Magnet therapy or magnetic therapy, magnetotherapy, or magnotherapy as it is also known, is an alternative medicine practice involving the use of static magnetic fields.
It involves treating certain parts of your body with magnets and magnetic fields.
The belief is that the magnetism has a beneficial effect on the body’s ailments and pains because magnets are believed to increase blood circulation and oxygen supply.
Proponents of magnet therapy assert that subjecting certain parts of the body to magneto-static fields produced by permanent magnets has beneficial health effects and can also cure disease and disorders within the body, ranging from healing, increasing energy etc.
One study has shown that there has been a drop in blood cholesterol as big as from 222 milligrams to 141 milligrams due to magnetic therapy. It is claimed that there can be an instant lowering of high blood pressure by applying a strong south pole magnet to the right hand of the patient.
Magnetic wrist bands or strips as well as magnetic mattresses are seen to be especially beneficial for treating people with high blood pressure. Magnetic strips being placed on the forearm are said to generate a healing field which also increase blood circulation.
A magnetic mattress pad is something that can be instrumental in lowering blood pressure when you are sleeping, at a time when the blood pressure is already low due to the body being at rest.
Even magnetic blankets, with magnets woven into the material are seen to be helpful. Magnetic bracelets and jewelry; magnetic straps for wrists, ankles, knees, and the back; shoe insoles are all available for relieving these problems through magnotherapy.
Water that has been magnetized is also sometimes used for its therapeutic value.
Magnetized water has a natural detoxification effect on the body; practitioners recommend that drinking about at least 4 glasses a day will eliminate excess fluid (plus toxins stored in the fluid) from the body in the same way as diuretics, which get rid of excess fluid from the body and bloating. This is understood to lower the workload upon the heart so that blood pressure is also reduced.
It may be made clear that the medical community does not prescribe replacing medication with this kind of therapy; it can be used in addition to or in conjunction with conventional medication. Any reduction of dosage should be cleared with your doctor first.