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Zei Gezunt with Magnetic Therapy
Editor: Yael Rosenberg, RN, B.S.H

  Statistical Information
  Symptoms Treated
  Questions to ask the Practitioner
  General Tips
  Books and Publications

Magnetic Therapy: The application of magnets to certain parts of the body thus promoting and improving health through energy healing. There are numerous theories as to why magnets work. Some studies have shown magnets improving blood circulation while others point to its effect on the nerves that carry pain messages.

Statistical studies show the following:
Though used extensively in Japan and officially recognized by their ministry of health as a medical product, as well as other far east countries, magnetic therapy is slowly gaining acceptance in the west. To date there are a number of scientific studies that have been conducted by reputable universities that have proven that effectiveness of magnetic therapy. Some of the studies conducted were done in Tufts University of Boston that proved that magnets alleviated pain caused by fibromyalgia. Another study carried out by New York Medical College of Vallhala showed that magnetic foot pads were effective in alleviating numbness, tingling and pain associated with Diabetic Neuropathy. Currently there are testimonial and scientific studies that point to the fact that 80% of individuals with chronic pain of all sorts benefit from the use of magnetic therapy.

Symptoms and conditions that have been effectively helped by Magnetic therapy include: fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, migraines, osteoarthritis, muscle spasms, menstrual cramps, irritable bowel syndrome and certain sleep disorders. Since magnetic therapy is also beneficial in increasing energy, and restoring blood flow, carrying needed oxygen and nutrients to the injured area, it is quite useful to athletes or anyone engage in a sport activity. In addition many clients report magnetic products used in key acupressure points are advantageous in weight loss by promoting appetite suppression.

Questions to ask the practitioner
    How many years experience have you had utilizing this healing method?
    What is your success rate  
    Certificates and Licenses  

General Tips
    Seek the advice of your health provider before embarking on any form of treatment
    Pregnant women and children should not use magnetic therapy since safety for these individuals has not been proven
    Individuals who have medical devices such as defibrillator, insulin pump or liver infusion pump. or implants with a magnetic field such as pacemakers or insertion of pins or other metallic implant should not use magnets.
    Once it has been determined by your health practitioner and you what is the nature of your discomfort, or disorder go to the expert for the appropriate recommendation.

Books and Publications
    Pain-Free with Magnet Therapy: Discover how Magnets can Help Relieve Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Pain (Paperback)
    Magnet Therapy Illustrated: Natural Healing and Pain Relief Using Magnets (Paperback)
    Magnet Therapy : An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide (Paperback)

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