The Unusual Therapy That Reduces Pain
Magnet therapy burst onto the health scene in the 1990s. Study results trickled in that magnet therapy could reduce pain. Seniors, arthritis sufferers, and athletes all jumped on the bandwagon and bought magnetic bracelets, necklaces, wrist bands, and even magnetic earrings.
But what’s behind magnetic therapy: science or quackery? To answer that question, it’s first necessary to understand the mechanisms behind magnet therapy. What effects do magnets have on the body? Simply put, the human body responds to an applied magnetic field by producing its own magnetic field in the opposing direction.