Is magnetic therapy a legitimate treatment or just another ruse to sell useless products to consumers? If you start to look into magnetic therapy, you will find proponents on both sides of the question—those who insist that there is no way magnets could heal any ailment, and those who claim miraculous relief from arthritis, headaches, circulatory problems, stress, and dozens of other health problems.
The truth is that there is no scientific evidence to support the claims of the believers, but it is hard to argue with results.
I am one of the believers, but not so firmly entrenched in that belief that I think magnetic therapy is the answer to every ill.
Several years ago, I suffered from a residual vertigo that continued long after the inner ear infection that caused it had disappeared. A friend recommended wearing magnetic jewelry to remedy the problem. I was pretty skeptical but also pretty miserable when the vertigo attacks kept me almost housebound so I purchased a magnetic necklace to test her suggestion.
What a surprise—no more vertigo attacks. No more sudden lurching as I walked down store aisles—no more wondering if I would make it down a flight of stairs without a tumble caused by a dizzy spell. I couldn’t wait to tell my doctor.
Did he suddenly become a believer? No, but he did admit that you couldn’t argue with success and said it wouldn’t hurt anything to keep on wearing the necklace. The interesting thing was, when I wore it, no vertigo–when I took it off, vertigo.
Over the years, I have related my experience with magnetic therapy to many people. Some have tried it and their problems have improved or disappeared altogether as mine did. Others have seen no results at all.
Those who promote the use of magnetic therapy say that metabolism is stimulated by negative magnetic fields, thus increasing oxygen flowing to the cells, and eventually changing the environment of the body to a less acidic one.
While that may or not be true, millions of people do insist that magnets have helped in relieving or curing some type of bodily ailment for them, and that is what counts.
Ancient history makes references to magnets being used to improve health. The people of that day believed that the magnets attracted disease in the body and pulled it out, like it would attract small pieces of iron placed on a table.
Today, there are all kinds of magnetic products being marketed, with jewelry being the most popular. There are magnetic bracelets, magnetic necklaces, magnetic rings, and magnetic earrings. You can also purchase specially made pads that strap to an arm or leg, or your back, and several companies advertise magnetic mattress pads. The FDA does not endorse or give its approval to any magnetic products advertised as beneficial to health, but they have said that none of the products currently on the market for this purpose have been found to be dangerous to health.
If you are one of the thousands who have a health problem that magnets have been said to help, and conventional medical care isn’t working for you, why not give magnetic therapy a try? An inexpensive magnetic necklace or bracelet just might be the answer to that nagging pain that just won’t go away. If it doesn’t work for you, at least you will have a nice piece of jewelry to add to your collection, but if it does work, you will be spreading the word just like all the others who have found relief from magnetic therapy.
A former middle-school math and English teacher, Jeanne Gibson now spends most of her time doing free-lance writing and lives in Springfield, OR, with her husband and a mischievous cat named Snoopy. Check out her most recent eBook, Create Your Own Job! at www.jeannegibson.com