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Magnet Therapy

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by David Jackson, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. David Jackson

    David Jackson Senior Member

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    Hey hey,

    Magnet therapy is the next thing on my list to investigate!

    Just wondering if there is anyone here that has researched this at all, or even tried it before?

    After a very quick initial look, I see there appear to be magnetic underlays you can put on your bed, and there are magnetic bracelets you can wear, with the intent that it will improve your circulation and your health etc. Probably there is more to it than just these things as well.

    Apparently, the Earth's magnetic field was much stronger in bygone ages, and, purportedly, it can improve out health a bit if we expose ourselves to a bit more magnetism... I'm mainly just looking for something that might give me a 1% benefit of something... every little bit counts!

    Cheers,
    David
     
  2. IThinkImTurningJapanese

    IThinkImTurningJapanese Senior Member

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    Why do you believe that the Earth appears to have a weaker magnetic field than before?
     
  3. DoggerFisher

    DoggerFisher Senior Member

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    A long long time ago my mother bought me a magnetic bracelet that promised much and delivered nothing. I made her take it back and get her £50 back. I write this as someone who is very open to alt. health pathways. But again different people react differently to things. I know animal owners who say magnetic collars help their arthritic pets?
     
  4. David Jackson

    David Jackson Senior Member

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    @IThinkImTurningJapanese, just something I read somewhere by someone who was saying check out magnet therapy. Then, this evening, I heard the same thing on this video:



    @DoggerFisher, that video link I put above says you need really powerful magnets to get a result... so that is something I am considering. But thanks for your feedback about the bracelet.
     
  5. IThinkImTurningJapanese

    IThinkImTurningJapanese Senior Member

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    Well, it seems you're right about it becoming weaker. And I know how desperate someone can be for some, hell any, kind of help.

    I guess I'm just curious about why Magnetic Therapy, with so little evidence of efficacy, has become your choice.

    That said, I have lived Off-Grid, and noticed a relaxing effect being away from electromagnetism. However, that could have been from a lack of artificial light in the evenings. :confused:
     
  6. David Jackson

    David Jackson Senior Member

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    I wouldn't really say that magnetic therapy has become my choice of therapy; it's just something that I came across a few months ago while reading something, and, since I'd never heard of it before, I made a note to look into it a bit deeper at some stage in the future. That day has finally rolled around, after getting through so many other things, so now I'll give it a few evenings worth of attention and decide whether or not it's going to be worth trying out, depending on the cost etc.

    I don't know if there is any evidence of efficacy or not; in fact I know nothing about it at all. But, if I had chosen to only go with things that had been studied and tested and proven, I would have probably made very little health improvements at all, as almost everything that has helped me has been from the very far end of the alternative spectrum. Thus, I always keep a fully open mind to pretty much anything really.
     
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  7. IThinkImTurningJapanese

    IThinkImTurningJapanese Senior Member

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    I can understand that.
     
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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I very much doubt that magnets will help ME/CFS, but, I find that tiny magnets stuck on with plasters over a point of specific pain (muscle, joint, etc.) do bring a lot of relief. No idea why--increases circulation?? I was a total skeptic until a friend stuck as few on a pain point for me.
     
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