The Benefits of Magnetic Therapy
Alternative Medicine is a holistic approach to health and focuses on balancing the body to achieve optimal wellness. Today, alternative medicine is used in conjunction with conventional medicine.
Advocates of alternative medicine claim that various alternative treatment methods are effective in treating a wide range of major and minor medical conditions.
There are several classifications of alternative medicine. The most popular are based on traditional medicine, folk knowledge, spiritual beliefs or newly conceived approaches to healing. One of the age-old founded alternative form of treatment is Magnetic Therapy. Magnetic therapy is a clinical system in which human ailments are treated and cured through the application of magnets to the body of the patients.
Legend has it that Cleopatra always wore a small magnet on her forehead to maintain her youth and beauty, and that in ancient times, men in love kept magnets with them to keep their beloved attracted to them.
Magnetic therapy has been used for centuries and claims to aid healing process by naturally aligning magnetic ions within the human body and improves blood circulation. Its principle lies on its belief that the earths natural magnetic field constantly moves molecular ions in our body and produces negative ions in the body that eventually cause friction in tissues leading to pain and diseases over time.
Magnetic Therapy is fast gaining popularity because of its cost – effectiveness. The only tool of magnetic therapy is the magnet. However, there involves an art of selection of magnets of different strength for different parts of the body in order to cure ailments of diverse nature. It is completely free of side effects, the use of magnets is found to be cost-effective because it is renewable and lasts forever.
Popularly, magnetic therapy has been useful in the treatment of arthritis, sprains and post – operative joint care. Studies show that prolong use of this magnets by wearing them and carrying them with you helps align magnetic ions in the body to help reduce pain and inflammation and produces many health benefits.
Other than reducing pain and inflammation, magnetic therapy is helpful in sleeping. Companies incorporate magnets in pillows and mattresses so the whole body can experience its therapeutic effects. Products with magnets available today include magnetic pillows and blankets, magnetic bracelets and jewelry, magnetic straps for knees and ankles; shoe insoles and magnetized drinking water.
Magnetic therapy effectiveness has been supported by several studies but continued clinical investigation and research is being conducted in order to prove its effectiveness and the role of static magnetic fields role in health and healing.