Does Magnetic Therapy Work?
In doing research for this article, I came across various opinions regarding the use of magnetic therapy. Magnetic therapy can be practically a cure-all, possibly beneficial, shows some promise, and down – right “it’s a quack” therapy. It is my purpose to review both sides. Only you and your health care provider can decide what treatment is right for you. The use of magnets can be traced all the way back to the Middle Ages when they were used to find metal things in the body, like when a person was shot with an arrowhead. They were also used to treat gout, arthritis, and baldness. The modern use of magnets started in the 1970s when it was discovered that the body would react to positive and negative charges. Some think that when a person is injured or develops an illness, the electromagnetic pulses that the body normally gives off are disrupted. The purpose of magnets would be to bring these pulses back to normal. Some also believe that magnets can increase blood flow, decrease pain ov