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Is Magnetic Therapy for Real

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A recent Associated Content article by Mike McGee, might easily convince you that it is. I was already a believer before I read the article, but Mr. McGee helped me understand the "why" of how magnets can be so beneficial.

A few years ago, I suffered an inner ear infection that landed me in the hospital and left me with residual dizziness at the most unexpected times. A simple walk in the park with my husband might end up with me suddenly lurching into him. I firmly anchored myself to a shopping cart on grocery buying trips to avoid bumping into displays and people with no warning at all. A few times, it became downright dangerous. A friend at church called goodnight to us one time as we were leaving a Christmas party, and when I turned to wave at her, dizziness reared its ugly head, and I nearly split mine stumbling headlong into the heavy steel doors leading outside.

Anyway, I mentioned to a friend of mine how frustrating this intermittent dizziness was getting to be and she told me about an acquaintance of hers who had a similar problem. Her daughter had done some research on magnets and health problems and had given her mother a magnetic necklace for her birthday. Somehow, almost miraculously, her problem went away.

I lost no time in getting in touch with this friend of my friend who told me that she wore her necklace constantly and, after 3 years, it was still working for her. My order for a magnetic necklace was in the mail that afternoon, even though I was a bit skeptical.

To make a long story short, the necklace worked for me, too, and I was so impressed, I began to sell magnetic jewelry on ebay using the name of my 20-year-old cat. I often get positive feedback on the jewelry and questions about WHY it works. Until I read Mr. McGee's article, I didn't have the foggiest notion, but now I can refer them to his article.

The following quote from Mr. McGee is what answered the "Why" of magnetic therapy for me "���.that the human body is controlled by magnetic fields and charged ions and benefits from its balance. When an area of the body is injured, positive ions flood the area, causing pain and swelling. Magnetic therapy causes the positive ions to flee the affected area, allowing the body to return to its normal negšiCâative state."

He also goes on to point out many other physical ailments that have been helped through the use of magnetic therapy such as: sinus infections, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, athletic injuries, pulled muscles, and sprains.

When I asked my doctor about why my necklace worked the way it did, he told me that there was no scientific proof that magnets could help any physical problem, and suggested that it was the power of suggestion that made me "think" I was better when I wore the necklace. To test this, I took the necklace off for a week and reverted to stumbling all over the place. When I replaced it, I immediately had control again. Maybe it is all in my head, but I figure, why argue with success?

Neither Mr. McGee nor I would claim that magnetic therapy works for everyone. I have had two friends that wore a bracelet for a month hoping for help with carpal tunnel with no results. I always warn people ahead of time that there is no guarantee, but I have seen enough good results to recommend magnetic therapy as an inexpensive and non-invasive first choice whenever possible. If it doesn't work, then move on to something a little more drastic.

If you do want to give magnetic therapy a try, there are dozens of places online where you can buy magnetic products. Just use your favorite search engine to look for magnetic products and you will find everything from jewelry, to mattress pads, to innersoles for your shoes, to arm and leg wraps. Don't assume that you have to buy the most expensive item available for good results, but do try to buy the one with the highest gauss rating. That means it is more powerful. A $12.00 bracelet can do the job just as well as one that costs $65.00 if the gauss rating on both is the same. If you like what magnetic therapy does for you, you can look into a fancier, stainless steel one later.

McGee's article ends with a caution that pregnant women and those with any type of electronic implant should not use magnetic therapy. That makes good sense. Take a look at his article. It may end up to be very valuable for you or for someone you care about.

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