Monday, June 16, 2008

Magnetic Bracelet Therapy and how it can help you improve your health

For those of you who are interested to find out how Magnetic Bracelet Therapy can help improve your health, I hope you find this article useful.


Magnetic Therapy is based on the concept that our bodies form an electromagnetic field which respond to the curative power of magnets.

The concept that something as simple as a magnet may possibly help relieve pain and discomfort could perhaps be a difficult idea to accept. However, scientific analysis and studies support the use of magnets in the treatment of certain medical conditions.

There are many reports of people who have found that magnetic therapy has relieved variety of conditions which include headaches, arthritis, menstrual cramps and carpal tunnel syndrome. It is not known for sure how the magnets work in relieving the pain associated with these conditions. It is thought that magnets could rebalance the body’s energy and thereby restore health and relieving the pain.

There is also some evidence that magnets may improve blood flow and thus help with the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the body’s tissues. Magnetic therapy products are often presented in forms such as magnetic bracelets and jewellery; magnetic straps for ankles, wrists and the back. They are come built into shoe insoles, mattresses, and magnetic blankets (blankets with magnets woven into the material) and also in even water that has been "magnetized".

The common application of magnetic therapy come in the form of magnetic bracelet therapy. Magnets placed in well designed bracelets provide therapy to the user while the bracelets itself are fashionable. Many designs are normally available to suit men and women and are presented in various materials such as stainless steel and titanium, among others.

The history behind magnetic therapy
For thousands of years, Egyptians, Arabs, Chinese, Romans, Indians and Greeks have used magnets to heal. Ancient Greece discovered the very first natural magnet in the form of the lodestone. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, noted the magnet's healing powers.

Chinese manuscripts dating back thousands of years have described the eastern belief that the life force termed Qi was generated by the earth’s magnetic field. Egyptians, too, described the divine powers of the magnet in their writings and Cleopatra frequently adorned herself with magnetic jewellery to preserve her youth. Today, magnetic therapy is well established in many countries such as the US, Germany, Japan, China and India.

Neodymium biomagnets, which are derived from the earth, hold their charge indefinitely, with no significant loss of magnetic strength even after 10 years. The initial cost may be prohibitive but these days they are very economical. The magnets are combined with titanium, because titanium is as strong as steel, but is 45% lighter than steel. Due to titanium's strength and lightness, extraordinary corrosion resistance and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures, titanium grade II industrial metal is usually used to make these bracelets. It is better than other metals such as copper, silver or bronze which sometimes tend to discolor the skin and cause allergic reactions.

Usually a special type of glue that doesn’t cause any irritation to the skin is used to bind the magnets to the bracelet.

Even though the shape and size of the bracelet vary, the overall effectiveness remains the same as the neodymium magnets in each bracelet are typically around 2,000 gauss. [Gauss is a unit of measurement of magnetic field and is named after mathematician, physics and magnetic researcher Karl F. Gauss].

Are there any side effects?
Magnetic therapy is very safe. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that static magnetic fields pose no health risks at all. No complications have ever been reported with its proper use.

Who should not use magnetic bracelets?
Magnetic bracelets should not be used if you are wearing a pacemaker, defibrillator, insulin pump or any other electro-medical device. Also please do not wear a magnetic bracelet during pregnancy.

See also FinalMagnet