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Do Magnetic Bracelets Ease Arthritis Pain?: Five Things You Must Know Before Trying Magnetic Therap

Although the idea of magnetic therapy has been around for centuries, the use of magnetic bracelets to ease pain is a hot topic in medical news today.

According to the December 2004 issue of the British Medical Journal, one study concluded that wearing magnetic bracelets can significantly reduce the pain of arthritis. With Celebrex and Vioxx recently called into question as treatments for arthritis, the study is good news to the over 70 million Americans suffering from the disease.

Arthritis affects one in three adults in the United States, and over half of those feel that there is nothing that can be done to ease their pain. Many of those who used to take Vioxx or Celebrex are currently choosing to suffer in silence, confused about the best medication to take.

This is a crying shame. There are a number of alternative pain management techniques--including massage, acupuncture, ice/heat treatments, mindfulness training, and magnetic therapy—and now is a perfect time to test them.

In the study published in the British Medical Journal, researchers acknowledged the need for more research regarding the placebo effect. We know that believing in any particular remedy is more likely to create a positive subjective report of improvement. It’s also true that taking any kind of action to alleviate pain results in some sense of ease.

Does the placebo effect play a role in magnetic therapy? Of course it does—just as it plays a role in the effectiveness of medication. Does this mean the therapy isn’t useful? No. If it works, it works—and isn’t that what you really care about?

If you’re considering wearing magnetic bracelets to test the idea of magnetic therapy, here are five points to keep in mind:

•Trying something is better than trying nothing.

•Trying something inexpensive is better than investing in a costly remedy that may not work for you.

•Trying something natural and noninvasive is preferable to beginning a new medication.

•It is easier to tell if a natural therapy is helping if you are not taking any pain medication that might interfere with the results.

•Trying something and finding that it works for you is extremely valuable even if you are unable to find documentation to support your results.

If you’re suffering from the pain of arthritis, you might as well test magnetic therapy. It can’t hurt, and it might really help.

And that’s what matters.

About the Author

Tom Frost is a magnetic conductor and the president of Swell Products in Portland, Oregon. His company distributes BodyLinx magnetic bracelets. BodyLinx magnetic jewelry is affordable, versatile and fun to play with! To learn more, visit http://www.bodylinx.com

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