Have you ever heard of ley lines? They have been considered areas of power on the earth for millennia and many great structures – such as Stonehenge – have been built on top of them. They are famous for pain relief and scientists today believe they are magnetic lines that are the forerunner of today’s magnetic therapy. In fact, the magnet was considered powerful enough to drive disease from the human body. But is there any truth in this ancient belief?
Healing magnets are found today in many forms, such as in jewelry, shoe inserts and even pads and mattresses (I do my yoga workout on a magnetic mattress pad). And in 21st century America there are a myriad of uses for magnet therapy that include, but are not limited to, pain relief.
Common Uses Of Magnet Therapy
As already mentioned, they block pain in the body, making them an inexpensive and low-risk pain relief method.
Magnets are believed to help bones repair themselves after fractures, making magnetic therapy highly desirable.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, is a painless and safe diagnostic procedure that uses a powerful magnet and radio waves to produce detailed images of the body’s organs and structures, without the use of X-rays or other radiation.
Many humans have blood disorders and magnetic therapy rides to the rescue. For one thing, it increases the amount of oxygen in our blood. Further, it will relieve blood disorders and bring circulation into balance.
Sometimes, magnets are even implanted in the body to convey electromagnetic pulses.
Diseases Helped By Medical Magnets
Medical magnets are effective for the following illnesses:
Neuropathy is an uncomfortable, even painful, disorder that results when the body’s nerves outside the brain and spinal cord are damaged. The misery is usually felt in the hands or feet of the patient, and apply magnetic pads to the feet is a common – and often relieving – therapy.
Those who suffer from chronic back pain are relieved to know that magnets can bring drastic relief. Magnetic back braces are available or strips of magnets can be taped to the painful area. Some people eventually face the prospect of back pain and their lives are living hells. A non-invasive procedure such as applying some harmless magnets is certainly a superior way to obtain pain relief. Worst case ? it doesn’t work; best case ? it’s a modern miracle.
Fibromyalgia is related to arthritis and is a rheumatic condition that results in very painful muscle and joint pain. Even more, sufferers are usually exhausted and have no energy for life. Fortunately, sleeping on a magnetic mattress relieves the symptoms for a large number of people. When the pain is less, enthusiasm for life returns!
Headaches are another common problem that are often helped by magnets. There are magnetic headache bands that are worth trying, or you can tape them to a loose hat or hair band.
The Advantages Of Magnetic Therapy
Obviously, magnets are much safer and have much less risk of (none!) side effects.
They also boost the flow of blood to painful areas on the body by calming the capillary wall and can also prevent painful muscle spasms by preventing the ‘pain message’ from being transmitted to the brain.
It’s clear that if you have desperate need of pain relief, magnets are something you should definitely consider. Magnetic therapy has worked for many folks and it’s wise to give it a try. If it doesn’t work for you, then you can experiment with more drastic methods.