The magnet is known to reduce pain, mitigate painful swellings and inflammations and has a soothing effect on the aching organs. Clinical practice by numerous magneto therapists have established the fact time and again that different types of aches and pains like earache, toothache, headache, muscular pains, painful cramps, painful urination and painful menstruation in women quickly succumb to the soothing effects of magnets. As a matter of fact, the popularity of the magnetic system of healing in India and abroad can be surely credited to the positive effect of magnets on the mitigation of pain in any part of the body. The magnet has also come to be known as a 'pain-killer'. The pain-killing effect is induced by the magnet due to an improved blood circulation to the affected part, soothing effect on the nerves and the fomentation effect produced by the impacting heat.
Magnetic devices are claimed to relieve pain and to have therapeutic value against a large number of diseases and conditions. The three fields on the basis of which the Magnetic Therapy works on human body are "increase in blood circulation", "reduce inflammation" and "speed recovery from injuries". A number of patients suffering from painful affections like sciatica, gout and rheumatoid arthritis, set out into a refreshing sleep soon after the application of magnets for a short while, proving the above concept of soothing and calming effects on nerves.
Methods of Application of Magnetic Therapy for Pain and Inflammations
Magnet Therapy is the application of the magnetic field of electromagnetic devices or permanent static magnets to the body for purported health benefits. Products include magnetic bracelets and jewellery; magnetic straps for wrists, ankles, knees, and back; shoe insoles; mattresses; magnetic blankets; magnetic creams; magnetic supplements; plasters or patches and water that has been "magnetized". Application is usually performed by the patient.