It is believed we are benefiting less and less from the earths natural magnetism which helps us stay positive and healthy this is due to electronics, high rise buildings and other gadgets that are blocking our natural exposure. A good example of the benefits of magnetic therapy is when we are in nature surrounded by greenery, ocean, beach, fields and waterfalls, at this point we would feel a sense of calm, a sense of peace and fulfilment this is magnetic therapy in action. This is one example of how magnetism can be both beneficial mentally and physically. If more research could be dedicated to this subject we could figure out why and when we are deficient and those facts could help prove the need for magnetic therapy.
One of the theories about how magnetism works with the body is that the fields surrounding the magnetic bracelets stimulate the field where the pain occurs. This is thought to trigger the release of the body's own painkillers, thereby providing natural relief for the person instead of having to take medications over long periods that may have bad side-effects.
A study in the BMJ in 2004 trialled the effectiveness of magnetic bracelets in reducing pain of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. The test was carried out with a placebo group and three parallel groups to see if the magnetic bracelets are effective in pain control. 194 men and women aged 45 to 80 years took part across five general practices. Researchers concluded that pain from osteoarthritis did decrease for the group that used the magnetic bracelets.
For someone who is healthy and has no ailments a magnetic bracelet and magnetic therapy poses no harm. Magnets are natural, the earth is a magnet, we are surrounded by magnets and they are a part of our natural world therefore wearing a magnetic bracelet is harmless if you don’t have an ailment.
Many commentators believe magnets have a significant effect on the blood mechanisms within the tissues. While it may be too simplistic to say that blood flow is improved under the influence of magnets, there maybe improvement in certain aspects of the bloods quality and function.
One of the theories about how magnetism works with the body is that the fields surrounding the magnetic bracelets stimulate the field where the pain occurs. This is thought to trigger the release of the body's own painkillers.
Magnetism has been known to improve the quality of blood circulation, this improves the flow of nutrients and can speed up the healing of any ailments. Improved blood quality may result in a reduction in inflammation, reduced calcium deposits, lactic acid and other toxins.
Magnetism may also help to heal nervous tissue and bones and has been known to increase the melatonin production which helps promote a restful sleep.
Researchers at the University of Virginia, in the US tested to see if magnet therapy reduced the intensity of pain from fibromyalgia a rheumatoid disorder. They concluded that the intensity of pain did reduce for the patients, enough to be "clinically meaningful".
Researchers at Harvard University asked patients with osteoarthritis to take part in a research study to see if magnetic "sleeves" worn on their knees would help them with their ailment. The patients wore the sleeves for six hours a day for six weeks. The researchers found that the beneficial effects kicked in after four hours, with a sevenfold difference between those who had the magnetic sleeve and those who had a sham device.