnets cost?
11.    How do I use the magnets?
12.    What is a unipole magnet?
 

1.  When will I see results?
Results will differ for each individual. If you have had the condition for a long time and the pain is intense, it can take up to a few days before you feel the results. Some people report receiving comfort within a few minutes, while others say that it took a few hours, and, still others didn't notice any results until after a few days.

2.    What are the benefits of magnetic therapy?
Because of the potentially harmful risks of taking drugs, the benefits of magnetic therapy has been gaining momentum in the United States.  With world-wide users spending $1.5 billion on therapeutic magnets and supporting clinical research reports, (Data Monitor, 1999), only recently has there been higher acceptance of magnets as an alternative pain-relief option.

 

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 3.    Aren't the north pole and south pole magnetic fields the same?

The North (negative) and South (positive) poles are magnetic opposites, known as geophysical magnetic lines.

4.    What do magnets do to decrease painful conditions?

Painful areas of the body almost always lacks good blood circulation and oxygen, and is usually highly acidic with a positive polarity. The negative North (Unipole) magnet increases the circulation, bringing more oxygen to the painful area and reducing inflammation, counteracting the positive field associated with the painful condition.


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5.    What does the FDA say about magnetic therapy?

Although the FDA has not evaluated claims for therapeutic magnets, the agency has indicated that it will not object to the following statements for magnets:
that magnets provide pain relief, improve circulation, promote relaxation, and enhance well-being.  The FDA has temporarily allowed magnetic therapy claims for general pain relief but has yet to approve any static magnet for a specific pain indication. In addition, the FDA does NOT permit any marketer from making unsubstantiated pain-relief claims not does the agency sanction any statements of unproven attributes.  Any references to the FDA does not in any manner imply such approval.

 

 6.    Who can use magnetic therapy?

Again, please consult your physician about any painful conditions. With that said, anyone who is pregnant, wears a pacemaker, has electronic implants or uses electric blankets/heating pads should not use magnetic products.

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7.    Is there anything I should know about finding high-quality magnets?
Beware of any statement relating to magnets that include healing or curing.   A web site that offers high-quality magnetic products for ALL part of the body is http://www.PainReliever.com  Do NOT believe claims about the ability of magnetic devices to cure cancer, heart disease, or any other diseases. These claims are totally untrue. Leave that web site, immediately. These marketers need to have their honesty and credibility questioned. If you see any such claims associated with magnets, understand that not only are such references unproven, they are in violation of the statutes.

8.    Does it make a difference where I wear magnetic products?

Because therapeutic magnetic products utilize reflexology points, and we are individuals, the best way to judge is to wear bracelets on one wrist for a certain time period to see if it will help with your unique situation and the switch for different results.  Necklaces and eyeglass holders or lanyards will generally have the magnets placed along the nape of the neck area. To avoid any build-up of soap scum, it is recommended that you remove any jewelry before showering or while doing dishes, washing cars, etc.

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9.    Who uses magnetic therapy?

Several celebrated sports figures have provided authenticated testimony to the personal benefits they've experienced with exclusive use of magnetic therapy, along with many other well-known personalities.  A quick Google will help you locate those testimonials. It is not difficult to find celebrities, such as, Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, Dan Marino, Hank Aaron, Arnold Palmer, to name just a few.

10.    How much do magnets cost?

The truth is, you get what you pay for and you will always be able to find low-quality cheap products, in any field -- magnets are no exception. High quality magnets last a lifetime, provide superior depth of penetration, and give comfort for your painful condition. Since it's your pain, you should buy the best, but some people can't resist a bargain and only learn that lesson after they've spent money for low-quality products only to have to turn around and pay again for quality.  If it sounds too good to be true, it is.

 

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11.   How do I use the magnets?

It is extremely easy to use a  magnet, just place it on or near the area where you want to receive comfort.  When you feel relief, remove the magnet, as it is not necessary to keep the magnet on the area continuously. DO NOT use magnets on an open and fresh wound.
 

12.   What is a unipole magnet?

Unipole or one-directional magnets are strongly recommended for therapeutic usage. These magnets have a flat surface type with the Positive pole (usually marked with a red color) on one side, and the Negative pole (usually marked with a green color) on the opposite flat surface.  The green NEGATIVE side is always the side placed toward the body.

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