Dr. Andrew Weil cites several studies that suggest magnets have much to offer in the area of pain relief:
• A 1997 study at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston showed that 76 percent of patients treated with magnets for severe joint and muscle pain due to post-polio syndrome reported less pain compared to only 19 percent of those who received placebos.
• University of Virginia researchers said participants reported clinically meaningful improvements when using magnet therapy to reduce the intensity of pain from fibromyalgia.
• A University of Tennessee study showed that 60 percent of women with pelvic pain reported improvements after three weeks of magnet therapy compared to 33 percent of those treated with placebos.
Dr. Gary Null states that, in addition to relieving pain, magnets can be used to:
• Reduce inflammation and stress
• Enhance your energy
• Improve circulation
• Quicken the rate of healing
• Correct central nervous system disorders
• Increase endurance and athletic performance
• Help ward off viruses, bacteria, and fungal infections
• Reduce or eliminate negative experiences from aging, amputee phantom pain, appendicitis, asthma or bronchitis, Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, foot/leg problems, head injuries, heart disease, muscle or joint problems